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Adhere to yourself, for the best do not pretend or feign, but one step at a time if needs be. You can train yourself. Rehearsals are for that. Study well what is being taught and what is being well enacted, and remain lax yet elegant and smart, if you can do it. To ignore the basis of functioning well enough in the humdrum, can lead into a pit. Do what you can.
When you observe clashes between what is taught and what is actually done, consider deeds first. Have nothing to do with crooked tidings altogether, to be on the safe side. In the coming section are examples - And avoid contact with those who seek prestige on top of messing verbiage.
Progress is of many kinds. I suggest both Transcendental Meditation and Buddhist gist to help you on your way to a decent, good and rewarding life. Be as smart as you can and get thoroughly skilled for the work you can profit from; that is an ideal that may still pay considerably.
Below are capsules of thought that you can consider if you like.
Our main outlooks are in step with the TA system view after Eric Berne. He took off from being a Freudian psychiatrist.
He that studies his content, wants it. [Dp 35].
Jesus ate fish and lamb - favourite food of many bears as well.
Human beings thrive on eating other lives. That is man's lot in general, although we are free to improve it.
When your neighbour's house declines, beware the possibilities of your own [Ap 427].
You should rise above plotting apes, eventually, even though it may not be easy.
Jung's systemic thinking hardly supports faking in the emotions and neurotic self-defences in the thinking domain. Elements of the culture are unfair and unfit for other reasons, including blunting and lack of rationality.
Regular and skilled use of intuition can be recommended. Basic science is much rooted in it, shows Jerome Bruner [Proe]. Also, many eminent scientists have operated on top of hunches, nightly dreams and intuitive capacities. In one study 70% of British scientists recognised extra-sensory perceptions (intuition) as a given fact.
Like Buddha, Vivekananda holds that sound and cogent reasoning does not have to be given up in yoga training.
Insight is quite a matter of intuition. A thought is grasped by personal insight. Science operates on top of insight and agreements (consensus).
Skilled men make use of what appears best and available, and learns to sift and strain "a little from here, a little from there".
Ideas or good points can be grouped with skill, and also tact.
Interested people may in time prefer to further general research attitudes and procedures, and accuracy.
Cogent, rational use of one's inherent capacities can be tamed and dwarfed by superstition.
Many members make their shared outlooks, rigmarole and more or less official canonisations strong.
It is seldom fit to speculate much.
It helps to learn to organise well if you have organising capacity.
Break loose from intrigue-making narcissists that maim and foster dire distress.
The dire world is not all right, not much fair either.
Even in strict standard science most assertions are quite short-lived. Many are of interest for a generation or two or three only.
You may have to cross the mainstream. If so, do it with tact.
It tastes of prowess to make practical use of the very best, gleaned tenets around. Great schooling is for that too.
Fair and lax men should have been leaders - so rare are they.
Mind is naturally for taking and not all that much for giving.
It behoves us to link up well, and the ability can be perfected.
Do not fool yourself: we cannot all be mass murderers in prison chains, preaching Christian freedom, as Paul did.
Liars may thrive their whole lives and become good at using hearsay and information of little worth. Yoga narcissists could lie or brings false teachings. The age-old, misleading teaching that the universe is an illusion, is a trick inside that illusion - is an illusionist trick, you may say - and might produce goofs.
There is more than one way to kill a cat [Proverb]
Indian gurus and swamis have come to the USA and taught others to get rid of their egos, a feat that is neither recommendable nor desirable. Without our egohoods, being fools is our lot.
Some run roughshod over the much needed rational instance (egohood etc.) deep in man.
Stay away from a circle of bad influence as soon as you can.
Methods that Tony Buzan speak of, help sound rationality. [Mmb; Tor; Yu].
Have no personal favourites.
We should not act to our losses.
Maybe you could profit from devising your own, pungent, salty, carefully calculated and calibrated training program. If you train yourself fairly enough in such ways, you should rise above mere slogans. Study methods that Tony Buzan speak of, help some.
You are allowed to have a surplus, increase your income and minimize your debts.
Some pertinent gospel quotations might suggest Jesus is out of his mind - prone to psychopathic drivel. WHO has sets of criteria to decide it by - more or less.
A relevant example can be of far greater value than a mere saying.
Learn how to be yourself and thrive a whole lot for it.
Our Western traditions include outcomes of nearly two thousand years of cognitive development. The results may not seem exalted, nor do conform living and many adequate half-rules of living.
Try to get a home before you feel at home.
One more reason to try to stay fair: it is a needed ingredient for your future.
Ap: Mieder, Wolfgang (main editor), Stewart A. Kingsbury, and Kelsie E. Harder: A Dictionary of American Proverbs. (Paperback) Oxford University, New York, 1996.
Dp: Fergusson, Rosalind. The Penguin Dictionary of Proverbs. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1983.
Mbu: Buzan, Tony, and Barry Buzan. The Mind Map Book: Unlock Your Creativity, Boost Your Memory, Change Your Life . Harlow: BBC Active, 2010.
Mmb: Buzan, Tony, with Barry Buzan. The Mind Map Book. Rev. ed. London: BBC Books, 1995.
Msm: Malone, Samuel A. Mind Skills for Managers, Aldershot: Gowers, 1997. Partial view at Google Books.
Plm: Gross, Ronald. Peak Learning: A Master Course in Learning How to Learn. Rev. ed. New York: J. Tarcher/Putnam, 1999.
Proe: Bruner, Jerome. The Process of Education. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1966.
Sw: Gross, Ronald. Socrates' Way: Seven Master Keys to Using Your Mind to the Utmost. Rev. ed. New York: J. Tarcher/Putnam, 2002.
Tmb: Buzan, Tony. The Memory Book: How to Remember Anything You Want. Harlow: BBC Active, 2010.
Tor: Buzan, Tony. Speed Reading. Rev. ed. London: David and Charles, 1988.
Tsr: Buzan, Tony. The Speed Reading Book: Read More, Learn More, Achieve More. Harlow: BBC Active, 2010.
Uy: Buzan, Tony. Use Your Head. New, rev. ed. London: BBC Books, 1989.
TA books, a selection
Berne, Eric. Games People Play. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1967.
Berne, Eric. What Do You Say After You Say Hello? The Psychology of Human Destiny. New York: Bantam, 1973.
James, Muriel. The OK Boss. Reading, Mass: Addison-Wesley, 1975.
James, Muriel. Transactional Analysis for Moms and Dads. Reading: Addison-Wesley, 1974.
James, Muriel, and Dorothy Jongeward. Born to Win: Transactional Analysis with Gestalt Experiments. Reading, Mass: Addison-Wesley, 1971.
Jongeward, Dorothy, et al. Everybody Wins: Transactional Analysis in Management. Rev. ed. Reading, Mass: Addison-Wesley, 1976.
Jongeward, Dorothy, and Philip Seyer. Choosing Success: Transactional Analysis on the Job. New York: Wiley, 1978.
Keegan, Desmond, ed. Theoretical Principles of Distance Education. London: Routledge, 1993.
Morrison, James, and John O'Hearne. Practical Transactional Analysis in Management. Reading: Addison-Wesley, 1977.
Steiner, Claude. Transactional Analysis: An elegant theory and practice. The International Transactional Analysis Association. Nd. Online.
Stewart, Ian, and Vann Joines. TA Today: A New Introduction to Transactional Analysis. Nottingham: Lifespace Publishing, 1987.
Stewart, Ian. Transactional Analysis Counselling in Action. 3rd ed. London: Sage, 2007.
Widdowson, Mark. Transactional Analysis: 100 Key Points and Techniques. Hove, East Sussex: Routledge, 2010.
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