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YOU ARE NOT A PUPPET ON A STRING!

 

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Stuff that will have absolutely no negative or destructive impact on the less conservative individual could bring on a heart attack to those that grew up in a deeply religious and conservative community.

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YOU ARE NOT A PUPPET ON A STRING!

 

There was this man sitting in a tiny, hot stinking cell flooded with the odour of excrement and sweat. There was one small window in his cell strategically positioned high up on the outside wall. Solid heavy metal bars guarded this tiny pathetic window. The man looked at the heavy studded grey steel door barely visible in the dim light that came from a single source against the ceiling. He clasped his head with both hands. A sound like that of a seriously wounded animal escaped from his cracked lips and bounced off the dirty walls. His tired and defeated mind returned to the deeply cut groove in his brain as he began to contemplate what happened in the past and what could or should have been if he were blessed not to drink from the bitter cup that he was forced to swallow for more than forty years now. His voice sounded like gravel on a metal roof when it spilled from his lips. All his pain and disappointment merged with the words, “God please show me the way out of this stinking hole.” He tried to think of things that he could promise God if he answered his prayer, but nothing came. He was simply too tired and defeated to bargain with God.

 

A soft light that grew brighter and brighter began to flood his cell. His tired eyes that have not seen daylight for weeks found it difficult to cope. A feeling of peace and tranquillity flooded his tired body and overburdened mind. He lowered his hands and tried to identify what was happening to him. Joy and elation rushed into his head when he concluded that he was busy dying. He fell to his knees and started thanking God for answering his prayer. Death will bring an end to his pain and suffering he thought. It will end the years of torment and anguish that followed him around like a stray dog since birth. He praised God for his wisdom.

 

The bright luminous light started fading in his cell. The darkness of the cell slowly enveloped him. Everything was over just as quickly as it started. Tears started rolling from his cheeks. He jumped up and begged God not to forsake him. He started hitting the concrete wall with his fist while he shouted at the top of his voice, “God am I so useless that you cannot even grant me death?” The pain in his fists calmed him down. He suddenly realised that it is futile to crush the bones of his hands in an attempt to vent his frustration. He turned away from the small window with the bars and returned to his flea infested metal bed. He suddenly noticed something on the bed. It was a peace of paper rolled around something. He picked up the paper and could feel that it contained something heavy and solid. He slowly rolled open the paper and almost fainted when he saw the big solid metal key. He noticed that there was some instruction written on the wrinkled paper. He turned the paper so he could read the instructions in the limited visibility in his cell. All he could make out was.

 

Take this key. Insert it in the keyhole in the heavy metal door. Turn the key twice to the left and regain your partial freedom. It will be partial freedom because you will only gain total freedom when you learn the wisdom of “letting go”.

 

We are all trapped in our own cell in the matrix of life and often feel like the man in the story. We yearn for a reprieve from our daily dose of fear, worry, anxiety and lack. Most of us experience the following while we attempt to make sense of this thing called life.

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We worry about what happened in the past.

We worry what might happen in the future.

We worry about money.

We worry about our health.

We worry about the loyalty of friends and family.

We worry about our work or lack of work.

We worry about our weight.

We worry about crime.

We worry what others think of us.

We worry what we will eat tomorrow.

We worry about the state of affairs in the world.

We worry if we will one day go to heaven when we die.

We worry about the weather.

We worry if we will get that promotion.

We worry about our children.

We worry about our parents.

We worry about global warming.

We worry that we might die too soon or live too long.

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YOU ARE NOT A PUPPET ON A STRING! FREE SELF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM!

 

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FREE SELF-DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM – YOU ARE NOT A PUPPET ON A STRING!

Stuff that will have absolutely no negative or destructive impact on the less conservative individual could bring on a heart attack to those that grew up in a deeply religious and conservative community.

YOU ARE NOT A PUPPET ON A STRING!

There was this man sitting in a tiny, hot stinking cell flooded with the odour of excrement and sweat. There was one small window in his cell strategically positioned high up on the outside wall. Solid heavy metal bars guarded this tiny pathetic window. The man looked at the heavy studded grey steel door barely visible in the dim light that came from a single source against the ceiling. He clasped his head with both hands. A sound like that of a seriously wounded animal escaped from his cracked lips and bounced off the dirty walls. His tired and defeated mind returned to the deeply cut groove in his brain as he began to contemplate what happened in the past and what could or should have been if he were blessed not to drink from the bitter cup that he was forced to swallow for more than forty years now. His voice sounded like gravel on a metal roof when it spilled from his lips. All his pain and disappointment merged with the words, “God please show me the way out of this stinking hole.” He tried to think of things that he could promise God if he answered his prayer, but nothing came. He was simply too tired and defeated to bargain with God.

