- Producer24/11/2016Find Your Calm. Achieving Mindfulness in a Demanding WorldYou are on a beach at sunset, walking along the water's edge. The air is crisp and warm, smelling a little salty. The sky is clear with a few clouds. You feel a slight breeze on your face and see the waves coming in from the ocean. You sit down...
Comments24/11/2016 #2 Max CarterI use this meditation and have given it to thousands I have worked with.
Say "I let got of everything"
Repeat these words until your body takes over the breathing and then tel yourself.
"I go into the void of my mind to learn what I need to know right now."
This creates a calm space for you to be shown things that will aid you in dealing with life better and in less stressful ways getting the guidance form within.
- Producer22/11/2016If Knowledge is Power than Wisdom is UnderstandingHere’s why.I started my day out with the following quote. I didn’t think about it, I just looked for this exact quote to set the tone of my day. I look back hours later and realize I set the process of my thinking and my doing to be one of...
Comments22/11/2016 #1 Jared WieseOh so true, Max!
Another of my favorite quotes/mottos - to LOOK for that simpler application:
"We are drowning in information but starved for knowledge." -John Naisbitt
Yet, you are exactly right. How many times have we gone to school or taken a class to "pass"? That goes to your Einstein quote:
"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough."
I agree that practical, maybe daily wisdom is the true test of understanding. Your quote: "If Knowledge is Power than Wisdom is Understanding".
I read once, when you learn from a master, it is not done or real until it becomes part of you and even changed BY you.
- Producer01/11/2016What To Do When You Feel OverwhelmedIf everyone was satisfied with himself, There would be no heroes. --Mark TwainI found myself feeling a little more stressed than normal. I was...
Comments02/11/2016 #20 Pamela L. Williams#8 I walk. When faced with a dilemma of any kind, if I walk, I'll develop a solution. At my different jobs they had to learn that when they see Pam walking down the hall (ignoring anyone she passes) or outside, leave her alone because when she comes back...eureka! :-) One time I never made it out of my office before I did an immediate about face, it was so quick the team's new assistant thought I had lost my mind.02/11/2016 #19 Paul Kearley#15 thanks @Sarah Elkins of course that example was from a few years ago pre cancer. Now I do the same thing except it's a brisk walk and I always walk with my border collie by my side. Oh the stories she could tell from what I've told her as we've walked countless kilometres01/11/2016 #16 Franci Eugenia HoffmanI enjoyed this post, Paul. I got home from our trip feeling tired and overwhelmed. Your post helped put me back on track and I am ready to regroup and move forward. I'm not a runner but I like a good vigorous walk. It clears my mind and gives me new energy.01/11/2016 #15 Sarah Elkins#10 That's exactly what I was thinking, @Melissa Hughes. As well as the reminder in your book that sometimes when you get stuck, getting out of your routine will help un-stick you. That's a big part of my next post about #NoLongerVirtual.
@Paul Kearley View more#10 That's exactly what I was thinking, @Melissa Hughes. As well as the reminder in your book that sometimes when you get stuck, getting out of your routine will help un-stick you. That's a big part of my next post about #NoLongerVirtual.
@Paul Kearley, it sounds like you and @Laura Mikolaitis have a lot in common in terms of running to clear your head. I'm not a runner, but I find that if I take a vigorous hike, I can stop my gerbil-mind from spinning for a little while and figure out my next steps. Of course, sometimes you have to give yourself a little time to be frustrated, sad, angry, before you can move on to action and problem-solving. Great reminder here. Close01/11/2016 #14 Paul Kearley#12 we'll @Dawn Kieran as you can see you have come to a good place to find direction!
The thing I have found about finding the right moment is that you sometimes have to stop waiting for them to appear and start making them happen.
I'm so happy you stopped by my article for a little read.
