johnny cude

Clearlake, CA, United States

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johnny cude
Posted almost 4 years ago
Beyond race, creed, color, nationality and personal narratives there is a universal humanity. Where is this? How do you go there?
Mike thanks for commenting, Your comment reminds me of an ancient egyptian drawing where everyone is busy but also smiling, working in the fields, the kitchens and in the courtyard. everyone is working for the greater whole. but I agree about diversity mandates. I am in favor of distributing the opportunity for education to everyone but not mandating it on institutions. However, those who promote and provide education to those in greatest need are serving the greatest good. To bring the underprivilidged and down troddden into their own resourcefulness will always present challenges that communitites can address better than institutions.
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johnny cude
Posted almost 4 years ago
Beyond race, creed, color, nationality and personal narratives there is a universal humanity. Where is this? How do you go there?
Colleen, I always like your comments. From your comments I get that you built a kind of choosing muscle in your brain as you contrasted or journeyed between your parents polar views. I can see by your smiling muscules on your cheek bones that you chose the high ground more often than not. If I said, what do you see in your minds eye when you mediate and see this Universal humanity. Do you see everyone standing beside each other. Some people of greater import standing on a high plateau, where are the less fortunate, or do you see everyone standing on level ground, or something totally different.
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johnny cude
Posted almost 4 years ago
Julian Treasure: 5 ways to listen better
To get rid of prejudice and keep a good attitude one has to consider everyone, all humanity on a line, no one is ahead, no one behind, no one above or below. Create this as an image and it will lay down the framework for a better operating of the emotional brain. Any time this line of humanity is disrupted and I begin to judge, someone is removed from the line of equality, so I must repair this picture inside of me, I must look inside of me and see what is it in me that cannot put this person on an equal line. My listening to others will then improve.
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johnny cude
Posted almost 4 years ago
Julian Treasure: 5 ways to listen better
I'm not sure I agree with the premise that training the hearing with certain metrics and with hearing exercises one can get better at listening to others.Conscious listening comes from a mind which is grounded in mutual thinking, considering others. Yet we are taught in so many ways that we are separate, that success means hoarding and out consuming our peers, In short, we are taught that in order to succeed we need to place our ideas, needs, wants, interests ahead of others. From business strategies, to sports to consumer goods there exists a kind of hierarchy - to win someone must loose. When one is thinking from the spectrum or hierarchy, one cannot hear the needs of others. When a child is spoiled and essential spared any sense of shame in their actions toward others we get a psychopath. This the extreme case of bad listening. Poor listening is mostly the result of a disorganized brain which is taught to run on the post babylonian "Me" principle. A native or tribal culture cannot exist in this terrain, for in their world, we all eat together, the same meal, at the same time and give thanks to the creator. LIstening is the by-product of social considering. IT is more a cognitive skill of framing one's needs in parallel with someone else's than a hearing exercise.