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Time Thief: On Complaining

Audio Version (music by Sergii Pavkin)

There are numerous ways in which we give away, lose, or are stolen from energetically, psychically, physically, and temporally in this linear world. We choose the ways in which to spend our precious limited number of moments, minutes, hours, days, and years exploring life and allowing things to unfold. But if we live unconscious and unaware, never present and never noticing what can be autonomic and automatic, time is literally stolen from us; those who are aware of and consciously manipulating the strings profit from our squandered talents and abilities.

Complaining is one of the most effective, damaging, and insidious ways to accomplish this. While there is an endless supply of things to complain about in the world, we must keep in mind that many, if not most, of them are blatantly manufactured, or at the very least superficial and misleading. One thing is certain: our practiced habits of internalizing any of it — of griping, whining, railing against, and thus victimizing ourselves — only poison the spirit and drain valuable resources that could be better spent elsewhere.

Look around. You’ll see it in your frowning reflection, in the faces of others, and in the old routines and grumblings of unfulfilled family and friends. You’ll feel it in classrooms and seminars, and you’ll taste it in your processed food.

If we engage in these rituals on a regular basis, our physicality adapts to embolden and enforce them. Our reality is thus shaped by these perceptions and severely limited perspectives. And that’s fine if it resonates with and fulfills your life goals and preferences. However, I would wager that it feels off.

It all begins with returning to the present moment. It begins with active listening to your inner scripts, internal critic, and external impulses to chide and chastise; to blame that tailgating son-of-a-bitch, and to damn the evil corporatocracy that is destroying the government, planet, and unbalancing the universe.

Get real. Remember who and what you are. These stories and constructs may seem as real as a hangnail, stubbed toe, or rolled ankle, but they are, at best, slivers in our minds.

Reinvest and redirect your divine energy into your courage, creative flow, heart, and soul. Engage in the evolving, uplifting paradigms, and embrace the extraordinary.

It’s your story. It’s your legacy.

Love your life.

“Bring It All Back (The Ones)” from The Reluctant Pilgrim, Part I