Just Who Do You Think You Are?

Seriously. Who?

The ‘Real You’ is revealed in this 3:58 video by the late, great and loving Alan Watts.


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5 Mar 2012, 10:41pm

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  • 3 Ways The Government Screwing Up The Economy Is Doing You A Favor

    The more they try to fix it, the more broken it becomes it seems

    Bail outs and stimulus plans sure haven’t done the trick. Unemployment is still way too high – even if they don’t count all the people who have given up trying to find a job.

    So how does this benefit you?

    Three ways, as I promised:

    1. You are now paying attention. Sorry, but it is true. We human beings take way too much for granted and trust way too many who don’t deserve it. Honestly, how many of you understand what printed US dollars really are? (Clue, they do not represent wealth, but rather debt.)
    2. You are slowly but painfully learning that the government is unable to take care of you from cradle to grave. Yes, I know, another rude and difficult awakening. But just look at Greece. And Spain, Ireland, Italy and Portugal. The system that so many have praised in Europe cannot sustain a population that stops producing. Even 9 year-old Susie, running her lemonade business in those Verizon commercials, knows that.
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    Many around the world have discovered that they can flip the bird to the boss and Big Economic Brother by starting their own network marketing business. The benefits are enormous:

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    • Determine the size of your paycheck
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    • Live anywhere in the world once you’ve gained full independence

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    Uncovering Your Passion

    When faced with the question, “What is your life’s passion?”, many are stumped.

    So many of us at one time or another have fallen into jobs or careers because of either an interest – but not a passion – or worse, others’ expectations of us.

    The results? “I hate my job. I hate my life.”

    Here are six simple questions to help bring you to that special place where you might just be a bit afraid to look. You probably have heard one or two of them but grab a hot drink and let these isolate what it is that lights your fire, floats your boat or just won’t leave you alone! (Don’t rush through this no matter how anxious it may make you. The best answers are the ones you may have to dig a little to get. Or just wait silently for as they bubble to the surface.)

    • You have all the money you could possibly dream of so what would you do now since money is not part of the picture?
    • If failure & all accompanying fears were also removed from the picture, what would you do?
    • When you have some free time what do you enjoy doing most?
    • What are you so good at doing that people seek you out in order to get some advice?
    • My favorite: Determine the common thread between your favorite TV shows & movies and the kinds of books & magazines you love to read.
    • What – if anything – do you enjoy doing in your current work or job?

    Your passion has to be a bit like religion: it has to give or highlight a purpose that you will not easily surrender, if at all, and that you could never imagine living without. Or it just isn’t a passion.

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    The Aphorism Salon – Aspiring to Inspire

    img_0653-window-ornaments3In an earlier post entitled, “LIFE IS TOUGH. . . IT’S EVEN TOUGHER WHEN YOU’RE IGNORANT”, I wrote about the shop window displaying a whiteboard sharing such aphorisms. The owner of the shop, actually a hair salon, is John, a stocky, handsome man who set himself free from the “nightmare of living” to find the “joy of life”.

    Our conversation was rich in wisdom. These bullets highlight some of what John has shared with me:

    • “Look how miserable people seem. They walk around with a nightmare on their faces. They engage in competitive suffering. Listen to them: ‘You think you got it bad . . .'”
    • “I was miserable once too. Bad marriage. There was love there but just because you love someone doesn’t mean they’re right for you. Maybe they’re not brining the best out of you.”

    After an amicable divorce John sought his freedom. And joy.

    • “You have to create your own happiness. It’s not handed to you. It’s a decision you have to make.”
    • “You have to create your life. The way you desire it to be.”

    I asked him where he found the brilliant aphorisms he posts, changing them about once a week in his salon window. “Here and there. From many sources. Wisdom is everywhere. You just have to look.”

    • “To get what you want, help others get what they want.”
    • “The more people you help get what they desire, the faster you’ll have your desires fulfilled.”

    So here’s your invitation to visit this site regularly for more from John’s Aphorism Salon. Let me know what you think, like or don’t like. Thanks!

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    Creating Your Purpose – Crafting Your WHY

    In my last post I used something Joseph Campbell said to make the point that we create our lives – or not. If we do not inform and infuse meaning and purpose into our lives, they have none. Life is meaningless unless we do something about it.

    Since nothing could be more undesirable than living a meaningless life, here’s how to take care of that. Here is a point-by-point plan to craft your life’s WHY, something that MUST be about YOU. Let me remind You that this is NOT Selfish in the way most people take that to mean.

    I have borrowed the outline from one of my team’s mentors, Sarah Thompson, and have then made it my own. Take the time to Use it. It works. And thank you Sarah.

    1. Accept & Believe that You have Powers beyond your Imagination.
    2. Expand your Imagination to catch up to those Latent Powers to become anything You desire Becoming.
    3. Create a Plan. Work at it. Adjust it as required. (It is a living, breathing entity.)
    4. You have already – no matter what your age is now – been many people: a child, a youngster, a brother or sister, a son or daughter, a boy or girl friend, a student, a parent, a serviceman or servicewoman, a grandparent. Understand ALL these experiences helped you attained a slightly different outward personality, each time leading to a new You.
    5. Using these experiences, accept that You are capable of Changing and have done so, but mostly Unconsciously and as situations demanded.
    6. KNOW it’s your turn to Consciously Change, on Your Demand.
    7. Take the time to reflect, putting No Time Limit or Pressure on Yourself.
    8. Know Yourself- Know Your Story. What has happened to You & Your life? Has your life turned out the way you thought it would?
    9. WHAT happened to Your Dreams? What filters are working against You? What conditioning beliefs are not serving You? How do You interpret You, Your Life and Your Beliefs? Where did You get those Beliefs?
    10. Where do You want to be in 5 years . . . in 2 years . . . next year . . . in 6 months . . . next month . . . in 2 weeks?
    11. What do You desire in your relationships with your spouse, children, parents, neighbors, colleagues?
    12. How do you recreate yourself? What thrills You & gives You goosebumps? What fulfills You & makes You happy?
    13. What are You grateful for and do You regularly express Gratitude?
    14. Decide on a Goal in each of these areas: Personal Values, Relationships, Personal Freedom.
    15. Craft your Self-Talk that is Synchronized with Your newly designed  and crafted ‘WHY’.

    If you prefer to work with a mentor, please contact me at the email address above.

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    Life Has No Purpose

    The late, great mythologist Joseph Campbell played a large role informing my psychological and intellectual life. There is only one thing I heard him say that has ever taken me by surprise: “Life has no purpose.”

    Not sitting well in my attempts to put together the many thoughts and things then going on in my life, I have never forgotten it and over the years have thought quite a bit about the idea that life is meaningless. Plus it just didn’t fit what Campbell was all about.

    With a few more grey hairs and a whole lot more experience, I’m pretty sure now what the professor meant.

    Life by itself, without any moving, profound experience of it by the individual living it, has no purpose.

    Said another way: Life means whatever we desire it to mean through the experiences we choose to have of it and if we have no desire driving us, no passion pushing us, it is meaningless and devoid of purpose.

    Therein lies the urgency to find a driving, burning, consuming life’s desire – or yours will have no purpose. Joseph Campbell also famously said: “Follow your bliss.”  Was he playing The Trickster after all?

    In my next post I’ll borrow from a mentor something I recently heard on how to craft a purpose and give life meaning.

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