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Friday, October 31, 2014

My extraordinary is your normal force. True Energy: Others can sense it, but can't see it. It is a mystical power that has been developed over years of internal and external preparedness.

When you train correctly, you develop skills that go beyond mere physical techniques.

This energy is difficult to describe or define, but basically it is a calm confidence that carries within. It comes from deep in our spirit and is sensed by others in different ways.

Some people will feel intimidated or uneasy; others will feel that you are dangerous and that they shouldn't cross you.

To most people, it is simply a feeling that they get about you, but they can't explain it.

This mystical energy can cause people to see you as unapproachable or unfriendly, until they get to really know you.

Then they see you as someone to be respected, someone who knows how to carry himself in such as way that he gives off the aura of power and strength.

Predators also sense this energy and it alerts them that you are NOT A TARGET. They are proficient in sensing who would make a easy target and who would turn into a nightmare should they decide target him as prey.

This is the true energy - the aura of power.

You may not sense it in yourself, but others will.

Stay on that path and I guarantee you that at one time or another, someone will mention this to you.


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop the picture... Do not build up obstacles in your imagination.

Avoid head trash. 

Don't be a garbage can for anything that does not feed your intellect, stimulate your imagination, or make you a more compassionate peaceful person. 

Refuse to open your mind to other people's trash. Tune out anything that promotes conflict. This can infect you with a mind virus of cynicism or defeat and you won't even know it!

Be deliberate about setting up your day to win. 

Whatever you feed your mind in the first 30 minutes of the day, will impact the spirit of your day. 

Saturate yourself with positive words that fuel your energy and ignite your spirit. Your thoughts create your reality. 

Create an extraordinary life! 

You have GREATNESS within you!


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

If you tell the truth, it becomes a part of your past. But, if you lie, it becomes a part of your future.

Lies have a way of coming back to bite you. Many times, they develop a life of their own and spin out of control, taking you down in the process. 
I have little use for lies. In fact, he or she has no use for lies, with one exception - if a lie is required as part of his duty.
Hold on! 
Before you crucify me, let me explain. 
An example of a lie being a part of the warrior's duty, would be if you have to lie to a predator to protect an innocent. 
Say for example, you have been the victim of a home invasion and you managed to hide your young daughter before things got serious. 
If this predator asked you if there was anyone else in the house, would your highest duty be to protect your daughter or be honest to this piece of garbage? 
This is an example of a lie that is required as a part of your duty.
Other than cases like that, tell the truth. Most of the time, a lie is born out of the spineless pit of cowardice. 
Think about it. 
If you were afraid of something, a consequence of some kind, why would you lie about something? 
The bottom line is that most lies are the words of a coward.
Don't be a coward. 
Don't allow your words to come back to haunt you. 
Be honest and tell the truth. 
The person who is always truthful has nothing to worry about in the future, as far as his words and honour are concerned. 
The truth is stable; lies are about as stable as 80 year old dynamite. 
Be honest! 
So for your sake please in future DO NOT do what you did to me to anyone of your so call 'friends'....
Honesty is the best policy. 
Even if you are wrong, fess up, take the hit and move on Shipmate. 


Monday, October 27, 2014

Don't blame YOUR behaviour on someone else. YOU are 100% responsible for YOUR actions.

Every single day, I hear people say that so-and-so MADE them mad, or that they would not have done this or that if so-and-so had not have done something that they didn't like. 

This is simply a way of shifting responsibility away from yourself and on to others.
Here's a news flash for some people - nobody MAKES you do anything; you, and only only you, decide what you are going to do.

YOU are completely responsible for what YOU do and what YOU do not do. You are 100% responsible for every single action that you perform.
Don't try to justify your actions by blaming someone else.

That is merely saying that you aren't strong enough to control your own emotions or actions. That is weak!

Take responsibility for yourself.
Take control of your life.

Nobody else is responsible for what you do; that is YOUR job.

You should decide to live a life of honour and integrity in spite of what anyone else does or does not do.

 "The man of principle never forgets what he is, because of what others are."


Sunday, October 26, 2014

A funny thing I have noticed about great strength is that it tends to hide, even by it's possessor some times. But you can recognize it by it's results.

