The game that can give you 10 extra years of life

The twin sister to Kelly McGonigal

The top five regrets of the dying.

Number one: I wish I hadn’t worked so hard.

Number two: I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.

Number three: I wish I had let myself be happier.

Number four: I wish I’d had the courage to express my true self.

And number five: I wish I’d lived a life true to my dreams, instead of what others expected of me.

 

Here are the top five things that people with post-traumatic growth say “My priorities have changed”:

“I’m not afraid to do what makes me happy.”

“I feel closer to my friends and family.”

“I understand myself better. I know who I really am now.”

“I have a new sense of meaning and purpose in my life.”

“I’m better able to focus on my goals and dreams.”

 

Now, does this sound familiar? It should, because the top five traits of post-traumatic growth are essentially the direct opposite of the top five regrets of the dying. Now this is interesting, right? It seems that somehow, a traumatic event can unlock our ability to lead a life with fewer regrets.

 

But how does it work? How do you get from trauma to growth? Or better yet, is there a way to get all the benefits of post-traumatic growth without the trauma, without having to hit your head in the first place? That would be good, right?

Four kinds of resilience:

1.  Physical resilience.

2. Mental resilience.

3. Emotional resilience.

4 . Social resilience.

‘Live long and prosper’ is an abbreviated version of a traditional Jewish religious blessing. It came to a wider public in the Star Trek TV series. It was used there by the character Mr. Spock (actor Leonard Nimoy, himself Jewish) as the greeting of the Vulcan people.

Live long and prosper.

How to make stress your friend

Grandfather (Stalking Wolf) had it right – BELIEF is most important in your life.
Part of transcript (listen to it all!):

01:21

Let me start with the study that made me rethink my whole approach to stress. This study tracked 30,000 adults in the United States for eight years, and they started by asking people, “How much stress have you experienced in the last year?” They also asked, “Do you Believe that stress is harmful for your health?” And then they used public death records to find out who died.

 01:48

(Laughter)

 01:49

Okay. Some bad news first. People who experienced a lot of stress in the previous year had a 43 percent increased risk of dying. But that was only true for the people who also believed that stress is harmful for your health.

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(Laughter)

 02:10

People who experienced a lot of stress but did not view stress as harmful were no more likely to die. In fact, they had the lowest risk of dying of anyone in the study, including people who had relatively little stress.

 02:24

Now the researchers estimated that over the eight years they were tracking deaths, 182,000 Americans died prematurely, not from stress, but from the Belief that stress is bad for you.

 02:37

(Laughter)

  02:38

That is over 20,000 deaths a year. Now, if that estimate is correct, that would make believing stress is bad for you the 15th largest cause of death in the United States last year, killing more people than skin cancer, HIV/AIDS and homicide.

02:57

(Laughter)

 02:59

You can see why this study freaked me out. Here I’ve been spending so much energy telling people stress is bad for your health.

 03:09

So this study got me wondering: Can changing how you think about stress make you healthier? And here the science says YES. When you change your mind about stress, you can change your body’s response to stress.

The three powers words of the English language

The three powers words of the English language

YES, NO, and WOW (Wonder of Wonders).

Mat 5:37  “But let your* word be, ‘Yes, Yes’ [or] ‘No, No,’ but the [word which is] more [than] these is from the evil [one].

What do these three have in common?

They are all complete sentences by themselves and they are the irreducible lowest form of all choices.

YES means I want that in my life.

NO means I do not want that in my life.

WOW means I open myself to all that life has to offer. From the opening page of my blog “If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro’ narrow chinks of his cavern.  William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell”

WOW is the choice to try and see everything as interconnected.

WOW is the choice to try and see rightly. One purpose in life is not to set things right, but to see them rightly.

We will use things rightly if we see things rightly.

But how do you see things rightly? You have heard the saying “seeing is believing”; I think we have it backward “believing is seeing”. When you first enter this world “seeing is believing”, but after you have built up your set of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices then “believing is seeing”. First you build your beliefs, then you filter what you see through them. You have programmed the way you view reality and have allowed others to program the way you view reality. In order to see things rightly you need to change your paradigm, your way of viewing reality. Your paradigm is your set of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that have been imprinted on your subconscious mind.

If you want to make small changes in your life change one behavior at a time. If you want to make large changes in your life change your paradigm (your way of viewing reality).

