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March 22, 2018

Meditation Notes and stuff

Hopefully we have helped several of you guys, gals, and others out there in cyber-land to start or get on with some deep meditations.  We thank all of you who have clicked on the “like” or become new email subscriber’s.

Starting by using meditation to relieve stress is what we consider the easiest way but then moving on to deeper issues is something that is so individual that we can only describe our path.  The one thing that is common to all of us is to stay within yourself.  The only truth you have is yours and if you stay withing that truth you will move right along.

When we meditate we start by getting relaxed with three deep breathes and then we think about why we are doing the meditation.  For example if we have an issue talking to someone at work, we ask for a way for us to approach that person and create a connection. Note, we ask for a solution for “us”, because we can only “change” us.  (The only way to change others is by your actions).  Once we decide we move on to the meditation and when we get “deep” with complete silence we listen for the answer or at least, get our mind clear so that when we are done and start our day, if the answer comes we will see it.  This is another reason why being in the moment is important.

Even though there are some great video meditations on You Tube, when we pick one for clearing negative energy we don’t depend on the video to clear the energy, we do our own visualization of the negative energy being removed from our body/soul and the angels that dispose of the negative energy coming to take the energy to the disposal plant. (We create our own way for the visualization).

We have read many self-help / spiritual books over the years and collected many meditation structures. Included in our reading are many books about various religions and just like everything we read, we take what feels good and throw away what doesn’t.  We have created our own belief system and it’s now our way of life, mainly based on Buddhism, but not completely.  Sometimes we meditate and use the Catholic Rosary as the focus and we send the energy out too the universe for all to access.  Praying is the same as meditation if you are focused.  For those who attend a church or place of your religion, that is what we call a group mediation and that is powerful.  Even though we  don’t believe in religions, we honor all that do believe.  We are all here to communicate and share our experiences so no matter what you believe we can still talk to each other face to face.

Sit in a circle with a group of friends and meditate on healing each other.  Take turns sitting in the middle of the circle and you will feel the energy.  We have done this many times and it’s an awesome experience.  There have been times when we were in the middle and had to move out because the energy was so strong.  Have fun with what you have learned and pass the experience along. This makes it all that much more fun and promotes our caring for others.

If you have any questions or wish to create and exchange of ideas, feel free to email us at “”.  Sometimes when dealing with specifics its easier one on one.  We teach meditation to folks in the area where we live for free.  It’s mostly a starter course and we have met some great people and still meet from time to time for a chat over a Starbuck’s Coffee.

We have nothing else to report at this time except to ask AMB if he has moved on from the illusion he has been supporting all these years?  To all of you who we are grateful for your support we always include you in our healing meditations and prayers.  Namaste



March 19, 2018

The Golf Channel or The Golf Gossip Channel – Karma

So folks all your hear these days is the name “Tiger Woods” and if you watch the Golf Channel they mention his name at least 500 times during a tournament.  Not only to they mention his name, they play older videos if his achievements on the links.  Even people in other sports are talking about the Tiger Woods comeback and yes folks, he is amazing and he is back to the golf world.  (The “G” is logo is for “gossip”)

We have been Tiger Woods fans since the first time he played on the professional tour and we knew then, this young man is going to be special.

He rose to number one in the world and stayed there for years.  Of course the Golf Channel promoted him to the maximum because he brought viewers to their channel.  Tiger was the greatest thing for golf like Michael Jordan was for basketball.  Then came a day when the new broke about Tiger being involved in some not so good personal problems that cost him his marriage and he quit playing golf.  We thought the Golf Channel would stay out of his personal problems and focus on the golf player, but no, The Golf Channel became the “The Golf Gossip Channel”.  They were on Tiger’s problems like flies on a fresh dog turd.  They had reporters outside his house and were repeating every bit of gossip that came to them, both true and not true.  It was a circus and The Golf Gossip Channel made it worse as the leaders.  We think they thought no way Tiger would return so they trashed him to the maximum.

