Wrongaholic Twelve Step Program – Step 3: Grab The Cosmic Bull by the Horns

whatever we call it, something is out there graphicOur ability to sense causality is an awesome human capacity.

You and I possesses the same incredible talent of inference that reveals itself when expert wildlife trackers confidently decipher footprints in the Savannah or in the deft manner which a craftsman furniture maker engages the wood grain in a prized slab of timber.

Every truth seeker in each category of existence is a purveyor of unique wisdom garnered from careful (or careless 😎 ) contemplation of their experience coupled with a distinct “knowing” which originates only from voluntarily scrambling across chasms in their current understanding of reality.

Yep, in the beginning, causality sensing always requires some leap of faith.

Uh Sir, Everyone Is Seeing Things

Creating a reality from nothing or next to nothing has allowed humans to venture from caves and inhabit inhospitable locations around the world and it is that same capability that we will call upon in Step 3 of the Wrongaholic’s Program:

Grab The Cosmic Bull By The Horns.

Most people pooh-pooh the thought as too simple that our satisfaction with life has a great deal to do with our ability to decipher and ultimately alter the circumstances in which we find ourselves constantly immersed.

For example, if we have been physically tied against our will to a bed, desk or mateΒ  for twenty-five years, surely we cannot be held responsible for that, can we?

Well, the unreasonable mind might ask:

  1. When did you first realize you were tied to this job, role or belief?
  2. What have you attempted to break yourself free?
  3. How long have you been striving to free yourself?
  4. Are you working alone?
  5. What is your plan to ultimately break or stay free?
  6. What is that spilled on your shirt? (just checking)

Eat Your Cake And Get One In The Oven

Motivational speakers to psychiatrists, religious leaders and world record breakers have all commented on a force upon which all humans can call.

Well known by explorers, mountain climbers and extreme sports participants as The Third Man Factor, this capacity to request and experience guidance from an eerie human faculty has existed since the birth of consciousness and is available for each and every one of us to employ.

The vast majority of folks are acquainted with this skill from the detrimental emotional effects it generates when it is engaged without direction or purpose.

These people, who feel overwhelmed with anxiety and filled with worry and doubt often describe their experience as “being beside themselves” with fear. Pretty powerful stuff, if you ask me…

Once we understand Step 3 we can continue through life with the knowledge that traveling alone is by choice. When assistance is required to determine a new path, it is all around us and it starts with “What can I do?” and before long the tracks start showing up everywhere, just begging for interpretation.

In Step 4 of the WrongaHolic Program we will inquire into the character of the person we call US to see what that human might be capable of.

I think you’ll like the stranger you meet so it might be a good idea to wear your party hat.

Thank you, friend.

Barry out.

Watch for Step 4 of the Wrongaholic Twelve Step Program: Who, Who…Who The Hell Are You?

Wrongaholic Program Step 1 – Admit You Are Powerless Over Mistakes

Wrongaholic Program Step 2 – Everyone Makes Mistakes So Get Over It

Wrongaholic Program Step 4 – Who The Hell Are You?

Third Man Factor – Praise be to glorious humankind!

15 Responses to “Wrongaholic Twelve Step Program – Step 3: Grab The Cosmic Bull by the Horns”

  1. Rupert Sheldrake is a purveyor of knowledge regarding the potential of the human mind existing outside the brain.

    As eyesight exists outside the eye and hearing outside the ear, I see nothing unreasonable in Sheldrake’s assertion and many reasons to believe that he is correct in his world view.

    Whether we name it morphic energy, gods or gravity, there is no doubt about the fact that humans are and have felt some exterior force for a long time.

  2. @Barry Williams, If a tree falls down in the forest, and there is nobody around to hear it, does it make a noise? Common sense says it does, and one philosophical answer to this, is that it makes a noise because ‘God’ hears it.

    I’ve always worried about a more serious problem. If I’m walking in the forest without my wife, am I still wrong? πŸ˜†

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  3. @John McNally, PS. I’m NOT wrong now, because I’m single. 8)

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  4. Hey, I read on someone else’s blog that you have a girlfriend.

    Maybe she is giving you subtle guidance that is almost undetectable because you are wrapped up thinking meaner wiener thoughts.


  5. Howdy John,

    I read your comment to my wife who instantly posed the deep philosophical answer:

    John – “If I’m walking in the forest without my wife, am I still wrong?”

    Kathy – “Are you still a man?” “Then your level of wrongness hasn’t changed.”

    Just give me the word buddy and I’ll have her on the phone to her lawyer pronto… 😎

  6. When I speak about altering reality I sometimes mean changing the way you feel about reality which then alters how you interact with it.

    Nobody or no-thing needs to be touched, only our concept of it.

    For example: You accept people as they are and stop trying to change them. Think of the energy and time you will have to commit to other aspects of life.

    In the above case, not only would you NOT do anything new, you would actually STOP what you were doing previously – simply by changing your mind about something.

    – Stop bitching about your neighbors. Close your ears and blinds or move.

    – Get an answering machine and return calls you want to return. End the tyranny phones are lording over humans!

    – Stop voting. It only lets the bastards know how many people they have fooled.

  7. @Barry Williams, I’ve written a post about getting rid of the phone Barry. My line is permanently on ‘answer phone’. None of the sales callers leave a message. 8)

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  8. Good for you John. I suffer from phone-itus and every time I hear ours ring, it makes my stomach turn.

    Dick Tracy would be some disgusted with the state of affairs on today’s earth. Every kid wearing a wristband that has ten times the capacity of his futuristic communication watch…

    What is the world coming to?

  9. Barry,

    Change of subject: How do I get a photo on my blog front page, like you have on your ‘Hello Friend’ section? Preferably not YOUR photo, I would rather have mine. πŸ˜‰

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  10. Yo Bro,

    I’m trying to send you the code for your image but all it is doing is activating my image in this comment.

    Will get it to you this morning when I figure out how to do it.

    Later pal.

  11. @Barry Williams, It’s that bloomin’ Akismet plugin thingy, it thinks you’re a spammer, because of the link!

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  12. Aloha Barry, enjoyed viewing your post and we have behaviors at times is hard to break. Caused by conditioning our behaviors over time and we just have to learn to manage our time and use it wisely. Thanks for sharing! Lanikee.com

    PS..come by and share a sweet comment. The benefits are sharing is caring. Mahalo! πŸ™‚
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  13. Thanks for visiting Ed.

    Your blog is one of the best I have encountered for using humor. Very unique and refreshing.

    Take care Ed.

  14. Hey Lani,

    You have a fantabulous blog, missus. I learned some stuff from you, thank you.

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