The world is mundane. Ordinary. At least through ordinary eyes. It is just the way it is.
Some people see beauty, some people see truth, some people see goodness, but for the most part you see reasons to justify why you only trudge through life, never really seeing any poetry, any romance, anything really uplifting.
The Beyond, The Divine, The "Spirit" gets through to you through one of those, truth, beauty, goodness, and how you know it got to you because something echoes in your Soul.
You cry, you laugh, you shut up... words don't come close to express it.
When I work with people on their life's purpose, on the meaning of their lives, especially when I do it in a private call, I need to work a lot.
Mattering is a feeling. Nothing matters and everything matters. But if you don't feel you matter, if you don't feel your life matters, then you'll live consistent with that...
Some mornings it is hard to write an article.
Ultimately, when I examine the possible causes, I find that I am scattered. My attention flitters, and it is looking for more reasons to flitter (flitting from one thing to another. Move quickly in an apparently random or purposeless manner).
I will start with a confession: this is new knowledge. I myself have been part of the "not on the top" people...
Let me explain what happened.
About a month ago I read an article that had a list of 20 books that Charlie Munger recommends.
I measured Charlie Munger's overall intelligence at 150. And decided that he probably knows something that I don't. Both Warren Buffet and Bill Gates say that he is the smartest person they know... so who am I to not want to learn from him.
But instead of learning from what he says (you'll see why later in this article), I decided to learn from where he learns from.
We have been doing the same in the 67 steps coaching...
So I promptly ordered four of the books on his book list, and started to read.
I am sure you think you are clear. But the number of words you use accurately in a language gives away your level of clarity... And it's low. I measure it as the 10th measurement in the Starting Point Measurements.
When I say clarity, I mean every area of life... including health as you'll see later in this article.
Now, why is this important? Because your clarity is what defines whether your actions, your reactions, your emotions are going to be in line with reality or not.
Whether you'll be astute, or a numbnut. 1
If you look, carefully, now you know why you are not happy.
Here is another quote: People get married because they want their lives witnessed. When your life is witnessed you feel alive... I was par phrasing the Susan Sarandon character's words in "Shall we Dance?"
The best way to make sure you are on the path to happiness... is actually to be in a coaching program.
In my 67 step coaching program I witness your life.
Obviously, if you don't care what I see: if you don't care that I see that there is no harmony in what you think, what you say and what you do, then it is not really doing much for you...
One of the big obstacles that is in your way to growth is not being able to tell things apart, things that are different, but the difference is either subtle, or it is below the water level. Or is confusing because the names from the Tree of Knowledge use the same word for both
One of these is going to be important, so I'd like to encourage you to put some energy and effort into telling these two apart: 1