I'm moving and not moving at all. I'm like the moon underneath the waves that goes on ever rolling and rocking. It is not "I'm doing this" , but rather, an inner realization that "this is happening through me" or "it is doing this for me". The consciousness of self is the greatest hindrance to the proper execution of all physical action.
The localization of the mind means it's freezing. When it ceases to flow freely as it is needed, it is no more the mind…
Added by Captain Morgan on December 28, 2012 at 5:00am —
Lately, I've gotten into the habit of finding strategies for "gamifying" my life and everything I do. I found one method that seems to work pretty well for me. First, I list the main long-term goals. They branch out into little goals throughout the…
Added by March E. on November 28, 2012 at 11:21pm —
Last sunday i made a post on the forum that i was going to start teacing myself, since i didn`t get into the school i wanted. So i`m doing this kind of to see how well i can learn outside of the system of education. And i think it is a good idea to write about it on i-power. If anybody is interested in this kind of thing they will have something to read, and i get yet another opportunity to practice my english, so it`s win-win.
The way i worked this first week was that i set… Continue
Added by Bart on July 21, 2012 at 4:21am —
I foud something on the interwebz wich i thought would be worth sharing. Continue
it is a webpage about personal growth, with a free ebook.
Since for me, I power is about becoming the best you can be. But is a bit short on actual motivational stories and such. This is a nice adition to your self-development process.
This page is Dutch, but the posts also translate to english. …
Added by Els van der Stok on July 17, 2012 at 12:30pm —
MY GOALS FOR EARLY 2012
(JANUARY TO JUNE)
1. Own my poker skills and sustain a financial income from it
2. Finish my adult aid courses; (High Math, Chemistry, and Physics)
3. Maintain a well balanced diet and continue on a rigorous exercise…
Added by Josh on January 9, 2012 at 2:38am —
Destruction. This is what happens night after night. You wake up and you are a new man. It is like during sleep your brain reorganizes itself and deletes all of the information it deems useless. All those dull moments and all those activities that are pointless are quickly vanished when you wake up in the morning. Sure you can maybe remember what you ate yesterday for breakfast, but can you remember what you ate for breakfast 2 days before that? Probably not. The information is pointless and… Continue
Added by Kokomo on September 10, 2011 at 6:50am —
Sometimes I really want to kick my own rear-end. I have a lot of character flaws that give me a great deal of grief and I have lost a lot of friends over them. I have been defined by my flaws instead of my qualities for a long time. The real question is what am I going to do about it?
On one hand I want to make dramatic changes to myself so that I will feel less guilty, and be perceived in a more positive light. On the other hand, I don't want to become "someone else" instead… Continue
Added by Nathan Davies on July 20, 2011 at 6:36pm —
I've always been a bit of a pessimist. In fact it has caused me a good deal of grief over the years. One of the primary weaknesses of a pessimist in my opinion is that we tend to defeat ourselves before we even begin something. I have been trying to write a book now for the last two years, but every time I get started I end up calling it quits and throwing the whole idea out. I will get a few chapters in, develop characters that are interesting, tell myself I suck at writing and give… Continue
Added by Nathan Davies on July 13, 2011 at 4:41pm —
I am glad to have stumbled upon this group because I feel that even though I am twice most of everyone's age, I can assure you all that I have something to offer to each and everyone of you here. I have just joined and am privileged to be in this present moment and know that this is meant to be and that we have all chosen this moment to be here right now.
Added by Mary on April 27, 2011 at 8:29am —
I found out today that a kid who lived in my dorm building died in a car accident Friday(10/8/10) on his way home. I didn't know him at all. My roommate from last year did. This has hit me hard and I'm not sure why. I feel sad like I am the one who lost a friend. I think that part of it may be that he lived like 150 feet away from me and now he isn't here anymore. It's a shell shock of emotions and I don't know where they are coming from. Maybe it's realization that life…
Added by Bradley Stephen on October 10, 2010 at 11:00pm —
This is just a little thought that popped into my head and began shaping itself while I was doing some random, everyday stuff, so I thought I’d write it out and throw it online, what the hey.
