Ross Bishop

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Motivation

Life is an endless parade of challenges. Decisions to be made, situations to address, things to do, opportunities to take, threats to avoid and problems to overcome. From a strictly human perspective life can be pretty bumpy. People get hurt, dreams are crushed, desires squelched. What causes us to do what we do? What motivates us?
POSTED ON: January 12, 2016, 1:10 pm BY Ross Bishop

Power

There are basically two kinds of power. You are familiar with the first – Power Over. Power Over is the authority to require complicity with laws, regulations and rules of behavior. In our world Power Over is enforced by parents, police and the military.
POSTED ON: March 15, 2016, 12:50 pm BY Ross Bishop

The Problem With Problems

No one likes having problems. We want an idyllic life, free from stress and difficulty. Most of us long for a life on a south sea island, free from kids and other people, no obligations, no hassles, no problems and free chocolate – right? You’d think the way some people keep their lives in constant tumult that they liked it that way, but you’d be hard pressed to call them happy.
POSTED ON: June 14, 2016, 10:45 am BY Ross Bishop

Negative Thought

Offered the choice between a McDonald’s hamburger and self-condemning negative thoughts, which would you choose? Which one would be worse? The hamburger is loaded with chemicals and preservatives and well, we’re not sure about the negative thoughts. . .
POSTED ON: April 12, 2016, 10:50 am BY Ross Bishop

Playing Small Ball

When you were a child you lived in a narrow world comprised almost entirely of your parents, grandparents and perhaps an occasional aunt or uncle. That was about it. For good or ill, this narrow world shaped your existence. It determined your values, behaviors and beliefs. Whether you agreed with your parents or rebelled against them, their world set the standard through which you viewed life.
POSTED ON: August 16, 2016, 2:25 pm BY Ross Bishop

The Stages of Life

When Ramanaha Maharshi sought to explain life, he used the analogy of a movie. He described life as happening on a movie screen – fleeting, transient images that were not “real”, but gave the appearance of reality. “Reality,” he maintained, took place somewhere else.
POSTED ON: July 5, 2016, 9:10 pm BY Ross Bishop