Daily Quotations from Kevin Everett FitzMaurice, M.S. (2020)
- Ego will help you to recognize, remove, and replace your ego: a.k.a. self-esteem.
- Previous years are available for free through links at the end or from the page listing quotations.
#Negative #Intentions: 2020-07-10
1. Self-defeating intentions overcome positive circumstances almost every time.
2. Negative self-fulfilling prophecies will sabotage you, whether you believe they will or not.
3. Negative results often demonstrate negative intentions, so check your intentions if things are not working for you.
4. Revenge intentions damage your soul just by their existence because of the negative feelings, thoughts, speech, and actions that they result in.
5. Anger often has negative intentions that work against problem-solving, coping, forgiveness, understanding, acceptance, peace, happiness, and emotional responsibility.
#Something #Nothing: 2020-07-09
1. You can be the real thing only by being nothing.
2. You can be all you can be only by not being anything.
3. You can care enough to do your best only by caring enough to claim nothing.
4. You can dare to be your best by daring to be nothing but an empty vessel for God.
5. You can be anything you want to be in fantasy; however, in reality, you will always be nothing, so that you can host something.
#Faith #Hope: 2020-07-08
1. Praying for good in yourself and others is to have hope for humanity.
2. Thinking you and others either are or will be under God is to hope for the best for all.
3. Praying for good to enter yourself and others is to act charitably towards yourself and others.
4. Thinking you and others are or will be under God is to think charitably about yourself and others.
5. Encourage and reinforce relationships with others who pray and think about good for you, not evil.
#Semantic #Game: 2020-07-07
1. Words and their meaning games are for game players, not thinkers and doers.
2. Semantics is about more than playing games with the definitions, interpretations, and the meanings of words.
3. Many will ignore the apparent intention of a quotation in order to provide what they misconstrue to be a witty or brilliant recasting.
4. Pride loves to ignore accepted, established, and intended meanings of words in order to offer special meanings that are supposedly more accurate, intelligent, and meaningful.
5. How many professions are devoted to misinterpreting, misrepresenting, and misunderstanding the meaning of what is said so that they might introject their convenient, official, or political meaning?
#Three #Theaters: 2020-07-06
1. There are three separate theaters that we live in at all times.
2. We live in the theater of God’s mind, and this is the theater where babies and little children spend their time.
3. We live in the theater of the world, and this is the theater where young and older children spend their time.
4. We live in the theater of our mind, and this is the theater where adults spend their time.
5. Keeping these three theaters available, conscious, and distinct are tasks most adults are not aware of having.
#Mind #Theater: 2020-07-05
1. The theater of the mind can be useful for experimenting; however, it soon becomes an obsession and a trap of its own.
2. The theater of the mind is used to create the illusion of knowing, doing, and being something in the theater of the world.
3. Mistaking the theater of the mind for the theater of the world is technically psychotic, but it is the normal state of mind for adults.
4. Adults spend more of their life living in and believing in the theater of their mind than they do living in and believing in the theater of the world.
5. The theater of the mind can be useful for providing feedback to your feelings, thoughts, and behaviors in the theater of the world as long as you keep your head on straight.
#Work #Wonderful: 2020-07-04
1. Be grateful for and enjoy the fact that you have the ability to work.
2. Be grateful for and enjoy the Energy and power you receive while working.
3. Be grateful for and enjoy the planning and organizing intelligence you receive while working.
4. Be grateful for and enjoy the accomplishments and progress you can participate in while working.
5. Be grateful for and enjoy the Energy fixing and making things better when you have the privilege of working.
#Slavery #Freedom: 2020-07-03
1. Your freedom exists in your choices of how to serve what you are a slave to.
2. Slavery is the constant condition of life because the only question is, what are you a slave to?
3. You will be rewarded by what you are a slave to, and some masters reward with punishments.
4. You are a slave to your body, and if you don’t serve your body well, then your body won’t serve you well.
5. There is only one reliable master who will always reward you with more good than you provide, but the service commitment required is absolute, exclusive, and eternal.
#Charity #Hope: 2020-07-02
1. To think of others with charity means to give others the benefit of the doubt.
2. To pray for others with charity means to hope that they choose to serve God.
3. To speak of others with charity means not to assume the worst but to consider the best intentions.
4. To encourage others with charity means to instill hope in others by telling them that you believe they will turn to God.
5. To behave towards others with charity means to treat them as if they have good intentions or are going to switch back to good intentions.
#Presume #Arrogance: 2020-07-01
1. While you would not presume to supervise or criticize a plumber because you use plumbing, you will try to challenge a philosopher because you use thinking.
2. While you would not presume to supervise or criticize a carpenter because you live in a wooden building, you will try to challenge a sage because you meditate.
3. While you would not presume to suggest the next move to chess master because you can play chess, you will try to challenge a genius because you can speak.
4. While you would not presume to supervise or criticize an electrician because you use electrical appliances, you will try to challenge an expert because you have an opinion.
5. While you would not presume to supervise or criticize a concert pianist because you have a piano at home, you will try to challenge a master or a specialist in a field because you are acquainted with that field.
#Intention #Life: 2020-06-30
1. There is no life without intention.
2. Intentions are not emotions or thoughts.
3. Intentions are manufactured instincts that provide power to a specific goal.
4. Intentions are like a bow and arrow such that the bow provides power, and the arrow provides direction.
5. Intentions have an energy component that follows and pushes for the realization of a cognitive component.
#Patience #Faith: 2020-06-29
1. Patience deepens faith.
2. Patience is a witness of faith.
3. Patience reinforces and strengthens faith.
4. Patience is confirmation for and proof of faith.
5. Patience provides the right relationship to faith.
#Habits #Change: 2020-06-28
1. You don’t change; your intentions change.
2. You don’t change what you serve changes.
3. You don’t change; your conditioning changes.
4. You don’t change; your habits and routine change.
5. You don’t change; your tastes and self-talk change.
#Individual #Think: 2020-06-27
1. Individual people think, and groups of people cannot think.
2. Individual people reason, and groups of people cannot reason.
3. Only individual people think because a group of people is not a being with the ability to think.
4. Only individual people reason because there is no being “group of people” that can reason on its own.
5. Only individual people think and claims that groups of people think are false; however, in order to communicate, groups of people will find the lowest-common-denominator of what its individuals think.
#Enjoy #Resent: 2020-06-26
1. Enjoy what you are doing, so you do it well.
2. Enjoy what you are doing, so you don’t resent it.
3. Enjoy what you are doing, so you remain content and peaceful.
4. Enjoy what you are doing, so you will be present in the moment.
5. Enjoy what you are doing, so you avoid negative stress, whining, blaming, and damning.
#Crazy #Curious: 2020-06-25
1. Remain curious because that will keep you aware.
2. Remain uncertain because that will keep you open.
3. Remain playful because that will keep you energized.
4. Remain a bit crazy because that will keep you exploring.
5. Remain imaginative because that will keep you contributing.
#Psychological #Pain: 2020-06-24
1. Psychological pain is self-inflicted; else, you have surrendered your choices.
2. Psychological pain is self-inflicted; else, you are not in control of your inner life.
3. Psychological pain is self-inflicted; else, you are not a mature adult but only a manipulated child.
4. Psychological pain is self-inflicted; else, your heart, soul, and mind are being controlled by others.
5. Psychological pain is self-inflicted; else, you believe you can control the feelings of others but not your own.
#Rational #Irrational: 2020-06-23
Rationality is often preferable; however, sometimes, irrationality is better suited to the task at hand.
1. It can be fun to act crazy and run wild when playing with children.
2. Humor often irrationally juxtaposes events for the sake of effect and emotional release.
3. Part of the process of creativity requires that you acknowledge and deal directly with the irrational.
4. Part of exploring and experimenting requires at least some irrationality as does thinking outside of the box.
5. Choosing to love someone can be irrational if there are no selfish or social reasons for loving or accepting them.
#Promise #Expectation: 2020-06-22
1. Promises are problems because they create expectations, and expectations are rarely met.
2. Promises are problems because when you do not complete them, then others can lose respect for you.
3. Promises are problems because others might emotionally depend upon you doing something that you might not.
4. Promises are problems because, even if you sincerely plan on responsibly fulfilling your promise, the future might not allow it.
5. Promises are problems because others might go ahead with plans that are dependent upon what you promised that will fail without what you promised.
#Inside #Outside: 2020-06-21
1. Your vessel needs to be free on the inside and under on the outside.
2. Your vessel needs to be still on the inside and following on the outside.
3. Your vessel needs to be empty on the inside and waiting on the outside.
4. Your vessel needs to be silent on the inside and one-pointed on the outside.
5. Your vessel needs to be retreating on the inside and seeking on the outside.
#No #It: 2020-06-20
1. There is no “it” that is causing you to feel anything.
2. There is no “it” that is causing you to react or not to react.
3. There is no “it” that is either confusing or causing confusion.
4. The “it” that you blame is in your mind, not the world.
5. The “it” that you blame is a thought claiming to be an experience that it cannot be.
#Remain #Stage: 2020-06-19
1. Your self is like a theatrical stage where plays come and go, but the stage remains.
2. Your self is like a music hall where music concerts come and go, but the hall remains.
3. Your self is like a sports arena where sporting events come and go, but the arena remains.
4. Your self is like an auditorium where performances come and go, but the auditorium remains.
5. Your self is like a basketball arena stage where basketball games come and go, but the arena remains.
#Walking #Dead: 2020-06-18
1. Who are the walking dead, but people who consider themselves to be images (self-statues)?
2. Who are the walking dead, but people who consider themselves to be concepts (categories)?
3. Who are the walking dead, but people who consider themselves to be composed of stories (self-stories)?
4. Who are the walking dead, but people who consider themselves to be composed of and by talking (self-talk)?
5. Who are the walking dead, but people who consider themselves to be composed of attachments (prisoners of names)?
#Self #Remains: 2020-06-17
1. You are not your behaviors in the past because the past is gone, and you are here.
2. You are not experiences that you have had because you are here, and they are not here.
3. You are not your relationships or the quality of your relationships because you exist without them.
4. You are not observations made about you because they are about you, and what is about you cannot also be you.
5. You are not what you think about your self because your thoughts about your self come and go while your self remains.
#Rest #Returning: 2020-06-16
1. Inner silence prevents inner conflict.
2. Inner waiting prevents anxiety, depression, and worry.
3. Inner emptiness prevents ego, pride, and self-esteem.
4. Inner surrender prevents appearing as and becoming something.
5. Inner rest and returning prevent trying to know and objectifying people.
#Inner #Silence: 2020-06-15
1. Inner silence is the loudest that you can be.
2. Inner waiting is the busiest that you can be.
3. Inner emptiness is the fullest that you can be.
4. Inner surrender is the most competitive that you can be.
5. Inner rest and returning are the most productive that you can be.
#Be #Self: 2020-06-14
1. Do you want to be your self? Identify with your inner host.
2. Do you want to be your self? Identify with your inner space.
3. Do you want to be your self? Identify with your inner vessel.
4. Do you want to be your self? Identify with your inner container.
5. Do you want to be your self? Identify with your inner transceiver.
#Punishment #Life: 2020-06-13
1. The only punishment in the next life is that you get what you sowed.
2. The only punishment in the next life is that you get what you sowed without any chance to change or control it.
3. The only punishment in the next life is that you get what you sowed without any chance to cover or hide it in darkness.
4. The only punishment in the next life is that you get what you sowed without any chance to excuse, justify, or rationalize it.
5. The only punishment in the next life is that you get what you sowed without any chance to blame anyone or anything else for it.
