Hey, my friends, happy Sunday! I’m starting a new series of posts on thoughts that would transform the world.
I discovered this tweet this morning by a guy named Aaron Will. It immediately struck me as powerful and a real duh.
Why is our educational system set up to make us workers that give the best hours of our days for the best years of our lives rather than teaching us how become abundant and thrive early in life?
Certainly, we’re not here on this Earth only to labor in someone else’s fields most of our lives for two weeks vacation each year and the hope of a few good years to ourselves at the end.
While it would be nice to see an educational system committed to such lofty and aspirational goals, we can’t afford to wait,
It’s up to us to create the life we seek. It’s up to us to do those things that bring us bliss. It’s up to us create revenue streams that, whether they get us completely out of the work-a-day world or not, set us up to live the life we want and provide us choices.
Yesterday morning I woke up with this affirmation in my head and immediately wrote it down.
Let’s have a serious conversation about ego and grievances. If you haven’t noticed, these two filters are dominating dialogue on the planet right now. Perhaps the pandemic has magnified them, but they are drowning out more productive mindsets that could be moving us forward.
We all have what we popularly call an ego. It actually has an important role in sustaining us in these forms and ensuring our needs are met.
The ego has an ugly, dogmatic side that holds a rather toxic belief. That belief is that it’s able to ascertain permanent, immutable truths about this infinite multiverse from its narrow perspective.
This massive conceit soon seeps into our religious beliefs, our political stances, and virtually every aspect of our lives.
It has condensed truth, boxed it, and serves it out to the world in a generally self-serving and self-centered narrative. When it encounters other equally valid ways of knowing the world, it doubles down and demands compliance to its view. Worse, it attempts to ensure its moral high ground through demonization of those who disagree. Recognize this in what’s going on in the world today and maybe even sometimes inside of you and me?
It comes out in harsh, non-specific rhetoric that speaks of “us” and “them”; thinking that moves us further from our highest and best aspirations with the firing of every neuron.
We must, as this affirmation suggests, become wiser than our egos. We must have a broader vision and recognize the limits of letting a self-righteous egotism become our way of being?
Grievances are a totally different animal from ego. People have legitimate grievances and those grievances should be adequately addressed. The question becomes what then?
The problem with grievances is they’re contagious and once a mind goes down that path, they rapidly multiply.
A mind stuck in constant grievance is not a mind that can evolve, become enlightened, or contribute to the raising of the planet’s vibration.
A world driven by a popular culture that preaches constant grievance encourages the ego to pick up the grievance’s call to battle and so what the ego does best – selfishly distort the situation.
Soon timeless principles, principles that make human civilization feasible, are sacrificed on the alter of the ego’s momentary demands.
This is not a way forward, individually or collectively. We must find it within us to be wiser than our egos would permit and more principled than simplistic solutions to our grievances allow.
Then we will have a firm foundation upon which to stop the demonization of others, begin their re-humanization, and have minds filled with thoughts capable of moving us forward.
Wherever you are on your journey today, know that I am rooting for you.
Today’s video includes 10 affirmations to remind you how you are “crushing it” in your life in so many areas right now.
You are, you know. Give yourself the credit you deserve. Listen to these affirmations regularly for best results. Start your day or end your day with this powerful reminder that you are making progress!
Wherever you are in your journey today, know that I’m in your corner!
Good morning, my friends. Last week I started a series of videos on my YouTube channel called 5-Minute Morning Affirmations. These are meant to be quick hit motivational videos to get your day off to a great start.
Today’s installment is the first in what will be an ongoing series on Confidence Affirmations. These 10 affirmations are guaranteed to get you pumped, confident, and ready to face any day.
As always with video and audio affirmations, regular conscious listening along with passive listening to these affirmations help them seep into your subconscious where they can really begin to rewrite the automatic programming that drives your thought stream on a daily basis.
Enjoy the video and I’d love your feedback either here or on YouTube. Thanks for your support!
Wherever you are on your journey today, know that you ARE awesome!