DON NORMAN ~ THE DESIGN OF EVERYDAY THINGS ~ 2013

~ TBP-DNAS-BNT-MTDTBA ~ The Best Products – Do Not Always Succeed – Brilliant New Technologies – Might Take Decades To Become Accepted

~ AATAD ~ All Artificial Things Are Designed

~ D-ICWHTW-HTAC-A-TNOTIBPAT ~ Design – Is Concerned With How Things Work – How They Are Controlled – And – The Nature Of The Interaction Between People And Technology

~ IITDOMATWDT-TUP-IINOD-TUT-A-M-DOM ~ It Is The Duty Of Machines And Those Who Design Them – To Understand People – It Is Not Our Duty – To Understand The – Arbitrary – Meaningless – Dictates Of Machines

~ TWHNS-HB-OTIIPS ~ Those Who Have Not Studied – Human Behavior – Often Think It Is Pretty Simple

~ WHTAHBTWII-NTWWWWITB ~ We Have To Accept Human Behavior The Way It Is – Not The Way We Would Wish It To Be

~ H-CD-P-H-N-C-A-B-F-TDTAT-N-C-A-WOB ~ Human-Centered Design – Puts – Human – Needs – Capabilities – And – Behavior – First – Then Designs To Accommodate Those – Needs – Capabilities – And – Ways Of Behaving

~ CIEIWTGW ~ Communication Is Especially Important When Things Go Wrong

~ GDPPE ~ Great Designers Produce Pleasurable Experiences

~ WWIWAP-WNTFOHTWI-TM-D-WID-HIW-A-WOAP:D ~ When We Interact With A Product – We Need To Figure Out How To Work It – This Means – Discovering – What It Does – How It Works – And – What Operations Are Possible: Discoverability

~ A-ARBTPO-AO-A-TCOTATDJHTOCPBU ~ Affordances – A Relationship Between The Properties Of – An Object – And – The Capabilities Of The Agent That Determines Just How The Object Could Possibly Be Used

~ A-D-WAAP-S-CWTASTP-WNB ~ Affordances – Determine – What Actions Are Possible – Signifiers – Communicate Where The Action Should Take Place – We Need Both

~ S-ST-IP-WAAPAHTSBD-SMBP-ETFTF ~ Signifiers – Signal Things – In Particular – What Actions Are Possible And How They Should Be Done – Signifiers Must Be Perceivable – Else They Fail To Function

~ F-CTROAA ~ Feedback – Communicating The Results Of An Action

~ FMBI:EADOATOASCBD ~ Feedback Must Be Immediate: Even A Delay Of A Tenth Of A Second Can Be Disconcerting

~ FMABI ~ Feedback Must Also Be Informative

~ PF-CBWT-NFAA-BII-D-U-A-IMC-IAA-P ~ Poor Feedback – Can Be Worse Than – No Feedback At All – Because It Is – Distracting – Uninformaitve – And – In Many Cases – Irritating And Anxiety-Provoking

~ FMABP-STUIIPIAUF-B-IS-APIAWTDCA ~ Feedback Must Also Be Prioritized – So That Unimportant Information Is Presented In An Unobtrusive Fashion – But – Important Signals – Are Presented In A Way That Does Capture Attention

~ FIE-B-IHTBD-C-A ~ Feedback Is Essential – But – It Has To Be Done – Correctly – Appropriately

~ SMAVOALATATSTHT ~ Simplified Models Are Valuable Only As Long As The Assumptions That Support Them Hold True

~ RI-CA-BR-TG-A-AA-WTRGI ~ Radical Ideas – Come About – By Reconsidering – The Goals – And – Always Asking – What The Real Goal Is

~ MOHBIAROSP-WAUOT-AAR-MOOBAHPB-IBAO-AW ~ Most Of Human Behavior Is A Result Of Subconscious Processes – We Are Unaware Of Them – As A Result – Many Of Our Beliefs About How People Behave – Including Beliefs About Ourselves – Are Wrong

~ WTTBT-T-CBSF-E-F-CAECBS-CTLTE:EDCT ~ We Tend To Believe That – Thought – Can Be Separated From – Emotion – False – Cognition And Emotion Cannot Be Separated – Cognitive Thoughts Lead To Emotions: Emotions Drive Cognitive Thoughts

~ TBISTAUTW-A-EACWIE-ATEDE-TIWMOLIBOPM-WTBAIIWTE-AECOHT ~ The Brain Is Structured To Act Upon The World – And Every Action Carries With It Expectations – And – These Expectations Drive Emotions – That Is Why Much Of Language Is Based On Physical Metaphors – Why The Body And Its Interaction With The Environment – Are Essential Components Of Human Thought

~ E-IHU-IF-TESIAPIPSTWITWC-CATMSOTW:EAV ~ Emotion – Is Highly Underrated – In Fact – The Emotional System Is A Powerful Information Processing System That Works In Tandem With Cognition – Cognition Attempts To Make Sense Of The World: Emotion Assigns Value

~ BM-HB-I-S-TI-IOWCA-WODKWWAAT-D-S-O-T-UAWHDI ~ Because Much – Human Behavior – Is – Subconscious – That Is – It Occurs Without Conscious Awareness – We Often Don’t Know What We Are About To – Do – Say – Or – Think – Until After We Have Done It

~ MAMEIA-TWULARATF-TJODTO(TOCM)-A-T-O ~ More And More Evidence Is Accumulating – That We Use Logic And Reason After The Fact – To Justify Our Decisions To Ourselves (To Our Conscious Minds) – And – To – Others

~ F-PR-EWIIANR-ALOF-C-AFOLOC-WCBU ~ Feedback – Provides Reassurance – Even When It Indicates A Negative Result – A Lack Of Feedback – Creates – A Feeling Of Lack Of Control – Which Can Be Unsettling

~ F-ICT-ME-A-GD-PT-E-PAIRIO-EL ~ Feedback – Is Critical To – Managing Expectations – And – Good Design – Provides This – Expectations – Play An Important Role In Our – Emotional Lives

~ PAIDTLFCOE-TFXAS-SISAPM ~ People Are Innately Disposed To Look For Causes Of Events – To Form Explanations And Stories – Storytelling Is Such A Persuasive Medium

~ EWTINSCA-TDSPFAO ~ Even When There Is No Single Causal Act – That Doesn’t Stop People From Assigning One

~ TFITL-WLMF-OF-TF-OS-WS-WOHNIW-WF-IIOPTFOW ~ To Fail Is To Learn – We Learn More From – Our Failures – Than From – Our Successes – With Success – We Often Have No Idea Why – With Failure – It Is Often Possible To Figure Out Why

~ MS-TS-A-IBLS ~ Make Something – Too Secure – And – It Becomes Less Secure

~ IIRETBPSTTFFM-AHNOPESHEIITIFMIPMSCTPRTATTMIOAETNH ~ It Is Relatively Easy To Bias People So That They Form False Memories – A Huge Number Of Psychological Experiments Show How Easy It Is To Implant False Memories Into People’s Minds So Convincingly That People Refuse To Admit That The Memory Is Of An Event That Never Happened

~ IAEF-S ~ If All Else Fails – Standardize

~ OWOOTFO-TN-ITMILL-TO ~ One Way Of Overcoming The Fear Of – The New – Is To Make It Look Like – The Old

~ Physical Limitations Are Well Understood By Designers; Mental Limitations Are Greatly Misunderstood

~ RCA ~ Root Cause Analysis

~ ITSLYM-TE-II-BD-A-ITSIYTM-TE-TII-RBD ~ If The System Lets You Make – The Error – It Is – Badly Designed – And – If The System Induces You To Make The Error – Then It Is – Really Badly Designed

~ AMCOEI-TS ~ A Major Cause Of Error Is – Time Stress

~ DD-PAIRIM-A ~ Deliberate Deviations – Play An Important Role In Many – Accidents

~ RE ~ Resilience Engineering

~ WAF-IODSWW ~ When Automation Fails – It Often Does So Without Warning

~ WWC-‘HE’-IOSAHATIIFTNOT ~ What We Call – “Human Error” – Is Often Simply A Human Action That Is Inappropriate For The Need Of Technology

