Sunday, July 31, 2016

The Ultimate Introduction to NLP, Making Positive Changes Stick: re-pattern your behavior

"You can re-pattern your behavior by changing the way you feel."
-Chap 4

"If they present the problem as something they do, then they have the ability to do something different instead."
-Chap 5, 28:15

The Ultimate Introduction to NLP ~ Making Positive Changes Stick; submodalities

"That's because the size of the picture matters when it comes to feeling more or less involved. Even if the content remains the same, when you change the quality of the picture: it's size, distance, brightness, and color, your whole experience changes.

Now think of something that happened to you recently and still bothers you. Something that you wish to have off your mind...

Chances are that you are imagining a life-size scene, as vividly as if you are actually there, right?

Take that picture and begin by making it smaller. Then, move it off into the distance and drain the color out of it. If you hear the voices and sounds of the scene make them fade away together with the brightness. Make the picture so small that you have to squint to see what's in there and then make it even smaller. When it is the size of a breadcrumb, you can then just brush it away. Just like that.

That feels better right? Good!—then I suggest you leave it where it is. See this is the point where people usually ask me, 'and what if it coms back?' And if it does you just take 10 more seconds of your time, it really shouldn't take longer than that, and you do it again. After you've done it a few times your brain will get the hang of it and start doing it all by itself."

Chapter 4.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Mingyur Rinpoche, Meditate Everywhere, Anytime

How You Can Meditate Everywhere, Anytime | HuffPost Rise
Learn meditation from this Tibetan Buddhist Master.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLvPhzNuxE4

"We can meditate everywhere, anytime. Even three seconds, two seconds... While you're walking, while you are having coffee and tea, while you're having meeting... So you can meditate.

Many people has little bit misunderstanding about mediation. They think of mediation meaning, 'Think of nothing, concentrate!' So... push too much. We cannot block thought and emotion. In fact, we need thought and emotion. Whether you listen to your monkey mind or not, that's the issue.

What I call "monkey mind"... mind is chattering, yada yada. Monkey mind is giving you opinion. So whether you listen to opinion or not is up to you, right?

Through mediation, what we do is... we have to make friends with the Monkey mind. But how to make friends?—Just giving bananna doesn't work. Right method is: you need to give job to monkey mind. How to give job to monkey mind?

Simple mediation Training: Be aware of the breath. You ask Monkey mind, 'Hello! Watch breath.' Monkey mind says, 'Ah yeah! Good idea!' And be aware of breath. Breath in, breath out, Breath in.

There's a lot of thought, comes in the background. Don't care, no problem. As long as you don't forget your breath, anything is okay. No need too much concentration. Simply be aware of breath. Breathe in, breath out, breathe in.

Even two breath, one breath... Therefore, we can meditate everywhere, anytime.

Zen & The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

In Zen & The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, chapter 13, the speaker describes pheadra's opinions on why everyone describes quality as being different. He describes that

"Quality is shapeless, formless, indescribable. To see shapes and forms is to intellectualise. Quality is independent of any such shapes and forms. The names, the shapes and forms we give Quality depend only partly on the Quality. They also depend partly on the a priori images we have accumulated in our memory. We constantly seek to find, in the Quality event, analogies to our previous experiences... The reason people see Quality differently is because they come to it with different sets of analogies."

I see in this the same description NLP uses to describe how we take in information, and based on our own beliefs, upbringing, etc. we form stories and use these stories to process ideas. The stories we use to hold ideas dictate who we become.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

How not to help our poorer brother quotes


“Something can be done by good laws; more can be done by honest administration of the laws; but most of all can be done by frowning resolutely upon the preachers of vague discontent; and by upholding the true doctrine of self-reliance, self-help, and self-mastery"

-Teddy Roosevelt

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Carl Jung — Everything That Irritates Us About Others

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” – Carl Jung

Matthew Kelly – The Rhythm of Life

"The people we surround ourselves with either raise or lower our standards. They either help us to become the best version of ourselves or encourage us to become lesser versions of ourselves. We become like our friends. No man becomes great on his own. No woman becomes great on her own. The people around them help to make them great.
We all need people in our lives who raise our standards, remind us of our essential purpose, and challenge us to become the best version of ourselves."
Matthew Kelly – The Rhythm of Life