I honor the place in you
in which the entire universe dwells.
I honor the place in you
which is of love, of truth, of light, and of peace.
I honor the place in you where,
if you are in that place in you,
and I am in that place in me,
there is only one of us.


Friday, February 18, 2011

Tis Better to Ask for Forgiveness than Permission

Timothy Leary said, “Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.” But how can women ever truly have it all? Is the idea of "having it all" a construct we use to compare ourselves that deprives us of our own happiness?

James Oppenheim said, "The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet." This has led me to question whether the way that women define happiness, love & other constructs override what we already intuitively know -- that our best choices come from the decisions we make. And that happiness, love & other constructs are inevitably a choice.

I tested this theory using nutritional cognitive behavior reconditioning (something I just made up) to try and eradicate myself of some of my gender & race based limiting beliefs ( or toxic behaviors). And I've found that transition difficult. So I've been reinforcing those choices with biochemical conditioning. I've found that rewarding healthy choices with biochemical boosters (e.g. tea mixed with safflower oil, granola with flax, or "magic cupcakes," etc.) has been much more effective than trying to motivate myself with any little tidbit that man has ever said, save this:

‎"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." -Einstein

My experiments with nutritional cognitive behavior reconditioning are primarily based upon an experiment I read in Amit & Maggi Goswami's book Quantum Creativity: Waking Up to Our Creative Potential about dolphins and the use of reward theory to train these mammals to not only learn new tricks, but to also create incentives for these creatures to adapt new tricks using their own creativity to gain these rewards. It's a heady read, but definitely recommend for anyone looking to broaden their skills and creative outlets.

1 comment:

Ali said...

Just wanted to leave my stamp..and say I love reading what you have to say. Thanks for sharing your thought provoking ideas. :D