Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Personality is Force of Habit

Your brain reacts to stimulus (element of life) through a model of behavior. That model of behavior is dicated by the conditions of early encounters with the stimulus and the continous history with that stimulus. This may mean that one's behavior is almost completely maellable, even in later stages of development. It also supports the idea that you are not your thoughts (also a reaction to stimulus, or your behavior). Most importantly, this can change one's perspective on how they interact with the world from a helpless view to an empowered view.

I will have more on this soon...

What you have to realize is... It's not about You

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Thursday, April 17, 2008

The Buddha In You

Today, I was in a workshop entitled "The Buddha in You." These are the major axioms that were addressed:

1. No one has ever done wrong to you.(It is never personal. and all seemingly bad experiences ultimate contribute to something positive within you.)

2.Therefore, no person is the source of your resentments.

3.You have never made a mistake. (Only in hindsight do we know and understand our choices. Choices, at the time were made to meet a need. And seemingly bad choices ultimately contribute something positive within you.)

4.You are not your thoughts. (Thoughts and feelings are not facts. We assign meaning or create narratives, when we attach ourselves to a thought. The most common thought is "I am not good enough.")

5.No one can affirm you or deny you. (Our search for approval is, like going to watcha movie, a temporary distraction from the reality that everything comes from within. You must be your own parent. Self-acceptance is a key avenue to the Buddha within.)

6.You are perfect. (You are perfectly human. Excuse yourself. Excuse the guilt. Be less demanding of yourself and others. Rumi says: "The beloved you seek is none other than yourself, hang on to this truth and don't be afraid.")

--Peter Matthews

As a note, I must warn you that any of these axioms can be seriously misinterpreted and used to fuel the neurotic complexes they are meant to fight. It takes a lifetime to master this advice, however reading it is one small step forward on the path to that mastery.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008


Villa Manin Centro d'arte Contemporanea of Udine, Italy will open the exhibition, "God and Goods: Spirituality and mass confusion" on April 19th.