Beach Walk 738 – Version Control

A few weeks ago I talked about updating the database. And there is a tricky second aspect of that. If you are updating an old version of the database, then you miss out on stuff! This happens, sadly, all the time when more than one person has access to a master database. They work “locally, make a bunch of changes, and everything looks cool. But if they don’t connect and send their updates to the main source, then everyone else who uses it is missing something. Or sometimes the db gets moved, and you didn’t know, so you are syncing with an old version.

Each of us is also an author of the master database – in addition to noticing others’ changes we get to add our own! Voila – we end up with being able to “create our own reality.”

Hawaiian word:
Mana: version, as of a tale, branch, spread out

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Beach Walk 734 – Updating the Database

Updating my database: servers do it automatically every few minutes in some cases- the Internet is so smart, it knows we are constantly changing!

One of the things I am changing is feeling under-appreciated. I had this awareness that I get my satisfaction and pleasure from what I am doing in the moment. Yet I too often have front-loaded and back-loaded things with expectations. They impact the energy and the experience itself. I am choosing to give up that habit as I am a pleasure seeking person! I have re-purposed the pity pot I used to have into a compost bin where my “I am done with that” thoughts go to be reconfigured. Now I ask myself, “Rox, are things being done to you or for you?” This changes the energy in a heart beat. (Because I understand now it’s all for me. And it’s all good.)

Hawaiian word:
Hōkeo ʻikepili: data bank, collection of information

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Beach Walk 733 – Numbers Have Energy

Our car is 6.5 yrs old but has only 40,000 miles (eh – living on an island!) I have way more miles in my frequent flier accounts than the odometer of the Ford Escape.

Statistics can prove anything. Old Thinking: That’s bad! New Thinking: Use math to my advantage, to help me feel better, so I become untethered to what is holding me back.

Not to lie or manipulate per se, but to use .5 as half full, OR half empty. Both are true. Which interpretation feels better for me for now?

I personally value emptiness as much as fullness – it all depends on the situation.

Hawaiian word:
Helu: number, counting

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Beach Walk 732 – The Stress of New Things

I love reiterating some of our recurring human experiences with the goal of going easier on ourselves. This episode is a reminder of how stressful it can sometimes be to learn new things, as in the case of my nephew Tyler who is learning to drive. Remember that the brain and quite possibly also the physical circuitry is at work learning new patterns. To realize that some old patterns may be in the process of expanding or being dismantled. And to go slower rather than faster. To repeat as often as needed. To expect delays and lurches forward too!

Links Mentioned:
Hawaii Chapter of the Social Media Club
Hawaii Book & Music Festival

Hawaiian word:
Hou: new

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Beach Walk 727R – Freedom & Happiness

This episode was originally aired February 2, 2007.

Freedom and happiness really influence my views on life and what I choose to let go of in order to have the freedom and the happiness.

This whole thread this week actually started with someone in my yoga class complaining about dirty hand prints on the mirrors…and off my mind went to energy discrepancies, to rules that can’t be followed, to how powerful negotiation is and we can’t have negotiation if we stay stuck in a world of black and white, constructed somewhere in the past.

Hawaiian words
Kūʻokoʻa: freedom
Hauʻoli: happiness

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