Thursday, September 27, 2012

Playing the Game

In my latest book, Breaking You in the World of I, there are thoughts I share in regard to the games we're here as humans to play. Now, mind you, I'm not talking about board games like Monopoly, but just the same, a game is a game.

The game I'm talking about in my book is the fact that we're here to experience this realm of existence. Everything you can imagine or have a desire to experience is here for you and you alone. Sure, there may be other Beings that see a game being played and decide that, they too, would cherish the experience. For instance: Bungee Jumping is an experience I have yet to explore. I have jumped from perfectly good airplanes, but never from a very sound bridge (as if one exists in the U.S.). This is a game though proven safe, still conjures thoughts of escaping death...the biggest game in this realm.

What game are you here to play and how is that game going? Are you winning at your game? Well, let me say that by the shear fact that you're not dead, you are still in the game. Then again, who knows if the next realm isn't the game you're striving to get to...kind of like a Mario Brothers game of levels.

This Sunday I needed to get out of the house for just a few hours. I'd been working all week and though I usually head down to a favorite watering hole on Fridays, to socialize with some friends, lately, I've decided to put more time into my game and cut out the extras. Now, all work and no play doesn't just make Jeffry a dull boy, it also throws him off balance for a bit.

See, my game, for me, the one I've decided to play, is to really get to the nitty gritty of why we humans do the things we do. I sat in my car, overlooking the ocean and contemplated the answers to my questions; what makes a confort zone and what changes one's disciplines? Or in other words; what is the make-up of the comfort zone and the inability of one to really police themselves; to be disciplined?

Of course, anyone could say that it's one's desires that make them comfortable in their life or allows them to be disciplined, but I find that's not really the case. After drawing a line across a sheet of paper and marking it as 0 (zero) and then realizing that we are all vibrating (waves) going up and down across the 0, then we are always in a positive or negative state of existence. Though this may not be anything new to some, that we are +/- vibrational waves 24/7/365, the fact that most people's 0 rarely changes and they remain in their "comfort zone" which is often a struggling zone, is very important. Why? Because it means that one is not winning what they are here to play...their game.  It also means that mankind is not winning, therefore, we expand at an extremely slow rate; continuing with wars and other mid-evil ideas that rob us of our intelligence.

Of course, one could argue that a person is here to intentionally lose at the game of life so they could experience what it is like, but if that were true, then why not just go lay down in a gutter somewhere and die. Why? Because it's not true! People don't come to this realm to play a game where they are going to lose. The lottery wouldn't be so popular if that were the case.

So, there's more to my thoughts than meet the eye. If our comfort zone is at 0, and we do everything we can to stay close to that 0, then the game one is playing is prolonged and accepted as a struggle. Mind you, and just for noteworthy sake, the comfort zone is not about money; wealthy and poor alike, stay in a comfort zone.

Imagine on this wavelength scale that when the wave goes to the top, point A (+100) you are reaching happiness. When it is at the bottom (-100) one is regretful of their actions. Then, the wave begins to move upward again back to the 0. As an example:

I'm sitting at my desk and working away for hours on end. I'm doing what a Being is supposed to do; I'm creating. Slowly, I'm working my way up the wave because creating is a positive. When I get to my peak, Point A(+100), I take a break from what I am doing and step away from my work. Maybe I go online and visit FB or I text some friends, or play a game of solitaire. All of these actions are going to lead me down the wave to Point B (-100) When I'm done wasting my time, I think to myself, "Man! I need to get back to work and create." I head back up the wave to 0. Now, along the way, I'm thinking to myself about all the wasted time and, "Why am I so undisciplined?" The answer-- I had to be. There is a balance going on that suggests in your mind that you must stay in the comfort zone and by allowing yourself to wane from your creativity/creative side or objective, you will remain safe in your comfort zone. The amount of time between Point A and Point B is the amount of measurable discipline we have. 

To the Being, Point A equals happiness and Point B is unhappiness. There is not a good or bad thing about either of these, they are actually polar and assist in our balance; kind of like a pendulum that keeps the center ball in check. 

