I went ahead anyway (college for the unmindful)

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Crow T. Robot: “Believe me, Mike, I calculated the odds of this succeeding against the odds I was doing something incredibly stupid … and I went ahead anyway.” – from Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie   A great “infophobic” line from the Crow character of MST3K. For those of you new here, “infophobia” is […]

I got fluxed (mindful circadian rhythms)

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Hey, I have something a little different for you today. I don’t know if any of you use your computers, phones, or tablets at night or early in the morning. But I’ve been reading about how the blue light from computer screens and electronic devices interfere with our circadian rhythm. Our circadian rhythm is an […]

Is it still a secret if it's wrong?

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I got this message from one of our Mindful Masters this week. She’s not only in Mindful Masters, but she’s also taking the Three Monk Mindfulness course right now. She’s in week 3, and sent me this comment:   ———-   Hi Al~ Re: Three Monk – Week 3, Lesson #5 – What I Believe. […]

The message of synchronicity

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The August 2014 issue of our Mindful Masters paper-and-ink newsletter was devoted to the topic of synchronicity, or meaningful coincidences. Meaningful coincidences are one of the by products of AMP. (For those who are new, AMP stands for “archetype metaprogramming”. It’s an advanced mindfulness technique that to my knowledge, had only ever been passed from […]

The problem with lucid dreaming

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In yesterday’s email, I talked about this quote from Dr. Hyatt: “If you want to be someone, get out of bed.” Great quote, but serious point. If you want to become your True Self, you have to wake up. You have to kick off the security blankets and comforters. (The things which “comfort” you.) Clear […]

If you want to be someone

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“If you want to be someone, get out of bed.” – Dr. Christopher Hyatt   The late Dr. Hyatt had a habit of saying and writing simple sentences. But once you delve into them, they held profound truths. He was very “Zen-like” in that respect. You couldn’t take his words at face value. But had […]

Why mindful people are so disagreeable

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You may have not recognized the name Stanley Milgram. But you might have heard of his famous experiments from 1961. Milgram was a social psychologist. He wanted to find out how “nice” people can be led to do terrible things. Milgram’s own interest was in trying to understand the rise of Nazism. So his experiments […]

You're not very helpful

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This story appeared on a Reddit discussion a while back. —- I received a phone call while working at Starbucks. “Thank you for calling Starbucks, this is Jeff, how can I help you?” “Yes, where are you located?” “We’re at the corner of Main and Magnolia.” “And where is that?” “Do you know where Main […]

I don't even KNOW any strangers

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This is from a skit on the “SCTV” comedy show back in 1981. Eugene Levy and Tony Rosato were imitating the old comedy duo of Abbott and Costello. They have just landed at the airport in Istanbul, Turkey and are waiting in line to get into the country.   Abbott (Levy): We’re gonna have a […]

You'll soon be where they are

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Here’s an email last week I got from one of our Mindful Masters. She had ordered one of our “Lengthen Your Line” T-shirts last week, plus also read Mindful Master Jeff’s comments in last Thursday’s email. Here was her message: ———- At first I didn’t remember what Lengthen Your Line meant, and couldn’t find where […]