Archive for the ‘thinking’ Category

Seeking the Future

September 26, 2007

No need to seek – it is coming.  The other day I realized that I’ve played a game of brinkmanship with my life (yesterday, we couldn’t get our safe open and I said we were now playing Brinksmanship)  When I look at my family’s history, I can see how I inherited this – It’s a game of “don’t worry, something will turn up”  and it always did and now I can say it always has.

But as I study the Law of Attraction, I see that I’m creating this every day – even by just speaking of it.  Well, this is the end of that conversation.  Don’t know what damaging conversations you have, maybe that you’re unaware of.  Here are some things that will eliminate them, replace them with fruitful conversations – gratitude, appreciation, love — hanging out with people who will reinforce the ‘other’ thoughts, the other conversations.  I used to think I didn’t know these ‘other’ people.  Create them; they’re there and they’re waiting for you.

The Success Principles

September 16, 2007

I invite you to participate in the second “Success Principles” workshop. This has proven to be an exceptional introduction to the benefits of coaching as well as a valuable refresher course, if you are already familiar with coaching.I have had incredible and valuable feedback from the people who are in the current Workshop and want to extend this invitation to you.

Send an email to to register.

I’m also redesigning my website to reflect these changes – – but it will be a day or two.

July 27th, 2007 – Reading

July 27, 2007

I finally gave up the pretense that I can see ok.  I intend that I will again – but not now.  My left eye can’t see the E and my right eye needs lots of correction – I’ve written about this… And very few books that I want to read are published in large, readable fonts.

So – in an hour I’m getting a full page magnifying glass.  It could be said that I’m creating my reading, but the simpler explanation is this — Stop complaining and do something.

July 25th, 2007 Eating

July 25, 2007

I have dealt with the conflict between what I like to eat and the way I ‘should’ eat for most of my life.  My first diet was when I was 14 – that was to lose weight – but the conflict has never stopped.  Now I know a lot more and I really want to eat the way I should eat.  And I’m getting better at choosing.  Last night I made a big choice –

I finally got it about milk.  Do you know we’re the only species that drinks another species’ milk?  And pasteurization kills whatever value it may have – We kill all the beneficial bacteria – we cook the milk before we store it.  Why?  Because it will stay around longer to be sold.  I’ve used goat milk for 30+ years because its formulation is very close to breast milk – but it’s still pasteurized.

What’s worse is that I use it in coffee.  The combination of milk and coffee produces something that’s neither when it goes through the body – It ends up as a kind of sludge – particularly hard to digest – adds weight, slows metabolism, …

So as of today – no more milk

Writing for the Century

July 16, 2007

I spent last weekend with the luminaries of the ‘transformational world.’ Seems only Werner Erhard was missing (He was one of my first and set my course).  Too bad.  I somehow have escaped Information Overload.  I will let it in (and let it out) in trickles… so it’s all there.

Interesting how almost every speaker at the Seminar of the Century validated the Law of Attraction in their own lives – Bob Proctor, Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, .., etc.
Of course, the emphasis was on wealth and success – And it ain’t necessarily so.

I’m giving a telesemina on Wenesday, July 18th (7:30 EDT).  You can register on my website . It’s about my growing experience with the Law.

All I know is that the more I talk, the more of you will listen, particularly where my commitment is to provide growing value for you.

Useful Quote

The Law of Attraction is not about money, it’s about living in harmony with yourself.
nancy lipp

Laws and Speculation

June 25, 2007


Interested in The Law of Attraction? I ‘m offering a free teleclass  on Wednesday July 18th, at 7:30 EDT (email me that you’ll attend).  I’ll be sharing my experiences and there’ll be plenty of time for questions.

I’ve started a Forum on my website so that you can post topics or questions on the Law of Attraction.

Laws and Speculation

I recently wrote:  The way the Law of Attraction works is that you ask for something and the universe creates circumstances that allow you to have it.

This seems like arrant nonsense – magical thinking.  Besides, you object, I ask for things all the time and don’t get them. So this law doesn’t work.

Unlike the Law of Gravity, controlled experiments and measurements don’t apply here.  And it is a law; it always operates.  We do know that everything is energy and that this energy is matched by the universe.  But what we don’t fully understand is how to focus, how to concentrate – certainly how to measure that energy.  There are courses and practices that help – and this is still early on in our understanding.

We are complex beings and we’re always changing.  We are capable of having contradictory thoughts and feelings – and they change.  So if we think ‘A’ but we are not pure in that thought, we may well be calling in the underlying circumstance; we may get the opposite.

And we have only a glimmer of understanding of how this is for individuals – Its real value lies in discovering how communities and societies can focus these energies and sustain their focus.

