So I’m writing to you because I’ve never been in this state before, and I think this is extremely profound and I want to share it.
What I’m writing to you about is what people used to call “enlightenment” in the past. Apparently this is going to be the new default state from here on out…
That’s what is making sense right now.
So how does this work. The way this works is that you remove any notion of separation between you and anything, and especially you and anyone.
What if the “you” that you thought of as “you”, wasn’t actually you?
I’m not saying that the “you” is something “deeper” underneath it all.
That doesn’t feel right.
I’m not saying that you need to “learn to disconnect from the ego”.
That would be a waste of a lot of time.
I’m not saying you’re the “watcher” behind your character, because I don’t think that’s right.
You’re not watching, my friend.
Here’s what I am saying.
You unquestionably exist.
And I know that you exist, because I exist.
And you and I are the same thing.
It’s not that we’re “interconnected”.
It’s just that you and I both are.
It’s not that there’s a “we” that’s stronger than any individual.
It’s that you are you, and I am me, but we’re the same thing – and we have been the entire time.
And that thing does one thing…. get better.
So you fixing your life completely fixes my life…
Because it’s the same life.
The person typing this has a different specific past as the person reading this.
But you and me are the same thing.
Qualitatively the same.
Even though you’re there,
And I’m here.
Remember, this is the “new normal”. So this article probably is not going to be necessary for some people reading it. If you’re encountering resistance, then I guarantee it’s resistance I’ve encountered in the past, because whatever resistance I used to have isn’t there anymore.
It’s not possible to mess this up.
If you want me to clarify or if this isn’t making sense, then please inbox me: email@example.com.
Rough draft a.k.a. version 1 is below:
So this is interesting…
I’m experiencing life in this moment without the shell.
The problem starts when you think you’re separate from everything.
Actually, the problem starts if you think you’re separate from anything.
That’s not really how this works…
So ancient texts talk about how everything is connected.
But I don’t experience this as everything being connected.
No, I don’t think that’s right.
It’s more like “everything is”….
My mission right now is to help people optimize their inner life.
I’m not talking about helping you get rich, or get laid, or lose weight, though all of those things are awesome.
Today, I’m talking about the quality of life inside that sexy skull of yours.
It’s the part of you that you don’t share with anyone… it’s just you in there.
And even for people that are loaded and seem to be loving it, their inner world is a total mystery.
Some people give clues to their inner life with body language, and that’s something we can chat about another time.
But my point is that you have a capacity to control and enhance the quality of your inner life that you might not yet realize.
Have you ever felt stuck in some negative emotion?
Have you ever caught yourself wasting your day away, wallowing in laziness and unproductivity? (I’m only writing about what I know personally, so you’re not alone here, sibling).
Have you ever gotten caught up in some irrational fear, or doubt?
The reason why has everything to do with…
Your Belief System.
Your Belief System is in a very real sense “Who You Are”.
This system comprises all of the beliefs about life that you unconsciously hold, and that make your life a “uniquely you” experience.
No one on Earth has the same belief system that you have.
The crazy part, and the part I want you to pay close attention to, is that for you and the vast majority of the people on this planet…
You did not choose this belief system yourself.
Isn’t that nuts? That the operating system in your head that tells you how to interpret the world so you can have your individual experience was put in place by other people?!?
Crazy… And not in a good way.
Let’s take a few seconds and imagine all of the influences that have shaped your belief system, besides you…
All these different groups have an agenda for you… and they want you to conform to their interpretation of the world.
What if I told you that there was a simple, 4 step process that anyone could go through… from the brainiest Einstein to the simplest village idiot… that could allow you to regain total control over your belief system…
So you can live the life YOU want… instead of what EVERYONE ELSE wants for you…
Would that be something you would want to learn?
What if I told you that the process was actually really fun… and that the impact on the quality of your life (in a good way)… would be immediate.
Here’s why you might be feeling some resistance to this… and why that’s actually a GOOD thing:
Most people aren’t honest about their beliefs, because there is a thick wall of fear around those beliefs (read: their ego), holding them back from breaking the belief.
Break the belief, break the ego.
Just your true nature…
That’s all I promise, and nothing more.
The good thing is that if you’re feeling some doubt, or some skepticism, then that’s your ego saying – holy shit – this could be the end for me.
Do you see how easy it is to win this fight?
All you have to do is give it a shot. Go through this simple, 4 step process once. And you’ll be leveling up your life in a way your ego won’t let you imagine.
I’m going to anticipate that you’re still with me here. Ready to jump into the biggest single quality increase your life has ever experienced?
Let’s take a common belief and put it under the microscope… for example, a belief that you can’t trust people.
I’m not saying this is true for you… I’m just saying that this is a common belief and it holds a lot of people back from an epic inner life.
So the first thing you need to do is somehow break this belief down… just a little bit (at first).
So think about the belief in absolute terms…
:It can’t be possible that I can’t trust ANYONE… after all, I have trusted SOME people in the past and I didn’t get burned… in fact I was rewarded for that trust. So I guess it’s possible that I can trust SOME people…”
Good job! Step 1 complete.
So instead of accepting that you can’t trust ANYONE, you might create a belief that..
