WHINING IS A VERY GOOD THING!

The entire Universe is set up to produce wanting within you! You cannot squelch wanting. You are born wanters. Wanting is a good thing. Write that down in big letters: WANTING IS A VERY GOOD THING!

— Abraham

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I have a smile on my face right now.  Somehow, this quote put it there.  I can’t tell you why, exactly, but I see humor in it.  I also see humor in the way it reads if you substitute ‘want’ with ‘whine’…

“The entire Universe is set up to produce whining within you! You cannot squelch whining. You are born whiners. Whining is a good thing. Write that down in big letters: WHINING IS A VERY GOOD THING!”

My smile is just a little larger, now.

The unfortunate reality, though, is that there are quite a lot of people who seem to subscribe to this second version of Abraham’s words.  I know a few personally.  All of us have our moments, but one guy in particular that I know is the poster boy for whining.  And he’s 60+ years old.  He just doesn’t see how he influences the people around him, and more importantly, how he influences his reality.

He’s been a fairly successful salesman, and wants to retire.  But, because he keeps telling the (whiney) story of how everyone looks to him for financial support, so he doesn’t have any money, guess what?…  He doesn’t have any money.  Or at least not nearly the money he would have if he simply learned to look at things differently.  Instead, his wife & (adult) kids keep pestering him for money.

His 25 year old son is about to get married.  Neither bride nor groom has a job.  Guess where they’re going to live?  My money says it’s with him.  And what’s he going to do when they move in?  He’s going to whine some more about how his son hasn’t learned to stand on his own two feet, and now he’s married, and neither of them have a job, and they can’t afford an apartment, and he’s got to put up with them living in his house.

From the outside, it’s pretty obvious where the problem lies, but in some way, he gets something from going through life that way.

As usual, I’m WAY off on a tangent, here.  Or am I…?

This guy’s whining is the result of his experiencing contrast.  It’s him banging on that drum of what is that Abraham talks about.  Except that they usually pantomime beating on a small drum.  My friend carries around one of those giant taiko drums.  Anybody else would need a flatbed semi to carry this thing.

But, what’s this doing for him?  According to Abraham, it’s helping him to get really clear on the things he both wants and doesn’t want.  The result is that he makes a pretty good living.

And pisses it away supporting people who should be supporting themselves.

As Sonny & Cher put it;

And the beat goes on, the beat goes on
Drums keep pounding a rhythm to the brain…

Maybe Sonny was deeper than a lot of people gave him credit for.

——Tim

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