The Perils And Pitfalls Of Living Somewhere Other Than Here




Living In The Moment

Living In The Moment


Of all the challenges I face each day, living in the moment is probably the most difficult. I know I should be savoring each evanescent nanosecond that races through my life, but the truth is that too much of the time I'm somewhere other than here. No matter where my body is, my mind is someplace else. Westerners are good at not living in the moment. In fact, they are specialists at living somewhere other than here.


Cellular telephones and I-Pods fit nicely into Somewhere Other Than Here Societies. In these societies you can't tell where people are. Their body may be in Boston, but their mind can be anywhere. Walk down any street, and you'll see dozens of people plugged in to other worlds. Whether they are talking on their cell phone or listening to music doesn't matter. What counts is they aren't with you in your world.

Folks talking on cell phones while driving cars routinely ram other vehicles, because their mind is in a different place than their car. They are somewhere other than here. Try having a conversation with people who are listening to music through headphones. You can't tell whether the person is paying attention to you as their head bobs right and left and up and down. I don't mind people listening to music, but for heavens sake, shed those headphones while you're talking to me. I want to know that I'm actually having a conversation with someone who is in my world.

After we sailed our catamaran to the Canary Islands, we climbed to the summit of a volcano on Graciosa Island. As I was hiking on top of old smoky, I had a choice. I could bop along the volcano's crest with music blaring in my headphones, or I could shed the headgear and listen to the crashing surf below. I could hear and feel the howling high altitude winds buffeting me at the top, or I could plug in my headphones and miss it all. While there's nothing wrong with enjoying my favorite tunes on the summit of old smoky, why not spend a few minutes focusing on the things found only at the volcano's peak. Surely there must be something unique about the summit that you can savor.

Sailing offshore in a yacht makes it easier to live in the moment. You are so in tune with the wind and waves that even a slight change in sea state immediately grabs your attention; it will wake you up out of a deep sleep. That's how single-handed sailors keep their boat moving around the clock. They obviously have to sleep some time, and because they are living totally in the moment, they automatically wake up if anything is amiss. If they're not in the moment as they sail across the Pacific, they may not make it to the other side. Living in the moment keeps them from falling overboard. Real mariners don't wear headphones when they go forward to make sail changes, because they want to live to see another day.

Mindful sailors are survivors. When I'm at sea, living in the moment means I am paying attention to what I am doing and what my boat is doing. I live each day in a mindful manner. I enjoy the sun when it peeks over the horizon and lights up my world. The morning sky tells me what the weather will be like that day. Each wave passing under my hull has a message. Large rolling swells that shouldn't be there tell me there's a distant storm churning away and throwing off swells in my direction. The familiar sound of creaking timber tells me that all is well onboard, and new sounds I've never heard before tell me to investigate their source, because something is different on Exit Only, and I need to know it's not a problem. Mindful living is part and parcel of the offshore sailor's life; it gives him the upper hand in his sometimes uneasy truce with a wily sea.

I suspect that the farther you are from metropolis, the easier it is to live in a mindful manner. Out on the sea you live in a private world, and it's quiet in the sense that there are no man-made sounds blaring in your ears.

In metropolis every restaurant and department store pumps sound into your head, because they want you to buy what they are selling. When there's music bouncing around inside your head, it pushes buttons that suspend your good judgment, and you impulsively buy things you don't really need. They don't want you to have a silent shopping or dining experience, because they want to control you by putting exciting sounds in your ears. This isn't some type of sinister plot that's trying to take over your life. All they want is your money, and it's basically harmless, except that it contributes to mindless living.

Unconscious living is typical in Somewhere Other Than Here Societies. Living in metropolis is an uphill struggle if you want to live in a mindful manner. There's too much noise, too many bright lights, too much hustle and bustle, too much time spent listening to I-pods and talking on cell phones. All of these forces conspire to prevent you from living in the moment.

The big problem with living somewhere other than here is that you miss out on your life. You have a tangential existence that experiences real life for only milliseconds before you head off again to some place other than here. That may be ok for you, but it doesn't work for me.

As for me and my boat, we are going to live in the moment. Occasionally, I'll listen to some I-tunes, and I'll answer the cell phone when it rings, but I've got my feet firmly planted in the real world, and that's exactly where I'm going to stay. This moment is all I really have, and I'm going to immerse myself in it.

When I live in the moment, life is good.


