Tuesday, September 18, 2007

The Waitress And The Cook

You order your meal.

The Waitress brings it to you.

Sometimes the food is wonderful. Sometimes it's horrible.

Do you blame the Waitress if you don't like it? Do you blame the Cook?

Here's how it works: the Cook is taking the contents of your mind - your strongest thoughts and expectations - and mixing them up into an experience - a "creatable" dish. Then the Waitress brings it to you - you experience it. It could be a pay raise. It could be a flat tire. A new relationship. A fist fight.

YOU are the one ordering the food. YOU are the one choosing what to think about, concentrate on. YOU are choosing which thoughts, ideas and expectations to allow into your mind. And therefore you can have some idea as to what that dish is going to look like.

We tend to expect that the next dish to come out will look pretty much like the last one.

But it is a beautiful fact that the menu is indeed endless. There is NOTHING that's not on the menu!

And the Cook is a master chef! If you can imagine it, and support it with affirming thoughts and expectations, the Cook can whip it up! In fact, the Cook takes great pleasure in doing so.

So order what you want. Imagine and expect what you want. KNOW that it's being created. Right now, as you read this, your Cook is busily preparing your next meal. And the next one. And the next.

And soon, before you know it, the Waitress will be bringing it to you.

So choose carefully. Choose wisely.

And enjoy the meal!

Quantum Leap - September 18th, 2007

Happy Quantum Leap Day!

And if you don't know what that means, just try the red melons.

They're quite wonderful!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007


We don’t learn more about what we want by not wanting anything.

And we don’t learn more about what we desire by holding tightly to what we already do.

We learn by exploring new desires. By creating what we desire and, through the experience of it, deciding what does or does not feel good.

This is how we expand our knowing of ourselves.

Often in our society, we continue to satisfy the same desires over and over again. This leads to what one might call “fulfillment stagnation”. We become stagnant within an endless loop of stale desires, and their fulfillment brings little joy.

The solution is to examine, honestly, those desires that you are continuously pursuing, and occasionally fulfilling. If you look closely, you might see that the particular object or event you are wishing for does not, in the fulfillment of it, give you the joy you were hoping it would.

Just as a habitual smoker rarely pauses to consider whether or not he or she is actually enjoying that cigarette that they just had to have, we consistently fail to evaluate whether or not the fulfillment of our latest desire actually brought the desired effect. Was there joy? Excitement? A permanent improvement in my life? Or did I just move on to the next desire?

With a little bit of honest self-evaluation, it is relatively easy to see when the fulfillment of certain desires has ceased to produce what you want. And once that occurs, the search can begin for a new desire, one that has not been repeated over and over.

The search for a new desire, a new reason for joy, is vital to growth. Imagine the toddler who never gives up his obsession with a particular toy and never moves on to something new or more complex. Growth for such a child would be severely stunted, and new experiences shunned or ignored.

Thus it is the reaching beyond current desires that leads to growth and to the discovery of new desires and new forms of joy that accompany their fulfillment.

So feel free to want, to desire. Desire is not bad or inappropriate. It is supremely necessary. It is the way you came into existence. And it is the only way to get beyond where you are now.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Book 2 Released, Sept. 4th 2007

Now available at Tate Publishing and other online booksellers.
Also available as a CD Audio Book.

Power vs. Doubt

Success is power.

It comes from power. Not power over others, or over things. Not intellectual power. The power of feeling. It comes from feeling powerful. Feeling forceful, or simply just capable.

An important factor here is the absence of doubt.

Power and doubt cannot exist at the same time. They are opposites.

Doubt is the absence of empowerment.

Doubt is THE obstacle to success, to creating what you want.

Most of us have ideas. And many of us fantasize about following though on those ideas, implementing them. But what often stops us, ultimately, is doubt. Doubt that you can do it, or that it can really happen.

Doubt is powerlessness.

The good news is, it's an illusion. Your beliefs about what you can or cannot do determine whether or not you doubt. And your doubt is THE obstacle.

Why is a successful person successful?

One reason: they did not doubt their success. They knew success was within reach, and they reached out and grabbed it.

They felt powerful because they did not doubt.

And success naturally followed.