Let go and trust

Mental blocks part II

Mental blocks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. That’s Not My Job

In an era of hyper-specialization, it’s those who happily explore completely unrelated areas of life and knowledge who best see that everything is related. This goes back to what ad man Carl Allysaid about creative persons—they want to be know-it-alls.

Sure, you’ve got to know the specialized stuff in your field, but if you view yourself as an explorerrather than a highly-specialized cog in the machine, you’ll run circles around the technical master in the success department.

7. Being a “Serious” Person

Most of what keeps us civilized boils down to conformity, consistency, shared values, and yes, thinking about things the same way everyone else does. There’s nothing wrong with that necessarily, but if you can mentally accept that it’s actually nothing more than groupthink that helps a society function, you can then give yourself permission to turn everything that’s accepted upside down and shake out the illusions.

Leaders from Egyptian pharaohs to Chinese emperors and European royalty have consulted withfools, or court jesters, when faced with tough problems. The persona of the fool allowed the truth to be told, without the usual ramifications that might come with speaking blasphemy or challenging ingrained social conventions. Give yourself permission to be a fool and see things for what they really are.

8. Avoiding Ambiguity

We rationally realize that most every situation is ambiguous to some degree. And although dividing complex situations into black and white boxes can lead to disaster, we still do it. It’s an innate characteristic of human psychology to desire certainty, but it’s the creative thinker who rejects the false comfort of clarity when it’s not really appropriate.

Ambiguity is your friend if you’re looking to innovate. The fact that most people are uncomfortable exploring uncertainty gives you an advantage, as long as you can embrace ambiguity rather than run from it.

9. Being Wrong is Bad

We hate being wrong, and yet mistakes often teach us the most. Thomas Edison was wrong 1,800 times before getting the light bulb right. Edison’s greatest strength was that he was not afraid to be wrong.

The best thing we do is learn from our mistakes, but we have to free ourselves to make mistakes in the first place. Just try out your ideas and see what happens, take what you learn, and try something else. Ask yourself, what’s the worst that can happen if I’m wrong? You’ll often find the benefits of being wrong greatly outweigh the ramifications.

10. I’m Not Creative

Denying your own creativity is like denying you’re a human being. We’re all limitlessly creative, but only to the extent that we realize that we create our own limits with the way we think. If you tell yourself you’re not creative, it becomes true. Stop that.

In that sense, awakening your own creativity is similar to the path reported by those who seek spiritual enlightenment. You’re already enlightened, just like you’re already creative, but you have to strip away all of your delusions before you can see it. Acknowledge that you’re inherently creative, and then start tearing down the other barriers you’ve allowed to be created in your mind.

This post was inspired by the book  “A Whack on the Side of the Head”, which is a wonderful primer for getting around mental blocks. I hope it helped you just as it expanded my way of thinking about creativity!?

 

Mental blocks

 

Whether you’re trying to solve a tough problem, start a business, get attention for that business or write an interesting article, creative thinking is crucial. The process boils down to changing your perspective and seeing things differently than you currently do.

People (myself included) like to call this “thinking outside of the box,” which is the wrong way to look at it, as I found out.

Just like Neo needed to understand that “there is no spoon” in the film The Matrix, you need to realize “there is no box” to step outside of. You create your own imaginary boxes simply by living life and accepting certain things as “real” when they are just as illusory as the beliefs of a paranoid delusional. The difference is, enough people agree that certain man-made concepts are “real,” so you’re viewed as “normal.” This is good for society overall, but it’s that sort of unquestioning consensus that inhibits your natural creative abilities.

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Throughout our lives since we are very young we form a self-identity. This is who we think we are which is partly based on our experiences and partly formed by our social environment – that is how people see us and interact with us.

We have a nexus of ‘evidence’ – images, memories, impressions, beliefs – that make up the mental profile we have of ourselves. A cumulative life-history that gives us a sense of self. It’s a long list full of “I am this, I know that, I have this, I love this, and I wish that”. I think you get the idea.

We attach these things to our own self. That is to say we identify ourselves with them. In other words, we identify ourselves with external things or partial and fleeting perceptions we have about our world and how we feel about it.

We don’t do this intentionally or with purpose. It is a default ‘program’ of the mind to Read the rest of this entry »

I promise myself

Here is a wonderful creed to follow:I promise myself…to be so strong that nothing can disturb my peace of mind; to talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person I meet; to make all my friends feel that there is something worthwhile in them; to look at the sunny side of everything and make my optimism come true; to think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best; to be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as I am about my own; to forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future; to wear a cheerful expression at all times and give a smile to every living creature I meet; to give so much time to improving myself that I have no time to criticize others; to be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble; to think well of myself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud word, but in great deeds; to live in the faith that the whole world is on my side, so long as I am true to the best that is in me.

