The Ancient One Speaks Blog
# 33 Talker on Mind As A Computer Part 3 of 3
People think that their life will only be perfect when they have achieved everything they want, when everything is completely going the way they want it to go.
I use the word ‘perfect’ here to mean flawless or ideal, not in the sense of being ‘complete’. While alive and in the flesh, ones ‘Being’ constantly strives for improvement, and in that sense, will not achieve total ‘completeness.
They are looking at the perfect state of life as something that is in the future, that they don’t have it now but they need to move toward it.
The truth is even when they have reached that state, there will still be new desires that will arise to be achieved. It is an illusion to think that the perfect life is something in the future instead of being present with us.
If you think that the perfect state of your life can only be experienced when everything you desire is manifested, then you are separating yourself in time. Thinking in terms of linear time is what creates resistance toward our desires manifesting as perfectly as possible.
There is really no separation between past, present and future because spirit contains it all as one reality. Your perfect life is not something that happens at a certain point of time, but it is the one where you’re aligned with your highest purpose.
There is not just one line of time that you will experience. There are multiple lanes of time running parallel with each other with their corresponding alternate states of the universe.
Out of the many pathways that you can take in life, there is one particular path that is in alignment with your highest purpose. The universe has what you truly desire all lined up at different points of time in that particular path. The moment you step into your true path, you are living the perfect life instantly no matter where in time.
The things that you truly desire will never come to you on any other pathways other than your highest one. That is because your higher self sent you into this world with a purpose and everything to do with that purpose is what truly makes you happy. The feeling of happiness, fulfillment and true desire is what you experience when think or act in alignment with your higher self. These feelings were programmed into your soul before it emerged into physical life. They are your guidance of what you are here for.
The reason why we experience disappointment and unhappiness is because we are on another path instead of our true one. Even when we are on our true path, it does not mean we will remain in it all the time. We tend to get on and off our path from time to time. The purpose of growing is to become more developed in our consciousness and being so that we can find and remain on our true path more and more of the time. Every time we are off it, life feels bad but every time we’re on it, life feels good again.
There is a difference between a life path and a lane of time. Our life path can switch between lanes of time from time to time. Even our true life path is not created to stay fixed in one particular lane of time all the way. Every new decision we make can alter the entire course of our lives in ways that changes everything. Therefore the way things are going in one lane of time will totally change when we switch lanes. Our higher self will guide us in the switching of lanes according to the life path it has charted. So, one has free will to make their own ego choices, but if in conflict with the Higher Self’s plan, you may experience some surprises.
In pursuing your true path, you may face obstacles along the way that seem to stop you from moving forward. You may start doubting if you’re on your true path and start thinking that God is playing a cosmic joke on you for leading you in a direction that only gets your head banging against a wall. Actually the obstacles are only present in the lane of time we are on. When it seems impossible to move forward but we are guided to, that’s when it’s time to trust the universe to shift our time line as we move on.
We would think the future is impossible when looking at it based on the timeline we are on. We can only predict the probable futures based on the present. That is why predictions of the future turn out wrong when the time line is shifted. When you think what you’ve been given is wrong, you’re saying that the universe makes mistakes. But there are no mistakes. Every element is a piece of a greater puzzle, and with each new piece that falls into place, the look of the entire picture in the moment is changed.
There is a life path you have in which everything you need to have will come in through synchronicities that cannot be calculated because the factors are hidden and will only be revealed in divine timing and divine order. Things aren’t always what they seem to be. What you see are only possible future scenarios that can only be seen from the present time point of view. But as time moves along, many elements will shift and rearrange themselves turning what seems to be bad into what is completely good.
Obstacles are not really obstacles. It is an illusion when we think something is stopping us. If the universe wants us to go a certain way, the way will open up and the obstacles will disappear when we move in that direction. If something seems to remain in the way, it means it is not the right timing for it to happen yet. Just keep moving where the path is open for you and you will find that is exactly where the universe has intended for you to move all along. The universe makes a way where there is no way.
So your perfect life is not something you experience when all your dreams and desires are manifested. Your perfect life is experienced the moment you step into your true path where you are living your dream and expressing yourself fully in the moment. Your perfect life is not something you have to move toward in time, it is something right beside you that you can step into instantly. It is not something in the future but what you can experience in the present now. When you shift into your destiny, it is perfect.
(some words shared are from Enoch Tan who is the creator of Secrets of Mind Reality.)
Just like your computer your mind gets cluttered up with unnecessary or outdated
code which makes it run slower or even ruins a few pieces of software and eventually causes your computer to shut down.
So it is with the mind, only there is no debugging manual for the mind.Difficulties arise in your journey, due to ones virus like negative thinking.
Here are a few suggestions to debug your mind, of those little bugs, that make your life less than perfect.
(9 Ways to debug your mind)
1. Know your own mind – Know your operating system
Not knowing your own mind is like not knowing what operating system your
computer uses. Unless you know the operating system you can’t buy software for
your computer and if you do chances are it will malfunction or not work at all.
Knowing your mind is knowing what values and principles you live by. You might
not know all your values and principles but you certainly know some of them.
For example would you ever steal from someone, more than likely you wouldn’t, so
that is one of the values you live by – I shall not steal from someone else.
