Sunday, March 6, 2011

Some old notes I had from 2008.......oddly put into a folder named only "book"

Written 2008….notes for book??? Or more random ramblings…..
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Well its 0700, i have been up since 0530, while this in turn is not shocking (lord knows i have done worse to my body in the past). I figure it is time i taught myself how to be a better person.
So welcome to the Journey.

I'm sorry if the terms i use in this book feel very "Engineer-like", but that is what i am. I walked away with my Bachelors and enough hands on skills to take on the world. How little did i know that I would become my own worst enemy in terms of my own future progress? That brings me to my first topic :

Resistance:
Contrary to most beliefs resistance is not the ability to stop things.
It is actually the ability to slow things.
So how does this translate to your life? We'll to put it nicely Human
resistance is the ability (whether you want it or not) to slow things as
they pass through you.
Human resistance however due to materials that make us up, changes. So while
one day you may be massively affected by something that is presented to you,
you may become hardened to these items in future. It is all relative to your
perspective at the time. This change in resistance can make grown men cry and
sweet women cruel.
A visual example of living resistance is that of a river bed. A river bed is
forever changing. Some days its collects more resistance in the forms of silt,
tree branches, river rocks changing position, even kids slowing up the river
flow for fun. But likewise every year, in the wet seasons a massive flood
washes down the river and often removes all excess resistance from the bed.
As humans we are not so lucky, we can quite often collect resistance and
store it for many years. And just like a river collecting excess resistance,
we eventually end up with a dam - blocking all flows through us.
This brings me to the next topic, directly related to resistance : conductivity.
Conductivity is the science of breaking resistance, allowing things to flow through or past you. The best saying I have ever heard on manipulating conductivity was by the hong kong great, bruce lee. Bruce states `you must become fluid like water...if water goes into a glass water becomes the glass.`
This means that you need to be able to change when situations change. You need to be dynanic AND flexible. You need to be water. You need to conduct in your chosen environment.
The downside of conductivity is the fact that people can also become weak. With a lack o their own resisatance. To looks back a bruces thoery. What good is a cup of water chucked in the ocean.
So now its sounding complicated
The reality in life is a lot of things sound difficult but in reality they are simpler then you have percieved them. Very few things in history are achievable by savants alone.
Tiger woods is not the greatest golfer there will always be.

It has been a while since I have updated here but here is the basic rundown. I left hvpower for no reason but leaving NZ for a job I Aussie. The money was not better. But I was getting to safe...... But opening a can of worms is an understatement to how tough it’s been. But I know what I know. And most of the time lessons are learnt the hard way.

So with that said today’s term is... Serenity.
Contrary to what you are thinking. Serenity is not always a good think. For two reasons as there are two versions of serenity. The achievable and the unachievable. Achievable serenity is the kind where you have to do nothing and it appears. When I was young and stupid - I could achieve this on daily basis. At the time I was growing. Trading and taking drugs. I was troubled by my home life at te time and while I needed to be calm a collected around my peers a family. I was losing it inside. Drugs gave me the calm serenity I needed. But took away more than I could imagine. They took away my drive to achieve greater tasks. To pass my comfort zone. I was not going backwards by any means. But I would never go forward either. I had reached achievable serenity. The good balanced the bad and all was right with the world.

Unachievable serenity is the kind where you get o satisfaction at all. A lot of people will tell you that you can achieve anything at all. I'm going to tell you that if you try you may lose it all.
When I was a child I hated heights. This was fear nothing more or less. But a fear that told me that I could achieve nothing to do with heights. But if I ignored that fear. Attempted Everest and died who would have said "maybe that was a bad idea because he was scared".

But alas I digress. My key points here are you fears most of the times are the opposites of your ambitions. If a fear is found fundamental to you - it may be there for a reason. See if you can find an alternative rather than always conquer you fear. You may find that the alternative is your nice. Rather than bastardising your goals so that you achieve "a pass" in something you had no interest in, in the first place.
I bet the guy named Jesus made a really crap carpenter do his fear of being told what to do. Who knows - maybe he walked on water because he could not swim?

Either way if Jesus was to die a man in serenity. He was not going to do it via building a nice house.
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