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Albert Einstein on “the optical delusion of everyday consciousness”

“A human being is part of a whole, called by us the Universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mystical.”

(Albert Einstein)

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Self-Hypnosis Scripts – Akira Zeitgeist’s Collected Wisdom Remix

Reading a hypnosis script aloud, self-hypnotizes the reader. You can reprogram your subconscious by practicing this simple technique. Meditative reading is a form of active meditation and is the easiest, foolproof method for self-hypnosis. The principle consists of putting yourself in a state of narrowed attention in which suggestibility is increased. Your mind then becomes receptive for affirmations and positive suggestions. You gain access to subconscious beliefs that shape your body, your mind, and your behavior.

Instructions:
1. Relax. Be calm. Breathe.
2. Say an induction phrase, such as “I am calm like the sea.”
3. Read slowly and aloud. Pause after every sentence. Think about what you read.
4. “Wake up” by counting to five and repeating the induction phrase.
5. Smile.

The more you practice, the more you gain control over your mind and ultimately the world you live in. Try it…

 

Self-Hypnosis Script #1

Every experience can be transformed into positive energy. You really CAN change your reality. What is your belief system? I let go. Agree to new beliefs and everything changes. Focus on understanding rather than being understood. Are you in a parent, child or adult ego-state? Focus. Biofeedback amplifies thoughts. I create my dream. Negative feedback pushes me towards the target. I am a spiritual warrior. To make the shadow disappear, you must shine light on it. Watch your thought like you watch children playing on a playground. Garbage in, garbage out. I am the master of my mind, my body, my universe. I am the master of my dream. I don’t emotion-feed the mental parasites. It is better to ask questions. I take nothing personally. Always be able to walk away! Keep Breathing. Who do you want to be today? Abandon limiting beliefs! You are the operator of your consciousness. Place yourself in a positive frame of mind. Don’t wait for the next opportunity; make the best out of the one you already have. Things manifest through the Word. Begin with the end in mind. I smile. This, too, will pass. Everything will be fine. I am a spiritual warrior. What if I die tomorrow? Live one day at a time. Look behind the curtain of thought! I am connected with the entire universe. I will be fine, whatever happens.

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Good Talks: If happiness is on the opposite side of success, your brain never gets there. (Shawn Achor)

(…) We need to reverse the formula for happiness and success. In the last three years, I’ve traveled to 45 different countries, working with schools and companies in the midst of an economic downturn. And what I found is that most companies and schools follow a formula for success, which is this: If I work harder, I’ll be more successful. And if I’m more successful, then I’ll be happier. That undergirds most of our parenting styles, our managing styles, the way that we motivate our behavior.

And the problem is it’s scientifically broken and backwards for two reasons. First, every time your brain has a success, you just changed the goalpost of what success looked like. You got good grades, now you have to get better grades, you got into a good school and after you get into a better school, you got a good job, now you have to get a better job, you hit your sales target, we’re going to change your sales target. And if happiness is on the opposite side of success, your brain never gets there. What we’ve done is we’ve pushed happiness over the cognitive horizon as a society. And that’s because we think we have to be successful, then we’ll be happier.

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Try this: Double Loop Learning

Mental models are the inner representation about how things work in the outer world.

They affect how you work with information and determine decisions.

Double-loop learning uses feedback to shape decisions, as well as the decision-making rules and their underlying model.

Are you a single-loop learner ? Try  paying attention to your decision-making habits. This makes you become aware of which personal beliefs and mental models make you do things. Adjust your beliefs and you will take different decisions. The world will be different as you act and perceive it with a self-improved model of reality. Recursive positive feedback loops amplify your chosen beliefs. You manifest your reality.

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Life Energy vs. Money – Is More Better ?


How much life energy are you trading against money ?

Every dollar you spend = the amount of your life energy it took to get it.
Money = life energy.

The hours left in your life are a finite resource, not infinite.
Every time I spend about $______ , I am trading about an hour of my life energy.
When I buy ______ , I am trading ______ hours of my life.

The key question: Is it worth it?
I only have ______ hours left in my life.

Apply three questions to each expense:
1. Did I receive fulfillment and satisfaction in proportion to the life energy spent?
2. Is this expenditure of life energy in alignment with my values, goals and life purpose?
3. How might this expenditure change if I didn’t have to work for a living?

Am I making a living or making a dying ?
What is the purpose of work ? Work should be whatever you do in alignment with
your purpose in life.
You will work for pay for a finite period of time. Maximize your income, then
stop when you have enough.

You will have enough.

How do you want to spend the remaining hours ?

 

(Inspired by the book “Your Money or Your Life“)

“To be frugal means to have a high joy-to-stuff ratio.”

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About the use of language in human relationships…

A visually enhanced talk by Steven Arthur Pinker, an experimental psychologist, cognitive scientist, linguist and popular science author. He is  known for his advocacy of evolutionary psychology and the computational theory of mind. (Source: Wikipedia)

 

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What are the most important things to do today?

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Good Talks: Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams (Randy Pausch)

“Almost all of us have childhood dreams; for example, being
an astronaut, or making movies or video games for a living.
Sadly, most people don’t achieve theirs, and I think that’s a
shame.”

Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams (also referred to as “The Last Lecture”) was a lecture given by Carnegie Mellon University computer science professor Randy Pausch on September 18, 2007 that received a large amount of media coverage, and was the base for The Last Lecture, a New York Times best-selling book.

Pausch had been diagnosed with a terminal pancreatic cancer on September 19, 2006. His doctors later told him that he had only three to six months of good health left.

During the lecture, Pausch was upbeat and humorous…

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Good Talks: Try something new for 30 days (Matt Cutts, Google Engineer)

“The idea is actually pretty simple. Think about something you’ve always wanted to add to your life and try it for the next 30 days. It turns out, 30 days is just about the right amount of time to add a new habit or subtract a habit — like watching the news — from your life.”

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The Subconscious Mind – Two Metaphores

 

Think about these visualisations, showing how much we can influence by acting upon our subconscious…

 

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