When people grow up being overly protected
or taken care of by their parents (the effect is probably multiplied if they have an older sister/brother who also looked after them) they often tend not to learn how to be independent; practically, but also emotionally and mentally. It often just… Continue
Added by Dean Leysen on September 29, 2010 at 4:30pm —
Hey everyone ! This is my first real post, so let me introduce myself.
My name is Jeremy, I live in France and I've known the IPower website
for about a year (I was very excited about all the videos the crew made
on Youtube and it led me here). First of all, please excuse any mistakes in my post, my English level is indeed intermediate.
what I'm about to tell you concerns a vision of self-development (isn't
that IPower's… Continue
Added by Jeremy on March 7, 2010 at 10:24pm —
The topic of optimism and pessimism, whether the glass is half full or half empty, essentially comes down to what norms we set for ourselves - what we expect out of life; or more Continue
practically what our lives are as opposed to what we believe our lives
are supposed to be like in our own heads.
We are very quick to
take for granted the things that we have, and once we do so we often
feel we have the “right” to them. We have our friends, our families, our
Added by Dean Leysen on February 8, 2010 at 3:48pm —
This is to "show,, where i'm at and what I want to do.
1.) Right now I am not working, and am taking an elective class at the Austin Community College. The elective class is a writing skills 2 class- that will help me with the composition classes I will be taking to complete the 2 year plan for liberal arts. (I want to get that plan and post it to show the 2 classes I already passed- psychology, and history 1, and to check off other classes that I complete.
2.) "I need a… Continue
Added by Atreyu Zuniga on October 12, 2009 at 10:30am —
Okay, so I am overseas. I am here for three things I am here to
1. Learn about the world, about society, people and the world in general, people beliefs, peoples fears, what makes people tick, what makes people happy, what is real when it comes to our lives and how to live them.
2. To not only find myself, define myself, discover my weaknesses and strengths but develop myself. I need to look at myself and find those areas of my life or my character which are lacking and to improve… Continue
Added by Jeremiah Rentoule on August 2, 2009 at 10:30pm —
Another great day! This is just getting better and better.
Started out by taking a cold shower, and gotta tell you, this is something that Im 100% sure Ill keep doing after the week is done... did my situps and pushups, and went to have a healthy breakfast. The rest of the day I hang out in the nearby park with some friends, drninking some beer and playing some ball, so it was an all in all great day.
I stood by all my rules today, and you must axcuse me now, but I cant… Continue
Added by Jonas Ingstrup on July 22, 2009 at 12:36am —
The more I reflect upon this, the more I think yesterday was a turning point in my life.
Yesterday... a slow day at work, not many e-mails coming into the service desk inboxes. A perfect day to hang on the iPower social network, and have discussions on various topics. And that, I did. Even had my first "friend" in my list. But that's beside the point. One of the discussions that I stumbled upon was from the "Approaching Women" group. It was about articles written by dating guru David… Continue
Added by Marth on July 16, 2009 at 11:10pm —
What's very common in people who live an ego-based lifestyle (which simply means that that they derive their sense of worth mainly or exclusively from external factors) is that the external factors they correlate with personal value end up distorting their image of reality and of others around them to a point that what they're doing is actually complete insanity.
When you relate your self-worth to external things (i.e. you feel more worthy or valuable when being complimented by… Continue
Added by Dean Leysen on July 1, 2009 at 3:30pm —
Monk Mode Day 2
Alright day 2 done :) I'm feeling a lot happier as I got more of my goals, and working out makes your body release a hormone or something that make you happy.
-Contrast Shower- yup, I was planning to meet a friend and got up a bit late so I couldnt have a long contrast shower. 4/5
-2 hours of Parkour- I've done about 7 hours today :) it was awesome 5/5
-As little unhealthy food as possible- 2/5 had a good breakfast and dinner… Continue
Added by Jinn on May 31, 2009 at 1:21am —
Oki doki.. Monk Mode goals :)
Since I've started Parkour I have got so much stronger, physically and mentally. Don't get me wrong I'm not superman or anything but if I compare myself now to myself a year ago for instance I would see such a massive difference.
Firstly, my body shape/strength has improved alot and secondly my mind has improved so that things that would have seemed really scary to do before (e.g. vaulting a wall, etc) I now find fairly easy.
Thing is… Continue
Added by Jinn on May 28, 2009 at 12:06am —