Now the ball is in your court.01/11/2016 #10 AnonymousWow... I love this post, @Paul Kearley! There is a lot of research out there about how nature decreases cortisol production and other ways it impacts the brain. Sometimes, all it takes is a quiet moment with the earth to reset and refresh. Thank you for the reminder.... we've all been there!01/11/2016 #8 Paul Kearley#6 @Pamela L. Williams yes, I had heard that. Funny thing, as long as I can remember, whenever I feel out of sorts, I find an old tree (preferably a pine) and I put my whole back against it including the back of my head and I meditate, feeling the strength of the tree and I just listen. I am amazed at some of the ideas I have taken from this meditation/listening time. Yeah, I know. weird. But, for me, it seems to work.01/11/2016 #6 Pamela L. WilliamsPaul, know when to say when was the hardest lesson for me to learn. An interesting note about trees. For a long time scientists believed trees were stand-alone, self reliant. It's only been more recently that they've learned that plants have what you might call an Internet in which the cables are actually a fungus that grows on the roots and through this fungus the trees are communicating with other plants. A literal plant communication network that tells the trees when something is amiss and allows the tree to react accordingly. Nothing lives, works, or just exists in isolation. It's when we think we do that we stop listening to the signals telling us something is amiss. That is when those heavy, hard objects come flying at us! You might say the fungus among us is trying to tell us to chill out!01/11/2016 #5 Jared WieseAwesome post, Paul!
"I had even put off going for my daily runs, which usually helped me to clear my head and put things in perspective."
See, you KNEW better - and your body finally made you get moving to realize it ;)
So many parallels here. As such, am sharing to the following hives as in the order of your discovery:
- The Miracle morning (https://www.bebee.com/group/themiraclemorning) for the routine of exercising daily to clear yourself in so many ways,
- Eckhart Tolle (Eckhart Tolle) for the Power of Now and using stillness to connect with nature, and
- Habits of Highly Effective People (https://www.bebee.com/group/habits-of-highly-effective-people) for Covey's paradigm shifts of proactivity and "Circle of Influence".
Also check out https://www.bebee.com/producer/@jaredwiese/how-daily-questions-create-a-quality-life for more "pause time" to reflect and recharge - daily.01/11/2016 #3 Paul Kearley#1 you're right @Kevin Pashukwe both seem to be blessed with wonderful spouses who just know us sometimes better than we know ourselves.
As for being an introvert, I do it kicking and screaming. I seem to find myself as an incompetent introvert sitting on the fence between two states... introversion and extroversion.01/11/2016 #2 Laura Mikolaitis@Paul Kearley, this is a truly inspiring post and one that I can relate to. I've descended into that abyss on more than one occasion and if it not for the nudge of my husband telling me to "go for a run" and the winds of nature accepting me with open arms, it would have been much more difficult to climb out. I've learned (and believe I am a work in progress) that we all need those moments of reassessing where we are at the present moment. I believe that when we fall into that abyss it is so that when we finally climb out, we climb out stronger and with new perspective. Kudos to you for recognizing and accepting the opportunity to start again. We need the reset button from time to time. As for viewing problems as challenges, I couldn't agree more. It makes all the difference in how we approach them.01/11/2016 #1 Kevin PashukI didn't get past the first paragraph Paul before I nailed you as a fellow introvert. I recognize those emotions and thankfully, like yours, my wife knows when I need to recharge the emotional batteries with some alone time. Your epiphany was important... perspective of facts, not emotions, is how you need to frame things.
In the meantime, while you are practicing your newfound wisdom, perhaps you could order one of these shirts. https://www.lookhuman.com/design/57638-sorry-i-cant-right-now-im-busy-introverting?aff_sub=TnL5HPStwNw
- Producer20/10/2016The Hardest Thing To TeachPart of the reason why I write is to force myself to lay out my philosophies on life for my daughter. Not to be morbid, but we are all going to die one day. When that is, no one knows. The more I write, the more she will have for later, (if...
Comments23/10/2016 #2 Jared WieseJoey, I love this! Thank you so much for the wonderful "begin with the end in mind" essay.
I learned from Brian Tracy that the best thing we can give our kids is self-esteem. That it's the number one goal as a parent. Your story and desires demonstrate its truth.
