What is the shelf life of your word?

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Okay. This is part two for whatever day it is. Thursday. So what I said in the previous segment is that until you can tell the difference between what you say and what the machine says, there's no chance that you can change your context. Now, it's a little bit deeper than that. Because ... and that's why without integrity nothing works. It's an integrity issue. Now, we consider integrity in a very pedestrian way. You don't cheat, you don't lie, you keep the Ten Commandments and all that morality issue. But, that is not what integrity really is.

Integrity is that, but it is just the bottom of integrity. The real integrity has something to do with word.

So the Bible starts with God created light. That was the first step of creation. Or, I don't know. First there was the word, I think it says. That's the first line of the Bible and I am not a Bible scholar. I am not a Bible reading person, so forgive me if I am a little sloppy here. So first, there was the word. And then, with the word, God created the light. It wasn't a visible light, it was all the light. Everything is light. If you consider light a wave, then God created wave. And if you consider light photons, i.e., particles, then God created particles. God created the light.

Now, what does it have to do with integrity? You are no God; right? Well, if you really look, you pretend that you are God. You say things like, oh, I am a spiritual being having a human experience. Yeah, maybe. The most important thing is that this leg of evolution where you acquire the main and fundamental capacity of Godness, if there's such a thing, Godness, or if it's a word, Godness, then what you need to do is have a strong relationship to your word. A strong relationship between your self and your word. So the wording that Landmark gives it: integrity is honoring your word as your self. Not yourself but your Self. Which means what you're creating with your word all the time, all the time, all the time, all the time, and all the time is your Self. Because who is going to play the role in the world? Who is going to decide what's the context? Who is going to decide what is important and what isn't? Who is going to decide what to do is your Self. Now, you either have a self or you don't. Most of you don't.

You either have a capacity to create self or you don't. About 40 percent of humanity is born without the capacity to create self. So that much of abot equality. We are not created equal. We are not. Some of you were not created with the capacity. Why? I don't know. But expect ... I read somewhere yesterday, I should have copied it, that expecting that different people at different places of the earth would follow the exact path that was described or that created the modern human is a little bit delusional unless it was really 100 percent in our DNA from the get go, which kind of indicates creation; right? The people who are born this place and that place, are not going to be the same. They cannot.

And even if they were kind of born the same but they were born in a group of people where the nice people were eaten and the evil people had dinner, the survivors of that group were the evil people who were not the good ones because the good ones never had the chance to procreate.

So anyway, it's going into uncharted territory. I apologize for that.

So anyway, so you need to create a relationship between your word and who you consider yourself to be, who you are going to honor yourself to be. The self. The self that you say self expression, that's the self that you express. Self respect. It's the self that you are going to respect. Self esteem. That's the self that you are going to esteem. Okay? Not the jumping jack, moronic, inconsistent numb nut that you are being right now. If you are not a numb nut, don't take it on. Don't tell me that I told you that you are a numb nut. I don't know. Lots of people are going to listen to this audio. So don't get offended. That is going to put you back clearly to you are listening to what?

So there are two kinds of words in your head. Two. One is coming from the machine. The machine is created by society and just for credibility has added some words from your particular history. Okay? You're black, you are descendant of slaves, you are Kurd, you are a second class citizen, whatever. Right? That's all the machine. You never actually sat down and said, "I am going to think that. That is going to make me exactly how I want to be, miserable." No, you never did that. Nobody would do that. Your self interest will not go in the direction of misery. Okay? It's not. It's not the nature of self interest.

And then there's the other kind of word, and most of you never have, that is the result of pondering, that's the result of decision. You consciously, the conscious consciousness, decides to say that. So when I say you mostly never say that, I actually mean it. Most people have never thought, used their brain for thinking, ever. Not even for a moment. Now, figuring out a mathematical equation; okay? Or whether you are going to have money for a new outfit or not, I don't consider that, in this context, thinking. I consider, in this context, thinking, when you think out who to be. What would be the right action? Okay? Instead of listening to the thousands of voices in your head that act as advisors, and then act on it, you are going to actually sit down and look deep and wide and decide who you want to be. Because what you want to do will come from who you want to be.

So, if you have never done that, don't feel bad about it. Nobody taught you how to do that. You actually think you do that. You read a meme and say that's who I want to be. But then you find out that your actions are not consistent with that. Now why? Because there are thousands of voices of the machine while there is one, sometimes, a little bit, sometimes, for some of you, thin little voice that you invented. So the competition is fierce. The sea of voices drown out the little voice that you said, that's who I want to be.

But that doesn't mean that you can't be who you want to be. But not until something happens. Not until you do something. So the two things you need to do is strengthen the voice, your voice, do I want to be that. And the second one, you need to separate yourself and insulate yourself from the sea of voices that's the machine.

Now, what do you need to do first? I mean, ultimately, I suggest that you start distinguishing the enemy. The reason Sun Tzu's Art of War has been favorite to thinking people, thinking people, not having thoughts people, for thinking people, is because he distinguished principles of war. Principles of winning. So in the principle Art of War, Sun Tzu says if you don't know your enemy you are already automatically a loser; right? So before you build up your army, which in this instance, it would be strengthening your voice.

So you need to know your enemy. So in the Playground, we don't learn to create strong statements of self. That's not what we do there. We could, but it would be lost in the sea of voices. Instead, we do one thing and one thing only. We distinguish the enemy. The more readily you recognize the enemy, the more readily you recognize that that voice is not you speaking. The more readily you can differentiate yourself and separate yourself. The more readily it is noise instead of something that advises you, the more ready you are going to be to declare ... that's the official word. Declare who you want to be and then hope or be able to keep it in existence alive, operative, working.

Ultimately, you cannot get rid of your default context. I always hoped that you could, but no, you can't. It's almost embedded in muscle memory and everywhere. But you can counter it when you have distinguished the art ... no, sorry. When you are artful and masterful at recognizing what's not you and what's not your voice and when you speak, declare, and bring persistence and insistence and consistence to keeping that in existence, alive.

See, the shelf life of a declaration without all this foundation work is about two and a half seconds. It becomes a bragging right but not an operational statement. I have a lot of people who walk around declaring themselves this and declaring themselves as that, but how do I know that they are full of crap is that their actions are not consistent with what they say. You see, when you have a strong relationship between your word, your self, and your actions, that's when you have started on the path of becoming a human being. A human being is the God level of humans.

At this point, there is, I think there's not even one. I am close but not hundred percent consistent; okay? So that's where we are going. And that's where it's heaven; okay?

Now, is it heaven half way through? Yeah, kind of. A lot of the time, yes. All the time? No. No. All the time is when everything that you hear in your head is noise and your actions are always consistent with who you declared yourself to be. So how do I know I am not there? Because all this series of illnesses and misfortunes and accidents came to me as a punishment because I haven't been a hundred percent true to my word. I haven't honored my word as my self. I was cheating on my diet. I was comfortable. I was this, I was that. Okay? So I said I would do something and I didn't. Okay? So I am now awakened with a swift, swift kick in the butt and I am getting back on the pony.

All right. So you need to do the foundation work first. You can't be where I am. This is the result of 40 plus years of work; okay? There's no jump in reality. Okay? Thank you.

If you want to start, start with the playground. It's cheap and it's somewhat intense. Two calls a week, or one call a week, and some weeks two calls. But that's all. Okay? Thank you. Bye.

Author: Sophie Benshitta Maven

award winning architect, magazine publisher, transformational and spiritual coach and teacher, self declared Avatar

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