Previously in Part 1, we asked, “Does our choice count?” and reviewed insights and experiences many of history’s greatest minds and others of notable success wanted us to know. They wanted us to face life’s hurdles with confidence and awareness so we can make our life what we’ve imagined. In this segment, we revisit some of that material, to take a deeper look at making our journey life’s greatest adventure.
Remember Galileo telling us that if we will make the time to look back, we can connect the dots. If we will make it a standard practice to look at life as a learning and growing experience, we can find the value in the unexpected – even the disappointing, undesired, painful moments and setbacks we experience today. Through that practice, we get better and faster – more efficient at finding the gifts life gives us so we are better prepared and equipped to handle what comes our way.
The alternative is going through life experiencing our moments of acclaim or blame, but without gaining the full experience leading to our understanding, which arguably may have even been the reason for the experience. Therefore, we will likely experience it again and again until we understand. Perhaps you’ve already experienced one of those moments, and asked yourself “How many times must I learn this lesson?”
By looking back, connecting the dots, we understand Galileo’s comment that truths are easy to understand after we discover or experience them. Anyone can understand after the fact, it’s the discovering then rejecting them that’s difficult to move past. Furthermore, like everything, the more frequently we acknowledge and practice, the more familiar we are. And, the more we familiar we are, the quicker we realize the truth in his asking “Who would limit the mind, who would dare claim we know all there is to know?”
In other words, our senses deceive us. It’s all an illusion. Think of life as a deep immersion experience. Our choices shape how we experience our journey.
What does that mean? Imagine watching a movie; one that captives you, engages you. It’s as if you are in it. Are you the Character the role being portrayed? Or, are you the Actor portraying the role? How do you know?
What are you experiencing? Characters experience the script while Actors merely seem as if the script is real. The Actor is unattached to the script. Actors embody the script, focused on what they control: their thoughts, words and actions and regardless the action or script, play their lines as if it were real, knowing it’s not!
Regardless of the level you are playing, let go of attachment and participate, knowing we are accepted and loved. Invincible and timeless, we are discovering and experiencing God’s emerging.
Want more? Niels Bohr, a founding father of Quantum Theory, commented if you’re aware of Quantum Theory but not disturbed, you don’t understand it. Why? Science believes itself to be built on solid facts but as Buckminster Fuller said everything we learn in school as “obvious” becomes less and less so as you study the universe. There are no solids, no surfaces, no straight lines. Fuller encouraged us to not fight force(s), use them! How do we do that? That’s what LFT, this site is all about!
Last week, I included links to Choose and Can We Love It All, two songs encouraging, inspiring and guiding us in using force. Granted, the music is likely different than what you generally listen to. Ask yourself if you’re ready for a change? Acknowledge change is unfamiliar. Listen and see if the message doesn’t inspire and empower you!
Choose drives home the little steps. If we choose, we can make each day for loving or hating, for laughing or crying, for living or dying – it’s our choice. Only we CAN choose or NOT. Not choosing, leaving it to default, lets happenstance guide our life and who knows what you receive.
Is that what you want? Really?
Similar to the “Good Thing, Bad thing, Who Knows” story, how we choose sets the tone for what we experience. See the negative side? You can count on experiencing more bad things. Conversely, choosing to find the positive and feeling grateful, you’ll experience more good things. What I call My Life APP: Our Awareness drives our Perception, which frames our Projection.
Can We Love It All advocates and guides us to love completely: Ourselves, everyone and everything! Loving everything starts with acknowledging, accepting, forgiving and loving ourself. Then, we have more love to share and sharing multiplies. Similar to smiling. Smile at someone and they often smile back, while those who don’t – well, that’s their loss, not yours.
The song asks us: Can we love it all, love our failures. What? Why love our failures? So we can better love God. Consider, do you really think you can love what you haven’t seen when you refuse to love what you have seen? So, love yourself when acclaimed and when blamed. These messages position you to stay centered and surf the energy of life’s flow of love.
Isn’t that where you want to be?
Don’t accept anyone telling you your choice doesn’t count. Instead, recall Henry Ford and Einstein urging us to make our own choice knowing we are important and loved. Buckminster Fuller urged us, saying “Never forget that you are one of a kind. Never forget that if there weren’t any need for you in all your uniqueness to be on this earth, you wouldn’t be here in the first place. And never forget, no matter how overwhelming life’s challenges and problems seem to be, that one person can make a difference in the world. In fact, it is always because of one person that all the changes that matter in the world come about. So be that one person.”