A soft light that grew brighter and brighter began to flood his cell. His tired eyes that have not seen daylight for weeks found it difficult to cope. A feeling of peace and tranquillity flooded his tired body and overburdened mind. He lowered his hands and tried to identify what was happening to him. Joy and elation rushed into his head when he concluded that he was busy dying. He fell to his knees and started thanking God for answering his prayer. Death will bring an end to his pain and suffering he thought. It will end the years of torment and anguish that followed him around like a stray dog since birth. He praised God for his wisdom.

The bright luminous light started fading in his cell. The darkness of the cell slowly enveloped him. Everything was over just as quickly as it started. Tears started rolling from his cheeks. He jumped up and begged God not to forsake him. He started hitting the concrete wall with his fist while he shouted at the top of his voice, “God am I so useless that you cannot even grant me death?” The pain in his fists calmed him down. He suddenly realised that it is futile to crush the bones of his hands in an attempt to vent his frustration. He turned away from the small window with the bars and returned to his flea infested metal bed. He suddenly noticed something on the bed. It was a peace of paper rolled around something. He picked up the paper and could feel that it contained something heavy and solid. He slowly rolled open the paper and almost fainted when he saw the big solid metal key. He noticed that there was some instruction written on the wrinkled paper. He turned the paper so he could read the instructions in the limited visibility in his cell. All he could make out was.

Take this key. Insert it in the keyhole in the heavy metal door. Turn the key twice to the left and regain your partial freedom. It will be partial freedom because you will only gain total freedom when you learn the wisdom of “letting go”.

We are all trapped in our own cell in the matrix of life and often feel like the man in the story. We yearn for a reprieve from our daily dose of fear, worry, anxiety and lack. Most of us experience the following while we attempt to make sense of this thing called life.

We worry about what happened in the past.

We worry what might happen in the future.

We worry about money.

We worry about our health.

We worry about the loyalty of friends and family.

We worry about our work or lack of work.

We worry about our weight.

We worry about crime.

We worry what others think of us.

We worry what we will eat tomorrow.

We worry about the state of affairs in the world.

We worry if we will one day go to heaven when we die.

We worry about the weather.

We worry if we will get that promotion.

We worry about our children.

We worry about our parents.

We worry about global warming.

We worry that we might die too soon or live too long.

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FREE SELF-DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM! – YOU ARE NOT A PUPPET ON A STRING!

 

YOU ARE NOT A PUPPET ON A STRING!

 

There was this man sitting in a tiny, hot stinking cell flooded with the odour of excrement and sweat. There was one small window in his cell strategically positioned high up on the outside wall. Solid heavy metal bars guarded this tiny pathetic window. The man looked at the heavy studded grey steel door barely visible in the dim light that came from a single source against the ceiling. He clasped his head with both hands. A sound like that of a seriously wounded animal escaped from his cracked lips and bounced off the dirty walls. His tired and defeated mind returned to the deeply cut groove in his brain as he began to contemplate what happened in the past and what could or should have been if he were blessed not to drink from the bitter cup that he was forced to swallow for more than forty years now. His voice sounded like gravel on a metal roof when it spilled from his lips. All his pain and disappointment merged with the words, “God please show me the way out of this stinking hole.” He tried to think of things that he could promise God if he answered his prayer, but nothing came. He was simply too tired and defeated to bargain with God.

 

A soft light that grew brighter and brighter began to flood his cell. His tired eyes that have not seen daylight for weeks found it difficult to cope. A feeling of peace and tranquillity flooded his tired body and overburdened mind. He lowered his hands and tried to identify what was happening to him. Joy and elation rushed into his head when he concluded that he was busy dying. He fell to his knees and started thanking God for answering his prayer. Death will bring an end to his pain and suffering he thought. It will end the years of torment and anguish that followed him around like a stray dog since birth. He praised God for his wisdom.

