Thoughts on Thinking

"When somebody persuades me that I am wrong, I change my mind. What do you do?" John Maynard Keynes

"If you're unhappy with your life, change your thinking." Charles Fillmore

"The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it." Eckhart Tolle

"People are not disturbed by things, but by the view they take of them." Epictetus

"The unexamined life is not worth living." Socrates

"Consciousness is a terrible thing to waste." PunditGeorge

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Why does it take so long?

That's a common question, either thought or spoken, by most of us at some point. It’s a lamentation, grief, of the time or duration (endure) that prevents something desired to manifest or show up in our experience. A likely second thought will run something like “these things take time,” or, “have patience,” or “good things are worth waiting for.” We/you want something and have probably worked for it, yet feel uneasy when “it” doesn’t show up. We’ve been taught, of course, that patience is a virtue. Well, I don’t know about that.

If patience means “put up with” or “endure” some undesirable condition in the hope that, at some point, all will be well, then where’s the attention? What are we focusing on? The attention is on the absence, or lack, of the desired situation. Emphasize the lack, absence, and what happens? You get more lack (of the desired thing.)

Let’s analyze the sentence “Why does it take so long?” and see what it means.

Why. That’s the question. The instinctive feeling behind the word is “this should be otherwise.” On a deep level we know that our Good can and should be immediate.

Does. A variant of DO, meaning to bring to completion, finish, carry out, and fulfill. The why ponders the absence of the fulfillment of the desire. This is aggravating because we know otherwise.

It. The thing or condition desired. It can be anything, the possession of which would “cause” you to feel/experience a greater joy. Inherently we know that we are to feel good and joyful.

Take. Grasp, catch, affect, hold, and so on. You want to hold/experience your desire. But you don’t see it and thus lament its absence. Yet you know it should be with you.

So. This is the degree expressed, the way or manner shown. We use this word to describe the measure of the delay (absence/lack) of what is desired. We know that our Good should be instantaneous.

Long. In this sense, the duration of time. By clock or calendar, we’re keeping score of the passage of time (delay) we are without the desired condition/situation/experience. We know otherwise.

The answer to “why does it take so long?” is that vibrationally, we’re not a match. What is desired vibrates on one frequency, but the expectation vibrates on another. Until the two vibrations come together (sync) the desired condition can’t manifest. It exists, but can only appear when we/you allow it - which means releasing the resistance blocking its appearance. Releasing resistance is achieved by adjusting the consciousness to the desired condition or similar situations rather than observing the absence of the situation or similar instances of discord, etc.

We’re used to looking at, discussing, and pondering the barriers/reasons “why” “it” isn’t a part of our life right now. That’s resistance. What you resist, persists. Think about it. And get in sync.

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