How Many Different Ways Do You Know Your Mind Keep You Trapped In A Dead End Loop Of Activity?
I've told you about me, finally, awakening that there is a mosquito invasion in every window of my duplex.
So I've researched for ways to get rid of the mosquitoes that doesn't involve chemicals, doesn't involve flame throwers, and expensive carbon monoxide machines.
One recipe called for brown sugar. I have never bought brown sugar, and I didn't feel good buying a pound of brown sugar for the mosquitoes... but I remembered that I had some black-strap molasses in my kitchen cabinets. After all brown sugar is not perfectly cleaned sugar... mostly they just mix the white sugar with some molasses... I can do that.
The mosquitoes love the molasses. They buzz above them, and then they go too close and the sticky gooey molasses trap them. They move around but can't get out.
This reminds me that we could talk about the morass: the mind's way to keep you trapped in useless servitude so you can't move forward.
I think one of the big lessons I needed to learn, needed to get aware of, is that your world is different.
It's been a lifetime challenge. No matter how resistant the world, people, have been to my ideas, until I could identify, with pinpoint precision, what was there that I didn't have, or what was it that I had that they didn't have, and therefore didn't value, I remained ineffective, misunderstood, and not valued.
Update 4/4/17: New insight: Building Bridges (BB) is quite slothful by nature... I am changing the picture to an actual bridge... because it is a more apt illustration: you want to get to the other side, and you need to do a ton of work to get there... and you have no skills... but to build skills you also have to build a bridge between the thought and the action that builds skills... So most Building Bridges never actually do anything. The only BB I have ever seen do something is a guy who has undertook reading... and following that method, he is now adding skills to his toolbox. He may amount to much.
So what is the trick?
I recommended that he starts reading not worrying if he understands, or if he enjoys it. He trusted me and started to read that way. After a while comprehension imperceptibly grew, and now he enjoys reading.
Once a BB experiences how learning a skill works, they grow wings.
It takes a lot of skills to build a bridge, but each bridge is the same: you have to start with no visible results plus faith. Faith that the investment will work out, even though they can't see it.
Without this a BB will just live randomly, thrown about like a dry leaf, never amounting to anything.