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Tuesday, 27 January 2015

My tale of “Oh woe, woe and thrice woe”

 Photo by M'reen
This is not one of the pot-holes from Blackburn Lancashire made famous by the Beatles.
I was born in Blackburn, Lancashire. 

“Oh woe, woe and thrice woe”. Frankie Howard.
M’reen’s tale of woe L

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I rarely drive at night.
On Wednesday my Sat Nav conspired to find four different routes to the wrong side of a closed road causing me to arrive back 1 hour and forty four minutes later than expected.
Two nights later after a series of manoeuvres that simply should not have happened I found myself on an unlit, single track road. I sent up a plea, ‘look after me’ and ‘don’t let me meet anyone.’
Remember that Midas knew what he meant and got what he asked for.
My wheel went down a 4 ¼, 11cm inch pothole and the car was not safe to drive further.
I was in a mobile black-spot and had no earthly idea where I was
as in this part of the world the roads follow the criss cross paths of the ancient past.
So much so that when I finally got home the breakdown people and police
couldn’t locate my car’s position on their internet maps.
Prior to this I had contemplated an uncomfortable night;
at least it was not raining or freezing and the bogies were outside.
I would be in a bright yellow car on a single track road with NO LIGHTS!
Now I really wanted someone to drive down that road that only had passing places
that had been carved out by the many cars that had needed them.
Now I sent up intentions that someone would drive along that lonely track.
Fortunately it was not a mad axe murderer that stopped but a lovely couple
who knew the area really well and they not only rescued me but also took me home.
Obviously I offered money recognising that no actual amount could cover their kindness
so I offered my skills as a hypnotherapist.
As it happened they had unfortunate needs for my skills.
But why???
I’ve ‘met’ numerous people who have been ‘sent’ to me and so I work fee free;
but in the past it has never cost me anything to work with them.
Was my purpose answered?
I asked to be looked after so I needed a situation whereby I needed looking after!
Thrice woe? The friends close by could not help me in the following few days.
When I finally received the help I needed I had to go back to the venue I attended
before re-tracing the road to find my car pulled into the side.
And thrice woe? I couldn’t claim compensation because my car was just outside of the MOT date
this was pot-hole Friday and my car was booked in for a test on the following Tuesday.
Nor was it financially viable to claim my breakdown excess.
So in the future I no longer politely drive slowly on the left but drive in the middle of the road.
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To quote the Dr Seuss himself, “The more that you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn; the more places you'll go.”

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Simply enjoy this flower

Simply enjoy this flower 
with its very special little drop
of magic and promise.
M'reen

Monday, 19 January 2015

A man and his dogs.

This magazine cover has a couple of family stories. M'reen

A Shepherd.
Will Mitton

A shepherd boy am born
To tend sheep all forlorn
Up hill and dale on open moor
Who on earth could ask for more
An when my dogs run wayout wide
To gather sheep that wish to hide
All through the night with lambs to tend
Thain mostly born as might will end
Soon tis morn ‘bout four o’clock
Skylark, grouse, the old woodcock
An when my day’s work comes to an end
I hope my ashes they will send
Up into’t heather wear wife’s are scattered
A shepherd’s life was all that mattered.

The spelling has been somewhat corrected but most of us are dyslexic.

Dad carved the shepherd’s crook out of a ram’s horn
and he straightened the shank from a tree of the hedgerow.
There are ‘rules’ governing a good crook, the only one I can remember
is that the span was that of a man’s hand, roughly four inches / 10cm
He often carved decorative crooks and became so regarded
that he was a regular judge at the local Country Fairs.
The first time he went to a trial he was so nervous that he couldn’t whistle
so he made himself a whistle out of a piece of folded tin with a little hole in the fold.
During one trial he gave the dog the wrong instruction,
his dog looked back at him and then did the job it was trained to do.
Dogs can be trained to International standard and this becomes a ‘pedigree’
and the dog’s dad sold were worth a lot of money.
When I was a child I heard my dad talking ‘sheep’ with another farmer;
I understood ‘and’ and ‘with’ of this strange language.

Wikipedia while interesting doesn’t tell much about crooks

You have the option of making a shepherds crook.

The crook is a great stick for hill walking as its length makes it easier to climb down steeps hills better. The crook is great to pull down fruit tree branches, catch sheep, geese etc. and for carrying your 'doggie bag' when taking Rover on his walks too!

