By Anthony Boyd You look at yourself through the eyes of another. You see what they see. What they see is a reflection of how they see themselves. You can’t see yourself. You’re caught in a tangled web of misconceptions. But you can’t be in two places at once so you default to their line of sight. This is where you get your self-pity and contemptuous attitude toward all of your ideas. Your potential to realize the strongest version of yourself. The good news is that you’re always there waiting for yourself to re-merge with who you truly are. The being that doesn’t look upon itself with the scornful eyes of others. It’s all up to you. The choice has to be made. Do you continue to default to their lines of sight out of “survival?” Or do you grow and actualize into what God intended?
There is a right way to live our lives on a personal level. No one else can tell us what resonates with us. It is this very resonance that allows us to distinguish between what belongs & what doesn’t belong. Let’s say you’re walking on a road or trail. You come up on some blockage, branches, debris, etc. How do you move on? You remove the debris. You get rid of what doesn’t belong. The right way is about clearing the blockages. Many of us try to add things. We don’t need to add anything. All we need to do is remove what doesn’t belong.
By Anthony Boyd One of the most important tasks we can under take is to repeatedly withdraw our attention from the mundane. We intentionally place our attention on things that improve self-knowledge, that alerts us to our divine inheritance. Remember this task everyday. Withdraw your attention from the news. Withdraw your attention from social media highlights. Place your attention on higher knowledge. For actualization. This is our task. For life.
Sometimes it’s best to keep your judgements suppressed. Your judgements, or in this case, your opinions, are what wreak havoc on your mental health.
“This is the touchstone of such a spirit; no prizefighter can go with high spirits into the strife if he has never been beaten black and blue; the only contestant who can confidently enter the lists is the man who has seen his own blood, who has felt his teeth rattle beneath his opponent's fist, who has been tripped and felt the full force of his adversary's charge, who has been downed in body but not in spirit, one who, as often as he falls, rises again with greater defiance than ever.”
“Strong, pure, and happy thoughts build up the body in vigour and grace. The body is a delicate and plastic instrument, which responds readily to the thoughts by which it is impressed, and habits of thought will produce their own effects, good or bad, upon it.”
“In order to rid ourselves of the victim mentality, we have to rewrite our inner programming. In order to rewrite our inner programming we have to go within.”
Shed your fear. Fear has no practical use at all. Do this instead. Switch from a problem focused mentality to a solution based mentality.
Cherish the information you’re putting into your senses just as much as you cherish the food you put into your body.
Uproot your life to find out what truly motivates you and you will never need motivation again.