In man’s search for meaning, there is a fight inside of him. A fight between two wolves.
One is evil. Preys on your weaknesses and fears, and listens to the ego. It will stop at nothing to bury you.
The other is good; full of strength and courage, and listens to the Higher Self. It will lead you to the truth!
But, can you handle the truth to which your higher self leads you?
(Please note, I am using 'You' as in 'us' including myself)
Let me give a specific yet fictional example: Suppose one is overweight and is unhappy about it. Sees it as the root of their low self esteem, of them not receiving love, of not getting ahead in life etc. Basically, one feels that if this one thing - being overweight- is cured, everything will be alright and now with all the LOA processes, they become happy, receive love, go ahead in life etc. but...but one thing doesn't change- that is that they still remain overweight! They have reached the truth just not as they saw it!!
Similar examples could be: maybe one's cancer is cured but one is deprived of love, money, general health or one becomes a millionaire (Okay gazillionaire:) but is deprived of other meaningful things and that's the truth they've reached.
They have reached the truth as their higher self sees it best! Question is can we handle it because its not how we defined it to begin with?
This is a hypothetical example where the overweight issue can be anything one desperately desires to manifest! I am not looking for how is it possible or it cannot be possible scenarios I am more looking for in the sense that 'We just don't want a steak, we want it overdone (specific) with gravy, mashed potatoes etc. on the side' but lets say, the truth is that all you get are side dishes (no steak) and even though you may not realize it, it is in your highest good as decided by your highest self! And for argument's sake, let's say that it is clear you'll never get the steak!:) Then how is that truth for you? I say this because we all have these beliefs (mostly old and past due) where we see the end-line very specifically and we may not ever be as happy and content without the steak, but that's the end-line, that's the truth! In such a case...
Can we handle the truth then?
EDIT: I thought of adding another example here after reading Brian's answer below. Maybe I did not articulate my question properly earlier: let's say I wanted to be a pro basketball player since I was 12, wanted to play for national team/NBA. I was good, everyone said so, my scoring said so too! Played under 19 level when I was 15-16-17-18 (which is a big deal) At 20 I am super-fit, got scholarship because of it and went to Yale, studied Finance, 22 still not drafted in NBA, kept playing, won college championship (Huge deal)! Met a nice girl, fell in love! 25, graduated, still no NBA place! great wall street job, massive salary, married, wonderful kids! Now at 27,still super-fit and super successful but way past even consideration for NBA and still without NATIONAL TEAM PLACE! Now even I know it cannot be done! But see, in the process, I got everything else but for the thing I set out to did not happen!!! The truth I was seeking is not what I got but in the process I got everything which I would have wanted after reaching that truth! What I am asking is (and I know time heals everything and eventually I'll have to let go, but indulge me here for philosophical reasons) will/should it haunt me that I wasn't just cut out for NBA? The higher truth is now obvious! This is truth of Me vs. Me which I talk about here..
It depends on what the person's ultimate desires and beliefs are. If your desire is to eat a steak dinner with all the fixin's, but you believe that 1. steak is too expensive and you can't afford it, 2. you don't deserve steak, 3. steak is a dead animal and you don't like to hurt animals, 4. you only eat organic meat and you don't know if the steak is organic, probably not so you don't really want it, 5. you know the steak is bad for you for whatever reason so for whatever of these beliefs you hold will keep your steak from coming. So your beliefs can get in your way. Or your desire can get in your way, the desire of only eating healthy foods can keep unhealthy foods from showing up, or the desire to lose weight would trump the desire to 'pig out'.
So there are many desires and beliefs that can keep us from getting what we want. So if you don't like what you are attracting, change your desires or beliefs.
In the case of the NBA, beliefs and conflicting desires can get in the way. Maybe you believe that 1. pro ball players are cheaters and you don't want to become a cheater, 2. pro ball players get hurt and you don't want to get hurt, 3. pro ball players have a short carreer and you want longevity, etc...
You don't need to go digging for reasons for failure as the more you look, the more you find. You need only decide what you desire and what you must believe for that to be true, and then direct your desires and beliefs in the direction that serves you best.