Now comes the karma, what goes around comes around and now that Tiger is back and great the “The Golf Gossip Channel” at first was timid about his comeback and we even heard a few of the commentators saying no way he will make it and be any good.  These people must not be listening because Tiger said “This is a process and I need to learn all over again how to handle the actual playing in competition, so it might take a few weeks.”.  Then Tiger showed what he was talking about.  At first he missed some fairly easy shots, but and the weeks went on he got better and better and this last weekend he had a chance to win, but like he says, the process goes on.  The crowds this week were massive and last week at Valspar they had to expand the parking and all the other stuff that goes with crowd handling.  So now the “The Golf Gossip Channel” has eliminated the “Gossip” and is once again promoting Tiger in his comeback.  Since Tiger left nobody has filled the gap that Tiger left even though The Golf Channel promoted some really great young players, none matched Tiger and shown be the crowds now coming out to see Tiger.  We of course are dancing around our chair because he is back and we k new he would come back big time.

Now to the “The Golf Channel”, we are asking “When are you going to send a written apology to Tiger Woods?”  Remember when you were the main GOSSIP news channel focused on cheap shots at every chance.  This is Karma in action.  You did not think he would come back from losing his family, several back surgeries and losing his health.  But Tiger not only overcame terrible times and has “fixed” his family, his health, and is the favorite to win “The Masters”.   You came see on his face how happy he is and humble as one can be.  So Golf Channel, “When will you publicly apologize?”

Now if there is a cable channel like ESPN or some other sports network other than the low life Golf Channel you might want to consider making a contract with Tiger to telecast only Tiger woods playing a tournament.  Get some great commentators like the guys on CBS (Not Hicks) and have several cameras only following Tiger.  Maybe a reporter interviewing Tigers fans that are all around him as he plays or promoting “The Tiger Woods Foundation” where Tiger helps kids get a great education.  I know I would be tuned in and probably most of the Tiger woods fans in the world, yes the world knows who Tiger is.

So folks why not send a few million emails to The Golf Channel asking for an apology and a few billion emails to ESPN to telecast only Tiger Woods playing golf?  They could probably raise a few billion dollars for Tigers kids and communities that are in need of funds.

We have nothing else to report except we choose to send some emails soon and will look forward to the next tournament.  Thank you all for stopping by and we send our blessing to all of you.

March 16, 2018

Quit Smoking the Easy Way Part 1

xsmokingI am happy to report that last January marks 5 years since I last smoked a cigarette. An accomplishment I am very proud of and I am going to share with others who are attempting to quit smoking but struggling with the task. So if you are a non-smoker you might move on to another site, but then again you might wish to share this site to someone you know that is attempting to quit smoking.
I found that when I decided to quit, created the intention to quit smoking, and focused on the task at hand the solutions came my way quickly.

I was smoking one pack a day at the time, and I was going though a severe chest cold which seemed to a fairly regular event at back then. I also had been smoking for over five decades, yes folks, more than fifty years without ever seriously attempting to quit. So here is my solution to quitting which turned out to be easier than expected.

First I met a doctor that had organized a group of folks that under her supervision had quit smoking using a medication named Wellbutrin. The instructions were one pill a day for three days and then start with two pills a day and continue to smoke. When the third day arrived I had already cut down from 20 to 15 cigarettes a day. I found that I had a reaction to taking the second pill and the doctor said to just stay with the one a day. Within 10 days I was at 3 cigarettes a day and seemed to get stuck at three.

Then one day I was on my Facebook page when I saw a symbol on the right side that was a cigarette with a red crossed “X” over it. I stared at the symbol because I never click on those “pages you need to visit” symbols, but I went with a gut feeling and clicked on it. I then went to a page about quitting smoking by Alan Carr and it led me to a PDF download of a book named “The Easy Way to Stop Smoking” written by Alan Carr in 1985. I downloaded the file and read the book in one sitting. I have not smoked a cigarette since completing the book. (Thank you Allen)

Click here for a link to the Quit smoking site PDF File

What this book did for me was to point out that all the thoughts about why I liked smoking or why that cigarette with a cup of coffee first thing in the morning tasted so good, or yeah there is a chance of getting cancer, but not me, etc. The answer is those thoughts are coming from your ADDICTION! Yes your addiction is pointing out how much you enjoy smoking and how special you are for smoking without any issues and of course you are so special that cancer is not an option.

