If I am only a passenger in the vehicle thinking I am the driver, I do not have the control I believe I have. If everyone is a passenger, while an unknown driver who knows our destination is driving, what is there to worry about? If the driver doesn’t know the destination why am I a passenger? If I am in one car on a train, where people are committed to one side of the car I ride makes all the difference in our destination, as long as the view from the side I am on makes me happy, confirms my belief, all is well. When I don’t like my view of the direction we are headed I may be tempted to switch sides believing that affects our destination somehow.
The squares and circles we use as excuses, arguments, justifications and beliefs never make any difference. Plato’s shadows on the cave wall still enslave and mesmerize us, even when we suspect none of it is true. We are still stuck like crabs in a bucket. Someone will support our vision…our beliefs keeping us stuck in our perspectives.
I have been standing in the question ‘What is holding me back?’ for a long time. Perhaps the question only gives the squares and circles keeping the ‘held back’ experience always present.
The nattering regarding time [insufficient usually], difficulties [ongoing Goldilocks sagas], readiness [starting usually] and worthiness [more insufficiencies] all happen in our minds, from an in-the-stands perspective amounting to book size justifications. School taught us to think and look for the correct answer. That is the wrong universe!!!
The latest in neuroscience and cognitive science research says…
The belief that our attitude or state of mind influences or causes the way we act is a fallacy.
The belief that our feelings or emotions influence or cause the way we act is a fallacy.
The belief that our body sensations influence or cause the way we act is a fallacy.
The belief that our decisions influence or cause the way we act is also a fallacy.
No magic buttons affect our actions. ‘Yeah, but’ at best is just a gif. The application that may work is:
Knock UNTIL the door opens
Seek UNTIL you find
Ask UNTIL you have it
What we see is always and all ways a function of what we believe. Until we can set aside one belief as easily as we can another, we are blind. Consider all beliefs are a lie or at best incomplete truth. Any nanomicrocosm of doubt voids the ‘whatever you want you can have’ warranty too.
Accepting what is happening, without paying causal attention to the circle or square, without judgments, without justifications is not easy or simple to acquire. One plus one equals three and two is a lie or at best a bridge.
The choice of perspective is always to live in a lie.
How do I move into the driver seat? Is it possible to get out of the train, get in front of it and lay new track while the train is moving? Is either question a possibility in this paradigm? What delusion keeps it all in place?
Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. – Lewis Carroll
Getting rid of a delusion makes us wiser than getting hold of a truth. – Ludwig Borne
The only escape, the only way out, the only way forward, the only exit from the box is remaining present in the moment to now. As an answer, this is worthless information.