Unlocking human potential: Saudi Aramco’s Accelerated Transformation Program

Unlocking human potential: Saudi Aramco’s Accelerated Transformation Program.

I’ll Never Be the Same

It’s OK, Very Good

 

 

The certainty of uncertainty
is my uncertainty’s certainty.
It’s from this my discomfort is stemming —
yesterday could be useless today,
tomorrow might be more yesterday,
today could be tomorrow’s bidding.
I am not the sum of my past segments
or the product of my former moments.
While Life’s labyrinth walking,
attentive to the path I must be.
The way through might be in back of me,
regardless of which way I’m facing.
When blocked and unsure of what to do;
it’s an about face I might pursue.
The past is the present informing
and does not force or form all that is —
the here, now, is not the whole of past’s says.
Enough said is not enough saying.
So, I do the work of being there,
and rest assured, I will get somewhere
Change is scary and disconcerting;
and, I get bogged down in lethargy.
I need the energy of synergy.
No one is saved from unknowing,
all must walk the walk with confusion
enduring delusion’s allusion.
Discernment is not inspiring —
the discontent of my certainty
makes me content with uncertainty.
So, I am present and start doing
to the best of my abilities,
enjoying possibilities.
And, I continue to continue
hoping for, ”It’s OK, very good”

Iubeste si fa ce vrei

“În limba ta există o vorbă a trecutului care-mi pare, într-un fel, mai adevărată astăzi decât oricare alta.

Este cea a lui Augustin, “iubeşte şi fă ce vrei”. Căci dacă iubeşti cu adevărat – s-a spus – nu mai faci aceea ce vrei, doar ce trebuie. Poate că lumea de azi e uneori smintită pentru că a despărţit pe «fă ce vrei» de «iubeşte». Ea şi-a luat toate libertăţile şi face tot ce-i place, dar nu iubeşte întotdeauna. (…) S-a sfârşit cu lumea aproapelui; este o lume a departelui nostru, cea în care trăim şi se va trăi. “

(…)

Acest fragment este dintr-o scrisoare scrisă de Constantin Noica fiului său, atunci când a aflat că acesta s-a călugărit. Scrisoarea a fost publicată sub titlul “Scrisoare către Rafail”, în penultimul număr al revistei “Prodromos” (8-9 din 1968). L-am găsit zilele trecute pe Internet și m-am gândit să-l împărtășesc.

Aici puteti citi intreaga scrisoare:
http://rafailnoica.wordpress.com/2009/01/08/constantin-noica-scrisoare-catre-rafail/

Self-defeating mechanisms

 

I enjoy your company most when I am by myself.

All simplifying assumptions are too complicated.

If you remember something too long, you might as well forget it.

Anyone who goes to a psychoanalyst should have his head examined — Samuel Goldwyn.

If I don’t see you again, auf wiedersehen!

I absolutely refuse to be assertive.

None of my close friends has a close acquaintance.

I am not contradicting you.

I won’t hesitate for a moment to avoid answering.

I will now predict an unanticipated result.

Ignore this sign.

You may steal this from me.

Henceforth, you will keep your communications to yourself.

Disregard any further announcements; disregard any further announcements.

Never say “never.”

Whether you mean it or not, be sincere!

If you want to think independently, you must imitate me.

Superstition brings bad luck.

Like everybody else, I’m different.

Statistics show that statistics can’t be trusted.

I saw him do it when no one was looking.

I used to be conceited, but now I’m perfect.

Words are incapable of describing what I am about to tell you.

No one goes there anymore; it’s too crowded. (Not ascribed by Gorn to Yogi Berra.)

Every once in a while it never stops raining.

We Scorpios don’t believe in astrology.

If your father was sterile, the same is probably true of you.

To distinguish the real from the unreal one must experience both.

We need to learn how determinism forces us to act in a certain way, in order to be able to act the way we want to.

Yoga is not only about stretching the body, it is about flexibility of your mind.

the wireless mind, mintea dincolo de simturi – de la Swami Muktidharma

 

Separarea


Intrucat, asa cum spunea Swami, exista un motiv important pentru care avem un corp fizic. Acela de a avea posibilitatea sa lucram asupra materiei, a naturii noastre umane, de a purifica mintea de poluanti, “virusi”, impresii stocate profund in inconstient de generatii intregi.

Nu poti avea experiente spirituale fara o minte antrenata, separata de aceste impresii ascunse.

Primul proces pe care ai nevoie sa-l infaptuiesti este acela de a te separa de ceea ce nu te lasa sa fii o fiinta umana pe deplin. Nu poti cauta sa-l cunosti pe Dumnezeu cu o minte ce nu e libera.

