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Of course there are some people who want to beat the living daylights out of you for just for asking a simple question

Of course there are some people who want to beat the living daylights out of you for just for asking a simple question

Even though they themselves don’t even know why some tormas are red and others are white

Patrul Rinpoche

In the enlightened Vagabond there is a story about a monk shouting a Patrul for painting all the Tormas read (a figure for rituals)

The man threatened to beat up Patrul, and Patrul asked the question do you even know why some are painted red and some white

The monk couldn’t answer

And this is something we see every day,
People getting so worked up and angry about beliefs they have been given

But if you asked the question they wouldn’t be able to explain why they believe that or why they do a certain ritual

It’s kind of a dangerous place to be, how could you get so worked up and angry about something you dont fully understand

Your just blindly following

Part of growing as a person is questioning everything, why do I follow this, why do I believe that

Is this something I believe or has it been forced upon me

What do I truly believe

And whatever you do follow, at least make sure you understand it

This is true in religion, philosophy, health and fitness industry and well everything really

Question your methods

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Operating Systems

Operating Systems

They are the lively hood of any tech gadget, any video game and anything in the digital world.

Operating systems are always changing, improving and innovating, That’s why you probably throw out your phone every 12-18 months to upgrade it for the fancier version…

If a tech company introduced a new device with a poor operating system that was difficult to use the company would go bust, Becuase nobody wants a poor slow device…

Yet we function on an operating system too and most often in today’s day and ages our Operating systems are far from supersmooth and reliable,

Yet even me whos writing this at this moment in time I have a dull aching pain running from my hip to part of my lower back because I have neglected to improve or fix the glitch in my operating system.

The question is

Why are we quick to improve our gadgets but not ourselves?

Why are we quick to offer other people advice on how to improve theirs but we don’t follow our own advise?

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Each Change A Death

Each Change A Death – Marcus Aurelius

Each change brings about chaos from our normal world, Chaos of the unknown, Chaos of discomfort and Pain,

Each time we descend into this unknown world, We die a little,

We die a death…

A death of our old self.

A death of the way we used to do things

A death of the way we used to think…

And from those deaths we are reborn…

But life is ever-changing so we are forever dieing

& If you’re not adapting you will forever live in a world of Chaos.

‘If you’re not growing – Your dying’ – Tony Robbins

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You can’t rely on your mood to get you where you need to be

You can’t rely on your mood to get you where you need to be

‘I’ve just got to be in the mood to read’ – Girl in Waterstones

I’m stood there earwigging at these two girls conversation as they blocked the whole bookcase

Then one of them starts saying how she hardly reads anymore because she ‘gets bored’ and ‘has to be in the mood’

I’m just thinking ‘get the f*ck out of the bookstore then or at least move out of my way’

But that conversation gave me some content for today’s Daily Fire.

You can’t rely on your mood to get you where you need to be

You have to do the stuff you don’t want to do when you don’t feel like it in order to hit your goals.

Even if that means reading a book on marketing or how to build the perfect blog or whatever topic you need to learn but it has zero interest to you…

Even if that means going to the gym when you just want to go home and order a Dominos

I could give you 100 more examples but you get the point right?

Soley relying on your mood (or motivation) to get that shit done is like climbing into the back seat of your car and expecting it to get you to work on time.

The point is you have to show up even when the correct mood does not.

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Failure Is Success (Part 2)

Yesterday I wrote my interpretation of the above-titled chapter,

This is a summary of what Rob (Moore) actually wrote

The harder you try the luckier you get, the more you persist on even when you keep getting rejected, missing shots and losing status the better chance you get at being a success.

Rob uses examples of famous success including Justin Rose (Golfer) Who took to fame at age 17 coming 4th in a major tournament… Over the next several years through his form slipped and so did his rankings, he slipped from being in the top 50 then to the top 100 then slipped even further out of the top 100 rankings…

He persisted on and in 2018 he was ranked no 1 golfer in the world (Along with a sweet 10 mill)

The point of the chapter was to embrace your failures