The nature of impermanence provides opportunities to correct harmful attitudes and mistakes while changing the consequences harmful actions have impacted oneself, others and the environment.
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them. ~G.B. Shaw, Mrs. Warren's Profession, 1893
Mihaly Csíkszentmihályi, a leader in the Positive Psychology movement, whose seminal work, Flow: The psychology of Optimal Experience, examines the highly creative state of being in the flow or zone. Some of the critical elements in this state of flow is deep concentration and absorption where by synchronicity is impeccable and time seems to disappear. He discovered that motivation and creating with more meaning led to a greater sense of satisfaction and fulfillment.
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Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: Flow, the secret to happiness.
REDES: Aprender a Fluir (FLOW - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi)
Do you have any practice where you find your flow? Is it something "worth doing for its own sake" as Mihaly Csíkszentmihályi expresses it, and not just for the product? When/if you find yourself there how is it different from when you feel you are ‘forcing’ change in the world?
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The Story of Change
The gift of impermanence offers us hope! Considering the nature of impermanence, we embrace the abundant opportunities to "be the change" and instigate positive change in the world. We can create helpful habits that benefit ourselves and those around us, while the actions that follow helpful and wise intentions will naturally contribute to a better world. We can become a change agent, a "hero" even simply through the choices we make in our daily lives.
To facilitate the development of learning from mistakes, we can utilize our awareness and courage to face our mistakes and apply the 5Rs for transforming harmful actions into learning opportunities.Not only can we become change agents for the planet, but for all life, present and future. Just as our actions in our home create our home environment, the choices we make contribute to change and affect our planet as well. Small changes contribute to bigger changes. The more consistently we make conscious choices, the more powerful our creation of positive habits will be. Our children will learn from us and their friends will learn from them. Together we will be making positive change to our planet and thus for all life.
The easiest things are rarely rewarding, the rewarding things are rarely easy - C.Fantelli
M. If persistence were based on sheer force it would be easy. But it is the consistent “meeting-the-moment” with openness, and engaging in the process of reassessing, recreating, and reorganizing the world (toward what we really want) that truly develops persistence and deep meaning in our lives.
-Please share how this plays out in your life (sheer force/flow)
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O. READ GANDHI TEN RULES / LEE LAS 10 REGLAS DE GANDHI
Are we actually changing the world ourselves? Estamos nosotros realmente cambiando el undo?
P. PLEASE READ ABOUT THE PRACTICE OF THE 5 RS
Q. Life as Laboratory.-Let's begin an "Ingenuity Log" documenting imaginative and creative ways to work with change, rather than trying to control it.Each time a plan goes array or something you were depending on changes, experiment with seeing it as a “Mandala Challenge" designed especially for you This is your moment.What will you do with it?How will you work with what has been presented to you from this vastly interconnected and ever changing world?
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