 

The bright luminous light started fading in his cell. The darkness of the cell slowly enveloped him. Everything was over just as quickly as it started. Tears started rolling from his cheeks. He jumped up and begged God not to forsake him. He started hitting the concrete wall with his fist while he shouted at the top of his voice, “God am I so useless that you cannot even grant me death?” The pain in his fists calmed him down. He suddenly realised that it is futile to crush the bones of his hands in an attempt to vent his frustration. He turned away from the small window with the bars and returned to his flea infested metal bed. He suddenly noticed something on the bed. It was a peace of paper rolled around something. He picked up the paper and could feel that it contained something heavy and solid. He slowly rolled open the paper and almost fainted when he saw the big solid metal key. He noticed that there was some instruction written on the wrinkled paper. He turned the paper so he could read the instructions in the limited visibility in his cell. All he could make out was.

 

Take this key. Insert it in the keyhole in the heavy metal door. Turn the key twice to the left and regain your partial freedom. It will be partial freedom because you will only gain total freedom when you learn the wisdom of “letting go”.

 

 

We are all trapped in our own cell in the matrix of life and often feel like the man in the story. We yearn for a reprieve from our daily dose of fear, worry, anxiety and lack. Most of us experience the following while we attempt to make sense of this thing called life.

 

 

 

We worry about what happened in the past.

We worry what might happen in the future.

We worry about money.

We worry about our health.

We worry about the loyalty of friends and family.

We worry about our work or lack of work.

We worry about our weight.

We worry about crime.

We worry what others think of us.

We worry what we will eat tomorrow.

We worry about the state of affairs in the world.

We worry if we will one day go to heaven when we die.

We worry about the weather.

We worry if we will get that promotion.

We worry about our children.

We worry about our parents.

We worry about global warming.

We worry that we might die too soon or live too long.

 

We spend most of our day worrying about something. We contemplate the past and the future all the time. We are unhappy because we spend too much time in the past and the future in our heads. We totally lack the ability to live life one moment at a time. We are continually expressing our fear of failure, loss or anxiety about something. We attempt to anticipate the future and often love playing with the garbage from our past. We find it impossible to let go of the past and the future. We are continually busy fending off what might happen in the future and attempt to hide what happened in the past.

 

The golden key to happiness is to live your life one moment at a time. You can plan for the future, but the only time that is relevant is the current moment. The past and the future is only an elusion that you created in your head. Yesterday is gone forever and tomorrow might never come. You can plan for the future, but the only time that you can be effective is in the current moment. You can never be happy while you allow your mind to dart around in the fantasy world of illusion based in yesterday and tomorrow.

 

I have read thousands of books and listened to an endless number of lectures in my life. I read from most of the holy books and own thousands of books stored in the shelves of my own library. I have spent the best part of my life searching for the truth, whatever it may be. I read everything I could lay my hands on from the East and scanned every document that I could afford from the more modern deities that graced and still grace our planes. I studied what Buddha, Mohamed and Jesus taught their followers and read everything I could find on the net that could possibly point me in the right direction. I tried positive thinking. I tried affirmations and meditation with little or no success. I must have spent close to a million Rand searching for answers and wisdom. Something deep inside me told me that there is something more to life than my miserable attempts to survive one more day notwithstanding the anguish, irritation and anxiety that became my constant companion through the years. It was there when I wearily drifted off into sleep and was still waiting for me when I open my tired eyes in the morning.

 

My answer came in a dream. I found myself locked in a building made of glass and try as I may I could not break free and escape from this building. I tried to break the massive glass windows on the ground floor of the skyscraper, but my attempts simply bounced off the unbreakable glass. I attacked the locked doors with a fireman’s axe with no success. I could see freedom through the slightly tinted glass, but nothing that I did could free me from this beautiful transparent tomb. When I finally woke up bathed in sweat with my heart racing like that of a scared animal I was totally exhausted and terrified.

