3% have 97% of the wealth. Not because they are smarter or more blessed, they just see the world as the observer, they have had a paradigm shift, they know the truth: That they can control what they see, what they do, and most importantly how they act.
“Am I everything I claim to be? Do I practice what I preach? Am I wearing a mask?” …
A good place to answer these questions: Your home. Your living space. Your car. Your inbox. These things matter. How they are kept matters. It’s not the big things, but rather the little things.
We can’t allow our living spaces to fall into disarray. Our outside world is simply a reflection of our interior selves. The world is our mirror.
When we let little things slide, we send the message to ourselves that our little complaints and discomforts are significant enough to derail life. When we neglect to do such simple things as fold our clothes and keep our eating space clean, simply because we are tired or frustrated or upset, we are saying to ourselves that our emotional ups and downs are so powerful to justify holding up our daily practice. Basically, they are emergencies (what is an emergency but something so important, so dire, that it justifies a break of routine?).
And if every small thing is an emergency that must be tended to, we will never be able to make forward progress in our lives.
If we are always justifying them, they will always master us. Our lives will be run by our emotional state, rather than by our ideals, principles, and intentions.
We might use every little thing to justify:
- eating unhealthy
- staying up late
- drinking more than we should
- skipping a workout
- leaving our homes a mess
But whats the truth??
So, the next time you’ve had a late night or a rough day at work and you just want to throw your stuff on the floor, ask yourself if the emotional grip is really an emergency, or if you’re just giving in to make yourself feel important. Do you really want to lose out on the benefits of a clean/open space (vital for creativity and peace of mind), a healthy meal, or a good night’s rest, in exchange for a few minutes of self-importance? Or are we powerful to swallow the need for self-indulgence so you can get back to doing work that matters?
PEACE & BLESSINGS.