A Man And His Dog is a popular British TV programme that covers the sheep dog trials
as closely as any sport.

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To quote the Dr Seuss himself, “The more that you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn; the more places you'll go.”

Monday, 12 January 2015

How to let go of Pain/Fear/Anger in 60 seconds

Have you ever held on to something that you didn't want to? Maybe this "something" causes you stress or anger 
and prevents you from living a happy, fulfilling life. This might be a new perspective to you that could be useful.

Thursday, 8 January 2015

This Is How You Can Develop A Highly Successful Mind

I chose this photo I took in Bury St Edmund's as it shows what you can achieve with practice
from the individual to the Corporate both local, national and international. M'reen

This Is How You Can Develop A Highly Successful Mind
Jake McSpiritsave
You want to be successful, but you don’t know how.
So you read all about the success of other individuals.
You got lost in the world of tips, tricks, and courses for success.
None of them worked for you.
At the end of it you were still left wondering, “what is it that I don’t have?”
You’re still looking now.
You’ve exhausted your edition of Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell.
You’ve been through hours of listening to those motivational coaches say,
“never give up, and you’ll get what you want!”
You’ve done it all, and nothing is working.
You’re sick of it, right? You want something that you can start doing RIGHT NOW. 
You don’t want the “never give up” speech again.
So here is the reality.
Success is something within you.
It’s your daily habits. Your morning routines. What you spend your time doing.
It’s not these tips and tricks that others try to sell you, it’s the way you view the world!
Don’t give up hope.
Here’s 10 habits that you can adopt that will form a successful mind.

1.       Start to Accept Changes
Change is the one constant you can rely on in life.
When all else fails you, you can bet that change will be lurking around the corner.
With this in mind, wouldn’t it be a smart thing to finally squash that fear of change all together?
Successful people are able to adapt to change. They need to be. If one idea fails, which many will, the successful mind can take that and adapt to the changes presented by the situation.
But how do you accept change?
The way you always have, you just get on with it. Know that it’s there, it’s happening all the time, 
and don’t let it catch you off-guard. Plan for it, expect it, embrace it, and use it to your advantage.

2.       Start to Set Goals
Not just any goals, but achievable goals. You know when you draw up a check-list,
and you tick each individual little job off it? Think back to the feeling of each of those ticks. 
Think about how relieving it is. Think about how empowered and motivated you feel for the next job.
It’s a pretty damn good feeling, right? Then staring at that completed list at the end of the day, knowing that you’ve accomplished everything you wanted to do for that day.
Make your goals that size. Reach your goals every day. Allow that momentum to build,
and empower you, every single day! (But don’t forget to schedule your empty check-list days too.)
Also, a study done by Gail Matthews, PhD at Dominican University, seems to support the idea
that writing goals is scientifically proven to make us more successful!

3.       Start to Commit to Things
Get rid of those commitment fears. If you want to be successful, you have to commit to things.
A new job, a new partner, a new exercise regime, a new magazine subscription, 
whatever it is — you need to commit!
If you can’t commit when things are going well, you’re going to abandon ship 
and run a mile the moment you hit some turbulence. This won’t lead you to success. It can’t.
You’re not sticking around long enough to reach it.
There’s no real easy way to do this. Though weighing up the cost of the commitment
versus the rewards can often be a good start. Regardless, however you decide to face up to it,
the end result is the same. You start committing.

4.       Start to Identify Your Purpose
A purpose is the fast-track to success. With your purpose in mind,
much like the achievable goals, all that hard work seems a lot more appealing to overcome.
When things get rough you can just sit there and say, “Why are you doing this again?”
and your purpose will always serve as the motivation you need.
So how do you find your purpose? Answer these simple questions (brutal honesty required):
Who are you?
What do you want from life?
What is it you have that others will benefit from receiving?
How are you going to get there?

5.       Start to Believe in You and Your Goals
It’s timeless advice really. You’ve heard it a million times before,
but this time you need to let it sink in.
If you want to be successful, you have to believe in yourself.
Don’t believe in yourself because it’s your destiny to be successful.
Don’t believe in yourself because you’ve got a foolproof plan.
Don’t believe in yourself because you really want it.
These are fairy tales spun to us, with no real serving purpose whatsoever.
Believe in yourself because you know that you’re going to put in the work.
Believe in yourself because you know, as long you’re still breathing by tomorrow,
that you will continue to work towards where you want to be.
Believe in yourself because you know you’ll overcome the next hurdle you’re presented with.
With this level of self-belief, anything is achievable.
You just have to keep going until you get there.