#Reap #Sow: 2020-06-12
1. Do you want to reap what you sowed when you whined, blamed, and damned?
2. Do you want to reap what you sowed when you gossiped, mocked, slandered, and despised?
3. Do you think that you can reap the good that you have not sowed?
4. Do you think that you can reap the good that others have sowed?
5. Do you think it is time to take more care in what you choose to sow and nurture in your heart, soul, and mind?
#Addiction #Drama: 2020-06-11
1. Addiction is often more about escaping from problems than it is about pleasure.
2. Addiction is often more about excitement and drama than it is about gratification.
3. Addiction is often more about the avoidance of problems than it is about enjoyment.
4. Addiction is often more about life-style and time filling than it is about self-indulgence.
5. Addiction is often more about community and identification with a group than it is about dissipation.
#Hate #Sin: 2020-06-10
1. Hate the process of sin, not sinners.
2. Hate the goals and plans of sin, not sinners.
3. Hate the ways and methods of sin, not sinners.
4. Hate the desires and dreams of sin, not sinners.
5. Hate the outcomes and results of sin, not sinners.
#Ego #Self: 2020-06-09
1. Being the cargo of the vessel and trying to take care of that cargo are actions of the ego, not of the self or the vessel.
2. Being the contents of the container and trying to manage those contents are actions of the ego, not of the self or the container.
3. Being the signals of the transceiver and trying to manipulate those signals are actions of the ego, not of the self or the transceiver.
4. Being the reflections of the mirror and trying to change and control those reflections are actions of the ego, not of the self or the mirror.
5. Being the amplifications of the amplifier and trying to supervise those amplifications are actions of the ego, not of the self or the amplifier.
#Hate #Expectation: 2020-06-08
1. Envy expects change from the power of hate.
2. Anger expects change from the power of hate.
3. Resentment expects change from the power of hate.
4. Blaming and damning expect change from the power of hate.
5. Whining and complaining expect change from the power of hate.
#Exist #Space: 2020-06-07
1. Exist in the space in-between thinking and speaking.
2. Exist in the space in-between nothing and everything.
3. Exist in the space in-between sensation and perception.
4. Exist in the space in-between perception and identification.
5. Exist in the space in-between hearing or reading and thinking.
#Host #Power: 2020-06-06
1. The self is already doing everything it can do because the self is already hosting and reflecting, and the self will continue to host and reflect until it is stopped or turned off.
2. The self as a host has the power to flee or seek what it hosts, so flee the evil and seek the good.
3. The self as a host has the power to resist (reject) or praise what it hosts, so resist the evil and praise the good.
4. The self as a host has the power to amplify and share what it hosts, so amplify and share the good, not the evil.
5. The self as a host has the power to experience and feel what it hosts, so experience whether it is ugly or beautiful and act accordingly.
#What-Is #What-Should-Be: 2020-06-05
1. Care more for what-is than what-should-be, but do what you can to improve and accept the present (what-is).
2. Care more for what-is than what-should-have-been, but understand how the past failed and problem-solve how not to repeat the same mistakes.
3. Care more for what-is than what-will-be, but don’t forget to plan and prepare for what-will-be.
4. Care more for what-is than what-might-be, but don’t forget to plan and prepare for the worst.
5. Care more for what-is than what-should-be, but do work towards improving the future when possible or practical.
#Trial #Test: 2020-06-04
1. There are no temptations, tests, or trials that you can pass because you can do nothing.
2. There are no temptations, tests, or trials that you can pass because you can only fail on your own.
3. There are no temptations, tests, or trials that you can pass because you can do only what you are drawn to do.
4. There are no temptations, tests, or trials that you can pass because human nature cannot learn to react differently.
5. There are no temptations, tests, or trials that you can pass because there is no evolution of human nature but only one option for replacing it.
#Get #Out: 2020-06-03
1. Forgiveness can get you out.
2. Heal through it and you are out.
3. Suffer through it and you are out.
4. The only way out is through because anything else is still in it.
5. Surrender to God will get you out because you turn it all over to God.
#Semantics #Identity: 2020-06-02
1. Is the drum the use made of the drum?
2. Is the drum the drumming on the drum?
3. Is the drum the air moving through the drum that we call music?
4. Is the drum the experience of the drum when the drum is played, rolled down a hill, or thrown across a room?
5. It can help to see how a drum is not what it does or what happens to it, in order to understand that, you also are not what you do or what happens to you.
#Death #Mind: 2020-06-01
1. Death of the mind occurs when you treat thoughts as a host for the self.
2. Darkness of the mind occurs when thoughts are considered as awareness or consciousness.
3. Destruction of the mind occurs when thoughts are considered as memories of awareness or consciousness.
4. Deception of the mind occurs when thoughts are considered as experiences.
5. You can avoid all of these self-defeating states of being by keeping your identity grounded in your inner-space as the host for what enters and leaves the mind.
#Internal #Conflict: 2020-05-31
1. You cannot convince internal conflict to stop.
2. You cannot convince internal conflict to change.
3. You cannot convince internal conflict not to exist.
4. You cannot convince internal conflict that you don’t want to be it or own it.
5. You must admit powerlessness over internal conflict, detach from it, and turn it over to Light.
#Meaning #Work: 2020-05-30
1. Meaning without work is not meaningful.
2. If you are not working to progress or expand what you find most meaningful, then you are not happy or satisfied with life.
3. Human meaning requires work to secure that meaning, and the work must be either progressing or expanding the meaning or its purpose.
4. Unless you can do some meaningful work to help realize your chosen meaning for life, then your chosen meaning becomes less and less important.
5. If your life is to have value, then your life has to have meaning; however, if your life is to have meaning, then your life has to provide work that you can perform towards a purposeful goal.
#Insight #Change: 2020-05-29
1. Insight can be profound, but it is the practice of new behaviors that makes for real differences.
2. Insight can be extensive, but it is the motivation to change habits that leads to change, not insight.
3. Insight can be subtle, but it is the small changes that you make everyday that amount to having a better life and outcomes.
4. Insight can be enlightening, but it is the seeking and finding of appropriate help in solving and overcoming problems that matters more.
5. Insight can be penetrating, but intellectual insight alone is insufficient unless it is also accompanied by emotional or spiritual energies that commit to change.
#Need #Attitude: 2020-05-28
1. Attitude is all you need, so repeatedly choose a great one.
2. Attitude is all you need because a helpful attitude is all that you have to offer.
3. Attitude is all you need, therefore pass on poor attitudes and accept only helpful attitudes.
4. Attitude is all you need means that if your attitude stinks, then your performance and results also will stink.
5. Attitude is all you need, so check your attitudes and discover if your attitudes are hindering or helping your goals.
#Signal #Noise: 2020-05-27
1. The difference between the signal and the noise is the difference between relying on results or slogans.
2. The difference between the signal and the noise is the difference between relying on experience or theory.
3. The difference between the signal and the noise is the difference between relying on sensations or thoughts.
4. The difference between the signal and the noise is the difference between the substance of what is done versus the style of how it is done.
5. The difference between the signal and the noise is the difference between relying on the practice of virtue or on dialectical-abstractions about virtue.
#Complain #Problem-Solve: 2020-05-26
1. You can curse the pilot when the plane is falling, or you can find a parachute and jump to safety.
2. You can panic and scream when the train is going off its rails, or you can plan your escape and help others.
3. You can blame the driver for falling asleep at the wheel, or you can grab the wheel and steer the car to safety.
4. You can damn the skipper when the sailboat capsizes, or you can grab a life jacket and help others swim to safety.
5. You can complain about the railing-failing causing you to fall into the ocean, or you can swim out and save yourself.
#Sensing #Thinking: 2020-05-25
1. Witness your sensing, not thinking as sensing.
2. Be under your sensing, not under thinking trying.
3. Follow out your sensing, not thinking as knowing.
4. Observe the naturalness of sensing and the unnaturalness of thinking claiming.
5. Locate internal sensing as the pure process of your vessel, not thinking objectifying, becoming, and appearing.
#Space #Self: 2020-05-24
1. Notice the space between two thoughts, then claim that space as your self.
2. Close your eyes and find the space inside your head, then claim that space as your self.
3. Notice the space between a stimulus and your response to that stimulus, then claim that space as your self.
4. Become aware of the space that uniquely travels with you wherever you go, then claim that space as your self.
5. Become aware of how things come and go through your inner space and how that space exists before and after those things come and go, then claim that space as your self.
#Self-Awareness #Conscious: 2020-05-23
1. Are you conscious of the mental contents that you move and don’t move around in your mind?
2. Are you conscious of what mental contents follow and do not follow what you move?
3. Are you conscious of what the effects are on the rest of the mental contents after you move something?
4. Are you conscious of what happens before, during, and after you move something somewhere in your mind?
5. Are you conscious of where you are moving mental contents to, for example, into darkness (unconsciousness)?
#Time #Goals: 2020-05-22
1. If you are alone with your thoughts, then you are not alone.
2. If something is predictably unpredictable, then it is predictable.
3. If you have all the time in the world, then you should share some with your goals.
4. If you think the person that you love is too good for you, then why do you want them to settle for someone inferior?
5. If you think you should do great things with your life, then why do you squander your time on meaningless things?
#Modern #Warfare: 2020-05-21
1. There is physical warfare between equipment, machines, supplies, suppliers, and humans.
2. There is economic warfare between countries, companies, and international organizations.
3. There is information, disinformation, and misinformation warfare to deceive, distract, persuade, and mislead.
4. There is motivation warfare such that groups and organizations are motivated to take action in the name of justice, progress, or tragedy, whether real or false.
5. There is narrative/story warfare such that the best story wins the hearts and minds of the most people, whether or not if it is true.
#Light #Heals: 2020-05-20
1. We have said bring all to the Light; however, the only things that you can bring to the Light are your identity and attention.
2. When you try to bring the conversation into the Light, then you are trying to control and direct the contents, and you (container) have no power over the contents (things in the container).
3. Pull your two attentions (self and other awareness) out of the conversation (self-talk) and into the Light while in the center of the conversation, and the Light will handle all.
4. To heal, make contact with and enter into the problem with your two attentions focused on and under the Light and Energy.
5. Focus is your choice and power, so take that power and make it work for you by being the container that brings Light to the center of confusion, doubt, hurt, and pain (contents).
#Epistemology #True: 2020-05-19
1. To verify if something is true or real, you should use the skill of pattern-matching and structure-matching.
2. Pattern-matching and structure-matching require the development of a database of personally verified direct-contacts.
3. Direct-contacts are firsthand experiences that were tested to be factual (sensations verified) in the moment or timeframe of their occurrence.
4. Based on these past experiences of verified direct-contacts, you examine current experiences to see if they follow similar patterns or have similar structures.
5. After you pattern-match, you agree to consider true but do not add the new “truth” to your database of reliable patterns and structures until you have firsthand experience (verified sensations) of the “truth,” which might be never or not possible, in which case, it is sorted and stored along with other accepted “truths” that have not been personally validated.[Patterns can be understood as designs, diagrams, orderliness, organization, repeated shapes, sequences, standards, symmetries, systematic repetitions, and templates. Structures can be understood as architectures, arrangements, formations, configurations, constructions, networks, order of connections, and systemic outlines.]
#Inner #Conversation: 2020-05-18
How to handle your inner conversations. For more information, read “Mind Your Ego” a.k.a. “Ego.”
1. First, realize that you are not your inner conversations (talking, speeches), so don’t own them.
2. Second, realize you are not the source or creator of your inner conversations, so don’t be a part of them.
3. Third, realize you can detach and disengage from any conversation at any time because you don’t have to engage them or leave the topic in their hands.
4. Fourth, when you change your relationship with inner conversations, then you can freely switch to better, happier, and healthier conversations that can help the concern, issue, or topic.
5. Fifth, to try to change or control any conversation is to empower it and subject yourself to it; instead, switch your focus (attention, amplifying, awareness, hosting, magnifying) to a higher conversation while keeping the original content and subject.
