AN ENLIGHTENED WRATHFUL CHALLENGE

Most people’s desire to become a better person is WEAK.

It’s a passing wish. It’s a should. It’s not a must.

“In life you don’t get your shoulds, you get your musts.” – Tony Robbins

How much of a better person are you this year than last year?

Somebody needs to tell you:

You’re FUCKING SLOW.

Pick up the pace.

Work harder on yourself.

Quit making excuses.

This is my Crazy Wisdom.

You need to Increase Your Bodhicitta.

“You don’t want it bad enough. You just kind of want it” – Eric Thomas

Post-Modern Spirituality is Coddling you into Marginal Incrementalism.

Vajrayana = Accelerated Vehicle

The Singularity is Near

The World is Accelerating Faster than when Vajrayana was conceived

You need an Accelerated Accelerated Vehicle

There is not much time left

Accelerate Your Awakening

Cultivate Your Bodhicitta till it Burns Inside You

“Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light. “ – Dylan Thomas

Crazy Wisdom loves the Wrathful Deity

Someone needs to Rip off Illusion’s head in the Name of the Truth

Here’s to the Crazy Ones

Here’s to Forging Your Soul in the Cauldron of Desire’s Fire

Burning Luminously Lighter

Bringing the World’s Vibration Higher

Living like you Fucking Matter

Like you’re running out of breath

Like it’s Fucking Dire

Quit being so lame

Does my intensity trigger your ire?

Good.

Your Anger is Your Shadow Being an Ignorant Liar.

Time to the Pay the Pied Piper

Where’s your Fucking Fire?

Napoleon Hill the Father of Self-Development knew from talking to all the world’s most successful

That the foundation of evolutionary progress is Burning Desire

Against Humility In Pursuit of Greatness

Great humans like Martin Luther King, Gandhi, Steve Jobs, Mother Theresa, and Albert Einstein don’t humble me…

They inspire me.

To be a better person, a bigger person, a braver person, a more creative person, a more loving person.

They were born into more ordinary circumstances than most of us were. They had the same 24 hours in the day that we do. They had brains and bodies at birth no more biologically special then we did.

But through hard work, dedication and unwavering conviction to a better world carved their lives into works of greatness.

And their greatness is within the reach of all of us.

You know what humbles me?

The Universe.

And the size of the work we as a human race have in front of us to fulfill our destiny.

But that overwhelming awe striking sublimity I attempt to transmute into inspiration too.

So…

Pick up a shovel with me.

And let’s get to fucking work.

Find the Fire Within

Can you find the fire that burns within Zach de la Rocha within you?

Why or why not? What does it feel like when you try to tap into it?

Exercise: Try to sing along to this song with the same intensity as Zach and tell me what happens inside of you.

Bonus: Look yourself in the eye in the mirror when you do it.

Ridiculous, Sickening Work Ethic

I’ve never viewed myself as particularly talented. I’ve viewed myself as slightly above average in talent, where I excel is with a ridiculous, sickening work ethic. While the other guy’s sleeping, I’m working. While the other guy’s eating, I’m working. While the other guy’s making love, I mean, I’m making love, too, but I’m working really hard at it!
– Will

(http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/will-smiths-work-ethic/)

I have a ridiculous, sickening work ethic.

And that energy doesn’t just get sprayed chaotically. That energy is channeled into systems.

Systems I have been building and fine tuning for years.

Philosophical Systems. Psychological Systems. Social Systems. Health & Wellness Systems. Business systems. Meta, multiparidigmatic, integrated systems.

Systems based on principles and processes.

I am not focused on the results on a day to day, a month to month or even a year to year basis.

I am committed to and invested in the principles and the process.

Fantastic results are simply an inevitable systemic byproduct of ridiculous, sickening work effort.

Indefatigable Purpose Infused Kool-Aid

Mhm I love me some 14 hour work days. It’s good to be drinking that indefatigable purpose-infused kool aid again with some amazing fellow thinkers, entrepreneurs and all around good humans. We’ve got some exciting stuff in the pipeline. The future is bright.

But be patient. Big visions take time. Now is when we lay our foundation for the years to come. We’re in it for the long game.

And yes, writing and thought leadership have a role in the plans. You’re getting some early previews here of some of the topics and themes on my mind. And I’m glad we’re exploring them together, the resonance and the criticism. So thank you for your engagement.

“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.”
Henry David Thoreau

…And man have I been constructing castles in the blue sky of my mind’s eye for years past.

The holes are being dug. The cement is going in. Giddy up.

G’night.

And tomorrow we gonna do it again. We gonna do it again.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hp1QPTRs2U4

If you can overcome your resistance to discomfort the world has so many more opportunities for you

How To Overcome The Fear Associated With Making Changes In Your Life

Okay I just sat down to write a response to this question which I posed yesterday.

