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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (11th May
British 9th Corps clears the Cape Bon peninsula, leaving Axis forces in isolated pockets
In the Atlantic...
British vessel Fort Concord sunk by U-456
British vessel Antigone and Norwegian vessel Grado sunk by U-402
U-528, previously damaged and unable to dive, scuttled when attacked by RN sloop
Winston Churchill arrives for the Trident Conference, to discuss the Mediterranean and Pacific theatres of war and the European bombing strategy.
In the Pacific...
Operation Landcrab, the American invasion of Attu Island, is launched.
Japanese vessel Yadogawa Maru sunk by USN submarine Grayback
Battle of Western Hupei (South Yangtze Operation): Conclusion of first phase of
Japanese 11th Army offensive.
In the Arakan, Indian 15th Corps withdraw from Maungdaw
In the Indian Ocean...
British vessel Tinhow sunk by U-181
British vessel Nailsea Meadow sunk by U-196
Today's Air Raids...
North Sea minelaying along the British coast by the Luftwaffe
Great Yarmouth, England by Luftwaffe fighter-bombers
Catania and Marsala, Sicily by USAAF
Rabaul, New Britain by US 5th Air Force
Penfoei and Dili, Timor Island by US 5th Air Force
Syriam, Burma by US 10th Air Force
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
Shift 2 of the Weekend Job
TV Footie with missus in the later evening
Twitter Followers = 1,665 (down 5)
Nonfollowed eliminated = 5
Unfollowers eliminated = 0
3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
I was briefly studying the Hindu concept of Chitta yesterday, which left quite an impression as it has strong similarities to Western concepts of the subconscious. In Hinduism, Chitta is like the muddy bed of a lake. When the mind is restless, the lake, analagous with consciousness, is stirred up. Thousands of ideas can then be released into consciousness from Chitta and consciousness becomes cloudy, confused and chaotic.
The Hindu concept of managing Chitta is very similar to Buddhist ideas - one simply observes the arising of thoughts from Chitta and their return to it. One cannot both observe a thought and act on it, so observing prevents the thought becoming energized. By turning your attention inward on the arising of Chitta, thoughts settle and the mind becomes calm and clear allowing higher states of awareness to be achieved.
I have been inspired to serious focus on the first principle I teach my clients - the calming of the mind. Clearing my own mind of random thought is now a priority.
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
What steps have you taken to manage your own mind?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Dry and cloudy in the morning
Heavy rain in the early afternoon, becoming showery and clearing by mid-evening.
Dry thereafter with clear spells overnight.
Wind will be moderate to strong and will slowly veer from south-westerly to north-westerly
Max Temp = 8 degC
Min Temp = 6 degC
Sunrise at 05:13
Sunset at 20:55
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
Impotence: Nature’s way of saying "No hard feelings" : D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
Jodi Miller argues that gals are like dogs and guys are like cats
In a lifetime, the average man will ejaculate 14 gallons of semen.
9. THE WISDOM I'VE LEARNED FROM OTHERS
"Failure seldom stops you. What stops you is the fear of failure." - Jack Lemmon