“My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations.” ― Michael J. Fox
In order to make sense of things in our physical reality, the ego-mind engages some pretty powerful techniques—things like logic, pattern matching and interpretation, for example—that help to make what is fit more snugly into its model of the world. And the ego-mind doesn’t much like rebuilding its model of the world, so it will go through a lot of rationalizations, justifications and mental gymnastics, as it were, to fit a square peg into a round hole. In other words, the ego-mind would rather manipulate what is to fit its current model than to have to come up with a whole new model to fit the new data! In other words, the ego-mind—ostensibly, a tool to help us navigate the physical world—applies its filtering to create a story around everything that happens in our world.
For this episode of Life Mastery TV, my friend and colleague, Stephanie Benedetto-Padovani, joins me to discuss this very issue. We talk about the concept of Acceptance, and how we can use it improve many different aspects of our lives.
Check out the recording, in which we cover these ideas, and a lot more: