Tuesday, September 25, 2007

The Big Lie

I've subscribed to The Daily Groove for over a year now. It's an email that I get daily from M-F and it's all about parenting and enjoying it. The one that Scott sent today is one of my favorites - it sums up what I've personally been actively working on for the past few months. I'm definitely not there yet (unconditional joy), but I feel like I'm getting closer.

edited to add: Yes, I have control issues... but now I'm going to think of myself in terms of being passionate intelligent & creative, thanks to Scott.
THE DAILY GROOVE ~ by Scott Noelle

:: The Big Lie ::

Do you have "control issues"?

The good news is that being a "controller" is a symptom of being intelligent, creative, and
passionate... AND duped into believing the Big Lie of our culture: *conditionality*

The Big Lie is that you can't be happy or feel worthy except under certain conditions. If you've bought into it, then naturally you will use your personal strengths to try and control those conditions.

For example, if you believe your children have to behave a certain way in order for you to feel good
(about them or about yourself), then of course you will try to control their behavior.

Once you realize the purpose of the Big Lie -- to control *you* -- you'll stop believing it.

Practicing the Art of Unconditionality dissolves the Big Lie (and the "need" to control conditions) by
affirming the Ultimate Truth: that you have the power to focus your mind in ways that feel good...
under *any* conditions.

Try it!


Feel free to forward this message to your friends!
(Please include this paragraph and everything above.)

Copyright (c) 2007 by Scott Noelle

No comments: