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Thanks to Steve Pavlina
How do you discover your real purpose in life? I’m not talking about your job, your daily responsibilities, or even your long-term goals. I mean the real reason why you’re here at all — the very reason you exist.
Perhaps you’re a rather nihilistic person who doesn’t believe you have a purpose and that life has no meaning. Doesn’t matter. Not believing that you have a purpose won’t prevent you from discovering it, just as a lack of belief in gravity won’t prevent you from tripping. All that a lack of belief will do is make it take longer, so if you’re one of those people, just change the number 20 in the title of this blog entry to 40 (or 60 if you’re really stubborn). Most likely though if you don’t believe you have a purpose, then you probably won’t believe what I’m saying anyway, but even so, what’s the risk of investing an hour just in case?
Here’s a story about Bruce Lee which sets the stage for this little exercise. A master martial artist asked Bruce to teach him everything Bruce knew about martial arts. Bruce held up two cups, both filled with liquid. “The first cup,” said Bruce, “represents all of your knowledge about martial arts. The second cup represents all of my knowledge about martial arts. If you want to fill your cup with my knowledge, you must first empty your cup of your knowledge.”
If you want to discover your true purpose in life, you must first empty your mind of all the false purposes you’ve been taught (including the idea that you may have no purpose at all).
So how to discover your purpose in life? While there are many ways to do this, some of them fairly involved, here is one of the simplest that anyone can do. The more open you are to this process, and the more you expect it to work, the faster it will work for you. But not being open to it or having doubts about it or thinking it’s an entirely idiotic and meaningless waste of time won’t prevent it from working as long as you stick with it — again, it will just take longer to converge.
Here’s what to do:
1. Take out a blank sheet of paper or open up a word processor where you can type (I prefer the latter because it’s faster).
2. Write at the top, “What is my true purpose in life?”
3. Write an answer (any answer) that pops into your head. It doesn’t have to be a complete sentence. A short phrase is fine.
4. Repeat step 3 until you write the answer that makes you cry. This is your purpose.
That’s it. It doesn’t matter if you’re a counselor or an engineer or a bodybuilder. To some people this exercise will make perfect sense. To others it will seem utterly stupid. Usually it takes 15-20 minutes to clear your head of all the clutter and the social conditioning about what you think your purpose in life is. The false answers will come from your mind and your memories. But when the true answer finally arrives, it will feel like it’s coming to you from a different source entirely.
For those who are very entrenched in low-awareness living, it will take a lot longer to get all the false answers out, possibly more than an hour. But if you persist, after 100 or 200 or maybe even 500 answers, you’ll be struck by the answer that causes you to surge with emotion, the answer that breaks you. If you’ve never done this, it may very well sound silly to you. So let it seem silly, and do it anyway.
As you go through this process, some of your answers will be very similar. You may even re-list previous answers. Then you might head off on a new tangent and generate 10-20 more answers along some other theme. And that’s fine. You can list whatever answer pops into your head as long as you just keep writing.
At some point during the process (typically after about 50-100 answers), you may want to quit and just can’t see it converging. You may feel the urge to get up and make an excuse to do something else. That’s normal. Push past this resistance, and just keep writing. The feeling of resistance will eventually pass.
You may also discover a few answers that seem to give you a mini-surge of emotion, but they don’t quite make you cry — they’re just a bit off. Highlight those answers as you go along, so you can come back to them to generate new permutations. Each reflects a piece of your purpose, but individually they aren’t complete. When you start getting these kinds of answers, it just means you’re getting warm. Keep going.
It’s important to do this alone and with no interruptions. If you’re a nihilist, then feel free to start with the answer, “I don’t have a purpose,” or “Life is meaningless,” and take it from there. If you keep at it, you’ll still eventually converge.
When I did this exercise, it took me about 25 minutes, and I reached my final answer at step 106. Partial pieces of the answer (mini-surges) appeared at steps 17, 39, and 53, and then the bulk of it fell into place and was refined through steps 100-106. I felt the feeling of resistance (wanting to get up and do something else, expecting the process to fail, feeling very impatient and even irritated) around steps 55-60. At step 80 I took a 2-minute break to close my eyes, relax, clear my mind, and to focus on the intention for the answer to come to me — this was helpful as the answers I received after this break began to have greater clarity.
Here was my final answer: to live consciously and courageously, to resonate with love and compassion, to awaken the great spirits within others, and to leave this world in peace.
When you find your own unique answer to the question of why you’re here, you will feel it resonate with you deeply. The words will seem to have a special energy to you, and you will feel that energy whenever you read them.
Discovering your purpose is the easy part. The hard part is keeping it with you on a daily basis and working on yourself to the point where you become that purpose.
If you’re inclined to ask why this little process works, just put that question aside until after you’ve successfully completed it. Once you’ve done that, you’ll probably have your own answer to why it works. Most likely if you ask 10 different people why this works (people who’ve successfully completed it), you’ll get 10 different answers, all filtered through their individual belief systems, and each will contain its own reflection of truth.
