Here is an amazing article about the wonders of children’s education in Finland. Finland produces some of the highest scores in the whole world by children who have been educated using their methods. Click on the link at the end of the snippet from the article to be taken to the article itself.
Children’s Education in Finland
All Finnish kids address their teachers by their first names, as the students at Helsinki’s Strömberg School do, but many other aspects of education at this school can be considered progressive no matter where you’re from. Let’s open the door and step inside.
This pain is not to make you sad, remember. That’s where people go on missing…. This pain is just to make you more alert — because people become alert only when the arrow goes deep into their heart and wounds them. Otherwise they don’t become alert. When life is easy, comfortable, convenient, who cares? Who bothers to become alert? When a friend dies, there is a possibility. When your man leaves you alone — those dark nights, you are lonely. You have loved that man so much and you have staked all, and then suddenly one day he is gone. Crying in your loneliness, those are the occasions when, if you use them, you can become aware. The arrow is hurting: it can be used. The pain is not to make you miserable, the pain is to make you more aware! And when you are aware, misery disappears.
Also, drop guilt! — because to be guilty is to live in hell. Not being guilty, you will have the freshness of dewdrops in the early morning sun, you will have the freshness of lotus petals in the lake, you will have the freshness of the stars in the night. Once guilt disappears you will have a totally different kind of life, luminous and radiant. You will have a dance to your feet and your heart will be singing a thousand and one songs.
It is a common thread amongst women that they don’t believe they are very attractive. This is due to the constant bombardment by everything around them, from the television, to the magazines, to the music they listen to, to the movies they go and see, to the billboards that do the advertising, to the packaging that products come in. It’s everywhere! There is a certain look that is deemed appealing, and we are constantly indoctrinated to believe that this is what men want because of the amount of times that this idea is repeated to us. The truth of the matter is far from that, of course. Men make up their own mind as to what they find attractive, and most would have a different view of what they think is attractive to what the media portrays that they think is attractive. Continue reading →
Often the reason that women stay in abusive relationships is because their mind keeps them there. Freedom is an inner thing, and if we are in an abusive relationship it’s because that relationship is merely a reflection of what is going on inside our own mind. If you look around you in life, what you see is what you expect to see…. it all starts there. So the question is, can I break free of this situation and mindset? you ask, and the answer is a very loud Yes!! Of course you can!
The mind takes alot to shift its thinking once you have gotten to a point where you have constant negative mind chatter. The only way to heal it from that (because once things get to this stage your mind is actually suffering from a sickness), is to use affirmations, gamma meditations and binaural beats to help shift it back to a point where the majority of thoughts you think are positive. There are many tools available for free on youtube that you can use to help shift your thinking. There are lots of affirmation videos that can be downloaded as MP3’s that are full of positive suggestions to assist women to believe in themselves once more. The mind is our biggest stumbling block. If it isn’t used correctly it can become our enemy rather than our ally. Continue reading →
Why do so many women have such a general sense of low self-esteem? Well, the reason for that goes back quite a distance, apart from the influences imposed on us in today’s society. Today we have the television and the media telling us how we should be, but those devices are simply perpetuating a very old saga. I went searching for answers quite some time ago and this is what I found. Continue reading →
The article below is about increasing your ability to comprehend by using a technique called word clearing. I studied for a short time some of the courses offered at the Church of Scientology. One of their courses was How to Gain More Comprehension through Word Clearing. Of all the courses I studied, this was the one that I have used the most. It certainly does work, although, if the person who has written an article or dialogue hasn’t explained themselves very well, then word clearing isn’t going to make it any easier to understand what they are trying to convey. However, if the misunderstanding is due to not being able to understand the meaning of the words used in the article or dialogue, then word clearing is very useful indeed. Continue reading →