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Although I can't control all the events of my life, I can control what I put into my mind. I have sufficient control over my mind to shape the otucome of my life in a way that reflects my goals and aspirations. I have an infinite number of future lives I can live. The way I run my mind determines which of them it will be. Maximum Strength Positive Thinking

When you choose your thoughts, you choose your brain chemistry. When you change your thoughts, you change your brain chemistry. You are not the victim of your brain chemistry. You are its creator. Maximum Strength Positive Thinking

I will live the rest of my life as if I am a great person. I will live as if my dreams are possible and work each day to make them happen. I will act as if I cannot fail. Maximum Strength Positive Thinking

Limiting thoughts are a disguised form of negation. They are a way that I say no to life while pretending that life is saying no to me. Limitations are plausible self-deceptions. They are prefabricated excuses for every failure to be what I want to be and to do what I want to do. Maximum Strength Positive Thinking

I can make a living or make a life. When I make a living, I focus on survival. When I make a life, I focus on my dreams. Maximum Strength Positive Thinking

Change first happens in my mind. Whatever I am or ever will be is first found in my mind. In order to have a new life, I need a new way of thinking. That is where everything starts. I can change who I am by changing what I put into my mind. Maximum Strength Positive Thinking

If I am having trouble geting permission to do the things I want to do, I need to take a look in the mirror. The person in the mirror is the only one who can give me permission to go for my dreams. All other permission rituals are irrelevant. My life is mine alone, and that is sufficient authority to grant whatever permission is required. Maximum Strength Positive Thinking

The way I use my mind defines what it means to be me. At the most basic level, I am what I think about all day long. My mind is the only part of me that can change or that would ever be worth changing. If I want to change who I am, I must change the collection of thoughts that defines what it means to be me. Maximum Strength Positive Thinking

I will live the rest of my life as if I am a great person. I will practice being great each day of my life. I have only one life, and I may as well make it a great one. I have little to lose and much to gain by living as if I am great. I will live as if my dreams are possible and work each day to make them happen. Maximum Strength Positive Thinking

A positive mind is not an accident. It's the product of positive mental focus. A persistently positive focus creates a consistently positive mind. Maximum Strength Positive Thinking

Positive Christian Self-Talk

Positive Christian Self-Talk is as much about God as it is about you. The self-talk contained in this book is designed to change your life. You learn to think the way that God thinks and speak the way that God speaks so that your self-talk has real power. It's time to get in agreement with God about who you are and what you can do with your life. It's time to speak your new life into existence. Jesus said, "As you believe, so shall it be done unto you." Jesus was talking about positive expectations. You don't get what you want, you get what you expect. It doesn't matter if your expectations are positive or negative, you still get what you expect. If you want positive self-talk to work in your life, all of your self-talk must be forged in the fires of positive expectations. It's time to jump into God's ocean of love and have a life changing experience. Positive Christian Self-Talk points your life in the right direction and gives you the power to make the trip. Positive Christian Self-Talk is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble.


You don't need to see far into the distance. You only need to see where to take the next step, and positive self-talk helps you take that next step.Positive Christian Self-Talk

God has already given you the ability to achieve excellence in at least one area of your life. You already have all the tools you need to be the best you can be and do the best you can do. You just have to do it. Positive Christian Self-Talk

God never asks you to do something without giving you the resources to make it happen.Positive Christian Self-Talk

When you get in agreement with God about who you are and what you can do with your life, your self-talk develops real power and rises to a new level.Positive Christian Self-Talk

Your mind is waiting to hear from you, and you need to send it a positive message.Positive Christian Self-Talk

You need to get in agreement with God so that your self-talk points you in the right direction and gives you the power to make the trip.Positive Christian Self-Talk

You need a new way of thinking. More than anything else, you need to learn how to think as God thinks. Until you get your thinking straightened out, your self-talk will make you stumble. Bad thinking creates bad self-talk.Positive Christian Self-Talk

God is the God of the possible. Impossible is not found in his vocabulary, and it should not be found in yours. Everything is possible when you think the way God thinks.Positive Christian Self-Talk

You don't get what you want. You get what you expect.Positive Christian Self-Talk

When Jesus said, "As you believe, so shall it be done to you," he meant exactly what he said. He created a universe in which positive expectations rule. It doesn't matter than much what you want. It's what you expect that counts.Positive Christian Self-Talk