 

I felt like a zombie when I entered my office like I have done every morning for years. I have been studying for at least an hour every morning for as long as I can remember. I made meticulous notes, thousands of them through the years. I listed all the wisdom that I could lay my hands on for almost forty years now. I turned on the computer and slowly started reading through some of the notes that I made during the last year. My mind continually darted back to the horrific dream, but I tried to remain focused and gain as much value as I could before I had to start my routine tasks in my business. I suddenly saw the words “let go” that I wrote down some days ago. The simple words “let go” suddenly took on a new meaning to me. I could suddenly feel a massive rush of adrenaline. I heard the small voice at the base of my core shouting, “This is the key that will lead you to freedom and the truth.” It suddenly dawned on me that the art of letting go is the gatekeeper to mental and physical freedom. Letting go is the key that will lead me out of the dungeons of fear and anxiety. My heart started racing when I realised that nothing is going to happen until I master the art of non-attachment. You cannot cross a bridge while you remain attached to the one side of this construction. You must be bold enough to start walking towards the other side with bold and determined steps. You might not know where it will lead you or if you would be able to cope when you arrive there. The key is to “let go” of your attachments. I noticed the headings of some of the notes that I made during the last month. I suddenly saw the formula in big bold letters. The formula to success and peace of mind is:

 

Accept what is. Take action, do what need to be done with what you currently have and then Let go, detach and live life one moment at a time.

 

The biggest mistake we all make is that we detest “accepting what is”. We spend the best part of our life moaning about what could or should have been. We sometimes spend even more time hoping that something will transpire at some future date that will rid us of our current challenges and suffering. Most of our thoughts and actions are directed back into our tarnished past or forward into our fear filled futures. We simply fail to “accept what is” and find it impossible to take constructive action to remedy what we are faced with. We become totally ineffective. We are so busy denying the reality of the moment that we soon run out of ideas and steam. We then look for someone else to blame or think up excuses for our total lack of dedication.

 

It is important to understand that everything in life is impermanent. There is a beginning and an end to everything. People are born; they grow up, become weak and finally die. This cycle is repeated millions of times everyday. You find it in the animal and plant Kingdoms as well. You notice it with buildings, vehicles, groups and world powers. There is nothing that remains the same. Things either evolve or diminish. When you look at your own life you also notice that thousands of things came and went during your lifetime. The things you feared or enjoyed also appeared and disappeared in a relative short period of time. The same holds true about your thoughts and moods. Thoughts come and go until we attach to them. Once you have made a connection with any thought you activate a stream of historical data that includes the feelings and emotions that you experienced at the time of manufacture. Your own and others moods are never permanent. They slide in and out, but always loose their lustre in the end. Nothing remains the same. It is of tremendous help when you realise that whatever you are currently faced with will also sooner or later dissipate and come to an end. Most of the things that happen to you need no or little intervention from your side. They might look threatening today, but often quietly die or dissipate without touching your life in any meaningful and permanent way. The key is to “accept what is”. You must not allow your mind to entangle you in “mental movies” that depict horror and destruction. You will discover that the moment you are brave enough to “accept what is” you become creative and energised. You calmly do what you can with what you have and allow time to pass. You will discover that most of these manmade storms soon lose their momentum if you refrain from feeding it with your fear and anxiety. Most events draw their power from your fear. You become the source that keeps these events alive. When you “accept what is” and confront “what is” in a composed manner you detach the power cord that supply energy to it. The key to the formula is “acceptance”. The rest of the formula will not work until you learn to “accept the reality of the moment”. This simple act becomes your springboard to peace of mind and security. When you master the art of “acceptance” you disconnect your reactive mind that want to dig up the past. Acceptance also prevents you from speculating about the future. It firmly ground you in the current moment. The current moment is your porthole to success and peace of mind. When you work in the now a problem becomes a project, but when you work from a reactive base the project or challenge often turn into a disaster that takes on a life of its own.

 

It is imperative that we understand that thoughts based on yesterday or tomorrow more often than not have little or no connection with reality. We become focused, composed and effective when we accept “what is” and then do something about them. Action taken in the now based on reality is always more effective than the replays watched in horror in the theatre of our minds.

 

The magic key to happiness, success and problem solving is hidden in the ability to pause. Do not do the first thing that comes to mind or allow your mind to trigger reactive thoughts based on past experiences. Each situation must be handled on its own merit. It borders on insanity to jump to conclusions. Most of our pain and suffering is caused by the conclusions that we made historically that were often based on illusions and fantasies. The few seconds that you “pause” or “detach” will give you time to disconnect from the habitual reaction patterns that you used all your life. Let go of the historical pain or the anticipated discomfort. The magic of realisation is that it is not something that you gain, but something that you already have. We often think that we need to get rid or gain something to make a problem go away. Your mind immediately begins to hunt for solutions when you are faced with challenges. We immediately allow our frantic minds search for someone to blame. We are so busy searching for solutions that we totally forget to pause and study what we are faced with. Very destructive thoughts sometimes cross our minds. We then perceive ourselves in a very derogatory way. We label ourselves as useless, idiotic, stupid, shortsighted and unfit to be a father, mother or companion.