#Ego-Meme # Self-Meme: 2020-05-17
Ego can be considered as a collection of types of self-memes.
1. Protective ego-memes rush to defend any attacks on self-statues (self-images).
2. Aggressive ego-memes seek to promote self-statues in social settings, and anywhere a stage might exist.
3. Expansive ego-memes seek to promote your ideal self-scripts (self-constructs) about who you are and will be.
4. Propagating ego-memes seek to infect others with your ego-memes to make sure others think about you and like you.
5. Reward and punishment ego-memes seek to monitor and control self-stories to make certain that the right self-statues hold center stage for you and others.
#Suffering #Opportunity: 2020-05-16
1. Suffering is an opportunity to learn the meaning and purpose of humility.
2. Suffering is an opportunity to find your self without pride or shame getting in the way.
3. Suffering is an opportunity to surrender to God instead of trying and claiming to do with your ego.
4. Suffering is an opportunity to develop a Stoic mindset (tough-minded), which will help you in all phases of your life.
5. Suffering is an opportunity to build character and integrity because when you can stay true to yourself and your ideals under the pressure of suffering, then you can stay true to them under ordinary circumstances.
#Reliable #Guessing: 2020-05-15
1. “I think so,” means I am not sure because thinking alone is unreliable.
2. “I think so,” means I do not know, but I am guessing based on my thinking.
3. “I think so,” means I do not have any memory of direct experience but only thoughts about it.
4. “I think so,” means I have no sensations to compare or judge but only thoughts about thoughts.
5. “I think so,” is an aware statement that you are relying on thinking alone, and so what you are saying is suspect.
#Self-Stories #Self-Scripts: 2020-05-14
1. Self-statues are the self-images that you think you are, were, and will be.
2. Self-scripts are the self-constructs about what self-statues you think you are, should be, and should not be.
3. Self-stories are the personal narratives about the appearance, disappearance, and reappearance of your self-statues.
4. Self-stories are heard as self-talk about the completion, consistency, and changing shapes of your self-statues.
5. It is worth considering that most of the life of adults is spent in and about self-stories even though self-stories are all delusions and about no one and nothing real.
#Coping #Acceptance: 2020-05-13
1. Perfect coping is unconditional acceptance.
2. To love life is to love fate (amor fati).
3. To hate life is to hate fate (whining, blaming, damning).
5. Absolute coping is not to accept what is necessary but to love it: amor fati.
4. Inflexible thinking, lack of acceptance, and self-esteem desires are three main ways that people keep themselves from coping and problem-solving.
#Desires #Demands: 2020-05-12
1. Desires and demands believe in themselves.
2. Desires and demands find meanings, purposes, and reasons for their completion.
3. Desires and demands find excuses, justifications, and rationalizations for their execution.
4. Desires and demands consider their satisfaction more important than the satisfaction of your life goals.
5. Desires and demands take their existence and fulfillment more seriously than your existence and fulfillment.
#No-ting #Not-Doing: 2020-05-11
For more information, read “Don’t Read this Book,” a.k.a. “Not.”
1. Not-doing is an impossibility because it requires doing for execution.
2. Trying not to do something is to do it because you need that something in order not to do it.
3. “I will not do that” is a negative claim based upon doing a behavior that does not yet exist.
4. “I am not-doing that” is a form of doing because it is a form of thinking that is claiming to do not-doing.
5. Not-doing is not the absence of action, but rather, is the existence of trying to deny and negate something before it exists in the present while it exists in the past.
#Humor #Counseling: 2020-05-10
Humor is a super tool for counseling.
1. Humor can change perspectives by moving an issue into a new and unexpected context.
2. Humor can break the counselor-client barrier by demonstrating equality and humanizing the relationship.
3. Humor can relieve stress by allowing the release of conflicted energy by making an absurdity out of a conflict.
4. Humor can force uncomfortable and unwanted comparisons that can sometimes break through a mindset and plant a new idea.
5. Humor can break the counseling roles, provide an example for the acceptance of errors and mistakes, provide an opportunity for self-acceptance and other-acceptance, provide connection and rapport, provide time for better responses, and relax the relationship and roles.
#Internal #Conflict: 2020-05-09
Internal conflicts are between the should-not-be and the should-be.
1. When you identify with just one side (should-not-be or should-be), you have made the conflict unresolvable because you now have to die for the other side to win.
2. When you identify with just one side (should-not-be or should-be), you protect and reward your side with covering, denying, excusing, hiding, rationalizing, and reframing.
3. When you identify with both the should-not-be and the should-be, you have made the conflict the essential thing in your life because now you are trying to kill yourself so that only one side of you remains.
4. The solution is don’t identify with either side, but keep your self neutral so that your self can support the side that your self believes should win.
5. When you detach from the conflict, you move into a neutral space from which you can observe and monitor the conflict while choosing to influence the outcome based on reason and virtue.
#Cope #Self-Talk: 2020-05-08
There are five common failures for coping with negative self-talk.
1. Turn the negative self-talk on itself, which feeds it with attention, energy, and time.
2. Turn the negative self-talk on yourself, which feeds it with conflict, conscience, guilt, and shame.
3. Turn the negative self-talk on others, which feeds it with blaming, comparing, damning, judging, and whining.
4. Turn the negative self-talk on life, which feeds it with blaming, damning, demanding, politicking, and whining.
5. Turn the negative self-talk on darkness, which feeds it with covering, denying, excusing, hiding, rationalizing, and reframing.
#Sensitive #Host: 2020-05-07
1. The more hosting you engage in or devote your inner space to, the more sensitive you become.
2. The more sensitive you become, the more inner space you devote to hosting.
3. The more time you spend in a state of hosting, the closer you come to rediscovering your original nature.
4. The closer you come to rediscovering your original nature, the more time you spend in a state of hosing.
5. Virtue, openness, freedom, sensitivity, equality, integrity, spontaneity, and the higher values are all natural to the state of being that is your original nature (childlike).
#Magic #Practice: 2020-05-06
1. The magic practice is to keep returning to the neutral position in order to keep yourself out of the conflict between the opposites.
2. The magic practice is to keep faith, hope, and charity for the positive that it will drive out and overcome the negative.
3. The magic practice is to keep detaching from the battle and to keep turning the battle over to the Good, Energy, and God.
4. A part of the magic practice is to keep your identity as the host for the battle and to refuse to try to fix the battle.
5. A part of the magic practice is to continue hosting the battle without trying to cover, deny, or disguise the battle.
#Magic #Question: 2020-05-05
1. The magic question is, “What is the neutral position?”
2. This question is magical because it moves you out of duality and into triality, where conflicts and problems take on a new light.
3. The magic move is to take the neutral position while supporting the positive position.
4. The magic move is to stay in the neutral position while feeding the positive position.
5. This move is magical because it keeps you out of the conflict while also allowing you to support the solution.
#Foolish #Thinking: 2020-05-04
1. A fool is someone who thinks their biases are accurate perspectives.
2. A fool is someone who thinks insults constitute arguments and reasons.
3. A fool is someone who thinks their interpretations are what they interpret.
4. A fool is someone who thinks a collection of facts constitutes a set of arguments and reasoning.
5. A fool is someone who thinks that they are safe to say and think what they like without analysis, examination, or testing as long as it is culturally or politically correct.
#Fool #Stories: 2020-05-03
1. A fool is someone who is lost in their self-stories.
2. A fool is someone who interprets experience through their self-stories.
3. A fool is someone who thinks their self-statues (self-images) exist anyplace but in their imagination.
4. A fool is someone who thinks the world exists inside their self-stories and who treats everyone else as supporting characters.
5. A fool is someone who thinks their self-scripts (self-concepts) are tools to be used to create their own Frankenstein monster in order to replace their natural self.
#Experience #Bias: 2020-05-02
1. Bias is unavoidable, but distortion is preventable.
2. The only way to have no bias is to have no experience because experience predicts the future using the past.
3. Bias is what keeps you from making the same or similar mistake again.
4. Bias is what keeps you from taking dangerous or foolish risks, and since alcohol shuts down the frontal lobes, you can easily ignore your biases and die in the process.
5. Biases need to be acknowledged, not denied because bias is always there, and when bias is recognized, it can be dismissed, ignored, kept, or updated as needed.
#Interpretation #Past: 2020-05-01
1. The interpretation is always what is already known.
2. The interpretation of the present is always the past.
3. The interpretation is a destination of the starting point.
4. The interpretation is a projection that might or might not fit some of the territory.
5. The interpretation is a replacement for the interpreted that might or might not promote better coping, problem-solving, or understanding; still, the interpretation is never the interpreted.
#Magical #Feelings: 2020-04-30
1. Feeling your feelings is not a magical cure for anything.
2. Expecting people to cope with feelings they are already struggling with just because you tell them to is condescending, naive, and self-righteous.
3. Not evaluating, accepting, and understanding the coping level of the client demonstrates a lack of empathy, competence, and skill on the part of the therapist.
4. Therapists who do not initially encourage and promote the learning of new coping skills and the transfer of current coping skills to current problems need to go back to school.
5. Experiencing your feelings is a better way to live; however, people are not born with emotional coping-skills, and some feelings are dangerous and destructive if not handled properly.
#Counseling #Plan: 2020-04-29
1. Your willingness to suffer the work to end a problem, instead of suffering the problem, must be verified or developed.
2. Your willingness to give up the problem’s payoffs, such as feelings of being better than others, is usually the first issue to work on.
3. Your relationship to your problem needs to change; for example, stop relating to the problem as an “it” that is plaguing you and, instead, relate to the problem as a bad habit that can be replaced by practicing a better habit.
4. Your problem with your problem, for example, your anxiety about your anxiety, is a crucial place for early work, else it might sabotage all your efforts to overcome the problem.
5. Once you have your plan, your intention to develop new feeling, thinking, and behaving habits through continual practice must be steadfast.
#Faith #Hope: 2020-04-28
1. It is necessary for you to believe the good is stronger than the bad in you if the good is to overcome the bad in you.
2. Faith in the good can make the good stronger than the bad in you, and that is needed if the good is to overcome the bad in you.
3. Hope in the good can make the good stronger than the bad in you, and that is needed if the good is to overcome the bad in you.
4. Charity for the good can make the good stronger than the bad in you, and that is needed if the good is to overcome the bad in you.
5. Faith, hope, charity, and belief are ways of being and choices that do not put any burdens on you because they keep you in right relationship with God, who can work on your battles and carry your burdens.
#Burden #Self-Talk: 2020-04-27
1. I cannot solve problems relying on my ego, but self-talk demands that I solve problems relying on my ego.
2. I cannot cure or fix problems relying on my ego, but self-talk demands that I cure and fix problems relying on my ego.
3. I cannot understand problems relying on my ego, but self-talk demands that I understand problems relying on my ego.
4. I cannot provide answers to problems relying on my ego, but self-talk demands that I provide answers relying on my ego.
5. Self-talk puts many burdens on me that only God can handle, and by accepting those burdens, I accept my ego as my god, source of power, and source of intelligence.
#Problem #Ego: 2020-04-26
1. A life focused on problems is a life not lived.
2. Your focus on problems is your focus on feeding your ego.
3. Your ego is the problem you claim to want to solve in the world.
4. Your problem with your problem is how you justify your ego-absorption.
5. The problem you see in the world is the problem you refuse to see in yourself.
#Chosen #Guarantee: 2020-04-25
1. Spiritual study and practice can be used to surrender to God, but study and practice are no guarantee that God will choose you.
2. Spiritual devotion and worship can be used to surrender to God, but devotion and worship are no guarantee that God will choose you.
3. Spiritual suffering and self-denial can be used to surrender to God, but suffering and self-denial are no guarantee that God will choose you.