Let’s take a quick look at some opposing filters of your perception:

objective—————-subjective

tolerance—————-dominance

acceptance————–judgement

preferences————–addictions

love———————–fear

The more conviction behind the filter the more it changes what you perceive you see. These filters can also affect how you react to events that spring up in your life.

Choice (in every event in our lives there is a moment to determine the direction that we will grow toward or that the event will shape us toward) simply put; choice is practice.

I believe our paradigm is built by the habituation of our choices.

Ancient Mystics believed that habituation should occur for at least 1 Lunar Cycle to make the paradigm shift permanent in the subconscious mind.

Can you see how changing your paradigm: your set of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices would be more effective in changing your life than changing behaviors one at a time?

This is why we read good books, listen to good talks, discuss our discoveries with other free thinkers, and choose to practice good things that we discover.

 

Sympathetic Mental Resonance

Sympathetic Mental Resonance

Definition of sympathy

  1. a: an affinity, association, or relationship between persons or things wherein whatever affects one similarly affects the other

b:  mutual or parallel susceptibility or a condition brought about by it

c:  unity or harmony in action or effect – every part is in complete sympathy with the scheme as a whole — Edwin Benson

  1. a: inclination to think or feel alike : emotional or intellectual accord – in sympathy with their goals

b:  feeling of loyalty :  tendency to favor or support – republican sympathies

  1. a: the act or capacity of entering into or sharing the feelings or interests of another

b:  the feeling or mental state brought about by such sensitivity – have sympathy for the poor

4.:  the correlation existing between bodies capable of communicating their vibrational energy to one another through some medium

Sympathy is affected by duality.

Duality: Positive or Negative Consciousness. At any one moment in life a person is situated in a state of consciousness and thoughts that are either more positive or more negative.

Sympathetic resonance or sympathetic vibration is a harmonic phenomenon wherein a formerly passive string or vibratory body responds to external vibrations to which it has a harmonic likeness. The classic example is demonstrated with two similar tuning-forks of which one is mounted on a wooden box.

For a Sympathetic Mental Resonance to occur your consciousness must be attuned to what would cause the resonance. Your consciousness is a vibratory body.

Sympathy is a good name for a good state of positive consciousness. Positive Sympathetic Mental Resonance is a good thing and is not a problem in our lives. It leads to a deep sense of interconnectedness with the world around us. This means you are tuned into positive consciousness.

Sympathy is a good name for a bad state of negative consciousness. Negative Sympathetic Mental Resonance is a bad thing and is a problem in our lives. It leads to a deep sense of separateness from the world around us. This means you are tuned into negative consciousness.

Autonomic nervous system: A part of the nervous system that regulates key involuntary functions of the body, including the activity of the heart muscle; the smooth muscles, including the muscles of the intestinal tract; and the glands. The autonomic nervous system has two divisions: the sympathetic nervous system, which accelerates the heart rate, constricts blood vessels, and raises blood pressure, and the parasympathetic nervous system, which slows the heart rate, increases intestinal and gland activity, and relaxes sphincter muscles.

The sympathetic nervous system involuntarily responds to a bad state of negative consciousness. This prepares us for win-lose fight or flight with the world around us.

The parasympathetic nervous system involuntarily responds to a good state of positive consciousness. This prepares us for win-win cooperation with the world around us.

Negative Sympathetic Mental Resonance means that negative things that happen around you may make your consciousness involuntarily match those negative things. Involuntary is the keyword here. This is an automatic reaction that is programmed into your subconscious mind. You may have programmed it or your culture may have programmed it.

To give you a mind picture it is like coming upon someone who is suffering from deep worry about something; to involuntarily suffer with them would be a negative sympathetic response.

This sets you up to be a victim of emotional vampires:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/judith-orloff-md/conscious-relationships_b_4176204.html

The most important thing is to give your attention to conscious awareness. Actively listen to people; don’t be working a rebuttal but check to see if you are being sucked into a vortex of negativity. Are you relaxed or up tight? Is your breathing relaxed and normal? Are you present or are you fading off to Never-Never-land? This is very important; you need to be in conscious control of the moment or you will be involuntarily sucked dry of your emotional energy.

Misery loves company

You have heard the saying “misery loves company”. If you talk to me about your “misery” I want to know that you are working on it; I do not want to keep your “misery” company. If the same “misery” story-line keeps coming up regularly, with no progress to lessen the “misery”, then I no longer want to be a part of this.

