Articles Archive for April 2010
Part 2 of the Calm & Focused series. See part 1 here…
———— Lifestyle 2: Simple Meditation ————
The second skill is meditation. Odd as it might sound, I don’t talk about meditation here on the blog too often because it’s so cliche, but since everyone knows it’s a good technique for relaxation and focus, I’m including it here.
So rather then break down the science of meditation and why you should do it (you can check out my old facebook note Yoga & Psychotherapy for that), I’ll just give you a …
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For the next few days, I’ll be doing a mini-series on how to stay calm, relaxed and effective through reaching deeper state of relaxed awareness. As James Allen says in his book, As a Man Thinketh:
“Self control is strength, right-thought is mastery, calmness is power…”
I got the idea from a book I’m finishing up now: Find Your Focus Zone by Lucy Jo Pallidino, PhD. There’s a section in there actually called “Lifestyles of the Calm and Focus” where she talks about several techniques and behavior skills to this same effect.
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While waiting on a friend in the library yesterday, I sort of “came up” with this technique to help address and resolve fears by doing a short writing. I call it Dual-Self Journaling, and it’s easy…
First, as an example, listen to this verse by Prodigy of Mobb Deep from the classic “Self-Conscience.” I heard this track for the first time a few weeks back, and it must be where I got the idea from subconsciously:
(Here he builds on how he uses his internal voice to help navigate him through …
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It actually took a while to get all this together: I wanted to make a cool video to introduce new readers to the Conquer Yourself series (and hopefully get some more new readers as well), but Animoto – the service that put this video together for me – isn’t to big on user functionality. They make some dope stuff, but they don’t give their users as much control over production as I’d like…
Anyway, here’s the link the video mentioned towards the end: http://www.dotheknowledge.com/transcend/producer
Get at me for any questions
(note: this post is a follow up to a new video you can watch here)
So here’s the audio book reading of “From Procrastinator to Producer” from Niel Fiore’s The Now Habit: A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination & Enjoying Guilt-Free Play
Also, check out Session 2 in the Conquer Yourself series, “Understanding & Overcoming Procrastination” for a really great exercise on this.
It’s short, fun and more then enlightening enough to drive the point home about why and how procrastination starts and what you can do about it.
After that, check …
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Here’s two cool audios that’ll guide you through some brief meditations you can do to help build up your self-image and self-esteem…
They’re both led by business consultant Eben Pagan and they’re actually two NLP exercises (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) referred to as “The Ideal Self” and “Timeline Therapy”
Meditation Exercise 1:
Meditation Exercise 2:
>> More about NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming)
>> More from Eben Pagan
>> An Introduction to Dream Analysis
>> How to Be More Productive By Using Your Mind
>> 4 Easy Steps to Greater Self-Confidence
Black History, Classics, Videos »
Here’s a fire video El Rasun put together for the Sankofa event we manifested earlier this week…see who you can spot and recognize in the montage: Fela Kuti, Richard Aoki, The Young Lords, Malcolm X, etc.
>> More about the Sankofa event…
>> Make your own videos like this @ Animoto.com
>> Drama from My Old-School College Activist Days
>> Some Beginning Ideas on Getting Past Writer’s Block
>> The Youtube Channel for DoTheKnowledge.com
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Here’s an interview I did way back in the day on Democracy Now, when Hampton University threaten to EXPEL some of my friends for doing our activist thing on campus…really for just passing out informative fliers about the prison industrial system, the war in Iraq, Hurricane Katrina and some of the other major issues around that time (late 2005/early 2006).
Good ol’ HU for you…
Here’s the online radio link. The audio’s right here, but click on the link to see a written transcript of me discussing the situation with Amy Goodman …
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Here’s a dope audio clip I mixed down from one of my favorite movies EVER: “Network” starring Faye Dunaway, Peter Finch and many others…it speaks for itself.
>> See footage from the actual film…
>> Check out the FREE mixtape this audio clip is a part of…
>> Find out more about the movie Network…
>> A video I did not to long ago going more in depth…
>> Learn to Kick Your Own Ass
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…and almost forget to tell you about it. I’m also thinking of doing a video introduction to the blog soon, so I’ll keep you posted on that too.
Check this out though >> I copy and pasted the entire about page below so you wouldn’t have to click anything…
———— A Daily Blog for DoTheKnowledge.com ————
And welcome to “Today’s Transcendence”, the daily blog for DoTheKnowledge.com, where the science (or purpose) is self-development from a spiritual perspective.
If you think about though, the term self-development is sort of a misnomer, because the true, Higher …