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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

How to Mentally Deal With "Evil" People?

My colored diagram of the 2007 Stantonbury Hill Crop Circle
At yesterday's weekly EFT get together a discussion ensued on how to handle "evil" people.

I am currently reading the book "Change Your Thoughts - Change Your Life" by Dr. Wayne Dyer. It is his interpretation of the Tao Te Ching. Imagine my surprise when today's verse offered the answer.
I found it in the 62nd verse. Here are the parts just literally jumped out at me.

"Where you perceive negativity, alter your view to see pure love and kindness that's mistakenly being directed to seek a sacred place in the material world."

"Practice forgiving, and avoiding judgment, when you see reprehensible or evil-minded ways."

"Take Lao-tzu up on his advice for dealing with those who appear to be wicked people by mentally separating the individuals from their toxic behavior. Remember that they are Divine creations of the Tao who simply believe that ego should control life. In your thoughts, erase the vileness, the wrongdoing, and the addictive or harmful actions; and allow those folks to just be there apart from their malevolent behavior. See the unfolding of the Tao in them, and picture them as innocent children who are overstimulated by ego's temporary stronghold. In your mind, forgive the evil conduct and make every effort to wrap loving arms around the children you see before you."

"Lao-tzu urges you to treat yourself in a similar manner: Cast out any behavior you dislike about yourself, allow your pain to be felt and absolve yourself. With these behaviors removed, visualize bracing yourself, and notice the radiant being of light who is yourself in your imagination. Practice elevating yourself by doling out kindness to others as well as yourself. This is the remedy for all evil."

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

It Matters What Soil Vegetables Are Planted In

Today I discovered very visibly why it matters what soil vegetables are planted in.

This is a picture of my freshly picked carrots. They taste great and grew well, but because the soil had large compost pieces in it the carrots could not grow straight down. So every time the growing carrot encountered an obstacles it started to grow sideways and that's the reason why my carrots grew in spirals.

Now my plan for next year is to move this soil to another part of the garden and replace it with more root vegetable friendly soil.

I would love to hear from other gardener's about their experiences.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Don't You Just Love It When Companies Change The Way Things Work?

Thunderbird mail
Shucks, this morning my Hotmail would not download to Thunderbird any longer. Now what? I recall getting Microsoft emails about changes coming to Hotmail, but all the info was for Outlook and Outlook Express. Thank goodness for Google. A quick search revealed that, yes there was a change and also an explanation of how to get Hotmail to download again.

You may ask why don't I simply switch to using Google? Well, I discovered that my computer runs better with Thunderbird as my main email client rather than another online mail browser window open. And with a couple Hotmail accounts, a Yahoo account and Gmail that all arrive in my desktop email box I am set.

OK, back to the fix. Rather than creating a new email account, I just edited the current one and things are working again.

Select the account in Thunderbird -> view setting for this account and make the changes like this:
  • Server Name:
  • User Name: Your FULL email address
  • Port: 995 (this should be automatically set when you select SSL)
  • Use secure connection: SSL
  • Use secure authentication: leave unchecked
Now onto Yahoo, it worked yesterday, but no more today. I have not found a solution to that yet. Yahoo Mail Add-on used to work great, but sadly not any more. Back to research.

Anybody has any good idea on how to fix Yahoo downloads? Thank you, I would love to hear from you.