“Scroll VII of Og Mandino´s ”The Greatest Salesman in the World” is all about taking life and especially ourselves less seriously.
“I will laugh at the world. And most of all, I will laugh at myself for man is most comical when he takes himself too seriously.”
What I´ve found during the most recent weeks is how the habit of disconnecting my emotional state from circumstances has become automatic, basically it does not matter what goes on in the outer world, my inner world stays balanced and at peace.
Waking up in the tent at -6℃ or 25℃ (21℉ or 77℉) only makes a difference in what actions I chose to perform to start my day, not in how I feel about the day. Having a jack rabbit run in under the car, turning around and take it back to the Ranger station has become an experience to be appreciated the same as running out of gas on I40 and being helped by a weird, nervous guy in a nearby facility, who filled up my water bottles with gas without charging me a dime after I trespassed on his property.
In an earlier post (put link here!!!!) I wrote about how I stopped sweat the small stuff – experiencing how this has expanded into me staying emotionally immensely more stable regardless of what happens around me is border lining being a miracle in itself.
A miracle induced by scores of tiny new exercises and habits introduced to me by the Master Key Experienced and by adopting these I made sure the miracle was performed by…me.”
I wrote the above words little over a week ago looking to get this post up there Friday April 17th…
Little did I know that my internet host in Sweden was about to tighten their security and started blocking quite a lot of foreign IP-adresses – among them apparently every AT&T wifi as well as mobile internet from AT&T as well (so I couldn´t even access the blog from my phone…)
Needless to say this would have driven me crazy with frustration not long ago and now only became a further confirmation of my relatively new found self reliance.
I remember struggling for years with these lines:
“O God, give us the serenity to accept what cannot be changed,
The courage to change what can be changed,
and the wisdom to know the one from the other”
And it´s just amazing how my mind has trained itself to execute them almost automatically.
Not having to control outer circumstances or even classifying them as “good” or “bad” (because, frankly, who can say if the one or the other is true?) allows us to experience the moment in more complete ways.
Being at LAX on my way to the MKMMA live event in Kauai, I hope You´ll take a moment to watch this beautiful video from that gorgeous island:
Mahalo for visiting and reading this post, please comment below if You got some thoughts to share, I appreciate You!
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