Why life doesn’t have to be that complicated
A short Sunday Sermon, ending with a valuable find and payoff, from Yours truly.
First a question:
What has the ongoing cry, the blame and finger-pointing, of the victim-mind ever been able to achieve without authority over itself?
In other words, there’s never a need to accept a self-responsible power, from within, when the soul is convinced it’s actions are for the “greater good.”
The irony is that the only way to exude outward goodness — i.e., to be generous, cooperative and caring — is to value and act-through self-interest; where, in lieu of behaving as some iconoclast fighting our own scripted caricatures of “badness” out there… we, instead, FOCUS on an ‘uncomplicated SELF!’
Its why one of my favorite excerpts, from the Introduction of Tribe of Mentors (book by Tim Ferriss), is this:
“Then, I did what I often do — whether considering a business decision, personal relationship, or otherwise — I asked myself the one question that helps answer many others . . . What would this look like if it were easy?
“This” could be anything. That morning, it was answering a laundry list of big questions.
“What would this look like if it were easy? is such a lovely and deceptively leveraged question. It’s easy to convince yourself that things need to be hard, that if you’re not redlining, you’re not trying hard enough. This leads us to look for paths of most resistance, often creating unnecessary hardship in the process.
“But what happens if we frame things in terms of elegance instead of strain? Sometimes, we find incredible results with ease instead of stress. Sometimes, we ‘solve’ the problem by completely reframing it.”
For other such testing the “impossible” questions, check out Tim’s 17 Questions That Changed My Life pdf here.
Enjoy this Sunday with passion and purpose!
Oh, before you go…
You do know, right, that nobody is coming to save you?
Look, I don’t agree with 100% of the Max Igan talk below; however, I will say this:
His core message, his underlying cajoling push, syncs up PERFECTLY with MY overall message in the top portion of this post:
[Cliff-notes version]: That it is an ab-so-lute-ly positively-valuable thing to be aware, and in-tune, with the DARKNESS that lies within; otherwise you’re shunning (or projecting onto the world) what you don’t desire to see and own.
The laws that govern this grand universe will, in no way whatsoever, allow you to GROW and LIVE FREE without accepting this: