Last week, I bet my factory manager $5 that Notre Dame would beat Michigan State on the road. He told me, "I think Notre Dame is going to have trouble with that game." He said it as if he knew what he was talking about and as if anyone who had a contrary opinion didn't know what they were talking about. I don't like cocky attitudes that presume any contrary opinion could not be right, and I do like Notre Dame. And so, I made my bet. That was last Wednesday. I didn't know that Notre Dame… Continue
Added by Carl Norman on September 17, 2012 at 11:36pm —
I can only begin at the beginning. Beginner's mind is how I approach all of my writing. A beginner's mind is fresh and new and unencumbered by preconceptions of how things should go, how they should take place. A beginner's mind is a playful mind. Beginner's mind allows me to roam and explore. Beginner's mind is curious. It wants to know. It takes its time. It is is no rush and does not aim to please. A beginner's mind is free to make mistakes. Beginner's mind tastes experience like a… Continue
Added by Carl Norman on March 17, 2012 at 5:30pm —
Yesterday at work, I was given the option of taking today off. I accepted the opportunity
without hesitation. I felt that I could make much better use of my time at home than I
could at work. My paycheck would not be affected by taking the time off, because I had
the vacation time to cover it.
This morning, I listened to the first message of "How To Master Your Time and Your… Continue
Added by Carl Norman on February 20, 2012 at 10:30pm —
Unlike many, I have the good fortune of enjoying a real weekend. By a real weekend, I mean getting off work on or before early Friday evening and remaining off work until until at least 7 AM Monday morning. All during the work week last week, I dreamed of this weekend that I am now enjoying. A weekend means freedom from the boredom and tedium of the job. It means time to myself away from the workplace and time to enjoy the company of people of my choosing. It means being where I want to be,… Continue
Added by Carl Norman on December 3, 2011 at 7:51pm —
I'm a child of the sixties. I turned 21 one month after the first human being walked on the moon. It was a moment of triumph that symbolized a generation that defined itself by belief in a just society, human potential, peace, and a better world. We believed life was good and that it could become even better. We were living in the Age of Aquarius. We regarded ourselves as a blessed generation that was fortunate enough to born at a time when scientific advancement, human understanding, and… Continue
Added by Carl Norman on July 23, 2011 at 8:46pm —
I'm working with the Sedona Method audio program one track at a time. This is not the first time I've been through this 10 CD program. When I went through it previously, I worked with an entire CD at a time. Now, with my work schedule being the way that it is, I have time to work with only one track at a time. Also, it's been some months since the last time I… Continue
Added by Carl Norman on July 25, 2010 at 11:07pm —
"The most beautiful things are those that madness prompts and reason writes."
Added by Carl Norman on May 30, 2010 at 12:49am —
Last night, I dreamed that all that I had previously experienced as disappointment and as solid evidence of my lack of fitness for living the good life had been for a purpose. All the mistakes, failures, and discouragement suddenly fit together as part of a grand scheme that would lead me very soon to a path I wanted to be on… Continue
Added by Carl Norman on May 6, 2010 at 2:13pm —
If you've been in network marketing for any length of time, you know about the lure of the latest hot deal. The latest hot deal is always out there. It's the deal with the sizzle products that "sell themselves," the revolutionary compensation plan that will keep you awake nights. It's the program in "pre-launch" that's backed by a high profile business leader. And you had better get in now, because in this business, timing is everything. The latest hot deal always has the unique promotional… Continue
Added by Carl Norman on July 15, 2009 at 12:00am —
What is time? To speak of the flow of time is to suggest that time is like a river, but is this metaphor accurate? A river follows a course and a substance called water flows through the river. But what course does time follow? Does it have a source? Does it empty into anything? Does a substance flow through it? Or is time the substance that flows? Through what does it flow? When I look back at the years, the distance between now and those bygone days seems nonexistent. It's as if all the years… Continue
Added by Carl Norman on June 16, 2009 at 9:30pm —
In my last post, I wrote about experiences that I don't like to think about that much. In many ways, I wish those events had never happened. I was hesitant to write about them at all, and today, I thought about deleting that post. Those events did happen, however, and resisting my memories of them only makes the memories and the feelings associated with them stronger. One way of dealing with memories is to use the holistic releasing developed by Sedona Training… Continue
Added by Carl Norman on May 13, 2009 at 10:00pm —
From the perspective of The Sedona Method
, there are no problems in this moment. Problems exist only as memories. For example, suppose I see myself as shy in certain social situations. For that to be a problem, I have to remember times when I acted or felt shy in those situations. In this moment, shyness or being shy does not exist.
