Tuesday, May 5, 2009

miracle pill..

Looking up the picture above makes me think about the clarity of our mind. I wonder if people with no difficulties exist. What I mean is the people who never seems to get frustrated, simple frustration to the complex frustration. I'm sure almost all of us have been in a period once in a while when we feel our mind is stuck at something. It could be work stuff, studies, family problems, relationship problem, self problems and so on. Do you think our heart plays an important role here or not? Or is it only our logical thinking, our brain, that develops think difficulties ambiance? One author states that it is our perception that we've made that shapes our view regarding the things that don't go smoothly just like what we want to. Here's one article about what you can do to make things better, or at least looks better. When you assume that things are going to be better, I'm sure that those things will be better in reality. Because you have shaped your perception to make the things become better.

Although there is no miracle pill you can take to make it all better, there IS something you can do. It all has to do with perception -- the way you have decided to define yourself and your situation. There's no blame here. It's simply a matter of cause and effect.

Thoughts (the Cause) create our experience (the Effect.)

How you see and think about yourself and your world colors the choices you make each and every day. And these choices determine what you experience today, tomorrow, next week, and the rest of your life. If you don't like the results you're getting - the "effect" you're producing - then you have to change the "cause" - your thoughts.

To paraphrase Einstein, you can't solve a problem at the level at which it was created. You have to look at it from a different perspective. You have to get "out of the box" so to speak and look at yourself, your life, or whatever you want to change, from a different point of view.

The key ingredient is willingness.
You have to be willing to let go of judgment, fear, worry, or doubt. And you have to be willing to allow your own Higher Wisdom to give you a new perspective.

How do you do this?

You must let go of the "ego-mind" - that part of the mind that is preoccupied with an endless stream of distractions, conflicts, judgments... the part of the mind that loves to entertain those gripping thoughts of fear, worry, and doubt. When it all comes down to it, there are really only two emotions: fear or love. Fear is where the ego-mind loves to hang out. It's soul purpose is to keep you under its control. Its constant mind chatter keeps you up on all the reasons why you can't do something, or why this or that won't work. And if you start to get "out of line" it's quick to bring in the heavy artillery: all the shoulds or shouldn'ts or supposed to's and the accompanying guilt feelings that typically go with them.

The good news is that fear is not based in Truth. It has no real power of its own. You give it power by allowing it and feeding it your attention. When you stop and look it square in the eye, it dissolves.
Love, on the other hand, IS Truth. It is based in the Source of All That Is, God, Universe, Higher Self, Holy Spirit... whatever your term for the Life-Force Energy that is in us and all around us.

Getting out of fear-based thinking and stilling the ego mind chatter allows the opportunity for a miracle. And a miracle, as the Course in Miracles says, "... is simply a shift in perception from fear to love."

All perceiving is also thinking, all reasoning is also intuition, all observation is also invention -Rudolf Arnheim-

(source from selfgrowth.com - images from justbesplendid.tumblr)


Anonymous said...

When I read this article today, I agree with it and realize that's exactly what I've done, and can do to ease my fears. 6 years ago I would have gotten angry and scoffed at it saying "yeah, easier said than done", because I was unable, hence unconsciously unwilling to try. The depression takes over and sometimes it's so intense that even if you want to get out of it you can't. But it's a very good message for everyday living, I agree with that!

boya arsila said...

There are times when we say to our self that this will not work, that will not work, I can't do this, I can't do that but then when we believe in what we can do..we'll always be able to do anything. Just like you Rain=)

Anonymous said...

Oh thanks! You're such a sweetie, I'm so glad I found your blog!

Anonymous said...

You know there are times when I get to work and look in my cooler and see all the food stacked to the door so I can't even get in. I always freak out and get pissed off at the crew that worked the morning, it is always one of my friends sadly. I breathe and calm down and get to work. By the end of the night I have that cooler almost empty. In the end I think to myself, "I am so good at my job." If I hadn't been working, that cooler would have looked the same the next evening. But I realize that freaking out doesn't help, it just slows me down. However; being angry helps me do a better job sometimes because I want to prove to my managers that I could handle anything they throw at me. I even call over one of my managers to show them how I emptied it. They always say to me, "that's why we love you."

Katherine Lee said...

Great post!
xo Katherine aka. Urban Flea :)

boya arsila said...

Rain and Katherine: Thank you=)

Michelle: Absolutely agree with you, freaking out won't solve problems..your mind and body can't concentrate on doing things correctly. And the thing you've done to the cooler, I'm sure that you must be proud of yourself by being able to prove to the managers that you can do it..way to go=)