~ A-BS-T-TWP-CBWT-NSAA:STCP ~ A – Brilliant Solution – To – The Wrong Problem – Can Be Worse Than – No Solution At All: Solve The Correct Problem

~ GDNSBTTSTPGTT:TSBTTU-WTRIA ~ Good Designers Never Start By Trying To Solve The Problem Given To Them: They Start By Trying To Understand – What The Real Issues Are

~ TD-DMOD:FTRP-FTRS ~ The Double-Diamond Model Of Design: Finding The Right Problem – Finding The Right Solution

~ TINSF-DOO-A-IW-TPWWBUTP ~ There Is No Substitute For – Direct Observation Of – And – Interaction With – The People Who Will Be Using The Product

~ QE ~ Question Everything

~ QOTSTPIDT-SQ-TQTB ~ Quite Often The Solution To Problems Is Discovered Through – Stupid Questions – Through Questioning The Obvious

~ NLOPD:TDAPDPS-IIBSAAB ~ Norman’s Law Of Product Development: The Day A Product Development Process Starts – It Is Behind Schedule And Above Budget

~ CIE:IICTIU ~ Complexity Is Essential: It Is Confusion That Is Undesirable

~ MIFCANRTP-EITAEAWESFFWFI ~ Most Innovations Fail Completely And Never Reach The Public – Even Ideas That Are Excellent And Will Eventually Succeed Frequently Fail When First Introduced

~ O-T-MC-B-TF-POI-A-P ~ Our – Technologies – May Change – But – The Fundamental – Principles Of Interaction – Are Permanent

ECKHART TOLLE ~ A NEW EARTH ~ 2005

~ UYKTBMBTWO-TE-YWRI-IWTYIIWI-AAA ~ Unless You Know The Basic Mechanics Behind The Workings Of – The Ego – You Won’t Recognize It – And – It Will Trick You Into Identifying With It – Again And Again

~ WKT-S-CCS-GITFTTTFYTTDW ~ What Keeps The – So-Called Consumer Society – Going Is The Fact That Trying To Find Yourself Through Things Doesn’t Work

~ AAECC ~ Awareness And Ego Cannot Coexist

~ TPEPTYRTMSIO-A-MATI-TTBTSPTAAIY-B-TYAUOUTDWY-ITS-YHMTLFYE ~ The Particular Egoic Patterns That You React To Most Strongly In Others – And – Misperceive As Their Identity – Tend To Be The Same Patterns That Are Also In You – But – That You Are Unable Or Unwilling To Detect Within Yourself – In That Sense – You Have Much To Learn From Your Enemies

~ TEAWSFOPOS-TIAAHA-AASO- ‘NEY’ -O-IAL-TNTBF-IU-PAS-TGWIW-AEWIS-IINSFL ~ The Ego Always Wants Something From Other People Or Situations – There Is Always A Hidden Agenda – Always A Sense Of – “Not Enough Yet” – Of – Insufficiency And Lack – That Needs To Be Filled – It Uses – People And Situations – To Get What It Wants – And Even When It Succeeds – It Is Never Satisfied For Long

~ TPCOUINTSBYTAI ~ The Primary Cause Of Unhappiness Is Never The Situation But Your Thoughts About It

~ RTBY-TAE-B-TABT ~ Rather Than Being Your – Thoughts And Emotions – Be – The Awareness Behind Them

~ TECSASCS ~ The Ego Creates Separation And Separation Creates Suffering

~ NEHITPTCPYFBPN ~ Nothing Ever Happened In The Past That Can Prevent You From Being Present Now

~ VUP-ETOE-TIRIO ~ Very Unconscious People – Experience Their Own Ego – Through Its Reflection In Others

~ WYRT-WYRTIOIAIY(ASOIY)-YBTBAOYOE-ATS-YMART-YWDTOWYTOWDTY ~ When You Realize That – What You React To In Others Is Also In You (And Sometimes Only In You) – You Begin To Become Aware Of Your Own Ego – At That Stage – You May Also Realize That – You Were Doing To Others What You Thought Others Were Doing To You