4. Spiritual meditation and contemplation can be used to surrender to God, but meditation and contemplation are no guarantee that God will choose you.
5. Yes, prepare yourself to be chosen by God but also know that there is nothing you can do but follow God when He chooses you.
#No-ting #Should-Not: 2020-04-24
1. When you think something should-not-have-been, then you do not accept the past, are in conflict with the past, want to control what you cannot control, make the past appear worse than it was, often whine and blame, and increase and spread emotional stress.
2. When you think something should-not-be, then you do not accept the present, are in conflict with the present, want to control what you cannot control, make the present appear worse than it is, often whine and blame, and increase and spread emotional stress.
3. When you think something will-not-be what it should-be, then you do not accept the future, are in conflict with the future, want to control what you cannot control, make the future appear worse than it might be, often whine and blame, and increase and spread emotional stress.
4. Coping with the past, present, and future always begins with acceptance (it is what it is), and then moves on to problem-solving, fixing, and planning what you have or can get the authority and power to improve, fix, or prepare for.
5. Look out for any no-ting (should-not) because no-ting is anti-reality and will keep you sidetracked from productively improving what you can improve, moving on to new experiences, planing for the future, and proactively preparing for problems.
#Practice #Habit: 2020-04-23
1. You practiced your bad habits, and now you can practice good habits to replace them.
2. The real magic in life is practicing good feeling, thinking, and behaving until they become habits.
3. The easy way is to start practicing better habits now and to continue until they become automatic.
4. Today is the first day of the rest of your practice, so make your practices better now, and they will be better tomorrow.
5. You have practiced the negative thoughts you inherited from your family, friends, and society more than they taught them to you; therefore, take responsibility for self-conditioning and recondition yourself with accepting, healthy, and positive thoughts.
#Situations #Feelings: 2020-04-22
1. Situations do not create feelings; however, situations (stimuli) can trigger our survival instincts so that we have feelings (emotions) such as fear.
2. Situations do not create feelings; however, our bodies can respond to situations (stimuli) so that we have feelings (emotions) such as feeling hurt about having physical pain.
3. Situations do not create feelings; however, how we choose to react or respond to situations can cause us to have feelings, for example, anger about being hurt.
4. Situations do not create feelings; however, we can interpret situations and respond to those interpretations in order to cause ourselves feelings, for example, “This makes me look bad and to feel sad.”
5. Situations do not create feelings; however, we can remember similar situations and respond again to those past situations as another way to cause ourselves feelings, for example, “Here it goes again, always frustrating me.”
#Win #Lose: 2020-04-21
1. Those who win make things happen while those who lose react to what happens.
2. Those who win motivate themselves while those who lose expect others to motivate them.
3. Those who win choose to focus on the positive overcoming the negative while those who lose focus on the negative being overcome by the positive.
4. Those who win take the cards that life deals them and learn how and when to play those cards to their advantage while those who lose complain about their cards.
5. Those who win take responsibility for everything that they feel, think, and do when they perform while those who lose pick and choose what they are willing to be responsible for.
#Expectations #Peace: 2020-04-20
1. Expectations do not allow for clean or original experience because expectations color experience.
2. Expectations do not allow for peace and serenity because expectations are desires and demands for what should be.
3. Expectations do not allow for freedom of discovery, exploration, and inquiry because expectations are focused on harvesting specific territories.
4. Expectations do not allow for spontaneity and joy because expectations are agenda-based, and that does not allow for the freedom that spontaneity and joy require.
5. Expectations do not allow for acceptance, coping, forgiveness, and understanding because expectations have goals that must be met, and anything that thwarts those goals is the enemy or at least a nuisance.
#Confidence #Trust: 2020-04-19
1. Self-confidence is a misnomer; you want to have confidence in Virtue or Energy, not self because the self can only reflect doing.
2. Self-efficacy is self-confidence applied to a specific task; however, it is still wrong because the confidence should be in God, not the self except as a reflector.
3. Positive thinking is a way to speak about having confidence in Virtue or Energy, but it is often mistakenly turned into magical thinking and self-deification.
4. Optimism and enthusiasm are also ways to approach having confidence in God to do tasks; however, ego often takes the credit after the fact, but never during the execution, because that would cause failure.
5. The point is to realize the limitations of the self and to praise God for what is done even if those around you are building up their ego (self-esteem) with false claims before and after something is accomplished through them by God.
#No-ting #Shoulding: 2020-04-18
1. You will fail when your mind is on losing-the-game and on not-losing-the-game because both are losing positions.
2. You will often fail when your mind is on “I should win” and on “I should not lose” because “I should not lose” will often dominate “I should win.”
3. When your focus is on not failing (I should not fail), then you are predicting and preparing for failure.
4. When your focus is on not being a failure (I should not be a failure), then you are working to produce and perfect a failure.
5. When your mind is on “I should win” as an active positive-position and on “I should not lose” as an active negative-position, then if you can keep the positive position stronger than the negative position, you will win.
#Duality #Triality: 2020-04-17
1. Duality is a delusion because every duality exists inside a triality.
2. Duality is misleading because it ignores the necessary neutral position that exists along with every set of opposites.
3. Duality leads to false conflicts because it fails to recognize the middle ground that triality makes self-evident.
4. Duality is not needed for comparisons because comparisons can be made between both related and similar things.
5. Duality leads to false choices and options because it fails to recognize the array of choices and options that exist in-between the opposites that make up a duality.
#Meditation #Acceptance: 2020-04-16
1. When you meditate, the task is to pay full attention to whatever happens inside you, and that includes your mind becoming annoyed with distractions, trying to suppress any interference, and trying to force your attention to stay focused on whatever it was focused on before the distraction or interruption.
2. When you meditate, don’t fight thoughts that interfere with your concentration; instead, pay attention to your attention and where it goes.
3. When you meditate, don’t resist distractions from noises that interfere with your focus; instead, listen to them until they cease or you naturally focus on something else.
4. When you meditate, don’t fight physical interruptions such as from pain or insects; instead, pay attention to them and make any proper adjustments that you can.
5. When you meditate, don’t resist any distraction to your paying attention to your present state of being; instead, pay attention to your being distracted and observe out that distraction (pay attention to your attention).
#Confess #Surrender: 2020-04-15
1. Acknowledge, admit, and confess that you have a problem.
2. Acknowledge, admit, and confess that you are powerless over the problem.
3. Believe God can and will overcome the problem for you.
4. Turn the problem over to God (surrender) by quitting all your attempts to try to change or control the problem.
5. Redirect all new efforts to try to change or control the problem to waiting on God to solve the problem for you.
#Forever #Wrong: 2020-04-14
1. Wrong is forever in memory.
2. You can always recall and replay a wrong.
3. Accuse yourself as some wrong, and you will fail as it again and again because you cannot run from yourself.
4. You will fall for the same wrong again and again when you are identified with it because you cannot hide from and escape yourself forever.
5. Stop judging yourself as your poor behaviors—if you genuinely want to stop your poor behaviors—else, you will be repeating and reinforcing those poor behaviors as long as you live.
#Wrong #Again: 2020-04-13
1. Wrong. You label one of your feelings, attitudes, or thoughts as wrong (It should not be).
2. Wrong. You try to control and change that wrong and fail.
3. Wrong. You failed to control or change that wrong, so you must suppress it.
4. Wrong. You are wrong for failing to control and change that wrong.
5. Wrong. Your having all these wrongs solves nothing, does not even prevent the return of the first wrong in the series, makes the problems seem worse than they are, and only adds more problems.
#Imaginary #Playmate: 2020-04-12
1. How did it come to pass that your self-talk is centered around your imaginary playmate (self-concept, self-image, “I”)?
2. How did it come to pass that you spend your time worrying about your imaginary friends and enemies (self-concepts, self-images, I-statements)?
3. How did it come to pass that your life story is about your imaginary internal-roles of self as a parent, adult, and child (superego, ego, id; spirited, rational, appetitive)?
4. How did it come to pass that your conscience is about imaginary personalities supposedly doing everything that you do (self-concepts, self-images, I-statements)?
5. How did it come to pass that your goals, plans, and predictions are about imaginary characters inhabiting your inner universe (self-concepts, self-images, I-statements)?
#Error #Mistake: 2020-04-11
1. There is no “I” that can be found guilty for a mistake; however, there is a style of thinking that can and should be found guilty for leading to that mistake.
2. To engage in a witch hunt for a self-construct or “I” that caused an error or mistake to occur is to engage in an absurd, foolish, and time-wasting process.
3. To condemn some self-concept, self-image, or “I” for an error or mistake is to condemn a ghost for something that they cannot be aware of.
4. To condemn some self-concept, self-image, or “I” for an error or mistake is to condemn an imaginary being that has nothing to do with any of your errors or mistakes.
5. To condemn and punish some self-concept, self-image, or “I” for an error or mistake might satisfy a need to punish, feel superior to oneself, release a dualistic conflict, or some other pathological-psychological process, but it contributes nothing to problem-solving or preventing future errors or mistakes.
#Limitation #Dichotomy: 2020-04-10
1. The seductive power of the opposites blinds us to the concomitant realities that exist side by side with our dualities no matter how overarching we imagine our dualities to be, for example, integral versus non-integral wipes out everything else.
2. The “subject and object” view of life is correct; however, this view does not include the greater part of life, which cannot fit into the categories of subject and object.
3. The war of the rational versus the irrational is a false war because both positions require their opposite to exist (symbiosis) while simultaneously leaving out other viable systems of inquiry.
4. The war of order versus chaos is a false war because both require the other (synergy) while simultaneously leaving out the impact of other forces that are ignored or unrecognized, such as creativity and virtue.
5. People reject dualities that they do not like and embrace dualities that they do like; however, there are higher levels of thinking such as trialities, the five thinking positions (5TP), continuum thinking, and continuum-thinking squared.
#Wait #Return: 2020-04-09
1. Revisit your child nature so that you can wait on God in the right way.
2. Return to your child nature so that you can wait on God with the right mindset.
3. Retreat to your child nature so that you can wait on God with the right attitude.
4. Redirect your identity to your host nature so that you can wait on God with the right approach.
5. Resist knowing, doing, and being something so that you can return to waiting on God with the right demeanor.
#Faith #Waiting: 2020-04-08
1. Waiting is greater than surrender because waiting subsumes surrender.
2. Waiting is greater than acceptance because waiting subsumes acceptance.
3. Waiting is greater than faith because waiting requires that you already have strong faith.
4. Waiting is greater than hope because waiting requires that you already have strong hope.
5. Waiting is greater than charity because waiting requires you already have a strong attitude of charity for God.
#Serve #Energy: 2020-04-07
1. If your thinking seeks energy for its end, then its end is life.
2. If your thinking seeks forms for its end, then its end is death.
3. Find out if your thinking serves form or energy and discard the thoughts that serve form.
4. Test and see if your thinking has as its goal to be under thinking or under energy and reinforce the thoughts that serve energy.
5. See and understand the purpose of your thinking, and if that purpose is more forms, thoughts, and things, then know that its purpose is death, not life.
#Entitlements #Reason: 2020-04-06
Instead of entitlements as rights, how about rational rights or rights for reason?
1. The best reasons have the right to win arguments.
2. The best reasons have the right to rule procedures.
3. The best reasons have the right to make decisions.
4. The best reasons have the right to guide behaviors.
5. The best reasons have the right to provide any goals.
#Projection #Self-Image: 2020-04-05
1. The self-concept or self-image that you think you are projecting into a group meeting is not in the group but only in your imagination.
2. The self-concept or self-image that you think you are projecting into a group meeting is not held or shared by anyone else except in your imagination.
3. The self-concept or self-image that you think you are projecting into a group meeting is not experienced by anyone else, because it is peculiar to your thinking and feeling.
