Living An Insightful Life
Thinking is a creative experience. Plus, thinking is one activity that all us humans do. Yes, we all a diverse group from many cultures and ideologies. None are better than the other. I believe that we are all equal and have the right to be who we are and live as we desire – as long as we are not harming another living person.
Can we agree that since thinking is a creative endeavor, that thinking is also spiritual? I am a believer that all people are spiritual which is expressed by their degree of thinking. I also believe in diversity. I don’t want the Earth to be a homogenized soup. I like unique ideas and styles and thoughts and experiences they bring. I am not worried about choosing who is right and who is wrong. I am more interested in exploring my own thinking so I can maximize the juice I get from my journey here.
But, let’s face it, either consciously or unconsciously, our thoughts are always driving our experiences.
I was doing my laundry this morning, IMHO mundane tasks are a great opportunity to open myself to receiving divine wisdom, and came across three nuggets I want to share. They are focused on quantum living. As far as I can tell, people aware of these three points are excelling where others might be struggling or losing momentum.
First, a quick definition on quantum living. Science today, in the West, has evolved to the point of understanding that perceptions influence matter. In The East, they have been aware of this since the beginning of time – plenty of books out there on that. But for Western science, this is a new news.
For the natural people, like me, that are searching their understanding and looking for more harmonious ways of life … a gigantic step (leap of faith) is assimilating an understanding that thoughts we think create our life: perceptions, emotions that lead to interpreting situations, relationships ….
There is an inherent adjustment to recognizing your personal as you come to terms with the understanding that perceptions influence matter, as well as, an adjustment to your perception of faith – but that we will get to in another article.
Once you accept perceptions influence matter your life starts doing some shape shifting to the degree you can see it and/or sense it. This is not an overnight deal, allow it some time, your will life carry you to wonderful turns … and some rude awakenings too.
Back to my Sunday morning contemplation while doing the laundry …..
#1 You can only give to others what you have within yourself
This point is wisdom because, as you live it, you must grow it within you, which in turns cultivates a more insightful living experience – that naturally improves your degree of harmony within you and with all living creatures.
The most clearly I can see this wisdom is in love. The more I love myself, the more love I have to give others. The Beatles song had it right.
– the patience you have with others (home, work, relationships) is the degree of patience you have with yourself
– the beauty you see in others, is apparent to the degree of the beauty you see in your self – your own life.
This wisdom is only apparent by my conscious effort of applying it. It’s not just something I can think about and understand. I must apply it moment by moment. In terms of self development, personal growth …. whatever term best describes it to you … this kind of inner work is what brings me an improved, tangible quality in how I feel and think.
“Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don’t bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!”
~ Bob Marley
#2 The situations in your life are a result of your habits (thinking, emotions)
Thoughts are powerful because they do create your reality. Back in the 70’s my mother brought home the Seth books which opened that door to me.
I have seen many people struggle to realize that they even control their thoughts. Or, frankly, just not believe that idea at all.
“Common sense is nothing more than a deposit of prejudices laid down in the mind before you reach eighteen.”
The method that brought me to the door of realizing that perceptions influence matter was studying the body, mind, spirit connection that was in a study group. This helped me reach far beyond the conclusions I had arrived at on my own.
In order to expand your perceptions and free your self from the bondage of bad habits, you must acquire increasing degrees diligence and self love.
“Change your thoughts, change your world.”
~ Norman Vincent Peale
#3 What you “know” is how you live, see, hear
Unless one has found a great teacher or made some deep inroads into their spiritual awareness, for the most part, one spends their life building definitions to expand what they know. For example, public education teaches us, not how to build or exercise the ability of critical thinking, but how to assimilate logical interpretations and memorize facts and figures.
Today cultures and society is undergoing massive transformations in politics, education, and business practices. Like it or not, the world is changing at a rapid pace. Let’s face it, our culture has trained us using methods that inhibit trusting our innate ability to decipher to our own innate wisdom.
For the majority of people today, the quagmire, that is invisible to them individually and collectively, is their inherent habitual perceptions created from external information over load.
“It is not important to us what you believe because what you believe is yours to believe. We have discovered that by knowing what we know, our life is one of joy, and you’ve discovered that by knowing what you know, your life is one of misery. We just want to explain to you that there are choices.”
~ Abraham Hicks
Life is not a predetermined road map. We are the only one of us that can be flexible and spontaneous. Living in an openness, so as opportunities present themselves, we respond, not out of habitual complacency, but with a zest for living where we exercise inner courage, in the present moment, to live harmoniously.
Those are my three insightful nuggets from a day of doing my laundry. I enjoy these moments when I can relax enough and allow myself to let go of the daily stress … thus being open to feel the pulse of life within. As I get older, I most definitely get better at recognizing the pulse. Plus, that I accomplish this while getting my laundry done, shows there is no need for secret recipes or special equipment to enrich the quality of living.