Dupa ce iti stapanesti natura umana, natura spirituala vine singura catre tine. Nu o cauta – intrucat munca ta e sa lucrezi cu emotiile negative, cu lacomia, ura, violenta, posesivitatea, ego-ul.

Abia dupa ce ai infaptuit aceasta munca, ce iti sta in puteri, lumea spirituala se deschide, de la sine. Yoga este o disciplina a acestui proces de separare. Abia dupa aceea poate avea loc procesul de uniune cu Sursa din care venim cu totii. Iar aceasta uniune nu are nevoie de nicio tehnica sau traditie spirituala – ea se produce de la sine in cel care este pregatit.

 

Conectarea

Mintea e cu noi intotdeauna si peste tot. Experienta vietii noastre este de fapt experienta mintii noastre. Iar noi nu stim sa traim in armonie cu ea – ceea ce creaza in viata noastra boli, nefericire, suferinta.

Traim cu o “low frequency mind” – minte ce functioneaza pe frecventa scazuta, fiind epuizata energetic de concentrarea atentiei noastre pe problemele vietii de zi cu zi. Dar pentru a experimenta profunzimea fiintei noastre avem nevoie sa crestem frecventa energie mentale. Avem nevoie de “wireless mind”.

Noi percepem lumea in creier, prin simturi. Este o lume a materiei, inselatoare, intrucat “lumea reala” se afla dincolo de ele. Iar pentru a o accesa, e necesar sa invatam sa ne conectam la realitate in mod direct, “wireless”, fara ajutorul simturilor. Pentru a patrunde “dincolo”, in spatiul vast al inconstientului personal si colectiv si pentru a ramane constienti, avem nevoie sa reinvatam cum sa ne relaxam.

O relaxare atat de profunda incat sa pierdem “constiinta corporala” data de simturi si sa incepem sa percepem realitatea altfel. Noi facem acest lucru in fiecare noapte, dar fara a ne pastra constienta. Cum facem asta ziua, insa?

 

Poarta

Poarta dintre cele doua lumi in care traim simultan – cea materiala si cea energetica, spirituala – o reprezinta propria respiratie.

O minte linistita, “meditativa” are ca aliat o respiratie calma, inceata, armonioasa. Cand ne observam respiratia percepem ceva dincolo de ea: prana, energia.

Ea este de fapt cea mai importanta hrana care ne sustine viata. Cand inspiram incet si profund dam ocazia corpului sa primeasca un influx mai mare de energie.

Prana, energia cosmica se combina cu rezerva ta de prana, o improspateaza, o dinamizeaza, sprijina procesele celulare – iar acesta e motivul pentru care respiratia corecta are o insemnatate covarsitoare. Cand dormim, ritmul respiratiei incetineste si mintea constienta este “blocata”, avand acces catre inconstient.

Cand intram intr-o relaxare si meditatie profunda are loc acelasi fenomen. Cu o postura corecta, fara tensiuni, ritmul respiratiei incetineste, pierdem treptat perceptia corpului si putem patrunde in inconstient – de data aceasta, fara a adormi, ca noaptea, ci pastrandu-ne constiinta.

Acesta este modul in care putem explora realitatea descoperind esenta ei, ceea ce este neschimbator, permanent. Astfel, ramanem mereu in centru si, asa cum spunea Swami, putem pastra aceeasi atitudine in fara oricarei experiente a vietii – ceea ce reprezinta modul corect de a trai.

Trial, error and the God complex

Entourage

Dupa cum anuntau pe vremuri cei din televizune: "Din toamna pragatim un nou program de divertisment pentru publicul larg".

Astazi incepe ultimul sezon Entourage unul dintre serialele mele preferate!

 

 

 

New album

http://youtu.be/vK-TaELK3YM

New Brian Eno record features words from Rick Holland.
It’s quite beautiful & good.

Brain Eno
Pour It Out
Drums Between the Bells
Warp

 

 

Moon Phases

Moon Phases Simplified

It’s probably easiest to understand the moon cycle in this order: new moon and full moon, first quarter and third quarter, and the phases in between.

As shown in the above diagram, the new moon occurs when the moon is positioned between the earth and sun. The three objects are in approximate alignment (why “approximate” is explained below). The entire illuminated portion of the moon is on the back side of the moon, the half that we cannot see.

At a full moon, the earth, moon, and sun are in approximate alignment, just as the new moon, but the moon is on the opposite side of the earth, so the entire sunlit part of the moon is facing us. The shadowed portion is entirely hidden from view.