4. The self-concept or self-image that you think you projected into a group meeting will be modified in your memory over time, providing different variations depending on how much importance and time you invest in it.
5. The self-concept or self-image that others project over you in a group meeting will never match yours or be experienced by you or others in the same group.
#Reflect #Know: 2020-04-04
1. You don’t know without reflecting knowing from another source.
2. You don’t do without reflecting the ability to do from another source.
3. You don’t exist without something to reflect.
4. You don’t experience except in the act of reflecting something else.
5. You don’t share or remember without reflecting something else.
#Host #Know: 2020-04-03
1. You don’t know without hosting knowing that is not yours.
2. You don’t do without hosting abilities that are not yours.
3. You don’t exist without hosting Energy that is not yours.
4. You don’t experience except in the act of hosting something that is not you.
5. You don’t share or remember without hosting something that is not you.
#Independent #Source: 2020-04-02
1. You are not an independent source of intelligence.
2. You are not an independent source of power.
3. You are not an independent source of life.
4. You are not an independent source of experience.
5. You are not an independent source of intuition, judgment, knowing, logic, reason, or understanding.
#Control #Good: 2020-04-01
1. Religion in control to make people good fails.
2. Ethics, reason, and science in control to make people good fails.
3. Government and social systems in control to make people good fail.
4. Methods, systems, and practices in control to make people good fail.
5. Will, determination, and personality in control to make people good fails.
#Important #Unimportant: 2020-03-31
1. If something is dangerous (physical or ego), then it becomes important and demands attention and control.
2. If something provides safety (physical or ego), then it becomes important and demands attention and control.
3. If something provides pain (physical or ego), then it becomes important and demands attention and control.
4. If something provides pleasure (physical or ego), then it becomes important and demands attention and control.
5. If something takes ahold of your identity, then it becomes important and demands attention and control.
#Oneness #Enlightenment: 2020-03-30
1. You are the host of oneness, not oneness.
2. You are the host of oneness, but it is not about you.
3. You are the host of oneness, not the creator of oneness.
4. You are the host of oneness, but not necessary to oneness.
5. You are the host of oneness; therefore, you can experience one Energy containing and supporting all.
#Contradiction #Inconsistency: 2020-03-29
1. There are no absolutes (expect this absolute).
2. All views are equal (except this superior view).
3. There is no truth only opinion (except this truth).
4. Everyone and everything must be tolerated (except those who don’t do this).
5. You are wrong for saying someone else is wrong (except me for saying you are wrong).
#Grow #Up: 2020-03-28
1. You need to show up to your life by daily opening up to the big picture.
2. You need to clean up your life by ending primitive and self-centered practices.
3. You need to grow up by taking responsibility for what you feel, think, and do.
4. You need to own up by taking responsibility for your habits, routines, learning, skill development, goals, and plans.
5. You need to wake up to your spiritual life, find and serve your highest goals, and practice service-work for your ideals and humanity.
#Levels #Insight: 2020-03-27
1. Spiritual insights come from Energy, not thinking.
2. Intuition insights come from Sensation, not thinking.
3. Feeling insights come from sensation matching and linking, not from emotionalism, romanticism, or sentimentality.
4. Experience insights come from pattern matching and linking, not from knowledge.
5. Reason insights come from analysis, comparing, experiment, and testing, not from knowing.
#Thought-Things #Sensations: 2020-03-26
1. Thought-things are regarded as experiences, not as thoughts.
2. Thought-things occur when the sensations of the thing named are attributed to the name.
3. Thought-things are regarded as the experience that they capture, compare, judge, label, measure, and name.
4. Thought-things pull in other experiences and relate them to themselves, which reinforces the thought-things and solidifies their hold over experience and reality.
5. Thought-things are not divided against themselves when in conflict, because thought-things only attack a thought-thing about a thought-thing, never any reality or substantiality.
#Hierarchy #Education: 2020-03-25
1. Power and control hierarchies do exist and give hierarchies a bad name.
2. Developmental hierarchies do exist and help us to understand how plants and animals grow.
3. Learning hierarchies do exist and help us to understand how and what to teach.
4. Competence hierarchies do exist and help us to understand who to put in what position in jobs and sports.
5. Health hierarchies do exist and help us to know which patients to treat first and what part of a person’s health to focus on first.
6. Those professors who are against hierarchies exist in and support their own hierarchies, e.g., the teaching hierarchy at a university exists with department heads above professors with emeritus, above professors with tenure, above professors, above assistant professors, above graduate teacher-assistants, above graduate students, above undergraduate teacher-assistants, above full-time undergraduate students, above part-time undergraduate students, and, depending on the institution, with more levels and a different ordering of the levels.
#Control #Inner-World: 2020-03-24
1. We cannot control sensations, feelings, images, or thoughts, but we can control our attitude about them.
2. We cannot control sensations, feelings, images, or thoughts, but we can choose to pay more or less attention to them.
3. We cannot control sensations, feelings, images, or thoughts, but we can control how important or unimportant we make them.
4. We cannot control sensations, feelings, images, or thoughts, but we can choose to feed and repeat them or to starve them out.
5. We cannot control sensations, feelings, images, or thoughts, but we can choose to identify with them, personalize them, detach from them, or follow them out (meditation).
#Sensations #Thinking: 2020-03-23
1. We try to convert experience into thinking; however, experience is only alive and real when it exists as sensations, not as thoughts.
2. We try to convert action, doing, and movement into thinking; however, action, doing, and movement are only alive and real when they exist as sensations, not as thoughts.
3. We try to convert emotions and feelings into thinking; however, emotions and feelings are only alive and real when they exist as sensations, not as thoughts.
4. We try to convert reality and truth into thinking; however, reality and truth are only alive and real when they exist as sensations, not as thoughts.
5. We try to convert sensing into thinking; however, sensing is only alive and real when it exists as energy perceiving sensations, not as thoughts.
#Desire #Expectation: 2020-03-22
1. Desire expects something that does not exist, or the desire does not exist.
2. Desire is painful because desire has a projected image in mind of what it wants and a reality in front of it that does not yet contain that projection.
3. Desire is painful because desire has a projected image in mind of what it wants, and often reality will not comply with desire causing a clash between the mind’s projection and what is eventually served-up.
4. Desire is easily understood as a form of expectation because desire projects something into the future that does not fit current reality, and that also often fails to meet future reality.
5. Desire is easily understood as a form of a demand, whether a mild demand that something should happen (I hope I get the job) or a strong demand that something must happen (a baby crying to be fed).
#Heaven #Agreement: 2020-03-21
1. To go to Heaven, no one has to like me.
2. To go to Heaven, no one has to agree with me.
3. To go to Heaven, no one has to feel, think, behave, or experience as I do.
4. To go to Heaven, no one has to respond to others or life in the same way that I do.
5. Whether you go to Heaven or not has nothing to do with me.
#Understanding #Capability: 2020-03-20
1. I have the gift of understanding in certain ways, not an independent ability or capability to understand.
2. I have access to the understanding of things in certain ways, not a biological ability or capability to understand in any way.
3. I enjoy and want experiences of understanding; however, my having an experience of understanding in no way proves that I caused that experience.
4. The cause of internal experiences comes from our ability to sense and host internal events; however, our ability to sense and host internal events in no way allows us to claim to have caused those internal events.
5. However you claim to understand things (abductively, abstractly, analogically, categorically, concretely, linearly, logically, mechanically, narratively, scientifically, verbally, visually), you do not, but you are habituated and wired to receive understanding in certain ways.
#Inner #Outer: 2020-03-19
1. What your inner world was or was not has no impact on what the outer world was or was not and vice versa.
2. What your inner world is or is not has no impact on what the outer world is or is not and vice versa.
3. What your inner world will be or will not be has no impact on what the outer world will be or will not be and vice versa.
4. What your inner world could be or could not be has no impact on what the outer world could be or could not be and vice versa.
5. What your inner world should be or should not be has no impact on what the outer world should be or should not be and vice versa.
#Narrative #Mystery: 2020-03-18
1. Mystery concerns finding out what a story is about.
2. Mystery considers some known information to be the beginning, middle, or end of a story with the other parts missing.
3. A narrative is a story about sensations that should include the manifestation, cause, effect, and denouement of the sensations.
4. A good narrative will answer: What caused the sensations first to arise? How did the sensations progress? How did the sensations end or become resolved?
5. The most common problem with any story is a focus on some sensations of the mental phenomena about the story over the sensations of the physical phenomena of the story when the story is about events in the physical world.
#Important #Sensations: 2020-03-17
1. Sensations are the basis of meaning and purpose [feelings are sensations about sensations].
2. Sensations are more important and taken more seriously than thoughts.
3. Sensations naturally persist longer in memory than any other psychological phenomena (sensing, images, naming, identifying, judging, thinking).
4. Sensations have a greater effect and impact than other psychological phenomena.
5. All psychological phenomena are eventually about sensations in order to claim intention and meaning.
#Emotion #Sensation: 2020-03-16
1. Emotions come from contact with sensations, not thoughts.
2. Emotions are fed and maintained by sensations, not thoughts.
3. Emotions are focused on and interested in sensations, not thoughts.
4. Emotions are recalled and remembered by sensations, not thoughts.
5. Emotions are chosen and selected by choosing and selecting sensations, not thoughts.
#Emotion #Thought: 2020-03-15
1. Thoughts do not cause emotions because the cause of emotions is sensations.
2. Thoughts do interact with and recall emotions by naming sensations.
3. Thoughts do feed and maintain emotions by reminding the emotions of sensations.
4. Thoughts do embellish and exaggerate emotions by naming sensations in extreme ways.
5. Thoughts do select things to have emotions about by highlighting sensations and making them important.
#Abstraction #Narrative: 2020-03-14
1. The best minds temper abstractions by testing abstractions against narratives.
2. The best minds temper narratives by testing narratives against abstractions.
3. Abstractions are proved by comparisons with other abstractions to see if they follow similar patterns: agreement, coherence, compatibility, congruity, consistency, correspondence, fit, harmony, integrity, logicality, orderliness, symmetrically, uniformity, unity, well-suited.
4. Narratives are proved by comparisons with other narratives to see if they follow similar patterns: agreement, coherence, compatibility, congruity, consistency, correspondence, fit, harmony, integrity, logicality, orderliness, symmetrically, uniformity, unity, well-suited.
5. Creativity involves the discovery of new patterns that were not known either abstractly or narratively.
#Self-Talk #Pushy: 2020-03-13
1. Treat your scolding self-talk as you would an Internet troll and stop arguing with it or trying to change it.
2. Treat your negative self-talk as you would a political zealot and stop arguing with it or trying to change it.
3. Treat your critical self-talk as you would a pushy salesperson and stop arguing with it or trying to change it.
4. Treat your derogatory self-talk as you would a hateful and irrational divorced spouse and stop arguing with it or trying to change it.
5. Treat your demanding self-talk as you would a child having a fit and tantrum to get what they want and stop arguing with it or trying to change it.
#Value #Behavior: 2020-03-12
1. How do your habits and routines honor and support your highest values?
2. How does your daily self-talk (chattering, ruminating, thinking) honor and support your highest values?
3. How does your free-, leisure-, and spare-time honor and support your highest values?
4. How does your time spent (daily, weekly, yearly) honor and support your highest values?
5. How might you motivate yourself to honor and support your highest values with more feelings, thoughts, actions, attitudes, habits, and routines?
#Thinking #Categories: 2020-03-11
When speaking about things, it is best to be aware of which of the “five categories of thinking about the nature of things” that you are addressing.
1. “What something was or was not” is a separate category and topic.
2. “What something is or is not” is a separate category and topic.
3. “What something will be or will not be” is a separate category and topic.
4. “What something could be or could not be” is a separate category and topic.