So the actual quitting was easy. I found the tough part was about 2-3 weeks later when I felt an urge for a cigarette when a situation occurred that when I was smoking, would smoke a cigarette. I have talked with other people who said this was the part that when they felt some stress, they automatically went back to smoking thinking they would attempt to quit at a later date. My though was “I did not quit smoking to go right back to it!” So what I did was I immediately noticed the situation that was causing the urge and then stopped what I was doing. I sat down and started a simple meditation where I focused on my in and out breath knowing that the urge would pass in about 20 seconds. Sure enough, it did and the next time the same situation came up the urge was non-existent. I did this ever time I had the smoking urge and eventually it was a rare event.

These days focusing on your breathing during a meditation is called “Mindfulness Meditation” and classes on how to do Mindfulness Mediation are being offered by most hospitals across the country (For a fee). If you are luck enough to live in or near Redwood City California the Insight Meditation Center offers classes for free (Donations are accepted). Check their web site for more information

Click here for a link to Insight Meditation Center Redwood City California

If you are interested in on-line classes here is a link to the Google Mindfulness online course, yes folks, Goggle has a course on mindfulness and from what we understand they support their employees in using this method to meditate. You even get a certificate when you complete the course.

Click here for Google Link

We have nothing else to talk about at this time, but we invite you to post a comment if you would like more information or have a question or two. Be sure to include your email address and we will be sure to get back to you as soon as we can. Also if you don’t want your comment made public, please include a “NOT”.

NOTHING is better than a smoke free environment!”

March 2, 2018

Meditation 101 – The Beginning

This post is for the people who don’t or have “tried” to meditate without success.  It’s like anything else, it takes practice and dedication.

If you say you “can’t” meditate then choose to change your wording to “I choose to meditate and I choose to find the time each day to meditate”.

We strongly suggest using the Mindfulness Meditation structure of breathing in and out of your nose.

For One week, choose to meditate for five minutes each day or as many times per day as you choose.


  • Locate a quiet place and music is optional.
  • Sit in a chair or on the floor with legs crossed, hands on knees, head slightly tilted forward and back straight OR what ever is comfortable for you.
  • Eyes closed or if your eyes are open then focus on a specific point like the flame of a candle.
  • Start with three deep breaths slowly inhaling positive energy and relaxing your muscles and exhale negative energy.
  • Begin breathing though your nose focusing on each inhale and exhale.
  • If thoughts come into your mind and interrupt you, then acknowledge the thought and go right back to focusing on your breath.

(We actually say out loud to the thought “Hello thought, we know you’re here, but we are going back to our meditation.)

Then each week expand the time length if you feel comfortable that you’re progressing.  Anywhere from a minimum of 30 minutes to and hour is great without an interruption.

  • The goal is to get to three minutes or more without a thought going through your mind and you feel at peace in silence.
  • If you get to total silence then before you start, think of an intention(s) you wish to address when you get to silence. Example: I would like to know what my guardian angels name is or I would like a sign that I am on my path.  You could ask for the next lotto numbers or just about anything you want.  Play with it.
  • The whole point is to control your energy and get the negative energy out of your body and replace it with Love Energy.

The intention goes out to the Universe / God and the result could be right away or may take some time.  By meditation you get your mind clear so the when the answer to your intention you will see the answer.  There won’t be a bunch of junk filling up your head.

In our post about quit smoking there are many examples of how we used Mindfulness Meditations to get past the urge for smoking.  This was a key to complete quitting and it taught us that even throughout the day you can call on an immediate requirement without a formal meditation.

It all takes practice my friends and we are here for any questions or special requests.  Email us at we are in the process of getting our “.com” on a host server so when the email changes we will inform you.

We started meditation mainly to get rid of stress and when we found how great it worked, we started using it to rid ourselves negative energy and become a better person.  Then we came across Reiki Healing but we just did chakra meditations on our own.  Then we started looking for a Reiki Master to get initiated in level one and two.   We talked to several because we waned to feel comfortable with who we choose.  Finally in 2004 we found a Reiki Master in Orlando Florida and she was old school.  We were initiated to Level I (One) then after three months we were initiated to Level II.  The initiation for Master was a one year wait and required total commitment to Reiki.  We did not go that far because our main goal was Level II so we could send energy long distance (Upon request) and for self healing.