Love is all you need!!

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The power of your Heart

The Spiritual Heart — is in a way a little like a smart phone, invisibly connecting us to a large network of information. It is through an unseen energy that the heart emits that humans are profoundly connected to all living things. The energy of the heart literally links us to each other. Every person’s heart contributes to a ‘collective field environment.’ This short video explains the importance of this connection and how we each add to this collective energy field. The energetic field of the heart even connects us with the earth itself.

 

You have the freedom to choose how you want to feel! It is very simple ” Good (alignment) – or Not good (mis alignment)

Listen to this very inspiring message!

 

Inner Wisdom Slideshow

Take a Break and let the words and images tell their wisdom!

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The Venus Project

Imagine a fair system that benefits all and not a few!

This is exactly the attitude we need!
We need to solve our environmental issues with viable balanced solutions that are favorable for everyone and everything.
I definitely agree with the idea that we share  natural resources with no need to pay for it! It is here in abundance and it is free.

We need to reach our hands across the globe, and remove the corruption by mentally not standing for it.  We need to abandon this sociopathic system and evolve.
The fight starts in our own minds or instead of calling it a fight: simply make the decision and stand for it.

JOIN THE VENUS PROJECT (http://www.thevenusproject.com) AND MAKE THE DREAM A REALITY.

I don’t know if any of you ever watched a youtube movie from Just1 Ray of light

Well It will be a great experience. He makes small movies in the theme ” Pair “O” Dime shift”.

One of his movies is about  “TIME” and the relationship Humans have with it.
A detailed explanation on how our mind build up thoughts to keep you from the moment of now. The mind often brings you to past (memories) and future (expectations) all related to Time.

It avoids now. The mind could make bazar cinematic stories, from simple sensation that we receive.  By being aware of sensation that arise with-in our body. Knowing this sensations never last… So its pointless to build up expectations or produce cinematic re enactment of the past. The moment now will be full of potential when free from past and future.

It is time to say goodbye! (notice that Dear John, should be replaced by Dear Time)

This talk on TED.COM is truly inspiring!

Jon is a farmer from northeastern Thailand. He founded the Pun Pun Center for Self-reliance, an organic farm outside Chiang Mai, with his wife Peggy Reents in 2003. Pun Pun doubles as a center for sustainable living and seed production, aiming to bring indigenous and rare seeds back into use. It regularly hosts training on simple techniques to live more sustainably. Outside of Pun Pun, Jon is a leader in bringing the natural building movement to Thailand, appearing as a spokesperson on dozens of publications and TV programs for the past 10 years. He continually strives to find easier ways for people to fulfill their basic needs.

What started out as a 30 days challenge about 8 Months ago, turned into a new Lifestyle.

We turned the TV off for a Month while doing other interesting activities and reading uplifting and inspiring news instead.
What a refreshing journey! Not only did we discovered a lot of interesting, new positive and inspiring news on the Internet, we also felt more
positive and enjoyed Life more by going out of the House, engaging with People, visiting new places and tried out new DIY Ideas.

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I first saw this presentation of Neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor a few years ago at TED.com
A online conference community of people who believe passionately in the power of sharing ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world. So with their website they have build a clearinghouse that offers free knowledge and inspiration from the world’s most inspired thinkers and also a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other. The site was first launched on April 2007.

If you are looking for great inspiration, then this is the place to be! check out some of the amazing presentations online.

The powerful message behind a brain stroke

Neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor had an opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: One morning, she realized she was having a massive stroke.
As it happened — as she felt her brain functions slip away one by one, speech, movement, understanding — she studied and remembered every moment.
This is a powerful story about how our brains define us and connect us to the world and to one another.

This is truly a remarkable and life changing story

Awaken to the Truth

It was in the Summer of 2012 when I first discovered the movie “Thrive” on Youtube and it totally changed my Life!

After being inspired by the teachings of Eckhart Tolle and Abraham Hicks for many years now, there was still this gap in how this all related to the life I was living.

I could already see the human insanity of it but I needed a helicopter view, a framework to understand where we went wrong?
The world, it’s Leaders, it’s structure, all the systems (Education,-Health,-Government, Banks etc.) of which I was toughed that they were a valuable part of Life and a system you could trust and even worse, “look up to”? I began to question it? I had read so many material that was pointing out the contrary of what I’d believed!

I guess in a way Awakening begins by waking up to the reality of the World. I stopt watching TV and started expanding my knowledge and News gathering from other sources on the Internet, ” Blogs, Youtube, Websites (non-profit), Sustainable Organisations etc.”
I guess when you are open to attract the right information at the right time and you trust your instincts, you stumble on things, accidently!

So here it is…..the Movie “Thrive”

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