 

There are no incurable diseases; only incurable people

There are no incurable diseases; only incurable people

There are one-story intellects, two-story intellects, and three-story intellects with skylights. All fact collectors with no aim beyond their facts are one-story men. Two-story men compare reason and generalize, using labors of the fact collectors as well as their own. Three-story men idealize, imagine, and predict. Their best illuminations come from above through the skylight.  Oliver Wendell Holmes US author & physician (1809 – 1894)

Oliver Wendell Holmes had it right. He was pointing to skylights; a connection to The Spiritual Mind or Super Mind if you will. Most science ignores Spiritual Mind or Super Mind process and just thinks of man as a physical entity only.

I pass death with the dying and birth with the new-wash’d babe, and am not contain’d between my hat and boots,  Leaves of Grass Walt Whitman

Not all of a man appears between his hat and his boots. Walt Whitman

A MAN is not all included between his hat and boots.  Walt Whitman.

The Conscious, Subconscious, And Unconscious Mind – How Does It All Work? See link:

http://themindunleashed.com/2014/03/conscious-subconscious-unconscious-mind-work.html

I am assuming that Ernest Holmes means Subconscious and Unconscious Mind in the following:

Living the Science of Mind by Ernest Holmes-

It is the sum total of all our thinking that we must consider. And in doing this one of the first things we learn is that about 90 percent of our thinking is unconscious.

Psychologists now tell us that 80 percent of our accidents are unconsciously invited; that at least 75 percent of our diseases are unconsciously created; that our success or failure in life is largely unconscious; and, of course, our happiness or our misery is almost entirely so.

-Living the Science of Mind by Ernest Holmes

The two previous sections cover The Conscious, Subconscious, and Unconscious Mind; but do not cover the Spiritual Mind or Super Mind process.

Ease or health is an endogenous process; springing forth from within. It is the NORMAL STATE of a human being that is not blocking the natural flow of health from within. There is a spiritual or energy presence within us that is programmed for perfect ease or health; a ghost in the machinery so to speak.

So what blocks ease or health, an endogenous process, from springing forth from within?

I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened. Mark Twain? Many sources cannot tie one down as original.

Most mammals except man have a life span that is seven times the span from birth to maturity. Man on the other hand has an average life span that is three and a half times the span from birth to maturity.

21 x 3.5 = 73.5; 71.4 years was the average life expectancy at birth of the global population in 2015 (WHO).

Deu 30:15 Behold, I have set before you today life and good and death and evil,

Deu 30:19 I call Heaven and earth to witness against you today that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. Therefore, choose life, that you may live, you and your seed,

What gives?

Stinking Thinking

Stinking Thinking strategies are fundamental to behavior manipulation.

Operational Definition of Stinking Thinking. Stinking Thinking language fosters a bad way of thinking that makes you believe you will fail, that bad things will happen to you, or that you are not a very good person.

https://psychcentral.com/lib/the-top-10-types-of-stinkin-thinkin/

We really think our way into bypassing, or introducing a virus into (programming term), our NORMAL STATE of ease or health. This then creates dis-ease.

I will repeat this:

Trine’s Law

No disease can enter into or take hold of our bodies unless it finds therein something corresponding to itself which makes it possible. And in the same way, no evil or undesirable condition of any kind can come into our lives unless there is already in them that which invites it and so makes it possible for it to come. The sooner we begin to look within ourselves for the cause of whatever comes to us, the better it will be, for so much the sooner will we begin to make conditions within ourselves such that only good may enter.  IN TUNE WITH THE INFINITE OR, FULLNESS OF PEACE POWER AND PLENTY BY RALPH WALDO TRINE

Can you now see how you could be an incurable person?

Thought Patterns

Thought Patterns

A pattern is something that happens in a regular and repeated way.

A habit is a behavior pattern acquired by frequent repetition or physiologic exposure that shows itself in regularity or increased facility of performance; an acquired mode of behavior that can become nearly or completely involuntary.

Thoughts held in mind produce after their kind. Unity School of Christianity

A negative or neurotic thought pattern reproduces itself with monotonous regularity, as if it were an entity.  Sigmund Freud? I heard this and am trying to remember it! If anyone has the exact quote I would appreciate having a copy.

There are always two creations; first in the mind and then in the physical world.

It is only negative or neurotic patterns that are the problem. Good healthy patterns are not problems.

