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 Nation of Clowns11 comments
picture11 May 2006 @ 05:13, by koravya. Personal Development
"We've turned into this nation of overfed clowns, riding around in clown cars, eating clown food, watching clown shows,"
James Howard Kunstler
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 Erasing Memories
picture 25 Jan 2006 @ 07:22, by letecia. Personal Development
Tonight I watched Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind with my housemates. I love the notion that we will be able to erase memories. How much more easily one could move on in life. But I wonder, would the lessons of Love be lost as well? And if the memories attached to that person also had to be erased, one might lose the whole chunks of time, right? Because if the Love is deep and shared between two people, when you are together, everything in your life is colored or shared with the other.

Even knowing that now, I find myself with such a heartache still, I might entertain the thought if the technology were available.

Hmm, who knows. I think I will sleep on that one. Only two more days until I fly to Jamaica! Maybe the equatorial sun will help me burn through the last stages of release.

OK enough about my sad story. I could recommend this film.

picture22 Jan 2006 @ 17:48, by freo7. Personal Development
*How To Avoid The Inner Critic*

How often have you envisioned a new idea, project or goal but ended up in "inertia-land" even before you've begun?

Inertia - you know - that weird sensation of feeling like you've stepped in mud up to your ankles : - )

Let's take a look at the definition of inertia for a moment...

According to Webster's dictionary, inertia means: Resistance or disinclination to motion, action, or change: the inertia of an entrenched bureaucracy.

sluggishness, The tendency of a body to resist acceleration Hmmm, do we notice a pattern here by chance?

Resistance pops up both times.

So what do we make of this?

Looking at the definition of resistance gives us:

1. The act or an instance of resisting or the capacity to resist.

2. A force that tends to oppose or retard motion. Now we're beginning to understand the reason for the sluggishness - but what's doing the resisting?

The ego mind - the part that's been conditioned by society, media, family, government, "corporate cults" and any other "system" that aims to hold you in a trance of following what they think is right for you.

So how do you avoid this resistance of the ego? First, you need to become fully aware of what your thinking and feeling. Second, you need to determine what's really important in your life. Is it your job, your family, money, etc.?

Hint: If you're focusing on any external desire, the ego's got control over you. (money, power, status, etc)

The KEY is to tune into what your Spirit is saying - to listen to it and honor it.

Example: If you're feeling sluggish at work and you know you can't stand your job, you may need a change of scenery.

Other possibility - if you're not facing an inner issue that's causing the resistance, the real solution is to come to terms with it (and free the "stuck" energy that's been causing the issue to begin with.)

Here's the "Essence" of how to avoid the Inner Critic starting today...

Become fully alive and... (yes you guessed it), really

and allow the "kid-like" energy in you to come put and play. Be outrageous today in your own way.

Take one step today that you've never taken before. The moment you do, you'll begin to free the inertia that holds back your Life's Dreams from becoming real.

Your Life's Dreams are sacred my friend.

We're counting on you to LIVE them and share them with the rest of us...

You've got some cool things to do today, we look forward to hearing your successes (and even if you happen to stumble, no problem, so do we occasionally : - )

Today's the day my friend, to be the real YOU

in all your glory...

And So It Is...
Posted by Brenda LIGHTS OF LOVE R US ~ Dreams Alive Activator ! ~ Dream Minder ~ Direct Route 2 EFFORTLESS PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT  More >

 A Clean Sweep
picture 16 Jan 2006 @ 16:25, by jmarc. Personal Development
Out with the old, in with the new. That's my theme every January. Clear out the junk, to make room for the new stuff that's trying to come my way. The first step in this proccess was to clean out my basement. It had the nasty effect of scaring a rat into my furnace, but now that that little situation has been resolved, I'm glad I did it, as everything down there is nice and tidy and in its place.  More >

 It isn't enough
picture3 Dec 2005 @ 06:50, by judih. Personal Development
"It isn't enough for your heart to break because everybody's heart is broken now."
(Allen Ginsberg)  More >

 Life is a Journey2 comments
picture 6 Nov 2005 @ 07:17, by skookum. Personal Development
Life is a Journey

Though I have cried and lashed back at my emotional pain, yet I realize it has transformed me.  More >

 WHAT'S IMPORTANT?8 comments
28 Oct 2005 @ 13:35, by swanny. Personal Development

I was somewhat reluctant to turn on the computer today, because, well not sure.
And then it occurred to me, there's a question I seem to be asking myself a lot these
days as I approach my 50th birthday. The question is "What's Important?" or more
so What is really important in this life?
So many times of late it seems my time is taken up by somewhat of mere distractions
and illusions and I have forgotten or never really taken the time to consider what is the essence
or "fundement" is of my or this life.
Certainly like many of youth, I wanted to save the world from the dangers of my time, and I tired
but as a mere youth, what could be done. But now with some of the wisdom hopefully and experiences
ganered from life, I find I must seriously sit down and reflect upon this life, my life and the world in general
and chart perhaps a new and different course or at least take the time to understand , to truly understand
the things and reasons for the things that I am doing.
I pointed that out to a dear friend the other day in that so many people seem to be doing things and yet
they seem to lack any understanding of why things are done a certain way or such. I mean they are simply
following orders or rote without having the benefit of the whys and wherefores of their actions. ie People drive cars
and work computers and nuclear stations perhaps without knowing the nuts and bolts of same. It could be
called a "Credibiliiy Gap"or "knowledge gap" or some but this seems done almost to the
point that such is not relavant or an issue and one simply does what ones told because "it works". And why it
works is not necessary to question or understand. This seems somewhat negligent to me...... for some reason.
Because it creates a world or reality ill or poorly founded and grounded.
Anyway thought it would make a good topic of discussion before we go to far in our ignorance and progress
that ....??? well whatever.

Alfred J.
Alberta Canada
October 28, 2005  More >

 Invalidation .
picture 27 Oct 2005 @ 13:02, by scotty. Personal Development
A friend sent me this article - I thought it important enough to post here ...

Invalidation may be the single most damaging form of psychological abuse.....  More >

 I'm Ready !
picture 10 Aug 2005 @ 21:06, by scotty. Personal Development
I am ready to accept positive changes in my life Now.

And to help me remember this I've printed out an Affirmations list and posted it on my wall !  More >

 Fun with Myers-Briggs and Strong0 comments
6 Jul 2005 @ 16:48, by craiglang. Personal Development
While very much of a personal trail, I offer this for the benefit of any others who may be on a similar path...
As many on NCN know, I have for years, been casting about trying to find what my career path should be. I often feel like a lost soul, wandering in the wilderness of life. And as a result, I have accumulated a rather interesting trail of tests such as Myers-Briggs, Strong-Campbell (now Strong Interest Inventory), and other similar exercises.

It has been interesting to note how the results have changed over the years. Yet none of it is a surprise, as such tests are really only telling you the same thing that you told them. However, it has been interesting to see the information laid out in a very straightforward snapshot - a "slice of life" in the present day. And it has been interesting to note the trail of results, showing my wanderings through life in recent years...  More >

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