“We are looking for something that is upon the horizon.”
Stop running, and you no longer need to. Stop searching, and what you were looking for will be found. Our problems are a result of us running from what we think is a problem. If you stopped running, turned around and faced whatever it is, it would disappear.
One perfect example of this is the current economy. It has to crash at some point, it is barely holding on; the longer we wait the worse it is going to be. If we faced the current situation like mature adults instead of digging ourselves into deeper debt we could resolve it easier. Instead we keep running, only making the problem worse.
By running from something we project fear towards it, and since we are the masters who make the grass-green doing that gives the problem more power. It is like super charging the problem with negativity.
In every single moment you have a choice. You have a choice whether to take action or to continue in the current situation. By continuing, the problem builds up more energy and the longer you wait to deal with it the less you will want to.
Sometimes you may feel that you need time to think it through. Yes this may be true to a point, but excess thinking is very easy to fall into. If you just think you will not get anything done. If you want to make progress you need to start doing. It doesn’t even really matter what, just start taking action and you will figure it out. We learn by doing, not sitting around and thinking about doing.
Of course, visualization can have profound effects on your abilities but that is different from just thinking about it. Besides, if you spent all your time just visualizing you still wouldn’t get anything done.
Our problems are problems because we make them problems. Nothing is anything without your perception. If instead of viewing them as problems and instead merely obstacles we would have a lot easier time dealing with them.
Many people I talk to lately seem to think that something is about to happen. I have to admit, it certainly feels like it. On the other hand, it may always feels like this no matter what time it is in the universe. With that being said, it does seem like we are nearing a tipping point.
“Better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing than a long life spent in a miserable way,” – Alan Watts
It seems everyone is terrified of death. We are all always trying to extend our lives as much as possible. What is so bad about dying? In some cultures death is celebrated. Why do we think we have to live so far past our peak? We peak when we are so young, and we have a long downhill tumble from there. I don’t know about you, but I’d rather enjoy a short life than hate a long one.
I think it is fair to say that everyone has experienced disappointment in their lives and we all know how much it sucks. Now the reason we experience disappointment is because of our expectations. In our heads things seem to work out so much better. In our heads there are none of the limitations of reality so we create impossible situations.
Free will, one of the oldest philosophical debates of all time. It is particularly interesting because we definitely seem to have free will but when you break it down it doesn’t seem to make any logical sense. It doesn’t make any sense because any decision you make is preceded by an event in your nervous system which is dependant upon your genes and past life experiences, neither of which you have any control over. And although many people may find this to be a depressing outlook, it really doesn’t have to be.
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