Break, break, break,
Break, break, break,
This is It
and I am It
and You are It
and so is That
and He is It
and She is It
and It is It
and That is That
—”This is It
This process within our brains is a three-step loop.
1. The Cue
A trigger that tells your brain to go into automatic mode and which habit to use.
2. The Routine
Which can be either physical, mental, or emotional.
3. The Reward
Which helps your brain figure out if this particular loop is worth remembering for the future.
Over time, this loop-cue, routine, reward – becomes more and more automatic. The cue and reward become intertwined until a powerful sense of anticipation and craving emerges. Eventually a habit is born.
The Hero’s Journey Model:
Heros Journey : Summary of Steps
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If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time – a tremendous whack.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
There are three methods to gaining wisdom. The first is reflection, which is the highest. The second is limitation, which is the easiest. The third is experience, which is the bitterest.
Coffee, Tea or Me? The Uninhibited Memoirs of Two Airline Stewardesses
From the moment the first stewardesses took flight in 1930, flight attendants became glamorous icons of femininity. For decades, airlines hired only young, attractive, unmarried white women.
They marketed passenger service aloft as an essentially feminine exercise in exuding charm, looking fabulous, and providing comfort. The actual work that flight attendants did—ensuring passenger safety, assuaging fears, serving food and drinks, all while conforming to airlines’ strict rules about appearance—was supposed to appear effortless; the better that stewardesses performed by airline standards, the more hidden were their skills and labor.
original book by Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946
Structurally, the aliens are more like jellyfish than mammals. By examining DNA molecules, it appears that the aliens possess humans by using a cell phase matching technique. The aliens cells literally overtake the human cells through osmosis. As a result, they have access to the host body’s intelligence, and can control them physically. And yet there is no outward way for anyone to know.
Physiologically, the aliens have a liquid core which carries neurological information as well as arterial matter. Their stable, upright carriage is supported by a weblike musculature structure.
The aliens stand between 5 1/2 and 7 feet tall. It has a cyclops eye in the center of its forehead and it is a biped. It has three fingers, three toes, and three arms. Apparently, it has no skeletal structure per se.
Thou thinkest thou hast finished?
Three questions answer: How can I find out
How many years a crow lives?
To the farthest star
How great is the distance?
What do I now desire?
Friend, again we do not know.
Again all is unknown to us.
Again must we begin.
Nothing has end.
Nicholas Konstantinovich Roerich
… Maybe a theory that prehistoric people were able to count only “one, two, many”.
… the “three” in one context means “typical, average”.
… It happens three times, there is a pattern.
Three: A Magic Number
In “The Gift of the Magi,” the number three figures prominently. Consider the following:
Through explorations of the three pillars of Zen–teaching, practice, and enlightenment–Roshi Philip Kapleau presents a comprehensive overview of the history and discipline of Zen Buddhism. An established classic, this 35th anniversary edition features new illustrations and photographs, as well as a new afterword by Sensei Bodhin Kjolhede, who has succeeded Philip Kapleau as spiritual director of the Rochester Zen Center, one of the oldest and most influential Zen centers in the United States.
World-renowned Buddhist teacher Roshi Kapleau brings a new introduction to his twenty-five-year-old classic. Useful to both initiates and long-term disciples alike, the comprehensive guide is an overview of the profundities of Buddha. (Philosophy)