When you lived so little you tend to imagine you’re not going to die. But wasting your time concentrating on death is like watching a comedy and thinking only about the credits that are going to roll at the end. It’s a mistake of emphasis.
I like entering THAT magic field called “Eureka” enjoying the sweet lightness of being when you are the universe. My attitude creates my altitude and that makes me longitude my gratitude. Let me 'splan: Longitude spans all seven continents and so have I. Energy flow where attention goes. Sometimes, I get an incredible ROI, return on investment by being in the right place at the right time doing the right thing. I embarked on an unplanned trip and became:
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Beauty is Unity in Variety
When I rowed on the Charles River (1980), the state of flow was often triggered. It's that place where action and awareness merge, and you feel a tremendous amount of self control and focus. What is even more amazing is the total lack of emotion(s) in this spaciousness You can't create experiences like this, you undergo them.
The Secret is about results, flow is about process rather than achievement. The ends justify the means is about the outcome. Flow is means without ends-the joy is simply doing it, but doing it optimally is, nonetheless the consequence.
Travels Chemical Romance- DOPE-amine20,ooo Leagues Into My Brain, the 3lb Universe and The Travel Molecule
Flow is a lose of self but Peak experience(s) leave me with a sense of self. My brain makes me travel. Even thinking about leaving a port of call for some imagiNATION generates a roller coaster ride of flight and fantasy ---a flood of dopamine that signals to my body that something good has or is about to happen.
Dopamine is a swiss army knife that does a lot of jobs, but the thing Mr. Science notices most is that it regulates reward. When I travel to some far away place, it's a dopamine spike that's responsible for the thrill that follows. Drugs, legal and illegal-mimic the actions of dopamine in the brain. Dopamine is a chemical which makes us feel elated; crystal meth is so addictive because it releases dopamine. More than that, The brain images of drug addicts who are about to take another hit are indistinguishable from those of sailors who are at sea (I am making this up).
Peak Experiences provide water/landmarks of positive experiences that I can recall and savor throughout the rest of my life or as I have come to know it-the stopover between being and oblivion, that blissful repose of nothingness.
Mysticism and Exaggeration ---"Holy Cow!" hyperbole go together
PE's are those moments, gone in 60 seconds to a few minutes, where I feel my highest levels of happiness, synchronicity and promise. It's real magic where my consciousness becomes storyteller. The teachable moment being: PE's insinuate the recognition that my own powers are far greater than I imagined them to ever be.
I have had so many of these PE's while sailing. It's no stretch---Nature has a way of showing up and producing wonder, awe, or ecstasy.
Last Summer, for instance, in the Pacific Northwest. Peak Experiences are another way to describe the joy and elation that visit(ed) my life.
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Cash Flow-85 percent confusion and 15 percent commission
Shipwrecked- But I'm singing in the life boat
It's easy to meet expenses. Everywhere I go, there they are. Now that I am on land, Money is like my sixth sense – and, unfortunately I can’t make use of the other five without it.
The invention of the ship was also the invention of the shipwreck- Anytime I lives within my means I suffer from a lack of imagination.
The biggest addiction of them all is not drugs alcohol or caffeine. The biggest addiction is a monthly reoccurring salary. I wish I had that addiction right now, but I'm in financial rehab- Eating what I kill on 100% commission. Sure it tastes better but this kind of money is an event not a habit. I have a dream with a deadline: It's called a goal.
I find myself wanting everything, it is because I am dangerously close to wanting nothing.