 

The main reason behind these unproductive actions is our delusion of perfection. We want our lives to be perfect. We want our partners to be perfect. We want our friends and family to be perfect. We insist that our work must also be perfect. We expect a perfect day where everything turns out as expected. The most damage is done when we expect ourselves to also act and react in a perfect manner notwithstanding the circumstances. We want to win every time. We want to be perceived as intelligent and wise. We want to be respected by everybody that we come in contact with. We want to belong to the right religion that will ensure us a pass to the afterlife. Our benchmark for others and ourselves are perfection. We cry foul the moment anybody or anything fall short of these benchmarks cast in stone. We start defending or attacking the moment that anyone dares to fall short of our targets of perfection.

 

Read and contemplate the above until you fully understand the implication of working from this base.

 

It is this expectation of perfection that drive other people and us crazy. Individuals that suffer with an obsession about perfection can end up growing vegetables on the funny farm. Most of us are fortunate and stop short of a one-way trip to one of these institutions. Perfection is usually ego based. It is our egos (false self) that push us to the verge of self-destruction. The ego needs to be fed all the time. We starve the ego when we “accept what is” because it cannot survive in the now. We can only gain peace of mind when we master the art of non-attachment. It is only when we stop clinging to the illusions that are presented as real by the ego that we find tranquillity. We master the art of living when we finally grasp that nothing is permanent and that whatever we are currently faced with will also come to an end. It is our fear that is keeping our discomfort alive. We are locked into a never-ending destructive cycle of fear. It is our fear of the future that is causing us to make poor choices.

 

You take your first step towards wisdom and contentment when you finally learn to live in the now and understand the value of accepting “what is”. It is only when we stop running away mentally and physically from the stuff that we fear that we discover the power of the now. You must confront what you fear in a detached manner. You disconnect whatever you are worried about the moment that you let go of your negative anticipation. This is only possible if you understand that nothing that can ever happen to you will continue forever. Everything has a beginning and an end. You feed your enemy when you run or hide from it. You must pause and face your fear in a calm, composed and detached manner. Study the cause of your fear. Study and experience its impact on your body and mind. Do this in a detached manner. Let your heart race and allow your palms to sweat. Your will soon discover that the cause of your fear was nothing more than an illusion. It is not what happened to you that cause the damage. It is what you add to whatever you are faced with that cause your discomfort.

 

Use this method when you experience pain, uncertainty, rejection, anxiety, doubt and fear. Pause and focus on whatever you are currently perturbed about. Do this in a detached manner. Become like a spectator. Study the cause of your discomfort without franticly trying to anticipate the potential outcome. “Accept what is” unconditionally and refrain from speculating what happened or what could have been if this never happened. Just experience the fear or discomfort and know that it will also pass like the millions of other things that caused you discomfort in the past. Do not take action until you have “studied” whatever you are faced with. The biggest mistakes that we made in our lives are rooted in fear. We are so eager to get rid of the pain or discomfort that we jump to conclusions and do or say the first thing that comes to mind. Our ego will do almost anything to avoid confronting the current moment. It will fight, beg, curse or run for cover and take you with him. Your ego cannot afford that you learn the art of detached observance. It knows that you will diminish its importance and control if you master the art of letting go.

 

Read and contemplate the above until you fully understand the implication of working from this base.

 

Let us now study how we can use what we learned here to achieve peace of mind.

 

We worry about what happened in the past.

Pause and study how you feel about the past in a detached manner. Accept what happened in the past and understand that it is only active because you provided energy to it with your fear filled thoughts.

 

We worry what might happen in the future.

Pause and study what is causing you to create illusions of potential outcomes at some future date. Do this in a detached manner. Grasp that the fear you feel is nothing more than horror movies that you are playing in the theatre of your mind. Know that you can cope with whatever the future might present you with if you learn to live your life one moment at a time.

 

We worry about money.