You truly do not know how strong you are or exactly what you can accomplish, until your back is against the wall and you have no other choice but to be strong. 
There are many documented incidents of seemingly frail people who have exhibited inhuman strength in the face of a dire situation. 
Heroic acts such as someone lifting a car off of someone to save his life, are well-known and not as rare as you may think.
Don't sell yourself short. 
Believe that you are strong and powerful. 

Train your mind not to accept weakness or limitations. And then, train to ensure that you are as prepared as possible to respond to whatever life may send your way. 

Ban the word "can't" from your vocabulary. 

You must train your mind and spirit, as well as your body. Napoleon Hill stated, 
“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” 

Never give up and never give in. 


Saturday, October 25, 2014

Paranoid? I think not.

Wealth in the shadows has always ruled. 
It is so ingrained that I don't know if it is even possible to change.
Mainly because they would probably orchestrate the change and make us believe it was what we wanted.
I believe that anyone that came close to figuring it all out disappeared before they could talk.

The masses of blind followers have always believed incorrectly that the majority is always correct. As long as you can endure a problem, you will not reach for a remedy. 
Never assume by being able to overlook a challenge of some sort that it will simply go away.

Mentally blind people who never question reality or authority affirm this truth to me every single day.


Friday, October 24, 2014

Home "Relax, " said the night man, "We are programmed to receive. You can check-out any time you like, But you can never leave." as The Eagles sang

All beings long for home, that timeless place of deep rest, that place of eternal freedom from uncomfortable thoughts and feelings.

But our search for home turns us inside-out and back-to-front. 

For we are the home that we seek, and those seemingly troublesome thoughts and feelings. 
The ones we have been resisting our whole lives are not actually enemies or imperfections to be annihilated or rejected, 
they are our very own children, 
children of consciousness, 
kindred waves in the vast ocean that we are, 
homeless and hungry and neglected. 
They have only ever been seeking a home in us, a place where they could rest deeply without fear of being denied or pushed away. 
Who will remember them?

In seeking our true home outside of this present moment, we deny the present moment its true home. And this is the beginning of all our suffering and stress and longing for more.

In recognising ourselves as the home we have always sought, in remembering who we really are, finally all of those poor little orphan thoughts, 

sounds and feelings are allowed to come to rest in us, 
to move and express without fear or judgement, 
deeply accepted before we even try to accept them.

We don't reach home, 

we don't find home, 
we don't even come home, 
we are already Home, 
and always have been, 
and all things come to rest in the vast home that we are, 
for the children are suffering from an ancient tiredness after their long journey, 
and they only come to warm their toes beside our ever-present hearth.

Home is another word for never turning away.


Thursday, October 23, 2014

We don’t have a future together. We only have right here, right now.

To the ego, that’s incredibly depressing. But to recognise the utter preciousness of this moment liberates me from the need to possess or control you. In this timelessness, we truly meet. 

Love is the disappearance of time, the disappearance of the story of 'relationship'; it is the open field in which true relationship becomes possible.

I still find it difficult to make this switch from the 'old' way of thinking. What still makes it hard for me is that even when you're in a long term relationship and you realize there's only precious now - you can still get very depressed because of the immense suffering your dying loved one has to go through.

Out beyond ideas of
Wrongdoing and right doing,
There is a field.
I will meet you there.
-- Rumi

The illusion that love is summed up in one particular person and the subsequent need to possess in order not to 'lose' love. 
Guilty of falling into that trap from time to time, and grateful for the pain of inauthenticity that inevitably comes with it. 
It's like the pain is pushing to truly relate, each and every moment; again and again and again...

The true partnership and connection with our soul, is to be achieved through our ego. The ego is the counterweight of our soul to bring about the understanding of our spirit.


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

That useless stuff...

Most of the individuals on this planet are no more different than a 'sheep', and to describe such an individual using jargon 'steeple' would be the right word and I was one such.
More & more people are programmed to be in a way ready to 'serve' another rather than to 'lead' for a change.