6.       Start to Cultivate Patience
Another timeless piece of advice, inexcusable to leave out of anything discussing success.
You need to have patience.
Yes some things can happen overnight, but these are often the smaller successes.
It doesn’t matter what it is you want to achieve, knowing how to wait will be a part of it.
A successful blog doesn’t launch with thousands of subscribers overnight.
A powerful novel doesn’t get written in a day.
A superstar fitness model doesn’t miraculously gain his or her physique in 24 hours.
Success takes time. You just have to keep taking every step you can towards it.

7.       Start to Identify Your Downfalls (Then Do Something about Them)
No successful mind is successful if it cannot see where it falls short.
It is only in the identification of the shortcoming
that it could ever have the potential to be addressed.
Many people are their own worst critic though, so it’s not hard to see what needs work.
The hard part is putting in the work.
Knowing you’re lazy and doing something about the laziness are two very different things.
To be successful you would have to identify that laziness, and then adopt a proactive solution to it. Just saying, “yeah I’m lazy,” isn’t going to get the work done.
The last, and maybe the hardest, part to it all is showing yourself compassion.
You’re not going to get it absolutely perfect first try. That’s okay. You’ve got a lot of time left.
As long as you’re actually doing something about your downfalls, other than complaining,
you’re probably ahead of most.

8.       Start to Identify the Growth in ‘Failure’
Do you know what almost every successful person has in common?
They’ve failed.
Dr. Seuss was rejected by 27 publishers. Stephen King threw his career-launching manuscript
in the trash, though luckily his wife pulled it out. Walt Disney was told he had no imagination.
Did any of these give up?
Well okay, Stephen King did for a moment, but the point is they failed and didn’t give up.
Instead here they are, names known by almost every household.
These failures only ever spurred them on to become incredibly successful people.
So see your ‘failure,’ learn from it, grow from it, and come back better.
The only thing stopping you from trying again is you.

9.       Start to Practice Emotional Creativity
Emotional creativity, better known as empathy, is the backbone of success.
To be able to relate, to put yourself in someone else’s shoes,
is what makes you a successful human being.
There’s various reasons why, such as:
To be able to serve people what it is they want, which is the key to many successful businesses
and careers, you have to relate to their situation. If you lack the emotional creativity
to empathize with their situation, you won’t connect well with them.
If you’re on your pursuit for success and you’re going to have to climb over some people’s heads, how are you going to stay human doing that? By relating to them.
Are you willing to crush other people to get where you want to be? Can you live with that decision? You’ll only know by empathizing.
Successful people, at least many of them, are likable. They’re likable because you can relate to them. You can relate because they’re creative enough, emotionally, to appeal to you!
Plus, just as a general benefit, empathy makes you a better human being overall.
Putting yourself in someone’s situation is going to lead to better behavior, from you,
when it comes to dealing with said people.
If you’re not sold on empathy, just read this Psychology Today piece.

10 Start to Meditate
With the madness of success comes the desperate need for peace.
As a successful person, you’ll likely be making stressful decisions every day.
If you can’t manage that stress, it’ll dominate you.
Luckily, meditation is here for successful you. With empirically proven health benefits,
as outlined in this JAMA article, it’ll help reduce the stress and anxiety of being successful!
So take a couple of minutes out of your day, and really let go.
Hit the pause button on everything. It’ll all still be there when you come back,
but find time to really just be with yourself. Otherwise that stress could eat you alive.
So there it is. Now all you’ve got to do is put them into practice.
Are you ready for success?
Let us know your top tips for the successful mind below.

http://www.lifehack.org/articles/productivity/this-how-you-can-develop-highly-successful-mind.html

Perhaps you’d like to check out my sister blogs:
www.ourinnerminds.blogspot.com              this takes advantage of the experience and expertise of others. 
www.turbochargedreading.blogspot.com     describes the steps to reading in the way your mind prefers.
www.happyartaccidents.blogspot.com        just for fun.
Facebook group: Advanced Reading Skills
To quote the Dr Seuss himself, “The more that you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn; the more places you'll go.”