Obviously, this process won’t work if you quit before convergence. I’d guesstimate that 80-90% of people should achieve convergence in less than an hour. If you’re really entrenched in your beliefs and resistant to the process, maybe it will take you 5 sessions and 3 hours, but I suspect that such people will simply quit early (like within the first 15 minutes) or won’t even attempt it at all. But if you’re drawn to read this blog (and haven’t been inclined to ban it from your life yet), then it’s doubtful you fall into this group.
Give it a shot! At the very least, you’ll learn one of two things: your true purpose in life -or- that you should unsubscribe from this blog.
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
Saint Lucie County Republican Club of Saint Lucie County, Florida
6835 South U.S.1, Port St Lucie, FL 34952 /Chartered by the Republican Party of Florida/ Mary Anne Patan, President
The Saint Lucie County Republican Club will be meeting:
Where: Elks Lodge, 440 NW Peacock Blvd, St Lucie West (from I-95, go east on St Lucie West Blvd and turn left on Peacock. The Elks Lodge is on the left side after about three stop lights, and a storage facility and across from Tradition Field.)
When: Thursday, February 25, 2010
Time: 7:00 PM social with dinner served at 7:30 PM
Presentation: John Baeza, will discuss . LEAP is made up of current and former members of law enforcement. Their mission is to reduce the multitude of unintended harmful consequences resulting from fighting the war on drugs and to lessen the incidence of death, disease, crime, and addiction by ultimately ending drug prohibition. Mr. Baeza's bio is available here.
Cost: $18.00 per person. If you plan to attend but not dine, a contribution to the club will be most appreciated.
The choices for dinner will be either meatloaf or chicken breast with lemon sauce. Please contact Mary Anne Patan at 772-468-1955 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your meal and your attendance.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
It is a slow day in the East Texas town of Madisonville . It is raining, and the little town looks totally deserted. Times are tough, everybody is in debt and everybody lives on credit.
On this particular day a rich tourist from the East is driving through town. He enters the only hotel in the sleepy town and lays a hundred dollar bill on the desk stating he wants to inspect the rooms upstairs in order to pick one to spend the night.
As soon as the man walks up the stairs, the hotel proprietor takes the hundred dollar bill and runs next door to pay his debt to the butcher.
The butcher takes the $100 and runs down the street to pay his debt to the pig farmer.
The pig farmer then takes the $100 and heads off to pay his debt to the supplier of feed and fuel.
The guy at the Farmer’s Co-op takes the $100 and runs to pay his debt to the local prostitute who has also been facing hard times and has lately had to offer her "services" on credit.
The hooker runs to the hotel and pays off her debt with the $100 to the hotel proprietor paying for the rooms that she had rented when she brought clients to that establishment.
The hotel proprietor then lays the $100 bill back on the counter so the rich traveler will not suspect anything.
At that moment the traveler from the East walks back down the stairs after inspecting the rooms. He picks up the $100 bill and states that the rooms are not satisfactory. Pockets the money and walks out the door and leaves town.
No one earned anything.
However the whole town is now out of debt, and looks to the future with a lot of optimism.
That ladies and gentlemen is how the United States Government is conducting business today.
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Misty Croslin has no conception YET as to the magnitude of trouble that she is already in - nor do her parents - obviously, as in her mind it would take just $10,000 to get out of jail (10% of $50,000! - these people are beyond stupid).
She could not appreciate or conceive that based on her bond of $1,350,000 it would cost at minimum $135,000 (plus collateral) for her release, and she would have to come up with either a dead or an alive Haleigh or be put right back in jail. The benefit goes to Padilla - more free publicity for signing his name guaranteeing payment should Misty flee (highly unlikely).
So let's avoid this circus - and let Misty and Co. sit just where they are - and whenever the lightbulb in her little brain comes on - and she goes OMG!, I have nothing to lose by telling everything I know, only then will justice for Haleigh triumph all the self serving profiteers who want to make names for themselves off the back of this innocent little child.
In my opinion, there is no benefit in the quest for justice - to bail out Misty Croslin. She has admitted to her father in the recently released jailhouse video of their visit that she sold prescription drugs eight or nine times to the undercover Putnam County cop, thereby sealing her fate - which leads her directly to prison. If she is fortunate to qualify under the Youthful Offender Act, she can expect up to 6 years. If she doesn't, she can expect to spend a mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years for each of the 8 counts - potentially up to a life sentence.
If the State Attorneys Office in Putnam County wants to play Major League hardball with her, and if Misty does have knowledge as to what really happened to Haleigh, she would have absolutely nothing to lose by talking.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
And just by chance that Misty get’s her bond lowered to say, $50k, will the idiot who would put up the $5,000 to bail her out come up to the front of the room and get fitted - we got a straightjacket for you too, after your spanking.
