As you may imagine, there are standalone topics that we want and need to be aware of. Helpful or not, they make a difference in our journey to live the life we want. You will find these topics here, on Perspective, Relative and More.
Living a Life of Mindlessness IS Our Enemy!
You may ask what does that mean? Am I advocating avoiding mindless moments of relaxing, playing, and purposeful engaging 24/7? No! Making time and putting our energy into activities serving no purpose other than feeding our inner child can be time well spent. It plays an important role in living a productive happy and satisfying life and I’ll come back to that later in this post.
It’s reasonable to ask: Why do you have an enemy?
It’s reasonable to wonder “I thought LivingFullTilt.com is about acceptance, forgiveness and love, why do you want an enemy? And you’re right. LFT is about those things and it’s also about realizing what stands in your way of having it!
iResearchNet, defines mindlessness as “an inactive state of mind that is characterized by reliance on distinctions drawn in the past. When people are mindless, they are trapped in a rigid perspective, insensitive to the ways in which meaning changes depending on subtle changes in context.” In another words, when going through life mindlessly, we are caught in a maze, experiencing life as if it just happens to us; as if we have no choice or control, no chance of achieving our dreams. We see ourselves as weak, victims of fate. This is what I vowed to help everyone awaken from! Thus, I’ve declared that mindlessness IS our enemy!
But now, I’m focusing on clarifying what this site is about and what’s in it for you.
To make a long story short, I wasn’t bullied but I didn’t feel I fit in at grade school. I read Your Greatest Power by J. Martin Kohe, a book my dad liked and suggested I read. I was expecting to discover the secret to instant muscles so I could kick butt at school, but the book said the power to choose was my greatest power. I threw the book down in disgust, thinking I’d wasted my time. But the seed had been planted, my awareness was awakened. One day, walking home from school, I begin to wonder what I could do differently to fit in and feel accepted. It seemed the impossible dream. I wondered and wished every day and gradually began asking myself: How can I feel connected? How can we all feel connected? What do I need to do? I vowed to myself that the only way I was going to save myself was to save others. By that, I meant help each of us realize that each of us are more important and loved more than we know. This is a recurring theme, stated in different ways, with different examples and timeless quotes, because until we realize, accept, and assimilate this insight; it delays our accepting the powers, the gifts we’ve already been given.
Don’t take my word for it! The greatest minds, people of notable success and others have left us their messages urging us to find and accept ourselves for what we truly are.
Rumi told us: “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”
Swami Vivekananda encouraged us, saying “All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark.”
Lucille Ball “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.”
Descartes guided us with “If you would be a real seeker of truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.”
I doubted and found out for myself, Living Full Tilt is worth the effort!