Most people I know listen to music. What they call music is songs. You listen to them. And you are put in a trance. The songs are hypnotic in nature. They implant b.s. in your mind about HOW IT SHOULD BE. About the order of nature. Ugh. (aside: movies too)
My most influential teachers teach new expectations through invalidating the ones that create a life of misery.
Ben Settle is one of those teachers.
I subscribed to his newsletter and then quit it after a year or two. Why? because for a time he was more interested in world building and world domination than what concerned me more: a healthy business that served me. And he was more political than I could stomach… so I quit.
In a workshop yesterday we spent some time defining REALITY. what must be present, what checkboxes you must tick for what you see to be reality… and everything that is not reality is illusion.
It was a first for most people… Reality is one of those words: foggy, undefined… amorphous. In the Starting Point Measurements I measure to what degree you are accurate with your vocabulary, especially with words like ‘reality’. Most people are at or below 10% accuracy.
We came up with four criteria… and there could be more.
The conclusion I came up with in yesterday’s article: you don’t have to change, so you can rest in peace about that. But if you look at the memes, the memes say: nothing wrong with the: something is wrong with the world. And that is a worldview that the memes disseminate…
There must be something wrong, because I don’t fit in, I am not loved, I am not doing what I should be doing, I am not succeeding.
There is nothing wrong with you… You don’t have to change. You are enough…
But being enough doesn’t mean your actions, your attitudes are a match to reality…
If you want a different life: you don’t need to change: your worldview has to change.
In a wheat field, a rose is a weed—even if that rose is voluptuous and vibrant. Translation: it’s your sacred duty to identify the contexts in which you can thrive and then put yourself in those contexts.
The reason I like to use the 67 steps in my own slow turning to the truth, and in teaching and coaching, is because even though it seems to JUMP to SOME TRUTH, it is wise enough to not declare that small and relative truth, THE Truth.
This is in contrast with everybody else.
I am talking about Tai Lopez and his 67 Steps Program, $67, worth all the money you can scratch together.
The overall truth value of the program is 10%. And yet, it can be the foundation of a life well lived, and a life lived powerfully.
Why? Because of its diversity, because of it looking at so many things, and so many layers.
It doesn’t address world view, because that is a controversial topic, given that 100% of humanity “sport” an inaccurate world view… and they protect it like their lives depend on it.