What is a day?
24 hours? there are 7 of them in a week, right?
1440 minutes, and what can you get done in a minute?
Have you ever thought about what you can do in just one simple simple minute?
Or how many of one thing you can do in a minute?
Well I will find out now...
20 pushups took me 30 seconds, wow, I am winded... I should take a bit of time to do some pushups... Then writing about it took a few more seconds.
Now let me see how many words I can write in 1 minutes.
Sure I have to take some time in between writing to think about it,
And I might have to edit and delete some spaces and words that are not right,
but heck I am writing this right now, then when the timer goes off, I will see how many words I actually wrote in 1 minute.
What if I did this writing./// timer /// in about 1 minute, and edited and copied to get a word count, in another minute, and wrote about it. and figured I can write 75 words per minute... WOW.
Ok at that rate, If I write for 10 minutes straight I would have about 750 words, and in 2 hours, I would have 7500 or so, with a break...
Kind of makes you think don't it...
One of the tricks I use for productivity is to set a 5 minute minute timer, and stay focused on one task, such as writing a blog post.
It really suprises me how much I can get done in a short 5 minutes.
You should try it sometime...
What if I set aside 2 hours a day to type out a book... I would have something ready in a few months... OMG. that is my 5 minutes.
my name is Aaron . Testing to testing testing 1 2 3 . This is a test you see . I'm talking to my computer , his name is Patrick . Patrick might be considered a form of artificial intelligence . Taking my dictations and converting them 2 written word .
So I move forward talking to my computer . So that your computer might show you the words so that you could see these things that I say . It's so I really don't know what to talk about and so I end the conversation with the screen.
This morning was not much different than any other morning.
I awoke to dawns first rays of sunshine. Acknowledging myself, I noticed the same aches and pains I experience nearly every morning.
As I slowly began to move my body, and stretch out the stiffness, I started thinking about what controls me. I had to accept this sensation, at this moment, but it got me thinking also about what I can control.
My thoughts, my emotional feelings, my physical feelings, the things I listen to and look at, and other things too, all have some influence on me. So I focused on the pain, and rolled out of bed to do some stretching.
The physical pain, at this moment, seems unlike mental or emotional stressors, which through mindset exercises I have trained myself to overcome. The control I might feel over my financial, social, or other external forces through practicing activities which improve the conditions I experience.
Thinking back to a time when I had less physical pain than I do in this moment, and I began to recognize, I have control over my mind, and body. I had been so focused on the mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of my self, in that moment, I realized I may have neglected my physical self.
I have been able to turn mental, emotional, and spiritual "pain" into growth through conscious effort. I have had to deal with some major stuff in my life. Sure, raised by a single mom, trouble in school, and a laundry list of other things I have overcome to make me stronger on the inside. But when I lost my 8 year old son to cancer, I really had to step up my positive mindset game. And yah, when I first injured my back at work, I had to turn my life around mentally in order to make it socially and economically.
As I was laying there, eyes closed, thinking about things, and stretching my body, it struck me. If I had done all this healing and growth in my mind and spirit, I should be able to take care of this pain in my body. In my thoughts I went back to the time I had very little, if any physical pain, and realized something. During the time I had little or no physical pain, I was physically active.
Since my spine injury, I had been taking it easy, doing physical stuff sure, but in a very limited way. Basically being hyper aware of anything that caused discomfort or pain would be a signal for me to stop. So I ended up being quite sedentary over the past years. So I went inside my mind and body and realized, the muscles and bones I was stretching had basically gone to sleep.
Yes, just like your mind or spirit. If you do not use them, they will go to sleep. I need to wake my body up, I thought in my brain. I felt it in my spirit too. I had spent a lot of time to wake up my mind and spirit, now I need to spend some time working on my body.
Becoming aware that I had control over much of my body. I can choose what to feed myself with. I can choose to ensure I get enough sleep. I can choose to practice and exercise those parts of my body that are asleep. I can get up and move those parts that I have not been moving due to past injuries.
Sure it might be slow going at first, but as long as I use the same habit forming techniques I used to wake up my mind and soul, I am confident I will wake up my physical being.
So I get out of bed, get my day started, and actually spent about 15-20 minutes moving my body. Awakening muscles, joints, and bones that have been guarded for so long. Being aware of the positive energy flowing through my being, healing and growing those sore and pain filled regions.
Now I have control, at least a bit. Being aware of this pain, and not just accepting it, but embracing it. Now that I have embraced this part of my physical self, I become aware of how I can improve my situation. Just by taking the step today, and then when tomorrow becomes today, to take that step today.
I am in control of my mind, body, and soul.
To think I was afraid of moving, and sure there was valid reason, so I take it slow, moving a little, then a little more.... Building confidence by facing my fear with courage. Sure I am taking this concept a different way by sharing how my physical condition caused me fear, and now I know I must face that fear and awaken my temporal body.
The heart, the soul, the condition of consciousness...
