They say the best defense is a good offense.
Meaning if you can score a kajillion points, you don’t need to worry so much about the other team.
However, what happens if you’re playing a team that believes the opposite?
That the best offense is a good defense?
Meaning THEIR offense can take it easy if they allow ZERO points?
Naturally, there are many ways of looking at things.
Since our brains are necessarily constrained, at least our conscious brains, what we see is HEAVILY filtered.
So it’s pretty impossible to “get” something that we have a predisposition to “not get.”
Psychologists call this “confirmation bias.” We only see what we want to see.
We all are walking around with TONS of filters.
Many of these are unconscious.
You may know somebody who ALWAYS gets into relationships with the same type of person, for example.
Or they find themselves in the same types of situations, for example.
It’s VERY EASY, and VERY COMMON to imagine that it’s “the world” out there that is doing it.
But it’s really our filters that are predisposing us to get into those situations.
We have a conscious brain, and an unconscious brain. The ratio of what’s REALLY out there is about 25,000 to one.
Our “pre-conscious” filter has to sort everything before we see it or experience.
Based on those filters.
Here’s an interesting concept. Take a minute to let it sink in.
We would rather be able to MAKE SENSE of the world, AND have a crappy life, than to see things that don’t make sense.
Meaning the idea that we are living in a nonsensical world, (where up is down and left is right, etc) is WORSE than always ending up in crappy relationships, jobs, situations.
So even though somebody HATES their life, living in a world that DOES NOT MAKE SENSE is far, far worse.
Because then it’s off to the looney bin.
What’s the answer?
Well, since we can’t FORCE ourselves to see things our pre-conscious filter is trying to protect us from, we’ve got to get creative.
We simply need to change our filters.
From the inside out. The bottom up.
This is why this sometimes SEEMS like magic.
Imagine if you were super thirsty, and in a room filled with glasses of ice water. But you couldn’t see them, because you’d been hypnotized to NOT see them.
Once you de-hypnotized yourself, you’d see water EVERYWHERE, where there was nothing before.
This is what happens when you go through and CHANGE YOUR FILTERS.
You’ll suddenly find yourself in better situations. Better relationships. Better jobs.
It will SEEM like magic, but you’ll know the truth.