Thursday, April 11, 2013

JDS Insights: March 2013

This is going to be the last post of this type on this website.

It's time to retire the diary. The insights are moving on. This blog is going to shift, evolve and perhaps multiply.

During March I thought a lot. I spoke to the people I needed to. I'm still grateful. Nothing much changes that. Lessons were taught. Lessons were learned. And I gained some tutoring off my own back.

People will pay for me to tell them a bunch of stuff - that I actually know about. Cool.

But this year so far, I've received some ideas and comments about my writing. This blog is too all over the place; too unfocused; too unwieldy to actually provide specific value. And I do think I can offer something of value - I just haven't worked it out yet. I feel if I'm going to develop my writing I need to focus and test.

Things I can write about:
1. teaching
2. android apps
3. men's clothes and style
4. organising/ productivity
5. books
6. spiritual insight

So a little bit on each and I'll go from there.

Have a look at the stuff below and see what jumps out at you. Then take some action in your life.

Mar 01: Life happens. My response is up to me. Mar 02: If I don't listen to my spirit, it'll find a way of using the mind and body to get the message through. Mar 03: My body is just a vehicle for spiritual expression. Mar 04: We are all capable of moments of deep awareness. We just don't have a reason to develop it. Mar 05: The state of the outer world will change naturally when our collective inner world does. Mar 06: The way the world is, reflects how we think about ourselves and each other. Mar 07: Action changes reality. But we don't always act in our best interests. Mar 08: All the knowledge in the world changes nothing. It needs action. Mar 09: When I've done all I can, where I need to look is who I am being. Mar 10: Being begin. Same letters. Mar 11: Anything can be emasculating. Mar 12: Hate requires energy. Mar 13: Death is physically unavoidable. Mar 14: Death is only a matter of opinion. Mar 15: We all get recycled. Mar 16: There's always a different way to look at things. Mar 17: Death shapes life, life shapes death. Getting over my self is the hard part. Mar 18: Life says: it's nothing personal. You just make it so. Mar 19: No matter how bad it gets, life goes on. Mar 20: No matter how good it gets, life goes on. Mar 21: Life and death don't judge. Humans do. Mar 22: God is beyond judgements. There's only observations about what's so. Mar 23: My purpose is what I say it is. It's not given by anyone else. Mar 24: Allowing oneself to be caught up in truly living and one stumbles across being truly alive. Mar 25: Keeping going when I want to stop is what will make the difference. As long as I know where I'm headed. Mar 26: Thinking that I'm the only one struggling is a mistake. It makes my problems seem much more than they truly are. Mar 27: Pausing and reflecting can have more of an impact than resting. Mar 28: Sometimes meditation has to be active. Mar 29: Getting our minds to be quiet is more difficult than speaking less. But speaking less is a step in the right direction. Mar 29: Not all men are emotionally inept. Mar 30: Noticing my breathing helps me listen. Mar 31: Anger in and of itself is not unhealthy.