Author: Overlord

The Secret

The secret to life, love, liberty, success, and leadership is command – the power to command one’s own mind. Without this capacity, the qualities, values and virtues of human grace are lessened.

The mind is meant to serve the human and not the other way around. This takes training, guidance, practice, and intuition.

Just because you have a thought or feeling doesn’t mean it is real, is of value or needs to be expressed. Unfortunately, we often equate the presence of a thought or feeling with reality. This causes great pain. It is an addictive form of suffering, brought on by incomplete training. 

Every thought has to pass through various channels to arrive at its processing point, where it can become a desire or an action or be discarded. Beliefs follow the same route, as do emotions.

Since thousands of thoughts are released into this process per second, most of it is behind the scenes. Repetitive emotional thoughts are filed away in the same place after a while and through lack of discipline are let loose.

The human ecosystem flourishes with discipline, It opens up new spaces to use in every realm of the physical, mental, spiritual, and even emotional, when thoughts are filtered properly.

This is where intuition can be so valuable, as it is much faster than thought. The intuitive mind weighs the ins and outs of any situation before time and space take control of it. Every human has this capacity built in. It is not a feeling as that is too slow. It is not an instinct as that is too limited.

Life is not linear. It can be complex, overwhelming and oppressive unless intuition is engaged continuously, and command engaged without exception.

All life is an art meant to be lived as a science. The technology that connects and commands the two is intuition.

A Step Ahead

A high level government official from a developing country called to run an idea by me. We discussed strategy, personalities, timing, consequences and opposing forces, and then agreed to stay in touch. About a month later, I was at my desk and called him, spontaneously. I had nothing specific in mind and frankly was surprised when he answered quickly.  “I am dealing with a foreign power in revolution,” he said, explaining his immediate situation. Not only was he abroad in a potentially dangerous scenario, but he was being asked to help solve the crisis. His trip home was being held until further notice. I had somehow reached him at the exact moment he realized the seriousness of the situation and his potential impact. He was not one to run from a problem, but he was also wise enough to seek counsel from a variety of sources. In this case, I was both sounding board and advisor, in what I thought was an impromptu call, but was truly an intuitive connection. What made this so special was the way this communication was not special at all, just part of the flow for him and me.

A few months later, sitting at my desk in the late evening, I called him again. “Come see me,” I began, intending to invite him at some later date – but before I could finish the sentence, he said, “Yes, I am getting off the plane now and will be there in 20 minutes.” Perhaps he thought I knew he was en route, but I had no (conscious) idea he was coming to my city. Once again, this was not unusual. The intuitive flow was at work again, synchronistic and connected. Within the hour, he and two other ministers and the ambassador were in my living room, discussing behind the scene national and global politics and strategy.

What I admired the most about this politician was his willingness to trust his own intuitive flow and to engage in mine, without questioning how or why. I had met many other public leaders who were exhausted by travel. In his case, the plane was only one small part of the journey. The momentum included these kind of meetings, puzzling to his colleagues, extraordinary to his staff and perfectly normal to him and me.

We met many times afterwards, sometimes planned in advance, but most of the time by synchronistic connection, somewhere in the world, in an airport lounge, an embassy meeting, a restaurant, and even a limo.

Intuition is a step on the ladder of life. In leadership it is an extra sense, meant to be be ingrained. It is never a one time flash; it is a flow.

Any leader who is bound by time and space is not using their full potential, and can easily miss out on intelligence coming from various sources and from their own telescopic and intuitive mind, in tune with what is to come.

Economic Grace

Money is not a personal domain. Dynasties have been created and destroyed due to this one misunderstanding.

Money is what money does. It is never an issue unto itself. Create it. Ask for it. Use it. Receive it. Manage it. Grow it. Enjoy it. Share it. Whether it is a pound of gold, or a nickel-plated coin worth five cents, it will only have impact if you say so. And it will have none if you do not. These decisions become the treasures that are the true reflection of your caliber, and the impact of your organization.

Take a Breath

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When you feel weak, breathe.

When you are angry, breathe.

When you are afraid, breathe.

When you are breathing, meditate.

When you are meditating, become bold.

When you are bold, relax.

When you relax, be grateful.

When you are grateful, breathe.

Practicing Innovation

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Whatever you are doing now,

Do it differently.