Pause and accept the fact that you might at this moment in time experience a cash flow problem. Do this in a detached manner. Study the fear that you might be experiencing. Accept the fact that panic and fear will not put money in the bank. Know that you can turn your fate around if you can detach from your fear and do the most productive thing possible at that given moment. Understand that the lack of money will also pass. Your cycle of affluence might come from unexpected sources. You will continue to experience lack while you remain focused on your current situation. Focus on what you want to achieve and then do something to get from where you are to where you want to be.

 

We worry about our health.

Pause and accept the fact that your body is a machine that will give you problems periodically. Accept that everybody will one day die. Do this in a detached manner. Seek professional medical assistance and accept “what is”. There is absolutely no benefit moaning and groaning about the reality of the moment. Understand that a proper diet and sensible living can extend your life.

 

We worry about the loyalty of friends and family.

Pause and accept the current situation. Do not contemplate how things could have been if your friends and family were perfect. Do this in a detached manner. Perfection is an illusion. Everybody make mistakes. Most disputes are cause by misunderstandings. Stop expecting loyalty from friends and family. Nothing is permanent, not even the bond between family and friends. Remove the burden that your expectation loaded on your back. Understand that it is your ego that needs the feelings that loyalty provides and it is your ego that is protesting because someone failed to feed him or her. Know that you will be able to make it with or without the perceived unfaithful person.

 

We worry about our work or lack of work.

Pause and accept the current situation in your work that is worrying you. Do this in a detached manner. Do not allow fear of loss or failure to remove reality from your mind. Anger and aggression will not make the problem go away. Uncover the reality of the current situation in your work (or the lack thereof). Panic and fear will not resolve the situation. It will amplify whatever you are faced with.

 

We worry about our weight.

Pause and study your weight. See things as they are and understand that fear and worry will not melt the fat away. You will not master your weight while you cling to unrealistic images based on illusions. You might never look like the girls on the glossy magazines. Accept what is. Consult a professional if you must. Progress is only possible when you take the emotions and illusions out of the picture. Get your ego out of the way and adjust your weight in a calm and composed manner.

 

We worry about crime.

Pause and accept the reality of crime. Do this in a composed and detached manner. You can allow your fear to turn your into a recluse or decide to live until you die. Do not become paranoid about crime. Become aware what is going on around you. Decide that you will not allow your fear to turn you into a bowl of jelly that hide behind the walls of your castle. Decide that you will rather die on your feet than live on your knees.

 

We worry what others think of us.

Pause and study how you feel. Do this in a detached manner. Understand that it is your ego that needs the approval of others to survive. When you detach you stop worrying what others think of you. They might also suffer with the illusion that you need to be perfect all the time. Remember it is there opinion that you are worried about. Most people never reveal who they really are while they are continuously validating others.

 

We worry what we will eat tomorrow.

Pause and study your fear. Do this in a detached manner. Understand that you experienced the same thoughts and fears many times in your life. Nothing is permanent and new opportunities will sooner or later be revealed to you. Look at the birds and the animals. They live their lives one moment at a time and know that every new day produce new opportunities to feed. It is the acceptance of your fear that will provide you with relief.

 

We worry about the state of affairs in the world.

Pause and study your fear. Do this in a detached manner. Know that this world have seen millions of years of challenges. All of them came and dissipated sooner or later. Focus on your own world and your own circumstances. You can be constructive in your own world, but stand no chance in modifying the lunatic behaviour of the millions that are working from their ego based obsessions.

 

We worry if we will one day go to heaven when we die.

Pause and study your fear of death. Do this in a detached manner. Understand that the only thing that is sure is that we will all one day die. Accept this undisputable fact. Accept that there are many concepts of heaven. Your idea of heaven might be wrong or outdated. It makes much more sense to live until you die. Your perfect self is not afraid of death. It is your ego that is petrified that it will die and stop existing. I suggest that you focus on living and allow the forces that govern the universe to worry about your afterlife.

 

We worry about the weather.

Pause and study the futility of your contemplation about the weather. Do this in a detached manner. You have absolutely no control over the weather. You can worry yourself until you are blue in the face and change nothing. It will rain, snow or fail to rain like before. Accept what is and make the best of the day notwithstanding the weather conditions.

 

We worry if we will get that promotion.

Pause and think about your possible promotion as much as you like. Do this in a detached manner. It will boost your chances of promotion if you work hard and smart. Worrying will not increase your chances of success. Acceptance of your current work conditions and hard work will enhance your chances of success many times.

 

We worry about our children.

