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March 24, 2009

All or Nothing

Filed under: John Morgan's Blog — John Morgan @ 7:35 am

“In for a dime, in for a dollar” the old expression goes.

How much are you wagering?

Are you wagering all or nothing? I’m betting on nothing.

All is too risky. Nothing is the better bet.

Does this mean not to gamble? No, it means to play the odds.

The person who wants it all will be disappointed because, if and when they get it all, they will want more. It turns out to be more of the same.

There is only so much of all a person can take before they long for nothing.

If life is a chase, you will attempt to get it all. If life is moment to moment mindfulness, you find the mother lode of nothing.

Where does most of your frustration come from? If you examine it, it will be some thwarted attempt at getting it all. If it’s something out there that’s eluding you, it’s part of the “all” package. The thinking goes like this: “When I acquire that, I will be happy, satisfied, at peace.” That’s Fool’s Gold.

When your quest is for no-thing, you discover the source that is responsible for everything that shows up in the world of all.

The only question you have to ask yourself is, “Do I want a specific treasure or do I want the Genie?”

In other words, do you want all or nothing?

If you’re a younger reader, chances are you want it all. No amount of convincing from me or anyone else will shift your focus. It will shift on its own. Some will have to wait until they are dying for nothing to show up, but show up it will.

The chase is on, early on. We are so busy running after it all that we don’t see the point in stopping. Some carry that chase with them their whole life, only to eventually wind up at the same place they could have been at years before had they discovered nothing.

There are no things in the land of nothing, yet all things are created here.

Don’t throw away your wish list or your bucket list. Those are wonderful things to have to enhance your life situation. When they become the focus of your life, life takes a back seat and is replaced by the frustration associated with the land of all.

We often hear, “You can’t take it with you.” No things are allowed in heaven. You’ll continue to create a living hell by chasing it all.

If this is touching you at some level, I encourage you to find your quiet place. The Grasshopper reminded us that Your thoughts aren’t allowed in heaven.”

Find the place where your mind calms and your body unwinds. If you need assistance, they are plenty of helpers available. Learn meditation, self-hypnosis, yoga, tai chi or anything else that allows you to enter the land of nothing.

It’s here that you will find the peace that is the mother of all creation.

Don’t be surprised at the surprises that just show up in the land of all when you make it a habit to visit the land of nothing.

All or nothing?

Nothing the best,

John

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