Monday, November 4, 2013

My Current Understanding of Life (So Far)

“There comes a special moment in everyone’s life, a moment for which that person was born. That special opportunity, when he seizes it, will fulfill his mission – a mission for which he is uniquely qualified. In that moment, he finds greatness. It is his finest hour.”

Sir Winston Churchill

“He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.”

Friedrich Nietzsche

“The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.”
William James

My current understanding of life, so far.  It may change tomorrow.
·      Life is good.
·      We are meant to be happy, peaceful and loving.
·      We are generally happier, more peaceful and more loving when we have a Purpose in life.
·      Everyone’s life has a Purpose.
·      We have an Enemy that hates us.
·       The Enemy hates it when we are happy and it hates it when we are in Purpose.
·      This is why we are, each of us, in a war.
·      To be in one’s Purpose is to open oneself up to greater possibilities.
·      To be in one’s Purpose is also to open up oneself to greater difficulties.
·      Life is difficult.
·      More accurately, it is a battle or a series of battles and difficulties.
·      The more focused one becomes, the greater potential there is for difficulties and battles.
·      The sources of our difficulties are both internal and external. 
·      Both are real.
·      Both are also imaginary, at least partially so, because they are based in fear.  And fear is almost always based on the imaginary, or the imaginary proposition that there is no solution.
·      Fear is our greatest Enemy.
·      There are other enemies as well, such as distraction, discouragements and even defeats.
·      All of these enemies can be overcome and there are many ways to do this.
·      The more ways you learn to be content, the more weapons you have to fight the Enemy.
·      All of our weapons have one aim, to get us into this very moment, not the past or future.
·      Sometimes the past can be used to provide good memories.
·      Sometimes the future can be used to give us a vision.
·      Generally though, the present is the place to be.
·      Perhaps the best way to be in the present is ask, “What do I need to do at this moment to return to my natural state of peace, love and joy?”
·      There are many different answers to that question.  Don’t look for a formula.  Look to each moment. 
·      The following is a list of things that have helped me to be peaceful again:
o      Prayer
o      Study
o      Good conversation
o      Action
o      Smiling
o      Tapping
o      Exercise
o      Water
o      Focusing on the inner body
o      Breathing
o      Meditation
o      Rest
o      Doing something physical
o      Gratitude.

·      Two questions to always ask are, “Am I peaceful?” and “Am I in my Purpose?”
·      If the answer is no to either of those questions, Get Started on what you need to do.
·      If the answer is yes, Keep Going.