Your mind is your ‘land of opportunity’, but that is not enough! The computer can help you get to where you want to go, but don’t give it too much stock!
Too many folks think that simply sitting at the computer and tweeting or blogging or facebooking or commenting on blogs will somehow give them the joyous life they dream of experiencing. IT WON’T!
Too many folks think that reading self-help books or being part time ‘life-coaches’ for others or talking about success will bring them the joyous life they dream of experiencing. IT WON’T!
HEY THAT’S ME! I used to do some of that, but I’ve had many breakthroughs since then. My life is living testimony to the breakthroughs.
I was born into poverty. And Now? I own homes on the ocean in Massachusetts and California. I even built twenty townhomes and named the street after myself (Bobwhite Lane) in Santa Cruz, Ca. How ego-centric is that!
I never traveled more than 100 miles from my hometown for years, and did little other than what my shallow perspective of life offered. And now I’ve traveled to exotic ports all over the world, I’ve taken race car lessons, I’ve skydived from high in the air and went on scuba adventures, deep in the exotic Caribbean ocean waters.
I love animals and have always had dogs. And now? I’ve been on African safaris. I have an exotic parrot who actually takes long walks with me (on my shoulder), when I take my daily ‘Emerson nature walks’.
I use to be shy and dated little. And now? I was even given the label ‘Boston’s most eligible bachelor’ and was auctioned off at charity events.
What’s your point rob?
This sounds like a lot of ego-boasting to me!
- My point is – life does NOT unfold as we want it to when we hold wrong viewpoints about ourselves and pretend that we do not.
- My point is – spending too much time on the computer, hoping this will open a new world is living into a myth that will disappointment you.
- My point is – what would you be doing right now if every false impression imposed on you (since birth) was removed? Would you really be doing everything that you are doing right now?
Have you felt the frustrating pain that appears when what you wish your life was about clashes with what your life is actually about. The pain may be major or minor, but it swells up when you make a reality check. Are you willing to admit it?
Human beings don’t like it when placed under a microscope and their False Self is exposed. The False Self is that person who pretends to be up to something, but after decades of demanding and waiting, we realize it took its advice and have lost our way. It’s not bad to admit that we’ve lost our way, it is the first step in the right direction! Many folks, on their deathbeds, have said that if they were to take their lives over, they’d take more chances! They don’t regret what they did (mistakes and all); they regret what they did not attempt to do.
Are you willing to admit that you’re stuck in some area of your life?
That is precisely where you must begin – if you really intend to create change.
This is not a grim task – it is an exhilarating event!
Let’s get back to the computer for a moment. Living on the computer is a relatively new phenomenon that gives many folks a false sense of aliveness – so much so that they fear being without it. I just read an article that said, ‘more and more people are coming to the reality that ‘computer living’ will not bring the fulfillment of happiness and wealth that they hoped for. Stand aside and notice the reaction within yourself about this.
I’m not saying that you have to quit ‘computer living’ cold turkey, but you do have to get up and get into the world if you really intend to meet fabulous people and live an extraordinary life. The advice to spend less time on the computer and more time in real life can sadden many people – it’s sort of like feeling sad when the doctor tells you to give up eating so much junk food.
If you have any specific questions that you’d like to ask me about how I went from fat and broke to fit and independently wealthy, from angry and alone to joyfully living in a world of wonderful friends – please fire away.
How can I help you to abandon your False Self with its fears of limit? How can I help reacquaint you with your Real Self, whose potential is unlimited? These questions alone should prompt the serious seeker to ask questions or offer comments that help others to ask questions.
Kierkegaard said, “You are in utter despair about yourself? Good. That is a needed step toward liberation.” Perhaps you are not in utter despair, but you are in good company if you understand what Kierkegaard is referring to.
It takes courage to look directly at oneself and say, “I’m not entirely happy with who I have created myself to be.” I know it takes courage because I continually do this – it’s called INSPIRATIONAL DISSATISFACTION!
My disappointments with life are always caused when I am living from the illusory False Self … and spending my creative energy trying to protect its flawed points of view rather than correcting them. Alfred Tennyson addressed this dilemma over 100 years ago:
So run my dreams but what am I?
An infant crying in the night:
An infant crying in the light:
And with no language but a cry.
Again, I ask … how can I help you declare your independence from that infant crying in the night?
How can you contribute to this blog … what response might you offer that helps others declare their independence from that infant crying in the night?