Now, if one wants to change their comfort zone, they need to understand what it is they believe is making them happy. As an example: A smoker may need to light up every 30 minutes. He is reaching for something that releases serotonin and relaxes the nerves while, at the same time, giving a small sense of euphoria; a sense of happiness. If the smoker were to want to quit smoking, then he would no longer experience the serotonin release and, unless he replaced Point A with something substantial, his vibration is going to change and he is going to leave point A rather quickly, as if jumping off of a cliff. This smoker is now going to crash into Point B with an attitude of being unhappy and leave Point B twice as unhappy. Still this is nothing new, right? We all know smokers get edgy when trying to quit. But wait! There''s more!

From a personal example, when I write, I used to always have a soda next to me. Kind of like one's coffee; it opens neuron pathways that allow you to create. But, does it really? I was very creative long before I used soda in a habitual form. I eventually allowed myself to believe that the soda was happiness and I built a belief around it. I needed to build this belief so while I was at my 0, I would have something to go for that I could eventually bounce back off of at Point B; my FB, texting, solitaire...     

Playing the game is simple, we do it all day and every day. Winning the game is a little more difficult because it means you must change your zero; your comfort zone. If you can measure it, it can be easily recognized when you're falling back to zero. Though it's okay to move up and down the wave scale, if you want real change and you want to win whatever game you're playing, you must move from the lower end of the zero or -100 back up to the +100 as quickly as possible. Winners often move at breakneck speeds.   

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Secret to the "Secret"

Okay, this term has got to stop. Is anyone else out there in our universe tired of "the secret" to this or that? Really, hear me out. There are no secrets!

Yes, things may seem like a mystery, but in reality, if you don't know something, then all the "secret" is, is personally undiscovered information. No one is intentionally hiding something from you the torturous way your siblings did when you were just children. You just haven't thought things through enough on your own to get to point B, the secret.

As an example: There is no "secret" to getting more clientele for one's business. If you want more business, then outflow more communication. If you have too much business and want less, then don't communicate to anyone, or turn them away as they show up. So the "secret" to anything is...if you want it in your life, then reach for it.

It seems that every email I get where someone is trying to sell something, it holds a "secret" that is now available only through them, because they know the secret and you don't. My sister once beat me up because I had a secret. LOL Of course, I'm much bigger than her now, so I can keep all the secrets I want.

All I'm asking is that we move away from the "secret" and label our titles to the truth of the content we will provide. Example: Do you need to know how to _____? Then tune in to today's webinar... See how easy that is. Don't try to trick me into information you think you have over me. I may already know it and am not presently using it to my advantage. First off, by claiming it's a "secret" and then it turns out that I came to your article or webinar and set my own schedule back just to read or hear info I already've wasted my time. Score one minus point for you. A few points too many and I will completely tune you out.

Human beings are smarter than they have been taught to believe. If you want their attention then let them know what you are sharing and what skills you have that can help them attain their needs or desires. Really, we are all adults, aren't we? I'm more apt to read an article of, My Hypothetical View of Creationism, to, The Secret of Evolution. One tells me directly that someone has another point of view or possibility for my existence.

Calling anything these days, "the Secret" is like having a phone and never using it for anything but texting. It seems like people have forgotten how to deal with life head on. How to communicate in directness, hmm, perhaps that's the secret!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Being a Sovereign Citizen is not a Crime

I have been reading articles about Sovereign citizens being under the watchful eye of the FBI. There were 10 crimes committed by "Sovereigns" in 2010 and a total of 18 to date in 2012. There were more than 5000 arrests with the OWS movement. There are so many "laws" being passed in the name of "security" that with each passing day, more and more individual rights are taken away. "Real" sovereign citizens aren't out to harm anyone as the FBI would like people to believe. Take a moment to read this article by Ayn Rand who wrote it in the 1940s, but it seems as though she was speaking about the world as we know it today. 

Ayn Rand...