 

Go past your pre-conceived limits.  When you feel it is too much, when you feel confronted, you have just begun. Then relax and seed what is possible.  One word, one thought, one action, one penny – with the active consciousness of an innovative mind – can change everything.

The Five Pillars of Safety and Security

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1)  Commitment to Dialogue

Community factions engage in proactive problem solving and ongoing peace making when real dialogue is built into the fabric of governance. A commitment to diverse points of view supports the success of any safety program.

 

2)  Eradication of Poverty

Every economy, whether a nation, continent, a corporation or a family unit flourishes when it encourages centres of excellence, develops economic independence and healthy interdependence.

 

3)  Innovation in Security

Although necessary in certain situations, violent enforcement is the least practical, most expensive and worst means to protect societies. Sustainable non-violent safety, security, enforcement and prevention is the foundation for success in 21st century conflict resolution.

 

4)  Healthy Communities

Building urban hubs with self-contained cores and enlightened design, assures success in the transformation of communities overwhelmed by growth and lack of planning.  Fresh food, streamlined healthcare, upgraded education, beautiful ecosystems, green transport, etc. can be easily provided when innovation is interwoven with development in modern cities of all sizes.

 

5)  Disciplined Leadership

Non-reactive, disciplined leaders break the rational paradigm and create space for intuition, innovation and authenticity in communication. They win over people from all strata of society and bring the big ideas to reality. There is never a reason to raise one’s voice, but if you must, yell loudly, be calm and fierce – and synchronize the grass roots, corporate influencers and security personnel to one singular peaceful vision.

January 2019

Yogi Akal Media Guru and speaker

Overwhelm comes from poor nerves.  Insecurity comes from poor training.  Stress comes from a misuse of energy.  The sense of defeat and exhaustion comes from emotional reactivity instead of intuitive intelligence. Whether you are responsible for an army, a nation, a company, a family, or a promise, you are always duty bound to assess and correct your Self.  What has been planted long ago, or has been created by you, is now habit.

 

In this New Year,

let us transform these obvious or hidden patterns

with new choices, alliances and techniques.

May you connect, sustain and expand your success in all areas,

performing seamlessly and consistently,

advancing flawlessly and consciously,

triumphing in spirit,

and creating wealth to steward and share.

The Game of Life

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Many years ago, a group of children passed me by and called out “Hey, Ali Baba!”, intending it as an insult. I immediately turned back to them and said: “OK, what are your wishes. I will grant you three.” Startled and curious they paused and tried to stump me. One said, “I want to be happy”. “Granted”, I said. Another asked for something silly. I asked them if that was all or if they could imagine a little bigger. After a moment, they became serious and asked for qualities, like healing. “Granted”. And thus, we stood on a corner, consulting each other in all seriousness, as if adjusting the planet and all the lives these wonderful young people would touch. They were powerful enough to name their destinies, call out their real intentions, and demand their best. It was sweet, honest, good natured, and above all, peaceful. A moment or three of irreverence had turned to a game of creation. A wish, or a word, is either a blessing or a curse. Once uttered, it has a trajectory. Let us correct and direct our words to peace with the turning of this year to the next.

The Platinum Age

Yogis describe civilization in eras of thousands and millions of years. In ages past, humanity experienced extra-ordinary achievements. Entire races have come and gone. Intuition was highly evolved, but it was always the property of one continent, or one tribe. This is the first time in the history of the planet that human beings have been conscious of one world. The “platinum age” over the next 5,000 years will bring incredible subtlety, requiring a more highly refined intuition. As we grow our knowledge economy with more dramatic developments in science and technology, we need the nervous system to support our advances. Creating systems with machinery will never be as powerful, essential, simple and obvious as human intuition.

Love is Like a River

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Like a river, a relationship is a living thing with its own unique form, capacity and flow. We admire our rivers. We use them for transport, nutrition, protection, entertainment, etc. We are more and more concerned with not polluting our waterways. Relationships are similar. We travel on them; we are nurtured by them, we play in them, and we hopefully try not to pollute them. Often, once we become familiar, we drop our manners and expect others to deal with our worst behavior. Then we wonder where the noble nature of our collaboration has gone. When you are in a meaningful relationship of any kind, be excellent, be your best, give your best, all the time.