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We are all visitors Mind Map


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We are all visitors Mind Map by Paul Foreman

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We are all visitors Mind Map

  1. 1. We are all visitorsThere is a story of a traveller who visits a Zen master and on arrival finds a small dwelling with only a few objects suchas a bed, table, and a handful of books. The traveller drops two large suitcases down and asks the Zen master:“Where are all your possessions?”The Zen master replies:“Where are yours?”The traveller looks at his two cases and says:“Well, I am only a visitor here”The Zen master says:“So am I. So am I.”We are all visitors here on this planet. For how long we don’t know for sure and when we leave nothing we haveamassed over the years will go with us. The possessions that we think carry such importance are made of the same dustas us in different arrangements. Stuff comes, stuff goes and when we go stuff simply stays and changes hands.It doesn’t mean you should not have “things”; it’s simply wise to recognise its all temporary. Your possessions aretemporary even if you keep them your entire life. You have to let go sometime, so why not let go whilst you still ownyour items? It doesn’t mean giving everything away either, although you can if you want – it simply means enjoy yourpossessions in a non-attached manner.Visualize your favourite possession and then imagine it as a pile of dust. Visualize yourself and then imagine your bodyas a pile of dust. That’s impermanence – the coming and going of all things including you. The only fear that resultsabout the fact of impermanence (via your thinking) is your attachment to wanting it to be otherwise. What you think youlose if you lose a possession is not the possession – it’s your attachment to it. Your attachment to a possession isthoughts, so really you fret over losing your thoughts about the item. It’s not the item at all; it’s the feeling ofincompleteness without the item – an illusion because you are already complete. is a quote from Deepak Chopra in his book “Unconditional Life”
  2. 2. “So long as our happiness depends upon objects ‘out there’, we are their prisoner. We have given our freedom away tothings”You came to the planet with nothing and you’ll leave with nothing. Your possessions are visitors and you are a visitor. Itmakes sense to enjoy the stay whatever you have or don’t have without making “things” into conditions of or for yourhappiness :)See also:De-clutter Mind Map Guest post at IQ Matrix
  3. 3. To see more Mind Maps by Paul Foreman visit theMind Map Inspiration Website and Subscribe to the Mind Map Inspiration Blog to receive new Mind Maps, plus creativity and drawing tips. Blog at Mindmaps ® were invented by Tony Buzan They help us progress from "linear" (one-dimensional) through "lateral" (two-dimensional) to "radiant" (multi-dimensional) thinking. For more information see his books and visit the following website: (Affiliate link)
  4. 4. E-Books available from including:In this E-Book I share how I create ideas and help guide you towards the land of infinite possibilities. Never be stuck for an idea again! Contents Includes the following Mind Maps: 5W1H Idea Creation Why simple is often best Topical Ephemeral or Practical Immortal Fresh ideas Theory of the Brain Use thinking – don’t let it use you Idea Lifespan of an idea Planning Ahead and the Bigger Picture Simplicity of an idea Sparking Ideas Everything stems from a thought What is Original?Planning ahead and the bigger picture Thinking Styles Sparking ideas Thinking styles template Random thinking styles Creativity Toolkit Mind Map Creativity Toolkit Planetary Thinking Outside the box outside the box 360° Thinking Ideas don’t dry up – thoughts do Creative Focus Constant Daily Learner Odd Combinations Land of infinite possibilities Thinking outside the Box Thinking outside the Box Checklist Curious Brain Constant Daily Learner
  5. 5. Beginners guide Learn how to take your drawing to the next level Colour wheel and use of colours in my second E-Book and discover the secrets of Suggested Equipment Drawing Fish "How I drew my minds" Drawing Cats Drawing Books Including: Using Stencils & Templates The thoughts behind the maps Drawing Hats Mind Map structure Mind Map Templates What products I use Drawing Curves & Shapes Tips and tricks for drawing Detailed breakdown of “Fantasy Mind Map” Colour placementEnhancing Creativity through Thought Reduction Image placement Drawing Speed Tests Detailed image analysis Drawing Faces Illustration walkthrough step by step Lettering Fast sketching Photo to Cartoon transfer Idea generation Drawing Tips and Tricks From a simple line and curve to an image Doodleboards Overlap and 3D Mind Maps Plus a few surprises!
  6. 6. “Happiness Beyond Thought” 85 Page illustrated E-Book - Including Mind Maps £5.99 Includes: Happiness is your primary state Stop Thinking Happiness is inside youDiscover true happiness and inner peace Go Within Meditation Learn how to stop incessant thinking Organisation – Inner & Outer and take control of your thoughts Coming back to now (Present Moment Awareness) Learn how to meditate, relax your Includes the following Mind Maps: mind and body and foster inner calm Happiness is your primary state How to stay in the present moment Stop Thinking Tips Happiness is inside you How to let go, find simplicity and Go Within transform your life for good Meditation Organisation Simple tips and strategies for Present Moment Awareness a harmonious and stress-free life Positive Acronym Your Name Letting Go Plus a Bonus Mind Map
  7. 7. “Mind Map Game Boards” 46 Page E-Book Plus 8 Large JPEG Image Set £5.99 Choice Maker Game Board Theme Maker Game Board Use the Choice Maker Game Board as a Random Choice Create ideas and storylines from the images within the Selector for idea generation, fun and more Theme Maker Game Board Choice Maker Blank Version “My Favourite” Mind Map The Blank version allows you to create unique Choice Outline your personal favourites for a snap shot of your Maker Game Boards of your own unique personality Boredom Buster Game BoardSelect random hobbies, ideas, pastimes and interests; for Bonus Mind Maps occasional daytrips, days out, or lifetime pursuits Two Bonus Mind Maps Chore Choice Game BoardAdd a fun element to sharing out or selecting chores using the Chore Choice Game Board Mind Map Game Board Image Set (8 Individual Large Size JPEG Images) Positive Thinking Game Board You can print the images out in whichever size you wish Enhance your mood and create a positive thinking and even laminate them for longevity environment with the Positive Thinking Game Board