Positive Self-Talk Purple Book

Living small serves no great purpose. Living as if you are a great person is a powerful idea that changes lives, and those who take it seriously change their world. Living as if you are great means you live as if your dreams are possible and work each day to make them happen. You act as if you cannot fail. In order to live as if you are great, you have to think the way great people think, talk the way great people talk, and act the way great people act. Great people think, talk, and act their dreams into existence. If you ever become great, it will be because you think great thoughts, repeat great self-talk, have great expectations, and act as if you cannot fail. Some people wrongly believe that change is impossible. Leopards don't change their spots, and zebra stripes are forever. But people are different. People change their stars. They change their stripes, and their spots disappear in an instant of time. That instant happens the moment they develop positive expectations and believe they have the power to change. Positive self-talk and positive expectations can take you anywhere you want to go. Positive Self-Talk Purple Book is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble.


When you change your expectations, you change your life. Positive Self-Talk Purple Book

Positive self-talk does not work forever. It works a day at a time. If you don't repeat positive self-talk every day, it will not work, because every day you must build a new bridge to your dreams.Positive Self-Talk Purple Book

If you are repeating the same self-talk today that you did a year ago, something is wrong. If you have the same expectations today that you had a year ago, it's time to make serious changes. If you want to live as if you are a great person, new self-talk and new expectations are in order.Positive Self-Talk Purple Book

Great people have great expectations, and they continually work on their dreams. They believe there is no limit to how good their life can become.Positive Self-Talk Purple Book

Limiting thoughts are a disguised form of negation. They are a way that I say no to life while pretending that life is saying no to me.Positive Self-Talk Purple Book

Limitations are a subtle form of negativity that is socially acceptable. They don't have a bad sound or smell. It even has the appearance of maturity to not struggle with reality and to accept the limitations that appear to be present in the world.Positive Self-Talk Purple Book

There is no reason to place limits on any worthwhile objective until I try to make it happen. Limiting beliefs are a choice, and I choose to not have any.Positive Self-Talk Purple Book

If I don't like what I hear when my mind talks to me, I have the power to change the message.Positive Self-Talk Purple Book

Positive self-talk gives me the power to control the focus of my mind.Positive Self-Talk Purple Book

Positive self-talk is not about where I have been. It's about where I am going.Positive Self-Talk Purple Book

Positive Self-Talk Red Book

A persistently positive focus creates a consistently positive mind. The same is true of your self-talk. It must be persistent, positive, and specific to have maximum impact. Lack of persistentce has laid more dreams to rest in the cemetery of failure than any other cause. There is zero chance that you will succeed on your first attempt. If your dreams are great, You will fail again and again on your way to the top. Before you can be great, you have to be good. Before you can be good, you have to be bad. Before you can be bad, you have to try. Millions of people stop at try. Thousands get stuck at bad. Hundreds quit at good. A few go all the way to great. If you don't have persistence, you willl never make the trip from try to bad to good to great. Positive Self-Talk Red Book helps you develop a persistently positive focus so that you can develop a consistently positive mind. More than one-hundred Power Graphics contain powerful thoughts that you need to have in your mind. Positive Self-Talk Red Book is now available at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble.


A persistently positive focus creates a consistently positive mind. Positive Self Talk Red Book

Your brain is an affirming machine, and it spends all its waking hours affirming things about who you are and what you can do with your life. You brain is positive about everything in your life. It may be wrong, but it is never in doubt.Positive Self Talk Red Booke

Your mind is positive about many things that are simply untrue. It affirms all of your limiting beliefs from the past.Positive Self Talk Red Book

Although your mind is an affirming machine, you don't have to believe everything it says. If you believe everything your mind tells you, it will not be long before you are in trouble. The brain excels in its ability to pump out affirmations, but it's a miserable failure at separating truth from error and the positive from the negative.Positive Self Talk Red Book

When your mind pumps out negative affirmations, it becomes a weapon of mass destruction that ruins your life.Positive Self Talk Red Book

The war for a positive mind is fought on the battlefield of focus.Positive Self Talk Red Book

If you are not living your dreams, you probably are getting hammered and nailed on the battlefield of focus. You simply must get your focus right to win the battle for a positive mind.Positive Self Talk Red Book

