I could say "I am depleted" as I have always said: I am running on empty. I could also say: I feel emotionally and intellectually empty. But like you, I can benefit from adding to my vocabulary of state-expressing words, and feeling-indicating words.
When I don't feel energized, when I am not full of creativity and when I don't have three new articles almost ready to write, when I don't feel like I have new programs to launch, then eventually I start to wonder, maybe even worry.
Yesterday I spent about four hours listening to Jordan Peterson. The material I listened to was a truth value of 30%... not bad.
In some ways Jordan Peterson, the teacher, and I, the teacher, deal with the same things: people don't see why they should learn.
Many reasons, I see, but one of them is fundamental, and also invisible, meaning it is an invisible part of reality, the part that is below the sea level of the iceberg. It's not hidden, as one of my students says... although Werner calls the process that makes it visible "unconcealing" suggesting that it is concealed, which is another word for hidden.
Hey, when you are BEING a knucklehead... does it mean you ARE a knucklehead?
Or you are just doing the only exercise most people do: jumping into conclusions.
Listen if you can recognize yourself in this story:
A lot of my clients find themselves in a trap...
For example, they make a mistake. They are frustrated. Or they are scared. Or they are angry. Or they are devastated. Even suicidal.
They say to themselves: Here I go again!...
...I am never going to get it right! I am never going to learn this... I better give up while I am ahead! I am stupid! I am a loser! and on and on and on I could go with the examples how people abuse themselves.
I don't think I have ever really distinguished the difference between these two similar sounding activities... so it's time.
As usual, I had to distinguish the difference for myself... the hard way.
I almost didn't make it...
My strength deteriorated to the degree that I was having heart pain and exhaustion from just going from one end of the apartment to the other... So I started to mentally prepare myself to meet my maker, so to say.
We behave as if that were not true, if we yell loud enough, if we assert our claims enough, if we pretend that it's a mistake, etc.
I see it on clients, students all the time.
I did a Bach profile for a brand new person this morning. His "linchpin" Bach Energy is the Peacock. Peacock is one of these "I deserve to be beautiful because I eat poisonous berries for breakfast, lunch and dinner." It is the 40th Bach Energy® Dr. Edward Bach didn't find before he died. I did. I also found the Yew... #39. The toxic person. Desire to receive for the self alone...
If they listened to themselves they would say:... Are you crazy? Stop eating that stuff, it will kill you!
What is the fastest way to devolve... the greased chute 1 to lose your vibration? To move yourself to the horizontal plane...
Sometimes I write articles to solve an issue for myself... Tai calls this chess-like assiduity... 2 lol.
Sometimes I write articles to address and issue one or more clients are dealing with... and help them solve it for themselves. Because, remember, when things don't go well... there is something that you don't know/don't see
And sometimes I write articles to prevent an issue for a client, and issue that is predictably coming.
This article fits category two and three... Some clients are struggling with an issue the other clients are about to encounter...
The issue is devolving. Greased chute to hell... Not a happy issue, is it?
When I wrote the article about racial, ancestral identity and its importance, I touched on something that is not valuable for most people... because I didn't go deep enough and I didn't accurately identify what it takes to be proud of who you are, where you belong.
I got on the phone with one of the people who was very unhappy about that article... I was eager to talk, because it is near impossible to go beyond the visible by yourself. It is a whole lot easier when you get input... because what is invisible to you can be visible for another.
Know thyself is what is one of the 147 maxims (a short, pithy statement expressing a general truth or rule of conduct. Not the same as a principle, but there are many overlaps... Most of these maxims are virtues. My favorites are "Know what you have learned" and "Be/Know yourself", because they are maybe the most important. Do yourself a favor, and read them, and ponder.) inscribed in Delphi... 1
In fact, it is a principle.
A principle is something to live by, something to get guidance from.
When we talk about principle driven life, any of those 147, and countless other principles will do your life justice.
When I look at people, when I observe them, their lives have no rhyme, no purpose...
There is a saying: man makes plans, god laughs... but how do you explain it without god... I am an atheist. This article is about what it means "god laughs" and what happens to you and your plans if you don't know what it means, and how to recognize it.
I found something I have never seen before.
As I have said before, the case, your case, is a shape-shifter, and it knows more tricks than are found in all the trick books out there.
As you know, my case is that I am dead, should be dead, who knows how long I have...
Now, learning, starting a new business, learning a software is for the long term. And I have found myself a non-starter in that. I have more programs I have never even started to work with that cost me more money than I could afford.