A lot is written these days about “ask the universe.” Request anything, and it’s yours. It boils down to the most common solution for our problem conundrum – simply believe we deserve something, and it becomes ours. These platitudes swamp our lives to somehow make us confident about our abilities – and give us relief for the overwhelming anxiety caused by uncertainty.
Life sucks, so we must raise our spirits, believe there is hope, but in the last decade, the only part of the universe I’ve seen fall at anyone’s feet is in books, videos, and a lot of talk. It’s one more — existential riddles wrapped in just another idea of something we can’t see but must believe in.
Unfortunately, when we, humans, don’t have something to believe in, we feel emotionally drained and cloudy — I know I did. Guilt plagued me initially.
The facts are, each of us possesses something unique from birth — a whole package wrapped around our core or soul for lack of a better word. A feeling and drive of who we believe we are, who we want to become. But whether or not we find the secret to success with effort, or fall into it by chance, there is nothing that proves where it comes from outside of hard fucking work.
If you want the universe to send down success, you must work your ass off to get it! That’s not the universe that’s you and your inherent abilities.
I’m not claiming the universe is void of some great power – on the contrary, I’m really not sure what’s out there. What I’m saying is, if this “thing” exists, it’s probably laughing its ass off wondering why humans are always asking it for shit when it’s the humans that have the power. Nature gives way for the most aggressive to survive, and intangible things have little to do with nature. If you’re a human at the bottom of the food chain, is that the universe? Or did you forget to ask to move to a higher status?
Intangible beliefs have a way of pointing fingers and distracting from simple truths, like all the bad stuff going down in this life, is, us, humans self-inflicting our own doom – and in turn, we humans, fix it!
It is annoying to think about. But we each have reasons why we live our lives or parts of it accepting less than we are capable of doing, less than what we know and believe we can accomplish in this life – for us – and those around us.
This might appear to change the subject, but the only thing the universe is telling or offering is history. History shows us that we are all equal. Now that’s beautiful!
There is a lot of truth in the self-help mantras that suggest we are powerful and capable of living to full potential. I use positive thinking daily. But in the quest for things we might not need, we miss the greatest parts of life, that sometimes amazing talents are as simple as baking the best fucking bread on the planet or to be a mom, and so on. It’s not about clicking the button to become a millionaire. The life you want comes from knowing what to care about–and most importantly, what not to care about.
We are all equal. And one day we will evolve. We will know a talent valued for millions is of equal value to one of baking bread – and our world will come together for the right reasons. A carpenter won’t be asking the universe to help him cure cancer, he’ll be talking about wood to his local forester! And the guy who couldn’t afford medical school will be discovering the cure for cancer. Find your right place and you will love your life!
I could be a content baker of bread and pastries while writing articles that inform – and each word I’d write, or loaf I’d bake, would be given in great love as an offering and experience to define my existence as worthy. And let me tell you, I make some killer bread and pastries!
The solution to the problem conundrum is not in believing things are at our fingertips with a heartfelt plea. The solution is that a true beneficial philosophy does not fuck our life away, waiting for something out there to rain down free prizes upon our heads when we have the power to be the universe of our own lives, to work, and be proud. Improving the tangible aspects of our lives sounds like more work, but what the hell, the other doesn’t work.
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