I saw this pretty lame movie the other night.
About this soccer team that crash landed on an island.
And then descended into “Lord of the Flies” style anarchy.
It was rated less than 5 out of 10.
But it started out with the coach giving the team a warm up pep talk.
It was supposed to be a “foreshadowing” event.
He was saying that humans were designed to be hunters and killers.
That is our true nature.
Of course, he was trying to get them fired up to play their soccer game, not go crazy when they crash landed on the island.
But there IS that dichotomy.
We are at odds with our primal instincts quite a lot.
We eat more than we should. We are afraid of things we shouldn’t be. Many people are unfaithful in their relationships.
We have these super egos that are easy to wound.
All because of our instincts.
You might say that the measure of how “Human” you are, or how “enlightened” you are is how well you not ignore your instincts (since that’s pretty impossible) but how you MANAGE them.
No matter what you do, you’re going to get hungry if you stop eating.
How you manage that hunger will be the difference between a six pack or a spare tire.
You can CHOOSE to eat something healthy, that will satisfy that primitive craving, or you can CHOOSE to eat a couple bags of potato chips.
Naturally, some people are in situations where it’s easier to choose “enlightened” choices.
That won’t change. It’s always been that way. It will always BE that way.
Your job, as a human intending to achieve actualization, is to be able to let your conscious mind work more harmoniously with your unconscious.
Because if your conscious mind is trying to do something, but your unconscious is trying to do something else, guess who’s going to win?
The idea is to MANAGE your subconscious. Be FRIENDS with it. Don’t get angry when your conscious mind is frustrated.
Think of your unconscious as a VERY POWERFUL friend.
If you try to keep them on a leash, THEY will be the ones leading you around.
But when you take the time to TALK TO THEM, in a language they understand, THEY will pull you to where YOU want to go, rather than your inner caveman.
What language do they understand?
Pictures. Images. Feelings.
Create a vivid picture of what you want. Focus on it with intensity and strong emotional power.
Think of that process as programming your ship’s computer with the coordinates to your next destination.
Once you’ve got them programmed it, you just need to put it on auto pilot.
However, many people make the mistake that programming your subconscious happens quickly. Like it’s some kind of Alladin’s Lamp, and all you need to do is mumble a few wishes, and you’re good.
It takes time. It takes dedication. It takes effort. Mental effort.
But it is well worth it.
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