~ ATGTIAIYLITFFAA-WYTTWIWFY-YAWFTW-YAWIB-DDYTYASATYHNTG-YCRWYDG ~ Acknowledging The Good That Is Already In Your Life Is The Foundation For All Abundance – Whatever You Think The World Is Withholding From You – You Are Withholding From The World – You Are Withholding It Because – Deep Down You Think You Are Small And That You Have Nothing To Give – You Cannot Receive What You Don’t Give

~ TDTMTPMIYFITEOTE ~ The Decision To Make The Present Moment Into Your Friend Is The End Of The Ego

~ TINTYCDA-A-WYDWB-TE-TTA-AOE-TI-AIMPP-ATMIMIAB-IOA-YATCOATYM-OTMIOWAAOEPIL-ATTTLUTTI ~ There Is Nothing That You Can Do About – Awakening – Whatever You Do Will Be – The Ego – Trying To Add – Awakening Or Enlightenment – To Itself – As Its Most Prized Possession – And Thereby Making Itself More Important And Bigger – Instead Of Awakening – You Add The Concept Of Awakening To Your Mind – Or The Mental Image Of What An Awakened Or Enlightened Person Is Like – And Then Try To Live Up To That Image

~ WYM-TPM-IO-PAF-TFPOYL-YATEWYD-AWITQOYL-ID ~ When You Make – The Present Moment – Instead Of – Past And Future – The Focal Point Of Your Life – Your Ability To Enjoy What You Do — And With It The Quality Of Your Life — Increases Dramatically

~ YDHTWFS-‘M’-TCIYL-STYCFEWYD-TIMMI-J-TYWEN ~ You Don’t Have To Wait For Something – “Meaningful” – To Come Into Your Life– So That You Can Finally Enjoy What You Do – There Is More Meaning In – Joy – Than You Will Ever Need

~ J-DNCF-WYD-IFI-WYD-ATITWFDWY ~ Joy – Does Not Come From – What You Do – It Flows Into – What You Do – And Thus Into This World From Deep Within You

~ YWEAAIWYAFP-AATINJ-AMTAE ~ You Will Enjoy Any Activity In Which You Are Fully Present – Any Activity That Is Not Just – A Means To An End

ECKHART TOLLE ~ STILLNESS SPEAKS ~ 2003

~ THC:LIT ~ The Human Condition: Lost In Thought

~ MPSTELIWTCOTOT-TNGBA-N-M-M-PSOS-TICBTP ~ Most People Spend Their Entire Life Imprisoned Within The Confines Of Their Own Thoughts – They Never Go Beyond A – Narrow – Mind-Made – Personalized Sense Of Self – That Is Conditioned By The Past

~ TIADOCFDTT-IITVEOWYA-WMCI-P-A-TUC ~ There Is A Dimension Of Consciousness Far Deeper Than Thought – It Is The Very Essence Of Who You Are – We May Call It – Presence – Awareness – The Unconditioned Consciousness

~ THM-IIDT-K/U/C-MIOAVFTT ~ The Human Mind – In Its Desire To – Know / Understand / Control – Mistakes Its Opinions And Viewpoints For The Truth

~ TTMIAUAPT-B-IIAVLWITOYLC-WYDRTIIOASAOTCTYA ~ The Thinking Mind Is A Useful And Powerful Tool – But – It Is Also Very Limiting When It Takes Over Your Life Completely – When You Don’t Realize That It Is Only A Small Aspect Of The Consciousness That You Are

~ W-INAPOT-TDKTIWATTSAO-GSOSYFA-AIPI-CI ~ Wisdom – Is Not A Product Of Thought – The Deep Knowing That Is Wisdom Arises Through The Simple Act Of – Giving Someone Or Something Your Full Attention – Attention Is Primordial Intelligence – Consciousness Itself

~ WITBD?-IWT ~ What Is This Basic Delusion? – Identification With Thought

~ POAK-I-TYAIW-TTM-IM-YDSTOHBA-BOYOCOTHB-TRTAOAHBTACIAAFOV ~ Prejudice Of Any Kind – Implies – That You Are Identified With – The Thinking Mind – It Means – You Don’t See The Other Human Being Anymore – But Only Your Own Concept Of That Human Being – To Reduce The Aliveness Of Another Human Being To A Concept Is Already A Form Of Violence

