…yet on second thought that idea seemed as tasty as pulverized, regurgitated chunks of broken cement; and as every GOLDEN BUDDHA knows, “it’s what’s on the inside that counts.” So no shattered concealments do I speak of today. Better left scattered right where they lay.
And that stuff on the inside, the stuff we can’t see, sometimes bubbles to the surface onto blog pages composed by students of the course MKE (Master Key Experience — THERE’S NOTHING LIKE IT!). What might that be? Perhaps, indirectly discernible via comments coming from yours truly, That’s me.
’twill be a chronological chronicle. Yeserie!
Although not the first comment I made on blogs written by this year’s classy class of MKE students, it is the first I placed in our BLOG ROVER archive. Julie Fiess’ Week 5 blog post entitled “SEEMING CONTRADICTIONS” is the one sent me mentally scurrying for a suitable reply. If for no other reason, this comment is far longer than numerous others I had already set forth during the past 5 weeks; and that’s probably why I decided to save it — thus engaging a simplified version of Newton’s 3 Laws — in this case, applied to human behavior; i.e., “A body at rest, tends to stay at rest. A body in motion, tends to stay in motion.” Thanks to Julie, I’m moving again!
To read Julie’s post go here: https://thestoryofjulie977102922.wordpress.com/2018/10/21/week-5-seeming-contradictions/ which is the same as https://bit.ly/2IfQyIk
— Regarding your theme: “SEEMING CONTRADICTIONS,” perhaps the following will add some clarity and snap everything together. Have you heard cliches similar to “Fall down seven times, get up eight.” And, of course, how many different substances did Edison try before discovering tungsten was needed for the filament to make the electric light bulb work. About a 1000 or so. Put the two together, and in a sense to duplicate, you’d be falling down not just 7 times, but 999. So many attempts! So many failures! Yet did Edison fail? No. Was he a failure? No. The point is don’t let these disappointments stop us. As long as we keep pushing forward — sometimes possibly changing our approach one or more times along the way — we have not quit. Often temporary set backs are an inevitable part of what’s needed for ultimate success.
Then there is Yoda. “There is no try…just do.” The word “try” contains an element of uncertainty leading to actions without full commitment, leading to actions more prone to pessimistic rather than optimistic failure (bet you never heard of that before. It’s a new one on me) and that failure more likely causing us to quit. I think when you said not regretting those things you tried, it may because you were doing more than just trying, you were doing. (Doing = optimistic failure?! Why not?) Even though you may not have achieved the results anticipated at the outset in each instance. everything that was acquired was a valuable part of the progression bringing you to this moment in time.
And let us not forget one of the 7 Laws of the Mind, The Law of Practice. Practice is needed to achieve true greatness. Was it Chopra who said, “Do a lot, accomplish little. Do a little, accomplish a lot. Do nothing, accomplish everything.” He is referring to those people who have trained the mind to tap into the Universal so well through meditation, for instance, they have acquired great power able to exert great influence over their external surroundings. Their ability came after years of practice. Mental practice can be a tremendous time saver. Doesn’t mean some hard work might be required at times. Great basketball players might be able to improve their game with some mental practice, yet most of what’s needed is on the court.
When you say,
“The Master Key reading said not to start an endeavor at all unless continuing to success is an absolute certainty because quitting develops a subconscious acceptance of quitting. Ironically, this concept was taught at one of the seminars I attended in which they promoted changing our lives by changing our actions. confuses me. I imagine all courses designed with success in mind, underscore the “quitting is not an option principle.”
Are you implying changing our actions requires quitting of a sort. If so, I agree. How can we do new things if still doing the old. We cannot. New good habits require the space once occupied by the old bad habits. Once again stopping one thing to do another is not quitting as long as the ultimate goal remains in place.
And “persistent continuous action toward its attainment [of my DMP].” in the blue print builder applies to everything — physical, mental, and spiritual. Doing the sit, is an action. Thinking is an action. In the case of thinking, it generally improves as an action proportionate to decreasing levels of physical activity.
Bach in his Messiah’s Handbook points out, “We teach best, what we most need to learn.” Thanks for the lessons!
If you’re wondering what in the heck is he talking about, please check out Julie’s blog. How do you know I’m out to lunch, if you haven’t looked inside the brown paper bag? LOL 🙂
Speaking of moving, no matter the size, shape or packaging, you’ve got to admit these folks are groovin’.
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