Hopelessness is a wind... a real nasty wind to walk into. And "Why bother... it'll never change" is the real enemy to personal growth.
I have made a deal with Source about a decade ago, to do Source's work. Source doesn't have a thumb... I do..
I had been courting Source, for decades, but I was rejected.
I am a nudnik. Persistent, annoying, a gadfly... I rarely give up. The only thing I have EVER given up on was becoming a Landmark Forum Leader. It still hurts. I am the person who you kick out but he comes back through the window. You fire her and she says: you can't fire me from MY job.
Species-wide, the ability to change is called adaptability. Species that can adapt survive. Species that don't... don't.
"Adaptability as a skill refers to the ability of a person to change his actions, course or approach to doing things in order to suit a new situation. We constantly change our lifestyles because our world is changing always. ... That is an example of adaptability."
There is a behavior that I used to have, and have successfully beaten.
The behavior is the "out of sight/out of mind", "now that I am doing something else, I don't remember the things I have been doing, promised, supposed to do..."
The behavior of a person who cannot keep 2-3-4-5 habits going concurrently.
If they are busy looking at something, they are so busy, that their water is not energized, their food list is not honored, they don't practice their guitar, they don't read, nothing. Just do that one thing.
With social media, smart phones, this is getting even worse... and I didn't think it could get any worse than it was before.
The smarter you fancy yourself, the stupider your behavior. The big picture of your life...
This article is slightly philosophical, I cycle through many ideas to get to a conclusion that makes a difference. You can jump to the end, to the conclusion, and we'll know what you are... This article is about you.
Life's way is to handle one thing at a time... make it work and keep it working. Then, when it's working reliably, Life will start on the next thing.
Until you know what you are REALLY MISSING... you can't give it to yourself...
...And until you know how... knowing what you really need won't help a bit
In fact, although I can't find a picture to illustrate it, but if you fill in a word that doesn't fit into a crossword puzzle... the whole puzzle will be like your life... utterly unsolvable... miserable... wretched... and in fact it is, for most people.
I could say "all people", and it would be accurate, and would make you stop reading... so I'll settle for "most people" to appease you.
Good, you say, but where you are heading is in the invisible, meaning it is not where you would like to go: happy ever after, but where you are, in earnest, heading.
So where are you heading? This is what this article will explore for you, with you.
So first let's start with some invisible dynamics that you need to understand if you want to see how this works, how Newton's laws apply here... not just in the inanimate world:
Newton's three laws of motion may be stated as follows: Every object in a state of uniform motion will remain in that state of motion unless an external force acts on it. Force equals mass times acceleration. For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.
We'll be looking how the first law applies to YOU and your life...