We are constantly bombarded with advertisements. We are constantly seeing other people who have better toys than us. The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. Things would be so much better if only we had what we don’t have. What we fail to realize is that this is a deeply engrained pattern of thinking. This means that when we get what we want, we will soon fall back in to the same pattern as always. We want something else.
The Universe is designed this way. It is exactly like holding the carrot in front of the horse. The reason the Universe is designed this way is because we are smart and intelligent creatures, and we will one day figure it out.
There is no carrot.
But the mind… the mind is always off in the future, dreaming of the carrot. Meanwhile, life is passing us by. We aren’t fully present to experience and enjoy our lives. The mind can only think of the carrot. This is all part of the design.
Chasing a carrot that isn’t really there is pretty frustrating.
You observe the mind. You see its patterns. You are not the mind nor the thoughts that go through the mind. It is time for you to awaken, and begin standing guard over the mind. When you see that it is off in the future, it is up to you to bring it back to the present moment. This is the task for you as an awakened Spirit. It is your responsibility.
Be in the moment and begin to affirm your gratitude. The truth is that you have always had a place to sleep. Your needs have always been met. Even if you feel very ungrateful, you have to correct yourself. That is what I did over and over again. Your brain is so stuck in its patterns, that it is going to take some work to get it to move. This means that your thoughts will be the same negative thoughts, your feelings will be the same negative feelings, and YOU are going to say; “I got it made and I am grateful!” Override the mind continuously. It will change to your new track. It will develop new patterns.
It is YOU who is in charge of your thoughts, not the other way around. You can stay where you are, or you can pick it up and move. I am just here to tell you that you can move, you can change, and you can have the life that you want. It is all about perception.
Also, you should know that while you are chasing that carrot that isn’t there,… well… YOU are the carrot. You already have it. You are it. You are a Creation of this Universe and you know what they say; “God don’t make no junk!”