... Or how do you destroy your life, little by little...
There is nothing more significant in destroying your self-image than starting something, with all the hopes and aspirations it takes to start something and abandoning in before it is finished.
Even if you knew yourself as a great person deserving of the dream you set out to accomplish with the project, by abandoning it, by leaving it in the middle, you declare yourself as undeserving, someone less than a match to your dreams.
When you don't finish a project, you set yourself up for more of the same, it is a self-strengthening cycle.
One type of memes that you honor as the truth are called a seemings. It is that way... but if you can change the saying: "It seems to me that..." then it becomes a seeming.
Why turn something into a seeming?
Saying "It seems to me" starts turning on the capacity of responsibility.
Responsibility, the way the capacity sees it, is a privilege. It is a way to look at the world where your power is intact, and you have access to it. Access means: you can feel it, you can use it. Power for what? Power to be well, power to change something, move something, create something. Continue reading "What is a seeming? And why is it helpful to know?"
An attitude is an approach. It is the result of an internal conversation we are having with ourselves. An attitude is 100% in your power, even if you don't feel you can change it. And true: you don't change it directly. You change the conversation, the things you say to yourself.
We are taught in the Tree of Knowledge culture to have a strong "why" for our actions. A reason, and agenda, a purpose to what we want to do.
This attitude will keep you on the Tree of Knowledge, and will keep you wretched: the Tree of Knowledge is the home of wretched living.
For people who have a real hard time conjuring up a big why out of nothing, this may be good news. For people who have invested a lot into growing their desire, visualizing, vision mapping, mind movies, and other happy horse shit, this is going to be really hard, and will feel unnatural.
The attitude that will help you climb the tree of life is the same attitude a guy, George Mallory, a mountaineer, had for climbing Mount Everest...
Today was one of those days where the plenty resulted in only confusion and nothing got finished. 1
I started four articles, and ran out of steam, or focus, or attention after half a page or 120 words.
I was a lot like you... lol.
Anyway, when nothing goes well, then the best thing to do is to go out for a walk, or in my case, climbing the steps. Some call this "changing the state", or you could call it: changing the field inside which life is happening. So...
67 steps audio on my ears, I merrily walked down the steps, 160 steps, 20 cm high each, 3200 cm, not a high hill, about 10-11 stories high. 110 feet or so...
I turn around at the end at the bottom and start the climb. That's when I ran into this guy who I see on the steps occasionally. I stopped him to ask how many times he climbs, and found out he climbs the steps 7 times at a clip, 3-4 times a week.
"It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings."
Of all the 10 starting point measurements, the most telling is your TLB score.
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.