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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (3rd June
At Clermont-Ferrand, France...
The French Resistance sabotages tons of tyres at the Michelin works.
At Lisbon, Portugal...
Italian POWs and internees are delivered to complete the April exchange in
Turkey for British POWs and internees.
In the Mediterranean...
Royal Navy destroyers bombard the Italian garrison on Pantelleria Island.
Kriegsmarine ASW trawler UJ-2212 sunk by Allied aircraft
French vessel Henri Desprez sunk by RN submarine HMS Unruffled
In Algiers, Algeria...
A French Committee of National Liberation is created under co-Presidency of De Gaulle
In the Atlantic...
Greek vessel Boris sunk by U-180
Panamanian vessel Halma is sunk by a mine
Battle of Western Hupei (South Yangtze Operation): Chinese 79th Army attack the 13th Infantry Division of Japanese 11th Army near Itu.
In the Indian Ocean...
US vessel Montanan sunk by IJN submarine I-27 off the Arabian peninsula
Today's Air Raids...
Orel, Russia by Soviet aircraft
Kursk, Russia by the Luftwaffe
Bay of Biscay Minelaying by RAF Bomber Command
Pantelleria Island on the Italian
garrison by USAAF
Bougainville Island by USAAF
Dobo, New Guinea by US 5th Air Force
Buthidaung, Burma by RAF aircraft
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
Gardening and housework
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3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
I now have a good system for mind-management in place that works really well. As soon as I am aware of thought-generated distress, I take it as a cue to first relax, breathing and focusing, then to submit, and allow my intuition to regain control.
Ultimately, regardless of circumstances, I intend to have such a tight rein over my mind that negative thought simply doesn't arrive in the first place. You'd think that emptying the mind sounds like becoming a zombie, but once you realize that all that thought was never actually you in the first place, but rather an internal unwanted experience, it's a wonderful liberation!
It's not that thought is evil - in fact, correctly used, it is a highly useful tool. But for that tool to be efficient, it needs to be focused on task and unclouded, and when not needed, simply silent. If you have never experienced silence in your head, I can tell you that it's ultimate bliss! Once experienced, you then desire it to be your default state.
The job of everyday decision-making is then made direct from the subconscious by the intuition. Thought is reserved for logical calculation where I have all the data.
Without all that unhelpful thought, there is the absolute minimum of distress, and so wellbeing, as mind and body become harmonious. With wellbeing and happiness comes the capacity to bring happiness to others.
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
What in your life brings you the most joy?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Dry and sunny all day.
There will be a prolonged cloudy spell in the afternoon.
It will be clear, dry and mild overnight.
Wind will be negligible
Max Temp = 17 degC
Min Temp = 7 degC
Sunrise at 04:41
Sunset at 21:29
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
You can't have too much minimalism : D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
Jimmy Carr invites heckles (swearing warning!)
The earliest documented description of cancer was found on an Egyptian papyrus dated at around 1600 BC. It stated that it appeared in the breasts, and whilst cauterization with a "fire drill" would relieve the symptoms, there was ultimately no cure.
9. THE WISDOM I'VE LEARNED FROM OTHERS
"The more you practise the three trainings of ethics, meditation, and wisdom, the more difficult it will become for you to act in a way that is contrary to an ethical, compassionate attitude. Ethics arise naturally out of contemplating the three trainings." - Martine Batchelor