Want less, have more

It’s either wanting or receiving. The less I want, the more I have. What do I want more of anyway? The feeling or the thing that will, hopefully, produce the feeling?

I want:

more simplicity

more calmness

more presence (presents)

more freedom

more power

more fulfilment

more joy

more love

more often…

 

 

 

 

The discomfort zone

seed to expression

If you can get comfortable with the discomfort zone, the place of rapid growth, then you have in large part won life my friend. Anything that you can conceive of in the way of achievement, of becoming, must and does inevitably involve the process of constantly pushing through what were previously boundaries and establishing new and newer comfort zones.

Befriend the discomfort zone.

Voluntary serfdom; doing something other than what you’d most love to be doing

I often wonder about the percentage of people who can honestly say they are doing what they’d most love to be doing in life. I suspect it isn’t many, probably in the decimal points.

If you think you need this (money) to have that (ideal lifestyle), then what you really want is that and not this?!

I’ve just returned home from intense and inspiring London. I try to make it over there about once a year to visit family and I love the place. For a few days at a time that is. The intensity and contrast to how I normally live is astounding and because of this I can enjoy it to the fullest. Over the years I have identified a part of the capital’s population that I call wealthy serfs. These are people who spend the majority of their lives doing something other than what they’d most like to be doing and what keeps them in this condition is compensation. They are rewarded or compensated in a variety of ways, all of which are illusory in nature meaning that they have no substance and don’t deliver real happiness. The theory they hold onto is that one day they will buy themselves out of this lifestyle, retire early and then, finally, do what they really want to do. Of course this rarely happens mostly because of two things;

1. They get so caught up in the numerous forms of compensation, the comforts and luxuries, that they begin to mistake these for “the” real thing.

2. Over time they lose sight of the original vision. The calling of the heart has been thwarted and neglected until it is practically silenced.

The donkey chasing the carrot analogy comes to mind only I would add to it that in this case, the carrot just keeps on getting bigger and shinier but never actually closer.

This phenomenon is unanimously confirmed by the serfs themselves. My own brother, his friends and colleagues who work for some of the biggest financial institutions in the world, regrettably but without hesitation agree. In making this observation, I don’t mean to judge or hope to correct anyone. In fact, I am quite fascinated by and admire the accomplishments of these people but I cannot help to notice a vital component missing in them.

They lack inner peace and stillness. There is an absence of contentment, fulfilment and a general sense of satisfaction. They, like many of us in fact, do not realise that to acquire and enjoy more of the truly valuable and worthwhile things in life it is subtraction rather than addition that is needed. Removing the self created obstacles that prevent us from living in the fullness of each and every moment is actually far more important than trying to add, in whatever form, anything that we imagine ourselves to be lacking.

Life is far too valuable to spend it doing anything less than what you’d most like to be doing and when one awakens to this realisation a change becomes imminent. The good news is that a change of this magnitude from self-imposed bondage to complete freedom happens in an instant and does not come as the end result of a long and tedious process. When correctly grasped and taken full advantage of, the years of neglecting ones own highest ideals can act as the driving mechanism, providing the energy that ultimately compels one to make this most worthwhile step and finally live into the version of life and being that the true self has yearned for all along.

At the end of the day it is nothing but a choice.

Live your life intelligently, with the interests of your deepest self always in mind.

After all, what do you really want? Not perfection; you are already perfect. What you seek is to express in action what you are. For this you have a body and a mind. Take them in hand and make them serve you.

To imagine that some little thing — food. sex, power, fame — will make you happy is to deceive yourself. Only something as vast and deep as your real self can make you truly and lastingly happy. The self is universal and its aims are universal. There is nothing personal about the self. Increase and widen your desires till nothing but reality can fulfil them. It is not desire that is wrong, but its narrowness and smallness. Desire is devotion. By all means be devoted to the real, the infinite, the eternal heart of being. Transform desire into love. All you want is to be happy. All your desires, whatever they may be, are expressions of your longing for happiness. Basically, you wish yourself well.  

The longing to be happy is there because you love yourself. By all means love yourself — wisely. What is wrong is to love yourself stupidly, so as to make yourself suffer. Love yourself wisely. Both indulgence and austerity have the same purpose in view — to make you happy. Indulgence is the stupid way, austerity is the wise way. Once you have gone through an experience, not to go through it again is austerity. To eschew the unnecessary is austerity. Not to anticipate pleasure or pain Is austerity. Having things under control at all times is austerity. Desire by itself is not wrong. It is life itself, the urge to grow in knowledge and experience.

Live an orderly life, but don’t make it a goal by itself. It should be the starting point for high adventure.

Inspired Action

Be aware of the big difference between inspired action and activity. Activity comes from the brain-mind and is rooted in disbelief and lack of faith – you are taking action to “make” your desire happen. Inspired action is allowing the law to work through you and to move you.

Activity feels hard. Inspired action feels wonderful.
May the joy be with you,

Rhonda Byrne

Creator of The Secret

Be your own highest authority

By now, anyone with the capability of reading this must have surely come to the conclusion that no one but yourself cares about you as much as you do. Your own wishing yourself well and acting accordingly, is or should be of paramount importance to you and there is no “authority” outside of your own being that can possibly act on behalf of your own best interests.

  1. It is your duty towards yourself to take care of your own body and reclaim authority of your health. The health or sickness industry is certainly and quite obviously not interested in your perfect state of health. It needs you to be dependant upon their “help” without which they would not exist. That is number 1. Become your own ministry of health and if you don’t know how, learn. The information is available everywhere, just remain completely honest with yourself and be suspicious of anything, (food, medicine, treatment etc.) that has been adulterated by people’s interests.
  2. Become your own central bank. Hold gold. The time of the paper money experiment (creating perceived value from nothing) is fast approaching a point of no return. We are in the last stages of the monetary death spiral, position yourself accordingly. As with no.1 be suspicious of people’s vested interests and agendas, especially the interests of people who wear suits and bow to false Gods.
  3. Be your own religious/spiritual authority. Question everything you are told about life and existence and admit to yourself the obvious; that the ultimate truth cannot be found in one particular place, book, religion or doctrine. It is scattered all over the place and it is your job to put the pieces of the puzzle together and make sense of it all. Allow love, peace, gentleness, kindness and honesty to be your guiding principles, that way you cannot be mistaken and you are bound to discover the highest truth.

Enjoy the fruits of real freedom and rely upon yourself and yourself only in all things. No government, religion, health authority, financial institution or corporation is going to look after you in the way that you would expect or deserve. Grant yourself the best service and treatment in all things and be constantly on the lookout for the best so that you can continuously upgrade and fine-tune your life experience. Remain open but question everything.