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Get Out of the Way, (I’m Matthew McConaughey!)

posted by David G Arenson ND

matt wikiImagine a Hollywood star, basking in the glory and success of his latest movie golden globe award, yet loving and laughing at fame at the same time, occasionally diffidently, indifferently – wholeheartedly…always with a swagger and marvellous Texan intonation.

Matthew McConaughey is exactly as human as I am, as anyone is. He is playing a game called “being a movie star.” There is no wrong in that.
Many people buy into these games and give the illusion more energy than is necessary. That can cause needless suffering.
Perhaps due to his unusual heritage, (his ancestry includes English, Scottish, Irish, Swedish, and German) McConaughey seems to understand that he is playing a character in a movie, and playing a character in a greater movie called life. He find joy and expression and has fun with his “character.” For a person whose life motto is “Just Keep Living”…what more can be said!
Apparently, he is known for not taking himself too seriously. At 18, he spent a year as a rotary exchange student in Australia which included time on a farm cleaning out chicken coops. Such an experience, no doubt gave him a lot of perspective and a great accent (he returned to the USA with an adopted Australian accent)!
McConaughey has a reputation for being himself—his repertoire includes giving Barbara Walters a foot-rub, not wearing cologne or deoderant (“A man should smell like a man. I haven’t worn deodorant in 20 years.”), playing Brazilian music continuously for eight hours in the operating room to help his wife, Camila Alves give birth to Levi, their first child.
Some classic quotes (15) from the abundantly talented and ridiculously quotable McConaughey:

“I love taking advantage of my fame. If I go to the airport and get taken to the front of the line, I’m not going to protest. When I show up to see a band and I get whisked backstage, I like it. If I’m offered the use of a private jet, bring it on. But I draw the line at playing the, “Do you know who I am?” card and I refuse to have every little thing done for me. If you buy into all that, it will show up in your acting.”

“Just keep living” is the motto that keeps me moving forward. I’ve had that motto since I was 21. I was filming Dazed and Confused (1993), my father had just died, and I suddenly realized I was no longer a boy. My life’s a lot bigger now. I have far more responsibilities. Also, it’s been a long while since I was anonymous.”

“We have a big appetite for putting people down but, at the heart of everyone, there’s enough room for all of us to succeed.”

“Who needs a house when you can live in a trailer? People tell me it’s not a very Hollywood way to live but it happens to be my preference. I’ve lived in big houses and a big space gave me too many options. I had this amazing chair that I loved but I’d go months without sitting on it. I had some nice paintings on the walls but I’d hardly ever look at them. I realized I didn’t need those things.”

“I talk to myself all the time. Just make sure you answer.”

“I don’t want to just revolve. I want to evolve. As a man, as a human, as a father, as a lover.”

“People are going, ‘You’re the sexiest man in America.’ And I’m like, ‘No, no — alive!’ Those extraterrestrials out there? Those dudes on Mars? They ain’t got nothing on me, man. I’m sexy, and I’m alive. Fact!”

“In whatever adulation you get, there’s truth and there’s not truth.”

“There’s a man I met 20 years ago. He escaped Russia. He was not even a carpenter, built a 17-foot boat and sailed across the Atlantic for decades he held the world record for smallest vessel single-man sailed across the Atlantic. He told me this, he said, ‘A genius can be anybody he wants to, but a genius is always one person at a time.’ So to that I say, that’s what we get to do, isn’t it? One man, one woman, one human. At a time. When we do it well. Just keep doing that. Just keep living.”

“A man should always have his diary on him. That way he’s guaranteed to always have something incredible to read.”

“My life is the road, man. I need to keep moving.”

“There’s a difference in thinking you are a champion and knowing that you are.”

“You want to be a writer? Start writing. You want to be a filmmaker? Start shooting stuff on your phone right now.”

“Life is a series of commas, not periods.”

“Now, you lose something in your life, or you come into a conflict, and there’s gonna come a time that you’re gonna know there was a reason for that. And at the end of your life, all the things you thought were periods, they turn out to be commas. There was never a full stop in any of it.”

To me, what makes McConaughey great is that he seems indifferent to fame….impervious to criticism, loves success but stll lives in a caravan, always laughs at himself, never seems forced and seems to act from a space beyond ego boundaries. He laughs at the ego, yet celebrates it. McConaughey is having fun—loads of it!

Perhaps McConaughey is the ultimate icon, the people’s hero who refuses to be a hero, the trendsetter who refuses to be a trendsetter, the actor who refuses to act! McConaughey is being himself and loving it—that’s why I salute him!

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David G. Arenson ND, Australia’s Leading Soul-Coach – Spiritual Teacher, Energy Healer;
and Celebrity Therapist.

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I Choose the Miracle!

posted by David G Arenson ND

The first line in ‘A Course in Miracles’ reads, “Every decision I make is a choice between a grievance and a miracle.”

What can we learn from this and how can we apply it to our lives?

I Choose Miracles

One area I personally experience difficulty is when I feel “judged” by others unfavorably. I think many people feel an innate need for peaceful relationships and hostility can be very confronting. We have evolved as interdependent societies and communities based on sharing. That’s why co-operation is so important, and we have a basic need for acceptance. How our peers view us could literally make the difference between life and death.

In a challenging environment, how would I be able to choose the miracle? Let me explore further.

