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Learning From The Apes | On Language, Writing and Motivation

NaNoWriMo – But Not Only | November 2011, Day 8

Are you ready for an inspirational break?

“…these apes have language. It’s a geometric language…She’s also saying the name of that, with her voice.”

“We found that the most important thing for permitting Bonobos to acquire language is not to teach them. It’s simply to use language around them, because the driving force in language acquisition is to understand what others that are important to you, are saying to you. Once you have that capacity, the ability to produce language comes rather naturally and rather freely. So we want to create an environment in which Bonobos like all of the individuals with whom they are interacting. We want to create an environment in which they have fun, and an environment in which the others are meaningful individuals for them.

No need to drive yourself – let yourself be driven: not by other people’s opinion, should’s or dont’s, but by what is important to YOU.

Happy procrastination ;)


My word count Day 7: blog: 0 – novel: 0

Btw: You can still join the Writing Buddies :) – and it’s not too late to sign up for NaNoWriMo 2011, either ;)

Easy access to all posts this month via a new menu category: Specials >> November 2011: NaNoWriMo – But Not Only.

How Does Synchronicity Affect Our Lives?

This post consists of a comment I wrote onSynchronicity: New Age Fantasy or Face of the Future?, a brilliant article by Earthpages.org – the comments are well worth reading, too :)

Over the last years, synchronicity has become normal to me, but sometimes it still feels “weird” to talk about it.

It began with remembering certain “coincidences” which led to asking “could I possibly repeat this”, testing, trust, conviction and regular use – which, for me, confirms and reinforces further that synchronicity is “real”.

During the past few months I’ve noticed a rapidly increasing number of people, locally and on the internet, opening up to this concept, and once they open up they begin to experience.

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What does synchronicity imply?

So how does synchronicity manifest on a larger than personal scale, that is collectively for communities, countries, globally, universally? Combined with taking responsibility and choosing trust and peace over fear and fear-mongering, a lot has been accomplished; a few examples: the Wall in Germany coming down 1989, the peaceful (at least on the side of the “rebels”) Egyption revolution this spring, the Belgians doing very well without a national government for about 500 days already. (see also: “Political” and “Politics” | Definition | Etymology)

Looking at synchronicity from a theoretical point of view, the trend converges towards Zero Delay = Now = instant connections and exchange. In our time-dependent system (including our experience of time being linear) we may still be heading towards Now, but acknowledging the small now’s (= every moment) is part of the whole, already.

Collective consciousness consists of individual consciousness-es contributing to the whole – or put simply, sticking one’s head out takes courage, but the more people share our opinion, the easier it gets to talk about it, and the more “normal” and accepted it becomes. This happens with every technical or artistic invention, every scientific or philosophical insight which contribute to the “pool”.

What next?

What I’m wondering about is: What is the next stage, what does synchronicity imply? What do we need to learn in order to cope with synchronicity on a grand scale? In my mind, this comes down to learning how to choose and focus on how we want our world to be – rather than stating or complaining about (and thus focusing on) what we don’t want.

What do you think?


The Enermazing Weekly Ticker (10) 10th – 16th October 2011

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The Enermazing Project is dragging its feet, and there didn’t seem much that I could do about it but wait when I remembered one of my favourite quotes by Richard Bach (below).

Asking “What’s the gift I’m getting here?” gave me a different perspective. I shifted from what I can’t do at the moment to what is in place already – which is loads, and ready to go.

I’ll pass on the “big” launch idea for this year (which will also free a considerable amount of time and energy for what is important) and focus on preparing a little starter package – more on this next week :)

For today, I’ve got two pieces of site news:

  • a new page in the About… section of the menu “With a pinch of salt” which – despite its title – got nothing to do with cooking ;)
  • a poll in the sidebar

Have a great week :)


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There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands. You seek problems because you need their gifts.

Richard Bach: Illusions – The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

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If you are still looking for a video for your bucket list, this might be it: Tari Brand’s (Celebration of Now) latest post This Could Save Your Life

“Political” and “Politics” | Definition | Etymology

What do “political” and “politics” mean to you? Can you identify yourself with one of these two common statements?

  • “I don’t get involved in politics. What could I do, anyway?
  • Politics are the job of politicians. That’s what we vote and pay them for.”

Even people who’ve never been “interested in politics” their whole life have lately joined the discussion. Global crises of all sorts  and uprisings, which in the past may have only “happened  to others”, knocked at our front doors and entered our homes unbidden. And if they haven’t yet, maybe they will, soon…

how to deal with existential fear - The Scream painted by Edvard Munch

how to overcome existential fear?

Fear is contagious – and fear is the worst consultant ever. Fear shuts down the thinking part of our brain by triggering the Fight-or-Flight response, spiralling us back into an animal state of uncontrollable emotion and instinct.  Continue reading

The Longest I'd Want to Live without Internet

Life goes on :)

computer says no - is there a life without internet access?

Computer Says No

A couple of years ago both computers broke down within a few weeks. Four months I was without computer – and internet access. The first two weeks were a nightmare, then I adjusted my life accordingly. At the time I didn’t need the internet professionally though…

Personally, I wouldn’t want to miss internet access even for a few hours; as far as work is concerned more than three or four days would be a major problem. But I would still live without it ;)

How about you?

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Preparing For Your Life Journey

Topic Of The Week: Consolidation

So you’ve got your life map, decided on a path to start out on and chosen a vehicle – what now? What will you need on your journey, what have you got?

First of all, you’ve got yourself as you are right now. So: Who are you?

Allegorical portrait of Dante holding a copy of the Divine Comedy

"Here must all distrust be left behind; all cowardice must be ended." Dante Alighieri

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