Pause and think about the futility of this action. Do this in a detached manner. You cannot guard your child twenty-four hours a day. You can do the best you can under circumstances. More psychological damage are done to children by over protective parents than all the other threats that might befall them in their day to day activities put together. Love your children. Teach you children and then learn to detach.

 

We worry about our parents.

Pause and think how your worry might be enhancing their lives. Do this in a detached manner. Your love and support is worth more than hours of worry. A simple phone call or act of compassion is worth more than ten sleepless nights.

 

We worry about global warming.

Pause and contemplate the implications of global warming. Do this in a detached manner. Understand that your worry and fear will not stop the polar caps melting. Accept what is and get on with your life. You can do absolutely nothing about this phenomenon. You can fit a catalytic converter to your vehicle to sooth your troubled mind. You can do much more productive things in your own little world and should leave this problem in the hands of those that are equipped to handle matters of this magnitude.

 

We worry that we might die too soon or live too long.

Pause and think of the utter waste of energy when you worry about this subject matter. Do this in a detached manner. You can plan for the future, but you can only live in the moment. Understand that you will stop worrying about death and old age when you grasp that all that is real is this current moment. Know that you will find ways to cope with whatever you are faced with when you fully master the art of living in the now.

 

I am sure that you can see that the key to peace of mind and happiness is hidden in the art of “accepting the current moment”. You disconnect from fear when you accept “what is” and deal with it in a detached manner. Stop fussing on the current discomfort. Focus on what you hope the outcome would be. The current event, discomfort or painful experience will pass. Focus and see how you are going to ensure that you achieved the desired outcome. We spend far too much time crying and moaning about the things that we fear or worry about. What you focus on will become a reality. You can escape the small prison cell in your mind that you might find yourself in when you apply the principles mentioned in this document. It is an illusion to think that you will one day arrive at a place where everything is perfect almost all the time. You are wasting vital energy when you run your life with this goal in mind. You will be confronted with challenges until the moment of your death. There will always be new challenges and new mountains to climb. You can however make your journey on this plane a lot more pleasant if you use the important formula that I shared with you in this document. You must learn to “let things be” as they are if you want to master “accepting what is”. It is only when you can observe, “what is” in a detached manner that wisdom and insight will enter your mind and heart. Just let the feelings and emotions “be”. Do not run or hide from them. Study them in a detached manner. Become a spectator to your pain and the suffering. Know that whatever you are faced with will also come to an end. Understand that running and hiding from your pain or uncertainty will extend its miserable life. See whatever is bothering you like a visitor. Remain detached and refrain from giving it acceptable or unacceptable labels. You are attending one of the classes in the “school of life”. You are in this class to learn and to experience. Nothing is good or bad or right or wrong. It is simply stuff that crossed your path. Your ego will frantically attempt to make any perceive threat go away or try to dig up someone that you can blame for your discomfort. Do not go there. Any thoughts or justifications that you attach to the discomfort will only amplify its impact. Your ego will make a mountain from a molehill. A gun can cause very little damage if there are no bullets in its chamber. Your ego need fire power and will frantically rush around to find bullets to fend off the perceived threat. The drama must be extended for as long as possible. Your ego needs the drama to justify its miserable existence. The key to simply “let it be” dissolves whatever feelings, emotions or perceptions you are faced with. This frame of mind does not require that you use willpower in an attempt to “accept what is”. The opposite is actually true. Willpower brings the ego into play. You do not want the ego to manage these feelings and emotions. You want to dissolve the discomfort. The ego on the other hand needs to make it grow. Drama is the ego’s favourite food.

 

You will make less poor choices if you incorporate the simple act of “pausing” into your game plan. It is only when you pause that you gain control over whatever you are confronted with. You enter a brand new phase in your life when you stop running away from the emotions and feelings that you experience when you are faced with adversity. Example: Simply say, “I see that my old friend Mr. Anger came for a short visit” when the urge to knock someone’s head off is triggered because of something he said or did. Detach from the anger that is trying to occupy your mind. Simply observe it in a detached manner. Remember nothing happened until you allow your ego to take over the show. Your ego will come up with brilliant reasons why assaulting this person is your best course of action to take. It will make your ego feel important and irreplaceable. You will soon discover that the simple act of pausing or letting go of whatever this person said or did allow you to remain calm and composed. Your ego will not role over and play dead. It will flood your mind with countless reasons that it scrounged up from your past that confirm that the best action to deal with the matter will be to clip this person on the ear. You will discover that your ego will whip out his crystal ball and predict potential disaster at some future date if you ignore its antics. You will soon notice that your ego and anger will rapidly fade if you remain detached and hold your position as impartial observer. This method can be used with any negative or destructive mood that you might experience periodically. Simply “let go” and allow things to “simply be” while you, observe the feelings and emotions until they subside.

