Saturday, July 23, 2011

A discussion of the IT that controls our life. IT is you.

-an Exerpt from "I am that....that is in the Well"

I am conflicted is a common feeling. And this feeling can cause stress or distress. Both are forms of fear.  And if nothing else, IT will be contemplated as one begins to move from a place of fear to a place of faith.

Understand: If boldness is not natural, neither is timidity.  It is an acquired habit, picked up out of a desire to avoid conflict.  If timidity has taken hold of you, then root it out.  Your fears or the consequences of a bold action are way out of proportion to reality, and in fact the consequences of timidity are worse.  Your value is lowered and you create a self-fulfilling cycle of doubt and disaster. 

            -Robert Greene and Joust Elffers: page 234, The 48 Laws of Power.

Build confidence in your authentic self. “…Your fears or the consequences of a bold action are way out of proportion to reality, and in fact the consequences of timidity are worse.” This worth repeating  these conscious words and allow them to  seep into your Well of the Sub consciousness until they become the new IT! And then IT will not only let you, but encourage you to pursue IT.

People don’t like to hear that their life is what IT is because of how they think, behave, act, or react. We are  much happier to lay the blame on another.  Our Mom, our Dad, or sister or brother.  Our boss, our teacher, the neighbor or preacher.
But the happiest people are the ones that accept IT for what IT is. And that is,  IT is us. We are IT. We are the ones that can accept all the blame and credit for their lives. And when we recognize that IT is our life, based on our decisions, and no one else’s, our life gets better.  And IT gets better because we have now accepted responsibility for IT.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Chase your Passion like it is the Last Bus of the Night

(excerpts from the new book: "I am that...that is in the Well")

The unexamined life is not worth living." Socrates

We may not know today our mission. We may not know our passions, but we must find them in order to live a fullfilled life.

The only thing standing between you  finding your passion is you.

You, and only you,  can do this. It is not  going to be bought at Wal-Mart or Tiffeny’s. Radio Shack has some great ‘techie’ stuff but it is your desire that drives you to these stores for something. I buy ink for my writing. A means to an end. Clothing, jewelry, gadgets, ect. All are things that enhance our life, but for what purpose? And for what purpose  will remain the central question? 

Last year there were over 2 million ¼” drill bits sold in America. Why? Because people love to collect drill bits? No. Because they had a need to make a hole. And most holes, end up getting filled. The ultimate result of this activity will be to satisfy some immediate need or passion.

In order to discover our passions, we must pay attention to our activities. We must acknowledge when we are in our bliss. It is in this ‘state of mind’ that will realize how creative and courageous we become. Courageous, as in the lack of doubt or fear. In fact, these negative thoughts never seem to creep into our thinking.

When we are experiencing our passion, our thoughts keep expanding and growing.  We have now entered the threshold of our passion.  We must mark it down. Write a note about that moment. Put the note somewhere you can see and read it.  And just like chasing the last bus in the night, when we are at the threshold of our passion, but must take that fateful  step into the destiny of our soul and never look back.