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 mate for twenty-five years, surely we cannot be held responsible for that, can we?
Well, the unreasonable mind might ask:
- When did you first realize you were tied to this job, role or belief?
- What have you attempted to break yourself free?
- How long have you been striving to free yourself?
- Are you working alone?
- What is your plan to ultimately break or stay free?
- 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.
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!