What gets measured gets done

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weichen
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What gets measured gets done

Post by weichen » Fri Jul 14, 2006 2:12 pm

What gets measured gets done

As ET pointed out repeatedly, his teaching needs to be lived.

In the past, I use an excel spreadsheet to log things such as how many hrs of meditation (walks) etc have I done every day. Now I slightly modified my daily measurement. After I finish my 30 minutes walk, I go home and write down how many minutes I walked, and how many minutes during the walk I was conscioius (free of thought, focus on the body, or focus on the senses).

other measurements:
how often do I interrupt my train of thought by putting focus on my body (e.g. 5 times per minute) for 1 hr. this can be done when listening to tapes by ET or other teacher, or in conversation with my wife etc.

I would love to hear other people's experience in this topic

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"A disciplinary exercise"

Post by Herbert F. Weigelt III » Tue Sep 26, 2006 7:45 pm

Standing or sitting very still and facing a tree; observe the air as it flows through your nose and into your lungs; still in view? Now observe as you exhale though your mouth. NOTE: do not attempt this during stormy weather!!!

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Re: What gets measured gets done

Post by MatthewCromer » Tue Sep 26, 2006 8:01 pm

weichen wrote:What gets measured gets done

As ET pointed out repeatedly, his teaching needs to be lived.

In the past, I use an excel spreadsheet to log things such as how many hrs of meditation (walks) etc have I done every day. Now I slightly modified my daily measurement. After I finish my 30 minutes walk, I go home and write down how many minutes I walked, and how many minutes during the walk I was conscioius (free of thought, focus on the body, or focus on the senses).
It sounds like a lot of effort is going into this "enlightenment" project.

Who is walking? Who is measuring? Who is trying so hard to "make it" and afraid of not "making it"?
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Post by din » Tue Sep 26, 2006 8:52 pm

Good stuff Matthew.

Weichen will keep efforting until he realizes he doesn't have to. :D
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Post by MatthewCromer » Wed Sep 27, 2006 2:41 am

NOTE: do not attempt this during stormy weather!!!
Priceless!!!!!!
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Post by Narz » Wed Sep 27, 2006 3:04 am

din wrote:Weichen will keep efforting until he realizes he doesn't have to. :D
In my experience the only way to begin is thru effort. It takes a lot of practice to make actions appear effortless. ;)

I'll make the analogy of floating on your back in the middle of a lake, first you have to learn to swim (to get to that spot) and in the process overcome your fear of water.

For everyone who bought Mr. Tolle's book(s) there was first a thought to buy that book(s).

I tend to agree with weichen, whether it comes to earning money or doing push-ups recording my progress makes it more fun and more likely to get done.

Besides, statistics are a lot of fun! :)
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Post by Techguy » Mon Dec 18, 2006 12:17 pm

weichen wrote:What gets measured gets done
What are you going to do with all that data when you get done with it? :?:

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