The three powers words of the English language
YES, NO, and WOW (Wonder of Wonders).
Mat 5:37 “But let your* word be, ‘Yes, Yes’ [or] ‘No, No,’ but the [word which is] more [than] these is from the evil [one].
What do these three have in common?
They are all complete sentences by themselves and they are the irreducible lowest form of all choices.
YES means I want that in my life.
NO means I do not want that in my life.
WOW means I open myself to all that life has to offer. From the opening page of my blog “If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro’ narrow chinks of his cavern. William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell”
WOW is the choice to try and see everything as interconnected.
WOW is the choice to try and see rightly. One purpose in life is not to set things right, but to see them rightly.
We will use things rightly if we see things rightly.
But how do you see things rightly? You have heard the saying “seeing is believing”; I think we have it backward “believing is seeing”. When you first enter this world “seeing is believing”, but after you have built up your set of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices then “believing is seeing”. First you build your beliefs, then you filter what you see through them. You have programmed the way you view reality and have allowed others to program the way you view reality. In order to see things rightly you need to change your paradigm, your way of viewing reality. Your paradigm is your set of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that have been imprinted on your subconscious mind.
If you want to make small changes in your life change one behavior at a time. If you want to make large changes in your life change your paradigm (your way of viewing reality).
Let’s take a quick look at some opposing filters of your perception:
The more conviction behind the filter the more it changes what you perceive you see. These filters can also affect how you react to events that spring up in your life.
Choice (in every event in our lives there is a moment to determine the direction that we will grow toward or that the event will shape us toward) simply put; choice is practice.
I believe our paradigm is built by the habituation of our choices.
Ancient Mystics believed that habituation should occur for at least 1 Lunar Cycle to make the paradigm shift permanent in the subconscious mind.
Can you see how changing your paradigm: your set of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices would be more effective in changing your life than changing behaviors one at a time?
This is why we read good books, listen to good talks, discuss our discoveries with other free thinkers, and choose to practice good things that we discover.