“Do you know something you should probably change about yourself but are resistant to change because you are afraid you will also lose something else core to who you are?”

…and the essay turned out to be much longer than I expected. But I think it turned out very well. If this is a question that resonates with you, I encourage you to read it all the way through.

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So that thing about yourself that you know you should change, but don’t because you are afraid if you do, you will lose something core to who you are…yea that story…that story isn’t the real story.

Let’s take closer look…and find out what’s really going on.

The voice in your head probably goes something like this:

“There are some areas where my life isn’t working as well as I want it to work”…After some introspection and self reflection…”Oh it’s probably this thing X that is holding me back from the life I want.”

“Do I really want life to be better?
Yes I do.
Ok, I will work on changing or improving on X…”

Then the doubt sets in…”Oh wait, should I really change X?
I think if I change X that could make me lose Y, which is core to who I really am.
And I really don’t want to lose Y. I like who I am. I may not be perfect but I would never change who I really am.”

That’s a pretty damn good reason for not changing isn’t it? Not losing who you really are.

Why would you give up the small thing X, if Y is much bigger than X?

That’s not a good deal.

But there’s a catch…Y is just an illusion.

A trick. A trick that your deep, dark seated fears play on you, so they don’t have to come out into the light and open themselves to rational challenges. So they continue running your life, hidden from view, unbeknownst to you.

And these deep, dark seated fears, man, they’re just so…they’re just so damn effective! That’s why so many people never escape the fear that runs their life. The fear that keeps their life in the cage they call home.

I mean you were all pumped up about changing X in your life. You were all pumped up about the bigger, brighter future waiting on the other side of your improvement. And then fear told you a story about how you’d lose Y and stopped you dead in your tracks. And the deadening normalcy of the status quo persisted. And persisted. And persisted. And you didn’t even realize all this stagnation was just the result of succumbing to fear’s clever illusion.

What is this illusion?

Changing X won’t actually cause you to lose Y.

If you’re changing for the better, you ARE NOT going to lose anything that really makes you who you are.. If you pick X correctly, you can’t possibly lose something core to who you are. Anything that melts away wasn’t the real you. It was a false identification with socially constructed identity you created to cope with the demands of the world. Anything melting is not you, the real you can’t melt. The real you is the light, the fire buried underneath all that ice. When false senses of self melt away, the real you only shines brighter.

Ok…back to the game fear is playing.

Why does fear tell you you’re going to lose Y when that isn’t actually what’s going to happen?

Because this fear is coming from a primitive part of the early reptilian brain and its goal is simply to keep you physically alive, so you can pass on your genes. Anything beyond that is unnecessary risk, but more on that in a bit…

So what is this primitive part of yourself really afraid of, if the idea that you would lose a core part of yourself like emoticon is a fictitious notion?

– Fear of the unknown.

The unknown is unpredictable. You might get eaten.

– Fear of being in pain.

Why would the primitive part of you which sees the world in black and white, want to be in pain?.

And you can be in pain for a myriad of reasons:

1) Finally taking a break from suppressing and disassociating from your emotions and taking an honest look at yourself and seeing all the things in your life and about yourself that you’re unhappy with.
2) The inevitable discomfort that comes from pushing past your comfort zone (analogize from the soreness of lifting weights).
3) Fear of actually trying and failing.

Fear of taking responsibility for your life, relinquishing victim status and then failing and feeling powerless as result. (You think you still have your power if you don’t try, because then you can still believe you would succeed if you actually did try). The truth is success is a long journey marked by the willingness to continual fail and improve from failure.

So there is plenty to be afraid of. But remember these fears are generated by a part of the brain, designed just to keep you alive to reproduce.

But your life should be about more than surviving and reproducing right? You don’t just want to be a penis or vagina with legs, do you?

You want to thrive, right? To become your higher self, right? To live with love and purpose and give your unique gifts to the world…every goddam day!

If you really want that, you have to realize that your potential and fear are directly at odds. And the ONLY road to your potential is to have the courage to stare fear in the face and keep moving forward, putting one foot in front of the other.

Nelson Mandela said that., “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”

So what type of life do you want to live?

A life of fear and smallness or a life of continual growth and ever deepening unfolding of your true nature?

The path looks something like this:

1) Nurture the desire within yourself to reach your full potential. Nurture this desire until it burns hot like indistinguishable ball of fire.

2) Learn how your mind actually works, its primitive functions and its more evolved, and how the primitive functions are continually preserving the status quo.

3) Learn how to overcome these primitive programs.

4) Commit fully to the practice of overcoming your limitations as if your life depended on it. Because your life actually does.

So now, I have shown you a little bit of what step 2 looks like.

I’ll continue to fill out the other steps as we go along smile emoticon

Please share your reflections, your questions about this post and what you would like to hear more about in the comments.

The time is now.

Carpe Diem.