Just Note Gone. Mastery Newsletter April 6, 2017

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This is an important meditation practice.

It is simple. Helps to relieve pain.

With this, we train the mind to notice that something we have experienced is no more.

At the end of a breath, notice that the breath is over.

 

At the end of a thought, notice that the thought is gone.

At the end of an emotion, any emotion, joy, anger, whatever, notice it is gone.

“If you have a lot of mental sentences, you’ll have a lot of mental periods—full stops, Gones.” –Joy on Demand, Chade-Meng Tan

When we do this, Meng says, the mind realizes that “Whatever is subject to origination is all subject to cessation.”

This practice supports the ability to see that “…self is a process, not an object…Recognizing this, our sense of self becomes delightfully fluid and we gain a joyful sense of lightness in life.”

Can you see yourself trying this out?

To Your Joy, Energy and Health,

Matti

 In this issue:

Vitamin D Deficiency and Frequent Headaches

The Japanese practice of ‘forest bathing’

This may make you completely rethink your finances

George Orwell on Freedom

And:

 

►BOOKS WORTH READING

►MOVIES WORTH WATCHING

►FUN

►FINAL WORD

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Quote:

Reality is apparent when one ceases to compare. — There is “what is” only when there is no comparison at all, and to live with what is, is to be peaceful.

–Bruce Lee

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HEALTH

 

Vitamin D Deficiency and Frequent Headaches

http://www.nature.com/articles/srep39697

The Japanese practice of ‘forest bathing’ is scientifically proven to improve your health http://ow.ly/vYr4305ncKx

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WEALTH

This may make you completely rethink your finances

http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-04-02-this-must-see-interview-with-james-rickards-will-make-you-completely-rethink-your-financial-preparedness-for-the-coming-collapse.html

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FREEDOM

George Orwell on Freedom

Sent in 1944, three years before his writing of “1984”, to Noel Willmett, who had asked “whether totalitarianism, leader-worship etc. are really on the up-grade” given “that they are not apparently growing in [England] and the USA”:

“I must say I believe, or fear, that taking the world as a whole these things are on the increase. Hitler, no doubt, will soon disappear, but only at the expense of strengthening (a) Stalin, (b) the Anglo-American millionaires and (c) all sorts of petty fuhrers of the type of de Gaulle. All the national movements everywhere, even those that originate in resistance to German domination, seem to take non-democratic forms, to group themselves round some superhuman fuhrer (Hitler, Stalin, Salazar, Franco, Gandhi, De Valera are all varying examples) and to adopt the theory that the end justifies the means. Everywhere the world movement seems to be in the direction of centralised economies which can be made to ‘work’ in an economic sense but which are not democratically organised and which tend to establish a caste system. With this go the horrors of emotional nationalism and a tendency to disbelieve in the existence of objective truth because all the facts have to fit in with the words and prophecies of some infallible fuhrer. Already history has in a sense ceased to exist, ie. there is no such thing as a history of our own times which could be universally accepted, and the exact sciences are endangered as soon as military necessity ceases to keep people up to the mark. Hitler can say that the Jews started the war, and if he survives that will become official history. He can’t say that two and two are five, because for the purposes of, say, ballistics they have to make four. But if the sort of world that I am afraid of arrives, a world of two or three great superstates which are unable to conquer one another, two and two could become five if the fuhrer wished it. That, so far as I can see, is the direction in which we are actually moving, though, of course, the process is reversible.

As to the comparative immunity of Britain and the USA. Whatever the pacifists etc. may say, we have not gone totalitarian yet and this is a very hopeful symptom. I believe very deeply, as I explained in my book The Lion and the Unicorn, in the English people and in their capacity to centralise their economy without destroying freedom in doing so. But one must remember that Britain and the USA haven’t been really tried, they haven’t known defeat or severe suffering, and there are some bad symptoms to balance the good ones. To begin with there is the general indifference to the decay of democracy. Do you realise, for instance, that no one in England under 26 now has a vote and that so far as one can see the great mass of people of that age don’t give a damn for this? Secondly there is the fact that the intellectuals are more totalitarian in outlook than the common people. On the whole the English intelligentsia have opposed Hitler, but only at the price of accepting Stalin. Most of them are perfectly ready for dictatorial methods, secret police, systematic falsification of history etc. so long as they feel that it is on ‘our’ side. Indeed the statement that we haven’t a Fascist movement in England largely means that the young, at this moment, look for their fuhrer elsewhere. One can’t be sure that that won’t change, nor can one be sure that the common people won’t think ten years hence as the intellectuals do now. I hope they won’t, I even trust they won’t, but if so it will be at the cost of a struggle. If one simply proclaims that all is for the best and doesn’t point to the sinister symptoms, one is merely helping to bring totalitarianism nearer.

You also ask, if I think the world tendency is towards Fascism, why do I support the war. It is a choice of evils—I fancy nearly every war is that. I know enough of British imperialism not to like it, but I would support it against Nazism or Japanese imperialism, as the lesser evil. Similarly I would support the USSR against Germany because I think the USSR cannot altogether escape its past and retains enough of the original ideas of the Revolution to make it a more hopeful phenomenon than Nazi Germany. I think, and have thought ever since the war began, in 1936 or thereabouts, that our cause is the better, but we have to keep on making it the better, which involves constant criticism.

Yours sincerely,

Geo. Orwell”

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BOOKS WORTH READING

The Power to Soar Higher –Peter Legge

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MOVIES WORTH WATCHING

Sing Street Young Irish guy wants to impress a gal. Has to form a band to do so. Fun.  

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FUN

Why It’s an Exciting Time to be Alive!

Sal Khan: ‘Let’s teach for mastery – not test scores.”

http://www.ourfutureleaders.ca/program-activities/why-its-an-exciting-time-to-be-alive/

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FINAL WORD:

Those who engaged in moderate exercise such as walking for 450 minutes per week (7.5 hours a week or a little over an hour a day), lowered their risk of premature death by 39 percent, compared to non-exercisers. Some study or other…can’t remember which one. Heh heh

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To Your Joy, Energy and Health,

Matti Anttila

 

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