Psychology Today –

(When) Are You Neurotic?

Identifying neurotic patterns

Posted Nov 23, 2012

Neurotic habits are automatic or ritualized patterns of overt behavior that people engage in to alleviate anxiety and provide a sense of familiar security. The problem is that, carried out over the long term, the habitual patterns are maladaptive. ..

Neurotic emotional patterns come in two basic flavors, over-regulated (meaning suppressed and not expressed) and under-regulated (meaning hyper-sensitized and over-expressed). Feeling states per se are almost never bad. ..

The human relationship system is guided fundamentally by needs for relational value, navigated on the dimensions of power, love, and freedom. Neurotic relationship patterns emerge when people adopt rigid styles or express extreme interpersonal reactions in response to fears that their relational value needs won’t be met…

Our defenses are the way we manage tension between conflicting goals and filter stuff out of our full consciousness. The defensive system tries to bring harmony to the various other systems of adaptation, but sometimes does so at significant costs. Two very common defenses are repression and rationalization. Repression is when material is blocked out of self-conscious recognition. Rationalization is when we make up reasons that hide our true needs or feelings.

Finally, our verbal beliefs are networked into systems of justification that provide us with theories about ourselves in the world. Cognitive psychotherapy became widespread because it helped individuals realize that at the roots of much suffering were maladaptive interpretations or beliefs about how the world ought to be. For example, many people have core beliefs that they are ineffective or unlovable, and in vulnerable periods interpret setbacks as confirming such beliefs. Others have rigid or extreme beliefs about how the world must be if they are to function (e.g., the belief that everyone must like them or that they must be perfect all the time). Others make catastrophic interpretations of minor events. The problem is that these beliefs legitimize actions, feeling states, or perceptions of self or others that lead to a host of maladaptive patterns. Cognitive psychotherapy is effective because it teaches folks to catch, check, and change maladaptive beliefs into more adaptive narratives…

Consider what situations make you feel insecure and then look across your patterns of habits, feelings, relationship processes, defenses, and justifications and reflect on where neurotic patterns might reside in you. And, if you are feeling open and secure enough, ask someone you trust when and how they think you are neurotic…

After all, the very nature of neurotic processes is such that we will very likely be blind to them.

-Psychology Today

Trine’s Law

No disease can enter into or take hold of our bodies unless it finds therein something corresponding to itself which makes it possible. And in the same way, no evil or undesirable condition of any kind can come into our lives unless there is already in them that which invites it and so makes it possible for it to come. The sooner we begin to look within ourselves for the cause of whatever comes to us, the better it will be, for so much the sooner will we begin to make conditions within ourselves such that only good may enter.  IN TUNE WITH THE INFINITE OR, FULLNESS OF PEACE POWER AND PLENTY BY RALPH WALDO TRINE

But how do you change thought patterns.

It is simple, but not easy.

One of the fastest ways is; Be Impeccable With Your Word. See the following link:

http://www.wholenessofliving.com/philosophy-spirituality/your-word/

A lot of negative thought patterns begin with sloppy talk [idle or, careless words]. Think before you speak and reflect on your words after speaking. Review all your words before and after speaking; this also includes self-talk that happens silently and internally.

It is simple, but not easy.

Maladaptive Behaviors definition:  Maladaptive behaviors are actions or tendencies that don’t allow an individual to adjust well to certain situations. They are typically disruptive and dysfunctional behaviors can range from mild to severe in scope. Maladaptive behaviors are typically used as a means of reducing mental discomfort and anxiety but are not effective in this regard and can sometimes even make it worse.

Also look at habits such as nail-biting, hair-pulling, not getting work done, and anything that limits normal functioning. The list is as long as humankind’s imagination! Become aware of the habit, interrupt it, and reflect on the cause. I used to be a nail-biter and I can tell you habits are hard to break. In the end there is only one way to quit; JUST DO IT. Not once but hundreds; maybe thousands of times!

It is simple, but not easy.

Another big source of negative thought patterns is being obsessively self-absorbed; thinking that everything that happens around you has the purpose of upsetting you. This is a major symptom of depression. See the following link:

http://www.wholenessofliving.com/philosophy-spirituality/shortcuts-in-living/

Don’t think about yourself all the time. To truly be healthy emotionally and mentally you need to feel an attachment to something much larger than yourself. This means thinking about helping other people, animals, the earth, the universe, God, or wherever you feel you can be helpful.

