Who's Creating YOUR Reality?Written by Rosella Aranda
“What is happening within us will create what happens outside us.” “There is no ‘out there’ out there, independent of what is going on in here.” “We are operating as if today were yesterday.” These quotes are taken from movie, “What Bleep Do We Know?” This fascinating film demonstrates cinematically what Seth material told us years ago. Its basic premise is that we literally create our own reality. If there is conflict, turmoil or frustration in our outer experience, cause lies in inner realm of our minds. Our outer world is nothing more than an outward manifestation of mental images that we carry. Most of us have no trouble agreeing with this on surface, but . . . It’s Too Dark in There! Rather than explore murky depths of our own soul, we would rather continue to look "out there" in hopes of finding someone else who might "crawl inside our heads" and fix us. So we buy latest and greatest self-help package that catches our eye, but in short order we're back to where we started from. Did you know that many people never even use programs they purchase? These people are defeated before they ever get started! And even for most determined people who actually do everything suggested, results have been fragile, artificial and short-lived. Why is that? Ideas Must Be Planted in a Fertile Mind It’s not so much that these reprogramming methods are faulty. It's just that people who want and need these tools lack basic sense of self-worth that would allow any desirable ideas to take root. It's almost as if there were an invisible demon inside shoveling out good stuff as quickly as we can put it in! It's a bit like trying to plant flowers in a chalk garden. They will not grow. This is why it is crucial to first expose and release underlying subconscious beliefs that are holding us back. The circumstances behind how and why these harmful beliefs got lodged in first place are as unique and varied as
Checked Into Nirvana. Where Is Joy?Written by Abraham Thomas
Eckhart Tolle lived upto his twenty ninth year in a state of almost continual anxiety interspersed with periods of suicidal depression. Then he woke up one night with a feeling of absolute dread. The silence of night, vague outlines of furniture in dark room, distant noise of a passing train - everything felt so alien, so hostile, and so utterly meaningless that it created in him a deep loathing of world. "I cannot live with myself any longer." This was thought that kept repeating itself in his mind. Suddenly he became aware that if he could not live with himself, there had to be two - he and "self" he could not live with. He was stunned by realization. He became enveloped by powerful feelings.
Tolle had little memory of what happened after powerful feelings overcame him. He woke up into a new world. His depression vanished. For next five months, he lived in a state of uninterrupted bliss. While it diminished somewhat in intensity, for another two years, he sat on park benches in a state of most intense joy. He felt that what he experienced was a form of enlightenment, of union with eternal, somewhat similar to experiences of Buddha. He quoted Buddha's definition of enlightenment as "the end of suffering". Tolle became a respected teacher, with dedicated followers in Europe, North America and India. His book, The Power of Now, was on New York Times best seller list.
Both Tolle and Buddha reportedly experienced a sudden release from intense pain of powerful negative emotions. Their joy was understandable. Across history, there were many stories of intense rapture of sages, associated with a sudden release from emotions of fear, dread, guilt or anger. In most cases, these were sudden happenings, when such emotions just dropped away and person felt an intense sense of freedom. But, actually, getting rid of negative emotions could be very practical and down to earth. The mind perceives, recognizes events and then interprets those events as emotions. Emotions are just a set of nerve impulses, which fire when you recognize an event.
Paul Eckman, world famous emotions scientist said that evaluation that turned on an emotion happened so quickly that people were not aware it was occurring. "We become aware a quarter, or half second after emotion begins. I do not choose to have an emotion, to become afraid, or to become angry. I am suddenly angry. I can usually figure out later what someone did that caused emotion." So you have no control over emotions that are triggered when you recognize an event. But, there were things you could do to prevent a surge of those emotions.