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One expression from Buddhism is that before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water.
After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water.
I watched a documentary a while back about that NXIVM cult.
A few people went to jail.
But this cult had the idea they were doing something so super important, they had to video everything.
And some of their leader’s ideas were crazy.
Namely, that it is possible to reach a permanent level of bliss.
That if you feel any kind of discomfort, you aren’t “living correctly.”
This is the PERFECT angle for a cult.
Since humans will ALWAYS feel some kind of discomfort, they will feel, if they’ve been brainwashed by the cult, to NEED more cult like stuff.
We Need Discomfort
But in reality, based on our evolution, pain is NECESSARY.
We want good things to drive us forward.
We don’t want bad things that drive us AWAY from pain.
We have a two sided motivational system built into our brain.
Which is the deeper meaning beneath that “chop wood carry water idea.”
Buddha says life is suffering.
Not living in agony suffering, but putting up with crap because you have to put up with crap.
But a lot of suffering we impose on ourselves.
By worrying about the suffering we can’t really do anything about.
Enlightenment is RELEASING all this second level suffering.
It does not REMOVE the first level suffering.
You still need to chop wood and carry water.
But within a much more peaceful mindset.
Most of us torture ourselves our whole lives with ideas that are absolutely FALSE.
We conjure up horrific outcomes that keep us stuck on the sidelines.
The horrible outcomes we imagine NEVER happen.
Think of the metaphor within the movie, Rocky III.
He thought Clubber Lang, the guy played by Mr. T, was a horrible monster.
The first time around, Rocky got his clock cleaned.
But there was the famous scene where Rocky realized Clubber Lang was just another dude.
And he started taunting him in the ring.
Playing with his mohawk.
“Come on, you ain’t so bad! You ain’t so bad! You ain’t NOTHING!” Rocky said as he beat Clubber Lang to a pulp.
This is a perfect metaphor for our inner demons.
They Ain’t So Bad
And our outer demons.
They seem so much more powerful than they really are.
Realize how weak they are, and destroy them.
And live the life you deserve.
Mind Persuasion has plenty of books and courses to teach you how to speak hypnotically and persuasively.