The random things we do daily, they frequently happen without intent
By the time we realize that they’ve become habits, they have likely already become part of what we identify with. And before we know it, these random things have already become part of the decision how to invest your day’s time and energy.
That’s a BIG mistake. Fortunately, it is easy to prevent it from happening as soon as we add intent to these daily random habits. Because when you add intent, you give yourselves the chance to rewite and rewire your attitudes. But for a start, you first need to see it.
In your teenage years, you probably believed in the same stories typically told to teenagers all over the world, namely that it didn’t matter a Dickie bird whether a story or word genuinely happened or not, that the only thing that matters is they are believed.
The times have changed, water has gone under the bridge, but the stories and words told to teenagers all over the world, when not identical, have hardly evolved at all.
”Strange times are these in which we live when old and young are taught falsehoods in school.” – Plato (2,500 years ago)
“When I look back on all the crap I learned in high school, it’s a wonder I can think at all.” – Paul Simon (40 years ago)
Makes you wonder who’s teaching the teachers and the storytellers, doesn’t it?
Who are you?
Who are you? What is your identity?
According to the stories and words told at school, you should make same mistake as most everybody else and idenitify with your name, looks, religion, nationality, family, work, activities, possessions, reputation, ambition or beliefs, to name a few.
That bascically guarantees not only that your identity will get stolen, but also that you will have to change identities as time goes by.
I’m not one to make up new opinions…
… what you ARE, what you DO, and what you HAVE, are different stories altogether.
To give yourself an everlasting identity, forget what you DO, for you do all kinds of things, and forget what you HAVE, for these things too shall pass.
For an identity that will last forever and a day, identify with what you ARE.
You ARE 70% water, and 30% fire, air, and earth. The percentages can vary slightly from birth to death, but that’s nothing to worry about.
You ARE 70% water, and 30% fire, air, and earth, the same elements that the Earth is made of!
How’s that for everlasting? Hard to beat I’d say.
But that’s not all.
Long before you even showed up, these 4 elements have invented the cells, the plants, the animals, the eyes, the brains, the words, and the word-users, our ancestors, and now you, the most recent link in the chain of evolution.
Knowing your roots is as good as having them.
Knowing you’re 70% water and 30% fire, air, and earth, it doesn’t get any better than that.
Talk about knowing, without the risk of ever forgetting.
A world of difference
Before I knew that I’m 70% water and 30% fire, air, and earth, I used to change my identity like I changed my underpants.
Now I could be LGBTQIA+, it wouldn’t make any difference, I’d still be what I am — 70% water and 30% fire, air, and earth.
The sun, the moon, and the stars change genders depending on where you are.
Yet the children get low grades at school for being confused about theirs.
It is simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” – Confucius (2,400 years ago)
You may still have to look up your passport, race, or religion, but to the need to know your identity will be a thing of the past. Imagine the time and energy free for the things that matter.