Stuffies for Seniors, which delivers comfort, care, laughter and love to Ottawa area seniors through stuffed animals, is at risk of shutting down due to a car accident, so organizers are planning a fundraising workshop called Real Love, July 19th. The workshop is being offered by Cindy Teevens, international author and speaker.
“Fat,” is indeed not a feeling, anymore than “skinny” is a feeling. The capacity for the human mind to contort, twist, delete, and generalize thought until we reach unbearable suffering continues to amaze me. That is what suffering is, the degeneration of thinking, unnoticed, uninterrupted. Yet still, thinking has nothing to do with what is, and what is never hurts,
Our whole of society’s approach to happiness is fundamentally flawed, from the seekers to almost all of the happiness experts. The proof is in this article itself, which has four instances of the false and painful belief that things, people, or events “make” us happy or unhappy. I call it “the happiness lie,” and this mass epidemic is responsible for our astronomically rising stress, anxiety, depression, drug use, and suicide rates. Generation after generation…this unconscious painful belief is caught like a virus by everyone else.
… if its not a drug solution, it’s a surgery solution. It is said that when all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. Medical doctors do not put enough emphasis on other alternatives, mostly because they don’t know about them, are not trained in them, and it’s not their job. So each person has to educate themselves and become their own health advocate because as the article points out, there are a lot of perils to drug use for mood management.
…thoughts have no direct association with reality. They come out of thin air, hang in thin air, and mysteriously disappear into thin air. I can think and speak the thought that the stove is hot, when it’s not. Or that it’s cold, when it’s hot.
Psychologists: “…it’s possible to see an object clearly without realizing it’s there.”
On September 18th the driver of an Ottawa double-decker bus ran into a train, killing six people and injuring thirty.
The safety barricade and systems were fully operating, and the train was driving relatively slowly. Investigators have found no cause for the collision so far.
The driver was only seen trying to brake in the last few seconds before impact. One news article the Ottawa Citizen says,
Psychologists say it’s possible for drivers to see an object clearly without realizing it’s there.”
I found that to be a stunning expert statement for our society at this time, and very close to my experience of not seeing a man’s face with two different coloured eyes. …
He exclaims “Oh my god” over and over, crying and laughing in ecstasy, asking “what does it mean?!” Many of you have probably seen a double rainbow, and may wonder, what’s the big deal? When you start acknowledging the miracle and mystery, and beauty around you, you will begin to know and experience the miracle and mystery, and beauty within you. Watch Peter Russell’s presentation on “The Primacy of Consciousness” below. (A must watch; just over an hour, and worth every minute.) But do not stop at intellectual understanding, because even Peter admits that knowing it as thought is not Knowing It. Knowing It, you know the joy of all experiences from the sublime to the ecstatic, the joy of all creatures great and small – and the joy of all things from a blade of grass to a double rainbow.
Before I discovered the inner source of joy, my level of happiness was extremely low for a few months, and then in a flash, it shot up for many months and later leveled-off somewhere higher than my “normal.” Could the genes have somehow dramatically changed? Supposedly, as the unchanging, inherited “cause” of happiness, they cannot.