Finding Two Precious Minutes of Nothing

G’day everyone and THANK YOU for giving me this OPPORTUNITY to speak with you today. We LOVE London and we’re so happy to be here.

I’m PAUL and I’m a METAPHYSICIAN and a PASSIONATE MEDITATOR and BACK IN THE COLONIES, I’m known as THE CRANKY GURU. GURU because I LOVE LEARNING ABOUT OUR UNIVERSE and SHARING what I learn and CRANKY because I will NEVER KNOW ENOUGH! And even if I did KNOW EVERYTHING there was to know about METAPHYSICS and MEDITATION or any other topic of interest, I would have simply reached the LIMITS OF MY UNDERSTANDING. 

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So I think it’s always good to stay humble and keep the MIND OPEN to NEW THOUGHTS and IDEAS. And the truth is, we’re ALL GURUS anyway, massively GRANDER and more AWESOME than we can possibly UNDERSTAND or even ACCEPT. 

As some of you may know, I WROTE A LITTLE BOOK on Metaphysics called, ‘The Cranky Guru – Adventures in Metaphysics’. And I’ve brought some along to share with you today, in case you’d like to know more about my personal take on Life, while I’m still SLOGGING AWAY on my second book ‘Love youse all – Random Thoughts on life from a Self-confessed Eccentric’. And I AM TOO! Ask anyone!

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I’ve called my talk today “HOW TO FIND TWO PRECIOUS MINUTES OF NOTHING.” And you might be thinking, THAT’S NOT MUCH. He’s COME ALL THIS WAY to deliver just 2 minutes of NOTHING? Well, the truth is NOTHING is really SOMETHING few of us EVER FIND TIME FOR and I sincerely hope by the end of my short talk, you will VALUE NOTHING a lot more… than just  NOTHING! 

My talk is actually about TURNING OFF the INTERNET and TURNING ON the INNERNET, so HOLD THAT THOUGHT!

So HOW ARE YOU? It’s always nice to ask isn’t it, but the truth is, I’m NOT actually EXPECTING an answer. It’s a FIGURE OF SPEECH which has gone into the vernacular for ‘HELLO’ and of course, there are MANY OTHER EXAMPLES in english where words do not convey their actual meaning.

For instance we ASK CHILDREN, “What do you want to BE when you grow up? but what we really mean is WHAT KIND OF WORK WOULD YOU LIKE TO PURSUE? And it’s not mere SEMANTICS either! DOING and BEING are profoundly DIFFERENT things!

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Of course, ASK our beautiful granddaughter MARNIE this and she will say, “I want to BE a VET and look after all the little ANIMALS.” and that’s really SWEET, but this is a DOING activity and even at three years old I think it’s CRITICAL to get this right.

BECAUSE we need to understand that BEING is profoundly DEEPER than DOING, regardless how much we love our vocations. In fact, it’s SO DEEP, it’s largely UNNOTICED from our perspective. Certainly, we are ALL HUMAN BEINGS in the physiological sense, but on the DEEPEST possible LEVEL, we are ‘HUMANS BEING’ and in this experiential existence as it stands, all we can BE is HUMAN, which is a truly WONDERFUL THING, but not a VET.

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So let’s FOCUS on this MISNOMER now and consider just how LITTLE CONTROL we actually have over our ‘BEINGNESS’.

Here’s a CHART which highlights how many SYSTEMS of the human body are OUT OF OUR CONTROL

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It’s MIND BOGGLING isn’t it? But let’s just take the BREATH for instance. GO ON. Let’s TAKE A BREATH or two now. One…Two…

ISN’T THAT GREAT?

Most MEDITATION PRACTICES FOCUS on the BREATH, but WHO is doing the breathing? Well, WE’RE breathing, but I could joke that if I was PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE for my BREATHING or keeping my HEART beating or my LIVER functioning, I’d be DEAD a long time ago! WHOOPS! FORGOT! DEAD!

So the POWERS THAT BE, however you want to consider them, DON’T LET US anywhere near the ACTUAL BRAINSTEM FUNCTIONING of our LIVES. Our breathing, cardiac function, liver function etc. We’re NOT ALLOWED anywhere near that! So we take an ENORMOUS AMOUNT FOR GRANTED don’t we? And I think we OFTEN FORGET that all this ‘KEEPING US ALIVE’ STUFF is actually happening at all. A QUICK POL.. We just did some DEEP BREATHING. Who’s actually THOUGHT about their BREATHING lately? MY CASE RESTS! HAHA!

So, knowing that we’re NOT IN CONTROL of our LIFE SUSTAINING SYSTEMS, It’s true to say that we are ‘MULTI-DIMENSIONAL BEINGS’. That’s clear, BUT in our day-to-day WAKING LIVES, we are primarily FOCUSSED ON (dare I call it?) the MUNDANE MIND AND BODY NEEDS of our existence. And that’s the outside ‘CONSCIOUS MIND part of us. You know, the WORKING, PROBLEM SOLVING, ATTENDING MEETINGS, DOING LUNCH, HAVING A DRINK, CATCHING THE BUS practical ASPECTS of ourselves. 

