My belief is that every human being has an important gift to contribute to this world. We’re all born with a piece of the divine, or a piece of the “god head,” inside us. For reasons not known to most of us, we’ve chosen to play a very sneaky game in this life.
We’ve chosen to play a game that involves convincing ourselves that we’re limited. At the time of our birth, we know absolutely nothing about anything. As we age, we pick up a few things along the way, we become programmed/conditioned by rules that don’t always make sense…and then one day (hopefully) we realize our programming isn’t working for us. So we can either make a decision to install a new program, or we can continue under the old program and play the Victim.
I am obsessed with the question of why people choose to remain victimized. I myself played that game for a long time, and I have no idea why. Many of my family members, though I love them to tears, choose to play this game as well. It baffles me, why this game is so addictive – and why it’s so hard for people to choose healthier addictions. (This goes for people who have been designated as “mentally ill” – as I believe mental illnesses are often addictions, too.)
On the flip side of that, I’m fascinated by people who have chosen to reprogram themselves into becoming who and what they actually want to be. These remarkable people make conscientious choices all the time that reflect what they actually want to do in this life. They plan, execute, then reflect. Rinse, repeat. It’s like Ready, Fire, Aim. These are the people who refuse to spend their entire lives aiming.
If “staying conscious” is the way of the divine, and “going unconscious” is the way of the dead, then somewhere in between is the middle way that works. I’m convinced that people who are battling unhealthy addictions (whether it be eating poorly, gambling, drinking, hurting people, or something else) – are doing so because they’re unconscious. In other words, they’re driven by something within themselves that they’re unable, and unwilling, to control or even negotiate with.
Since the unconscious mind cannot be controlled, our only hope is to become excellent at the negotiation process. This requires finding a way to satisfy the parts of ourselves that want to self-destruct AND satisfy the life-loving parts… simultaneously.
My goal in this website is to explore shining examples of people who are living life consciously. Occasionally, my dark side will require me to also investigate shining examples of people who are living life unconsciously. (One of my biggest, most burning questions to date has been figuring out where psychopaths belong on the spectrum. Are they conscious, or are they unconscious? To consciously choose destruction, as opposed to unconsciously choosing it – is a mind-boggling action to me, and many.)
This website will explore these and related issues such as:
- What does it really mean to be a human being right here, right now?
- What does it mean to be in business?
- And finally, what does it mean to be ourselves?
To be our true selves in life and business is perhaps the greatest experience we can have.