“Nothing you find in front of you is a job. It is an opportunity. The huge difference between you and your neighbor is how you view that opportunity. After you view it, then the difference is your decision. You don’t have to take everything that comes along, but consider the person who is choosing to sit down and not take advantage of anything.
The fundamental issue is that an experience does not take you by the nap of your neck and drag you into it even though many people think it does. That is because they see the experience as larger than their world. Nothing is larger than your world. You’re it. You have a right to empower the world to be larger than you if you want to do that, but at that point you have given up your world. The large issue is the issue of choice. Of course, you’re not working at this all of the time. You get your food, exercise, rest, and you take care of your basic functions but when you are truly awake and you are in the world for the experience, you fall in love with the opportunity to create.
You wouldn’t want to sit around doing nothing if you really believed that the whole function of life is the acquisition of knowledge through experience. In order to get the wisdom and make your jump into your better world, you need better experiences. Open up your five senses to see what is directly in front of you. To do this, you don’t just sit there, because there is way too much interest and excitement to not do something. I will guarantee you that you cannot be negative or impassive to the opportunities that exist in front of you at any given moment if all your five physical senses are fully operating. That’s impossible. There’s nothing fancy about this. That’s it. The Universe isn’t going to do this for you, but the Universe provides for you the opportunities to act. Your whole life is simply an opportunity to use experiences.
If you’re feeling pessimistic and not enjoying your experience, it’s because you are not using your creative momentum. You’re not building up to anything that accounts for anything. By the time you are in mid-life you look around and say, “Oh, forty-five or fifty years have gone by, and what have I got to show for it? Life is terrible.”
What you create at point A you are going to have at point B. That is cause and effect, the Law of Karma. Every action has an equal reaction. Everything is working fine you say, but when you come up with all these excuses what you really are saying is “I’ll do A but I don’t want to be responsible for B.” That’s what stops you at point A to create because you haven’t arrived at the experience yet. You’re looking ahead and do not want to be responsible for the end result because you don’t have any guarantee that it is going to turn out the way you want it to turn out. Hell, if there’s anything I can say about creative momentum it’s that there are no guarantees that it is going to turn out the way you think it’s going to turn out. In most cases it’s going to turn out better. And in some cases it becomes not what, but so what? We’re not talking about the end of the world!
What is experience if it’s not a responsibility to accept the end result? For example, people who are afraid to die are very much aware they haven’t done much with their lives that suited them. Those who are very comfortable with dying are satisfied with what they’ve done that did suite them. There’s the big difference. I think that is the main issue with all people as they reach the end of any experience. Did the experience give them enough knowledge that they are comfortable with the fact that they made some headway here? I’m not referring to knowing anything about metaphysics but rather just the basic issue of living. Were they willing to accept the characteristic of responsibility for their experience as their experience, or were they in a state of “Woe is me?”
I can assure you that your experience is going to work out very well and way beyond your expectations when you are operating with the love for the acquisition of knowledge and the fact that… it’s your world!” – Gregge Tiffen