So…. What’s your Excuse?

A young man once said, “In the game of life, you should always have a few good excuses ready.  ”He was taking a crack at humour but he also was making a point.

Most of us got the idea that excuses are a good idea.

We got the idea that we should protect ourselves with excuses, that we should always have a few good excuses ready.

We use excuses to help us get out of doing what we don’t want to do. Instead of merely saying we don’t want to do it, we make an excuse.

We don’t want to go to a party so we make an excuse and get out of it.

We don’t want to LET GO and LET GOD….., we make an excuse and get out of it.

We escape from life with our barrelful of excuses. We use excuses to justify our behaviour.

We yell at someone. We make an excuse, and feel like what we did or said is okay.

We fly off the handle. “She made me do it.” “Did you hear what she said to me?

”We make an excuse, and inexcusable behaviour – so our thinking goes – becomes excusable. Many of us think excuses allow us to do whatever we want to do. “I can do it and then, I’ll just make an excuse about what I did or said, and everything is all right.

”A lot of excuses come from apathy. “I don’t feel good.” “I’m too tired. “I’ve had a lot of things in this life go against me. “Whatever I try doesn’t work anyway.” “They won’t listen to me, so why should I say anything?”

Apathy is an excuse for not moving, for staying put. “I can’t do it. I don’t have the money.”

That excuse, coming from apathy, is the number one reason people use for not going to a weekend or midweek class. And, how you do anything, is how you do everything.

So, people who use that excuse can look all over their lives and see it.

“I don’t have the money, I don’t have the time, I don’t have the energy, I don’t have the motivation.” All of those excuses keep a person stuck in apathy.

Excuses are playing weak.

“I would do it but, I need somebody to help me.”

That excuse comes from grief. The excuses that say, “I can’t” because someone won’t help me, won’t give me what I need, won’t take care of me, all of those excuses come from grief.

Their opposite also comes from grief. “I would have a different life, but my father screwed up.

And now you become angry at the wrong person for the wrong reason to step into lusting after “things” that you “can’t have” because you “want it”

How’s that for tapping into AGFLAP (negative emotional states – Apathy, Grief, Fear, Lust, Anger and Pride)

You can’t solve a problem with the same consciousness that created it! You have to tap into CAP (positive emotional states – Couragenous, Acceptance and Peace)

And yes, I know the following may sound like a limiting believe, but we do have the “Law of Process”. So, it means that it will take time to master this as a skill….. Are you willing to put in the hours?

What is Mastery?

Q: What is the ratio of KNOWERS to DOERS?

A: In our experience not better than 250:1.

The “I AM” Oneness Wisdom School (Freedom From Concern) is for mastery in “not thinking” – Letting Go and Let God.

One of the foundational concepts of the “I AM” Oneness Wisdom School, since 1999, has been a focus on the difference between KNOWLEDGE and SKILL.

The gap between Knowing and Doing. The choice between Talk and Action. The performance between Mediocrity and Virtuosity.

The gap between Wanting and Having. The difference between LETTING GO and GIVING UP!

In other words, mastery. And, we have prescribed the way to bridge the gap between KNOWING and DOING as … PRR.

How to Measure Mastery

We have invented an training metric for mastery called the DFQ. To successfully complete the “I AM” Oneness Wisdom School Master of Letting Go and Let God the trainee must complete 500 DFQs. That is, 250 DFQs in year one plus 250 DFQs in year two. This elite kind of mastery training is not for everyone

In “I AM” Oneness Wisdom School training PRR stands for Practise, Repetition and Rehearsal.

PRR is the strategy behind all “I AM” Oneness Wisdom School training and the currency is hours. The metric is hours. The investment is hours of PRR.

This focus on PRR is how “I AM” Oneness Wisdom School has achieved such a remarkable reputation for x10 results over the years.

It is PRR which differentiates “I AM” Oneness Wisdom School from other online training programs like Coursera and Udacity, for that matter any other training program out there

Just as a pilot’s operating ability can be assessed by the hours he has logged in his Pilot’s Log Book, the same applies to thinking skill.

In a recent survey conducted by “I AM” Oneness Wisdom School to find the training hours needed to acquire a basic skill and confidence in that skill in the following areas, the experts at the Julliard School in New York estimated the following

Piano ………. 450 training hours

Singing ………. 900 training hours

Alto Sax ………. 600 training hours

Cello ………. 900 training hours

Flute ………. 900 training hours

Viola ………. 1200 training hours

Violin ………. 1200 training hours

Trumpet ………. 300 training hours

Trombone ………. 600 training hours’

Guitar ………. 150 training hours

Harmonica ………. 50 training hours

Read Music ………. 150 training hours

Kung Fu ………. 600 training hours

It was pointed out that this level of training would not give a virtuoso ability, but would give a good operating or performing ability or SKILL.

Not surprisingly, the same applies to acquiring an operating skill or performing ability in the skill of LETTING GO and LET GOD. Until you have logged a minimum of 50 training hours in LETTING GO as a deliberate skill, do not criticize yourself if you find you are still on the downside of KNOWING versus DOING.

On the downside of WANTING versus HAVING

On the downside of GIVING UP versus LETTING GO

On Mastery

Albert Einstein

Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person.

Ockert J Möller

Information without application is HALLUCINATION.

Johan Kruger

I AM more than enough the more I LET GO and let God have his wonderful way

Bruce Lee

I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.

Susan B Anthony

She who succeeds in gaining the mastery of the bicycle will gain the mastery of life.

Michelangelo

If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful at all.

Gary Zukav

The more aware of your intentions and your experiences you become, the more you will be able to connect the two, and the more you will be able to create the experiences of your life consciously. This is the development of mastery. It is the creation of authentic power.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life – in firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do as well as to talk; and to make our words and actions all of a color.

I said all of the above to say to you: If you are willing to put in the hours…I am willing to do the training through PRR

Do not criticize yourself if you find you are still on the downside of KNOWING versus DOING.

On the downside of WANTING versus HAVING

On the downside of GIVING UP versus LETTING GO

It’s in the moments of your decision that your destiny is formed…. Make the CHOICE

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