Step right up ladies in gentlemen and get your ticket to the hottest boxing match of the century. In one corner we have Practical Pete.
Nose to the grindstone hard worker
Understands the ins and out of Newtonian law
Achieves results through constant action
Brain the size of a pea, but muscle well developed years of labor
In the other corner we have Mystical Manny
Able to keep his mind constantly in the realm of thought and awareness
Manipulates life on the Quantum level
Mastered the art of levitation
Achieves results through thinking and creating desires from the central point of existence
The fight going on with these two brutes, Practical Pete and Mystical Manny, is a fight myself and many of the readers of this blog face inside their head everyday. I usually error on the side of mystical Manny, because I think the realm of thought is an extremely power vehicle. However, the problem remains. We live in a world governed by Newtonian physics. We cannot turn a submachine gun into a piece of bread (a least not instantly). Even with a vast understanding of quantum mechanics which indicates all possibilities exist at any point of existence at all times past and future, we still cannot travel back in time, or transform our realities in an instant. At some point in the consciousness of humanity may be able to accomplish these feats without a second thought. For now, we can do our best to understand where these two great fighters meet and maximize our potential!
The physical world is much closer to the spiritual realm than we give it credit.
When attempting to accomplish great things, overcome addictions, find love, create something new, or any other endeavor set out upon in order to maximize your life the question must be asked: what is the best way to get the results I desire? Should I meditate all day and pray the results come about? Should I go out and just start randomly knocking on doors until I find an answer to my problem?
In order to maximize your results a progression must be followed that involves both thinking and action. At the very heart lies DECISION. You have been given the right by God to choose your path. The very first story in many holy books is of Adam and Eve. The story of Adam and Eve introduces the most fundamental element of the human experience is introduced: Decision. While we cannot choose many of the factors in life (although some speculate our souls may have chosen certain “lives” to live to enable their spiritual growth) we have complete control over our thoughts.
Once you have decided the path you want to take in life, our thoughts may then be emotionalized with desire. This process draws us to our desires through the law of attraction. Through single-minded desire with a definite purpose our brain and imagination begins to create ways to fulfill that desire.
Action then is inevitable. When desire has been fueled strong enough it often feel like we are not even trying, but rather fulfilling what we are meant to do! The “hard work” is mental. Knowledge of these principles is the beginning of getting the limited garbage out of your mind. I speak of this, and love to talk about it, because it has changed my life dramatically.
Maximizing your life is a process that will only get better and better. Thoughts and actions are not contrary to one another, but exist on a continuum that we call life.
Our closest (big) galatic friend, the beautiful Andromeda galaxy by hisglassworks. Which by the way is just starting to be seen in the evening sky to most northern hemisphere observers :)
Friday, September 19, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
by Pablo De Leon
Here at Living Infinitely, I usually like to write my own work and convey my understanding of principles that have either worked for me, or at least make sense. However, sometimes other people in my life convey a principle or a practice that can only be said in their own words. Pablo De Leon, CEO of TGA truck driving school presented me with this essay. Pablo De Leon is a great man and business leader, with a tremendous imaginative mind. I have admired his ability to take ideas and create them into something truly wonderful. Here he writes on Creating your Reality.
Is it possible that we are a result of we have thought and continue to think? According to the teachings of Buddha we are exactly what we think, but many have gone through the journey of life without truly understanding what this concept means. The statement does not imply that we are every thought that travels through our daily minds, but rather, the thoughts that are utterly repeated within our minds that create a subconscious train of thought that eventually transmutates into our past and current realities.
Speak to someone who finds him/herself in a state of "failure" and listen to the words that they speak. Take note that these words are not consciously thought out, but are subconsciously given to construct the sentences and statements they convey to others. You will often hear, “Life is too hard and full of unexpected circumstances that are beyond my control” or the famous, “I will never find happiness here.” Sadly, one must begin to understand that this is what they truly believe inside and what they ultimately create in their reality! Before their own eyes, they begin to mold and shape their current reality by the thoughts that are constantly repeated. A term that has been defined as AUTO-SUGGESTIONS, in which the mixture of emotion, belief, and thought paves way to our reality. Through the conscious mind, we use auto-suggestions to transmit our conscious thoughts into subconsicous habits.
We all posses the same power and capability to create our reality, yet most will still doubt the power that is so easily manipulated. Where are you in life? Take a brief moment to note where your thoughts are too. You will begin to realize that they work in unison, thought and reality, to create a life that you either dislike, are content with, or truly enjoy. Remember, you are in complete control of the reactions to your circumstances and how you ultimately create your reality through thought backed by belief!
Outstanding Photo by Giampaolo Macorig