Today’s blog is an excerpt from my contribution to Joe Wilner’s forthcoming ebook: “The Great Life Philosophies: Advice for Significant and Successful Living.” Part 2 will be revealed exclusively in the ebook due out in early February. Mr. Wilner is the blogger behind Shake Off the Grind – Advice for thriving not just surviving.
Are you tired of being unknowingly victimized by reports of a deep recession and stories of violent crimes? Good! Then it’s time to recognize how the World-Voice harasses you in ways that adversely affect your attitude and mood.
The World-Voice is found on the headlines of the morning paper; it’s the lead story in the evening news, it’s on the Internet and it’s parroted by friends and neighbors. “Woe is me” has become the chant of the twenty first century.
Most folks have given up W.O.W. (Wonderful Obsession Winning!) for W.O.E. (What On Earth!); we’ve given up our inherent position as ‘sovereign master’ of our earthly experiences for being the helpless victim.
Enough is enough already! Whether you are aware of it or not, you are continually assaulted with misleading opinions that would have you believe that you are incapable of experiencing a safe and prosperous life. Everyone is the target of these lies spoken by the World-Voice; lies that threaten you with loss of every nature (ill health, loss of income, loss of love…).
You are marvelously made, and destined to win at whatever you set your mind to. What will it be for you … riches of every nature or feelings of insecurity and poverty?
The only problem that exists in the world right now is a lack of information about the superlatively creative skills that human beings possess. We have stopped talking to ourselves about our supreme ability to design our earthly destiny as we want it to be. Children do it, until they are hit with 60,000 NO’s between age two and six; then they too, begin trembling; they begin thinking of themselves as incapable of fulfilling on their dreams.
When it comes to your world of experiences – you are the sovereign master! This curing fact will save you from being part of the Woesome pack.
It is crucial that you recognize the truth about you. The harmful World-Voice will not have you know that you are an infinitely unique being; it will deny that your hidden talents and unrealized potential are beyond measure.
Accept no longer, the World-Voice as your own voice! This Voice uses unaware human beings. Your true voice speaks of your unlimitedness; listen to it. The truth speaks to you from deep inside. Dismiss discouraging thoughts – make room for spiritual health and prosperous living.
Are you truly paying attention right now? Are you nodding in agreement? Then you’ve turned the light on … right there before you is the truth! Write down some of the talents that you wish you had:
(1) I wish I was a good writer.
(2) I wish I was smarter.
(3) I wish I was able to start my own business and make a lot of money.
Now go out into the world and ACT AS THOUGH YOUR HIDDEN TALENTS ARE ALREADY SO – these hidden talents are no longer hiding from you. Persist; you will hear higher voices of sanity and compassion speaking to you. That is the Authentic-Self finally getting to have its say. LISTEN!
Declare your independence from the World-Voice; declare yourself free from the harassing tone of WOE; it’s like moving from a loud, noisy street to a quiet, serene park. IF IT IS TO BE, IT IS UP TO THEE!
Thank you and blessings.