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    Mind Power Daily Exercises

    I last read John Kehoe's "Mind Power" when I was a teenager, just out (dropped out) of school - Around 12 years ago when I was 16. (Eish time flies).

    I'm revisiting Mind Power now and, this time, I'm making sure that I do the exercises and I'm trying to make them a part of my daily life.

    The first exercise is to suddenly and frequently, throughout the day, stop what you're doing and observe your thoughts. I wrote "observe" on my hand to remind me to do this.

    John says that, if you do this, you will notice 3 important things about your mind:
    1. It is in constant motion. There's no off-switch.
    2. It is the great trickster. (Making you worry about things that'll never happen, etc)
    3. There is a lot of useless thought going on inside us.


    You might know this already but doing the exercise, John says, will give you the first-hand experience of it and that will give you the DESIRE to change it.

    I don't remember the next steps and John recommends that you do each exercise before proceeding, so give this a shot with me.

    Make a note on your hand and experience this today. I'll come back tomorrow with the next exercise.
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    I excercise my mind 10 times a day: Mostly push ups - I just think; up down up down up down up down....
    How easily someone is offended is directly proportional to how stupid they are.
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    I do a lot of mind exercises. I jump to conclusions...
    Excellence is not a skill; its an attitude...

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    After observing his thoughts for a whole day Julius Malema was heard saying that he felt that it was a waste of time because it was just like looking down an empty well (he did actually say longdrop - but that isn't considered to be politically correct).
    How easily someone is offended is directly proportional to how stupid they are.
    ~GS Elevator

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    Hi Norri,
    Sounds like an interesting book! Tell me something is there a PDF free version somewhere in cyberspace? If so, A link will be appreciated!
    “The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it.” Karl Marx
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    LOL guys, highly entertaining :P

    Vanash, no it's not free. You can pick up a copy of his book at any book store or visit http://robinbanks.co.za/ to buy his programs.

    Enjoy!
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    I love reading books even though I don't have much time to read, but I got this specific book about a month ago and it's great. It all makes sence and etc the major thing is to apply what you've learned. Knowlege is not power, applied knowledge is power.
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    And the Zen master said to his student:

    To exercise the mind one has to cast it aside, for all can only be experienced within an empty vessel. Just as a bucket can only be filled if the lid has been removed.
    How easily someone is offended is directly proportional to how stupid they are.
    ~GS Elevator

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    Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance - Confucius
    Adrian your new signature is great.
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    Kehoe says something similar to that. Just heard it in today's session...

    True wisdom comes when you realise how little you know.

    (Or something like that. The idea being that you're only wise if you accept that there's so much still to learn.)
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