5. “What something should be or should not be” is a separate category and topic.
#Gratitude #Expectations: 2020-03-10
“Hope and pray for the best, but expect and plan for the worst.”
1. Expectations are the enemy of gratitude because you are not grateful for what you expect to get anyway.
2. Expectations are the enemy of serenity because you are not serene when things don’t turn out the way that you expect.
3. Expectations are the enemy of peace-of-mind because your mind is not peaceful when it does not get what it expects to get.
4. Expectations are the enemy of appreciation and thankfulness because you do not appreciate what you expect to get as a matter of course.
5. Expectations are the enemy of contentment because you will not be content with what happens unless it meets or exceeds your expectations.
#Self #Host: 2020-03-09
1. The self is a host, and a host cannot know, do, or be, because a host entertains, not controls or creates.
2. The body is a host, and a host cannot know, do, or be, because a host entertains, not controls or creates.
3. The self can experience emotional anguish, not know, do, or be emotional anguish.
4. The body can experience hunger, not know, do, or be hunger.
5. To claim to know anguish is not to recognize anguish, to claim to do anguish is to be unaware of anguish, to claim to be anguish is to deny the experience anguish.
#Communism #Socialism: 2020-03-08
1. Communism is an ideal form of society that requires ideal people to exist.
2. Socialism has no plan or understanding of how to create wealth; however, socialism does have plans to steal and spend wealth until it disappears.
3. The people who demand socialism do not want to be the common people at the bottom of a socialist state, because they want to be at the top of the hierarchy running it and having all the power and privileges that elitism provides.
4. The people who can make and live in an ideal socialist-society will not need a government telling them how to do it; however, those who cannot make and live in an ideal socialist-society will never make and live in it because some government tells them how they must do it.
5. It is right to want ideal societies, and it is right to work for social justice; however, you need more than verbal realities and to simply check your thinking against your thinking—you need to face realities such as the history of human nature and failed ideal societies and to test your thinking against experience to make it deal with reality in order to have a chance to succeed because you considered many real-life variables.
#Self #Pain: 2020-03-07
1. Who told you that you are your pain?
2. You are not your physical, emotional, or spiritual pain.
3. You are neither the internal adversary and critic nor the concept (puppet) or image (effigy) that is attacked.
4. You are not your sensations, experiences, failings, habits, judgments, memories, successes, thoughts, or feelings.
5. You are the host, not the hosted.
#Expectation #Unhappiness: 2020-03-06
“Hope and pray for the best, but expect and plan for the worst.”
1. Expectations are at the root of anxiety, worry, and fear.
2. Expectations are at the root of guilt, shame, and depression.
3. Expectations are at the root of whining, blaming, and damning.
4. Expectations are at the root of discontent, dissatisfaction, frustration, and unhappiness.
5. Expectations are at the root of the irrational demands focused on in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT).
#Demands #Expectations: 2020-03-05
“Hope and pray for the best, but expect and plan for the worst.”
1. To better manage expectations, first separate your dreams and goals from your expectations.
2. Low expectations lead to gratitude and happiness, and high expectations lead to frustrations and irrational demands.
3. Thinking things are likely to fail defeats high expectations and protects dreams and goals from discouragement.
4. Expecting failure, and so problem-solving in advance (proactive measures), is more useful than expecting success because predicting failure helps you to overcome the inevitable setbacks that life often has in abundance.
5. A continued attitude of low-expectations can make for a productive and satisfying life instead of a life of regret and whining about conditions that comes from maintaining high expectations.
#Sympathy #Pride: 2020-03-04
1. Sympathy is stepping on others to raise yourself.
2. Sympathy is having feelings of superiority, not equality.
3. Feeling sympathy for someone involves looking down on them and up on yourself by comparing circumstances.
4. Assuming someone could be a superior human being, self-esteem (ego) uses sympathy by comparison to have feelings of superiority (pride).
5. Pride that you are not as unfortunate as some is a form of sympathy that uses false measurements of other people for feelings of high self-esteem.
#Empathy #Compassion: 2020-03-03
1. Empathy is feeling another person’s feelings as if they were your feelings.
2. Empathy does not mean you believe that you feel identical to what another person feels; it does mean that you relate to others as full persons and human beings equal to yourself.
3. Empathy understands that, given identical conditions, you would do what any other person has done because you are them (there is only one human race, one human nature).
4. When “Martians” look down on Earth, they do not see superior and inferior human beings, only human beings who think, feel, and behave in superior and inferior ways.
5. Yes, given natural abilities, capabilities, and talents that are impacted by education, nurturing, socialization, and other conditioning factors, human beings all appear different to other human beings; however, intrinsically, we are the same, and sane forms of government and religion honor the principle of universal equality.
#Punishment #Reward: 2020-03-02
1. The only punishment is that you get to continue to host the evil that you serve most.
2. The only punishment is serving the evil that you serve without any covering or pretense.
3. The only punishment is experiencing the recurring death, darkness, and disintegration of the evil that you serve.
4. The only reward is that you get to continue to host the good that you serve the most.
5. The only reward is experiencing the infinite life, light, and love of the good that you serve.
#Hate #Flesh: 2020-03-01
1. Hate your life as flesh, because you will never choose the good unless the good first chooses you.
2. Hate your life as flesh, because your flesh will lead you to suffer itself, and there is no greater suffering.
3. Hate your life as flesh, because you will always choose the vilest thing presented if left to your flesh nature.
4. Hate your life as flesh, because unless you are chosen to serve the good, you will serve flesh and your and others’ destruction.
5. Hate your life as flesh, because your flesh will lead you away from the good no matter how long you were associated with, taught by, and under the influence of the good.
#Source #Cause: 2020-02-29
1. You are the source of nothing, but you can be the host of everything.
2. You are the cause of nothing, but you can be the host of causal forces.
3. You are the creator of nothing, but you can be the host for many creations.
4. You are the meaning of nothing, but you can be the host for the meaning of life.
5. You are the purpose of nothing, but you can be the host for the purpose of life.
#Semantics #Understanding: 2020-02-28
Some semantic levels for understanding differentiation.
1. Words, ideas, or thoughts exist independently from other words, ideas, or thoughts as mental entities, objects, or things.
2. The meaning of words exists independently of the words: as other mental entities such as associations, definitions, indications, memories, or more words.
3. What the words point to, suggest, or are about exists independently of the words and their meaning: as other mental entities such as other words, things, or memories.
4. What is understood by the words exists independently of the words, their meaning, and what they are about: as other mental entities such as other words, things, or memories.
5. What is related to and associated with the understanding of the words exists independently of the words, their meaning, what they are about, and what is understood: as other mental entities such as other words, things, or memories.
#Nondoing #Non-Claiming: 2020-02-27
1. Humility requires nondoing (only reflecting).
2. Nondoing requires non-knowing (only hosting knowing).
3. Self-restraint (resting, returning) is the path to nondoing.
4. Nondoing is the path to non-being (not being something).
5. Nonding (Taoism) is non-claiming to know, do, or be anything.
#Story #Fantasy: 2020-02-26
To understand your self-stories as games, read “Games Ego Plays.”
1. Why do you have stories for your personality development when God does not accept any human personality?
2. Do only your mini or partial self-stories happen? Why do your long-term stories never come true?
3. Which of your stories actually happen? Is it true that since you are editing, appending, and rewriting your stories that they never happen?
4. Why do you bet your life on stories that have no basis in reality, little if any evidence, and no reason other than wishing to happen?
5. You are accommodating, adapting, adjusting, analyzing, arguing, avoiding, changing, comparing, controlling, copying, covering, denying, escaping, excusing, faking, fighting, hating, judging, pretending, promoting, and protesting your story, not living it.
#Self-Stories #Conscious: 2020-02-25
Why do you follow storytellers? To understand your self-stories as games, read “Games Ego Plays.”
1. Why must you be a story?
2. Why must you live in a story?
3. Why must your mindfulness be about self-stories?
4. Why must you devote your conscious life to self-stories?
5. Why must your emotions and drives be obsessed with self-stories?
#Storytellers #Scripts: 2020-02-24
To understand your self-stories as games, read “Games Ego Plays.”
1. Who are the storytellers of your life? Was it family, friends, school, church, government, organizational, or private reading?
2. When did you first question the storytellers of your life and demand changes in your scripts? How did that work out?
3. Have you ever analyzed, changed, constructed, deconstructed, discovered, examined, organized, processed, questioned, researched, and thought about the stories of your life?
4. Which of your storytellers decided how you would live your careers, community involvement, dreams, drives, friendships, homes, leisure time, meaning, politics, purpose, relationships, sexuality, social time, style of clothing, and other activities?
5. Who and what motivate censorship, checks for accuracy or integrity, promotion or publicity for select stories, rewrites, reviews, suggests script changes, and suppress or repress parts of stories?
#Talked #About: 2020-02-23
1. Never be concerned when others talk about you, because they are not talking about anyone who exists.
2. Never be concerned when others talk about you, because they are talking about the only people they know: themselves.
3. Never be concerned when others talk about you, because they are talking about ego concepts and images, not any person.
4. Never be concerned when others talk about you, because they are talking about imaginary stories that have never taken place and never will take place.
5. Never be concerned when others talk about you, because they are talking about categories, classifications, judgments, styles, and types of personalities, not persons or human beings.
#Postmodernism #Fails: 2020-02-22
1. Postmodernism fails itself by attacking logic with logic.
2. Postmodernism fails itself by attacking facts with facts.
3. Postmodernism fails itself by attacking reason with reason.
4. Postmodernism fails itself by attacking objectivity with objectivity.
5. Postmodernism fails itself by attacking subjectivity with subjectivity.
#5TP #Openminded: 2020-02-21
“Discovery Demands 5TP” teaches open-mindedness.
1. The Five Thinking Positions (5TP) teaches you how to open your mind at any time.
2. The Five Thinking Positions (5TP) teaches you how to choose to see multiple sides of an issue.
3. The Five Thinking Positions (5TP) teaches you how to have a diversity of thought whenever you want.
4. The Five Thinking Positions (5TP) teaches you how to get unstuck when you see no way out by offering five ways out.
5. The Five Thinking Positions (5TP) teaches you how to find many alternatives, choices, and options when you think there are none or only a few.
#Feeling #Steps: 2020-02-20
1. Stimuli (developments, events, happenings, incidents) get our attention.
2. We make contact with these stimuli and have feelings (sensations) about them.
3. We then think about these feelings and what they mean for our safety, story, and progress.
4. Based on what we think about these feelings, we then choose responses to the stimuli in order to increase or decrease them.
5. All of these steps are prompted by impulses that we are mostly unaware of because they are often energy-based, nonverbal, instinctive, and primordial rather than consciously intentional.
#Suffering #Optional: 2020-02-19
1. Mental suffering is optional because the world cannot choose it for you.
2. Mental suffering can make any form of suffering worse than it is and even to seem unbearable.
3. Mental suffering often blames and damns someone or something other than itself for the suffering it causes.
4. Mental suffering can make anything into suffering by choosing to view it as causing negative self-esteem (ego pain).
5. Mental suffering is used by many to claim victimhood and the right to punish and control others instead of their responsibility to punish and control mental suffering.
#Suffer #Mind: 2020-02-18
1. Most of what you have and will suffer from is your imagination.
2. More suffering is mental than physical, and the worst physical suffering is mental suffering about physical suffering.
3. Suffering is mainly about imagined ego concepts and images appearing ugly to others.
4. Suffering typically consists of tragic self-stories that never happened, are not happening now, and never will happen.
5. To overcome suffering, stop thinking about yourself, stop making up self-stories, and stop having ego concepts and images.
