Grass-roots of Success
There is a fundamental principle that one follows when it comes to desires which are that if you are not getting the results that you desire, you have to change yourself because these are your results; however, if you have to change yourself, you need to know a lot about yourself, or change is not possible.
Earl nightingale mentioned that success means knowing where you are, knowing where you want to go and moving in that direction.
These three ideals were the three pillars of nightingale when it came to success.
Evolution dictates us as social animals; one of the many implications of being a social animal is learning from the environment. When I say ‘learn’, I mean ‘absorb’. The learning process arrives when what you absorb has been assimilated and questioned; if denied, you are still a chimp in all senses.
As human beings, we enter an environment observing and seeing people working; due to prior conditioning, you do exactly what the person next to you is doing, the next person is watching the other and so on. Yet, despite this psychotic scene that I have drawn for you, one never asks whether the person next to you knows what he is doing or not.
One is repeating what the other is doing without questioning whether what he is doing is of quality and productivity.
This conundrum leads me to a bigger problem innately present in each of us, and it is ‘the need to fit in.’
In the animal kingdom, the requirement of ‘fitting in’ is quite plausible since they tend to lean towards ‘eat or be eaten.’
This issue is because of a lack of culture, communication, and collaboration.
As a human being, you can use all three tools; your cerebral capacity is much more capable than the animal in a jungle which is one of the reasons that your ‘fitting in’ theory is pushing you backwards in the evolutionary scale.
The power of a human being is to envision what he wants to be; his cerebral complexities allow him to move above food and sex. So here we observe two parts of the mind, one part of the mind is the physical system, and the other is the non-physical part that makes you think.
The second part of your mind has thoughts; different thoughts come together and form an image in the second part of the mind.
The catch here is understanding the relationship between the two parts of the mind. For example, if different units of thought come together and form an image of a chair in the second part of your mind, to create some material or physicality out of that image, you would require the first part of your mind as well. Isn’t it? Therefore, those images have a strong coherence with the first part, which is physical by nature, and you have a chair.
If you notice, the coherence between the non-physical and the physical is of great importance; without that connection, thoughts remain thoughts, and actions remain random.
Therefore, the relationship between the two parts is extremely important for any desire to transgress from the subtle to the physical.
If you focus too much on the first part of your mind, which is physical, there will be only food, sex and sleep available since there is no thought behind it, only hormonal tendencies.
If you focus too much on the second part of your mind, there will be only anxiety because thoughts and inaction serve no value.
There must be a coherence between the two. Only then can there be an understanding between the creation and cessation of desire.