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Create Internal Change

by Pete on June 19, 2013

Be the change you wish to see in the world ~Gandhi On Monday we spoke of the alchemical principle that to change something about your life experience, you must change your relationship to that thing. To change your relationship with an entity, you must change yourself. Other than just reading motivational posters that say “Change […]

Your relationship to money

by Pete on May 29, 2013

Think about your relationship with someone, your spouse, parents, children, or friend. What’s it like? Maybe it’s a loving relationship. Maybe it’s confrontational. Maybe it’s indifferent. Maybe it’s co-dependent. Maybe it’s a combination of all of the above at different times. We know that our relationship to a person determines 1) how we behave around […]

Start from Good

by Pete on May 20, 2013

“The squeaky wheel get’s the grease” may be one of the worst sayings in the English cliche box. It’s created a society based on complaining to get things. We learn from childhood that those with problems get special attention from teachers and parents. As we mature into adulthood we find that we can get our […]

The Autotelic Personality

by Pete on May 15, 2013

In our last post on the subject of flow, we mentioned the autotelic personality as something to be strived for. Flow is the most rewarding state to be in. Therefore, the more often you’re in flow, the more enjoyment you’ll get out of life. “Autotelic” means “having purpose in and not apart from itself.” To be autotelic is to […]

Finding Flow

by Pete on May 13, 2013

Flow, as defined by psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, is the state of full immersion. It’s simultaneously blissful and exciting state of being where one is utilizing the most potent parts of the mind and body without anything extraneous. This occurs when a high level of skill meets a high level of challenge. Without a challenge, we […]

Fulfill Your Desires or Else Be Traumatized!

by Pete on May 6, 2013

Have you ever noticed a dog shudder? Almost all mammals, including us humans, will shudder from time to time. Shuddering is not just a random body movement. Actually, there are very few “random” body movements. Almost everything we do has an important purpose. Sneezing and coughing expel germs from our bodies, yawning helps bring oxygen […]

The International Day of Idleness

by Pete on May 3, 2013

Yesterday was a huge holiday, I’m sure you missed it. It was The International Day of Idleness. Yes, that’s a real thing. In 1966 in Argentina, The World Tramps Congress (also a real thing) named May 2nd as the International Day of Idleness as a response to May 1st being Labor Day. Essentially, it’s a day […]

Work vs. Play

by Pete on May 2, 2013

The purpose of life is not to work. The purpose of life is to play. We forget that often. It will help to define what these words mean. Work is anything we do to acquire something else. We work for an extrinsic reward; something outside of the activity itself. At our occupations, we work for money. Money is […]

Make your whims productive.

by Pete on April 29, 2013

A lot of “being productive” is going against your immediate whims. We are raised to believe that whims are evil, that what you want to do, and what you should do are at odds. The bad P word of “procrastination” is synonymously with lack of “will power.” Will power is needed to fight against your immediate […]

Attracting What You Want

by Pete on April 26, 2013

In the past few years, one of the biggest thought epidemics or fads (depending on you opinion of it) is the “Law of Attraction.” The movement got a huge push and air of credibility when Oprah Winfrey endorsed it in 2007. She retroactively credited this “law’s” style of thinking for bringing her her good fortune. […]

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