It doesn't matter how fast you run, if it's in the wrong direction, you will never reach your dreams. It doesn't matter how much self-talk you repeat, if it's the wrong self-talk, you will stay right where you are or make your problems even worse.Positive Self Talk Red Book

Focus give me the leverage I need to move my mind and my world. A persistently positive focus really does create a consistently positive mind.Positive Self Talk Red Book

The easiest way to push my mind in a positive direction is to persistently focus on positive things.Positive Self Talk Red Book

Positive Overlanding

My favorite sand box in the entire world is the Empty Quarter of Saudi Arabia. Over a million square kilometers of sandy adventures await those who are willing to outfit an expeditionary vehicle so that it is ready for deep desert exploration. I had three Land Rover Defenders while I worked in Arabia, and each weekend we climbed into our Defenders and headed off into a sea of sand.

We camped between 60 to 90 nights a year in the Arabian sands. On a scale of one to ten, I rate the Arabian sands as an eleven, and I wish that I was still gliding over those dunes in one of my Defenders.

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Impossible Dare

It turns out that the impossible is not always impossible.

Impossible dares you to live your dreams. It's a test of whether you are willing to do whatever it takes to make your dreams come true.

Everything in your life fits into two columns. One column is labeled possible, and the other is labeled impossible. Your job is to move everything over to the possible column.

With God, all things are possible. Impossible doesn't exist in God's universe, and it shouldn't exist in yours. Impossible is not in God's vocabulary, and it shouldn't be in yours.

Dr. Dave has created seven books of positive self-talk with at least 100 Power Graphics in each book.

Dr. Dave Says Power Graphic - David J. Abbott M.D.

Dr. Dave Says Power Graphic - David J. Abbott M.D.

Dr. Dave Says Power Graphic - David J. Abbott M.D.

Dr. Dave Says Power Graphic - David J. Abbott M.D.

Dr. Dave Says Power Graphic - David J. Abbott M.D.

Dr. Dave Says Power Graphic - David J. Abbott M.D.

Dr. Dave Says Power Graphic - David J. Abbott M.D.

Dr. Dave Says Power Graphic - David J. Abbott M.D.

Remember Your Stars

The day you came into this world, a star was born. Unfortunately, you may have forgotten about that star. You may not remember that it even exists.

You may feel like you need to change your stars, but the truth is it's impossible to change them. Your stars are what they are, and no matter how hard you try, they will not change. This is actually good news, because you don't need to change those stars. You need to remember them.

Inner blindness hides your stars from your eyes. You need to see them once again. You need to remember what your life was like before the world told you everything you could not do and compressed you into its mold.

When God created you, He gave you everything you need to live a happy and abundant life.

God is on your side, and when you get in agreement with Him, the scales fall off your eyes, and you see once again. The fog lifts from your mind, and you remember your true identity. You become the person that God created you to be

Your shackles fall off, and God takes you to places far beyond your early limited dreams. You become an unstoppable, consistently positive, endlessly persistent doer of dreams. You become a sharp instrument in the hands of a loving God.

Quantum Expectations

The God who created the infinite universe also created you in his image. He did not shackle you with limitations, but instead gave you the capacity to have quantum beliefs. He gave you the ability to think and act your life into existence. He gave you the power of quantum beliefs, quantum expectations, and quantum change.

You have the ability to make your life into what you want it to be. You can get in agreement with God about who you are and what you can do with your life. There is no limit to how good your life can become when you get your quantum beliefs right.

Positive Guideposts

It required sixteen days to sail across the Atlantic on Exit Only, my 39 foot catamaran. From my perch on the mainsail, I had plenty of time to contemplate during the journey. My time at sea offered lots of opportunities to think about what I have learned so far, and to reflect on the positive guideposts that have allowed me to sail on the ocean of my dreams.

So here you have, free of charge, some of the biggest lessons I have learned about positive thinking.

These are my guideposts on the journey to a positive mind.


Save A Tree Bookstore

Although I like the feel of a paper book in my hand, I love trees even more. When people purchase an eBook, they actually save trees and save money as well. Ebooks are less expensive and have no negative impact on the environment. All of Dr. Dave's books are available at Save A Tree Bookstore. Visit the bookstore today and start putting good things into your mind. It's easy to fill your mind with positive things using eBooks. No matter where you are or what you are doing, you can pull out your smart phone or tablet and start reading. You can even use electronic highlighters and make annotations in your eBooks just like paper books.