What about honesty?
What about being authentic?
What about having compassion for others?
What about working hard?
These are all values and principles you live your life by. So looking at and developing each value and principle you can start to strengthen each one.
2. Work on your beliefs – Learn the internal software the mind works with.
Are some of your beliefs outdated? Your beliefs about yourself and the world
around you are constantly being updated but you can speed the process up and
enjoy a fuller, richer life by knowing what your beliefs are and strengthening them
to move you forward. Your beliefs are like the software programs you have on your computer, you know they are there but you might have not made the best use of them.
For example I have the Gimp graphic program on my computer but I really only use it for cropping, and touching up photos, yet there is so much more I could do with Gimp, if I only took the time to learn more about it.
So it is with beliefs – I believe I am a decent writer but I have never pushed myself to put my writing out there and work on it more and begin to polish it and find my own voice.
There are also some beliefs that no longer serve me well so I should drop them. For example I am a fairly confident person, but beliefs from my past try and muscle their way in to my current beliefs, so it’s time now to let go of the old belief and live the new belief.
3. Dropping past memories – Deleting old past memory files.
Memories you have which can be harmful to your well being are best dropped
altogether. Easy to say, harder to do. Some people spend a lifetime in therapy
trying to understand why something happened from their childhood, why?
Acknowledge that something bad has happened to you and whilst you might never
be able to delete the old memory totally, you can choose when to access the memory. It’s like having old files on your computer, that will never do you or the computer any good, but you choose to go into the memory folder and open the files up every day. It’s time for the ‘delete’ button. If the memories are still raw, then that is a different story but if the memories are years old then it’s time to hit DELETE.
4. Take time for yourself – Shutdown your emails, skype, and chat software
Our lives have become so busy with 1001 things to do for our kids, our families, our
partners, our work, and friends. Sometimes you just have to shut the world out for
a bit and take time for yourself and do something you enjoy. It’s like every time
you go on the computer and there are people sending you emails, sending you Tweets, Facebook, wanting to Googletalk or talk to you on Skype. Shut everything down and take time for yourself. Take a day off work, don’t tell anybody, send the kids to school and spend the day reading, browsing shops, walking in a park, or in an art gallery, anything just to be yourself. The time we spend alone is time recharging our batteries.
5. Learn new habits – Upgrade your internal mental software–
Our habits can also become outdated and if we do the same as we have always done we will always get the same results. Just like your computer if you use the same software without upgrading it you will be missing out on the true potential of the software. Your habits need to be constantly upgraded and new ones introduced over time. If your habit is to exercise only after you have noticed you are piling on the pounds and then stop exercising, then it’s time to look at this habit and rework it so it suits you better and saves you the anguish and pain of piling on the pounds.
6. Keep your mind active – Learn new software
Our minds can become dull with the drudgery of life and going over the same things day in day out. We become bored and settle for a less than perfect life. If we constantly learn new things about our world and the people in it, the world and life will not seem dull. Imagine if you were to keep using the WordPress software
which came out all those years ago, your blogs or websites wouldn’t be all that
exciting, now there is so much more WordPress can do and the current version on
2.8.4 is so much more powerful. Our minds need to keep active and constantly
learning new information in order to keep on working in later life.
7. Dropping the deadwood – Delete user permissions
As hard as it sounds there are some people in our lives who do not belong in our
lives anymore, you’ve moved on perhaps they have to, but you still keep in touch
for some reason, it could be pity, it could be guilt or misplaced loyalty. Whatever it
is, if there are people in your life who drag you down, are negative, are not as
committed as you, it’s time to say goodbye to them. Change the user permissions
on the computer and lock them out. They will move on and you will move on, it’s
called life and you will both feel better for it.
8. Recharge your mind – Putting your computer on sleep mode
We are living in an age of information overload and as we learn to adapt and evolve to this we have to find a way to recharge our minds. One of the best ways of doings this, I find, is some form of meditation. 20 – 40 minutes per day will do wonders for your energy, productivity and creativity. When I have mentioned this in the past some people object stating that they cannot get 40 minutes to spend on
meditating. The 40 minutes spent on meditating will free up at least 1 hour of your
time during the day by recharging your mind and being able to think more clearer,
more more productive and have more energy. So if you look at it from the point of
view that you are saving at least 20 minutes per day instead of losing 40 minutes
per day this might change your mind about meditation.
9. Developing thinking skills – What language is your computer using?
Your computer software is only as good as the language it is written in. Imagine if
all software was still written in an old computer language how far would computing
have evolved – not very far at all. As computer languages have evolved programmers have written software with the ability to predict what may happen
and ‘if’ something happens what to do about it. Our thinking skills are vital to be
able to communicate with each other to get our thoughts across to someone else.
whilst we were not taught thinking skills formally, we have developed thinking
strategies over the course of our lives. It’s important to look at thinking as a skill in order to develop it. Using cognitive brain enhancing programs are one way to
develop thinking skills as is reading more on the topic, which is way to big to go
into in a post this size. Another thing I would recommend is reading about philosophical issues, I think this is a great exercise to develop thinking skills and
can lead you to places in your mind you didn’t know existed.