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DECEMBER 9, 2011 12:26PM

Occupy 'merika: Begin Here

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  Review- Back to square "0"

  As a victim of intensive sales training - that I resisted with all of my being. I could not help but become trained. Every Monday for five years. All shooters, no matter how long they had been presenting the pitch, had to participate. Space reptitious learning.

       This is where we began every monday at 8:00 after a dangerous hour and a half drive to the studio. The regional Vp droned, "As you think, so you will feel, and as you feel, so you will act." As a person previously dedicated to fixing himself... with no plan for doing so, this did not seem complicated. But self application of  concepts is far more difficult than understanding them.

      How did I think? How do I think? How Will I think?

 I can tell you this --

No one is going to tell me how to think or what to think!

       But I did accept that thinking, feeling and acting are connected.

     I had chosen to particpate in this high pressure sales training becuase I had chosen to fix myself.  In order to make my pay, I had to produce, and so I practiced the program they taught us. I survived in an position that  two people a year out of about two hundred and fifty  held on to for more than six months. I hated every minute of the six days a week I worked for five years. I left that job thirteen years ago.

     How do we fix oursleves? How do we know we are broken?

      I know I am not fixed, because I allow culture (noise from the accumulated impact of egos and assholes on the planet) too much space in my universe - I am off balance. Back to square "0" to adjust my perspective away from constructs - my own perceptions of others projections. A course correction. Have you ever piloted a boat ? Hard staying on course. 

       The world will fix itslef only when we fix ourselves: When the vast majority of humanity finally grasps that they construct reality - by thinking, feeling and projecting the good, bad and ugly into our shrinking shared space - space that is shrinking because of  our thinking!

        I slow myself down, and see culture as a tiny subset of nature, and my universe becomes recentered - I  can separate truth from delusions that have found their way into my head or at least understand that my perception is bent as if  constructs (mine and others) were a prism that bends the truth that is nature and places culture in false light - that floods out truth - noise.

         I fail and try again. Back to square "0".

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Very philosophical piece. I like the idea of returning to center and square "0." R.
Very nice. Center is where the strength and balance is. R
I just walked to get my first groceries here in Florida and made it back with my back pack full.
Yes, we need to start over at 0 and begin afresh Snow.
I figger doing without a car to put gas in is a new thing for me and not supporting big oil is a way to start.
Lead on commander...I am ready and able dear....
I need to find my zero. Help.
Makes one think, and that is the point. R
At least you escaped from the cult of high pressure sales.