The conditioned mind that asks a question about something contrasting its beliefs, CANNOT answer the question. Do you know why?
Let’s begin by taking a look at the word CAN … CAN implies that you are able to do something.
Now, lets look at the word CANNOT … CANNOT is actually two words combined: CAN-NOT, which implies that you are able to NOT do it.
The mind is truly genius with its reasoning; when it asks a question with a CANNOT attitude, it simply knows it is able to NOT find an answerr. This is how confident the mind is that it will come up blank.
Student: What’s the mind’s motivation for coming up blank when it asks a question?
Teacher: It would rather protect your precious old beliefs than support you with fresh and new answers.
It’s time to apply the above realization of CAN and CANNOT to the 60,000 NO’s that you received from age 2 to 6. The mind will ask, “How do I rid past echoes of NO so that I’m regnant and free to create new activity?” The mind is asking with no intention of finding a true answer. It believes the NO’s are too powerful to overcome. It has been conditioned to believe this!
I notice a lot of folks will turn to motivational speeches and self-help books for answers, but won’t turn to the NO’s and look directly at the power they have in their lives. The mind prefers it this way; because it CANNOT help when asked to help. So, what will the mind suggest? “Let’s pretend shouting YES over the NO’s will do the trick”, exclaims the mind! It won’t work.
Student: What works?
Teacher: Real Thinking works.
Here is an example of Real Thinking: the echo of NO is only a consciousness; it can be overcome. It is possible to eliminate years of accumulated NO’s. You do it by learning how to effectively R.O.A.R. (key word here: effectively). Don’t assume you remember how to R.O.A.R. (yes, you did it as a child, but you got amnesia to ROAR-ing after 60,000 NO’s)
A full conviction to ridding your mind of NO-thoughts begins with accepting that NO has a powerful influence on you. Where in your life, is there an experience of lacking? Right there sits a NO in your mind. Are you willing to share this with the rest of us … where is there a NO sitting firmly in your mind (stopping you from experiencing YES in your life)?
The key to prosperity is the ‘spirit of willingness’. Willingness most often begins with accepting truths that bother us. Yet, the surest way to a healthy NO-free mind is seeking the truth and accepting it. To penetrate life-enhancing-truths, almost always begins with accepting that you are stuck with a growth-hampering attitude in some domain of your life (perhaps not all domains … but some).
Choosing to grow requires accepting a paradox: Growth is ‘NO shouts’ in reverse, but you don’t get there by just shouting YES … a ‘YES-shout’ has no clout. Wow, did you hear that?
‘YES-shouts’ have no clout.
Here is another paradox: Growth isn’t adding something on … it is undoing the limitations that NO impose on you. With the undoing of NO, you automatically grow. Wow, did you hear that?
With the undoing of NO, you automatically grow!
Freedom to do or not do to comes with freedom from NO.
Your greatest realizations come when you remove ignorance of the fact that you are an unlimited being. You cannot remove ignorance of this fact until you remove the NO’s.
I have been speaking about echoes of NO for a few blogs now. Why? Because so many folks insist they understand … when the truth is – they don’t. If they did, their world would show up very differently for them (and really … that’s not happening for soooo many folks, perhaps you’re one of them?).
The right path shows itself by providing glimpses of the truth – that is what I’m offering. Don’t slay the messenger; rejoice with me … and … the truth shall set you free! Be patient; I will show you the true way of ROAR-ing your way to self-liberty (liberated of NO). Little orange book – coming soon!