Some people think that to work on themselves they have to stop what they are doing and move into a monastery or find a cave to lock themselves into. Some people think they can’t work or have a family to be able to work on themselves, so they postpone doing it, until they get too old to think or too feeble to move.
Working on myself, is me, creating myself becoming the person I really want to be. The key word here is “creating”. It is not that one day, by accident or fortune, you are going to find yourself being and living your ideal self.
This is the mistake lots of people make. They think, “One of these days, when I have the money, or when I find the right relationship, or when my children move out, then I am going to start working on myself and become my ideal self.”
What is so beautiful and exciting about working on myself is that I can do it right here and now with every good or bad event I am “creating” in my life. If I am having a problem with my boss at work, it is a great “problem/opportunity” to work on myself. If I am being my ideal self how would I be with my boss? Would I get angry and upset? No! Would I get frustrated and have bad thought about her? No! If I was working on myself, I would use it as opportunity to practice being my ideal self. I would not get plugged in, I would be kind and I might even elevate myself so high I would be appreciative of my boss giving me the great opportunity to work on myself through her without having to pay her any money. By the way, this is very difficult to do and very worthwhile. It will change your life.
This is one of the things we talk about at the Experience, remember?
You not wanting to get out of bed is a great opportunity to work on yourself. You start getting angry with you wife or kids — another great opportunity to work on yourself. Somebody pulling in front of your car without looking and you want to kill them is a great opportunity to work on yourself. Not feeling like exercising today is a great opportunity to work on yourself. Do it.
It will not happen over night. This is a life’s journey. We need more enlightened and responsible human beings on the planet.
May the force be with you!
In love and respect,