The Seven Core Beliefs

It seems only fair that I state that there are seven core beliefs that guide the words you read here on Uduzit. These are my personal beliefs, and they are seen in a great deal of what I write.

Many of the early posts on Uduzit discuss these subjects. You can explore these ideas further by using the Search feature in the column to the right. Try the term “asking questions,” and you will get a page full of results.

But now, on with the rest of the story.

The Seven Core Beliefs of Uduzit

  • It feels as if Lewis Carrol and I learned many of the same lessons. Life is like a reflection in a mirror. Everything that I see is really about me, not them. I am disconnected from nothing and connected to everything. Everything means, everyone and everything in the Universe.

  • Early on, I learned that to resist anything, was to empower it. That never meant being weak, or even passive. It did mean learning when to step aside for a moment.

  • In Judgment, I become what I judge. Yesterday, I grumbled to myself that I had cooked a great deal of rice, for certain people living in my home, to prevent them from burning my pan. Yesterday, I burned that pan cooking rice.

  • The lessons of Universal Law are very apparent when I understand what I am looking at. The Law of Attraction appears to be the foundation for everything that I am now experiencing.

  • It was primary for me to learn that there are two Thought Systems available in life, and that I may choose only one. When I learned that I had an alternative to the World of Fear I perceived. I choose instead a world of Peace.

  • My perceptions guide my experience. I can choose to see things differently, and I can ask for help in accomplishing this. Spirit has always provided any guidance I have requested to gain a clearer insight in to my experiences.

  • Asking questions, and hearing the answers, was primary. Learning to trust this process taught me that there is something outside myself that is walking with me, and providing me guidance. I call this Spirit.

You will see more posts on Uduzit exploring these concepts, but I have not missed the fact that many of you arrive here, because of our shared interest in blogging and computers.

May we continue enjoying our shared interests.

Smiles. ET

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Published in: on May 4, 2008 at 1:50 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Bringing the Money Home

When I realized I was spending one third of my monthly income on petroleum products, I saw I needed to do something different. I took a sharp look at all the ways my income was being drawn away from me.

I had moved to a rural area where the cost of living appeared less. Getting the supplies I needed became very costly as gasoline prices went up. I had a good plan with a flaw. It didn’t work where I lived. I began looking for better options.

That is one of the reasons I live in Guatemala. Here I use a bus to travel longer distances, an occasional mini-taxi for shorter trips, or a launch to cross the lake. My current expenditures for petroleum products are usually less than $25 a month living here.

I didn’t get here in one big jump. I did it in little steps. The first step was getting a passport. Then I could travel and check out new options. I believed there was a better option, and I feel I have found it.

A new life began when I admitted to myself that I wasn’t where I wished to be in my life. I made some serious changes. Now my money goes for my home, food, and purchasing an occasional toy. Toy choice is more simple here. There aren’t very many to choose from, so my money stays home longer now.

I like that. Smiles. ET

Published in: on April 19, 2008 at 7:50 pm  Comments (2)  
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Ubuntu smiles and ….

It has been a great day, and it is only afternoon. My earlier post on how simple it is to do Ubuntu upgrades, has already had over a hundred views. Five other posts are seeing high page views today as well.

Things are happening with Uduzit. I see that people actually read what I share. I made a decision awhile back that I would continue to post to Uduzit, whether anyone came to read my ramblings or not. And darn if you folks didn’t stop by. Smiles.

Some of you are starting to explore Uduzit. Yes, I now live on a beautiful lake in Guatemala. It has been quite a journey getting here. I have included a few photos to

give you a better idea of the places and things I speak of in my posts.

I am learning to post photos in WordPress today. You’ll see my first efforts right in this post. While trying to get those pictures ready for Uduzit, I had my first grumble from Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon today.

I had to sign back in to my computer every time I tried to import photos in to the graphics programs I was using. Looks like I now learn how to report bugs to Ubuntu. Isn’t that special.

Yep, page views are still going up! You all keep coming back. We’ll keep the light on for you. Smiles.

And many thanks to all you Open Source folks who have helped make this such a special day. ET

Published in: on April 6, 2008 at 11:16 pm  Leave a Comment  

Computers

It has been strange without my computer. Yep, I crashed my system again. I am learning a lot each time I rebuild from the bottom up. I have a glimmer of hope that I am running out of mistakes that I can make that cause this outcome.

I have made the switch from Windows to an Open Source operating system for my computer. I use the Feisty Version of Ubuntu. I am not a Geek, so there has been a learning curve. It has been fun to have more control over my system.

I got frustrated with Windows, because it was doing all sorts of strange things. When I found my hard drive space was disappearing at an amazing rate, I started searching for the problem.

Windows XP was making its own copies of my personal documents and I couldn’t stop it. My music players all wanted to make their own copies of my music library. ITunes erased 4 Gigs of Windows Media files it couldn’t play.

It was a crazy mess of every commercial outfit carving its own space out of my desktop. Once a program was on board, it would start fighting other programs for control. Then the programs would set cookies and send my personal data out somewhere.

I was getting paranoid.

I had been using Mozilla Firefox Browser and the Open Office Suite. They are Open Source programs that work well with Windows. These programs come with the Ubuntu install, along with many others. Everything from Open Source is free.

The Open Source install is easiest with the free CD. The installation process is quite simple and support is excellent. There is a huge library of documentation available online.

My desktop is now super clean. My data is on an external hard drive and a few DVD hard copies. What is on my computer is what I am working on. It is a work station and it has no commercials. I like that. I am feeling less paranoid too.

Open Source software is a wonderful creative concept. The developers use code that is in the public domain and stitch it together with their own code to create a new result. The project has over 5000 donated software programs. High quality software is available in every possible category,

The endeavors of many are being given freely for everyone to enjoy. The installation disks are free. All it takes is some of your time to make it happen. You can even do Open Source and Windows systems together on the same machine.

Open Source software is a conscious gift freely given to everyone. Give it a try and enjoy. ET

Published in: on March 5, 2008 at 3:54 pm  Leave a Comment  

Hope

Coming to realize there is no one, or nothing, that offers any real protection from those who wish to control us, is a difficult thought to hold. I wish to fight, or run, depending on what fearful thought enters my mind.

There has been one situation that stands out as a beacon in my experience. A government agency was established to collect money from “deadbeat Dads.” They had enormous power to attack. I was told by their employee, “we will follow you to your grave.” That was an unpleasant thought.

I had raised three step children for ten years without much help from their birth father. My ex-wife and I had taken this in to consideration when reaching our divorce agreement. A judge later turned that agreement over, saying it didn’t meet Federal guidelines.

Not only was the amount I owed changed, but it was changed retroactively covering years past. I was suddenly buried in debt and left without adequate income to meet my own living expenses. I withdrew and left their jurisdiction.

For ten years the debt grew. Then a letter arrived. It dismissed the debt totally. My former wife and I had worked very hard to make that letter a reality. We had forgiven each other, and that letter became the manifestation of that forgiveness. ET

Published in: on January 23, 2008 at 9:14 pm  Leave a Comment