Sophie – I like the way your articles guide (or sometimes the word is more appropriately "prod") me in the right direction. It's like getting extra coaching every day. My favorites this week are "the highest and most effective skill you can learn is to allow things to be exactly the way they are". And "be observing the mind, not identify with the mind". When I really get them, not "understanding" with the mind but really get them, they help me move right into the Observer position, my current assignment. How great is that!
Wonderful. Now, how about you learning it so deep that you don't always need my articles to do it for you?
It's Sunday, and as usual, I had a profound conversation with my friend. We missed one Sunday in this past eight years, I think.
I had more insights than in a normal month... and here are a few:
1. We are bred to become soft.
The question you'd ask if you wanted to know if they succeeded with you is this: Can you take it? Can you take hard, long, exhausting, painful, cruel, murderous.
If the answer is no, or "yes, but I don't want to" then they succeeded.
When things don't go your way, when things are not fast enough for your taste, when someone is not kind and encouraging, when something doesn't taste, sound, feel good the first time, when something takes consistency and consistent effort to reach... then you'll quit. Continue reading "I wrote to a client: Grow Some Balls!"
This article slipped by a lot of people. And today where I keep talking about the small actions that cause and then cement your epigenetic shift, this article is more important than it was a year ago when I first wrote it. Onto the article...
... in Neal Stephenson's novel 'Reamde' he remarks that affluent parts of all cities are similar, but poor parts of cities are miserable in their own way.
What causes success, and what causes failure? Or we could say, what causes affluence, and what perpetuates poverty?
It's habits. It's the thing you do (or not do), day in and day out. The things you take care of and the things you don't.
I said in the last article and I say it here again:
We are all born with a full "Christmas tree" loaded with ornaments i.e. genes. Some of those ornaments light up, some of those don't.
The capacities that those dark ornaments show as dormant are patience, compassion, caring, seeing the big picture, intelligence, focus... as you see, these are the prized qualities of winners.
And they are dormant on your tree of genes, the Christmas Tree.
I have found that strong energies that create a whole new terrain to play on, plus consistent small actions using those capacities create a DNAactivation, an epigenetic shift where you don't have to try to be patient, you just are.