Category Archives: Mind

That Striving for Perfection– KINTSUKOROI, Wabi-Sabi, Mahayana Buddhism and whatever else

Evan Bortnick       http://musa-vocalis.de/ Gesangsunterricht Wiesbaden It’s that growth impulse in human beings which I find fascinating. Biological growth and psychological growth follow patterns that we can influence, to be sure. When we’re not consciously influencing (learning, working out, dieting, practicing) … Continue reading

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Quick-and-Dirty vs. Slow-and-Detailed

Evan Bortnick       http://musa-vocalis.de/ Gesangsunterricht Wiesbaden As we all know, there are COUNTLESS ways to perceive “Reality”. One thing’s for sure; how we perceive “Reality” determines both how we feel and how we behave. I’m sure you’ve also noticed that it’s … Continue reading

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Terminology, Semantics and “The MIND”

Evan Bortnick           http://musa-vocalis.de/ Gesangsunterricht Wiesbaden It fascinates me over and over again how we use terminology and yet it’s not REALLY clear what is meant and what is not. Take the word “MIND”. If we are going to separate “Mind” … Continue reading

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Astral Travel, Lucid Dreaming, Altered States and Brain Waves

Evan Bortnick   http://musa-vocalis.de/ Gesangsunterricht Wiesbaden As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been into some pretty weird stuff over the years. Before I seriously got involved in the study, practice and teaching of Neuro-Linguistic-Programming, my explanations of my experiences tended MUCH more … Continue reading

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The „Envy“ Message

Evan Bortnick   http://musa-vocalis.de/ Gesangsunterricht Wiesbaden It’s never been any kind of a secret that I’m something of a “WeiterBildungsJunkie” (rough translation; ‘continuing education junkie’). Basically that means that two years can’t go by without me getting some itch to be … Continue reading

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LIFE = DRAMA

Evan Bortnick   http://musa-vocalis.de/ Gesangsunterricht Wiesbaden I have to admit, a part of me loves this quote. It definitely got me thinking about my own beliefs. The one arising now is about how the real juice of life, the liveliness of … Continue reading

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Manipulation, Influencing-with-Integrity and my dog Fluffy

Evan Bortnick           http://musa-vocalis.de/ Gesangsunterricht Wiesbaden A bit over a year ago, our little family unit bought a dog. Fluffy. I fell in love immediately, which isn’t difficult when you look into those soulful eyes. That was the problem; if I … Continue reading

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