I have a simple method that will make you a multi-millionaire so quickly that you will need to hire an investment guru, a bookkeeper and have a wheelbarrow handy to help manage all the money. The method is so simple, easy, and fast that my teenager used it and in two months had enough money in the bank that he will never need to work for the rest of his life! Are you intrigued? I hope not! Why? Because this is nonsense!
The words simple, easy, and fast placed in sales scripts are for many people like emotional triggers that change them from thinking beings into mindless, buying machines. But, you see, this is the kind of baloney that is used to appeal to that in us which wants to get a lot, very quickly, for very little or no effort.
Look in the newspaper classified ads, and you’ll see all those home gyms that were sold as simple, easy, and fast methods for achieving a god or goddess body. Tell you anything? Those bodies you see on the TV commercials were not likely built in three 20-minute sessions a week in a home gym. It’s more likely they manifested as the result of many hours of hard work in a weight room.
Don’t give in to the impulse buying caused by the words simple, easy, and fast. Why? Because your purchase will soon be gathering dust on a shelf or in a dark corner of your closet. You’ll hear yourself saying, “Why did I buy this? I needed it like I need a hole in the head.”
Take the time to look beyond the hype and ask yourself, “What exactly am I buying, and am I willing to look past the simple, easy, and fast hype?” If you see that there’s something of substance, then ask yourself, ” Am I willing to make the commitment to put into practice what they are selling?”
There is real wisdom in the well-worn statement, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.” Every worthwhile venture takes thought, commitment, consistency and WORK!
How do I know this? I know this from experience gained from all those times I bought something because it was touted as being simple, quick, and easy! There, I’ve admitted it and I’m glad! Don’t berate yourself if it’s happened to you. It happens to all of us! Just try to wake up enough so that you notice next time.
What does this have to do with personal growth? Well, it will help make you more conscious of what you’re thinking and doing for starters. Plus, it will encourage you to pay more attention to the other things in your life that are the result of your being influenced by habits or by other people. After all, we have to become conscious creators if we are going to effect change in our lives.
…Ronald, the Mad Man
When I found the Principle of Polarity, it helped me understand why I get bored and how to turn boredom from a negative to a positive. Do I need to ask you if you ever get bored? I didn’t think so. LOL
Let me share some ideas about the negative feeling called boredom.
First, it may shock you to know that boredom is a borrowed emotion. We learn boredom from our parents, and they learned it from their parents. So, when you are immersed in the feeling of boredom, I want you to try something that works like a charm for me.
Say to yourself, “I am feeling bored. This is one of those feelings I borrowed from those around me before I had the smarts to tell them to keep it to themselves.” ( I’m being nice!) You’ll find that this simple exercise gives you the space you need to think about the feeling rather than becoming at one with it. In other words, you start to think about the idea of boredom rather than just being bored.
Second, the Principle of Polarity can be used to break the hold that boredom has on you. You use this principle to overcome boredom by creating a challenge for yourself. Let’s think about this. The distance between where you are and the goal you set for yourself creates polarity. This is why when you go to a prosperity seminar, they stress setting goals that stretch and challenge you. The greater the challenge, the greater the polarity, and the less space for boredom to set in. If your life is too predictable, it triggers the onset of boredom.
Several years ago, my dentist, who had been practicing for 19 years, said the strangest and scariest thing to me. He said, “I am so bored that sometimes I think if I have to look at another tooth, I’ll throw up!” Now I think you’ll agree that this is certainly a strange thing for a dentist to say. Still, why was it scary? Well, guess whose tooth he was working on?
Later he broke the spell boredom had on him by engaging the Principle of Polarity. He did this by creating the magnetic force associated with polarity by challenging himself. He went back to school to learn the technical skills necessary to incorporate more advanced cosmetic dentistry into his practice.
We have touched briefly on the complex idea of the Principle of Polarity. If you want to look into the concept in more detail, our 5 CD audio book, “It’s Your Move!” greatly expands this idea.
…Ronald, the Mad Man
I want to share with you a metaphysical interpretation of the Bible. One of the stories that caused me to look past the obvious for the deeper meaning in the Bible was the Tower Of Babel found in Genesis.
The story tells of a time when men were settling on the plain of Shinar. They all spoke the same language. In order to make a name for themselves and give their community a center to gather around, they decided to build a city with a tower that would reach into the heavens. Their building materials for the tower were man-made brick with slime for mortar. [FYI, slime is the ancient word for tar.]
According to the story, when God saw what the people were doing, He confused their language so they couldn’t understand each other and then scattered them around the world! Needless to say, the building project ended immediately. Then God named the place Babel.