Almost all the parents brainwash their children to get into the likes of Technical Sciences - Medical, Engineering, Operations & Finances.
What is the different if you are going to be a worker in the end, by simplistic-reduction approach: 
you as an individual are programmed as wanting to serve someone or something in the end. 

This is not education, this is bull-crap, brainwashing and running behind 'Money & Societal-Pressure' instead of 'Pure Potential'.

I deeply believe anything remotely termed education has to deal with thought, deep reflection, thinking and intellectual pursuit and the subjects that fit this category are Sociology, History, Political Science, etc.

And we know what the parents are going to say, pretty much in lines of: 
"What are you wasting your time for?", 
"why are you thinking about economics", 
"What kind of job are you going to get", 
"What are you going to do with sociology", 
"What are you going to do with psychology, anthropology or history" and the Ad-hominem word "Useless stuff!”
These are the sciences & knowledge that are called ‘humanities’; these are the sciences that are actually the foundations of any society. The people in these fields frame how the society functions.

The most critical are those subjects that makes one think and to understand the questions: "who we are", and "what does it mean to be a human-being".
In our days the Wall Street starts with Adam Smith, an economist, and the once huge Soviet-empire it starts with the thinker Karl Marx, a sociologist.

Wake-Up! The world is in dire need of better 'humans' than soul-less 'techies' & 'gear-wheels'. 
Follow the path of the logical, unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the danger of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of "crackpot" than the stigma of conformity.

Sanity in a world of Insanity is insane


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

We're all caught in the same web. When you wiggle, I jiggle.

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Since it all in motion, the positive and negative “lessons” are already under way. It is absurd to think I really teach anything or that I only teach positively. 
There are people who encounter what I share and say, 
“Fuck she’s crazy,” 
and in that moment, they learn what they do NOT want. 
We are all a positive and negative teacher to each other. 
It’s just whether or not we want to admit people are going to learn from us whether they like us or not. 

That’s reality.

And still we root for life, for survival, for innocence, for love... we have no choice in this either... we quite naturally root for life, love, innocence, happiness...

What if outcome is not the point at all and playing the game is the only point? 

Then tragedy is never the point, and caring is always the only thing that matters.


Sunday, October 19, 2014

I will always listen deeply to you, but 
I will never try to fix you, 
mend you, 
stop you feeling what you are feeling or give you second-hand, 
memorised answers. 

I will never pretend to be 
'the one who knows', 
'the enlightened one' or 
some missionary for a conceptual truth so far removed from real-time, immediate, first-hand present experience. 

I will not get into drama with you, 
I will not indulge and feed your stories and mental conclusions and fears, 
I will not mistake who you are for my story about you, my dream of who you are.

But friend, 

I will meet you in the fires of hell, 
I will hold your hand there, 
I will walk with you as far as you need to walk, and not turn away, 
for you are myself, and 
in the deepest recesses of our experience we are intimately each other, 
for we cannot pretend otherwise...


Saturday, October 18, 2014


Suddenly, for whatever reason, while walking down a familiar path, you notice that the destination has become more important than the journey itself. 
Your urgency to reach the goal has pushed every precious step out of focus. 
You have been walking blindly, unconsciously, not really present to your walk, mesmerised by a future, disconnected and alone, walking down a familiar path.

The focus then shifts, from the imagined future scene of the movie of your life, to the present scene, here, now. 

From what is not present, to what is present. 
You feel your living body again, 
the thumping of your heart, 
the breath going in and out, 
the softness of the ground underneath your feet, 
the gentle breeze on your face; you hear the rustling of trees all around and the barking of dogs in the distance. 
You feel supported, again, connected to everything and everyone. 
Life has been exploding everywhere, but you were focussed elsewhere, in some other time and place. 

You notice tension and tiredness all over your body, tightness in your shoulders and chest. 
You forgive yourself for neglecting yourself. 
You bring warm, loving presence to these neglected parts, and this allows the tension to relax and dissolve in its own time. 
You are relieved to be Home again, present to your walk. 

Your hopes and fears about the future pale in comparison to this immediacy, this aliveness.

You will get to your destination, perhaps. 

But right now, the walk is everything. 

Every step is reminding you how to live. 
Every breath is a little guru. 



