If you ever wondered where guidance comes from, here is a great example, from about 10 minutes ago.
In an email conversation, one of my "interns" was commiserating with me... because the refrigerator died again, and this time there is no excuse: it needs to be replaced.
But... in order to bring in a new one, I have to push stuff aside, clean the old one from now rotting stuff... and I feel very weak to even contemplate doing it.
So she says (my intern): "and everything feels heavy when you're weak."
Lucky formulation of a sentence... because it woke me up. This, what she says, is true across the board. It is true in the physical realm, and it is even more true in the "psychological" realm: if you feel weak you'll do little.
Often anything can kick you into the horizontal plane 1 . I got kicked into it... and now I am working my way off... it is not that easy. I can't even connect to muscle test... the horizontal plane is sticky. It wants you, all of you. I eats your life for breakfast.
Let me explain: Humanity (you!) lives on the horizontal plane at this stage of evolution. It is both the starting point and the end state...
On the horizontal plane everything is about comparison. More, better, different...
One of my ex-students sent me an email today. He is an ex-student, because I could not get him to achieve any results whatsoever.
But he has sent me valuable information before, so I read the email.
He sent me to a short video about Cal Newport's book: Be so good they can't ignore you.
I watched it. It was good. 30% truth value. Same as the book. 30% truth value is exceptional... but...
It is a topic that is in the forefront of most people's mind: how to have the eight plus hours of work, the activity that provides you with enough money to live on, enjoyable. Not drudgery. Not feeling like a tool, feeling like a slave. Not something you have to do, but something you get to do. Not something that after that you can have your own life... something you are deprived of for eight whole hours.
Thousands of books are written to these people... and all of them are low truth value.
Desire vs ambition. What is the difference? Which one should you have?
For most people words mean something... approximately. Their life reflects this unclarity. Clarity is one of the most important determinants of one's life... this is why I measure it in the starting point measurements.
I watched a guy who until his clarity went up to 3500, he was miserable.
Most people I measure have a clarity of 200-400. Puny at best, sh*tty life. Guaranteed.
Ok, desire and ambition. Let's agree what the words mean... energetically.
Desire is 100% desire for the self alone. Wanting something for yourself but not being willing, not even considering doing work to get it. If someone else has what you want, you envy it, you are jealous of them... but to match the work they did... hell no.
Ambition, on the other hand is a willingness to work, to sweat, to do for one's own fulfillment. The higher your ambition the more you can accomplish the faster.
One of the common characteristics of people I meet is that they have no skills, no tool box, they are waiting for the right opportunity to do anything. They will start to learn the right skills when they need them, when they'll know what they want to do. And, of course, it is too late to dig a well when you are thirsty... they languish of thirst...
I am a lot like Bob in the movie "Bob The Butler".
I am inspired by that movie to do even more skill building to fill my tool box.
I am 70 years old. I have 27 skill sets, 27 ways to make a living. I am an architect. I am a brick mason. I can lay wooden floor, I can lay tiles both on the floor and on the wall. I can hang wallpaper. I am a plumber. etc. etc. etc. One time I counted. I have forgotten more professions than you know how to do.
What did this do to me? What did this do to Bob, the butler?
What you find in books, articles about abundance all come from the Dark Side... Please consider that there is a Dark Side. It will explain a lot...
The Dark Side is created by people with their words, with their visualization. Mind stuff. Some people did that with intentional misdirection, others people: too stupid, too unaware, too shallow to even look... just saying and writing second hand bullshit.
While I was working on getting to a world view that is most accurate, I studied, deeply, quite a few disciplines and "modalities"... philosophies. For way more than 10 dark years... lol.