Monday, 3 August 2020

I can tell by the light in your eye that you're so far away

`Everyone else can do it. `They're all laughing at me. Malie: So what did you do with Tom's list of thoughts? Pamela: We explored Tom's thoughts and the possibility that he might be making mistakes in his thinking. These `thinking traps'138 are the ways our mind convinces us of one thing when in reality it might be completely untrue. In Tom's situation, it became clear that the nature of his NATs resulted in him experiencing unpleasant feelings like anxiety, physical sensations like a sore tummy, changes in his behaviour like not wanting to sleep on his own, and falling behind on schoolwork. Malie: All of which were maintaining his cycle of anxiety. Pamela: That's it exactly! I spoke to Tom about the different types of thinking traps and those most relevant to him. I encouraged him to put his negative thoughts on trial, with questions like: Culture can't be created through workshops, consultant input, or a printed and framed statement on the reception wall or in the CEO's office. Culture is something that develops and formulates as a result of the vision, behaviours, actions and values of the entire team -- it's the culmination of existing behaviours. A few years ago, I was engaged by a company that was undergoing a merger and acquisition. The resulting impact on the organisation was a lot of siloed working. It became evident that the team were frustrated at the lack of a positive culture; I let the whingeing, anger and frustration be shared and then asked, `Where do you think culture comes from and who can effect it? There's no doubt that culture and behaviour start from the top of an organisation and the leadership team plays a significant part -- and I appreciate that, as individuals, sometimes we may be so far from the top echelons of business that we believe we can't impact the change that's needed. However, the reality is that every one of us has the opportunity to effect and create the culture around us. Our own behaviours, and how we're leading ourselves and others, affect the people to the left and right of us, above and below us. The rituals we create, the habits we adopt, the way we engage and communicate -- all of these things together feed culture.

The author Vyasa is using the elaborate creation of Krishna to tell the passive part of himself that he is not a sinner and, that deep down, just like Clarence, he is a good person. His only fault, if you could call it that, is that he is in conflict. But we cannot feel guilty for feeling that. There is no sin in having a conflicted mind. Clarence needed to clear his head as his overactive mind was giving him a headache. He was confused about so much he just needed to get up and go wash his face. His mind was a theatre. So, Clarence imagined his consciousness, the reasonable and intelligent part of his mind, as his hero - Elvis. Someone he would wholeheartedly listen to and trust. In the same way, Vyasa created Krishna. What you can control is how you handle them . So if you can change the tape inside your head, then you have actually just empowered yourself to face any situation--isn't that wonderful? And as you no longer take people or experiences so personally, they float on by . Let's change that tape right now . Now inhale on the count of three: one, two, three. Exhale on the count of six: one, two, three, four, five, six. I wonder if there is a new tape you found in that scene. For most people, the new tape is some version of I'm good enough or I can do it. As I count from one to five, perhaps you could allow this new optimism to wash over every cell in your brain, your body, and your spirit. As you do so, can you feel this new optimism being reprogrammed?

You also know about all the major insomnias and other sleep disorders. The final step is to bring together some of the therapies and medications available to you to support your efforts to take control of your sleep. In this article I begin with some information about conventional medicines, including a table to introduce you to medications that you can buy over the counter and those your doctor may prescribe. Then you'll find advice on alternative therapies and natural medicines that have been shown to be beneficial to sleep. I'll explain what a sleep centre is and what happens if you visit one, and conclude with a whistlestop tour of some of the gadgets and gizmos that you can use at home to find out more about your sleep and how to improve it. CONVENTIONAL MEDICINE Conventional medicines are pharmaceutical drugs both prescribed by a medical doctor, appropriately qualified nurse or (in some countries) a pharmacist and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs. The latter are usually sold following a consultation with a pharmacist and bought directly off the shelf in a store. The laws covering the supply of medicines vary from country to country. Some of these differences may arise from cultural attitudes to taking medications to aid sleep. The outcome depends on how you use your thoughts. Your mind is an instrument--nothing more, nothing less. In this article, I shared how I've learned to use my brain more effectively. Sometimes you have to think differently, and there are times you must stop thinking altogether. It's up to you to decide when you should deploy which method. But no matter what you do, don't spend too much time in thought because that's a waste of life. At the end of the day, thinking by itself is useless without action. But like we talked about earlier, action follows thought. Effective thoughts? Effective actions.

Smooth out any bunching of the sides immediately under the knot. Turn your collar down. Tidy the short end of your tie away from sight behind the long end. TIE A BOW TIE Look in the mirror and follow these steps. The left side should be about an inch longer than the right. Cross the left side over the right side. Hold the junction of the T-shape to secure all the layers of fabric together. Pinch the dangling length of tie in half at its widest point to form the second part of the bow. Tidy and straighten as necessary. Still others needed to make input by putting Post-its on a whiteboard instead of having to speak. Karen was so excited by what had happened that she promised to give each person a T-shirt, in the color of his or her choice, that said, I think better when I think with you! To generate future pull, aim the collective attention, intention, and imagination of your group. Aim your team's attention by: Aim your team's collective intention forward by using analytic, procedural, relational, and innovative Inquiry. Aim your team's collective imagination by understanding what each person needs according to their mind pattern in order to think creatively, and enact it by using the CARE process (create, advance, refine, and execute). Enact mind share in your team by creating a collaboration handarticle. Have everyone prepare a one-article summary of what supports his best thinking, then share with team, deciding what to stop, start, and continue in meetings. Create an operating agreement to enact this going forward. THE RANDORI

This should be our new priority. St John article 11 Verse 35 Amy Winehouse HERE IS A JOKE. There is a knock on the door of the hospital mortuary. Jim, the mortuary technician, opens the door. It's the hospital oncologist. Good morning,' says the oncologist. He opens it and pulls out the steel trolley on which the body rests. The slab is empty. When I was twenty, I was a funny little punk. I drank, I fought, I listened to the Dead Kennedys, and hung out at tiny clubs and dingy record stores. But more and more I found myself put off by the reflexive liberalism of my peers, and more attracted to views that could be construed as conservative. I found myself laughing at the self-obsessed anger of the lefties on the Berkeley campus that I endured for four years, as I started reading right-leaning mags like National Review and The American Spectator. When I graduated from Cal, I ended up taking an internship in Washington, DC, at a conservative journalism outfit. There I stood out like a stocky sore thumb. I had little in common with many of my fellow interns, who were devoutly religious lifelong conservatives. They were good people, but many of them weren't my people. So, when acquaintances who think they know me ask me in disbelief, Greg, why in hell did you become a conservative? I always say, I didn't join conservatives to become a conservative.

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