#Seek #Own: 2020-02-17
1. The supreme governing law of all physical, mental, social, and spiritual things is: all things seek their own.
2. All things must seek their absolute state of being whether negative, neutral, or positive.
3. If you want to seek goodness, then you must be led by goodness, not yourself.
4. If you want to seek God, then you must be led by God, not yourself.
5. Of your own accord, you must seek flesh because you are made of flesh; however, once you are born of Spirit, then you will naturally seek Spirit.
#Accept #Life: 2020-02-16
1. Acceptance is not love, approval, or an act of condoning something.
2. Acceptance is the acknowledgment that something exists the way in which it exists: “It is what it is.”
3. Acceptance of life is a neutral position that fosters contentment and understanding.
4. Life acceptance, in AA, is called living with life on life’s terms, not on your terms.
5. Acceptance allows living with life as it is, which is a path to living a sane and peaceful life.
#Politically #Incorrect: 2020-02-15
1. When you believe you are right, you might also believe others have no rights.
2. Are you going to judge the person as their politically-incorrect beliefs or just judge their beliefs?
3. How many people have you tried, judged, and damned for not holding modern or politically-correct beliefs?
4. Those who claim there needs to be tolerance for politically-correct beliefs are intolerant of politically-incorrect beliefs.
5. Are your beliefs and opinions just options among many diverse choices, or are they demands and divine commands for everyone?
#Opinion #Right: 2020-02-14
1. To form a belief or opinion, you chose to reject other beliefs and opinions; hence, every belief and opinion is closed-minded and intolerant of other beliefs and opinions.
2. Every belief and opinion is right, or it is not a belief or an opinion, and tolerance of other beliefs and opinions as possibly being right can only exist despite those you have chosen.
3. When you identify with your beliefs and opinions, you will defend them as you would defend your life and consider attacks upon them as attacks upon your existence.
4. In order to act with open-mindedness and tolerance, you cannot be centered in your beliefs or opinions because, by nature, beliefs and opinions cannot be open or tolerant.
5. In order to act with open-mindedness and tolerance of other beliefs and opinions, you must detach from your beliefs and opinions and take a dispassionate and objective stance.
#Aware #Being: 2020-02-13
1. Yes, a child is aware of their being/self; however, a child is not aware of their self as ego concepts and images nor is a child below the age of seven aware that they are aware.
2. No, an adult is not aware of their being/self; however, an adult is aware of their self as ego concepts and images and is aware that they think of themselves as things and thoughts.
3. Yes, an animal is aware of their being/living; however, an animal is not aware of being more than their body, an ego, or aware of being aware.
4. Yes, plants are aware of their being/living; however, plants are not aware of being more than a plant, an ego, or aware that they are aware.
5. Yes, human beings can be aware of their being and that their being has two places to live in—their physical vessel (body) or their internal vessel (host, soul, mind)—the movement between these two vessels allows humans to be aware that they are more than physical bodies and that they are aware.
#Scripts #Self-Stories: 2020-02-12
1. What are you trying to accomplish with your self-stories?
2. What are you trying to stop or hide with your self-stories?
3. What are you trying to gain or obtain with your self-stories?
4. Why are you devoting your energy, time, and life to your self-stories?
5. Why are your self-stories so vital that they demand your full attention; thereby, causing you to become unaware of your being, personhood, and self except as ego concepts and images?
#Progressive #Destructive: 2020-02-11
The Progressive and Globalist goal is to destroy society and replace it with government-corporations; thereby, making humans a commodity to be exploited.
1. Progressives and globalists must destroy ancestry, ancestors, tradition, history, and nationalism.
2. Progressives and globalists must destroy extended family, neighborhoods, communities, and townships.
3. Progressives and globalists must destroy femininity, masculinity, marriage, parenting, and family life.
4. Progressives and globalists must destroy meaning, philosophy, religion, spirituality, and truth.
5. Progressives and globalists use disintegration and fragmentation to destroy attachment to and dependence upon anything but the government and corporations.
#Deconstruct #Self-Stories: 2020-02-10
1. What drives your self-stories? Is it all about how you want or don’t want to appear to others?
2. What would you do with all of the energy and time that is wasted on imaginary self-stories?
3. What makes some self-stories memorable? Is it their appeal to ego and pride that makes them salient?
4. History and other people will never even know about, let alone remember, your self-stories because they are private fantasies and nothing more.
5. How many self-stories do, and will you remember, despite your regarding them as important and crucial at the time of their demanding center stage?
#Narrate #Conversation: 2020-02-09
1. Narrate the conversation to help all concerned gain awareness, overview, and perspective.
2. When you point out patterns and processes in a conversation, you give yourself and others the advantages of insight, perception, and understanding.
3. Narrating a conversation can be as simple as pointing out the changes, movements, and shifts in attitudes, focus, intentions, tactics, and topics.
4. Narrating a conversation is taking a bird’s-eye, meta, objective, or outside view of the interactions and speaking to the style rather than to the content of the conversation.
5. Narrating a conversation is a skill that you can learn and practice to improve your communication, connection, and negotiation skills.
#Hierarchy #Self: 2020-02-08
The hierarchy of the self is heart, soul, and mind, with the heart being aware of energy, the soul being aware of sensations, and the mind being aware of thoughts.
1. You can be right-hearted and right-souled but wrong-minded and still do more good than bad.
2. You can be right-heated and right-minded but wrong-souled and still do more good than bad.
3. You can be right-souled and right-minded but wrong-hearted and still do more good than bad.
4. It is essential to align and integrate your heart, soul, and mind so that your efforts are not working at cross purposes; however, two out of three spells success.
5. One principle that helps integrate your heart, soul, and mind is the principle of integrity: being true to what you feel, experience, and think.
#Story #Self: 2020-02-07
1. You are not the stories about you.
2. The stories about you are about your feelings, thoughts, and behaviors, not you.
3. The stories about you do not make you good or bad, but they might interpret your feelings, thoughts, and behaviors as good or bad.
4. The stories about you might want to claim your personhood (identity), but you can maintain or regain detachment from any story about you.
5. The stories about you are not factual, rational, or based on all or a majority of the evidence; there is no reason to take such biased and subjective reports seriously or to consider them important.
#Feel #Better: 2020-02-06
1. Feeling better helps to motivate the counseling client to continue practicing new emotional and coping skills.
2. Getting better helps to motivate the counseling client to reinforce and commit to their new emotional and coping skills.
3. Staying better is the result of the counseling client making habits of their new emotional and coping skills.
4. Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) is the premier therapy for helping clients learn to make themselves feel, get, and stay better.
5. Medications and the paid-friend therapies are palliatives, not remedies, and certainly do not teach clients to be their own counselors and therapists.
#Feelings #Sensations: 2020-02-05
1. Feelings are sensations, not thoughts.
2. Thoughts feed and maintain feelings, not cause feelings.
3. Physical and mental (internal) contact with sensations causes feelings.
4. The majority of physical and mental (internal) feelings are neutral and mostly ignored.
5. You can have feelings about sensations of thoughts, and anything else that you can have sensations of or that exist as sensations such as feelings do (feelings about feelings).
#Perspective-taking #Viewpoint: 2020-02-04
“Discovery Demands 5TP” teaches perspective-taking.
1. The perspective-taking skill helps you to have more choices and options.
2. The perspective-taking skill provides a more inclusive style of thinking about thinking.
3. The perspective-taking skill helps you to recognize and understand other people’s perspectives.
4. The perspective-taking skill helps you exercise your mind in order to improve your general thinking skills.
5. The perspective-taking skill allows you to have a greater understanding of issues by training your mind to be open to different perspectives.
#Quiet #Mind: 2020-02-03
Exercises to quiet the mind.
1. Continually try to predict how raindrops will run down a windowpane.
2. Continually try to predict how some moving clouds will change and reform.
3. Continually try to predict the pattern of sounds that a babbling brook will make.
4. Continually try to predict how some ocean waves will crash and flow onto a beach.
5. Continually try to predict how a blowing wind will move the tops of trees in a forest or grove.
#Relationship #Thinking: 2020-02-02
Change your relationship to thinking.
1. I do not think, but I do host thinking.
2. I do not create thinking, but I do receive thinking.
3. I am not the story thinking is saying I am, and neither is thinking that fantasy.
4. I am not the subject of thinking, but thinking is the subject of itself pretending some is me, and some is not.
5. I am not having a conversation with thinking, but thinking is having a conversation with itself while claiming I am part of it.
#Alternative #Explanations: 2020-02-01
1. Alternative explanations need evidence and reasons to be given credibility.
2. Alternative explanations do not refute previous explanations but are sometimes situationally better.
3. To be taken seriously, stories and explanations need to be possible, plausible, probable, and planned by a knowable desire, need, or ideal.
4. An explanation being possibly wrong does not make it wrong, and if that explanation has a strong probability, then you are a fool to act as if it is wrong.
3. For an explanation to be the most probable, it needs to be the best and simplest fit for all of the available data and any history of related patterns.
#Artificial #Intelligence: 2020-01-31
1. There is no such thing as artificial intelligence because there are only human directions running human-designed programs.
2. Computers are without intelligence and only do what they are programmed to do; therefore, if computers appear stupid or smart, it is a reflection on their programming, not on the computers themselves.
3. No amount of mimicking intelligence will produce intelligence.
4. No amount of mimicking conscious actions will produce conscious actions.
5. No amount of switches (computer logic) or switching switches (computer operations) can ever be anything more than deaf, dumb, and blind switches mindlessly switching switches.
#Thinking #Claims: 2020-01-30
1. Thinking claims to know things, but knowing is invisible and nonverbal, not matter like thought.
2. Thinking claims to do things, but doing is invisible and nonverbal, not form like thought.
3. Thinking claims to be things, but things in the world are made from different forms of matter than human thinking.
4. Thinking wants to claim all for itself when its place is for naming, pointing, recalling, and tagging.
5. Thinking plays at God, causing disaster and failure in every area, including what and who you are.
#Words #Memes: 2020-01-29
1. Memes are not events.
2. Slogans are not realities.
3. Virtuous words are not virtues.
4. Vision statements are not polices and procedures.
5. Campaign slogans are not promises that will be kept.
#One God #One Self: 2020-01-28
1. There is only One God means that there is only One Self.
2. There is only One God means that there is only one story.
3. Humans are the image of the One Self, not a self of their own.
4. Humans exist to reflect the One Self, not their own self.
5. Humans exist to share the story of God, not their own story.
#Now #Discipline: 2020-01-27
1. If you don’t have the willpower to make the right sacrifices, then you will need more willpower to bear the wrong results.
2. If you don’t have the maturity to take care of your health now, then you will need more maturity to live with ill health later.
3. If you don’t have the courage to take fleeting reasonable-risks, then you will need the courage to bear your continuing regrets.
4. If you don’t have the self-discipline to do your best work now, then you will need the self-discipline to fight and fix the sloppy work later.
5. If you don’t have the fortitude to stand up for your values now, then you will need the fortitude to put up with a disintegrating integrity and value system later.
#Choose #Sacrifice: 2020-01-26
1. If you don’t make the right sacrifices, then you won’t have the right results.
2. If you don’t make the right sacrifices for the right reasons, then you will be forced to make the wrong sacrifices for the wrong reasons.
3. The sacrifices that you make to do the right thing will never be as great as the sacrifices that you will make for avoiding doing the right thing.
4. When people complain about advantages, obstacles, opportunities, and life, they are complaining about their unwillingness to make the timely and necessary sacrifices to meet their goals.
