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Attachment

by DW Green — June 12, 2024

The source of pain is not the belief system itself but one’s attachment to it and the inflation of its imaginary value.

Attachment is the process whereby the suffering of loss occurs, irrespective of what the attachment is to or about: whether internal or external; whether object, relationship, social quality, or aspects of physical life. The ego perpetuates itself through its elaborate network of values, belief systems and programs. Needs thus arise that gain more energy as they become embellished and elaborated, sometimes to the point of fixation.The source of pain is not the belief system itself but one’s attachment to it and the inflation of its imaginary value. The inner processing of attachments is dependent on the exercise of the will, which alone has the power to undo the mechanism of attachment by the process of surrender. This may be subjectively experienced or contextualized as sacrifice, although it is actually a liberation. The emotional pain of loss arises from the attachment itself and not from the “what” that has been lost.

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Don’t Let Your Attention Slide

by DW Green — May 29, 2024

Attention is a habit…

David Meyer, a cognitive scientist at the University of Michigan, stated: “Einstein didn’t invent the theory of relativity while he was multitasking at the Swiss patent office.” It came after, when he really had time to focus and study. Attention matters—and in an era in which our attention is being fought for by every new app, website, article, book, tweet, and post, its value has only gone up.Attention is a habit, and letting your attention slip and wander builds bad habits and enables mistakes.You’ll never complete all your tasks if you allow yourself to be distracted with every tiny interruption. Your attention is one of your most critical resources. Don’t squander it!

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Haragei

by DW Green — May 22, 2024

The most important factors in communication are honesty and intent.

In Japan, there is a tradition known as haragei, which refers to the subtle communication that occurs between people through chemistry, facial expressions, body language, and intuition. It has been proven that a significant percentage of all communication between humans takes place at this unconscious level. In haragei, the most important factors in communication are honesty and intent.

If you are concealing something, no matter how adept you think you are at hiding it, it will always be communicated at an unconscious level. Even if we override our own intuition, the hidden factor will eventually surface at some point in the relationship, often leading to a crisis.

Just as in haragei, honesty and intent are paramount in all aspects of life and communication. When we communicate with sincerity and truthfulness, we build trust and foster deeper connections with others. On the other hand, when we conceal our true intentions or feelings, we create barriers and undermine the foundation of our relationships.

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Gentleness

by DW Green — May 15, 2024

Gentleness simply makes life easier.

Though gentleness may be labeled soft and weak, it is one of the most powerful forces in the universe. True gentleness means that we learn to temper our words, thoughts and actions. When we are gentle towards others, it does not mean that we allow them to walk all over us. It simply means that when we decide to take a stand in anything, we do so with respect towards others. By adding a soft touch to our doings, we create curves where there are hard edges and we trigger smiles instead of frowns. Gentleness simply makes life easier.The most challenging practice of gentleness is to apply it to oneself. We need to let go of our self-judgements and quit being so hard on ourselves. We can hold ourselves to the highest standards, yet we can still forgive ourselves for our fallibility. For me, much easier said than done!

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Fartesque

by DW Green — May 7, 2024

In business, you can plan, prepare, strategize, and execute, but trying to force or control an outcome often backfires.

Let’s face it, farts can be amusing…at least the audible portion. The sounds range from a soft whisper to an elaborate orchestral performance. Oddly enough, the accompanying smell, regardless of the volume, can be equally pungent! Farts, like life, just happen. But when you try to force, control or resist one, embarrassing situations tend to occur.In business, you can plan, prepare, strategize, and execute, but trying to force or control an outcome often backfires. With this fart analogy, I may be pushing things too far. Allow me to move in a different direction…Ultimately, being true to yourself, doing your best, providing meaningful solutions to customers, connecting with them emotionally, and differentiating your offerings are what matter most. Don’t get too hung up on forced metaphors or gimmicks. Focus on authentic value.

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Worried or Annoyed

by DW Green — May 1, 2024

Living life is indeed a challenge, but living an illusion is untenable.

Recently, I read the following quotes that seem to convey the same message – allowing fear and illusion to influence our behavior. The problem is, we don’t always recognize the truthfulness of our own thoughts.“The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work.” – Robert Frost“Hunger and exhaustion are physically based. But being annoyed is a concoction based on expectations and the stories we tell ourselves. We can change the story if we try.” – Seth GodinLiving life is indeed a challenge, but living an illusion is untenable. We must learn to discern truth from the fears and fictions that can cloud our minds. Questioning the basis of our thoughts and emotions, rather than blindly accepting them, allows us to break free from cycles of needless worry and self-deception. Only by confronting the stories we tell ourselves can we hope to align our perceptions with reality.

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For The Love Of Love

by DW Green — April 24, 2024

What we affirm in others, we actually affirm in ourselves.

Seems like the world could use a huge dose of LOVE right now!With love we are heartfelt, generous, nurturing, affectionate, steadfast, and forgiving. Love is protective, collaborative, uplifting, holistic, and gracious. Love is characterized by warmth, gratitude, appreciation, humility, completion, vision, and purity of motive. Love is a way of being.Everyone has the opportunity to contribute to the beauty and harmony of the world by showing kindness to all living things and, thereby, supporting the human spirit. That which we freely give to life flows back to us because we are equally part of that life. Like ripples on the water, every gift returns to the giver. What we affirm in others, we actually affirm in ourselves.Love is a core value of DW Green Company. Remaining mindful of loving behavior is crucial during challenging times.

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B.S.

by DW Green — April 17, 2024

Be concerned with how you are treating others.

Are managers overly concerned about whether or not their employees “like them”? It’s a philosophy of life question that everyone needs to answer for him or herself. A question that needs to be answered whether one is in a leadership position or not. To me it’s an integrity question.If you strip away the ego B.S. that shows up everyday…power, authority, company politics, control, judgment and approval…life is about choices. On how we choose to react to what happens to us. You can choose to accept the situation, try to change it or leave. Choosing which way to respond is both simple and difficult. It is the awareness of the choice you are making that’s important. If you choose to accept an uncomfortable, difficult or demeaning situation then at least you know you are making a conscious decision to do so. When your personal integrity is at stake, you will eventually do what is best for who you are as a person.Rather than worrying yourself with how others are treating you, just be concerned with how you are treating others.

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Fairness and Justice

by DW Green — April 10, 2024

We are not responsible for all that befalls us.

I offer what has surprised me when thinking of fairness and justice: that life is not fair, but unending in its capacity to change us; that compassion is fair and feeling is just; and that we are not responsible for all that befalls us, only for how we receive it and how we hold each other up along the way.Live today. Remove all blame from your vocabulary. Catch yourself when you find yourself using your past history as a reason for your failure to act today, and instead say, “I am free now to detach myself from what used to be.”Yep. Life is life, and it unfolds on its own accord. We can only control our reaction to what happens to us.

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Did You Know?

by DW Green — April 3, 2024

The American Indian is greatly honored everywhere.

The impact of Native American spirituality had a profound effect on the founding fathers of the Constitution of the United States in that the Congress is almost an exact replica of the political structure of Iroquois Nation. WOW!In more recent times, that Native American spirituality has been weakened by politicians and resultant exploitation. In reality, the American Indian is greatly honored everywhere. Whole states, cities, rivers, mountains, and great lakes are named after them. The greatest sports teams, noted for courage and bravery, proudly carry their name; yet, the political distortion is to declare that such honors are really defamations and politically incorrect. How such glory could be misconstrued as an indignity is beyond comprehension, but it demonstrates how truth gets distorted into its opposite for political gain.

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