Friday, October 17, 2014


when you realize that
you're exactly where you need to be,

you realize that
you're exactly where you need to be 
to leave. 

when you see the perfection of a situation,
you find yourself leaving that situation,

when you let go,
you let go
of your need
to let go.

So you stay,
or you befriend uncertainty,
or you leave,
but either way,
there is inner peace.


Thursday, October 16, 2014

And I thought they said he was an atheist 😀

Hitler may have seen himself as a new "Messiah".
I wonder if when the asshole decided to
"take the easy way"
out --he believed that he was dying for our sins.
We are in trouble when the human brain begins to embraced myth, religion, and various wacko stuff.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Something that seems so very much misunderstood in the 'spiritual 'community....

If we deeply accept ourselves as we are, and we deeply accept situations exactly as they present themselves, 
and we deeply accept others as they are, does that mean that we always have to say "yes" to everything and everyone, even if that "yes" leads to more violence? 
Does it mean that we become passive, and let others "walk all over us", as they say? 
If "everything is okay", does that mean that we lose our powers of discrimination?

Of course not. 

Deep acceptance is so vast that it embraces both the "yes" and the "no" of life.

For example, if someone is beating you up every night, is it intelligent, kind wise, or awakened in any sense of those words to keep on allowing it, saying "yes" to it, explicitly or implicitly, when in your gut you feel a "no" - however much you love them?

Saying "no" to violence, abuse, or anything that in your gut doesn't feel right to you, is not the same as saying "no" to life itself. Saying "no" is not necessarily resistance to life. This is so, so important to realise.

How often do we say "yes", when we really mean "no", and vice versa? 

If we really mean "no", if "no" is our deeper truth, then saying "yes" is a lie, in the moment, for it dishonours the living truth of life, the life that is moving in you, through you, as you. 

That poor little "no" just needs a little kind attention...

Often we say "yes" because we are trying to uphold some kind of image of ourselves. 

We want to be seen as the kind one, 
the compassionate one, 
the one who always says yes, 
the positive one, 
the awakened one, or perhaps the one who accepts everything no matter what. 

We don't want to be seen as "negative" or some kind of party pooper. What a burden to have to pretend to be all this! 
This teaching is not about creating new images of yourself. 
It's about the release of all images.

If a deadly insect is eating into our skin, is it okay to take steps to remove the insect? 

In removing this particular insect from your skin, you are not saying "no" to the existence of deadly insects. 
You are not saying "no" to life as it is. 
You are not at war with the insect. 
You feel no hate.

It is not your mortal enemy. 
It is life itself, as you are. 
Seen in this way, seen through universal eyes, even in removing the insect, you are actually affirming life, not resisting it. 
You are affirming the sacredness and the mystery of it. 
You are saying yes to life in all its manifestations - including the manifestation where insects are removed from human skin (in as kind a way as possible, hopefully!). 

Pretending that you accept the insect, pretending that you have a "yes" to being eaten alive when really a "no" is also a valid movement of life, does not seem intelligent or honest.

Of course, nobody can tell you whether a "yes" or a "no" is appropriate for you in the moment. This deeper "yes" or "no" is something for all of us to find for ourselves. 

Perhaps some of us can tolerate deadly insects better than others. I don't know. But that's beside the point. For the deep acceptance that you are is vast enough for a "no" or a "yes" in the moment. 
Both of these movements are held by the unconditional, ever-present YES that you are. 
That's the YES we are really seeking - the YES with no opposite.

And so it's not about trying to be a "deeply accepting person", or "someone who never says no". It's not about upholding the spiritual image. 

It's about remembering who you are beyond the image, beyond all images - life itself. 
And it's about honouring this life that you are, that we all are. 
And sometimes honouring life expresses itself as a firm, and loving, and intelligent, "no".

A "no", spoken in clarity and truth, without hate, without violence, without attachment to any outcome, without trying to hold up any image of yourself, is really a great big YES to life. 

Deep acceptance moving as a preference - a preference for those on this page to not abuse each other repeatedly, even after fair warnings - and the result of continued abuse would be loss of privileges. 

Everything is in its right place and time.

