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Rhythm

Episode #700 July 2, 2022 For all things, listen to the music. There is a rhythm to everything.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmF_bG5IVnM Listen to the cadence of using a tool. If you do not hear it, apply it. There should be a regularity in a hammer stroke. There is a whine of an electric tool that strikes a certain note. Shoveling should be like keeping time on a drum. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5POReSB4Os Bicyclists know about rhythm. Their legs reciprocate at the same frequency no matter what the terrain. All the work is done by the gears. Poetry gives voice to the music of language....

Train the Mind to Think

Episode #699 June 25, 2022 "Education is not the learning of facts, rather it's the training of the mind to think.” — Albert Einstein.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jcb-h8z1uQo When in college i trained my mind to think. The process has never ended. Of all the useful lessons learned in college, critical thinking is the most essential. For critical thinking to transcend, it must be ensconced in a nurturing environment. In my case, this began with leaving my parent’s home. In campus residence self reliance and dependence on friends and mentors gave me respect for myself and others. This respect opened my mind...

Synonym Awareness

Episode #698 June 18, 2022 "Mind itself has always been without substance. It is not seen by looking, but is emptiness. It is not a void, but is cognizant and clear." -- Patrul Rinpoche   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_kE77SGPaI To truly be Aware one must employ all Senses. These Senses are Touch, Life, Self-Movement, Balance, Smell, Taste, Sight, Temperature/Warmth, Hearing, Language, Concept and Ego. How we perceive these Senses forms the Person that we are. Acute observation is required for Perception. Understanding (the Grasp of what we Perceive) is acquired through Experience. Recognition of Patterns, Persons, Thoughts and Actions channels our Senses into categories...

Adapt Adept Adopt

Episode #697 June 11, 2022 To master a thing: adapt, adept and adopt.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulg24OfHDaU ADAPT: i adapted my method of planting trees to suit the granite alluvial plain where i live.  Previously, in the Orange County basin, i could just dig a hole and plant the tree. The soft top soil in my back yard was six or more feet deep. i was in the basin of the Santa Ana river. The hole was easy to dig. The sandy loam was good for drainage. There was little need to fertilize or amend because the loam was rich in minerals...

Priority

Episode #696 June 4, 2022 We are all born into a world of priorities. What order of priority do you perceive? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O90q32actB0 Here is the order of my priorities, top to bottom. Reorder these for yourself: Water Food Shelter Clothing Fire Ice Awareness Safety Education Intelligence Question Perception Ethics Perspective Emotion Happiness Empathy Acceptance Communication Companionship Kindness Friendship Love Loyalty Procreation Family Society Responsibility Culture Cleanliness Rule of Order Organization Conduct Action Persistence  Security Service Honesty Respect Expression Interaction Conflict Humor Subtlety  Philosophy Faith Art Tools Technology Transportation Navigation Occupation Competition Exploration Adventure Discovery Imagination Sport Entertainment   Let your...

Not Knowledge

Episode #695 May 28, 2022 Trouble shooting is a process that we must employ every day. We analyze everything in our environment and act based on the mitigated risks. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-HI3kd5jPc The variables of our lives are innumerable. The knowledge we need to correctly assess our moment to moment actions requires a lifetime of experience. Make a serious error in judgement and that lifetime can end abruptly.  Hard knocks observational knowledge must be supplemented with education, observation, research and curiosity. If you do not see the whole picture you become vulnerable to the unknown. Human beings have only one fear: fear...