P.S. Same goes for Ronald, Tommy, Hope and Donna Brock (who BTW deserves a spanking regardless - I doubt she’ll be refilling prescriptions any time soon for resale or otherwise)
Some thoughts that come to mind when I think about Haleigh Cummings and Caylee Anthony and other children that have gone missing - and robbed of life;
THE WORLD THAT HALEIGH CUMMINGS WAS BORN INTO
The convolution to sort through over a simple single event of a child gone missing – is mind boggling, when it would only take one person to just come forward with the truth.
The lengths that people connected to this case have gone to obscure and cloud the discovery of Haleigh is a shining example of just how damaging drug abuse is to an innocent child born in its’ midst.
It is the core cause of this case from the beginning and I firmly believe that society as a whole has a social responsibility to these innocent children, not only to report drug addicted parents to the authorities, but a greater responsibility for the judges who oversee and administer the law to ensure that these unfit drug addicts “parents” lose their right to “raise” and “influence” their offspring and are additionally prevented from bringing any more children into the world and continuing this cycle of abuse.
Only by cutting off the poison tree branch from the trunk can society hope to foresee a future of health and optimistic possibilities – a scenario which has been in decay and decline for way too long. I believe in second chances, but there comes a time when enough is simply enough – and in this case. enough was enough a long time ago.
Let’s keep up the good fight, society. A socially responsible person’s concern is about bettering the environment they live in, no matter what it takes in spite of what the irresponsible says, thinks or feels. Just because they live in fear of being found out doesn’t mean that they should enable us to fear them, either by retaliation – or by any other means.
It’s time courage takes the lead – and “right” outweighs “might”.
And hopefully, there will be less Haleigh’s and Caylee’s in the world to worry about – and the norm of having a child a day gone missing will be a thing of the past. All it takes to care for a child that you may think is in harms way – is to make a simple phone call. A proactive stance – before the damage is done is the only way to protect and insure our most valuable investment in societies future.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
COULD CROSLIN SR. BE THE SOURCE OF THE CLASS II NARCOTICS WHICH ULTIMATELY LED UP TO THE JANUARY 20TH BUST OF HIS DAUGHTER MISTY, SON TOMMY, HOPE SYKES, EX SON IN LAW RONALD, AND MISTY'S NEW FRIEND DONNA BROCK?
CROSLIN SR'S EX SON IN LAW'S COUSIN HOPE SYKES GETS ARRESTED ON JAN 3 2010 AND RELEASED THE NEXT DAY – NOW WHO ELSE WOULD BE TRUSTED TO INTRODUCE A THIRD PARTY (IE; UNDERCOVER LE) BUT A FAMILY MEMBER OR CLOSE FAMILY FRIEND? THE TIMELINE SUGGESTS THIS ALL FALLS WITHIN A MONTH’S TIME AS REPORTED BY PCSO.
There is definitely a great argument to be made that these parallel investigations are connected – and rightly so. The environment that Haleigh was subjected to was not just of an irresponsible drug dealing father – but more one of an entire family participating in a lifestyle which clearly includes drug abuse and criminal activity.
Every single member of the Cummings and Croslin clan are tainted and intermeshed – and in a climate such as this, an innocent child is bred into nothing less than a risky lifestyle – ripe, because of the nature of it’s characters involved – where a “disappearance” such as this occurs.
If this were medicine, it would be called cancer – and the treatment would be to remove it. all of it. In this case, unfortunately, the only removal possible is by long term incarceration at the taxpayers expense (and a heavy one at that) in the hopes of educating discouraging others who may be on the same path as this “family” of unproductive citizens.
File Date: 2010-01-04 Judge: EDWARD E HEDSTROM
SYKES, HOPE A
Date # Docket Description
2010-01-04 1 ARREST REPORT – PPD OFF/HUSKEY (ARREST 1/3/10)
2010-01-04 1 BOOKING NUMBER: 10-00026
2010-01-04 1 POSSESSION OF SCHEDULE II SUBSTANCE
2010-01-04 2 DEFENDANT PRESENT FOR FIRST APPEARANCE HRG 1/3/10
2010-01-04 2 ADJ INS P D APPOINTED AT FIRST APPEARANCE HEARING
2010-01-04 2 SUFFICIENT PROBABLE CAUSE FOUND
2010-01-04 2 DEFENDANT RELEASE
Friday, January 22, 2010
Unless Misty comes clean and does so quickly, her remaining co defendants, obviously furious with her at this point will start talking themselves – and it will be interesting what new light will be shed regarding Haleighs disappearance. With a conviction and a potential sentence tantamount to life in prison on these drug charges, Misty can only help herself by coming clean and if she did take part in Haleigh’s disappearance – the resulting sentence, can, based on the circumstamces – could amount to less time for her.
So for her sake, Misty Croslin needs to “man up” clear her conscience, tell the whole truth and hope for some closure. Her goose is as good as cooked already – so at this point she has absolutely nothing to lose – especially if she didn’t take part – but knows who did.
Also, there is a video on YouTube comprised mainly of audio by an unidentified male suggesting there is an effort by some philanthropic entity to bond Misty and Ronald out of jail. I could swear it sounded like Cobra. This looks be a very sobering and revealing next couple of months.