“People are generally trustworthy toward me”.
Notice that this belief is NOT absolute… in fact there are plenty of opportunities for you to back out of it. This is important, because you want this new belief to be… well… BELIEVABLE. So keep it within the realm of possibility. You’re not saying that every single person is trustworthy, you’re just saying that you believe that people IN GENERAL are trustworthy. That’s not so difficult, eh?
This is one of the most critical stages, because here you get feedback from the outside world to confirm the new belief that you have created in your inner world. So you might say to someone…
“You know, it’s awesome that we’re hanging out and just chatting openly… it’s so cool that I have trustworthy people in my life. It’s awesome that I can generally trust people… like that barista over there… I don’t really know her, but for some reason, I just feel like I can trust her.”
All you need to do is proclaim the belief to another person so that they can confirm it for you. Say it in whatever way that makes sense for you, but be sure to proclaim it as if it were true for you.
Doing this once isn’t enough, by the way, because you need more than a few reference experiences before you actually start believing it yourself. Heck, you might say it to a person with serious trust issues… so hold the fort and say this out loud to other people a number of times.
This is actually the easiest part, because you do the heavy lifting in Steps 2 and 3.
Putting It All Together:
A really elegant way to go through this process is to use the power of past and future.
So you can say (to yourself AND to other people)…
“you know, I used to believe that I couldn’t trust people… but now, I know that people are generally trustworthy.”
This is really valuable because when you do this, you consciously command your subconscious to put that old belief in the past, and the new belief in your future.
You need to stop giving life to things you don’t want in your life, and a great way to do this is to put all the things you no longer want in your life in the past tense… especially an unhelpful belief.
And… we’re done! I told you it was easy.
The best part is that this super simple, 4 step process can be used for any belief, in any situation. It is truly a shortcut to refining your inner world.
Let me tell you… when you have control over your beliefs, life get’s really, really good. Imagine feeling all the emotions you want to feel, and taking the actions that bring you closer to the life of your dreams. When you have control over your belief system, you truly control your life. Especially the quality of your thoughts and emotions.
If I were you, I would do this process regularly… belief by belief.
I’ve easily gone through over 100 beliefs of mine, converting the non-helpful ones into the past tense, creating a better one, speaking the new belief to other people, and then submitting to it as if it were true.
If your inner world were a stock on the stock market, then applying this technique would give you a thousand percent return… it’s that effective. If you can find a more effective single technique for improving the quality of your inner life… I’d love for you to share it with me. The only thing I can think of that does more is Kriya Yoga… which is a topic for another post.
Let me know what beliefs you are changing! Your comment may help another person change their life.
Yours in learning,
It’s a new day, and it feels so right to write this post for you. I want to talk about one, simple thing in this post, and the good news is that you can master this very, very easily.
In fact, it’s the one habit worth mastering, and – get this – all the cool kids are doing it.
What I’m talking about, of course, is taking action.
Taking action is probably the most important thing you can be doing in your life.
Whatever area in your life you want to see improvement in, taking action in that area will get you that improvement.
Want to lose 10 pounds? Take action.
Want to improve your relationships? Take action.
Want to spice up your love life? Take action.
Want to make more money? Take action.
Want to travel more? Take action.
Want to make the world a better place? Take action.
Seriously… life can’t get more simple.
If you want something, and you’re pretty sure you don’t have it yet, then what’s standing in the way between you and what you want is your own action.
Think about something that you really want. It could be something that you’ve been hoping to have for a long time. Maybe since you were a kid.
What’s truly stopping you from getting it? Honestly…
If you want something enough, then you’ll go get it.
Now – full disclaimer – that does mean you have to stop “watching the world pass you by”.
You see, action is a state of being. When you are acting, and getting things done, you are in flow with the broader state of things.
But when you just watch life happening, you’re obstructing the flow. The natural order of things.
Please, don’t be that person.
Seriously – movies are great, and TV shows can be enjoyable.
But think of them as icing on the cake…
The cake being your life.
And it tastes decadent too, when you have the wherewithal to get up and go serve yourself a tasty slice.
Everybody needs to recharge their batteries once in a while. It’s healthy, and relaxation feels damn good.
But too many people think that recharging the battery is the point of life.
It’s not the point.
Don’t tell me that you live for the hour of life when you sit on the couch, remote in one hand and martini in the other.
Life is more than a sitcom and a hard drink.
Life is rich, and juicy, and passionate, and exciting, and vibrant, and sexy, and filled with pleasures that you just can’t imagine…
Because you need to experience them for yourself.
What’s the one thing that you’ve been meaning to get to?
It’s still there… just waiting for you to get off the couch.
Start taking action. Heck, just try it out, and see what happens.
Give it a try.
If there’s something in your life that you want (and I’m guessing there are a few things you’re thinking about)…
Then you’re not going to get them by sitting on your ass.
The moment you get up… that’s when you’ve won.
So… take a few seconds and picture what you want… in as clear a mental picture as you can imagine. Feel free to go wild with this, by the way. I’m a big fan of positive mental pictures.
And then think of one action that you can take that would get you incrementally closer to that picture.
And then go do that one thing.
I guarantee you won’t regret it.
Yours in learning,