Archive for January, 2013

Really Scary Stuff…

Monday, January 28th, 2013

 

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With the probable exception of some basic instincts – or motivation toward self-preservation – we’ve just flat-assed learned to be afraid of about all the rest of the stuff we’re afraid of.  I know, the word “about” is a cop-out but I’m using it because I’m not really sure where this next mega-fear comes from.

 

The one fear that trips most of us up is – the FEAR of the UNKNOWN!!  It has provided the foundation for some really great movies and TV programs but it has also managed to slap the snot out of most of us at one time or another.  If someone will hum the theme to “The Twilight Zone”, I’ll proceed.  Thank you.

 

To start, let’s lump a bunch of this together into the category we’ll simply label as “The Future” (I think I’m overdoing this capitalization crap.  Sorry…) Most of us have a tendency to spend an inordinate amount of time and energy thinking about what is lurking just around the corner.  We imagine (as in image – create a mental picture of) all sorts of bad things.  We latch onto a few perceived facts and using our worst mental programming, fill in the blanks with the very worst negative scenarios we can possible conjure up.            We then extrapolate from this erroneous foundation through all the imaginary conversations and situations to the most creative, catastrophic conclusion possible.  What a cool thing to be able to do!   But here’s the best part.  If we focus really, really hard on our mental movie, there’s a fairly good chance that some of it may actually come true!

 

For those of you who are sure that I’ve blown a gasket, just hangy on a minute and you’ll see where I’m going with this…

 

OK, back to the future (I think I’ll suggest that as a title for a movie trilogy…).  Here’s what we know for sure about our future.  Nothing!  Zip!  Nada!  Gar Nichts!  Zero!  It just ain’t happened yet – at least that we know of.  And yes, based on our knowledge of the facts related to a given situation coupled with a fair amount of deductive reasoning we can predict with varying degrees of accuracy what may happen on down the road. But can we really know?  Ain’t no way in hell!  Life has altogether too many variables to be able to plug them into a pat formula to predict the future. 

 

I could waste time and space here giving you a pile of examples on how our personal projections have turned out to be something other than we expected.  We’ve all had enough life experiences so we can individually look back and grab a few dozen on our own.  Just think about projected conversations or confrontations with your boss, employees, significant other or children that never came to pass and you’ll get the idea. 

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Forty Ways to Determine Your Level of Inner Freedom

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

 

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**A reminder from the archives…

 

 

In the category of “Some of the Best I’ve Ever Read”, here are some great words of wisdom from Guy Finley…

 

 

Want to know how free you really are? Good! You’re about to be presented with a unique opportunity to learn all about your individual level of inner liberty.

 

As you review each of the inner liberties on the list, just note mentally whether or not that particular freedom belongs to you. Our intention is simply to learn what’s true about ourselves, not to prove anything about ourselves. Allow these forty freedoms to awaken and stir that secret part of you that knows living in any kind of bondage is a lie. Then follow your own natural sensing all the way to the free life.

 

You’re Well Along Freedom’s Path When:

 

1. You have no desire to change places in life with anyone else.

 

2. You step over setbacks without stopping or looking back.

 

3. You accept and appreciate praise, but never take it to heart.

 

4. You don’t overeat or feel driven to diet.

 

5. You don’t think about your sex life.

 

6. You meet and do what’s true without fear of the consequences.

 

7. You really don’t want anything from anyone.

 

8. You stop thinking about how much money you may or may not have.

 

9. You don’t carry any upset from the last moment into the present one.

 

10. You have no interest in old resentments.

 

11. You start spending more time alone and enjoying it more.

 

12. You stop dreaming of the perfect vacation.

 

13. You’re neither frightened nor shocked by the evening news.

 

14. You stop making deals with yourself.

 

15. You dress for comfort, not for compliments.

 

16. You lose all interest in trying to win mental arguments.

 

17. You don’t blame anyone else for the way you feel.

 

18. You forget what it was you didn’t like about someone.

 

19. You’re awake to and spontaneously considerate of the needs of others.

 

20. You see beauty in life where you never could see it before.

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The Rules for Being Human

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

 

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Just a reminder from the archives to start off the New Year…

 

 

THE RULES FOR BEING HUMAN

 

 

1. You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it, but it will be yours for the entire period this time around.

 

 

2. You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time, informal school called life.  Each day you will have the opportunity to learn lessons.  You may like the lessons or think them irrelevant and stupid.

 

 

3. There are no mistakes - only lessons. Growth is a process of trial and error and experimentation.  The “failed” experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiment that ultimately “works”.

 

 

4. A lesson is repeated until it is learned.  A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it.  When you have learned it, then you can go on to the next lesson.

 

 

5. Learning lessons does not end. There is no part of life that does not contain its lessons.  If you are alive, there are lessons to be learned.

 

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