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Why We’re Too Smart And Should Pretend We’re Dogs
There are three ways to handle things if something doesn't go your way: resistance, acceptance, and the golden one, which hardly anybody knows or uses, utilization.
Let's talk about resistance. All pain comes from resistance to what is. This is basic Buddhism: life is suffering because we desire something other, rather than what's presented before us at the moment.
This is not something to get depressed about; there's nothing inherently wrong with desire, but it's how we respond to what life gives us that ultimately empowers us, if you choose to look at it that way. It's one of the greatest life-changing lessons one is fortunate to learn, understand and do something with.
If you don't resist what's going on, there's no pain.
If you don't try to make it something that it's not, there's no pain.
If you don't have judgment and criticism around it, there's no pain.
If you don't add the emotion to it, there's no pain.
Resistance means, “I cannot believe this happened!” So what happens then? Not only did you not get the promotion, which I'm sure doesn't feel great, but now you've just gotten yourself upset. You're not in peace. You're stressed out. You're going to make bad decisions. Now you've compounded the situation, haven't you?
You may say, “Harv, I'm not a robot.” I know. It's too bad, really. Robots are probably happier than we are.
Maybe you could be a dog! Think about it. If a dog doesn't get the bone, it doesn't freak out. They go to sleep or go play with something else. Dogs are happier than we are, yes or frickin' yes?
We're too freaking smart! We're so smart that we're not happy!
Do you see yourself in any of this? Do you see how you bum yourself out by freaking out about what you didn't get? That's resistance.
Acceptance says, “I'm okay. I'm going to take a breath and just continue on and not think about it too much.” That's cool. That's where people are at if they're conscious.
Wizards go to the next level; they go to utilization. They ask, “How do I use this to my benefit?
“How can something good come out of this?”
Here's a declaration I want you to repeat 2 times. Put your hand on your heart and say the following…
I utilize every situation to my benefit. I turn lead into gold. I turn garbage into gold. I turn crap into something good. I turn lemons into lemonade.
That's not positive thinking, my friends. That is the highest form of alchemy. That is true magic. It's taking a situation that has occurred in your life and turning it from a bad thing to a good thing. The good thing comes from asking:
- “How do I utilize this?”
- “How do I make my life better because of it?”
- “What sign is this giving me so that I can go from here and make things better?”
Is this easy or hard? If it were easy the world would be way different. If you're like me and most of my students, it's hard. If you're like the average person, it's really hard.
It's a practice, but it does get easier. It becomes your normal way of being. If you can do this, you will be at the top 1% of all people in the world when it comes to consciousness.
Practice just that one thing for this month.
You can resist what is and freak out about it. You can accept what is and be okay with it, or you go to the next stage and do something extraordinary with it.
Comment below and write ONE thing you're going to choose to utilize instead of resist…We want to hear your answer!
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