This story is often used as an explanation of how so many different languages came into being and how people became scattered all around the world. However, the metaphysical meaning behind the words is so much more valuable and personal to you and me.
If you know what the words Shinar and Babel mean in Hebrew, it is much easier to see the metaphysical meaning in this story. In Hebrew, Shinar means “divided mind,” and Babel means “confusion.” In Bible metaphysics, men represent thoughts or thinking.
Whenever you reach a place where you are seeking a higher, more meaningful connection, this focus is often expressed in one language—the language of the world. You know that something within you wants to express, but so far it just hasn’t happened. This is the point at which you may find yourself following the example of the men who were building the tower of Babel.
These men attempted to achieve this higher connection by building a tower to reach to the heavens. Their mistake was they used man-made bricks and slime—things of the world—to build their tower. What will you use to build yours?
The man-made bricks used by the men represent the rigid, crystallized thinking behind Man’s dogmas, creeds, opinions, rules, doctrines, do’s and don’ts, shoulds and shouldn’ts that come from a world which is driven by vanity and pride and a misdirected, shallow knowledge of how to build a better life. Building a life of these man-made bricks, using slime or bitumen for mortar, results in a life that is unstable since it is dependent on how hot or cold the mood of the moment is.
This approach can only lead to disappointment and confusion. Fortunately, that innate desire to express something higher is a living presence within you. It is a gift from God. This God-given gift recognizes the futility of using someone else’s experiences as a model for achieving what you desire.
So what does it do? It refutes the language that has spawned your confusion and scatters it into the thought world so that you have the opportunity to regroup and start again—to develop your own language, one that is spoken and understood by you. This is how you build a better life for yourself. You look within, not to the world, and develop the language that vibrates for you—the language that connects you to your higher expression.
Can you see now that the Tower of Babel is not a story from the past? It is a living dynamic that is present every second that you live.
…Ronald, the Mad Man
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Most of the time we associate “no pain, no gain” with physical exercise. As you know, the discipline of exercise results in pain, which causes muscle tissue to break down so that something greater, stronger, and more resistant can take its place. This idea is also true of the changes we desire in our experiences and in our thoughts and feelings.
I have to constantly remind myself of the following statement. The more emotional pain I am in, the more I want to strike back at something I see as an injustice, the greater the possibilities are at this moment that my feelings are blocking my acceptance of a new life and that I will be stuck right where I am.
So I try I try to remember to give thanks for the pain in my life! Pain offers me the opportunity to use the discipline of choice. Choosing to see emotional pain as a means of growth is the act of a conscious being, not a robot. Making a choice about how to feel, regardless of the circumstances, is also the act of a person looking for reasons. Discomfort is not useless, unnecessary suffering unless a person acts like an unthinking robot.
You know those negative feelings you sometimes have when you are in heavy traffic, or when the clerk ignores you, or the person in the grocery aisle acts like they own the world, or when the guy in the car behind you runs up on your bumper like he thinks you can miraculously drive through all the cars in front of you? These are all opportunities to bite your tongue and stem your thoughts while you remember that it is just an opportunity to rise above the pain to a new, more awake personality.
It has always helped me to remember that a machine can only react. A conscious person can make choices. My real self comes forth from making choices like a thinking being, not a programmed robot.
This I can promise you! The more you use the power of choice rather than giving in to the appeal of getting angry, the less the craziness in the world will bother you. You will be on the path to spending less time becoming a Mad Man. Unless of course you like useless, unnecessary suffering from being mad at life and everybody in it.
…Ronald, the Mad Man
How do you feel about the word commitment? Does it make you a little uncomfortable? Is there something about it that sounds so…forever? Actually commitment means “to bind or consign.” No wonder it sounds so final! Although the word tends to scare some of us, it’s what you bind yourself to that makes your life a good place or a bad place to be.
Have you ever made a commitment you wished you could take back? My response: “Wow! Have I ever!” We have all made decisions that consigned us to situations that we regretted. That’s why many people “ride the fence” their whole lives. They’re afraid that making a commitment will open them up to criticism if they make a mistake.
Your life as it is right now is what you have committed to at this point. Unfortunately, binding yourself to the way things are is as easy as breathing. Despite what people say, they often prefer the status quo because they’re used to it. It is their path of least resistance. It is this commitment to the way things are that is causing your suffering.
Why is commitment so scary? Because you have to let go of what you made a commitment to in the past. Some people try to grasp a new life while still holding on for dear life to the old one. Won’t work. Sorry.
Do you realize that you wake up in the morning fully committed to what you’re going to do that day? You have bound yourself to the same vague patterns of thoughts and feelings and actions that you had yesterday! This can repeat itself over and over until suddenly, you’re old and wonder what happened to all those things you wanted to do.