As for the Ego, sharing in the Eckhart Tolle hive...
- Producer17/10/2016The Mundane, Magic and MetamorphosisThose who have been following my Journey will know that my Story runs much deeper than just a return to Health, They will have followed my Thought Patterns, because I've recorded them all in the Moment, in the Flow as they came. They will know...
Comments20/10/2016 #21 Jared WiesePoetic, Gary!
Sounds in alignment with The Miracle Morning's "mediocrity" for the Mundane.
For more info, see the hive, http://halelrod.com/ep-27-the-95-reality-check/ View morePoetic, Gary!
Sounds in alignment with The Miracle Morning's "mediocrity" for the Mundane.
For more info, see the hive, http://halelrod.com/ep-27-the-95-reality-check/
Also struck me as relevant to Eckhart Tolle's The Power of Now. Close18/10/2016 #20 Praveen Raj GullepalliVery inspiring dear Gary! You truly are mind over matter. Magic is all in the mind. For thoughts become things. Here's something from recent memory that resonates with it all...I was out of town last week with Dad, his childhood friend and my bro in law on some work of my Dad's childhood friend. We travelled to Bangalore and back. I remember him from the time I was 4, almost 45 years ago. 25 years ago, he developed Parkinsons...and has been battling it ever since. Tooth and nail. He is around 74 now. Trembles all the time...can't hold a glass of water or a cuppa by himself. But his mind is razor sharp and he plans meticulously, though he tends to be overbearingly repetitive. Walks 4 kms morning and 5 kms evening everyday...been doing it for years. Invests in properties and sell them to builders and makes enough to add to things. He amazes me with his tenacity and sense of purpose and his self-discipline in his daily routine. Isn't that magic!18/10/2016 #19 Dean OwenI've been thinking hard how to respond to this and have written comments only to delete them. I believe the power comes from within and you have that power. I don't. If I was diagnosed like you were, I would probably sit around and let rigidity take me, and I'd be OK with that mainly because I feel I've had my lifetime share of living life to the fullest. Now obviously this is hypothetical. Who knows. I too might have some semblance of your power. What I do know is that you are an inspiration to all the fighters out there.17/10/2016 #8 Mohammed SultanDear Gary sharpe,Your simplicity is an ultimate sophistication.The magic of words lies in its simplicity,they often provide audiences with a vivid picture of what you are trying to say or do.When you reveal yourself telling your story or telling something about yourself in a simple way'you can easily not only get others acceptance but also can change their perception.Words sometimes become vivid and powerful like metaphors or analogies because you use them in such a big way that create an intimacy between you and the reader.Big long words mean little things and big things often use little words .Look how powerful are names like HP,IBM,GM and recently beBee,People don't like to be locked in by a sugar coated words that hide facts.it's far better to be simple ,honest and direct to stick in people's mind.If you are going to change something ,change your perception and the way your mind and body work.17/10/2016 #7 Ali Anani@Gary Sharpe- you asked me if I believe in the power of words. Now, I have the proof reading your buzz and finding myself acting by the power of your words. I shared, liked and now commenting. You have many similarities with me such as your writing THinking Patterns. I wrote recently a buzz on Patterns ARe the Mirrors of Future. I totally agree with you.
I loved these extracts from your buzz:
What we have is Dogma, Ingrained Thinking, Fear of the Unknown, Myopic Perspectives, Unacceptance, Self-Inflicted Unawareness.
Friends, us Humans were never, ever meant to Live without Magic in our lives. Trapping ourselves in the Mundane is precisely what is slowly Killing us.
You remind me of a buzz that I intend to write soon on how the flytrap plant taps an insect and how we should trap what is benefit o us and how o do that. Only if we appreciate what we still yet don't know.
Thanks for sharing this beautiful buzz.
- 19/10/2016Speaker - Eckhart Tolle ( )
Music: Ross Bugden - Check out his awesome music:
https://youtu.be/jtpqJELFDFsEckhart Tolle | Official Site - Spiritual Teachings and Tools For Personal Growth and Happinesswww.eckharttolle.com Official site for the author...
