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Enthusiasm

 
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Objective: To understand how to create peace of mind and transform fear into creativity.

Character A: Worth = Tough Love

Worth is pretty confident that if we have divinity inside of us than we can understand it by observing our own simple self-repeating ability to consciously choose. 

 

Let's begin by laying our foundation.

  1. If we are going to understand how to create peace of mind than we have to define what we are making.

  2. In order to define what we are making we have to fit peace of mind within the context of reality. Since our minds are at the center of our reality, we must begin there.  

  3. Being at the center of my existence, what do I know to be absolutely true?

    1. Now is all that exists.

      1. 1 pm happens now. 2 pm happens now. 3 pm happens now. I literally can’t escape right now. It’s eternally now forever.

    2. The only constant from my point of view is change

      1. My heart is always beating. My breath is always breathing. My mind is always moving. I think we get the idea - change is constant.

      2. Without the stillness of now, the illusion of time would not exist. Time or the measurment of change does not exist without the relative backdrop of stillness.

        1. Form moves through space

        2. Heads and tails exist on the same coin.

        3. Ying and Yang

    3. Can you think of any other absolute truths without zooming in on change? Besides the fact that we exist.

  4. Using these three ideas our simple defination of Peace of mind is being comfortable right now in the middle of constant change.

  5. Based on this definition and the knowledge that there are two states of emotion that all other emotion are built on top of we can also define love and fear. We know our hearts are always beating with more love or more fear.  Coherence or incoherence. We'll see this in a ted later. so…

    1. Love is defined as being comfortable right now in the middle of constant change

      1. Love and comfort are a natural expression of Peace.

    2. Fear is defined as being uncomfortable right now in the middle of constant change.

      1. It’s reactionary. It’s an automatic response to change. It’s fight, flight, freeze. It’s our subconscious working for us. It’s unconscious. So…

  6. If we want to create peace of mind we have to transform the unconscious part of our mind that has learned to be uncomfortable into comfort, into consciousness. We have to grow conscious. We are left with 2 questions.

    1. How do we grow conscious?

    2. Why is it so difficult?

 

OK, this is our foundation. Does it make sense? Now, in order to answer our first question - How do we grow conscious? - we'll need an internal tool. Part two will outline the qualities of awareness to see if we can discover transformation there.

Outline

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Sub-objective: How do we grow conscious?

Character C: Enthusiasm = Man is nothing without his tool

If you want to walk 2,600 miles from Mexico to Canada or make any other unreasonable badass dream come true, learn how to choose to create enthusiasm. Enthusiasm makes the hardest challenges bearable and it’s contagious. It's a practice like yoga. It's not always easy but you sure do feel better afterwards.

 

If we are going to grow conscious we're going to need a tool. (Note: The words consciousness, awareness and attention are used interchangeably in this outline and performance.)

  1. If emotional discomfort is an expression of fear and an internal experience we will need an internal tool to feel better.

  2. In other words, we are looking for something that already exists inside of us that has the quality to transform. Let’s break down the qualities of our self-awareness to see if we can find transformation there.

    1. Can my awareness fixate on a point/multiple points

      1. Example: Can you fixate your attention on your nose?

        1. Now point your attention at your right big toe at the same time.

    2. Is my awareness expansive?

      1. Can you feel your body in between your nose and big toe?

      2. Can you expand your awareness outside of your body to watch a film?

    3. Can my awareness get lost in things/go on a ride of emotion?

      1. Have you watched a movie lately?

        1. Have you gone on a scary movie ride, lately?

      2. Maybe your best coping skill for life is getting lost in your phone, work,  music. Do you get lost in things because being present is uncomfortable?

      3. Can awareness detach from things that it is not?

        1. If you don’t want to feel scared at the movies you can choose to detach and walk out. Or just detach and sit there with the thought: Why is being afraid entertaining?

          1. Enthusiasm doesn’t understand why we’d want to choose to be afraid.  

    4. Awareness transforms:

      1. Did you know that a conscious being chose to create the movie with the intention to capture your attention and transform your emotional body into a roller coaster of thrill and mystery? 

      2. Let's look at another example. Your nephew timmy is aware that you are walking down the hall blind and  unconscious to his whereabouts so he jumps out and scares you. You transform into a blubbering, screaming idiot for 2 seconds before you take a breath and let go of the false fearful reaction that your subconscious initiates.

        1. If somebody has more awareness of you than you do they can manipulate and transform you. Sometimes we allow this to happen intentionally in order to experience pleasure. Sometimes we don't know it's happening.   The best defense from fear based manipulation is to know yourself better than anyone else. Do you? We can also experience conscious transformation by looking at a concept called...

      3. Stream of Consciousness. Stream of Awareness. I’m doing it right now while I’m transforming this document into an outline. Boom!

        1. The more relaxed you are, the easier it is to stream consciousness. The more comfortable you are with being vulnerable, the easier it is to stream consciousness. The more you practice disattaching from your uncomfortable emotion so that it may pass, the easier it becomes to stream joy - which by the way - is the most fun stream to experience.    

  3. Let’s watch somebody transform themselves live with science and put some of these ideas into context. Woo Hoo!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now that we have watched somebody use the qualities of awareness to transform themselves with choice we come to our second question: Why is it so difficult to do? In other words, if we can consciously choose joy and gain access to highest capacity for thinking why don't we? This is the question we'll discuss inside letter C. 

Let's experience our tool!
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