Unlock your Potential

Thanks for sharing the Johari Window. Looks simple and effective.

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The thing with most of us who have a lot of potential in us, is that we dont know how to unlock it. Its a tricky position to be in ! How do you then learn to unlock it? How do you project the best in yourself? The answer to these questions need a conscious effort with a lot of self awareness.

I recently started an initiative for my Managers with the sole purpose of helping them unlock their potential. In the corporate world, people spend 90% of their time taking care of their immediate problems, be it sifting through emails (which by the way is the most common thing now), sitting through meetings, fire fighting and a lot more. They hardly get to use their real skills or barely get to use their Frontal cortex (the creative part of the brain). The real learing and experience starts only when…

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Put Down The Phone

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For 2021 the Chinese zodiac has rotated back to the year of the Golden Cow. It is also associated with the White Ox and the Metal Bull. For most people as long as it is not the year of 2020 it will be a good year.

Could it also be the year of PDTP? No, that is not a spelling mistake for the PTSD many might feel from the impact of the Covid pandemic. PDTP here means Put Down The Phone. Put it away and look up at the world around you.

No doubt you have had the experience of jumping out of the way from someone who is walking down the street while immersed in the world of their phone. I bet we all have been that person once. When we do this we are oblivious to others who have to avoid us so we don’t crash into each other. What message or instrgram post was so much more important than respect and safety?

Put Down The Phone. Put it away and engage with your surroundings.

Here is a 5 minute exercise to give you power over your phone.

You are going to send a message. But you ask ‘How do I send a message without using my phone?’ Good question.

By using your mind.

Do you mind 🙂 … using your mind?

To use your mind you need to focus. The first step to focus (once you’ve put the phone down) is to breathe.

Let your breath help you relax your shoulders.

Keep collecting a few more life carrying breaths … now connect with nature.

Send your focus to something you see or imagine a place you know. It can be a plant in your home or a forest you love to frequent.

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Breathe into your connection.

Allow your mental connection to fill your body. The connection can travel. Through your arteries – flavouring your blood – loading into your bones.

Maybe you will remain in this ‘loading the bones with energy’ state for a few minutes; and then you send your message to nature. Or it could be that you will cycle through the mind-arteries-bones-veins-mind-message-to-nature a few times in your 5 minutes.

Your mental/emotional offering flows into your mind, towards your anchor point of connection. You send your Authentic Intelligence in the form of your appreciation, or perhaps wonder or positive possibility.

Bask in the feeling of well-being from participating in nature, with the planet. Give, if you choose, your 5 minute process a name. Repeat it. Share it, if you wish.

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Carnivore Dreams – Hemingway

Good writing about good writing

L.E.K.

Papa.

Most photos of Hemingway are of him middle-aged or old, with the white beard, or at the prime of his life with a huge Marlin fish or gun in his hand. But I like to think of him young, when all about who he was and who he became was forming — when he was hurt as all of us are — and what led to not only his fine writing, but his mistakes and regrets. I’m re-reading A Moveable Feast, arguably my favorite Hemingway book. Though his fiction was always autobiographical, this, of course, is nonfiction.

He says of his first wife Hadley when returning from a trist with his soon to be second wife, Pauline: ”When I saw my wife . . . at the station, I wished I had died before I ever loved anyone but her.”

And I suspect that was one of the things…

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5 Elements of Nature

reflect to connect …

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5 Elements of Nature

According to Chinese philosophy the five elements – wood, fire, earth, metal and water – are fundamental to all interactions in the universe. Each element comes with characteristics of colour, direction, season, emotions and more.

Wood

Wood characteristics – green – Spring – East – creative – Azure Dragon.

Fire

Fire characteristics – red – Summer – South – passionate – Vermilion bird.

Earth

Earth characteristics – yellow – last month of each season – central – nurturing – Yellow Dragon.

Metal

Metal characteristics – white – Autumn – West – ambitious – White Tiger.

Water

Water characteristics – black – Winter – North – bright – Black Tortoise.

More Jewels For You

These 5 elements all interact in an assortment of ways. Maureen from Luminous Spaces – provides a summary of the five elements and applies it to Feng Shui.

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Wisteria

a waterfall of a bluish mauve to cool the mind … thank you

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Wisteria is Wonderful

Wisteria made its way into my heart as a child. Seeing the abundance of purple blooms draping from balconies was amazing to me. I have loved it ever since.

Where I live the wisteria is out showing that Spring has arrived. This wonder of nature inspired my collection of wisteria for everyone to enjoy.

Let me know if you share my love of wisteria.

Scroll through these for more glorious inspiration.

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Japan is famous for wisteria gardens. Tennogawa Park is a fabulous example. One of the headings on the website talks of intoxicating people’s hearts. Looking at the photos it is easy to see why.

Have you ever visited these Japanese gardens? Or other places around the world where wisteria intoxicated your heart?

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Real Power

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As we agonize over politics, finances or the thoughts in each person’s head, it’s necessary sometimes to remember just how irrelevant we are.

Humans have a gift, intentional or otherwise, for making life difficult for each other.  I guess there’s some truth to the saying, “misery loves company.” What we get out of making life harder than it is? Who knows. Nothing of lasting value.

Mother Earth doesn’t care. Rich or poor, She can destroy anything we build or rebuild. Sometimes she gives displays of her power, just to remind us about her capabilities.

The photos below are from the US Geological Survey and show the lava waterfall and spatter at a lava lake on Kilauea this month.  More are at

https://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/multimedia/index.php?newSearch=true&display=custom&volcano=1&resultsPerPage=20

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Diabetes and Domestic Violence

something to take into consideration

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Diabetes is an ugly disease, affecting the physical health of those who have it.  It may also imagesaffect the mental health of victims.  Anecdotal evidence suggests that it may be the cause of some verbal and physical violence in the home.

What we know.

  • 29.1 million Americans have diabetes, according to a 2014 study by the Centers for Disease Control.
  • Of these, 8.1 million are undiagnosed.
  • Another 86 million are pre-diabetic, meaning they are at risk for development of the disease.
  • Diabetes results from a hormone imbalance (insulin) that results in excessive glucose (sugar) in the bloodstream.
  • Diabetes places a person at risk for heart disease, kidney disease, blindness, risk of amputation, and death.  It was the seventh leading cause of death in 2010 in the US.
  • Diabetes may develop at birth or occur in adults.  Risk factors include poor diet and obesity. (1)

What we’re not sure about and…

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Brainpage is the outcome of book to brain knowledge transfer

learning transfer is awesome in nature too

Learnography

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School of brainpage theory is based on the neurological studies of book to brain knowledge transfer

Pathway learnography is important in the learning process of classroom to develop smart page in student’s memory centers for high performance. This is the motor science of space, object and time required in problem solving activities. There are three types of pages related to the learning transfer of school system and these pages are sourcepage, brainpage and zeidpage. Knowledge is written in the book and the page of learning book is known as the sourcepage of knowledge transfer. The teacher also reads source page to develop corresponding brainpage before he performs in the classroom. We also read some pages to create new ideas in brain circuits for the design of a particular mapping, pathways and structure.

It’s true that the most learning transfer of subject matter happens in the home learning of…

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