How to Escape Getting Dragged Through the Poop

Toilet paper holder  Here’s one of my favorite stories about perspectives.

A monk is sitting on the toilet, enjoying his morning constitutional.

He reaches for the toilet paper and tears off a few sheets.

Before he wipes himself, however, he notices an ant on the sheets.

He then flicks the ant off the toilet paper with his index finger.

Later, he thinks about the ant.  From the ant’s perspective, the monk figures, getting flicked across the bathroom was the greatest tragedy that had ever befallen it.

Unless, he muses, the ant could know what the alternative would have been!

Remember today: calling something “good” or “bad” is usually merely a matter of your perspective(Click that link to Tweet it) And, knowing that, why burden yourself by deciding that anything is “bad”?

Instead, you can reserve your judgment entirely.  You can choose to tell yourself, “I lack the global perspective to know how this falls into the grand spectrum of life’s unfolding.  Today I will choose to make no judgment about this and trust that things are happening just like they’re supposed to.”

That story takes the handcuffs off the universe because it clearly sends the expectation to the quantum field that you are okay and that you expect things to continue to unfold in a beneficial way in the long run – despite what might look like a tragedy in the near term.

And stay tuned to this blog for more techniques for using new paradigms from quantum physics to align your life with your dreams…

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  1. Hey Greg. I really like your analogies in here about how it is our beliefs create our reality.

    Sorry you’re the only person I can ask about this. What are some good books out there that further explain thoroughly how parallel realities work? and how we shift from different ones through our beliefs? Hope you could give me some good book recommendation as I think it would really help to fully understand it and it’s really intriguing me. Thanks! Keep up the good work 🙂

    • Hey Daniel,

      Thanks for asking my recommendation.

      I love Brian Greene. And I highly recommend his book, The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos.

      You’ll enjoy it!

        • First of all, Frank, thank you for taking the time to comment.

          Second, have you read my books? They are an excellent place to start regarding your question. I recommend Why Quantum Physicists Do Not Fail first.

          Third, my next book (due out very soon) is a coach in book form for precisely this process. It is called How Quantum Physicists Build New Beliefs. Look for it very soon (join my newsletter so you know when it becomes available).

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