When I have spoken my friend Wain about what I was working on in the past, he has often asked me what I was trying to achieve. Additionally, he has asked me what I was looking to receive after I had done something.
These questions had a big effect on me, and I wasn’t quite sure how to respond. Nowadays, I’m no longer fazed by these questions, and this is because I know what his intentions are.
Getting to the Root
I thought that I was being judged when Wain first asked me these questions and this is why I felt uncomfortable. In reality, he was simply curious as to whether I was aware of why I wanted to do something or why I had done it.
Thus, if I hadn’t thought about this, I wouldn’t be able to see what was going on at a deeper level. Consequently, this would have stopped me form being able to behave in a conscious manner, which could have caused me to suffer unnecessarily.
If I had been working on a book and I wanted to release this book to prove something to someone, there is the chance that I would end up feeling let down. Maybe I would get the feedback that I desired, but then again, I might not.
Not only this, my desire to release a book would be coming from my head and not my heart. The energy behind this book would then be very different to the energy that would be behind it if it was coming from my heart.
A Different Conversation
What my friend Wain had been talking about for a number of years ended up being touched upon when I was speaking to a friend called, Errol Campbell, a little while ago. He ended up talking about a number of projects that had been started for the wrong reasons.
From the outside, it seemed as though they were there to make a difference in the world, yet this wasn’t the complete truth. As a result of this, they were not as successful as they might have been otherwise.
Through talking about these examples, it was a way for him to shed light on how important it was to have pure intentions. Now, he could have just explained this without using these examples, but this wouldn’t have had the same impact on me.
So, as I said in the article that I wrote about karma - we can deceive ourselves, but what we can’t do is deceive the universe. What is going on within us will be mirrored back to us in one way or another.
More of the Same
In other words, if someone feels frustrated and angry, or needy and powerless; what they send out into the universe will bring them more of the same. Conversely, when someone feels called to do something and their intentions are pure, the results are likely to be very different.
In order to do this, someone will need to get out of their head and into their heart, and this is often easier said than done. If they are consumed by how they feel, it will be more or less impossible.
It can be a case of breathing deeply and bringing their attention into their heart, with this being easier if they are in an environment where they can relax. Alternatively, it might be necessary for them to deal with their emotional baggage and trauma.
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Oliver JR Cooper
Oliver JR Cooper
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That which is contained within these articles is based on my own empirical understanding and is true for me at the time they were written. However, as I continue to grow, what I perceive as the truth will inevitably change and as a result of this - parts of these articles may not reflect my current outlook.