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  1. Happy birthday blessings... almost🙂

  2. What is your awareness level?

    Birds and crickets sing, flowers and trees fill the sky with scent, sunlight bounces and dances off branches through the green wooded canopy and dazzle the vision of my daily path. No notification beeps, No stale air-conditioned air, No radiating light blasting through my optic nerves creating irritation. I’m free and alive each morning as I unplug and great back to nature. My morning five kilometer run is my religion, it’s my food without it my spirit feels empty, my energy low. So just like I have to pee when I wake up I have to do my 5k. Along the path, I meet friends that do as I do and take a break from the hustle and bustle of modern life. We smile often stopping to warn one another of those that invade our peacefully stroll with high speed (touring) bicycles. Yes, each morning, the mothers with jogging strollers, the eighty plus-year-old retirees, couples sharing in the tree bathing experience as well as folks like myself taking in nature without stress, we all get jolted by these bikers that assume that this winding trailing is their private race track. 

    Many people these days walk or jog alone with earbuds, listening to music or following an exercise app to assist them in their morning run. The number of people I see wearing these devices has increased over the years. So the problem is that when these bikers, that usually travel in sizable groups ranging from four to dozens come flying around the bend from your rear, the earbud-wearing jogger cannot hear, “on your LEFT” and will not move over to allow for the peloton to flash by. This is a recipe for disaster! Another reality is that most of these bikers are so focused on what they are doing that they don’t apply proper etiquette, or they don’t know the social rules of shared pathways. They just act as if everyone is supposed to get out of there way so they can ride as swiftly as they care. 

    Awareness, it is something both internal and external. While many of us struggle with inner awareness and are just learning about NLP, CBT, Mindfulness, etc.…There seems to be a real struggle with external awareness as well. The bikers versus pedestrian example I gave above is a daily happening. Despite the multitude of signs along the path that remind bikers to slow down and that people have the right of way, the teams of bikers race in, nonetheless. What is their level of awareness?  Are they moving so fast that they can’t see the signs? Do they look at the signs and imagine it doesn’t apply to them? Are they merely defying the warnings because they don’t care enough to consider the feelings or experience they impose upon those they shock each day?

    If we are to become better at being aware of what is happening internally with our thoughts, doesn’t it make sense to practice being aware externally as well? When we are aware of the rules, the nature of people and the impact our actions have on others, we are practicing using the upper levels of our mind. Something I like to call the Cognition Tower where the ground floor is restricts awareness to an egocentric subjective perspective and higher levels where we can see further with more relative and objective perspectives. The lower levels or what I refer to as the Childhood division of the Cognition tower is awareness challenged. Driven by sensations and emotions where judgement and decisions are governed by feelings rather that critical thinking. For the biker is rush of danger, sensation of speed in tight proximity with others speeding along, the safety of belonging and riding with your tribe all fit nicely into a packaged way of experiencing life. While exhilarating for them it is often terrorizing for those that are merely blurred obstacles to be navigated around. They are aware on some level. The level that satisfies their ego and tribal requirements. However, this is where awareness ends or this is the limit to which they care for other people. Either way having limited awareness creates problems.

    Are you aware of what level you are experiencing life from? Are you aware of how much time you spend on each perspective level? Are you aware of your internal mindset? How much time are you paying attention to your environment? Those surroundings? The feelings of others? The whistle of the breeze that sings through the leaves, the refractive and reflective light that turns an ordinary path into nirvana? 

    What is your awareness level?

    🖖😎❤️

  3. Donnie "Coach" Hall

    What is your Awareness Level?