The same is true of habits. Right now, in this moment, I have no bad habits. For me to have a problem with habits, I… Continue
Added by Carl Norman on May 9, 2009 at 9:00pm —
This morning, I used "The Wealth Builder" holistic releasing CD from The Practical Freedom series offered by Sedona Training Associates. In many ways, "The Wealth Builder" is my favorite CD, because money talks. Right? Money has an almost magical quality that gives us many choices that are not available to those who don't have money. Yet, as Hale Dwoskin discusses, we have many conflicting polarities surrounding the subject of money and wealth. We both love it and hate it. We are open and… Continue
Added by Carl Norman on May 3, 2009 at 10:30pm —
This morning, I decided to use "The Inner Stretch" CD from the Practical Freedom holistic releasing series sold by The Sedona Method. I had been away from The Sedona Method for some time. I had not forgotten about it. I simply had not used the many releasing CD's in my Sedona Method collection for months. I felt like I needed to do something to help me put my life in order and more on track to go where I would like to go and live like I wanted to live instead of drifting along on the present… Continue
Added by Carl Norman on May 2, 2009 at 10:30pm —
There's a huge industry built around positive thinking. "Think positive," we are told is the key to our success and the solution to all our problems. I have never been able to think positive for very long. I remember reading my mother's copy of The Power Of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale as a teenager. I was uplifted and inspired by the book for a time. I did what Dr. Peale recommended as best I could, but the positive feelings and thoughts didn't last. I didn't quit with The… Continue
Added by Carl Norman on April 18, 2009 at 12:30am —
I started to fill out the Action List in my Day-Timer this morning, and felt myself somewhat resistant to the idea. It wasn't that I could not think of things that I needed to get done or that I didn't want to do them. I didn't feel like writing them down as things to be done. I didn't want to be constrained by a list. That's how it felt. I felt like I would be building a prison for myself by writing down this list of tasks. By putting it all in writing, I feel imposed upon. I feel like my… Continue
Added by Carl Norman on April 12, 2009 at 10:30pm —
I watched the video of Lou Tice of The Pacific Institute talk about how we tend to get what we focus on. I have this video posted on my Powerful Intentions site. This video is a good reminder of how powerful our mind is and how we tend to create our results by what we pay attention to. It's a good principle to use, but it's an easy one to forget. If you're in the habit of paying attention to the negativity of the media or the talk of people who aren't getting what they want, or if you have… Continue
Added by Carl Norman on March 24, 2009 at 10:30pm —
I've watched the video on focus by Lou Tice of The Pacific Institute
three times so far today. I uploaded this video yesterday. It's only two and half minutes long, but it does a great job of reminding me of how much what I focus on influences the results I get in life.
Yes, I have heard what Lou Tice says about the power of focus before, but it's so easy to forget, when you get immersed in the negativity of the media and many of the… Continue
Added by Carl Norman on March 4, 2009 at 9:00pm —
I just added the Twitter application to my page. It keeps me updated on the the Twitter movie posts. Really cool.
I am very much enjoying the Meerkat Manor on Netflix streaming video. I'm about halfway through season one. Season two is also available.
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Added by Carl Norman on February 28, 2009 at 6:00pm —
Meet the Whiskers, a family of meerkats who are the subject of a ten year study by Cambridge University and the real life characters in "Meerkat Manor", a program now available for instant viewing on Netflix streaming video. I just finished watching episode two.
Meerkats are small animals that are about a foot high, when standing on their hind legs, and they weigh only a few pounds. The Whiskers are a family of thirty-seven headed by the dominant female called Flower. By day they… Continue
Added by Carl Norman on February 25, 2009 at 10:37pm —