~ BAEWTSO-‘NK’-TTYB-M-BTMIATTCAI-IIAO-NK-WYCBAEW-NK-YHAGBTM-ADKTIN-CTAOOTS ~ Become At Ease With The State Of – “Not Knowing” – This Takes You Beyond – Mind – Because The Mind Is Always Trying To Conclude And Interpret – It Is Afraid Of Not Knowing – When You Can Be At Ease With – Not Knowing – You Have Already Gone Beyond The Mind – A Deeper Knowing That Is Non-Conceptual Then Arises Out Of That State

~ T-‘I’-TINSFL-IIA-M-MSOWYA-CBTP-A-STFIFITF ~ The – “I” – That Is Never Satisfied For Long – It Is A – Mind-Made Sense Of Who You Are – Conditioned By The Past – And – Seeking To Find Its Fulfillment In The Future

~ WYLT-TE-YA-RTPMTAMTAE-YLFTF ~ When You Live Through – The Ego – You Always – Reduce The Present Moment To A Means To An End – You Live For The Future

~ WYGMAT-TD-TT-TFR-TYWTATI-YB-TOEC-Y-D-TBNOAGDME-BIM-F-A-J ~ When You Give More Attention To – The Doing – Than To – The Future Result – That You Want To Achieve Through It – You Break – The Old Egoic Conditioning – Your Doing – Then Becomes Not Only A Great Deal More Effective – But Infinitely More – Fulfilling – And – Joyful

~ CAR-A-FMP-TWTESI-FMP-ALPOTM-EACO-CARATOT ~ Complaining And Reactivity – Are – Favorite Mind Patterns – Through Which The Ego Strengthens Itself – For Many People – A Large Part Of Their Mental-Emotional Activity Consists Of – Complaining And Reacting Against This Or That

~ IYDWP-CYDSFOE-SOI-TT?-YALA-TE-WLTC ~ In Your Dealings With People – Can You Detect Subtle Feelings Of Either – Superiority Or Inferiority – Toward Them? – You Are Looking At – The Ego – Which Lives Through Comparison

~ TEIDOCAFOM-IWGAA-IAEF-YCSYFSOSTSYA-MUTBLOMITSE ~ The Ego’s Identity Depends On Comparison And Feeds On More – It Will Grasp At Anything – If All Else Fails – You Can Strengthen Your Fictitious Sense Of Self Through Seeing Yourself As – More Unfairly Treated By Life Or More Ill Than Someone Else

~ BITVSO-TES-IANT-O-R-A-E-TMTSOSOWICSD-STI-‘M’-AT-‘O’-‘U’-A-‘T’~ Built Into The Very Structure Of – The Egoic Self – Is A Need To – Oppose – Resist – And – Exclude – To Maintain The Sense Of Separateness On Which Its Continued Survival Depends – So There Is – “Me” – Against The – “Other” – “Us” – Against – “Them”

~ TE-NTBICW-SOS ~ The Ego – Needs To Be In Conflict With – Something Or Someone

~ TOM-N-ITOTYCNEF-TOCFIYL-NMWH-OTIC:IAN This One Moment – Now – Is The Only Thing You Can Never Escape From – The One Constant Factor In Your Life – No Matter What Happens – One Thing Is Certain: It’s Always Now

~ STINEF-TN-WNWI-BFWI? ~ Since There Is No Escape From – The Now – Why Not Welcome It – Become Friendly With It?

~ DYTTMAIIWAOTBO?-DYFYH-AFMTGT-TIMI? ~ Do You Treat This Moment As If It Were An Obstacle To Be Overcome? – Do You Feel You Have – A Future Moment To Get To – That Is More Important?

