You don’t get a better Corvette for suffering

It’s not necessary for you to exacerbate your contrast with struggle in order to get it into a higher place. It is not necessary to suffer in order to give birth to desire. But when you have suffered and you have given birth to desire, so what? You’ve got a desire. Turn your attention to the desire. Think about where you’re going and never mind where you’ve been. Don’t spend any more time justifying any of that stuff.

 

—Abraham

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I love this one!  There are 4 important points being made.  (The first time I wrote this line, there were only 2 important points.  Then I read it again, and the number went to 3.  When I started to write about it, the number became 4.)

  1. Raising your vibration doesn’t have to be difficult.  In fact, if you’re struggling to do it, you’re probably doing something wrong.
  2. You don’t have to hit rock bottom before you can change your life around.  You only have to change your focus.
  3. (This one is not as explicitly stated, so it may be more my own opinion than Abraham’s.)  There’s no glory in suffering.  You don’t deserve extra points for working harder to achieve something.
  4. Theres’ no benefit in pointing out (to yourself) how you got to where you are, or why you had to do certain things.  If you’re doing that, you’re not focusing where you need to be.

 

Let’s take a quick (I hope!) look at each of these points…

  • Raising your vibration is simple AND easy.  In my opinion, the easiest way to start is with meditation, because meditation will slow down the racing mind.  It will teach you how to focus.  Focus reduces the volume of extraneous thoughts  –  not just in terms of how loud they are, but also the number.
  • Too many people are way too eager to tell you that you have to be face down in the gutter to be able to look at the stars.  That’s a lot of crap.  You only have to look up.  You’ll see the same stars.  I expect that most of those people went through that experience, don’t want to feel like fools for doing things the hard way, and now proclaim to others that it’s the only way it can be done.  WRONG!  It’s just their way.  Change your focus, change your life – from ANY starting point.
  • “…you have suffered and you have given birth to desire, so what?  You’ve got a desire.”  If someone has spent 14 years walking to work, and has developed a desire to drive a new Corvette, is their desire any more valid than yours, which came forth when you watched a great commercial about the latest model?  It’s the same desire.  They could have developed it the first time they walked to work, but they didn’t.  So what?  You were eating Cheetos in front of the TV, and scratching your… whatever.  So what?  The Universe doesn’t care how you came to want what you want.  It only cares about the desire.  You don’t get a better Corvette for suffering.
  • Justification of the past requires a focus on the past.  One of Abraham’s strongest messages is that we need to focus on the having, not the lack; on the future, not the past.  You can’t make forward progress if you’re looking in the rear-view mirror.  Do whatever it takes to stop reliving that story if it doesn’t feel good.  You had a rough childhood?  Look to the possibilities of your adulthood.  You’ve had health issues?  Envision yourself healthy.  Money problems been ever-present?  Daydream about a big bank account.  Just stop looking at the uncomfortable causes that brought you to where you are today, and find something pleasurable to think about.

 

… I’ve been sitting here in front of the computer for several minutes, since finishing what’s above this line, trying to come up with a good way of signing off.  But, I got nada.  So…

 

——Tim Star

 

 

 

 

 

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