Remember, simple is never easy.

Our Two Party Political System is the problem

Our Two Party Political System is the problem

Google Search-

What form of business organization do the Republican and Democratic national parties take? LLC, Corporation?

 

  1. Kevin Robinson, PoliSci B.A.. Have worked as a campaign volunteer

Answered 24 Sep 2015

The national political parties are non-profit corporations, exempt from taxes under the IRS code as 527 organizations.  527s can also be independent political action committees, but the Republican National Committee and the Democratic National Committee have been sheltered under those rules for a long time.

Remember, the national parties in the US are actually umbrella groups, with member parties from the 50 states, DC and the territories.  How any local party may be structured can be different, based on state laws.

There are also often separately registered structures, such as the national campaign committees to elect party members to the Senate and to the House of Representatives.

 

  1. Stephen Lange, Rockefeller=> A. Rand=>Buckley=>Reagan=>?

Answered 24 Sep 2015

All political organizations are 527 organizations

a type of U.S. tax-exempt organization organized under Section 527 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code (26 U.S.C. § 527).

The details can be found at Tax Information for Political Organizations

https://www.irs.gov/charities-non-profits/political-organizations

(Take notice charities-non-profits [IRS put it in that category], COMMENTS MINE! Political parties are not government agencies, but non-profit corporations [associations, committees, or organizations] set up to advertise someone, who meets their criteria, for political office.)

Federal Election Commission United States -of – America

  • 100.13 National committee (52 U.S.C. 30101(14)).

National committee means the organization which, by virtue of the bylaws of a political party, is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the political party at the national level, as determined by the Commission.

  • 100.14 State Committee, subordinate committee, district, or local committee (52 U.S.C. 30101(15)).
  1. State committee means the organization that by virtue of the bylaws of a political party or the operation of State law is part of the official party structure and is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the political party at the State level, including an entity that is directly or indirectly established, financed, maintained, or controlled by that organization, as determined by the Commission.
  2. District or local committee means any organization that by virtue of the bylaws of a political party or the operation of State law is part of the official party structure, and is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the political party at the level of city, county, neighborhood, ward, district, precinct, or any other subdivision of a State.
  3. Subordinate committee of a State, district, or local committee means any organization that at the level of city, county, neighborhood, ward, district, precinct, or any other subdivision of a State or any organization under the control or direction of the State committee, and is directly or indirectly established, financed, maintained, or controlled by the State, district, or local committee.
  • 100.15 Political party (52 U.S.C. 30101(16)).

Political party means an association, committee, or organization which nominates or selects a candidate for election to any Federal office, whose name appears on an election ballot as the candidate of the association, committee, or organization.

 

Why Are There Political Parties?

To discover the origins of political parties in the United States, we have to go back a couple of centuries to the birth of our nation. As our Constitution was drafted and eventually ratified, two groups with different interests emerged.

Alexander Hamilton led a group of leaders who wanted a strong central government that would protect the country’s growing businesses. They became known as the Federalists and are considered the first political party in the United States.

In response to the Federalists, Thomas Jefferson led a group of leaders who wanted to limit the power of the federal government, leaving most of the power in the hands of state and local governments. These anti-Federalists became known as Democratic-Republicans.

Over the next century, political parties would come and go. Around the time of the Civil War, there were four major political parties. Our modern system with two major political parties — the Democrats and Republicans — has evolved and solidified over the last century.

-Google Search

So a strong central government or limit the power of the federal government; but where do individual issues fall in this argument? Basically they are chaff in the wind (and I do mean wind; there is a lot of bluster in both parties) of the basic argument.

First I wish to declare myself an unaffiliated (independent) voter.

In a January 2016 article on The Hill, Michael Coblenz wrote “The two-party system is destroying America. Democrats and Republicans are in a death match and the American people are caught in the middle.”

In an article for The Wall Street Journal, Matthew J. Dowd writes “The evolution of the 2016 election has shown that the two major parties are going to have to deal with the disruption independents are forcing on the system. This cycle is likely to be an accelerator for the success of independents locally and at the state level – developments that can only be good for our democracy.”

In my view the US is theoretically a multi-party system, the country has been operating as a two-party system since the Civil War. Is the polarizing extremism of this kind of system truly tearing America apart?

http://www.wholenessofliving.com/philosophy-spirituality/fundamentalism/

It is party and ideology over all else.