The first quarter and third quarter moons (both often called a “half moon”), happen when the moon is at a 90 degree angle with respect to the earth and sun. So we are seeing exactly half of the moon illuminated and half in shadow.

Once you understand those four key moon phases, the phases between should be fairly easy to visualize, as the illuminated portion gradually transitions between them.

An easy way to remember and understand those “between” lunar phase names is by breaking out and defining 4 words: crescent, gibbous, waxing, and waning. The word crescent refers to the phases where the moon is less that half illuminated. The word gibbous refers to phases where the moon is more than half illuminated. Waxing essentially means “growing” or expanding in illumination, and waning means “shrinking” or decreasing in illumination.

Thus you can simply combine the two words to create the phase name, as follows:

After the new moon, the sunlit portion is increasing, but less than half, so it is waxing crescent. After the first quarter, the sunlit portion is still increasing, but now it is more than half, so it is waxing gibbous. After the full moon (maximum illumination), the light continually decreases. So the waning gibbous phase occurs next. Following the third quarter is the waning crescent, which wanes until the light is completely gone — a new moon.

Some explains about relation between lunar phases and human relation:

When the moon is full, people, both male and female, will experience a slight change in their mood and behavior. They will suffer more from stress and become more emotionally unstable. Persons will be more sensitive to details and the slightest change could affect their emotional stableness. Work overload will cause an influx of intense stress. Persons will want alone time to deal with their own frustrations. They will lack the attention span to deal with others and will have a lack of assertiveness.
When a new moon occurs, people, male and female, will experience a sense of calmness. Their emotions will stabilize and their willingness to accept difficulties will reach its peak. The persons will be more energetic and open-minded. Optimism will also result from this moon phase. They will become more susceptible to change. Along with this sense of emotional tranquility, the individuals will get more work done. The quantity of work, no matter the amount, will not effect their emotions as significantly, as compared to when the moon is full. In addition to looking at different moods in relation to the phase of the moon, we will also be looking for variations between the genders.
Women and men have obvious differences. Stereotypically, women display their emotions more frequently than men do. Our prediction is that the moon will have a greater affect on the change in behavior of women than men. The men will not show this change in behavior as strongly as women will. We are also taking into consideration women’s moods in relation to the menstrual cycle; we realize that this time could alter our results. In our survey (see below) we will ask this question and see if it affects our outcome.

 

Cine Moare?

Vorbe de:     Pablo Neruda

 

Moare cate putin cine se transforma in sclavul obisnuintei, urmand in fiecare zi aceleasi

traiectorii;

cine nu isi schimba existenta; cine nu risca sa construiasca ceva nou;

cine nu vorbeste cu oamenii pe care nu-i cunoaste.

Moare cate putin cine-si face din televiziune un guru.

Moare cate putin cine evita pasiunea, cine prefera negrul pe alb si punctele pe “i” in locul unui vartej de emotii,

acele emotii care invata ochii sa straluceasca, oftatul sa surada si care elibereaza sentimentele inimii.

 

Moare cate putin cine nu pleaca atunci cand este nefericit in lucrul sau;

cine nu risca certul pentru incert pentru a-si indeplinii un vis;

cine nu-si permite macar o data in viata sa nu asculte sfaturile “responsabile”.

Moare cate putin cine nu calatoreste; cine nu citeste; cine nu asculta muzica; cine nu cauta harul din el insusi.

 

Moare cate putin cine-si distruge dragostea; cine nu se lasa ajutat.

Moare cate putin cine-si petrece zilele plangandu-si de mila si detestand ploaia care nu mai inceteaza.

Moare cate putin cine abandoneaza un proiect inainte de a-l fi inceput;

cine nu intreaba de frica sa nu se faca de ras si cine nu raspunde chiar daca cunoaste intrebarea.

Evitam moartea cate putin, amintindu-ne intotdeauna ca “a fi viu” cere un efort mult mai mare decat simplul fapt de a respira.

Doar rabdarea cuminte ne va face sa cucerim o fericire splendida.

Totul depinde de cum o traim …

Daca va fi sa te infierbanti, infierbanta-te la soare,

Daca va fi sa inseli, inseala-ti stomacul.

Daca va fi sa plangi, plange de bucurie.

Daca va fi sa furi, fura o sarutare.

Daca va fi sa pierzi, pierde-ti frica.

Daca va fi sa simti foame, simte foame de iubire.

Daca va fi sa doresti sa fi fericit, doreste-ti in fiecare zi…


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