So my friends, we know that you will succeed in anything you dream about and we k now that meditation will help you get to your goal.  If you are in the bay area, let us know and maybe we can create a group and meditate together.  Group meditation is strong and we have seen it in action.

Once you get to a point where you’re effectively moving energy here is something we used to play with.  When you’re driving and you at a stop light, focus on the back of the head of the person in front of you and send a thought for them to move their head to the right.  Play with what you have learned its all part of the experience..

We have nothing else to report except to thank you for stopping by and we know you will be meditating in a short time.  Many blessings and have an awesome weekend.




February 24, 2018

Susan Boyle Finale…(A Dream from 2009)


After I finished watching the finals on Britain’s Got Talent on “” and I determined that it must have been a tough decision on choosing who should win.  It had to be a popularity contest because how do you compare a group of dancers to a solo singer?  The group named “Diversity” won and based on what I saw, they must have generated more votes just based on the number of people in the group and the age spread probably generated more “younger” votes.

In my opinion Susan should have won based on talent and inspiration to live a dream.  Simon said in an interview I watched, “I don’t think Susan has a clue as to how she has affected the world.”  Piers Morgan said it best to Susan, “You came along when the world was in turmoil and looking for some inspiration and you gave the world that inspiration.”  I agree 100% with that statement.

Even now when I watch that first video of Susan singing “I Dreamed a Dream” (original link not available) I get “goose bumps” just watching and listening.  The first time I watched this video the count was 20 million, then the next time it was 36 million, and then yesterday I watched again and it was 65 million.

Have you watched this video?  Just listen to the comments in the first two minutes of the video. Pay attention to the judgments being made by facial expressions and comments of both the audience and judges.  Were you making any judgments?  If you made that judgment then at the end of the video admitted that your first judgment was completely wrong and now you were going to stop “judging a book by its cover”, then that is how she has changed the “thinking” of the world.  When someone changes another persons thinking by an action taken, that is what I call inspiring, actually I call that a miracle.  Susan took the action by following her dream and appearing on “Britain’s Got Talent”, singing beautifully, and inspiring the audience.

I can think of nothing to add at this point except to wish Susan many blessing on her journey and since I did not see every episode ask, “How far did Stavor’s Flatley” get in the competition.

February 23, 2018

A Silicon Valley Limerick:

Filed under: I.T. — alaboutnothing @ 6:44 am
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I once met a programmer from Google in the Silicon Valley
I needed an application that was right up his alley
He sent me the “APP” program code
I found it to be over-load
Then I sent him a “Yahoo”** email saying that I don’t want to dilly-dally

 ** I would have said “” here but as we all know, it’s impossible to find a Google email address.

Nothing more to rhyme at this time.

February 12, 2018

2018 Olympics in PyeongChang South Korea – Day 3


So today seems to be Womens’s Hockey Day and since we don’t like watching men’s hockey, no way we are going to watch Japan VS Sweden Women’s Hockey preliminary round.  Of course there is always Curling but the only curling we want to see is at a hair salon.



So were were channel surfing and saw an awesome NBC Interview with Chris Mazder, the USA history making Luge athlete that won the Silver Medal.  Chris is in a state of bliss! Just watching and listening to him makes us feel great.

This is how we wish everyone could feel and we can because we have the choice to feel the bliss!  The minute you wake up in the morning right when you open your eyes say to yourself “Today I will live in bliss!”. Then, quoting Nike, “Just do it!”. Keep reminding yourself that you are in bliss and after a few days of practice you won’t need to remind yourself, you will be there.  Of course there might be a few rough times, but know that you will face the tough and get through to your bliss.  Look st Chris in the above picture, he is so happy he is in tears of happiness.  In his interviews you can hear his bliss when he talks.  And guess what, this is what we have been seeing from every athlete at the Olympics.  It’s great watching and hearing that the Olympic energy is kick butt great.