Useful Quotes

A speculator is a man who observes the future, and acts before it occurs. 
Bernard M. Baruch

All the interests of my reason, speculative as well as practical, combine in the three following questions: 1. What can I know? 2. What ought I to do? 3. What may I hope?
Immanuel Kant

Law is mind without reason

Feeling Blah

June 11, 2007

Feeling Blah

It’s the middle of June and 70+ degrees and summer still seems imaginative.  It’s Sunday and I have this to do and that to do.  Frankly, I’m grumpy.  I have a serious attack of the I-don’t-wannas.  Worse, I read the newspaper and that is usually a depressing idea – no, a depressing reality.

Fortunately, I have a wife who won’t abide me in this mood for more than a paragraph or so and she always says whatever I need to hear to wake me up (often something as subtle as, “Michael – Wake up!”)  So that’s what I’m thinking about – the idea of waking up.

There’s no accounting for being in a blah-mood.  I mean, there are reasons.  But there are always reasons, no better than today’s and no worse than today’s.  There are also reasons for not being in that discouraging mood, no better and no worse than all the others.  Having a ‘reason-scale’ makes no sense.  I have never heard of anyone ever changing a mood by logic.

This is one subject for the teleclass I’m giving [7:30-8:30 July 16th] I have some suggestions and I want to hear yours — I’ll be promoting this class for the next few weeks.

For me, there is one question that never fails to wake me up.  And that is, “Who am I being?” or “Who do I want to be?”  I always have a choice.  I can be my moods, which change more frequently than the weather, or I can be my choice.

For most of us this is hard – choice? –Choose what?  I’m lucky that way.   I have said what my choice will be.  I choose love and contribution, wisdom and harmony.  When I don’t see one of those things going on at the moment I’ll at least see what I can do that manifests or includes some of them, like writing this.

I’ve also started a Forum on my website.

Michael Lipp, The Contribution Coach

Useful Quotes

The art of living does not consist in preserving and clinging to a particular mood of happiness, but in allowing happiness to change its form without being disappointed by the change, for happiness, like a child, must be allowed to grow up”
Charles Morgan

To achieve the mood of a warrior is not a simple matter. It is a revolution. To regard the lion and the water rats and our fellow men as equals is a magnificent act of a warrior’s spirit. It takes power to do that.”
Carlos Castaneda

On a bad day, I have mood swings – but on a good day, I have the whole mood playground
Charles Rosenblum

Nothing lifts me out of a bad mood better than a hard workout on my treadmill. It never fails. To us, exercise is nothing short of a miracle

What is Reason? – May 25, 2007

May 25, 2007

What you and I call logic exists in a black and white world – We reason from what is known – We use what is known to discover the heretofore unknown.  That is logic.  That is mathematics.  In math we use a sequence that goes from definitions to postulates to theorems and corollaries and when we’re stuck, we repeat at the next level.

Unfortunately, that’s not the way to find truth. 

It’s certainly not wrong to reason that way – it’s sometimes necessary.  We have to make simplifying assumptions.  We have to make postulates and go from there.  We have to operate from them and then go from there – as if they were true.

What we do wrong is that we forget the as if part and that can be dangerous – We stop testing or throw out the very minor things that don’t fit in.  We try to fit the world into an artificially constructed system of explanations. 

On a very simplistic level very few mathematicians are familiar or adept with Riemannian Geometry (which is not Euclidean Geometry.)  We deviate in the very first year and learn a geometry of planes and parallel lines,  These work locally, but this is not the geometry of the world and we forget.

We have to start with the world and from there use our systems of logic.  Unfortunately, we don’t do that – maybe don’t even know how to do that

It would work if we already knew everything – except a few things –  But because our systems are based on arificial constructs, we don’t know what really matters, what, if anything is causal, what is significant.

There are things that are black and white.  I think you are either pregnant or not – no almosts here.  There are incontrovertible facts about history – but they are, at best, indicative of trends, of probabilities.

We need to start with an assumption of physical reality and use our systems to go from there – if we can.  Look – we still don’t know fundamental things – like when life starts and ends.  We’re beginning to develop a knowledge of the truth of the world that has little to do with our previous pictures.  We know that the universe we can see is a micro dot of what there is.  We’ve been very smart – very – to even get to quantum mechanics.  It just doesn’t fit with that definition ->postulate->theorem pretty picture.  Nothing in our current system allows things to be in two places at the same time.  Nothing is based on the Law of Attraction.

Isn’t it time we start again?  I think Alpha Lo at the Institute of Noetic Science is beginning to develop a physics that includes consciousness as integral.  At Last.

Useful Quotes

Should be doesn’t matter to is.
Michael Lipp

Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world thorugh the eyes of a child.
Ron Wild

Life is the only game in which the object of the game is to learn the rules.
Ashleigh Brilliant

A human being is part of the whole, called by us “universe,” a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separate from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal delusions and to the attention of a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
Albert Einstein

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