“[S]elf-obsession has infiltrated (or perhaps even created) the field of self-improvement. Teachers and gurus have invented modern philosophies and distorted ancient ones in order to accommodate the all consuming self. For example…
As you soon as you lock your intention upon that, bang! You’ve got a Mercedes. And that’s how it works. -James Arthur Ray (actual words from a live workshop)
The only limits in our life are those we impose on ourselves. -Bob Proctor
If you can envision it, you can have it! -“Law of Attraction” quote
Beyond being painfully untrue and misleading… every quote above reflects self-centered desires, childish wishes and a lust for “more” … We want to be unlimited, unstoppable, success-bound, wealthy and popular. And we want it now!
We don’t want to hear the truth:
• You can’t have anything you want and you will not achieve everything you intend. You can have many things and achieve many things, if you are willing to work hard and make sacrifices.
• You have limitations, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Only you can learn where those limitations are. Only you can accept them. When you do, you will free yourself from the expectation that you should be doing more than you are capable of doing.
• Wishing for something does not make it so. Wanting something doesn’t bring it into reality. Focusing your intention does not manifest anything other than focused attention.
• Suffering is unavoidable and a good thing to learn to do well.”