David Cain from Raptitude shared some insights that made significant improvements in his life. Maybe you’ve had some of these insights before. Or maybe you’re about to…
#1. You are not your mind.
For the first time I heard someone say I did not think so. what can I do? I assumed that the mental beak in my head was the central “I” that was happening with all the experiences of my life.
Now I see clearly that life is only fleeting, and my thoughts are another category of things that I have to test. Ideas are no more authentic than memories, sights, and sounds. Like any experience, they are born in consciousness, they have a certain texture, then give way to something else.
If you can observe your thoughts just like you can observe other objects, who’s doing the observing? Don’t answer too quickly. This question and its unspeakable answer are at the center of all the great religions and spiritual traditions.
#2. Life unfolds only in moments.
Of course! I once said this is the most important thing I have ever learned. No one has ever experienced anything that was not part of the same moment. This means that the only challenge in life is to deal with the only moment you have. Before I knew it, I was constantly trying to clear up my whole life – something that had not really happened. As long as they know the fact that this is the only point of contact with their lives, therefore there is no other that can be useful. No one can deal with the past or the future, because both exist in the form of ideas. But we can kill ourselves by trying.
#3. Quality of life is determined by how you deal with your moments, not which moments happen and which don’t.
I now consider this fact to be 101 of happiness, but it is surprising that it still attracts control of every position, trying to make sure I get what I want. Confronting an undesirable situation and working with him voluntarily is a sign of a wise and happy person. Imagine getting a flat frame, falling into difficult times, or breaking roads or something – and not suffering from anything. Whenever you appear, do not be afraid if you willingly agree to harmful behavior. Similarly, to make life better. The typical low leverage method is to finally hope to enhance your circumstances so that you can get what you want most. There is an excellent line in a minor mouse song, celebrating this side effect of knowledge: as life is long, it feels scary.
#4. Most of life is imaginary.
Humans usually have to be so distorted that we move away from the fact that we always keep thinking. Most of the talks we talk about are not the world, but our beliefs about it, our expectations, and our personal attention to it. We have a difficult time observing something without confusing it with ideas, and that is why we experience things in life that are imaginary. As Mark Twain said: “I have lived some horrible things in my life, and some have already happened.” The best treatment I got was what I found. To calm the mind.
#5. Human beings have evolved to suffer, and we are better at suffering than anything else.
Oh. It’s not like a very free search. I used to believe that if I was suffering, it meant there was something wrong with me – that I was doing a “wrong” life. The grief is completely human and perfectly natural and is a good reason for its existence. The constant background of horror and adrenaline coupled with the intense glow of life, “It is not very good, I need to improve it”, keeps humans alive for millions of years. This request to change or escape from the current moment affects all our behavior. It is a simple and tough survival mechanism that works well to keep us alive but has a terrible side effect: a person suffers a lot from his nature. This, to me, defines every problem of life as a tendency for the human condition. It seems dangerous, this insight became free because it means: 1) that pain does not necessarily mean that my life is going wrong, 2) that the ball is always in my court, the sufferer is in the end, and 3) that all problems have the same cause and the same solution.
#6. Emotions exist to make us biased.
This research was complete with an old understanding of my feelings. I think my feelings are reliable indicators of my life state – whether I am on the right track or not. Your emotional state can not be considered reliable to measure your self-esteem, or your situation in life, but it will not give you what you are great at teaching to. The problem is that feelings make us more biased and more powerful at the same time. Another live mechanism with bad side effects
#7. All people operate from the same two motivations: to fulfill their desires and to escape their suffering.
By learning this, I finally realized how badly people could hurt each other. Earlier, I had a better explanation that some people are just bad. What is conditional. Regardless of the behavior of other people, they work in the most effective way to achieve a desire or to overcome their grief. These are the goals we can all understand; we only disagree in the law, and the way each of us depends on our development and our experience in our behavior, along with our position on consciousness. Some methods are implemented and useful to others, others are ineffective and destructive, and almost all destructive behaviors are unconscious. So there is no good and evil, only clever and dumb (or clever and foolish). Understanding this has completely shaken my moral beliefs and old justice.
#8. Beliefs are nothing to be proud of.
Believing in anything is not an achievement. I grew up and I believe that beliefs are something you should cherish, but they are not really only Reye Rejection. Faith is easy. The stronger your beliefs, the more open you are to development and knowledge, because “the power of faith” is only the intensity you oppose to question yourself. Once you are proud of any belief, once you think it is connected to you, you have made it part of yourself. Listen to anything “conservative” or “liberal” conservative in their deep beliefs as you listen to someone who will never listen to any of the issues I mentioned – unless they are similar to me. It is a pleasure to speak strongly, and it is a pleasure to agree and to follow the people who die. Wherever there is faith, there is a closed door. Take them to the beliefs that stand in their most humble investigations, and never lose the fear of losing them.
#9. Objectivity is subjective.
Life is a subjective experience and can not be saved. Every experience I have made is from my personal and personal point of view irreversible. There can be no peer review of my direct experience, no real relationship. There are some major effects of how to live my life. The most pressing thing is that I realize that I have to trust my personal experience because someone else does not have this angle, and I only have this angle. Another thing is that I feel more surprised to the world around me, and I know that around the world, I pretend that any “purpose” has been completely created from scratch. What I do depends on the books I read, the people I met, the experience I have. This means I will never see the world like anyone else, which means I will never live in the world like anyone else – and therefore I should not give outside observers the right of me or life. How is it really for me The subject is a basic experience – Objectivity is something that builds on our heads all in mind, in particular, to illustrate it to all. There are repercussions for the roles of religion and science in this life of truth, which it carries.
What have you discovered that turned your world upside down?
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Source: David Cain