Move a Mountain

mountain

The circumstances of my life have brought me to a place where I can no longer enjoy moving around physically.  Life decided to teach me a lesson.  It hit me on the head and said:  “Daemon, be still and know yourself.  Travel within yourself.  Find out what you are made of and what you can do apart from moving physically.”

So here I was, suddenly, having to learn how to use my mind without going crazy.  Thoughts left unchecked fly all over the place.  Thoughts are like wild animals.  I had to learn to examine them, restrain them and domesticate them.

Writing is the art of manipulating your chaotic thoughts, aligning them, arranging them next to each other to give meaning to everything.  It’s not as easy as it looks.  It takes years of practice.

While doing this, I realized that real power is not in my ability to move my body, but in my ability to control my own thoughts.

The physical world is the result of what happens in the non-physical realm (thoughts, dreams, intentions).  Nothing in the physical world would exist if it hadn’t first taken form in one of the unseen worlds of the Mind.  The seen is nothing but the crystallization of the unseen.  The real action takes place beyond everything we can see with our two eyes.  It’s all in the mind.

We say of the athlete that he is active and of the philosopher that he is passive.  But when you think of it, which one yields more power?  It’s easier to control the physical body than it is to control your own thoughts.  Is the physically strong man exerting more effort than the thinker?  If there was a contest between the two to see which one could move a mountain first, who do you think would win?

The person who thinks creatively has a better chance of accomplishing anything.

 

A Difficult Choice

The Thinker

Daemon, what are you thinking about?

Stuff.

Are you getting anywhere with your thoughts?

No.

What kind of thoughts are you choosing to entertain?

I don’t choose my thoughts.

Yes you do.  You choose your thoughts.  This is the beginning of awareness.  When you become aware that you have thoughts and that you can choose what to think about, you become powerful.

Most people don’t choose their thoughts.

I know, they let outside forces control their thoughts.  Don’t do that.  Take control of your mind right now.  Otherwise you become a slave to outside forces without even knowing it.

Okay, how do I choose my thoughts?  What choice do I have?

You can choose between elevated thoughts or demoted thoughts.

What are elevated thoughts as opposed to demoted thoughts?

A demoted thought sounds like this:  “I need to buy this product in order to feel better.”  An elevated thought sounds like this:  “I need to relax to find peace.”  The lower frequency thought seeks physical pleasure.  The higher frequency thought seeks spiritual joy.

I just want to be happy.

Listen.  Both your body and your spirit wish to be elevated.  Your mind is caught in the middle.  When you elevate your body, you bring down the spirit.  When you elevate the spirit, your body feels let down.  So when you elevate one, the other one lowers.  You have to choose which one you wish to elevate.  From the moment you wake up in the morning until you fall asleep at night, you are in a struggle to gratify either your body or your spirit.

I don’t have much choice, I have to keep my body alive.

Keeping your body alive doesn’t take much thought.  After you are finished taking care of your body, what do you do with the rest of your day?  Do you think of ways to elevate your body even more or do you think about promoting your spirit?

Promoting my spirit?

Yes, to promote means to boost, upgrade, raise, advertise your spirit instead of your body.

Why would I want to promote my spirit?

Promoting your body might bring you short-term pleasure, but promoting your spirit will bring you long-term happiness.  You choose where you want to dedicate your thoughts.

Hmm…  tough decision.

Are you being sarcastic?

Yes.   🙂