    What is your awareness level? Birds and crickets sing, flowers and trees fill the sky with scent, sunlight bounces and dances off branches through the green wooded canopy and dazzle the vision of my daily path. No notification beeps, No stale air-conditioned air, No radiating light blasting through my optic nerves creating irritation. I’m free and alive each morning as I unplug and great back to nature. My morning five kilometer run is my religion, it’s my food without it my spirit feels empty, my energy low. So just like I have to pee when I wake up I have to do my 5k. Along the path, I meet friends that do as I do and take a break from the hustle and bustle of modern life. We smile often stopping to warn one another of those that invade our peacefully stroll with high speed (touring) bicycles. Yes, each morning, the mothers with jogging strollers, the eighty plus-year-old retirees, couples sharing in the tree bathing experience as well as folks like myself taking in nature without stress, we all get jolted by these bikers that assume that this winding trailing is their private race track. Many people these days walk or jog alone with earbuds, listening to music or following an exercise app to assist them in their morning run. The number of people I see wearing these devices has increased over the years. So the problem is that when these bikers, that usually travel in sizable groups ranging from four to dozens come flying around the bend from your rear, the earbud-wearing jogger cannot hear, “on your LEFT” and will not move over to allow for the peloton to flash by. This is a recipe for disaster! Another reality is that most of these bikers are so focused on what they are doing that they don’t apply proper etiquette, or they don’t know the social rules of shared pathways. They just act as if everyone is supposed to get out of there way so they can ride as swiftly as they care. Awareness, it is something both internal and external. While many of us struggle with inner awareness and are just learning about NLP, CBT, Mindfulness, etc.…There seems to be a real struggle with external awareness as well. The bikers versus pedestrian example I gave above is a daily happening. Despite the multitude of signs along the path that remind bikers to slow down and that people have the right of way, the teams of bikers race in, nonetheless. What is their level of awareness? Are they moving so fast that they can’t see the signs? Do they look at the signs and imagine it doesn’t apply to them? Are they merely defying the warnings because they don’t care enough to consider the feelings or experience they impose upon those they shock each day? If we are to become better at being aware of what is happening internally with our thoughts, doesn’t it make sense to practice being aware externally as well? When we are aware of the rules, the nature of people and the impact our actions have on others, we are practicing using the upper levels of our mind. Something I like to call the Cognition Tower where the ground floor is restricts awareness to an egocentric subjective perspective and higher levels where we can see further with more relative and objective perspectives. The lower levels or what I refer to as the Childhood division of the Cognition tower is awareness challenged. Driven by sensations and emotions where judgement and decisions are governed by feelings rather that critical thinking. For the biker is rush of danger, sensation of speed in tight proximity with others speeding along, the safety of belonging and riding with your tribe all fit nicely into a packaged way of experiencing life. While exhilarating for them it is often terrorizing for those that are merely blurred obstacles to be navigated around. They are aware on some level. The level that satisfies their ego and tribal requirements. However, this is where awareness ends or this is the limit to which they care for other people. Either way having limited awareness creates problems. Are you aware of what level you are experiencing life from? Are you aware of how much time you spend on each perspective level? Are you aware of your internal mindset? How much time are you paying attention to your environment? Those surroundings? The feelings of others? The whistle of the breeze that sings through the leaves, the refractive and reflective light that turns an ordinary path into nirvana? What is your awareness level?
  4. Thank you for your astute answer! 🖖😎❤️
  5. Thank You Farrah!🖖😎❤️
  6. I love the Onward and Upward quote! Thanks Jeffery!🖖😎❤️
  7. Thanks for sharing your story Bernard! I personally believe all humans can benefit from any of Kain's courses. Perhaps our generation can be agents of change!🖖😎❤️
  8. Hi Bex,

    Are you Becky Stokes? If so let me know and I'll send you that link to the Parenting course, if not sorry for the confusion!🖖😎❤️

  9. Have you heard that inner voice ever say any of the following, “I can’t because_________” “I’m not good enough for ________” “Nobody gets me.” “I don’t fit in anywhere”???? Perhaps you’ve heard these things from those you wish to help? Many folks seek out help from a CBT, NLP, Mindfulness practitioner, etc... or read books, listen to audios, watch videos, attend workshops or take classes to address these issues. In fact, Achology and the PMP group is a community of such folks. Here’s the thing. All of us learned to listen to that inner voice. All of us have a mindset that directs that inner voice. And all of us have been conditioned to have our mind, set in a certain way. What we have learned that established our mindset come via experiences we had in our past. Belief, esteem, confidence, intestinal fortitude all where developed in a series of stages. Most of what we believe about ourselves was modeled to us and/or impacted us in childhood by someone who was a major influencer in our lives. We learn as a child and then codified during our teenage years to be solidified as young adults into a limiting-belief mindset program. Who are most of the major influencers? Parents! Good ole Mom/Mum or Dad/Pop. These folks that never went to a parenting training program! They loved us and did their best yet they lacked the know-how needed to raise us up in such a way that we wouldn’t need to take CBT, NLP, Mindfulness or any other self-help program. Had they demonstrated and taught these methods to us via their own behavior and practice there would be little need for us to seek out self-help! Humanity has been running on a hamster wheel when it comes to parenting. We exhaust ourselves doing our very best, but we've been and still are getting nowhere fast. Just as the wheel goes round, we model behavior that was and is recycled from parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, etc... But here's the truth folks! The cycle can be changed, even stopped! We can get off the hamster wheel by understanding "mind development" in addition to these other splendid “mind understanding” disciplines that Kain teaches. Let’s break the cycle of poor modeling by participating in the events made available both here in the PMP community and in Achology. Join a Triad, a Breakthrough Session, a parenting meeting and/or the Parenting initiative. Take what you’ve learned to a level that can forever positively impact your life and the lives of those you care about more expediently and optimally!🖖😎❤️
  10. Practice requires Participation

