'And people stayed home
and read books and listened
and rested and exercised
and made art and played
and learned new ways of being
and listened deeper
someone met their shadow
and people began to think differently
and people healed
and in the absence of people who lived in ignorant ways,
dangerous, meaningless and heartless,
even the earth began to heal
and when the danger ended
and people found each other
grieved for the dead people
and they made new choices
and dreamed of new visions
and created new ways of life
and healed the earth completely
just as they were healed themselves'.
~ kitty O'Meara 2020
"What lies behind us and what lies before are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
"What lies outside of us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." Lou Corleto
4 stages of growth:
Last week we were diving in Cozumel and I walked by a couple of people and they were asking "Oh, you're going out to take pictures of the of paradise". And one woman waved like she was pretending she was crying. Then she said "Goodbye FAKE LIFE".
WOW, this was really important and profound and sad for her. But also remember that means most people have a life that they don't really enjoy. And they go on vacation, (vacate means to leave, escape) to enjoy this momentary brief life that they really love. And then they go back to a life they don't enjoy. Just think, this is most people. That's sad. And I was like this too many moons ago so I get it.
See this thing on my wrist called a watch. Those Tick Tick ticks isn't time going by, it's your life. Those moments that you'll never get back. What stops us from living the life of our full dreams is fear- is limiting beliefs- is lack. And that's on me that's on you if you allow that, to rule the day. There is no "someday" on the...
Have you ever heard of gaslighting?
“Gaslighting" once referred to extreme manipulation that could induce mental illness or justify commitment to a psychiatric institution. It is now used more generally and is now simply defined as to make someone question their reality.” From Wikipedia"
in 1491 what did people ‘know to be true’ about the shape of the earth? It was flat of course! How did they know that? Someone told them and that was the ‘paradigm’ of the times. Until that paradigm was challenged and shown a different reality existed, the earth was round.
You probably heard of the parable of the Cherokee boy who had a dream asking his grandfather the shaman which wolf (the angry one or the loving one) will win the fight he had in his dream. His grandfather answered with a question, grandson which will you feed?
So in these challenging times, I’m asking you, are you feeding your faith or your fear?
Are you aware of the CNN...
Let's start with A little magic, a little entertainment, mixed with a public service announcement. Why the public service announcement? Well because it's information that could serve you. As my teacher used to implore me "think dammit think".
So I ask you, who's writing your script? You? or something or someone else?
How do you show up in the world? How do you think? How do you behave?
And by no means am I here to get you to come to think any certain way- except to think.
Now, I'm gonna start off with a simple rope trick. So I start out with that because magic is really just sleight of hand or illusion. I'm just a guy with a rope and a clean intent. But what if, just what if, I had unlimited financial funds, control over the world's media, the medical profession, the major institutions of the world like the CDC and the FDA, and The WHO?
What if and I had a mal-intent? Who could I trick then? Just asking right?
So enough of my rope. No...
Hello beautiful people, Lou Corleto here with a few inspired thoughts that occurred from some experiences over the past couple of days.
Specifically, the 'power of language' for influence; influencing ourselves right? For or against, and influencing others, again for or against. The power of language.
So yesterday, I was at a local university, an institution of higher learning. And the young gentleman who's matriculated at the university was helping me and I asked him for a pen. And he turned around and started looking for the pen as he apparently forgot where you put it.
But listen to his dialogue. "Oh, stupid me, where did they put the pen? Stupid me".
And then later in the conversation, I asked him a question. And he said, "Well, I don't know anything about that. I'm a biology major. That's all I really know. And I don't know anything about chemistry. And I don't know anything about this and this, etc".
Listen to his use of the 'power of language' against himself; dummy,...
Let's talk about commitment.
WOW, how many times I've 'committed', but didn't really commit? That's because I gave 'words' to the action of committing. And I had a good intention. But as you know, the road to hell is paved with good intentions.
Let's talk about what occurs when we really commit when we've made a decision. Now let's break that down, to decide. The Latin of decision, to decide = is actually to kill or cut off. Examples: pesticide, homicide, suicide)
When we cut off all other choices, (as one of my teachers says) "There is no plan B for your A-game". When we make that level of a decision, when we cut off all their options, we don't give ourselves an out, it gets done. That 'thing' becomes the only option.
That's the only possibility. You have eradicated all the other options.
There's an old story about this king who was planning on taking over a neighboring island. And when he and all the warriors landed on the island, once all the warriors got...
With this beautiful background, I thought I'd bring up the concept from physics called buoyancy, or upthrust. Buoyancy is a principle of an upward force exerted by a fluid opposing the weight of an immersed object. That's why boats, you, and I float.
In scuba diving, you see the scuba divers that wear these vests, right? So when divers go down, after a certain depth, we become negatively buoyant, and we just keep sinking. So those vests allow us to put air in them to compensate for that which is why they are called buoyancy compensating devices.
Therefore, we can just hang out, wherever that is, 80 feet, 100 feet, and boom, just sit in neutral and hover in the water without any effort, no kicking, no swimming, just there. Because you're in a fluid. So without this, we're negatively buoyant, and we just keep sinking.
Let's take that concept out of physics and from scuba diving and into your life. Where do you have a buoyancy compensation device for you, so you don't get pulled...
Take a breath. And let me ask you this question...
How does it serve you by playing small?
Yeah, I know that's an in-your-face kind of question right off the bat. So let me repeat it. How does it serve you by playing small.
I know it served me in the way that if I didn't play big, I couldn't fail. That was an easy out. And that seems to be a pattern with a lot of people that I work with as well.
We can't fail if we don't go big.
This leads us to living a life of mediocrity- of living a life of so-called 'safety and security'. So we do enough just to be good, but not strive for excellence, not to go for that greatness. But that's not who you are. And that's not what you're made of. So how does that play out for most people?
Well, they take jobs that don't fulfill them, they keep a job for insurance, they marry for money, or they marry because their family wants them to, instead of finding that soulmate, that true love that, that inspires them for everything that they stand for,...
Did you know that before 1970 Type 2 Diabetes didn’t even exist? Back then, they called it Adult Onset Diabetes. Now, there are over 20 million people diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in the U.S.
How did that happen? The answer is simple… Just take a look at the food industry and all of the refined food—especially refined sugar—that’s being put out to consume. We’re talking about chemicals that are engineered and created to replace real food content. The problem is these chemicals are not meant to be in our bodies.
In today’s video, I want to talk to you a bit more about how the food industry has created this problem that now you and I have to face. But I also want to share with you: