How to change your truth about essential living and what is really required in life.
I frequently hear, “You have to do this,” or “You have to do that.” Any statement like this is false because the fact is one doesn’t have to do anything except take in oxygen and exhale soon after. That is the truth.
Preposterous! Outrageous! How can I possibly make such a claim?
The initial premise here is a slight bit overstated because one must drink a little water and eat a tiny bit of food to sustain life. However, it is possible to go for some time without food or water and still live.
It’s high time if you haven’t thought about it, to get rid of absolutes in our thinking and speech.
“Have to…” is a bad phrase and I have made the mistake of saying something like that approximately a million times. For a few years, I have eliminated this phrase from my speech and it makes a huge difference in my thinking and perceptions of everything.
The underlying principle here is choice. Consequences due to the choices we make are the target for understanding the ‘Must’ or ‘Have to…’ and it is our awareness of the programming in our thinking needing to be examined.
I think we can look to young children for the beginning of the answer.
There, in our inner child and real being, we see the most important word concerning our use of absolutes.
Do you have to obey the speed limits on the road? Do you have to have a coffee first thing in the morning? Do you have to check your phone 100 times a day?
What happens if you don’t do these things? Is there a difference between the need to and want to?
The time is now to alter perception and get rid of the shackles regarding some of our imperatives. Of course, this requires being careful to weigh out the results of our decisions in disregarding any “I have to…” guiding our actions.
Examine thy self.
Living on automatic ‘Have to’ without being aware of your direction is Dangerous.
Are you getting your degree in College because your parents told you to? Are you marrying someone because you have to? Are you working at a job because it’s your fate or destiny?
What or who determines is in your mind and heart?
Take the ‘Have to’ out and ask: Why am I; Who am I; What is my purpose. Apply these questions to everything.
Well, you may think, this would take way too much time to do but our mega-super-computing device is possible of doing this in a fraction of a second. Yes, your mind is capable of doing this constantly while you live.
Lead the life you choose and know your ‘Because’. With insight and integrity, it is possible to carry and hold a contented existence.
Without self-understanding, one may find themselves lost and bewildered, their life having a meaning foreign and some abstract of the truth they are. Avoid falling into a devoid and unsafe environment in your soul.
Authentic faith is yours to condition and grow.
Writing down your self-observations can be helpful. Taking a few minutes to meditate on the ‘Why’ questions in the morning before getting up from bed can be a good start. Before going to sleep, spending a few moments to examine your path is very beneficial.
I question myself but not before every action because having practiced introspection regularly it is now integral, a part of me. Real beliefs replacing the facade.
Every day is a day for me to work on being and for you too. Our doing then is the natural and organic flow of our being.
Growing in the only thing I have to do is a great privilege. Concentrating on the breath, meditating on the breath, and being in my breath is faith in the real me.
Emerge from under the pressure of stress underwater covering you of
‘Have to…’ or ‘Must’ and be content in doing what you be.