~ FTAWYB-TAYI-TN~ Feel The Aliveness Within Your Body – That Anchors You In – The Now

~ T-N-IDT-WHII-IITSIWIH ~ The Now – Is Deeper Than – What Happens In It – It Is The Space In Which It Happens

~ YFP-NB-RTCOYL-B-BRWYAATDL ~ You Find Peace – Not By – Rearranging The Circumstances Of Your Life – But – By Realizing Who You Are At The Deepest Level

~ YCFYITPOF-TOPWYCFYII-TN ~ You Cannot Find Yourself In The Past Or Future – The Only Place Where You Can Find Yourself Is In – The Now

~ ALA-TE-RYL-MOY-T-E-A-A-AF-DAF-IR-YTE-WOFS-FTOP ~ As Long As – The Ego – Runs Your Life – Most Of Your – Thoughts – Emotions – And – Actions – Arise From – Desire And Fear – In Relationships – You Then Either – Want Or Fear Something – From The Other Person

~ WYMTPMTFPOYA-IOUIAAMTAE-YGBTE-A-BTUCTUPA-AMTAE-TEBS-E ~ When You Make The Present Moment The Focal Point Of Your Attention — Instead Of Using It As A Means To An End — You Go Beyond The Ego – And – Beyond The Unconscious Compulsion To Use People As – A Means To An End – The End Being Self-Enhancement

~ L-DNWOF-A ~ Love – Does Not Want Or Fear – Anything

~ U-OC-TIN-O-A-YAAM-Y ~ Ultimately – Of Course –There Is No – Other – And – You Are Always Meeting – Yourself

~ UMPTTCTAESBMTC-BBAOTATH ~ Unconscious Mind Patterns Tend To Come To An End Simply By Making Them Conscious – By Becoming Aware Of Them As They Happen

ECKHART TOLLE ~ THE POWER OF NOW ~ 1999

~ TW-E-CUTIOS-SA-ATELTKITW-B-IISYNSOFOW-B-YTNBNAF ~ The Word – Enlightenment – Conjures Up The Idea Of Some – Superhuman Accomplishment – And The Ego Likes To Keep It That Way – But – It Is Simply Your Natural State Of Felt Oneness With – Being – Your True Nature Beyond Name And Form

~ ‘IT’-‘TIA’-TMBE-TE-T-W-B-A-I-W-T ~ “I Think – Therefore I Am” – The Most Basic Error – To Equate – Thinking – With – Being – And – Identity – With – Thinking

~ ACA-TM-S-SOF-IET-A-ITFAASF-TJOB ~ All Cravings Are – The Mind – Seeking – Salvation Or Fulfillment – In External Things – And – In The Future As A Substitute For – The Joy Of Being

~ DTB-F-O-E-ISACFFOCI-TF ~ Desire To Become – Free – Or – Enlightened – Is Just Another Craving For Fulfillment Or Completion In – The Future

~ TM-ASTD-TN-ATEFI-B-ICFARICW-T-WI-PAF-SIPTT-N-AT ~ The Mind – Always Seeks To Deny – The Now – And To Escape From It – Because – It Cannot Function And Remain In Control Without – Time – Which Is – Past And Future – So It Perceives The – Timeless – Now – As Threatening

~ A-TA-W-TPM-C-AI-AIYHCI ~ Accept — Than Act – Whatever – The Present Moment – Contains – Accept It As If You Had Chosen It

~ YCACW-TPM-B-YCCWSTIO-AMP-YCCW-TF ~ You Can Always Cope With – The Present Moment – But – You Cannot Cope With Something That Is Only – A Mind Projection — You Cannot Cope With – The Future

~ BOIPN-A-DEDM-TE-IVVAI-A-ISIACUT-T-BTW-ITC-EITEIOVC ~ Because Of Its Phantom Nature – And – Despite Elaborate Defense Mechanisms – The Ego – Is Very Vulnerable And Insecure – And – It Sees Itself As Constantly Under Threat – This – By The Way – Is The Case – Even If The Ego Is Outwardly Very Confident

~ F-SHMC-B-UAFITEFO-D-A-TTE-DIAJATC ~ Fear – Seems To Have Many Causes – But – Ultimately – All Fear Is The Ego’s Fear Of – Death – Annihilation – To The Ego – Death Is Always Just Around The Corner

~ TBMOTUS:IWM-WCAFS-TE-AASFYTSRIB ~ The Basic Mechanics Of The Unconscious State: Identification With The Mind – Which Creates A False Self – The Ego – As A Substitute For Your True Self Rooted In Being