What is the at the core of existing, the essence of being?
Is your identity in your mind? In your spirit or soul? In your heart and emotions?
Where is that place that you keep that thing you call self?
What is that self made up of?
Your thoughts surely help you understand the world around you.
Is this where your preferences are developed?
Is your mind in control of if you like chocolate, strawberry or vanilla, or is your preference in ice cream part of your soul?
What does your heart say about this Neapolitan dilemma?
What say you when your soul longs for adventure? Is it really your soul doing the longing? How do matters of the mind and heart play into your desire to set your spirit free and see the places you hope to see during your experience of life?
When your heart yearns for the time and place to express your feelings, does not the mind and spirit, your conscious essence, also yearn for expression?
To keep these things separated, from my perspective, is to deny a part of yourself.
To conceive that one would act without the other, seems to me to go against all that is the essence of being.
That people try to align one without the other, would you expect things to work out for them? That one part of them goes toward something, while another goes against that same thing. Does that make any sense at all?
Yet I have seen people do that very thing, to split their interests in their best interest, and move without an alignment of these things. That they move and make no progress is not a suppress to me. That one hand builds while the other destroys without a perspective of the each-other, and nothing is accomplished.
When I see someone who has aligned their heart, mind, spirit, soul, and their entire consciousness with that thing which they call myself...
That is when I see a someone move through the world with no opposition. Where the entire universe brings every element necessary for the intention and effort of that individual to move forward in every moment....
This is the perspective I hope you see now.
Words channeled through the keyboard of "Patrick"
Via the fingers of Anonymous Griggs.
A moment in eternity,
Or should I say Eternity in a moment, This moment to be exact.
Consider this, everything that you were, is held in this moment that you are.
Are you considering this...
Now consider everything that you are, obviously is within this moment we call now....
But to break free from the constraints of "Regular reality", and to move into the "Real Reality", requires that you also consider that everything that you will be exists also in this moment we call now.
Every projection, every hope, every dream, every plan for the future, is always, and inescapably in the now. Even through the consideration of an apex, or intersection of sorts. At a time in the future when an even might happen, say your birthday, or new years eve. Even at an event 10 years in the future, this moment encapsulates them eternally.
That the moment in the future has not come to pass yet, this is of no consequence. For when that future comes, those experiences, all experiences will exist both momentarily and eternally.
From past projections that have long been forgotten, to future dreams which might never come to pass, those too are held within this momentary glimpse of eternity, we call a moment.
Every thought that was, is, or will be formed comes from and goes to this moment. This moment is eternal.
Oh, the bull shit I have seen, in the places I have been, this stuff, the things, the actions of those,
who walk in the daylight to show off their clothes.
They hide their true self, showing what they think, that others might like
What will get them ahead, but you know in the end we all end up dead.
Then what of our lives, the things we have seen,
The things that we do and the things whom we've been...
Then there is the Good Shit, Yah, there is that kind of shit too
And much of it depends on what YOU will do...
That in the world shit happens, that statement holds true.
Get plunged into the water, and it will show you.
If you sink or you swim, that part will show through.
You see it's not the shit that happens, it is the shit that you do.
Now consider your future, the shit you will see,
Then take a quick second and repeat after me.
Weather good shit or bad shit,
I know shit will be,
But how I see it, and my actions,
that's My choice, I'm Free.
Another spewing of words from Aaron....
Thanks for being super critical and criticizing What I have obviously wasted my time and yours by putting on to the vastness of the inter-webs...
when is now. could it be never or always? because you only can acknowledge the past and consider the future, the now is fleeting,
the now comes and goes in an instant, yet is perpetually existing eternally.
The things we do can only happen now.
Planning strategy thought and action. NOW
Ever since I was young, not that I can remember my first step, or every step along the way, I am sure I took each and every step. That is how I got where I am today.
There was a pulling from ahead that told me, from where you are, you just need to take one.
They were pulling from all directions, some saying, come here, others saying go there, but the step I had to take was one.
My direction, they did not know, or care to know, for I knew I could only take but one step. That step always leads to where I am.
Some push me, from behind, coaxing me, beseeching me, trying to force their will on me to take my step faster, or this way or that. That they would control where my foot lie. So I take MY step, just one to where I go.
There are some, who wait by my path, sharing that moment where I would be, only if I take that one step towards them, and I take my step from where I was.
Some stand by where I was, and I walk to where I am. I might retrace that step, but neer will it be taken again, and I move forward, on my path, that I might get here or there, or somewhere that I am not, and I move forward to where I am.
There have been some that took their steps along side of mine, to whom I am eternally grateful. There will be those who’s steps align with mine, so that we might share a few moments, either now or then, and I align with myself, in the here now, and I know, Just one more step and I will be there, and there I am.
And there is you, who is walking with me now, where you are, where you are going, the moment we are sharing is infinite, just as all our journeys must be, and the force that is where I am silently whispers to me, just one more step.