Deep acceptance of things exactly as they are, is totally compatible with intelligent and honest action and speech, and a deep honouring of preferences as they arise. 

Preferences are not necessarily judgements, nor are they "against" life in any way. 
The "no" to a particular circumstance is embraced by the vastness of the cosmic YES that we are.

So let's give some kind attention to that poor, neglected "no" wave when it appears, whilst resting always in that deeper, effortless, oceanic embrace of YES


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The word "crisis" does not actually mean "disaster", but "turning point". Let us turn towards disillusionment, and hear its deeper call.

When you are young, it is tempting to think that you have all the answers.

Then you grow, and you suffer, and bit by bit, life chisels away at your defence mechanisms, and your certainties, and you start to doubt everything you once were sure of. 

Faced with the impermanence of things, you may even reach a point of total disillusionment - with yourself, with the world, with your belief systems, with your relationships, with your career, with everything you once took for granted.

This dis-illusionment, this breaking down of illusions, can lead either to a lifetime of depression, fear and a bitter shutting-off from life, or - when listened to - it can become a portal to liberation, to the letting go of the false, and the discovery of the truth of who we really are.

I love it when people come to me in "crisis", totally dis-illusioned with their lives. I always see it as a new beginning for them, an invitation to a life beyond illusions, to a life of deep rest and true connection. I meet them exactly where they are.


Monday, October 13, 2014

When I am silent, I have thunder hidden inside me. Rumi

Not every dangerous person is loud and threatening. 
In fact, as a rule, those who are the loudest and most obnoxious are usually not the ones that you have to worry about. 
They are merely blowhard that want everyone to think that they are tough, all bark and no bite so to speak. 
These people are like the barking little dog, protected by a fence, who constantly barks at the large, silent dog walking down the side walk. 
The little dog barks every day, but quickly has a change of heart (and bark) when it finds that the front gate has been left open and the big, silent dog steps inside.
On the other hand, the silent introvert, who has no interest in being the centre of attention, many times has thunder hidden inside.
 Introverts are not shy and meekly, as many seem to think. They sit quietly, listening and thinking because that is who they are. 
They are calm, quiet, and thoughtful people, but none of that means that they can't handle themselves. 
While the blowhard is running the mouth, the introvert is listening and preparing for what may happen. This is just the way he is, but it has many advantages.
Those around do not know what he is thinking, or what his next move may be. While the blowhard announces to the world what he is "going to do," the introvert doesn't announce his plans, he simply acts when he is ready to act. 
Never take the quiet person for granted. It is a mistake to take his silence as shyness or weakness. It is a mistake to think that he can't or won't defend himself.
Is this all theory or opinion? 
Not at all. 
I am an introvert. 
I am very quiet. But it would be a bad mistake to think that I can't or won't defend myself. 
I learn much more by being quiet and listening, instead of constantly trying to talk over others to add my two cents to every conversation. 
While I am sitting quietly, I am not only listening to the conversation, but I am also watching what is happening, with the people in the conversation, and around the room, something that others are oblivious to as they babble on and on. 
And yes, when I am silent, I have thunder hidden inside me, ready to respond to my command at any time. 
It is a mistake to disregard the silent person's intelligence, attention, or skills.


Sunday, October 12, 2014

My guru is this moment. My lineage is this moment. My spiritual path is this moment. And my home is this moment.

Even when things fall apart, who you really are cannot fall apart.

What you are is simply the ocean which allows every wave of experience to arise and fall. Waves of fear, 
helplessness, and 
even heartbreak are not a problem for what you are. It is all simply the ocean breathing in and out. In the ocean's depths, there is a peace beyond understanding.

In the beginning, 
I found myself lost in the 'relative' perspective ("I'm a separate person desperately trying to fix myself, to become perfect, pure, enlightened, whole."). 
Later on, 
I got stuck in the 'absolute' perspective ("There's no world, no time, no me... and no perspectives!"). These days, 
what's seen is this: 
The absolute dances AS the relative. 
The ocean dances AS the waves. 
And so the words 'absolute' and 'relative' melt away.... 
And the dance goes on......