I had a wild thought while I was preparing this talk that we’re much like Dr Who’s TARDIS. You know, FINITE OUTSIDE 

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and INFINITE INSIDE 

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HAHA! Because that’s who WE REALLY ARE. PROFOUNDLY DEEP. INCONCEIVABLY COMPLEX. THRILLINGLY INFINITE and IRREVOCABLY CONNECTED to one another. 

But I DON’T THINK we consider ourselves in those SUPERLATIVE TERMS often do we? On the contrary, I think it’s more common for many of us to feel INCOMPLETE, as if there’s SOMETHING MISSING and if we could only FIND THAT MISSING ‘THING’, we would finally be SATISFIED and HAPPY.

But we WORRY A LOT don’t we? We WORRY ABOUT our JOBS and our personal RELATIONSHIPS and WHAT HAPPENED and WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN and our conscious MINDS RUN RIOT with ANXIOUS THOUGHTS! 

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In BUDDHISM, it’s called ‘SAMSARA’, ‘SUFFERING’. And boy do we KNOW HOW to SUFFER! In fact we are PERFECTLY TRAINED for Samsara. Trained to get JEALOUS, trained to GRASP, trained to be ANXIOUS and SAD and DESPERATE and to REACT ANGRILY to whatever provokes us and these NEGATIVE EMOTIONS rise spontaneously, without us even TRYING TO GENERATE them so everything is a question of OUTSIDE INFLUENCES INTERNALISED and the POWER OF HABIT.

And I’LL BET we all SAY to OURSELVES from time to time, when we’re STRESSED OUT by our BUSY LIVES, “HOW CAN I FIND SOME PEACE AND QUIET?” I want to STOP THINKING these NEGATIVE and STRESSFUL THOUGHTS.” In fact, I’d like to STOP THINKING ALTOGETHER.

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FOCUS on this beautiful cloud image and TAKE SOME DEEP BREATHS. As you breathe out, imagine you are EXPELLING all your PENT UP ANXIETY and BAD FEELINGS and WORRY of all kinds, until you are just left with the EMPTINESS of this BEAUTIFUL MOMENT and a BLANK SLATE on which to write the REST OF YOUR LIFE. RELAX… RELAX…

The FIRST LAW of Metaphysics states, “WHAT WE THINK, WE CREATE. OUR BELIEFS CREATE OUR REALITY,” So WHAT and HOW we think is CRITICAL to our WELLBEING. We need to be CAREFUL WITH OUR THOUGHTS and keep them as PEACEFUL and POSITIVE as possible.

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WITH PRACTICE, WE CAN do this! We just need to STEP INSIDE the TARDIS, which is our MULTI DIMENSIONAL AWARENESS we’ve lost sight of in the drama of our day-to-day living, and experience its DEEPBEAUTIFUL INNER SILENCE, the NOTHINGNESS that’s NEVER NOT HERE, the same way that the BREATH is never NOT FUNCTIONING, or the HEART is never not beating.

And we can ACCESS THIS PRECIOUS NOTHING, any time we like and it will AWAKEN in us the SKY-LIKE NATURE OF MIND and CONNECT us to our UNCHANGING PURE AWARENESS. 

There are many beautiful DEFINITIONS of MINDFULNESS, this PRECIOUS NOTHING. But the most beautiful I’ve heard, is that it’s A LOVE AFFAIR WITH LIFE UNFOLDING and of course, we need to be TOTALLY PRESENT to witness it.

So, for the NEXT TWO MINUTES, I’d like you to ENTER THE TARDIS with me and I’ll share with you a BREATHING MEDITATION I’ve been practicing for DECADES. It really only takes TWO MINUTES of your day, but it’s benefits PHYSIOLOGICALLY and EMOTIONALLY are profound.

Basically, what we’re doing with this exercise is MOVING ENERGY AROUND. You know how when you’re feeling ANXIOUS or UPSET, the anxiety or bad feelings COLLECT in your STOMACH? Well, we’re going to MOVE THAT NEGATIVE ENERGY from the STOMACH AREA up to the HEART AREA and it will completely DISSIPATE all UNPLEASANT FEELINGS.

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So take a DEEP BREATH IN and as you BREATHE OUT feel the energy moving from the stomach to the heart. As you CONTINUE TO BREATHE, you will FEEL HEAT, a pleasant WARMTH in your CHEST. This warmth is the PHYSICAL EVIDENCE OF LOVING YOURSELF and because it is HEART ENERGY, it just naturally RADIATES, like LIGHT coming out of a LIGHT BULB. Do this exercise for JUST TWO MINUTES, or of course you can do it for longer if you prefer. I actually do this almost constantly throughout the day.

