Just Write Something Damnit! — Day 28

Just Write Something Damnit! — Day 28

This entry is part 21 of 32 in the series Just Write Something Damnit!

Author’s Note: If you have not read the first post in this series then all the rest will make no sense at all. Please click here to take a quick look at Just Write Something Damnit! — Day 1

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Opportunities & Blessings

View every circumstance you encounter as an opportunity (and a blessing) and your life will change in miraculous ways.

The victim mentality we are conditioned, from birth, to have will slip away. It is not possible to feel like a victim when you change your thought process to view everything as a gift. ‘Good’ and ‘bad’ circumstances no longer exist; only encounters that help you grow and prosper.

 

Quicker, Healthier Resolutions

Your temperament will change, patience will increase, and the things that used to ruin your day will no longer stop you in your tracks. They will not stop happening; rather, they will affect you less and less as time goes by. Traffic, commotion, work problems, relationship problems — Your subconscious mind will begin leading you to quicker, healthier, resolutions.

 

A Shift Of Consciousness

It is a hard shift of consciousness to attain, but well worth it. I would even go so far as to say it is the first, and most important, step on the spiritual path. It was for me anyway. It took a shit ton of practice and deep breathing to get me there too. Once I did though the effects were overwhelming. I began to realize that things were happening ‘for’ me and not ‘to’ me. That realization has been (looking back now) the backbone of every positive change I have made since.

Just Write Something Damnit! — Day 28

Just Write Something Damnit! — Day 23

This entry is part 16 of 32 in the series Just Write Something Damnit!

Author’s Note: If you have not read the first post in this series then all the rest will make no sense at all. Please click here to take a quick look at Just Write Something Damnit! — Day 1

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Be The Giver

Be the giver…Always.

Looking to make a change?

Trying to find a way to better yourself?

Feeling spiritually drained (it happens), and not sure how to get back to the light?

Doing just that one thing (being the giver) fits every situation and will help forge your path forward every single time. It is the closest thing to a guarantee that can be given in this material world. The reason is that it forms a direct, and immediate, connection to the spiritual world.

 

Just One Condition

There is a condition you need to keep in mind. Give selflessly without expectation of anything in return.

“Oh yeah, there it is Dave…the catch!”

Sure, you can look at it like that if you like. It’s the truth though. How many times have you done something good for someone and then spent the next day or two upset because they did not return the favor, or even show a little appreciation? Was that time well spent? How many other people could you have helped in the meantime?

Karma is sometimes, but not usually, instant. You are just as likely to be rewarded (or punished) twenty years from now as you are in the moment. That is how it works so stop wasting time waiting for your reward. Stop even thinking you deserve one. Start doing the right thing strictly because it’s the right thing to do. Trust me, it will all work itself out in the end.

 

Be The Giver, No Matter What

So be the giver…always. Smile at everyone. Help everyone you see in need according to your ability to do so. Ignore the naysayers and those that think you are trying to one-up them because you are always volunteering to help. Explain to them how it works and then let them decide whether or not they want to join you on your path. If they do not then wish them well and move on, and continue being the giver.

Just Write Something Damnit! — Day 28

Just Write Something Damnit! — Day 22

This entry is part 15 of 32 in the series Just Write Something Damnit!

Author’s Note: If you have not read the first post in this series then all the rest will make no sense at all. Please click here to take a quick look at Just Write Something Damnit! — Day 1

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The Truth About Me

The truth about me is that I do not know anything important.

I am an intelligent person. I know a lot of things about our physical reality. I can hold an intelligent conversation with just about anyone, regarding just about anything.

All of that means nothing when it comes to our spiritual reality. I do not know anything, for certain, about that. My guess is that is the way it is supposed to be — a never-ending journey tailor-made for each of us to help us find our way to the light.

The Truth In The Place It Matters Most

It is hard to admit that — especially in this venue. Here I am trying to build a site that encourages people to seek the truth and ask God into their lives, and stating that I do not know anything at the same time. I think it is important though and here is the reason why:

Anyone who tells you that they KNOW the answer is lying to themselves, and, by extension, lying to you. Our spiritual journey is intensely personal while we are still ruled by ego. Some things need to be fixed, and others that need to be changed. We can (and will be) helped along the way, but the work to be done is all ours — individual, intimate, and personal. Once the ego is no longer in control there is no-one in our physical reality that can be of any assistance — especially those who are still controlled by the ego.

Your Faith, Your Path — YOU

The truth is that — no matter what I or anyone else says — you have to find ways to develop your faith. Your faith will lead you to God, and God will lead the way. Everything else you encounter — books, religions, gurus, priests, rituals, etc. — are just signs leading to faith. It is up to you to read them and head in the right direction.

Just Write Something Damnit! — Day 28

Just Write Something Damnit! — Day 19

Author’s Note: If you have not read the first post in this series then all the rest will make no sense at all. Please click here to take a quick look at Just Write Something Damnit! — Day 1

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What do all these posts have to do with spirituality?

Directly, admittedly, sometimes not much. Some of them are trivial and trifling, I admit. There is much more to the spiritual path than reading some books though. It is work — pure and simple. If you are not working on the attributes you lack then you are not on the spiritual path.

I lack many things. Consistency is one of them and the ability to be concise is another. This exercise focuses on both and has the bonus of (occasionally) producing something worth reading. I give myself twenty minutes (max) each day and promised (myself) to do this every day for 365 days. So far, so good.

Just Write Something Damnit! — Day 28

Just Write Something Damnit! — Day 17

Author’s Note: If you have not read the first post in this series then all the rest will make no sense at all. Please click here to take a quick look at Just Write Something Damnit! — Day 1

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Judge not, lest ye be judged.

It’s a suggestion, not a commandment. I have adopted it as a personal commandment because it lays out a clear negative cause and effect. I do not need any more negativity, so I do not judge.

Concern yourself with yourself. All judgment will come in due time. It is not your job to judge or to punish, so doing either is a waste of your time and a physical drain on your spiritual energy. Do not waste even a single second imagining yourself to be better or worse than any other human on this planet — you are not.

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