The 8 Limbs of Raja Yoga – Notes

The 8 Limbs of Raja Yoga – Notes

Meditation: The core technique of evolution  Yoga would be the most important part of any evolutionary or spiritual practice. No other skill in the entire arsenal of spiritual techniques will do more for you than meditation and yoga. These are the core techniques. In modern terms, it is sold as a new age de-stressing techniques but this is only a very shallow teaching of it. The more you meditate, the more resilience you build up against the little stresses of life. It has to be a constant daily practice like showering and brushing your teeth. The discipline built through meditation could also be the most important part of keeping you on point in life.   The 10,000 things. The attention overload of modern society makes meditation more difficult but also more important. The concept in Buddhism of the 10,000 things is the idea of the infinite distractions that life throws at us. These are the 10,000 things that are constantly calling for our attention and pretending to be what...

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It’s not how good you are, it’s how good you want to be. By Paul Arden – Notes

It’s not how good you are, it’s how good you want to be. By Paul Arden – Notes

Nearly all rich and powerful people are not notably talented, educated, charming or good looking.They became rich and powerful by wanting to be rich and powerful. Your vision of where or who you want to be is the greatest asset you have. Without having a goal it's difficult to score. Why do we strive for excellence when mediocrity is required? There is little demand in the commercial world for excellence, and there is a much bigger demand for mediocrity. Imagine the world where clients gave you total freedom to produce anything you wanted. You would react against it and get bored by it. That is the nature of the creative person; they need something to rebel against.  So how good do you want to be? Everyone wants to be good but exactly how good is that? Talent helps but ambition will take you further. Few are willing to make the sacrifices it takes to be great. You must not confuse being good with being liked. The only way to learn to be good is to experience through mistakes, and you...

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So, you’re a creative genius … now what ? By Carl King – Notes

So, you’re a creative genius … now what ? By Carl King – Notes

Introduction This book is not for ordinary people. Many of the ideas in this book are like magical spells. There is also a dark side to this book. There’s no escape: “Any composition (or improvisation) which remains constant and regular throughout is , for me, equivalent to watching a movie with only “good guys” in it, or eating cottage cheese” - Frank Zappa The first commandment in setting up a top secret laboratory is this: you must take it seriously. What works for you is not “what caters to your bad habits.”   Part 1: YOU How to vs. Why to The rebel creator. We create things because we are dissatisfied with what already exists. We have an imagination so we can change the world, this could mean cleaning our bathroom or making a billion dollars. Changing the world is inherent in our nature. The entire human race is changing the earth like ants or mould does. “It doesn't matter if you go to Coachella and dance in the mud while Rage against the Machine plays. We all contribute to...

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The Deepest Truth in Human Existence by Eckhart Tolle – Notes

The Deepest Truth in Human Existence by Eckhart Tolle – Notes

The notes you will read below are taken from "The Deepest Truth in Human Existence" Eckhart Tolle lecture: Humans have been trapped for many thousands of years in an egoic sense of self. They derive the sense of who they are from the content of their mind, It begins with your name, your name is "The basket into which further experience and content to which accumulates content" it becomes the receptacle for experience and knowledge that is accumulated, for successes , defeats, suffering , relationships, all those things gradually from the whole , that is the me, that is a mentally derived sense of self. Imagine for a moment that you don't have a name. How does that feel? Imagine that "basket" doesn't hold together anymore. What is there if you are not the name and that which is accumulated in that receptacle? A name is just sounds, an image in the head, that is me? What is left when that goes and you are comfortable when it goes. Left is simply a field of awareness. The story you have...

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Learning In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – How to get better faster!

Learning In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – How to get better faster!

Why the change? If you are looking to improve, you need to become a self-reliant learner. Typically we only spend a few hours each week in class, and this is simply not enough to progress in the sport! You need to spend time outside of class learning! Prepare your mind to learn Try to be in a happy, accepting state. Try to not be negative about what has been going on in your day If you need sleep and can afford to get more rest, SLEEP! If you have bad breath and that bothers you, BRUSH! If you have little pet peeves, which are bothering you, FIX THEM. The more that you have to keep your brain from wandering to the better!!!) You must do something calming yet slightly active for exactly 10 minutes before class. If you do warm ups, then this is a good start but consider walking on the treadmill for 10 minutes and listening to music before you start your training. Stretching and listening to music is also good. http://www.wikihow.com/Enhance-Your-Learning-Ability Establish an emotional...

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Maximum Achievement By Brian Tracy – Notes

Maximum Achievement By Brian Tracy – Notes

Maximum Achievement By Brian Tracy Nature is neutral - She gives you back what you put in. Fable: Many years ago, in ancient Greece, a traveller met an old man on the road and asked him how to get to Mount Olympus. The old man, who happened to be Socrates, replied by saying, "If you really want to get to Mount Olympus, just make sure that every step you take is in that direction." Sir Isaac Newton is generally considered to be the greatest scientist who ever lived. In his later years, he was asked how it was that he, one man, had managed to make such significant contributions to the world of science. He replied: "By thinking of nothing else." Success begins with you exercising your power of choice and using it to take systematic, purposeful control over the thoughts you hold in your conscious mind. By rigorously disciplining yourself to talk and think about only the things you do want and refusing to dwell on those you don't; want you begin your journey towards the stars ! To become...

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The Warrior Athlete – Body, Mind & Spirit by Dan Millman – Notes

The Warrior Athlete – Body, Mind & Spirit by Dan Millman – Notes

  Self-transformation through total training Introduction The natural warrior athlete in action. You can find the natural warrior athlete in any nursery, we often only think of athletes as highly trained Olympians but remember all infants are born with natural athletic ability. Infants have an incredible ability to learn with a mind that is concept free and therefore entirely receptive. You were once a natural warrior athlete with unlimited potential, but then the socialisation process gave you fears, associations, beliefs, attitudes and concepts Your mind learned to criticise yourself and to be afraid of failure. You began to develop emotional constrictions and inhibitions that resulted in physical tension, and as you grew and struggled with gravity, you developed psychological and physical imbalances and compensations.   Athletics and the Game of Life The simultaneous development of mind, body and emotions will only happen if you perform a task that puts a demand on all three...

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Beyond Technique – Concept Focused BJJ Notes

Beyond Technique – Concept Focused BJJ Notes

Notes on Beyond Technique Concept Focused BJJ - By Kit Dale and Nic Gregoriades Beyond technique is a DVD of 20 BJJ concepts which can be summarized as follows : Transitional Pressure When moving between positions, (sidemount, knee ride, north south, mount ) you want to maintain the pressure on your opponent at all times.At no point do you want to take the preassure off.  Constant pressure and control.   The Fisherman Like lifting your fishing rod up in the air before you begin to wind the reel to help land the fish. If you are in someones guard and they have grips on your sleeve stand up and posture with your legs and hips and then recover control of your sleeves by bringing them closer to your body. The opposite would be just trying to pull your arms in on their own. Instead let your legs, hips and posture be the fishing rod lifting up and then pull your arms in   The Quadrant “A four legged table is a stable base, a two legged table falls of its own accord” Consider an opponent on...

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