And PEOPLE WILL WONDER why they feel BETTER AROUND YOU and you can TEACH THEM how to do this exercise in the way you have just learned it, or in the way that works best for you.

And the MOST IMPORTANT THING to remember is that this METHOD of LOVING YOURSELF and GENERATING HARMONY FOR YOURSELF creates HARMONY FOR OTHERS TOO. 

I do hope this exercise will provide a GREATER SENSE OF EASE AND COMFORT in your life no matter WHERE you are, WHAT you are doing or HOW you are living your life.

Namaste…

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The Pineal Gland needs our help!

Now here’s the thing. I appreciate that olive leaf toothpaste may not sound particularly yummy, but it has one substance missing which makes it very appealing to me. Fluoride. Make no mistake. Yes, fluoride hardens tooth enamel, but it also calcifies the pineal gland, the tiny acorn-shaped organ buried deep in the centre of the brain which is responsible for the activation of our 6th and 7th senses. (Yes there is a 7th sense too.)

I have a singular objective and that is to help raise the consciousness of humanity, so we can all escape the restrictive paradigm in which we currently exist. If that idea appeals, please read on. Love and Light to all. xxxx 🙂

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AN ‘AGELESS WISDOM’ MEDITATION

Here is my interpretation of the Ageless Wisdom Meditation. I do hope it is helpful.   Love and Light to all. xxxx 🙂

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Make Soul your Bro

Now look, here’s the thing. I don’t want to burst any bubbles here, but the god so many of us are attempting to pray to is simply too humungous to listen and besides, connection happens through ‘resonance’, (a ‘tone vibration’ outside of our achievable paradigm) not through spoken, (though no doubt heart-felt) desires. So, give up on that. BUT! Soul (the emissary) is always there for us, giving solace and good advice day and night. So I say, make Soul your ‘Bro’, your mate, your compadre and have a good chat! Let me know how you go. Love and Light to all. xxxx

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ALL THE DATA YOU’LL EVER NEED ON GLOBAL WARMING

Stop Press! Stop Press! Now it’s official! Global Warming is NOT a religion, even though many must think it is, given the abuse and ridicule dished out to those who dare to question the status quo. Anyhow, after years of searching for ‘data based’ research for my own edification, (as opposed to opinions based on computer models championed by NASA) the following amazing video somehow fell into my lap and finally all has become clear thanks to Prof Don Easterbrook, Professor Emeritus of Geology at Western Washington University. I’ve sent this clip to our Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and am patiently awaiting a response.

So this is Prof. Easterbrook’s Wikipedia entry:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Easterbrook

And this is his book in its entirety and completely free of charge. Let’s all get educated with real data, not just opinions. Enjoy!

https://www.google.com.au/search?tbs=bks%3A1… 

 

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Should we care if the world is round or flat?

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So anyhow, here’s the thing. Some of you may have been a little shocked at the subject matter of my recent posts. Such as ‘is the world flat?’ ‘Does gravity actually exist?’ Paul! What’s going on? HAHAHA! Have you gone totally nuts? Well it all started when I read a book recommended to me by a friend, The Flat-Earth Conspiracy by Eric Dubay. https://www.amazon.com/Flat-Earth-Conspiracy-Eric-Dubay/dp/1312627166  I have to say, it was compelling reading! Scientific and quite believable. So the question is, what if the world is actually flat? After all, it’s a plausible theory. But then again, so is the idea of a ‘ball/earth just a theory, isn’t it? After all, did Isaac Newton ever leave the planet to corroborate his ideas? No he didn’t.

But this is NOT my point. Far from it. Ask yourself this. If, let’s say, you belong to an elite group with designs on ruling the world and to achieve this end, you wanted a way to ensure your subjects (you know, the workers. Us!) were kept constantly off balance, subjugated and feeling inferior, what better way than to convince them they are on a tiny globe spinning and hurtling through space around a sun AND just one of billions of stars and planets in myriad solar systems. Not too special is it? And tell me honestly, how secure does that make you feel? And that’s before the addition of wars, famine, terrorism and Trump!

Then, it hit me. Wouldn’t I prefer to be living my life on a stationary flat dish, at the centre of the universe with the sun and moon as two perfect light sources doing our bidding? Yes, I really would! And so my friends, here’s the rub. I simply DON’T CARE which theory is correct. I just know which one I prefer to believe and since our beliefs create our reality, I’m actually feeling so much safer now! More secure and a lot happier. Go on. Jump up and down a few times on the good ol’ stationary flat dish we call home and rejoice! Who’s with me?

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Ahh! That’s better!

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And another thing. Can anyone tell me why the United Nations uses a ‘flat earth’ image in it’s logo? Very strange, don’t you think? Peace and Love. xxxx 🙂

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