~ TH-II-IND-IIAWT-DSIWYSYSII-A-MIFWYA-ITB-TEM-A-TOYWL ~ The Mind – In Itself – Is Not Dysfunctional – It Is A Wonderful Tool – Dysfunction Sets In When You Seek Your Self In It – And – Mistake It For Who You Are – It Then Becomes – The Egoic Mind – And – Takes Over Your Whole Life

~ T-EP-ITSWWYWLU-TOFTRC-LIN ~ The – Eternal Present – Is The Space Within Which Your Whole Life Unfolds – The One Factor That Remains Constant – Life Is Now

~ N-ITOPTCTYB-TLCOTM-IIYOPOAITTAFROB ~ Now – Is The Only Point That Can Take You Beyond – The Limited Confines Of The Mind – It Is Your Only Point Of Access Into The Timeless And Formless Realm Of Being

~ TRWSPLTEIDA-IFTI-TN-TIAS-TI-FOT-FOP-FOT-FOTBOTP ~ The Reason Why Some People Love To Engage In Dangerous Activities – It Forces Them Into – The Now — That Intensely Alive State – That Is – Free Of Time – Free Of Problems – Free Of Thinking – Free Of The Burden Of The Personality

~ TMYRYA-NP-YAP-WYAATOYM-YANLTII-AFHCI-STINOTM:TWP ~ The Moment You Realize You Are – Not Present – You Are Present – Whenever You Are Able To Observe Your Mind – You Are No Longer Trapped In It – Another Factor Has Come In – Something That Is Not Of The Mind: The Witnessing Presence

~ U/A/T/S/W-AFOF-ACB-TMF-A-NE-P ~ Unease / Anxiety / Tension / Stress / Worry – All Forms Of Fear – Are Caused By – Too Much Future – And – Not Enough – Presence

~ G/R/R/G/S/B-A-AFO-N-F-ACB-TMP-A-NEP ~ Guilt / Regret / Resentment / Grievances / Sadness / Bitterness – And – All Forms Of – Non-Forgiveness – Are Caused By – Too Much Past – And – Not Enough Presence

~ TMYATT-TN-YF-AP-AS-AP-YNLDOTFFFAS-YDLTIFS ~ The Moment Your Attention Turns To – The Now – You Feel – A Presence – A Stillness – A Peace – You No Longer Depend On The Future For Fulfillment And Satisfaction — You Don’t Look To It For Salvation

~ AYS?-AYSB-GTTF-T-TPIRT-AMOGT? ~ Are You Stressed? – Are You So Busy – Getting To The Future – That – The Present Is Reduced To – A Means Of Getting There?

~ S-ICB-B-‘H’-B-WTB-‘T’-O-BI-TP-B-WTBI-TF ~ Stress – Is Caused By – Being – “Here” – But – Wanting To Be – “There” – Or – Being In – The Present – But – Wanting To Be In – The Future

~ OTPCFYOTP ~ Only The Present Can Free You Of The Past

~ TKYA-TBUTT-TSUTMN-TLAJUTP-I-F/S/E ~ To Know Yourself As – The Being Underneath The Thinker – The Stillness Underneath The Mental Noise – The Love And Joy Underneath The Pain – Is – Freedom / Salvation / Enlightenment

~ TOTICWEC-DNMUATFOAGSA-AAFA-ALAYDT-ALAYTTEFTOWTTWD-TWOODNOU-AYRTITS-WWRTSODF ~ The Opportunity That Is Concealed Within Every Crisis – Does Not Manifest Until All The Facts Of Any Given Situation Are – Acknowledged And Fully Accepted – As Long As You Deny Them – As Long As You Try To Escape From Them Or Wish That Things Were Different – The Window Of Opportunity Does Not Open Up – And You Remain Trapped Inside That Situation – Which Will Remain The Same Or Deteriorate Further

~ THBMPFW-L-L-I-O-P-IWF-TOTBTGT-ITTT-LGO-FS-IASE-DGAD-IGT-D-H-A-C-IMTMR ~ There Have Been Many People For Whom – Limitation – Failure – Loss – Illness – Or – Pain In Whatever Form – Turned Out To Be Their Greatest Teacher – It Taught Them To – Let Go Of – False Self-Images And Superficial Ego-Dictated Goals And Desires – It Gave Them – Depth – Humility – And – Compassion – It Made Them More Real