We feel like we have been assigned the NBC viewer reviewer, because every time we watch an event we find mistakes.  This morning we were watching Women’s 1500 meter speed skating and when Brittany Bowe took first place NBC Tom Hammond became enamored with Brittany so much that on the next race he called the Cezh  Republic skater Brittany Bowe.  His partner quickly covered his butt buy correcting the error.  Brittany’s time got bettered as a few other racers did better, but Tom kept making references to Brittany Bowe.  NBC might consider sending Tom to a Brittany Bowe’s addiction class in Siberia.

So we will probably watch Olympic Prime Time and if there is something that we think needs reporting like, Pence and Adam Rippon making up, or a Curling athlete tossing the “stone” at record breaking speed, or Shaun White doing the Men’s Half-Pipe Snowboard dressed in only a red-white-blue “speed-o”, we will surely report it.

We have nothing else to report except to congratulate Gabrielle in the awesome “slime” creations she has created.

February 10, 2018

2018 Olympics in PyeongChang South Korea – Day 1

So the opening ceremonies were a HUGE disappointment when the NBC Commentators said that because of time constraint there were NOT showing the entire ceremony, but if you want to see the entire event go to  We don’t ever remember any opening ceremony not being shown fully.  NBC is doing a crap job in their coverage which they promote 24/7 coverage.  If its 24/7 then why not show the whole thing?  Does NBC think that the viewers want to see 100 hours of Curling? Or probably because the lousy commentators kept lauding the fact the South and North Korea were marching out as one country.  It did not sound to us like they were happy about that, but they are doing such a lame job or they wanted us to think they were the center of the universe in their coverage.  If it was us we would have said “The fact that South and North Korea were marching as one country is awesome and hopefully the beginning of peace in the world.  The person that put this deal together should be proud and get some kind of award like the Nobel Peace Prize.”  Then the presentation of four entertainers singing “Imagine by John Lennon” By John Lennon wit the Peace Doves combining in to one was awesome.

Overall the Korean people did a great presentation as far as what we saw, but NBC made it feel cheap.  We have already complained about the commentators making the Olympic a political event on Twitter (Yes we are on Twitter and Facebook).

So today we set our alarm for the Ski Jumping, which was good.  The commentators were excellent on this event.  The back to sleep and woke up to the Men’s Luge and the commentators on this were good too.  The hour of Men’s Downhill was boring but the Women’s Speed Skating is interesting and we will continue watching.

So the trick is to watch the events, they seem to have good commentators but where NBC is “killing” time commentators are the worst ever.  There must be a cable channel other than NBC that is broadcasting the Olympics and even if it was in a foreign language we will watch it.

We are only through half of the first day and will continue watching on the dreaded NBC holding our finger over the mute button.  So Nothing more right now.  To all out there in Olympic Cyberland have an awesome day watching athletes follow their dreams.

December 31, 2017

Happy New Year 2018 from the AlAboutNothing Team

The team at AAN wishes everyone out there in cyberland a very Happy New Year 2018 and since the Mayan prediction was wrong and the world did not end on December 21st, 2012 and we were moving right along and then a bunch of dumb asses elected the biggest dumb ass of them all as POTUS and set us back 100 years.

Something we do annually is a “New Year wish” list, but instead of listing of several items, we poll all the team members for one line.  We then submit all the answers and then take a vote.  The winner this year comes from a slogan used in years gone by and it is:

Follow your dream!  Let NOTHING get in your way.

We have nothing else to add except once again, Happy New Year and stay safe.  We also want to thank everyone for visiting this site and we send blessings out to all.

For those on dating sites that have not met the person they are chatting with – NEVER GIVE OUT FINANCIAL INFO or SEND CASH even if you think you know them, BECAUSE YOU DON’T.

^^^If the above comment saves you any financial loss please donate to St Jude’s Children’s Hospital

December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas 2017 From the AAN Team

Filed under: Consumer,General Nothing — alaboutnothing @ 12:34 am
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The AAN Team sends out our seasons greetings to everyone out there in cyberland.

We do believe in the saying that some may consider a cliché, but we do believe that “Give and you will receive back may times over.”

We have nothing to add except to ask you to keep the thought “Peace on earth and good will to man.”  Many blessing go out to all of you and especially to the men and women serving this country in foreign lands,  If it wasn’t for them, we might not have the freedom to celebrate like we do.

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