It tells me, and it tells you, how much discomfort you are able to experience and not run away mentally, emotionally, or physically. And therefore it tells you whether you can have the good life, health, wealth, love and fulfillment… or not.
Its activating mechanism is below your conscious awareness, and is quite habitual.
In modern parlance they call it “Attention Deficit”… but it’s B.S.
Today’s “What’s the truth about you?” workshop is the first experiment to get to beingness through feelings.
The challenge, for the participant, is to accurately feel their feelings, and maybe even what the feeling wants them to do, the inner dynamics.
My experience is that despite what everyone teaches, you cannot get to what you want through words. But you can get to what you want through the feelings level and the through feelings level to the beingness level: the creative plane.
Wallace D. Wattles said that. One Hundred years ago. 1
Of course he was mistaken in 70% of what he said; your thoughts do not create, etc. and yet. The 30% is worth its weight in gold.
I have been practicing being on the creative plane: no hurry, no competition, no scarcity, you can’t miss anything… Not easy to stay on it… wasn’t even easy to “climb” on it.
It’s been the best thing ever happened to my life.
I see it even clearer by observing my students who are always in a hurry.
Tai has this “patient-impatient” and “impatient-patient” going, and I have to admit that it goes right over my head… just like his PACE categories… but I completely get that if you start anything with the idea that it is going be fast, that it is going to be easy, you are going to make mistakes, and you are going to run out of steam. Continue reading “There is no hurry on the creative plane…”
I had an insight into how our education system fosters only first brain thinking and how to force the thinking brain to work…
I am reading a book, Stumbling on happiness… so far it’s excellent, funny, witty, and very enlightening. 1
I am learning that the difference between animals and humans is their capacity to plan, their capacity to do computations for a future, imagine a future, their capacity for “if… then” statements: (If I do this, then that happens…), i.e. foresight and preparation for the future.
The part of the brain that does that is the frontal cortex. People with frontal cortex lobotomy cannot plan, and don’t have anxiety. Because anxiety always deals with the future… albeit in a very primitive way.
Now, unless you had lobotomy, or a frontal cortex injury, you have the capacity of a human, for thinking.