Are you having trouble getting unstuck from a way of life? Try committing to something new and different, something for which you can generate some passion – even if it’s just a little right now. Then every morning, remind yourself of this new path you’ve chosen. After that, you just need to consciously put one foot in front of the other. Then one day you’ll be old, and you’ll look back with wonder at how wonderful your life has been!
I realize that “are your ideas stalking you” is a strange thing to say. Or is it? If you’ve ever had the experience of being blind-sided by some negative experience and heard yourself say, “I never for one moment thought this could happen to me,” you were experiencing the result of being stalked by one of your ideas.
I’ve been aware of the relationship between my life and the kind and quality of the ideas that dance around in my head for many years. Perhaps you have, too, and it may not be much of a stretch for you to accept that what you think about influences your experiences. What can be a dilemma, however, is reconciling those negative experiences that blind-side you when you can’t remember thinking such things!
Ideas never go away. They just lurk in the shadows of your mind until they gain enough energy to manifest as an experience. The reason you don’t make the connection between the unexpected experience and the causal idea that is responsible for it is that you’re not aware of much of what you thought in the past.
The UPSIDE of all this is that painful experiences bring out into the open hidden ideas that will continue to sabotage your life unless you recognize them and resolve them. Your life is not always improved by what you do in the outer. It’s what you get rid of in your mental world that opens the door for more expanded experiences.
…Ronald, the Mad Man
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You have probably heard people say, “Give thanks for your challenges because you will grow stronger by solving them.” They often go on to say that solving problems opens doors to a better life.
The answer lies in the truth that we are connected to a creative power that works just as well for us as against us. The more we practice using this creative power, the greater the power—whatever you’re using it for—becomes.
The caveat is that it works just as well whether you focus on not solving your problem or on solving your problem.
Solving problems, however, is the only way to achieve personal improvement. I believe that our problems, whether they are mental or physical, are the means God offers us to change this life for ourselves, as well as the next!
God is extremely efficient. Nothing is wasted. Everything serves a higher purpose.
…Ronald, the Mad Man
If you want to spend a lot of your life being unhappy, just try to live up to the images that television, magazines, the movies, and your peers say are acceptable. To the world of sleeping people who are driven by vanity and pride and buy into this insanity, it makes perfect sense because they never connect their unhappiness with their failure to live up to someone else’s standards.
To the person who is waking up to the futility of making comparisons, however, this seems insane. At the very least, it should make you angry when the world holds up a picture and says, “If you want our approval, this is what you need to look like.”
I went to a recent high school reunion, and the last thing on anyone’s mind was how they looked. One of my friends said he was happy if he woke up on the right side of the dirt. Gruesome thought, but it made a point. Time is the great equalizer. Even if you happen to match what the world considers as beautiful right now, it is a short-lived accomplishment.
Sure, as a human being, we’re taught to determine our progress by comparing ourselves to others, but what about your progress as a spiritual being? In this case, comparisons are meaningless. We each have our own unique path, our own unique issues to overcome. Of course, you take this spiritual journey as a human being, and you should apply the same standards to your human experiences as those that apply to your spiritual growth.
The bottom line is: You came here to learn through experience and develop a spiritual perspective — not to look good in the eyes of the world. I know you’re familiar with the scripture that says a person should be “in the world but not of the world.” You are not meant to use the world’s values to judge yourself.
…Ronald, the Mad Man
Wanting a different life does not make you unusual. Statistics indicate that huge numbers of people in the United States want to be in a different occupation. Why do you think there are so many entrepreneurs in this country?
The resistance to change is a powerful adversary despite the entrepreneur’s pull to search for happiness by changing what they do. It’s not easy to let go of what you have. The degree to which you are willing to do this determines how much and how quickly you succeed in your efforts.
Change is something most of us resist right up to our last breaths. It’s amazing how long people are willing to hang on to a miserable condition because their misery is more comfortable and appealing than the risk of change.
A man told me once that he had lost his job in a foundry after 22 years of loyal service. He had not been able to find another job because the industry was sending that type of work overseas. I suggested that he go back to the local junior college and learn a new skill. I didn’t think he took the suggestion seriously, but he fooled me. When I saw him the next time, he had taken my advice and gone back to school. He was now an accountant and loving it!
It is my belief that no door ever closes without another opening. Of course, if you’re not open to the possibility, you’ll never see the door! You have to choose to look for new opportunities. Recognize that you have to let go of the old in order to experience something new. You CAN enjoy your life in spite of it all!
…Ronald, the Mad Man