Interesting day, on Facebook yesterday on the subject of Gluten. It all got quite emotional.
I am not sure why Gluten was the flavour of the day (excuse pun) but it sure invoked some passionate responses.
Got me thinking about what I am ‘prepared’ to read and how I ‘choose’ to react.
Seems to me that there appears to be a stampede culture where, myself included, where people react to headlines not content and we have so been conditioned by media and advertising and politics.
My conclusion is that it is more important for me to slow down and choose if I want to read the content and only ever react when I have read the content.
It was a good day for learning.
What do you think?
There appears a need for people to wake up, expressed virtually everyday on Social Media sites – Is it not that they should get present to their trance?
We are always in trance – it is all a question of who runs the trance? My submissive side or my controlling side,
To be in balance I have to allow both, plus all the other sides of me to be and to function.
There is no one way unless the one way is the holistic way of many parts coming together.
There is nothing to learn but all to experience so that I get and I give – we all transact our way through life. I happen to believe that should be fun for the most part.
It all lives through my ability to respond – i.e. its all my response-ability
My beliefs are my beliefs are my trance
Your beliefs are your beliefs are your trance, …… Enjoy ‘em, peeps. that’s all we got!
“Nothing makes a woman more beautiful that the belief that she is beautiful.”
~ Sophia Loren.
I posted this quote in Facebook, which got a number of reactions.
I was struck by the passion of the response and I got that the responses were beliefs that Peeps were expressing.
I dropped into my normal chiding style of responding but then I got into my flow and discovered what I really though makes Women beautiful to me. I wrote:
I guess if you set the standard of measurement of beauty as being skin and bone then other measurement standards may appear to be Politically Correct. (Personally, I experience the majority of politically structured people as complete Jack Asses)
If what I see pleases my eye it can be beautiful
If what I see and then feel pleases my emotional state it can be beautiful If what I see and then hear pleases my listening it can be beautiful
I have a tendency to the Visual as my strong suit but even what I smell and taste can be beautiful and most certainly the combination of the aforementioned things and the spirit that holds those things in the way they are presented can be beautiful
I know many incredibly beautiful women who do not fit many of the modern day procreation selection material or sexual stimulation standards yet who possess such beauty that I am stimulated because it is their ontological presentation that I experience as beauty.
I do not experience that as being at the centre of that woman. I experience that as a single quality or multiple qualities that they present.
Perhaps that what Sophia was alluding to when she described it as belief.
I don’t know. I am not Sophia Loren
The picture selection and following information comes from Google Search:
Sophia Loren is an Italian actress. Loren is widely recognized as Italy’s most renowned and honoured actress. Wikipedia
Born: September 20, 1934, Rome, Italy
Height: 1.74 m
Full name: Sofia Villani Scicolone Ponti
Spouse: Carlo Ponti (m. 1966-2007)
Children: Edoardo Ponti, Carlo Ponti
Two Women 1960
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow 1963
Marriage Italian Style 1964
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Michael posted this question in Facebook, as you can see.
My response was as follows:
The HR guy, where I used to work, talking about email, ten+ years ago, was telling me that he thought informal communication was suffering badly.
In that respect email has transitioned into Social Media and has improved again.
I have great friends that I have never met!
I think the phone as a verbal device, is now the casualty.
The phone is now the ‘Smart’phone which is predominantly a non verbal device but it is dominating communication.
It will be interesting to see how that will swing back.
‘Swings and Roundabouts’
That’s how it occurs to me.
What do you think?
I was just listening to Kiki Dee ‘Loving and Free’ from her Amoureuse album.
Isn’t wonderful how music can remind us of forgotten or significant times ?
Each is times-tamped within us and it always seems to show up when it is most needed.
This track was significant to me when I was having a tough time emotionally as a young adult – I was , truth be known, lonely and scared about that.
The fabulous words to this song took me onto something else in my life. They motivated me and I didn’t realise it at the time.
I have never been lonely since and I rarely experience being scared as a bad thing, more so a motivator
NLP Practitioners’ will recognise that as an Anchor.
Tunes like this and Pick Up The Pieces by the Average White Band (My waiting in Queues enjoying time anchor) are my Ear Worms
Bound, I am bound, like a knot on a string
Eager to be where my life can begin
Out of the shadow and into the sun
So many things that I should have done
I will untangle myself, so that I can see
I will untangle myself, everything will be
Loving and free
Bound I am bound, like a rope on a swing
Up in the air and then down again
Sure for the first time so clear in my mind
Wise to the feeling I gently unwind
Which music or tunes have driven you to a new experience?
Sources You Tube, www.lyricsfreak.com and .wikipedia.org
I was asked what this meant.
Here is my view:
We all vibrate – which is energy.
Everything in the universe is energy. Everything vibrates
If God is omnipotent and omnipresent, then God is everywhere all the time and is the energy (and it’s frequency) within you.
If you become aware of your state or how you are being at any point in time you tune in.
In which case you are tuning into God.
In NLP terms we observe how when people internalise, they create their reality.
Thinking, day dreaming, dreaming tend to be unconscious activities and we tend not to remember the insights we are getting whereas if we are conscious of our internal state we realise much more and have greater choice and freedom
I loved listening to Matt Kendall speak, the other night.
A man after my on heart!
I think of goals like Football Goals – fixed, solid and every chance of missing them usually resulting in stoppage time.
i.e. The game (life) requires minimal down time in my opinion
It is better to focus on your actions, skills and behaviour and bend it like Beckham
Its all about what you do, rather than what you plan
- notice how good it feels and
- see what else you can do
As Landmark Education say:
SatisfACTION comes from being in action
Last March, Bitly teamed up with Forbes to produce a data visualization which looks at how 15 media properties are being disproportionately consumed online on a state-by-state basis over the month of April. We had various preconceived notions of which state’s residents are more likely to consume news sites from certain newspapers, televised news, news magazines and online-only news properties.
For example, we believed that Fox News had a stranglehold on the south of the U.S., though maybe CNN might be able to take Georgia with their hometown advantage. We also thought that online-only sites, such as the Huffington Post, would not have the geographical bias of consumption in the same way that regional papers such as the Chicago Tribune or the Los Angeles Times would.
While the visualization and analysis over a month’s worth of data answered many of our questions ………..
See bitly blog – Introducing the Bitly Media Map!. for the rest of the story
My FB Friend Mott posted a great picture today!
and as you can see, I couldn’t resist adding something!
Nothing really is everything and everything consists of nothing
It only becomes something once we make it into Something by adding a meaning or a logic or a thought and that is where the trouble can start.
When no..thing means some..thing it can change lives for good and from my experience, largely bad.
People kill to maintain their beliefs and values (that’s something constructed out of nothing)
People kill at the behest of governments or religion or corporations, to maintain their beliefs, values and missions (that’s something else that’s been constructed)
People can suffer, in particular Children, because people add meanings to events and situations (there’s something mean there)
When I coach and even when I am teaching NLP, I spend a lot of time dealing with peoples’ something and converting it into something else and even nothing if I can get that far.
Actually all along, it wasn’t really any..thing until it got processed by them in the past and in the moment of now has become some..thing significant.
Right here and right now (AKA ‘the present’ , which is both Immeasurably small and infinitely large at the same time) ‘Nothing’ is going on .
Nothing is everything everywhere until we fix it as something at a point in time.
Is there something bothering you from your past?
leave it alone. Treat it as nothing and enjoy your journey
Help others create better things or no..thing at all out of their somethings