- Producer05/10/2016Appreciate the silence!Imagine you're in a bar with several friends and, coincidentally, everyone stops talking and laughing at the same time. Per second, just silence. The situation would certainly cause some embarrassment and probably someone at the table would say a...
Comments05/10/2016 #1 Jared WieseI love your essence: "In the first moments, it can be difficult. Then it becomes something beautiful and rewarding." @Flávio Rodrigues Vieira
"We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak." Epictetus (http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/e/epictetus106298.html)
"Seek first to understand, then to be understood" Stephen R. Covey
Shared in The Miracle Morning and Eckhart Tolle.
- Producer02/10/2016THE MIND IS THE SOURCE OF ALL SUFFERING AND THE SOURCE OF ALL HAPPINESS“If you are pained by external things, it is not they that disturb you, but your own judgment of them. And it is in your power to wipe out that judgment now.” Marcos Aurelius“The mind is the source of all suffering, and it is also the source of all...
Comments02/10/2016 #4 Emilia M. LudovinoThank you @David B. Grinberg for reading it and for the kind words. "Mind over matter" always makes me think - Wich comes first - The Mind or the Matter?. Being a naturally curious girl once I made this question to one of my Buddhist masters :), I was 14yo at the time and I'm still looking for the answer :). Glad you liked and shared it. I'm grateful for your support. Have a pleasant evening.
- 28/09/2016Dedicated to the work of @Ali Anani.
"The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity... and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself." William Blake
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Comments29/09/2016 #3 Jared WieseI love this pic! Made me initially think of all that holds up a golf course, yet most never notice. Perhaps it is a view of what supports all green. Let's notice more! Makes me think of noticing nature one of the best ways to practice the Power of Now: https://www.bebee.com/producer/hive/eckhart-tolle so sharing this there!
@Ali Anani, such beautiful views and thoughts. I see those too, thanks to you! Have a BEAUTY-FUL day...
- ProducerThe Power Of Now by Eckhart Tolle - THE Book SummaryThis post comes from Niklas Goeke on http://fourminutebooks.com/the-power-of-now-summary/. It contains a 1-Sentence and 4-minute summary: May 7, 2016 niklasgoeke Self ImprovementNo excuse NOT to read this... NOW! ;)By Niklasgoeke,...
Comments20/10/2016 #2 Jared Wiese#1 So true Frank!
"The constant stream of consciousness and thoughts in our head, which plays 24/7 in our heads, is mostly preoccupied with 2 things: the past and the future."
It really comes down to the 3 lessons from the summary author:
1. Life is just a series of present moments.
2. All pain is a result of resistance to the things you cannot change.
3. You can free yourself from pain by constantly observing your mind and not judging your thoughts.
"pain is nothing more than the result of you resisting to all the things you cannot change. We think a lot about the future and the past, but can live only in the present and have therefore no means to change many things from the other two that we’re unhappy about."
I have 3 or 4 of his books. One really good one that is short and sweet, and summarizes it well for me: "Stillness Speaks". Are we listening Now... or are we making more drama?20/10/2016 #1 Paul Frank GilbertA very interesting read. Definitely worth a speed read and perhaps another read if it strikes a cord. Out of it all the one driving idea ... NOW is critically important ... plans are great ... but don't spend all your time looking to tomorrow or what is next ... when doing what you are doing this very moment is all you really have and demands your full awareness and focus.
- The Power of Now: A Meditative Approach to Living In the Momentlifehacker.com There is no better time than the present. Eckhart Tolle's The Power of Now shows you how to move past pain, stress, and anxiety with the help of ancient teachings and modern thought designed to balance your life by living it moment to...
- Eckhart Tolle - The Power of Nowwww.butler-bowdon.com The Power of Now (1999) Eckhart Tolle A modern masterpiece of spiritual writing , The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment was first published in Canada. Released in the...