It’s common to hear “that’s not fair!” or “This shouldn’t be happening!” In fact, is it possible that we miss the most important lessons of our lives by doing so? Lessons that were somehow curated just for us…to lead us up to the next level? Surely, if an event IS happening, it is useless to be saying it shouldn’t be. Eckhart Tolle once said, and this is perhaps a paraphrase, “We are not unhappy because of what is happening now…we are unhappy because we thought it should be something else”. One thing is certain: only adversity builds strength of any kind. So if we expect that we should never be victimized, it would seem that we condemn ourselves to a life of weakness, a life of victimhood. So what do we do? Practice accepting every event, however distasteful, as a spiritual workout to increase your personal power. All you must do is say “OK” to everything that happens. Does that mean you will always win? That depends on your definition of winning. Winning isn’t a goal or an achievement…winning is a process…always being willing to accept what the NOW looks like. You must fall on your ass a thousand times to find your balance, and you won’t know what winning even looks like if you are constantly wailing “this should not be happening to me”. Winning is not what the world gives you, it’s what you earn by always being willing to accept the lessons.
We are all guilty of complaining when things get tough. Better to complain when things are always handed to you, because without hardship, you will never know strength, only weakness. Accept your struggles. Step up. Become more than you ever thought you could be.
This is an interesting perspective, seen by Alan Watts and others…in short, if your feel that you need perfecting, you are also the one that is tasked with doing the job, so the imperfect person oversees perfecting the imperfect one…which leads to a vicious circle. If you see yourself as needing improvement, you have merely solidified your imperfection…
When we decide to do something…to change our situation, start an exercise routine, enroll in college…anything…we think we are creating change…but are we, or are we following an unseen script that guides us? After all, we are the ones who decided to make the change…but where did the decision to do so come from? Maybe we cannot know, and maybe it doesn’t matter. When we watch a new movie, or read a new book, the story’s been written; the script as well, yet it is still exiting for us and we don’t even think of the fact that it’s all been written…for to us, its an untraveled path, and the ending is unknown…and that’s good enough.
The rumble of the collective human mind has surely changed over the millennia. A casual observation into the course of that change is a little frightening.
Life is something I have no control over. It’s just something that happens, win or lose. Now, video games, I’ve got a chance! I focus all of my attention, and die a thousand times and keep coming back…just to get to the next level.
I wonder what would happen if I focused on my life with the same intensity, and searched to find the magic sword? #findthemagic
Its a mad world. It’s been said before. At this point of perspective, political, and positional polarization the noise is so loud that no one is listening. Maybe because nothing is being said, merely personal reference point perspective, which will always be true and false at the same time.
There is an underlying sanity, however, that transcends time and distance.
It’s always there, right NOW, for those willing to listen.
It’s always on…and there are no endorsements.
I hear the voices. Louder and louder each day, it seems. Shouts about what they are owed, what they should be given, and what is unfair for them to have to endure. If I were to fall upon wealth and fortune, I would indeed give it to them, so that their lives would be blessed, and their days free of worry.
The only thing I would ask in return, is a conversation with them at the end of their journey. Was it worth it? Do they still feel the world owed them something, and if they got it, did it make them happy?
Not speaking of constructive criticism, here… we need that to better ourselves. This is a calling out to the throngs of would-be heroes who have never chased their dreams, dared to fail, played it safe, but were always willing to criticize those who try. Trying IS winning. Critics just keep the benches warm…I guess we need them too…
#unwoke # willingtorisk #takeyourchance
Our culture has a mental madness of MORE. More is better. More money, more possessions,
more “intellect”. Go to school, learn more, become smarter, become more intelligent. Upon examination, It’s not hard to see that intelligence is the exact opposite. It is not the clinging to a culmination of ideas that may have grown obsolete. It’s always being in a neutral state of wonder and presence. It’s only through this stillness that you can “respond like a shadow”, as Bruce Lee once put it. Clearly, silent adaptability seems to be the pinnacle of intellect.