Isn’t it fascinating how differently we all see things? Former athletic hero now turned reality tabloid fodder, Bruce Jenner, came out as being transgender. Some are applauding while others are giving snide remarks about it.
To me it just highlights the ability we all have to make up any experience of whatever is going on. Personally, I think anything that can put a higher level of understanding on any topic will promote a more loving response and lead to a better life. Something I hope that this months coaching letter can be a part of…
Make Your Life a Masterpiece,
Quote of the month
" And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. "
- Anaïs Nin
Colors have always fascinated me. Even though they can be described as frequencies of electromagnetic radiation, it’s like saying that poetry is a collection of letters. As we all know there is a lot more to it than that, and our entire world is embellished in countless ways by our experience of them.
Right now I am in the process of getting a new TV for our summer house and the engineering nerd in me loves getting entrenched in all the specifications. Is it real 100 Hz or just simulated? Back lighted or edge lighted? Local dimming? It can easily be made into a hard decision for something that will only be used during the occasional rainy evening.
Still, for me it’s fascinating to stand in front of dozens of screens in the shop and compare images. Especially when realizing that the millions of shades of color that I see is all made by mixing red, green and blue light. Full wattage on all colors and we get white. Turn off the little LED lights and logically enough we get black. By combining the mix and dimming of lights you can conjure up 70% of all the colors that our human eyes can perceive.
By now you are probably wondering what, if anything, this has got to do with success and quality of life? But hang in there with me and we’ll make the connection. Because we are all painting our world with the same simple formula. That is, by combining three basic ingredients. But in this case it is not RGB but LTC.
The first letter stands for Life-force and for me symbolizes the formless energy that is pulsating behind all life. Or whatever you see as the difference between something that is dead and inanimate and something that is vitally alive. You can’t touch it but we can all sense the difference. Using the metaphor of the TV we could call it electric current and without it the TV would not come alive with anything interesting, no matter how technically advanced it is.
However, we cannot define that current as more than a flow of energy, electrons or electricity. But just because we can give it names and use it doesn’t mean that we understand what it is. The same is true for our lifeforce, unconscious ability, universal intelligens, quantum mechanical energy soup, god or whatever you want to call it. All we know is that there is ”something” there and that’s enough. We don’t have to fill our ignorance with belief to feel it.
The second letter stands for Thought. In my mind it means our ability to think rather than the personal thoughts running through our heads on a moment to moment basis. Whatever is giving you the power to think about whatever is streaming in through your senses. Without that there would be no experience of the world. We would be life-force without any ability to manifest the formless in to form.
Instead, as it is, we have infinite potential at our beck and call. With the possibility to both create and experience whatever we can come up with via our thinking. If you understand this at depth behind your intellect your limitations will vanish in an imaginary puff of smoke. That is the awesome power of the insight that all that has been in the way of using the full potential of your life-force is the impersonal stream of thoughts that your ability to think has given rise to.
The third letter stands for Consciousness. The fact that we have the unique ability to be aware of our experience of life. Continuing the metaphor of the TV it is the screen upon which you display your thoughts so that you can experience them. Without consciousness we would have no experience of life, or at least not one that we would be aware of.
By combining these three colors we can make up any experience regardless of outer circumstance. That’s why one persons idea of heaven is the other persons hell. The favorite of one is the laughing stock of the other. It is the reason we have expressions like ”to each his own” and why our moods change like the weather.
All it takes is a little understanding and we can start to see how we are the director, critic, viewer and projectors in the movie of our lives. That we are not registering what is going on in our lives, but rather projecting it around us as we go. That should blow your mind. And the most hopeful bit about it is that you don’t have to take control over it. Just have to understand how it works and you can have an amazing, colorful experience no matter what program is currently showing on your ”life channel”.
Because if you don’t like what’s on all you have to do is wait a while and the formlessness of your Thoughts and Consciousness will imperceptibly change and the same thing will look completely different. That is a hopeful knowledge. The size of the TV, programming and color rendering pales in comparison to the magically hopeful and fascinating fact that there is a life giving current making it all possible. What will you play with it today?
Slowing Down to the Speed of Life
by Richard Carlson & Joseph Bailey
This book is one of those rare gems that is a must read for anybody who wants to not only be successful, but to enjoy the ride getting there. Filled with practical, everyday thoughts on how to live in the moment that you can turn into invaluable insights for your life. That’s why you’ll find this book better than most in the personal development genre…
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