What if I changed my perception and became more certain of myself and accepted myself as an entirety. I am not perfect yet my essence is good. My intention is love. Where I see imperfections in myself, I am judgmental – sometimes relentlessly so. Is it a surprise that others would judge me too? Is it not human to be judging, discerning.

“Once you awaken, you will have no interest in judging those who sleep.” — James Blanchard

The external subconsciously picks up on what we put out – the natural system has to follow the implicit order that what is reflected outside mirrors what is inside of us.

Perhaps if I face my shadow and accept myself in my entirety – warts and all – without shame or guilt – then I would be liberated, if liberation is what I seek?

The biggest commitment we can make is to value ourselves. I let go of grievances.

I choose the miracle!

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and Celebrity Therapist.

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My 10 Favorite Alan Watts Quotes

posted by David G Arenson ND

alan wattsAlan Watts, known for spreading Eastern philosophy in the West via his books, lectures and radio appearances, was a maverick British philosopher (d. 1973) who moved to the US in 1938. His life story includes becoming an Anglican priest, blending Christianity with Eastern mysticism, experimenting with psychedelics, teaching Zen, as well as becoming a Fellow at Harvard University. Watts famously described himself as a “philosophical entertainer.”
Here are my 10 favorite Alan Watts quotes:

 

“Zen is a liberation from time. For if we open our eyes and see clearly, it becomes obvious that there is no other time than this instant, and that the past and the future are abstractions without any concrete reality.”

“We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.”

“To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don’t grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float.”
“Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.”

“Your body does not eliminate poisons by knowing their names. To try to control fear or depression or boredom by calling them names is to resort to superstition of trust in curses and invocations. It is so easy to see why this does not work. Obviously, we try to know, name, and define fear in order to make it “objective,” that is, separate from “I.”

“The more a thing tends to be permanent, the more it tends to be lifeless.”
“The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.”

“To put is still more plainly: the desire for security and the feeling of insecurity are the same thing. To hold your breath is to lose your breath. A society based on the quest for security is nothing but a breath-retention contest in which everyone is as taut as a drum and as purple as a beet.”

“A priest once quoted to me the Roman saying that a religion is dead when the priests laugh at each other across the altar. I always laugh at the altar, be it Christian, Hindu, or Buddhist, because real religion is the transformation of anxiety into laughter.”

“It’s like you took a bottle of ink and you threw it at a wall. Smash! And all that ink spread. And in the middle, it’s dense, isn’t it? And as it gets out on the edge, the little droplets get finer and finer and make more complicated patterns, see? So in the same way, there was a big bang at the beginning of things and it spread. And you and I, sitting here in this room, as complicated human beings, are way, way out on the fringe of that bang.

We are the complicated little patterns on the end of it. Very interesting. But so we define ourselves as being only that. If you think that you are only inside your skin, you define yourself as one very complicated little curlique, way out on the edge of that explosion. Way out in space, and way out in time. Billions of years ago, you were a big bang, but now you’re a complicated human being. And then we cut ourselves off, and don’t feel that we’re still the big bang. But you are. Depends how you define yourself. You are actually–if this is the way things started, if there was a big bang in the beginning– you’re not something that’s a result of the big bang. You’re not something that is a sort of puppet on the end of the process. You are still the process.

You are the big bang, the original force of the universe, coming on as whoever you are. When I meet you, I see not just what you define yourself as –Mr so-and- so, Ms so-and-so, Mrs so-and-so– I see every one of you as the primordial energy of the universe coming on at me in this particular way. I know I’m that, too. But we’ve learned to define ourselves as separate from it. ”

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David G. Arenson ND, Australia’s Leading Soul-Coach – Spiritual Teacher, Energy Healer;
and Celebrity Therapist.

Find out more about me: http://www.findshambhala.com
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MANIFEST your Reality

posted by David G Arenson ND

manifestHi friends.

Today I want to talk about MANIFESTING.

There are a few essential aspects of manifesting I will be covering in the following time. Manifesting is relevant to everyone (YES…all people manifest) because everything we have created in our life comes from the SOURCE.

Everything we have, we have manifested – whether that is abundant (or not so abundant) peace, money, wealth, health, relationships, sex, love, happiness, joy, fulfilment, balance, wisdom, intelligence, achievements in academia, victories on the sporting field, etc. (This list is actually ENDLESS!)

Whatever you want to create, you actually can – with only one proviso – it may not appear EXACTLY as you anticipate.

We are MANIFESTERS!

All human beings are manifesters. Clearly there are ways we can improve our abilities and success at manifesting.

Some key factors include:
1. BELIEFS
2. KARMA
3. INTENTION or DESIRE
4. EMOTION

I will speak more about these factors in future posts.

How do we understand how we create and what we have created?

Beliefs are the foundation and building blocks of the reality we create for ourselves. Our whole reality is in actual fact guided, developed and built by our beliefs. Beliefs are the most powerful tools we have in changing our reality.

Thoughts when combined with EMOTION is our greatest manifesting device.

I believe that manifesting is actual quite simple:

HOW TO MANIFEST YOUR REALITY?

1. LOTS AND LOTS OF BELIEF!
2. LOTS AND LOTS OF EMOTION!

EXERCISE:

Create a list of what you WANT, and what you BELIEVE.

Here is an example:


WANT :                                       BELIEF:

money                                            I am not worthy. Money is cheap. Money doesn’t grow on trees. Money is for greedy people.


 

Please share with me below how you go with this exercise. Good luck!

EXPECT MIRACLES!

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and Celebrity Therapist.

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