Another thing is the winner takes all mentality.

Our founding fathers set up a philosophy that generally says the more far reaching the decision is; the larger the majority required in making the decision. With two party systems the temptation of making the decision with the smallest majority as possible, offering the greatest advantage to the party, is too great.

We have states where someone can get 51% of the vote and take all the electoral votes; this is not representative government. This is government by lottery.

The Nuclear Option is a parliamentary procedure that allows the United States Senate to override a rule or precedent by a simple majority of 51 votes, instead of by a supermajority of 60 votes.

Supposedly only Congress can declare War, so we rename it a “police action” or something else. It still stinks like “War”. The implements and people of War are moved around without deliberation. Congress just sits there and lets it happen; so one person makes the decision. How representative of We The People is that?

As an unaffiliated (independent) voter I am stuck in the area between the extreme movements of a pendulum from one party to another. Another analogy is a tennis match where one point gained is another’s lost. Governing this country is not a zero sum game. One group should not be advantaged more than another. “Uniform” is a word used in the constitution; basically it means equal and fair treatment across the board. For rich or poor young or old; whatever range you choose to delineate bounds.

The reason we have two political parties is that the “Two” have driven out of the market place all the others and make the rules to their advantage.

My opinion is that we can no longer afford to have a majority party of “One” run our country.

Your Word


Your Word

Mat 12:35-37  “The good person out of the good treasure [within him] brings forth good [things], and the evil person out of the evil treasure [within him] brings forth evil [things]. But I say to you*, every idle [or, careless] word which the people shall speak, they will render an account concerning it in [the] day of judgment. “For by Your Words you will be justified [or, declared righteous], and by Your Words you will be condemned.”

Joh 1:1 In the beginning was the Word [or, the Expression of [divine] Logic], and the Word was with [or, in communion with] God, and the Word was God [or, was as to His essence God].

Gen 1:26 And saying is the Elohim, “Make will We humanity in Our image, and according to Our likeness, and sway shall they over the fish of the sea, and over the flyer of the heavens, and over the beast, and over all land life, and over every moving animal moving on the land.

In the light of idle [or, careless] words, words that will justify or condemn you; I can’t say it any better than the following:

Excerpts from: The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz-

The first agreement is the most important one and also the most difficult one to honor. It is so important that with just this first agreement you will be able to transcend to the level of existence I call heaven on earth…

The first agreement is to be impeccable with Your Word. It sounds very simple, but it is very, very powerful…

Why your word ?  Your Word is the power that you have to create. Your Word is the gift that comes directly from God. The Gospel of John in the Bible, speaking of the creation of the universe, says, “In the beginning there was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word is God.” Through the Word you express your creative power…

What you dream, what you feel, and what you really are, will all be manifested through the word…

The word is not just a sound or a written symbol. The Word is a force; it is the power you have to express and communicate, to think, and thereby to create the events in your life…

The Word is the most powerful tool you have as a human…

Depending upon how it is used, the Word can set you free, or it can enslave you even more than you know…

The human mind is like a fertile ground where seeds are continually being planted. The seeds are opinions, ideas, and concepts…

The only problem is that too often it is fertile for the seeds of fear…

What is important is to see which kind of seeds our mind is fertile for, and to prepare it to receive the seeds of love…

Impeccability means “without sin.” Impeccable comes from the Latin pecatus, which means “sin.” The im in impeccable means “without,” so impeccable means “without sin.” Religions talk about sin and sinners, but let’s understand what it really means to sin. A sin is anything that you do which goes against yourself. Everything you feel or believe or say that goes against yourself is a sin…

When you are impeccable, you take responsibility for your actions, but you do not judge or blame yourself…

From this point of view, the whole concept of sin changes from something moral or religious to something commonsense. Sin-begins with rejection of yourself…

Being impeccable with Your Word is not using the word against yourself…

Therefore, if I get angry and with my word send all that emotional poison to you, I’m using the Word against myself…

If I love myself I will express that love in my interactions with you, and then I am being impeccable with the Word, because that action will produce a like reaction. If I love you, then you will love me. If I insult you, you will insult me…

Being impeccable with Your Word is the correct use of your energy; it means to use your energy in the direction of truth and love for yourself…