5. Sacrifice is unavoidable; therefore, sacrifice for virtue, not your animal, low, or weak impulses.
#Yoga #Prayer: 2020-01-25
1. Quietly fall into your yoga poses.
2. Hold yoga poses until you relax into them.
3. Relax at the center of any stress from any yoga pose while trusting Energy to handle the stress without you.
4. Yoga becomes prayer when you surrender to God to guide your poses and manage your strain and stress.
5. Yoga poses are best done by not doing them or trying to do them; instead, you ask for them to be done through you.
#Thought-knowing #Blocking: 2020-01-24
Thought-knowings, thought-doings, and thought-beings are all forms of thought-things. Thought-things are thoughts that seek to play God and replace reality with thinking.
1. Whenever you have trouble finding something, look for the thought-knowing(s) that are blocking you, and stop relying on them.
2. Whenever you have trouble learning something, look for the thought-knowing(s) that are blocking you, and stop relying on them.
3. Whenever you have trouble remembering something, look for the thought-knowing(s) that are blocking you, and stop relying on them.
4. Whenever you have trouble producing words or finding the right word, look for the thought-knowing(s) that are blocking you, and stop relying on them.
5. Whenever you have trouble performing a skill that you have performed before, look for the thought-knowing(s) that are blocking you by stealing your time and energy, and stop relying on them.
#Buddhist #No-mind: 2020-01-23
How to think so that you have a Buddhist no-mind.
1. Think a great symphony.
2. Think the space and place that you are in.
3. Think what your body is sensing and feeling.
4. Think where you are and what you are doing.
5. Think the room and environment that you are sitting in.
#Think #No-mind: 2020-01-22
How to think so that you have a Buddhist no-mind.
1. Think the night sky.
2. Think the babbling brook.
3. Think the crashing waves.
4. Think the white-noise machine.
5. Think the movement of the clouds.
#Become #Serve: 2020-01-21
1. You become what you serve because you identify with it.
2. You become what you serve because you represent it.
3. You become what you serve because you are conditioned by it.
4. You become what you serve because you become the company that you keep.
5. You become what you serve because you become paired with what you continually associate with.
#Test #Results: 2020-01-20
What does this do for me? Where does this get me?
1. What does this attitude do for me now and in the long run?
2. What does feeling this way do for me now and in the long run?
3. What does this trying and failing do for me now and in the long run?
4. What does this whining, blaming, and damning do for me now and in the long run?
5. What does repeating the objectifying of others do for me now and in the long run?
#Complain #Realign: 2020-01-19
1. Complain about something that you do that is in the way of serving God.
2. Complain about something that you do that is in the way of coping and problem-solving.
3. Complain about something that you do that is in the way of your authentic and natural nature.
4. Complain about your whining, blaming, and damning because of the energy and time they steal and because they take your place and God’s place in you.
5. Complain about using appearing, attaching, avoiding, becoming, blaming, claiming, covering, damning, demanding, escaping, expecting, objectifying, obsessing, persecuting (punishing), regretting, trying, whining, and worrying instead of waiting on, returning to, and resting in God.
#Fortitude #Responsibility: 2020-01-18
How do you have fortitude (strength of mind and emotion)?
1. Take responsibility for your feelings, thoughts, and behaviors.
2. Take responsibility for your career, education, training, lifelong learning, and life.
3. Take responsibility for your diet, exercise, sleep, free-time, social time, and health.
4. Take responsibility for your beliefs, values, and virtues and how consistently you follow and practice them.
5. Draw a line-in-the-sand that you will not cross for the most important values and virtues in your life.
#Wait #Intelligence: 2020-01-17
1. There is no intelligence without waiting to receive.
2. There is no insight or intuition without waiting to receive.
3. There is no creativity that does not involve waiting to receive.
4. There is no exercise of ability, skill, or talent without waiting to receive.
5. There is no exercise of boldness, confidence, courage, or fortitude without waiting to receive.
#Negative #Energy: 2020-01-16
1. To increase your negative energy, increase your blaming others and life.
2. To increase your negative energy, increase your damning others and life.
3. To increase your negative energy, increase your whining about others and life.
4. To decrease your negative energy, unconditionally accept and forgive others and life.
5. To decrease your negative energy, accept personal responsibility for your emotions and life.
#Start #Dream: 2020-01-15
1. Before you can reap, you must plant.
2. Before you can plant, you must plow the land.
3. Before you can plow the land, you must buy the land.
4. Before you can buy the land, you must work to make money.
5. Start now to set the cycle and your dream going by putting your intentions into action.
#Light #Judgment: 2020-01-14
1. You can’t judge an apple just by looking at it, more testing is required.
2. You can’t judge honey just by looking at it, more experience is required.
3. You can’t judge just by appearance because good appearances often cover, hide, and protect evil.
4. You can’t judge just by the name of something because many things of various qualities and values can share the same name.
5. Judgment requires the intelligence to silently look deep and long into something until all that can be apprehended has been.
#Becoming #Claiming: 2020-01-13
1. You cannot manage to make yourself better or good.
2. Thinking cannot manage to make you better or good.
3. Trying and better habits cannot manage to make you better or good.
4. Methods, practices, rituals, systems, and techniques cannot manage to make you better or good.
5. The only way to become good is to die as flesh and be reborn as Spirit.
#Consciousness #Life: 2020-01-12
1. Consciousness is life.
2. Consciousness is awareness of contact.
3. Consciousness is energy aware of experience.
4. Consciousness is invisible and unknowable except by its effect.
5. Consciousness exists for the sake of consciousness.
#Conscious #Focus: 2020-01-11
1. To be more conscious, focus on one thing at a time.
2. To be more conscious, value your consciousness as your life.
3. To be more conscious, practice single-mindedness in all things.
4. To be more conscious, engage in absorbing activities and pursuits.
5. To be more conscious, follow out one thing at a time while not suppressing digressions and distractions.
#Thinking #Fails: 2020-01-10
1. First, I don’t know what to do.
2. Second, I try to do what I should and do the opposite.
3. Third, I feel guilty and stupid for making things worse and blame myself, others, life, or anything but my reliance on thinking.
4. I discover that when I depend on thinking to know, do, and be that error and failure are inevitable.
5. I practice turning away from faith in thinking to faith in Energy, and more things work out for the best.
#Trying #Nondoing: 2020-01-09
1. I have always failed to do.
2. Whatever I try to do, I fail to do.
3. I have failed at everything that I have tried to do.
4. I try to do what I should do and do the wrong thing.
5. All my successes have come when I was not trying to do anything.
#Anger #Attachment: 2020-01-08
1. Whining is weak anger.
2. Blaming is medium anger.
3. Damning is strong anger.
4. Demanding is extreme anger.
5. The above forms of anger (whining, blaming, damning, demanding) come from attaching to (identifying with) things and thoughts that are negative, which causes ego pain.
#Self-esteem #Ego: 2020-01-07
1. How many changes does your self-esteem go through when you apply for a job?
2. How many changes does your self-esteem go through when you clean your house or wash your laundry?
3. How many changes does your self-esteem go through when you learn a new productivity software program?
4. If your self-esteem is going through changes during many of your activities, does that mean that your self is also going through changes at the same time?
5. Since self-esteem is just a modern name for ego, isn’t true that when you talk about your self-esteem, you are not talking about your self but only about your psychological coverings, facades, games, masks, scripts, stories, and walls?
#Fear #Impulse: 2020-01-06
1. Promises are kept out of fear, not honor.
2. The lazy person fears work more than the lack of results from work.
3. The person who is always late is not afraid of being judged for being late.
4. The person who whines as conversation is not afraid of being judged as being critical and negative.
5. The person who damns and demonizes others is not afraid of being damned and demonized in turn for denying their human nature.
#Fear #Motivation: 2020-01-05
1. The fool does not fear words.
2. The sloth does not fear weakness.
3. The worrier does not fear their disturbance.
4. The procrastinator wrestles with fear and wins.
5. The criminal agrees with fear without following its advice.
#Disinterest #Persevere: 2020-01-04
1. When you stay disinterested in thought-knowings (thought-things) and their games of change and control that are never won, then they get neither your identity nor your energy to keep them going.
2. Recognize that your interest in thought-knowing comes from claims of knowing and the ego pride such bring.
3. When you persevere with keeping your identity with your host nature, then the noise of thought-knowing will dissipate.
4. Persevere in your restraint from moving away from your center into thought-things, and thought-knowings will fade away.
5. Thought-knowings and thought-things are two ways to identify the same error of having faith in thought as if thought were a god, spirit, or intelligence capable of more than labeling, marking, and naming.
#Victim #Payoff: 2020-01-03
1. People would rather have problems than give up knowing-better-than their problems.
2. People would rather remain victims than give up knowing-better-than their perpetrators.
3. People would rather fail than give up knowing-better-than their challenges, hindrances, and obstacles.
4. People would rather have marriage problems than give up knowing-better-than their marriage problems.
5. People would rather act self-defeatingly than give up knowing-better-than their blunders, errors, failures, miscalculations, mismanagements, mistakes, mistimings, and losses.
#Thinking-knowing #Failure: 2020-01-02
1. Nothing will lead you to act stupid better than thinking-knowing will.
2. Nothing will lead you to certain failure better than thinking-knowing will.
3. Nothing will lead to errors and mistakes better than thinking-knowing will.
4. Nothing will lead to a poor or a missed response better than thinking-knowing will.
5. Nothing will lead you to do the opposite of what you want to do better than thinking-knowing (a.k.a. thought-things) will.
#Beginnings #Resolve: 2020-01-01
1. How you begin a task reveals how you will end that task.
2. How you begin something informs others of your commitment and dedication to excellence.
3. How you begin things reveals your character, intentions, the likely results, and the final quality of your work.
4. How you begin reveals your approach and method and determines the outcome of your work; therefore, begin with care, and you will end with care.
5. How you begin reveals your approach and method and determines the outcome of your work; therefore, begin with fairness and humility, and you will end with fairness and humility.
Completed Years of 3D: Daily Dose of Discernment Available Online
- Online: 3D: Daily Dose of Discernment: 2014
- Online: 3D: Daily Dose of Discernment: 2015
- Online: 3D: Daily Dose of Discernment: 2016
- Online: 3D: Daily Dose of Discernment: 2017
- Online: 3D: Daily Dose of Discernment: 2018
- Online: 3D: Daily Dose of Discernment: 2019
Twitter Versions of Some Years
- Online: Twitter Variation of 2015 Postings
- Online: Twitter Variation of 2016 Postings
- Online: Twitter Variation of 2017 Postings
- Online: Twitter Variation of 2018 Postings
Descriptions of FitzMaurice’s eBooks of Aphorisms and Sayings
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- Book Description: 3D: Daily Dose of Discernment: 2007
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- Book Description: 3D: Daily Dose of Discernment: 2011
- Book Description: Acid Test
- Book Description: Anything Goes
- Book Description: Something For Nothing
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- Book Description: 3D: Daily Dose of Discernment: 2006
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- Book Description: 3D: Daily Dose of Discernment: 2011
- Book Description: Acid Test
- Book Description: Anything Goes
- Book Description: Attitude Is All You Need! Second Edition
- Book Description: Breathe
- Book Description: Carl Rogers, Control Freak
- Book Description: Discovery Demands 5TP
- Book Description: Ego
- Book Description: Ego Playground
- Book Description: Games Ego Plays
- Book Description: Garbage Rules
- Book Description: Garden
- Book Description: How To Govern Anything
- Book Description: Journal Journey from Ego
- Book Description: Not
- Book Description: Planet Earth: Insane Asylum for the Universe, Second Edition
- Book Description: Problem Solved! 3Rs
- Book Description: Secret of Maturity, Fourth Edition
- Book Description: Self: Who Am I?
- Book Description: Something For Nothing
- Book Description: Stiffer: Stoic Mind
- Book Description: Stress for Success, Second Edition
- Book Description: The Secret of Maturity, Third Edition
- Book Description: The Story of Life
- Book Description: What’s Your Story?
- Book Description: We’re All Insane! Second Edition
- Book Description: World Within: The Inner Life