Alan, Margaret Mead, Margaret discussed on The Astral Hustle with Cory Allen


More aware of your surroundings and the other things that are going on. But because you're not actually trying to force something from your own point of view, you can relax. It's not there's no agenda, as you said, the witness, is that kind of an idea, to where you can actually just be, first of all, an observer, but really, truly a participant. You become more of a participant than you are when you're contracted. Yeah, absolutely. And I always find that rebalancing the mind in that way, particularly if you're feeling anxious. It's good to do if you're just enjoying yourself as well. But if you're feeling anxious or kind of tight about something a freaked out and then zooming out in that way, it really exposes the absurdity of the fact that your uptight at all. It's like, wait, this kind of hairless classy, fancy monkey, stuck to a rock floating in the middle of infinity. In this rock has been around for 3 billion years and I'm this little wiggly kind of fleshy wave of consciousness that has this minute little lifespan amongst billions of us. Why am I worried about typing this email properly or whatever? This is so it just turns into laughter because the absurdity of the fact that as you mentioned earlier, how strong our minds are that they can wind this up with a story that seems so real and so the stakes are so high that we get so pulled into it that we lose track of just the true nature of reality. And this allows us to breathe in and out with our perspective. And we can, you know, at times, yes, it's totally appropriate to be completely engaged, and at times it's not, or it's no longer useful, or it's just adding stress to a situation. So you can disengage and lapse into another easier way of being. My father had a very funny thing that he said, which was, you know, people were always coming to him with, you know, people from the free speech movement or whatever. They say, Alan, it's a huge problem. We've got to jump into action. Even Margaret Mead did this with a campaigning about nuclear weapons. Alan, you know, we need to align ourselves get a crusade going, and blah, blah, you know, and he said, oh, I don't know, you know? I have a theory that when somebody presents a problem to me, particularly, say, a business that I'll let it sit for 30 days. And see if it resolves itself. And Margaret, of course, would say, oh, you know, you have no love for your future generations and this is kind of scare me. Pretty agitated about this. You might push the button first to keep somebody else from pushing it. And see in their lies sort of the key to it. And it was really funny because he repeated this story while he was on tour in Japan to a group of people about this letting things go for 30 days. And he said, you know, some people would bother me about it, but some people understood what I was doing. And his third wife, jano, chimed in, but Alan, I've never done that. And he says, yes, dear, I know..

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