The truth is the most important part of being impeccable with Your Word

Only the truth will set us free…

Gossiping has become the main form of communication in human society. It has become the way we feel close to each other, because it makes us feel better to see someone else feel as badly as we do…

Fear and suffering are an important part of the dream of the planet; they are how the dream of the planet keeps us down…

Using the analogy of the human mind as a computer, gossip can be compared to a computer virus…

All of this mess can be caused by one little computer virus. One little piece of misinformation can break down communication between people; causing every person it touches to become infected and contagious to others…

The result is a world full of humans who can only read information through circuits that are clogged with a poisonous, contagious virus…

We talk to ourselves constantly and most of the time we say things like, “Oh, I look fat, I look ugly. I’m getting old, I’m losing my hair. I’m stupid, I never understand anything. I will never be good enough, and I’m never going to be perfect.” Do you see how we use the word against ourselves?…

If you understand the first agreement, be impeccable with Your Word, you begin to see all the changes that can happen in your life. Changes first in the way you deal with yourself, and later in the way you deal with other people, especially those you love the most…

If we adopt the first agreement, and become impeccable with Our Word, any emotional poison will eventually be cleaned from our mind and from our communication in our personal relationships…

When you are impeccable with Your Word, you feel good; you feel happy and at peace…

Impeccability of the Word can lead you to personal freedom, to huge success and abundance; it can take away all fear and transform it into joy and love…

With the impeccability of the Word you can transcend the dream of fear and live a different life. You can live in heaven in the middle of thousands of people living in hell because you are immune to that hell. You can attain the kingdom of heaven from this one agreement: Be impeccable with Your Word.

-Excerpts from: The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

Remember words are imbued with power. Understand their meaning and the history of their meaning. Then choose carefully which words can help you Be impeccable with Your Word.

Be Agreeable Inwardly

Be Agreeable Inwardly

Mat 5:25-26 Agree with your adversary quickly, while you are in the way with him; that the opponent not deliver you to the judge, and the judge deliver you to the officer, and you be thrown into prison. Truly I say to you, You shall by no means come out from there until you have paid the last kodrantes.  [i.e. a small, Roman copper coin worth about 1/500th of an ounce or 0.05 grams of silver]

Agree   ἴσθι  isthi  is’-thee  agree, be, give thyself wholly to.

εὐνόεω  eunoeō  yoo-no-eh’-o  to be well minded, that is, reconcile: – agree. [resolve, settle]

Luk 6:37  “And stop judging, and by no means shall you* be judged. Stop condemning, and by no means shall you* be condemned. Be forgiving [to free fully, literally relieve, release, dismiss], and you* will be forgiven [freed fully, literally relieved, released, dismissed].

Who is your main adversary? It is your Inner Judge and Victim. It is your adversarial reactions from inside of you to what happens in your life.

For a review of your Inner Judge and Victim see the following:

http://www.wholenessofliving.com/philosophy-spirituality/agree-with-your-adversary-quickly/

“Pain is a relatively objective, physical phenomenon; suffering is our PSYCHOLOGICAL RESISTANCE to what happens. Events may create physical pain, but they do not in themselves create suffering. RESISTANCE creates suffering. STRESS HAPPENS WHEN YOUR MIND RESISTS WHAT IS…The only problem in your life is YOUR MIND’S RESISTANCE to life as it unfolds.” Dan Millman

So much of Jesus’ teachings are about WHAT HAPPENS INSIDE US; the kingdom of heaven is within. Could it be that the kingdom of hell is within also?

What do you enable in your life?

Stimulus; you are disturb[able]. Response; you are disturbed.

Stimulus; you are irritable. Response; you are irritated

Stimulus; you are shame[able]. Response; you are shamed

Stimulus; you are guilt[able]. Response; you are guilty

When my emotional balance goes out of kilter my response is to get disagreeable inwardly.

How can you be agreeable inwardly?
Like I always say it is simple, but not easy!
It is acceptance and forgiveness.

In the moment you start to feel disturbed, irritated, shamed, or guilty, there is a space, you can choose a new response/agreement; Accept; then Be forgiving [to free fully, (literally relieve, release, dismiss)], and you* will be forgiven [freed fully, (literally relieved, released, dismissed)].

Viktor Frankl/Quotes-

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.

Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.

When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.

-Viktor Frankl/Quotes

It is what goes on inside of you; these are the most important things in your life; where your value comes from.

Things might happen around you and inside of you, but you do not have to choose to suffer.