 

Happiness is possible when you apply this formula in your day-to-day activities. This powerful formula will assist you to live your life one moment at a time. Your relationships will dramatically improve. You will become more effective in your work. Your will become more composed and remain focused for much longer. You will be able to handle most of the stuff that life throws at you. The formula is simple, but its application is much more complicated than you think. It will take time to get your ego out of the way. Every victory you experience during your travels in the matrix will make you stronger. You will suddenly look forward to the many lessons that life can teach you. You will use this formula to learn new lessons and stop playing the role of a victim. Start tomorrow and see if you can spot how many times you act or react before you thought things through. Do not feel like a failure when you fall short of your own expectations. Mastering composure and detachment is something that will take time to achieve. You allowed your ego to run the show for decades. This formula will allow you to take back control. You are not a puppet on a string my friend. Do not allow feelings of vulnerability to take control of your mind. Your ego is triggered when you experience negative or potential threatening feelings. It role-plays the super hero that will come and rescue and protect you. Your ego will more often than not cause a chain reaction that will amplify “what is” into a fully-fledged crisis. You are not your ego. You have been conditioned since early childhood to think that you are your ego. It is your ego that was responsible for most of the pain and suffering that you were exposed to since the day you arrived on this plane. Your ego failed miserably in its attempt to provide you with security and peace of mind. It is your ego that forced you into countless wars and painful situations. The time has come to relieve this “fake self” of its services. You are not your past or your future.

 

You are and will remain a student while you reside on this plane. You are not punished or judged when you do less well in certain classes. You simply repeat these opportunities until you fully mastered the specific discipline that you are working on. The matrix is a wonderful “testing ground” that will provide you with thousands of opportunities to see how well you mastered your ego driven fear, anxiety, anger and resentment. Most people you know are not even aware that the matrix is nothing more than an illusion. They view the matrix as real. They just cannot grasp that the matrix is the collective end result of all the thoughts that mankind thought since its inception. The invisible force that enveloped you like the cell of the incarcerated man that I introduced you to is nothing more than the perceptions that you formed about yourself. Many of us have been exposed to very painful learning experiences early in our lives. These experiences left us with psychological scars. These experiences became our map and direction finder during our journey. No peace of mind or happiness is possible while we continually filter everything and everyone through our historical perceptions. The outcome of everything we attempt will remain the same while we use these perceptions as our benchmarks. We must learn to handle “what is” in the moment in a detached manner if we want to escape the claustrophobic ego based capsule that we live in. We escape from our mental incarceration every time we operate in a detached manner in the now, but rush back to our painful cell every time we allow our false self (ego) to return to power.

 

Remember that everything that you deem permanent is in fact temporary and will sooner or later come to an end. It is much easier to live in the now when you finally grasp that everything that you currently deem solid and permanent will ultimately come to an end. Most of the stuff that you so vehemently pursue will run its natural cycle and then fade to nothing. How many of the millions of anxiety filled thoughts that dropped in and out your head came to fruition? How many events that you feared since early childhood happened to the extent that your ego tried to depict in your mind? Nothing is permanent, not even the pleasant things that happen to us. We spend the best part of our lives rushing around to find happiness. Happiness is not something out there, but a state of being already based at your core. Happiness is only achieved when you rid yourself of your conditioned self. Success and happiness is thus not something that you go out and find, but a state of mind deep inside you. It is already there. There is no need to create happiness. You must peel away the layers of the false self and allow the success and happiness to shine through. Happiness and success is thus a ridding process and not something that you buy or achieve. We suffer with the misconception that the sun stopped shining when it becomes dark at the end of a day. The sun did not stop shining. It is the rotation of the earth that creates the illusion that the sun switched off and covered us in darkness. The sun of happiness is always shining at our core. Our task is to peel away the clouds of doubt and fear so it can fill our hearts and minds with its glorious light.

 

Rene

 
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