Life is here to break your heart over and over again until you realise that heartbreak is life too. 
And then your heart can no longer be broken. Or fixed. 
And you stand naked in front of life, 
moment by moment, 
knowing that whatever happens is totally okay even in the midst of perfect devastation, which, of course, is devastating perfection. 
This is freedom beyond the speaking of it.


Saturday, October 11, 2014

There is a scripture that says.....think of the other more highly than yourself. ...,.my advice spend more time with "have nots"

Here's the thing.

It is easy to feel sorry for or look to help someone who we perceive has less (not only materially) than us.

But what if I were to say that this is a little trick our primitive nature plays on us, what that somehow shake the core of many of our beliefs?

By creating a pecking order of the haves and have nots, it actually place the have nots in a lower position than us thus satisfying our automatic brain's instinct to place us above others in order to "protect" us or insulate us from danger.

We all have a primitive nature and we all have a divine nature.

To access the latter, I feel it is essential to recognize that even someone we perceive as bigger, better, richer, better looking, more social, smarter...even Tigger has a soul.


Friday, October 10, 2014

You have never really lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.

It is easy to get so caught up working out, studying various subjects, providing a living, and taking care of business, that we can forget to help those who are really struggling in this life. 
Be always willing to step up and protect the weak when they are being attacked, but that is not the only time that they need help.
Look for ways to step up and help those less fortunate than yourself. 
A heart of benevolence is always a part of the righteous lifestyle. Help as many people as you can, as much as you can...
"You cannot talk to a frog in a well about the vast sea; he is limited to his area of space. A summer insect has no knowledge of snow; it knows nothing beyond its own season." Chiu Shu
You will find that the majority of people out there will not be able to understand much of righteous lifestyle or why you would chose to live this lifestyle. 
This is becoming even more evident as the moral character of our world seems to continue to degenerate. 
People just can’t understand why you would risk your life to defend a stranger or why you won’t lower your standards just for the time being or just until the deal is done.
People who do not take honour seriously cannot comprehend why anyone would put their character and honour ahead of their comfort or finances. 
It just does not compute for them. They think that this is ridiculous. These people have no concept of true honour and therefore can’t understand the warrior lifestyle. 
Talking to them about the standards is about as productive as talking to them about quantum physics.
Be selective with whom you share this information. 
Understand that not everyone will be sympathetic to your quest. 
There are but few who are able to understand the way, and fewer still, who are able to live by the ideals. 
Just as a summer insect cannot understand the concept of snow, they cannot comprehend the lifestyle we choose.
"With integrity you have nothing to fear, since you have nothing to hide. With integrity you will do that right thing, so you will have no guilt. With fear and guilt removed, you are free to be and do your best." Zig Ziglar

Integrity has no need of rules. 

With fear and guilt removed, you are free to be and do your best. That is a powerful statement. In order to be and do your best, you have to be able to focus your mind 100% on the task at hand at any one time. 
You can't do that if there are other concerns pressing your mind for attention.
It is only when you get rid of fear, doubt, guilt, worry, etc., and walk a life of total integrity, that you are free to do you best and totally focus on whatever you are doing. 

The word integrity comes from the Latin word integer, which means whole or unbroken completeness.
 It can also be defined as a state of being complete and undivided, or incorruptibility. 
if you have integrity, your commitment to your own personal principles will be incorruptible. 
If we look at integrity from this point of view, it would mean being true to your beliefs and principles, or as the definition above states, steadfastly adhering to the high moral principles or standards that you have set for yourself to follow.
Make it a point to get rid of the things in your life that weigh you down. 
Free yourself to be the best that you can be!


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Strength Training ~ It's about more than lifting weights.

Do you add strength training to your training routine? 
If so, are you training for functionality or simply to have a good looking body?
Training should be balanced. 
It should include more than your martial arts training. 
mental training, and 
aerobic training are all an important part of a warrior's training routine. 
Don't neglect any part of your body!
It is not wise get into a set training routine and never change it up. 
Your muscles will start to adapt to your specific training routine, so you should mix it up a little. 
Add new exercises and new stretches to your daily workout. 
Never rest on your laurels; 
always seek constant, 
never-ending improvement!