29 March 2011
Trying Vs. Committing by Jim Self and Roxane Burnett
Ms. X is a single mom with three kids, an irregular job situation, and friends and clients who frequently demand her attention. When I asked Ms. X if she had completed the homework that included sitting down to reach a quiet inner calm, she answered, "Roxane – I'm trying." She then told me she was committed to reaching her goals of inner peace and business success, and she knew she must maintain balanced calm to do so. She also explained why it just wasn't possible, how difficult it was for her and how she just couldn't do it "right."
We are always committed to something. There is never, ever a time when we aren't committed. Even when we are lying on the sofa, watching a movie, we are actually doing something and committed to it. Perhaps we are committed to physical rest and rejuvenation, or perhaps we are committed to our failure. What I mean by that is behind every action or inaction there is a commitment to an Unconscious Desire (UD).… Read the rest