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Most people tend to express problems in ways that do not reveal the true source of their pain.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 22, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

And most people reply to such cries for help with cries for help. [a helpful message from Eckhardt Tolle]

It's all about the huge influence our unconscious brain exerts, as part of the human condition.

 

It's OK when you have an ego; it's not OK when an ego has you.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 19, 2019

The Thought Behind The Tweet

When it comes to ego, I believe moderation is the right course.

Eastern philosophies teach the merits of reduction of ego...removal of it to the extent that is possible. [Total removal of ego being a blissful state.]

Western capitalists have illustrated the serious damage caused by high, out-of-control egos.

It seems to me human beings were meant to have egos...why else would virtually all of us [if not all of us] have them? 

But, moderation is required...self-control, that is.

Some people become problem magnets...attracting a never-ending series of similar problems.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 18, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Many of us don't see the problems coming let alone see we are the specialists who create them.

For some people - problems get totally out of control...arriving one after another...time after time after time.

Some people cannot get out of their 'problem ruts'. They need help removing bad habits. They need the benefits found in other people's talents & strengths. 

 

 

Better to be skilled at puzzles than cross words.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 16, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

When you are skilled at puzzles you deliver value.

When you are skilled at cross words you remove value.

Constructive criticism is an oxymoron.

 

Trust is gained in small increments, one consistent action at a time.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 14, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Trust is lost in large lumps, one misunderstood-inconsistent action at a time. 

So, the scale is weighted against you...or, is it weighted for you?

You can perceive it either way...it doesn't matter as long as you are objective about it and do not begrudge the reality of it.

When it comes to trust, the scale is weighted: it isn't just about your perceptions of your intentions and your actions; it's about other people's perceptions of your actions and your intentions; small understood-consistent actions build trust in small increments; small misunderstood-inconsistent actions destroy trust in large lumps.

PS: Trust: an interpersonal juxtaposition: so fragile, so essential, so egoic...Perceptions of Interests and Actions...laced with biases that are somehow and somewhy ingrained to protect egos. Trust: the fundamental human-to-human consideration.

Ignorance is bliss; enlightenment is bliss: the work in between is the tough part.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 12, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

For some reason, we have an old saying, "Ignorance is bliss." Obviously, that's an exaggeration...or is it?

At the other end of the spectrum, many gurus have taught, "Enlightenment is bliss." I think that may be true...however, not having reached that state I cannot say for sure.

Yes - work is challenging...it tests us, it resists our desires, and it strengthens us. 

And perhaps, as James Allen taught, perfection and work-mastery bring bliss as work-challenges vanish.

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