Monday, April 30, 2012

Daily Inspiration 4-30-12

"I think where we differ dramatically, if I am
deciphering these past few hours correctly, is that
on Uranus we seem to have a reason for all our neuroses.
From what I can discern from this brief session,
you have neurotics on Earth, but I've yet to see
that their neuroses have causes based in reality."

-- Dr Wayne Dyer, Gifts From Eykis

I must realize with all truthfulness that all my anxieties and worry is not based in, nor has it ever been based in reality, but fantasy of potential reality, most of which, did not, nor has ever occurred. I say most of which, because some of it has come about, and most likely by focusing on what I was thinking about. Julius Caesar is noted as saying it well by saying, "as a rule, what is out of sight disturbs men's minds more seriously than what they see." That has certainly been the case with me.

As I've grown aware and honest about these fantasies, I have given more and more effort toward a more positive outlook on the potential future, but my focus on the current reality has not been of much help. Indeed, sometimes it was as Joseph Joubert said, "when one has too great a dread of what is impending, one feels some relief when the trouble has come." As much as I stated to myself and the world, I drew much toward me while claiming innocence all the way.

We all probably have troubles, though mostly I see my own, yet I also know from study that this attention to troubles is a direct violation of my new awareness. Maybe my Zen is slipping from time to time. I'm working on that. . .

One of my favorite authors and philosphers says exactly what I need to do:
"Drag Your Thoughts Away From Your Troubles. . . By The Ears, By the Heels, Or Any Other Way You Can Manage It." -- Mark Twain
Spread Some Joy Today--What troubles?

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