Has there ever been a time in your life when you have had absolutely nothing?
Did it teach you anything?
I learned from material poverty how being at the most spiritual connection and development is most pronounced when that is all we have to rely on.
To remember this connection when we once again have more affluence instead of sinking into the comfortable numbness of spiritual poverty.
I value my food because I have starved.
I value my friend because I have had no friends only vipers.
I value my own life because I have taken so much of it for granted as have others.
Age does this. Wisdom comes from pain. That’s what they don’t tell you. This awareness is the domain of the wisened. It is a different caste than the younger who have not yet learned.
That the most important things in life are Health and People.
I value my comforts because I have had none but also I can see clearly the most important lesson from poverty is to become astutely aware of which thing is necessary and which thing is waste.
Having been through poverty to develop an austerity mindset I am now learning about time poverty, which is about managing my time better by managing my distractions and my focus better.
The dazzling colourful persuasion of the devil is temptation.
What do we actually need?
To simply be:
Warm and Dry.
Healthy food (salad).
What do we need to grow?
To develop ability to focus.
Time and space.
The metaphysics of this awareness.
We need time and space to be able to develop. We are time and space. We exist inside of and are made of time and space. The purpose is to develop ability to focus. The ability to focus increases our ability to identify our purpose. Perhaps that is all which is.
Focus means Filtration of distractions. A distraction is not meaningless, it is simply not necessary to be in our awareness. Once we identify it as distraction it has fulfilled its purpose. Life very much can be this black and white.
When we have focus we go forward. When we are distracted we go sideways, or we stop moving, we stagnate. We die.
We must keep going forward which means to continue sharpening our focus by filtering out and ignoring distractions.
What do we want?
Biologically we want to reproduce.
Emotionally we want to be loved and understood.
Mentally we want to be understood and respected.
Spiritually we want to evolve higher perceptions and ability.
How do we achieve each of these things is what gives us purpose.
All this will happen as we become ready for it, which relies on being harmonious internally.
Two of those items are the need to be understood. Understanding is a sharing. Being respected is both a sharing of being the same while also an acknowledgement of unique specialness.
Learning to focus has been the result of the most valuable lessons of my life. The importance therefore of learning to focus through whatever means and rituals necessary so that we are able to focus more intensely is fundamental to being alive.
Dedicated to purpose the ability to focus helps us to filter out distractions.
“The quickest way to achieve any gargantuous task is to break it down into steps and to tackle it one step at a time.” Anon
Being harmonious internally is what levels us out also so we can level up. This is integral to the process of becoming.
The elements of life are:
Energy, Focus and Time
Which if applied correctly can attain the fourth, Money.
You will need all of these things to function.
The more you have of them, the better.
Not having even one of them is to be dying.