And if what you desire is happiness, then what beliefs are stopping you? Do you believe you must have financial success to be happy? Do you believe that you have to have that certain car or house before you can be happy? If you believe that happiness is conditional, you will constantly seeking the evasive conditions that will make you happy. If you believe that you can choose to be happy right here right now, then you will be happy anyway.
Sometimes if I am craving ice cream, and I really don't want to eat it, then I can go to Grocery Outlet and look at it and be satisfied as if I had eaten the ice cream. Isn't that why we eat it anyway?
I think deep down everyone knows the truth. If someone is overweight, they know they are supposed to choose salad, but they didn't get to be that way by choosing salad. If someone doesn't have what they want they have to change, bottom line. They have to change their thoughts and their actions. If you keep doing what you're doing, you'll keep getting what your getting. Can people handle the truth? Yes, they might not want to hear it, and they may resist change, but as they say, Rome wasn't built in a day. Start by changing a few habits here and there and your manifestations will begin to unfold quicker and quicker. Namaste
answered 16 Jun '12, 08:18
Hi Xoomaville, As long as you are happy than what you didn't get won't bother you and yes you are right everyone has a wolf and and angel within. Of course if what you get doesn't make you happy than it's a different story and you can either accept the fact or change it by dealing with the wolf (the subconscious mind) that was running an eroneaous program in the first place. Let that angel ( the conscious mind) convince the wolf of what you truly want and you will not only be happy but also have what you truly want.
This of course depends on your inteligence like not asking for blue eyes when you have brown ones or not asking for imposible things.
answered 16 Jun '12, 10:15
No I believe this actually would haunt you the rest of life to the death bed. I believe that is the way most of us feel that to quot Ralph Kramden "I could never hit that high note." I know he was just a character in the Honeymooners But he did have a point he was always trying to find that one thing to fix his life and make it big. He never did, Alice said something to him like "I don't know about you but I feel I hit that high note when you asked me to marry you." To which Ralph responded "You know I did hit the high note when I asked you to marry me, Baby you're the greatest!" That was true but as we follow the show he never gave up trying to find that one break though that could make everything all better in his life. He didn't want to live in poverty with his wife, the same poverty he grew up in even the Nortons his best friends had a nicer apartment with curtains and modern appliances. He would say he didn't want those things because the Nortons also had bills bills bills. He said he had peace of security.
This brings us to an interesting thing about how what we believe can have negative impact on what we want. He wanted the stuff but didn't want the bills. He saw how the Nortons pay everything "on time" we would say "on credit" today. He didn't want that hassle and the bill collectors after him like that always had. But at the same time he wanted to be able to have and give his wife those good things.
I want success I feel it has eluded me my whole life, at the same time I feel life is scary. To even get out of debt let alone succeed I have to give up my freedom, work for someone else, doing something I don't like, and to do being treated as I would hate to be treated just to earn the money I need to get out of debt. To top that off I have to be thankful for it so I get to keep it!!!!
So now my idea that life is suppose to be enjoyed goes in the trash to be replaced with life must be endured until you die. We'll be happy in heaven after life right now it's a test of endurance and doing what you have to do to survive.
In other words grow up and face the fact that that child I used to be is dead and I must do what I don't want or don't like to survive. I must give up my freedom and happiness to work for someone that doesn't care about my freedom or happiness just as long as I get to work on time and do what I am told to do and keep my mouth shut. In other words what school has prepared me to do, "Do as you are told, don't think for yourself, we'll tell you what to think, get passing grades, fit in and behave." That applies to life after you grow up too.
So yes I believe we will always have regrets right to our death, I regret "I've become another brick in the wall."
This addictive behaviour you describe whether food,drugs etc is really just an EFFECT.A way of sedating the emotional charges we carry in us.Until we deal with the CAUSE ( the emotions linked to the addictive behaviour) actions like 'diets' etc are really just fiddling with EFFECTS.
answered 16 Jun '12, 08:37
vs means confrontation. someone cast a stone(in though,speak or action).me vs me is better then me vs you or you vs me. because me vs me you deal only with your self and the problem is more easy to fix. stop casting stones and let those stones serve you to better your self by learning the truth. once you are able to do that do the same in me vs you and you vs me. then the truth will set you free. experience and enjoy.
answered 26 Jun '12, 21:22