~ E-I-TUM-TRYLWYAN-P-ATWC-TW ~ Ego – Is – The Unobserved Mind – That Runs Your Life When You Are Not – Present – As The Witnessing Consciousness – The Watcher

~ TE-PIAASFIAHU-WNRICTAOB-SBOE-WIESAAPTOWIWATUFIOE ~ The Ego – Perceives Itself As A Separate Fragment In A Hostile Universe – With No Real Inner Connection To Any Other Being – Surrounded By Other Egos – Which It Either Sees As A Potential Threat Or Which It Will Attempt To Use For Its Own Ends

~ T-BEP-ADTCIO-D-SFASOL-TA:R/C/P/G/D/A ~ The – Basic Ego Patterns – Are Designed To Combat Its Own – Deep-Seated Fear And Sense Of Lack – They Are: Resistance / Control / Power / Greed / Defense / Attack

~ SO-TES-AEC-Y-TNTSAOIP-SB-TE-I-ITP ~ Some Of – The Ego’s Strategies – Are Extremely Clever – Yet – They Never Truly Solve Any Of Its Problems – Simply Because – The Ego – Itself – Is The Problem

~ AO-WI-IFYF-MI-A-TRYW-B-RI-TM ~ Acceptance Of – What Is – Immediately Frees You From – Mind Identification – And – Thus Reconnects You With – Being – Resistance Is – The Mind

~ A – ‘B’ -THIYL-UIFE-LIFYIIP-MA-ASWH ~ Anything – “Bad” – That Happens In Your Life — Use It For Enlightenment – Let It Force You Into Intense Present-Moment Awareness – And See What Happens

~ SDNDIIWYMIU ~ Suffering Does Not Diminish In Intensity When You Make It Unconscious

~ WYDEP-EYDOT-AWAYR-BCWI ~ When You Deny Emotional Pain – Everything You Do Or Think – As Well As Your Relationships – Become Contaminated With It

~ WTI-NWO-TISA-AWT ~ When There Is – No Way Out – There Is Still Always – A Way Through

~ TM-CAIIB-TP-ASTR-CWIKAIFW-EIIIP-ALIIF-TUID ~ The Mind – Conditioned As It Is By – The Past – Always Seeks To Re-Create What It Knows And Is Familiar With – Even If It Is Painful – At Least It Is Familiar – The Unknown Is Dangerous

~ WY-S-T-WI-ASB-FP-TPCTHAP-YDNNIA-P-ITK-TN-ITK ~ When You – Surrender – To – What Is – And So Become – Fully Present – The Past Ceases To Have Any Power – You Do Not Need It Anymore – Presence – Is The Key – The Now – Is The Key

SAMUEL ARBESMAN ~ OVERCOMPLICATED ~ 2016

~ WTTE ~ Welcome To The Entanglement

~ E-AWBSTBMAMC-TIAGDBHWIOSTA-A-HTADA ~ Entanglement – As We Build Systems That Become More And More Complicated – There Is A Greater Divergence Between How We Intend Our Systems To Act – And – How They Actually Do Act

~ WCSAOIRTSTAA-OTHBDF-TCCBALITFOTU ~ While Complicated Systems Are Often Incredibly Robust To Shocks That Are Anticipated – Ones They Have Been Designed For – Their Complexity Can Be A Liability In The Face Of The Unanticipated

~ WATUACS-WMDTPR-OLOD-AWTLAI ~ When Attempting To Understand A Complex System – We Must Determine The Proper Resolution – Or Level Of Detail – At Which To Look At It

~ COUP ~ Complications Of Unknown Purpose

~ WWIRTATCOAOKTA ~ We Will Increasingly Require The Ability To Connect One Area Of Knowledge To Another

~ WHWT-WMHHWR-A-CWF ~ Walking Humbly With Technology – We Must Have Humility Without Reverence – And – Curiosity Without Fear

~ BATPUTHOTIJIOE;IHIUAUPTOT ~ Being Able To Peek Underneath The Hood Of Technology Isn’t Just Interesting Or Educational; It Helps Inoculate Us Against Unhealthy Perspective Toward Our Technologies