I am seriously unimpressed by The Secret and it’s accompanying kerfuffle. It’s just regurgitated, for-the-masses crap. It’s the McDonald’s drive through of spirituality.
There is enough greed in the world – we don’t need more ‘stuff’. The way they use the example of wanting to manifest that sportscar is pathetic. There are people starving needlessly and dying of preventable diseases every day. Our western culture of ‘give me more’ has created a divided society of haves and have-nots.
The ‘have-nots’ work in factories and sweatshops to make the products that you can buy more of, if only you apply the pinciples of The Secret.
The only secret I can see here is that they are a bunch of greedy individuals out to make a quick buck.
Don’t tell anyone because it’s a secret!
Well it’s been an interesting week. My whole life has been turned upside down again. I thought the Universe was guiding me to be self-employed, but the rug has been pulled from under me in that area. Looks like I need to go back to a full time day job.
I wonder if the lesson here is about non-attachment and letting go of my need for security?
I have a 2nd interview on Monday morning for a job I would really like to get, so please send good vibes that I get the job at the money I am asking.
All I can really do is go with the flow and see what happens next.
I also need to move – my housemates are lovely, lovely girls but I don’t think they are good for my self-esteem. I seem to feel worse about myself and be less motivated wrt exercise, diet etc since living with them. I wish I could just settle in somewhere and be happy, but I just get so restless!
I really believe our thoughts are powerful and they help to shape the experiences we have every day. I bet you know someone who has the worst luck – it’s not just a bad day, it’s a bad life! And I bet they can’t wait to tell everyone about it.
Negative people attract negative events. It’s like the Universe wants to prove them right, or that like really does attract like.
I’m careful to express things in the positive, to talk about what I want, not what I DON’T want. Life seems to work better that way.
Most people I talk to think meditation is hard. They think it’s about clearing the mind and having no thoughts. Good luck with that!
Meditation is not about having ‘no thoughts’. The nature of the mind is to think as the nature of a fish is to swim.
Meditation is not identifying with, or getting caught up with, the thoughts you have during a period of meditation.
You might have thoughts but the thoughts aren’t you. They are just like leaves floating on the river of your conscious mind. Why do you pay so much attention to the leaves?
There is no one right way to meditate. The most important part of meditation isn’t how good you are at it (how would you measure that, anyway?), but how faithful you are to the practice.
I don’t do it because I want to, or because I enjoy it. Sometimes I do, sometimes I don’t. I meditate because I have to. It feeds my soul. It frees my soul
One of my clients works at a tv station. She invited me into the studio audience to see John Edward being interviewed. We were able to write down questions for him. The first question was mine! The host asked me to put my hand up and she asked John the question, which he answered in detail.
Then she asked me if I had another question. My brain froze in horror. I had no idea was I going to be expected to actually speak. I just shook my head. Then she said ‘So John do you pick up anything about this lady.” I nearly died on the spot. I wish a big hole would have opened up in the ground. Fortunately he said he didn’t pick anything up. But then he said a bit later “I don’t know why come to these things if they don’t want a reading.”
Ha! I guess he really is psychic 😉
Today I have been practicing mindfulness. I am contracted to do a job that is pretty repetitive and non-eventful, so my mindfulness practice has been to keep bringing my focus back to the task at hand, instead of letting it flit off to whatever it pleases.
It’s not easy. It’s much more fun to think about blogging, or dating, or what I’m going to have for dinner. I think it’s important to persevere though. Eventually, my mind will be an ocean of tranquility.