'Resolution' Chapter


Our habits don’t arise from any struggle. Did we have to fight to get into our bad habits? They arose from picturing, from feeling, from entertaining a notion. What would happen if you “imagined” you were happy? A resolution based in imagination instead of the thinking is much more fun. A good resolution is to imagine well.

“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.” Abraham Lincoln (American 16th US President (1861-65), who brought about the emancipation of the slaves. 1809-1865)

“How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them” Benjamin Franklin (American Statesman, Scientist, Philosopher, Printer, Writer and Inventor. 1706-1790)

Imagination Moves Actions

Many people think a resolution can succeed by force of will. Has anyone had that work? I remember a man saying that he had to quit smoking, just by being stubborn. He went back to smoking and died of lung… Seek More

Own Imagination

We all know people who plan well. The best planners are very “imaginative” people aren’t they? The poor planners usually can’t describe what they intend to have happen. They cannot visualise the end result. Some very good planners I know… Seek More

What is Reality?

With regular meditation practice, insight just comes. It isn’t from thinking, but it is hard to ‘understand’ with the thinking mind that insight can come from elsewhere. You’re using the ‘thinking’ to understand ‘not thinking‘, and this is why the… Seek More

Character and Vision

We incarnate in a particular form which has a particular receiving mechanism, and beyond that we cannot comprehend.  The form serves for a time until the tolerance of the receiving mechanism is exceeded. We are not in fact limited directly… Seek More

Nothing is Random

You know what I am resolved to? Resolution seems to be a place that the flipping coin finally rests. I find that this is an illusion. There seems to be no resolution. Only there are points where the coin flips to… Seek More

Our Foundation

The enlightened are called by a new term in modern psychology. They refer to it as being self actualized. My condition is in a sense an enforced nihilism. I am autistic, which means that my very sense impressions seem meaningless.… Seek More

Imaginative Resolution

Many people find the concept of resolution really confusing, or feel there is something wrong with them because it just doesn’t seem to work. It’s really pretty simple as most things are when you see the way of them. You resolve… Seek More

Brain and Mind State

It has been established that the brain hormones respond to neural or sensory stimuli. They are not separate from mind state. It has also been proven that the brain cannot tell the difference between the real and the vividly imagined.… Seek More

Trying Resolution

What would happen if you “imagined” you were happy? If you didn’t try to make yourself happy with your thinking? You just imagined you were happy? Do happy people say “I can’t deal with this?” Change what you imagine and… Seek More

Conditioned Trying

Trying and focusing are two different things? Yes they are. Your mind focuses all on its own. Sort of a need to know where you are, and what you are doing. “There is do and do not, there is no… Seek More