Is This All There Is?
Upon closer inspection, we begin to ask, is this all there is? These routine blueprints that form the labyrinth of life are seemingly harmless habits like watching too much television, over-shopping, surfing the Internet, talking on the phone—things we overdo without realizing it. It seems like normal behavior because we do it repeatedly.
Besides, everyone else is doing it, too. Depending upon the nature, frequency, and purpose of these habits, they may be a problem if they are used as an escape from a life of conscious choices.
It’s true! Anything in excess can be problematic. So you need to ask yourself: “How excessive is it, and how much does it interfere with my ability to consciously construct the life I really want to live?” Not all mindless indulgences are bad habits. There’s a place in our lives for pointless conversations, reruns of Friends, and double triple chocolate fudge swirl. To some extent, we do these things to cope with the stress in our lives. It’s legitimate after a stressful day to take some time to vegetate. The significance lies in what we choose to do, how we choose to do it, and how frequently we engage in it. The solutions we employ will determine the ultimate consequences.
Tips for Changing Your Experience
• Understand the world you live in: Study and apply the concepts offered by quantum physics to actively engage the mechanisms within your control for consciously creating. Knowing the landscape will help you to map out an approach to change and establish goals.
• Acquire and implement the tools necessary to produce the changes you desire. This will require a reallocation of your energy and focus by selecting a compatible discipline and being consistent in its application.
• Monitor your progress. Make periodic adjustments to keep you focused and headed in the direction of correction. Don’t be afraid to explore. Be receptive to change.
• Adopt a discipline that allows you direct access to the source of creation – your thoughts. Practice, be flexible, and be consistent.
• Recognize that the physical world is an effect, not a cause. It is the result of your thoughts, words, and actions.
• Learn to believe and expect. Understand that the only limits are those you impose upon yourself.