Saturday, September 18, 2010

I've just been robbed


I was robbed yesterday. I went to look for something in my friends van and noticed tons of stuff missing. There were clothes missing, a backpack, shoes, and who knows what else. It was just gone. I played the game. My mind went to all the places it thought it was supposed to go....anger, fear, hurt, vengence, insecurity....and on and on. After about 30 minutes of playing the game....i stopped....i calmed down....put things into perspective and had control once again on my emotions accepting the fact that those things were gone. I used all my jet eye training to overcome my monkey mind. I was back at peace.

So Andy and I began to theorize just how someone could get into a locked van....so he goes to the back door and opens it up and says, "They probably went thru here, but wait there is all this stuff in the way". Well that stuff ended up being the "stuff" that i thought was missing. It was there the whole time. My little sister had moved it so she could play in the van. All my fears were self inflicted. Then we realized that even if the stuff would have really been gone my fears were still self inflicted. No matter what the circumstance...i still had a choice about how i wanted to feel about something. This world is not messed up, our lives are not problematic, we create all the energy behind circumstance, which in turn affects our peace.

Our greatest obstacle is conditioned responses that are programed into our brain. We react certian ways to things because we learned to do so. Awareness helps us see alternatives and gives us the insight to choose differently.


Nothing is missing! Go back to what is already there and rest!!

2 comments:

Andrew Tipton said...

;) where's the backpack??? here it is! its ALWAYS been here. ALWAYS will be. Rest well.

Jacob said...

Trent,
Just checkin out the blog. Good stuff! I enjoyed this weekend. We need to get together more often, kelly really enjoyed hangin out to.

jacob