    Have you heard that inner voice ever say any of the following, 
    “I can’t because_________”
    “I’m not good enough for ________”
    “Nobody gets me.”
    “I don’t fit in anywhere”????

    Perhaps you’ve heard those you wish to help say things like this.

    Many folks seek out help from a CBT, NLP, Mindfulness practitioner, etc... or read books, listen to audios, watch videos, attend workshops or take classes to address these issues. In fact, this PMP group is a community of such folks.

    Here’s the thing. All of us learned to listen to that inner voice. All of us have a mindset that directs that inner voice. And all of us have been conditioned to have our mind, set in a certain way. What we have learned that established our mindset come via experiences we had in our past. Belief, esteem, confidence, intestinal fortitude all where developed in a series of stages. Most of what we believe about ourselves was modeled to us and/or impacted us in childhood by someone who was a major influencer in our lives.
    We learn as a child and then codified during our teenage years to be solidified as young adults into a limiting-belief mindset program.

    Who are most of the major influencers? 
    Parents! Good ole Mom/Mum or Dad/Pop. These folks that never went to a parenting trading program, that loved us and did their best, lacked the know-how needed to raise us up in such a way that we wouldn’t need to take CBT, NLP, Mindfulness or any other self-help program because they would have demonstrated and taught these methods to via their own behavior and practice.

    Humanity has been running on a hamster wheel when it comes to parenting. We exhaust ourselves doing our very best, but we've been and still are getting nowhere fast. Just as the wheel goes round, we model behavior that was and is recycled from parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, etc... The cycle can be changed even stopped. We can get off the hamster wheel by understanding "mind development" in addition to these other splendid “mind understanding” disciplines that Kain teaches. 
    Let’s break the cycle of poor modeling by participating in the events made available both here in the PMP community and in Achology. Join a Triad, a Breakthrough Session, a parenting meeting and/or the Parenting initiative.
    Take what you’ve learned to a level that can forever positively impact your life and the lives of those you care about more expediently and optimally!🖖😎❤️

    1. Karen Armstrong

      Karen Armstrong

      Amen, my friend!!  Very well put!  ☺️

  11. Which of Kain’s Courses do you wish your parents had taken before they raised you?

    1. Sharibowers

      Sharibowers

      Any of them!!  Lol!  

  12. Which of Kain’s Courses do you wish your parents had taken before they raised you?🖖😎❤️
  13. Donnie "Coach" Hall

    Emotional Triggering - the root of all problems!

    I have a thought! Perhaps have him create a flower arrangement! He needs to create it so perfectly that someone would be willing to pay for it. However he can not sell it for one month. What he will discover is that the flowers will have died along with his perfection. Perfection is like a hamster in a wheel that goes nowhere. It's robotic and streamlined in process which may appeal to those that place security at the top of their core values. Our alignment of core values will come with a cost, benefit outcome. What price is he paying for the value he has placed on perfection? Just a thought! 🖖😎❤️
  14. Donnie "Coach" Hall

    Emotional Triggering - the root of all problems!

    Great post! CBT is what I practiced to get me out of my hole. I had Trigger cards and they helped except I kept losing them. So I had to tape questions up i areas that I frequented in my home when I started feeling anxious. I would pace and look in a mirror. So I taped Grounding questions to the mirror. And a few key words to remind me to relax and breathe or walk in the park or draw or sing. I used happy productive actions to counter bad feelings. I taught myself how to play a musical keyboard and memorized a few song I composed. I'd go sit and play for 30 minutes and I was fine after that. Over the years I have tweaked things. And now I realize that my neuroplasty changed from negative to positive now I keep it stable with a proper diet and exercise as well as staying creative. Best wishes in your journey!🖖😎❤️
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