Historical novels, reading about famous people: is that a good idea?

the biography of Steve JobsI know a lot of people who love to read historical novels, biographies, etc. When I look at them I get that they live their lives vicariously through those novels, not in reality. All these people have boring, ordinary lives.

For the past 4-5 months, I have been reading about the Mongols, the 13-14th century innovators of the world, without whom the world would look very very different.

The founder, the father of the Mongol Empire was Genghis Khan.

Now, why am I sharing this?

Because the only reason to read historical fiction, or biographies of famous people is to get a glimpse of what caused them to become more, bigger, or special.

We are all born ordinary. Then we either stay ordinary or choose a path that leads to exceptional, whether it is in the direction of bad or good. 1

In every life, there is at least one turning point, one moment of choice when one can choose a direction towards extraordinary...

Genghis KhanOrdinary people make ordinary choices, or no choices: they allow other people to choose for them. They float, because they don't want to choose. Choosing takes courage. Every choice is unchoosing everything else: I always hated choosing. But choosing I did.

Most people don't even get aware that they are not choosing... Either they didn't see that there was a choice, or they went the easy route, the more of the same, that avoided the crucible. 2

Extraordinary people took choices that took them through crucibles: high heat, high pressure, danger, to become someone extraordinary.

If you observe yourself honestly, you avoid crucibles. Avoid confrontation, avoid hard choices, avoid hard anything.

I once belonged to a group that did not allow participants to use the word hard. They considered it negative talk. I once shared that through failures I distinguished something extraordinary... Result: they threw me out of the group. Failure, apparently, is also negative talk.

Every single person in that group was stuck... and stayed stuck.

And if the idea of hard, pain, effort, or the idea of failure don't appeal to you, you are stuck too... in mediocrity, and low vibration.

Now, comes a crucial question: if you have been like this all your life: is there anything I can do for you?

Will the energies or the activators breathe life into you?

Or are you going to remain the way you are, essentially surviving life?

What do you think? Please comment below.

Footnotes

  1. In choosing a path, context is decisive. If the context is only themselves, their pleasure, their life, then the direction is towards desire for the self alone, aka evil. If the context (the why) is about more than just themselves and their life, then the direction is towards the Light
  2. cru·ci·ble
    'kro?os?b(?)l/ noun: crucible; plural noun: crucibles

    a ceramic or metal container in which metals or other substances may be melted or subjected to very high temperatures.
    a place or occasion of severe test or trial.
    "the crucible of combat"

Author: Sophie Benshitta Maven

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