What are Your Majors
Yesterday I talked about Majoring in Minor things. Toady I want to touch on a personal issue of clarifying your own “majors.” If you haven’t already done so.
Following is a very, very simple exercise. Think about the things you consider important. If money, power, cars, houses and all that type of stuff is your thing, that’s okay. If that stuff is what truly floats your boat, go for it, anchors aweigh and happy sailing. It’s your life, your choices, your everything. For better or for worse, right?
Those things however are not who you are; they are an expression born in a dream state. They are not real. They are trivial playthings. Nothing wrong with playthings by the way, as long as you know that’s all they are. It is when playthings are confused with reality that issues arise and enslavement ensues.
The problem with toys and playthings, when they are confused with reality, is they divert attention from reality. We get lost in the playground, taking on all manner of roles and characters. Become captivated by the lights, bells and whistles. The theatre of fun and games, laughter and pains. Sometimes we become playground bullies and obnoxious jerks with lots of weird hairdo’s and even more bizarre quirks.
True and genuine life values are not things to be taken lightly, and they are most certainly not playthings. These are qualities such as love, peace, spirituality, integrity, seeing things through, being dependable, doing what it takes, and being true to Self.
Nothing wrong with anyone pursuing whatever they choose to pursue. A funny thing happens however when you focus on the correct values, you realise the “toys” actually hurt.