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Wise Wednesday

Posted by on May 9, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Wise Wednesday

Wise Wednesday

Focus on what we have in common, or what keeps us apart?

The tongue can praise the wind, or warn against the storm.

The mind can love the sea, or fear the flood.

Clinging to and fearing differences, keeps us from feeling grace;

and moves us to the mind’s worst disease – the endless deciding between want and don’t want, the endless war between for and against.

With thanks to Mark Nepo.

 

Discover more about wisdom as Spirit Tech – Spiritual Technology –  in The New Professionalism: Connecting Science and Spirit http://www.HQPubs.com/spirit-tech-spiritual-technology/

 

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Mindful Monday

Posted by on May 7, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Mindful Monday

Mindful Monday

It’s said that love is the very essence of who we are as human beings.

It may be buried under hurt, fear, anger and disappointment, but it is always there, within us, waiting to be accessed. When we forget this, we become difficult, hard and cruel. We seek for substitutes outside us. Peggy Lee’s song, ‘Is That All There Is,’ describes this experience.

Yet will love as a cool breeze on a sizzling day, a melody we can’t forget, or a smile, embrace and sustain us when we are still and mindful of our bloated nothingness.

 

Discover more about mindfulness as Spirit Tech – Spiritual Technology –  in The New Professionalism: Connecting Science and Spirit http://www.HQPubs.com/spirit-tech-spiritual-technology/

 

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Friday Funnies

Posted by on May 4, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Friday Funnies

Friday Funnies  (Please forgive me for these.)

 

How do you measure grass?

With a yardstick.

 

What costs millions of dollars but is worthless?

Second place in an election.

 

The circle is pretty smart. Did it go to college?

Are you kidding? It has 360 degrees!

 

Did you hear about the snail that got rid of its shell?

He thought it’d make him faster, but it just made him sluggish.

 

 

Discover more about humor as Spirit Tech – Spiritual Technology –  in The New Professionalism: Connecting Science and Spirit http://www.HQPubs.com/spirit-tech-spiritual-technology/

 

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Wise Wednesday

Posted by on May 2, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Wise Wednesday

Wise Wednesday

I Rule My Mind, Which I Alone Must Rule

The inmates are running the asylum. Every day, hour, minute the craziness and assaults on reason, compassion, common decency and mutual respect grow more egregious and are treated as the new normal. I, and those of you reading this, do not want that to continue. But what to do? To react with fear, anger and attack – to fight fire with fire – feels good for a moment, but ultimately only continues the downward spiral. So, what to do?

It’s kind of like taking scissors from a child, not exactly like, but kind of like. I take the scissors, not with hate and condemnation, but with loving common sense. (Oh, how I wish I could really do this!) The child is the ideals of compassion, inclusivity, the rule of law, mutual respect. The scissors are blame, name calling and fear. I want to act to take the scissors away without harming the child.

Each day, hour, and minute – whenever I become aware the craziness and assaults on reason, compassion, common decency and mutual respect grow more egregious, I can mindfully choose not to treat them as the new normal. Instead I can rule my mind, which I alone must rule and choose to be aware that the essence of all things is not in the thing itself but in the spirit behind the thing. I can respond to the provocation of the moment by choosing to go within and be guided in what to feel, say and do by mySelf, instead of myself.  I can also know that perhaps, all this nastiness is a long overdue shake out and things will return to a more descent normal after the elections in November.

 

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Mindful Monday

Posted by on Apr 30, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Mindful Monday

Mindful Monday

Michael Neill, the super coach, wrote about being our authentic natural selves and the movie, Scaramouch, starring Stewart Granger. A hideously scarred actor makes his living playing a masked romantic clown by the name of Scaramouch. At some point, unbeknownst to the local police, his mask is taken over by a handsome political radical played by Granger.

Granger is able to function right under the noses of the police because they believe they know all about the hideous creature beneath the mask. In the same way, most of us have spent so long pretending to be whatever it is we’re pretending to be that any pretense of living from our true selves is long gone. We begin to make up a new story, one based on our underlying awareness that we’re not who we appear to be—that at any moment, we’ll be unmasked and found out as the hideous creature, phonies and frauds we are. The more energy we put into developing our mask, the more convinced we become that we really need one.

But what if we’re not hideous creatures, phonies and frauds? What if we’re good and kind and beautiful and don’t need masks? It’s scary to think about suddenly dropping our masks, so don’t. Instead, set an intention to be mindful of opportunities to set the mask aside. The more we do this, the less necessary the mask becomes.

 

Discover more about mindfulness as Spirit Tech – Spiritual Technology –  in The New Professionalism: Connecting Science and Spirit http://www.HQPubs.com/spirit-tech-spiritual-technology/

 

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Friday Funnies

Posted by on Apr 20, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Friday Funnies

Friday Funnies

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Friday Funnies

Posted by on Apr 20, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Friday Funnies

Friday Funnies

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Mindful Monday

Posted by on Apr 16, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Mindful Monday

Mindful Monday

“Am I a butterfly dreaming I’m a human being, or a human being dreaming I’m a butterfly?” Li Po

Perhaps identity is more fluid than our culture allows. Who am I, really? Am I spirit dreaming I’m a human being, or a human being dreaming I’m spirit? Is the power we call ‘God’ a body?

If I’m created in the image and likeness of that power, am I a body? How am I to live believing I’m body AND spirit? Which takes precedence? Is being a body enough? After  I’ve been fed, housed and clothed, what guides me – compassion, inclusion, respect or fear, loathing and blame? How shall I go about being fed, housed and clothed – struggling and fighting or revealing and sharing? What of the other human beings around me? Do they wonder and dream as I do?

 

Discover more about mindfulness as Spirit Tech – Spiritual Technology –  in The New Professionalism: Connecting Science and Spirit http://www.HQPubs.com/spirit-tech-spiritual-technology/

 

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Friday Funnies

Posted by on Apr 13, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Friday Funnies

Friday Funnies

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Wise Wednesday

Posted by on Apr 11, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Wise Wednesday

Wise Wednesday

“Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.” Buddha

“Spiritual practice is the capacity to offer your love even when you feel hurt, closed down, tense, angry, misunderstood or hated.”  David Deida

“It is far easier to teach the truth than to practice it.” Ernest Holmes

“There are no accidents…there is only some purpose we haven’t yet understood.” Deepak Chopra

 

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Posted by on Apr 9, 2018 in News | Comments Off on

Mindful Monday

Oxytocin is the feel good hormone our bodies produce naturally. New research has shown that being kind is one of the ways we can stimulate its release. David Hamilton in the Five Side Effects of Kindness says that oxytocin, the opposite of cortisol, the stress hormone, turns on the immune system, slows aging and softens artery walls, reducing blood pressure. All this just by being kind. That includes being kind to ourselves.

Kindness is contagious, too. A single act of kindness, even to ourselves, creates a ripple effect. Those who see it and experience it are moved to do likewise. What would happen if the leaders of the governing power were to try kindness instead of attack and vitriol? 

What if when stressed, angry or upset we were kind to ourselves, just took a deep breath and stroked our hand or cheek? What if we did this as soon as, the very moment, we realized we were stressed or angry? No seeking reasons, someone or something to blame. Just, ‘oh, I’m stressed or angry. Let me take a moment for kindness,’ ?

 

Discover more about mindfulness as Spirit Tech – Spiritual Technology –  in The New Professionalism: Connecting Science and Spirit http://www.HQPubs.com/spirit-tech-spiritual-technology/

 

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Friday Funnies

Posted by on Apr 6, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Friday Funnies

Friday Funnies

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Wise Wednesday

Posted by on Apr 4, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Wise Wednesday

Wise Wednesday – A Rant – Forgive Me

Trump is a distraction. While his minions and appointees ravage the country in relative obscurity, the so called ‘liberal’ media, or as Sarah Palin called them, the ‘lame street’, media (Where have you gone, Sarah Palin, a lonely nation turns its eyes to you, oo oo) ignore them. When will he appoint Sarah to something befitting her talents? And Christie and Gulianni? Perhaps after his master, Putin, visits the White House and views the $20 million military parade?

Devoss, Zinke, Pruit and the rest are going about their destructive work mostly uncovered, while the so called liberal media, slavishly cover and analyze every absurd action of the so called president. Yes, he holds that office, but must the media lavish so much attention on him? Are their masters knowingly supporting the Trumpist agenda as they did during the campaign? After all, his ratings are so high. Political porn is so addictive.

They complain about Sinclair Broadcasting, but are doing the same thing. Why all the talk about Trump’s base? They will never change, never. But if the so called liberal media is really interested in change, why don’t they cover the independents, swing democrats, and others that voted for Trump and his republican slaves? Is a shift happening there? I pray it is.

 

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Mindful Monday

Posted by on Apr 2, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Mindful Monday

Mindful Monday

From Roy Williams, Wizard of Ads

 

We see things not as they are, but as we are.

Exactly 4 years and one week ago – during this season of Passover and Easter – I wrote to you about cognitive bias:

“You’ve heard it said that, ‘Every person is entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts.’ Yet we routinely craft our own facts from the fabric of personal experiences, preferences and prejudices. A stereotype is nothing more than a pattern we’ve observed. This pattern isn’t always predictive, but it is a pattern nonetheless and we trust it. We do this in the misbegotten belief that we have correctly interpreted our past experiences and that our preferences and prejudices are, in fact, correct and reliable interpretations of objective reality.” – The Monday Morning Memo for March 24, 2014

 
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Friday Funnies

Posted by on Mar 30, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Friday Funnies

Friday Funnies (But not today.)
Why do we need all this money for defense?
Defense against who, what?
What are you afraid of? Who’s going to invade us?
Will tanks, jets and aircraft carriers defend us from ISIS, cyber attacks, our own prejudices and hatreds, or even Russia or China?
And billions to upgrade our nuclear capabilities. Thank God! I was worried about that!
If we’re going to nuke Russia and China and somehow escape ourselves (very unlikely), why do we need the tanks, jets and aircraft carriers?
Hey! Please! Give this whole thing a moment’s thought. How threatened are we really?
Why are we still in Afghanistan, the longest war (for the least return) in American history? The Russians and the Brits couldn’t do it. What kind of hubris have we got?
Couldn’t the $ be better spent defending us from ignorance, disease, and better used elsewhere – schools, health care, energy and infrastructure?
There are more jobs to be had in these areas than military industries.
Of course we need a credible defense. But don’t we have enough already? No? How much is enough? How much more is needed? Will there ever be enough?

 

 

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