Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Windows 10 for Beginners: Best Price at Amazon

Dear Blog Subscribers and Visitors:

As you can see from the Screen Shot above, my book "Windows 10 for Seniors and Beginners" is about half the price of other major books about Microsoft Windows 10. My book also covers nearly 250 pages of valuable instruction and information. The choice is yours.

Best Regards,

Keith Charles Johnson, Author
Windows 10 for Seniors and Beginners 

Saturday, January 21, 2017

House as a Metaphor for Life

Dear Blog Subscribers and Visitors:

I saw on Facebook tonight that one of the Kardashian girls recently received almost one million likes on Instagram for a semi-nude photo. This is very sad. I feel sad for the young woman as well as for the people who clicked like on that image. Here is why. The physical body is our foundation, just like the foundation of a house like the one you see at the top of this post here. The foundation is not the purpose of life. Worship of the body and physical image is not the purpose of our life. The body changes. Eventually the body will get old and will expire. I believe that the purpose of life is to use the body for higher purposes, especially intellectual and societal ones. The foundation of a house is made up of stones or cement. Is that very exciting? Not really - and I hope you agree. But if the foundation of a house is used to secure a nice living space in the house then the foundation has served well. So, if we take care of our physical bodies so that we can go to school, work, and be productive in individual and collective ways, then we have done well for ourselves and the world. If we think that the only thing that matters is our body we will suffer greatly because the body soon gets old and has issues. But if we take care of ourselves so the body is in good shape and we can engage ourselves in positive activities that enrich our lives and others' lives....then our proverbial house of the soul has been properly understood and utilized. Thanks.

Keith Charles Johnson
Senior Technical Writer
Senior OM Meditation Practitioner

Two Best Business Skills: Empathy and Vision

Happy Saturday Blog Readers and Subscribers.

Today I would like to briefly mention what I believe are the top two business skills of all times. They are empathy and vision. Empathy, as you can imagine, means having a heart. This does not imply weakness. Rather, to have feelings means you are strong. When you can see into the experience of the trainee, customer or client means you have a developed intellect and a developed sense of character. When you can see things from someone else's perspective is powerful. Then, with that knowledge and insight, you will know what to say that will drive your sales presentation or training presentation. You will be able to present aspects of your product or service that will best serve the needs and interests of person on the other side of the table, if you will. Vision is similar but this is more strategic. Vision allows you to align the journey of the customer or client with your journey as the vendor and/or provider of a good or service. Vision allows you to stay in constant contact with your client as he or she makes the journey with you and puts your goods or services to good use. You then can do your best to ensure that your client or customer achieves his or her goals and that your product or service has served well in this process.

Keith Charles Johnson
Senior Tech Writer
Senior Technology Author 

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Best Price among Windows 10 Paperbacks at Amazon

My book Windows 10 for Seniors and Beginners is the best priced book about Windows 10 at in the category of paperback technology books. Cheers, Keith

Windows 10 for Seniors and Beginners by Keith Johnson

Happy New Year 2017 blog subscribers and visitors. I wish you a great year ahead. This post is to simply remind you of a great book I wrote just several months ago called Windows 10 for Seniors and Beginners. This book is designed to help all Windows 10 users who value instruction and guidance - beginners, novice users, small business users, the elderly, students, and more. This book is written to help you, the new or novice Windows 10 user to learn and master basic navigation and settings so that you can experience Windows 10 in a way that is best for you. Windows 10 is very intuitive but with a guide like my book, you will become a true master user and can easily install a printer, connect to different WiFi networks, use accessory applications, and more. The book is live at both Amazon and CreateSpace for just seven dollars and change. Happy Reading, Keith 

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Buddha's Wheel

The practices of meditation and contemplation are powerful. Here is one insight that the Buddha Mind has granted me - the insight regarding a highly materialistic life. The more material things we aspire to have, the more we must travail the path indicated by the diagram above. Not having makes us angry and envious. Both of these are negative energies. Having, on the other hand, produces distrust and guilt because perhaps we have something and someone does not. Eventually, those that have will be motivated to give and this eventually returns the person to the domain of not having. This is not quantitative but rather per item or accomplishment. However, overall, if we can practice silent meditation, zen, contemplation, or just a quiet walking meditation and return in awareness to the wonderment that comes with being alive, then we will desire fewer material objects and fewer material titles. We will begin to be happy just because we are here and alive and we are breathing and in good health. Many people of course are not so fortunate. So, the lesson here is to practice either meditation or contemplation in some way. This is the path to awareness and will help us to escape this vicious cycle. Many people think that having a large sum of money is the answer to life. This is only a temporary fix. A robber can steal your money. You can get sick and owe the hospital a large sum of money. Someone can sue you. Someone can extort you. So, again, the lesson here is to learn to appreciate small things and small amounts of material wealth. This gets you off the rat wheel.

Keith Charles Johnson, MBA, MS Education
Senior Technical Writer & Senior Om Meditation Practitioner 

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Ten Reasons to Chant OM

The Sacred Syllable OM is the cornerstone of spiritual paths like Hinduism, Yoga, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, and many other related religions and New Age paths. OM is said to be the "Word of God" according to the late and great Swami Sivananda and OM is said to be the sound of our Buddha nature, according to the current 14th Dalai Lama. There are even some mystic Christians and Jews of the Kaballah path who recognize OM as a major Name of God or Divine Spirit and so meditating on this Sound is a sacred practice that confers many benefits. For me, personally, here are Ten Reasons why you should chant OM.

1. OM is the Original Name of God according to ancient masters like Krishna and Sankara.
2. OM is the Definitive Sound of "Laya" or Mantra Yoga which connects us with our Source.
3. OM is the first word of many sacred mantras invoking the presence of Divine Beings.
4. OM is the same as I AM which is how God describes Himself in the Bible.
5. OM is a sound heard in meditation; so you can just think about OM and benefit. 
6. OM is the first word of many Buddhist chants and prayers conferring awakening. 
7. OM is the Original Form of the Sikh invocation Ek Onkar. 
8. OM is the single-syllable form of Omkar, meaning the Divine Sound.
9. OM is the single-syllable form of Pranava, meaning the Divine Life Force. 
10. "He who calls upon the Name of the Lord Shall Be Saved". Food for thought.

Note: It is my understanding that this image of OM is a creative commons image that is all over the web, so with that said, I am using this image to support a positive spiritual message. Namaste.

Keith Charles Johnson
MBA, MS Education
Senior Technical Writer
Senior OM Meditation Practitioner