The greatest threat to mankind and civilization is the spread of the totalitarian philosophy. Its best ally is not the devotion of its followers but the confusion of its enemies. To fight it, we must understand it.
Totalitarianism is collectivism. Collectivism means the subjugation of the individual to a group — whether to a race, class or state does not matter. Collectivism holds that man must be chained to collective action and collective thought for the sake of what is called “the common good.´´
Throughout history, no tyrant ever rose to power except on the claim of representing “the common good.´´ Napoleon “served the common good´´ of France. Hitler is “serving the common good´´ of Germany. Horrors which no man would dare consider for his own selfish sake are perpetrated with a clear conscience by “altruists´´ who justify themselves by-the common good.
No tyrant has ever lasted long by force of arms alone. Men have been enslaved primarily by spiritual weapons. And the greatest of these is the collectivist doctrine that the supremacy of the state over the individual constitutes the common good. No dictator could rise if men held as a sacred faith the conviction that they have inalienable rights of which they cannot be deprived for any cause whatsoever, by any man whatsoever, neither by evildoer nor supposed benefactor.
This is the basic tenet of individualism, as opposed to collectivism. Individualism holds that man is an independent entity with an inalienable right to the pursuit of his own happiness in a society where men deal with one another as equals.
The American system is founded on individualism. If it is to survive, we must understand the principles of individualism and hold them as our standard in any public question, in every issue we face. We must have a positive credo, a clear consistent faith.
We must learn to reject as total evil the conception that the common good is served by the abolition of individual rights. General happiness cannot be created out of general suffering and self-immolation. The only happy society is one of happy individuals. One cannot have a healthy forest made up of rotten trees.
The power of society must always be limited by the basic, inalienable rights of the individual.
The right of liberty means man’s right to individual action, individual choice, individual initiative and individual property. Without the right to private property no independent action is possible.
The right to the pursuit of happiness means man’s right to live for himself, to choose what constitutes his own, private, personal happiness and to work for its achievement. Each individual is the sole and final judge in this choice. A man’s happiness cannot be prescribed to him by another man or by any number of other men.
These rights are the unconditional, personal, private, individual possession of every man, granted to him by the fact of his birth and requiring no other sanction. Such was the conception of the founders of our country, who placed individual rights above any and all collective claims. Society can only be a traffic policeman in the intercourse of men with one another.
From the beginning of history, two antagonists have stood face to face, two opposite types of men: the Active and the Passive. The Active Man is the producer, the creator, the originator, the individualist. His basic need is independence — in order to think and work. He neither needs nor seeks power over other men — nor can he be made to work under any form of compulsion. Every type of good work — from laying bricks to writing a symphony — is done by the Active Man. Degrees of human ability vary, but the basic principle remains the same: the degree of a man’s independence and initiative determines his talent as a worker and his worth as a man.
The Passive Man is found on every level of society, in mansions and in slums, and his identification mark is his dread of independence. He is a parasite who expects to be taken care of by others, who wishes to be given directives, to obey, to submit, to be regulated, to be told. He welcomes collectivism, which eliminates any chance that he might have to think or act on his own initiative.
When a society is based on the needs of the Passive Man it destroys the Active; but when the Active is destroyed, the Passive can no longer be cared for. When a society is based on the needs of the Active Man, he carries the Passive ones along on his energy and raises them as he rises, as the whole society rises. This has been the pattern of all human progress.
Some humanitarians demand a collective state because of their pity for the incompetent or Passive Man. For his sake they wish to harness the Active. But the Active Man cannot function in harness. And once he is destroyed, the destruction of the Passive Man follows automatically. So, if pity is the humanitarians’ first consideration, then in the name of pity, if nothing else, they should leave the Active Man free to function, in order to help the Passive. There is no other way to help him in the long run.
The history of mankind is the history of the struggle between the Active Man and the Passive, between the individual and the collective. The countries which have produced
the happiest men, the highest standards of living and the greatest cultural advances have been the countries where the power of the collective — of the government, of the state — was limited and the individual was given freedom of independent action. As examples: The rise of Rome, with its conception of law based on a citizen’s rights, over the collectivist barbarism of its time. The rise of England, with a system of government based on the Magna Carta, over collectivist, totalitarian Spain. The rise of the United States to a degree of achievement unequaled in history — by grace of the individual freedom and independence which our Constitution gave each citizen against the collective.
While men are still pondering upon the causes of the rise and fall of civilizations, every page of history cries to us that there is but one source of progress: Individual Man in independent action. Collectivism is the ancient principle of savagery. A savage’s whole existence is ruled by the leaders of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.
We are now facing a choice: to go forward or to go back.
Collectivism is not the “New Order of Tomorrow,´´ it is the order of a very dark yesterday. But there is a New Order of Tomorrow. It belongs to Individual Man — the only creator of any tomorrow’s humanity has ever been granted. -- End

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