Here is a conversation that I recently had with a famous ex-rock star, who feels that he’s lost his sense of power in the world, that the world is insisting that he be who he no longer cares to be:
Teacher: Who’s living your life for you?
Student: Well, I never thought of it that way, I always thought that I lived my own life, but I’m not satisfied any longer with how things are turning out.
Teacher: Well, what makes you think the thoughts you think right now? … What happened that puts you in the moods that you don’t enjoy? Why do you say and do the things you do that you later regret?
Student: Obviously the world effect my moods, but my own attitude and point of view are a major part of it.
Illuminating tip: The capacity for becoming a new kind of person exists with in everyone … but first we must examine what causes us to be as we currently are.
Teacher: Where’d you get your viewpoint toward the world; toward everything in the world … like people, sex, god, money, health, politics, everything else?
Student: I learned a lot of it as a kid, and more of it as I grew up.
Teacher: Then, you’re saying that you acquired them; you’re saying that they’re not part of your original nature; would you agree?
Student: Yes, that’s logical.
Teacher: Then you are living according to the attitudes and viewpoints of others who passed their attitudes and viewpoints onto you?
Student: Well, certainly that’s true for a part of it.
Teacher: Then, can I assume that you are not living your own life entirely; that you are repeating what others taught you; so in a way, you are living the life they presented to you?
Student: Now that you say it that way, I cannot only assume this is true; I can see how it IS true.
Illuminating tip: A flower seed contains everything it needs to express as a beautiful flower; is it possible that you contain everything you need to express as a beautiful you? You cannot truly address this question until you notice that you’ve added unnecessary stuff to yourself (flower seeds don’t have the capacity to do this – perhaps that’s their blessing).
Teacher: What if some of these learned points of view and subsequent attitudes are wrong; what if they are stopping you from being able to recreate yourself anew; What if there is a ‘blossoming you’ just yearning to be nurtured, but to nurture it, you must unlearn the poor points of view and attitudes that you accepted as true?
Student: If that’s the case, then I’m paying a heavy price for a learned points of view.
Teacher: Do you want to pay that heavy price; must you continue to pay that price?
Student: Not at all!
Teacher: Why not?
Student: I can drop those points of view, if I’m really willing to.
Teacher: YES, since they are merely learned, you can unlearn them; you can toss them out like old, uncomfortable shoes that never fit right in the first place.
Student: Then, for the first time in my life, I will once again ‘hold title to my life’, like when a kid – I really got that it was MY LIFE! I love that idea; I’m ready.
Teacher: When you understand what it means to be loyal to your fundamental nature, and you learn how to ROAR about that – you receive incredible practical benefits.
Student: That’s funny, I never thought to pledge my loyalty to my fundamental nature; when do we being ROAR-ing?
Illuminating tip: The way to begin change is with light-hearted feelings of self-liberty; the little orange book that I am soon releasing will show you how to ROAR your way back to self-dependence (rather than world-dependence).
Now, lets take the conversation deeper … Please leave your comments on this conversation; AND, I encourage you to comment on each others comments … You will get notices via e-mail when this happens … this is what makes the lesson take effect in YOUR life.