Sheep & Shepherd’s

Having a routine Job is indoctrination of our minds, if it is not a conscious decision. 
Everyday, we go to a job, engage in job training, learn new things about the job, learn new knowledge and information about how to better meet the expectation of our position. 

Only to observe something, what we put in our mind, where we focus our attention, our attention and energy flow, its all a form of energy. In Chinese YI and Qi, equal thought and energy. Meaning litterally that our energy follows our thought.

Our brain is exposed to what our brain is focussed on. What we look at with our eyes, what we hear with your ears, all of this is what we are putting in our mind. Let’s use a blender for example, put Bananas and chocolate powder in, some sort of coconut milk and maybe some cinnamon… Why would you expect a different result than a chocolat and coconut smoothy type drink?

Don’t expect something different if you continue putting the same stuff inside…

If we’re not interested in our job, other than money and the opportunity to be there, then the knowledge and repetition day in and day out may not be what we want to be putting in our brain. 

Say for example, we learn things in school, then from school we go directly into university, then after uni, we decide to take a gap year, then go to get a job once we’ve looked around a bit. 

Everything we’ve ever learn’t has been adding to our mindset: getting a job. It’s a likely conclusion. We’re literally being trained to get a job to work for someone from a very young age. If we don’t have an inner rebel, then we won’t question what we’re being taught, we won’t question why we’re doing what we’re doing.

I remember when I was 14, I couldn’t figure out why the maths problems we were learning to solve were being taught to us. I liked math, though I couldn’t understand why I was learning it. There was no practical application related to it. And this because I hadn’t been taught to learn about having a vision or a goal before setting out to achieve it. I saw that then, I still believe that now.

Nothing I learned in school made sense, until I stopped doing things because I was told to do them.
When I started doing things because I wanted to do them, then everything I was taught made sense. 

“If there is too little demand on them (people), people are bored.” Csikszentmihalyi Mikahel

Shepherds and sheep. 

Boring people are bored when there isn’t much demand of them and they have no impulse to be interested. Sheep graze grass boringly when they aren’t asked to to anything. In and of themselves those people aren’t boring, they simply haven’t been taught to create interest or be interested, because they haven’t experienced enough significant pain. I’d say that also comes from a divide between their inner world and their outer world. 

A shepherd on the other hand, will always have something to do, his livelihood depends on it. 

If we learn how to use our time and make decisions for ourselves, we’ll very quickly come to the understanding that we don’t have time to be bored. We’re either curious, interested, creative, dealing with something…But bored doesn’t enter the equation. 

Out of the life we live, we only have so much time.  When life is on our terms, we chose our time very carefully. 

There’s no safety net. When we’ve bulit our life up from scratch we’ve taken the time to look at every little detail of why we want to live the life we’re living or working towards.

I stayed in the same room I grew up in at my parents house, for more than 5 years give or take. 

I was on social welfare for a while, but never for a minute was I bored. I was occupied, preoccupied, busy, interested, creative, understanding something, researching something, delving into books, reflecting…

Bored doesn’t enter my vocabulary, because the life I lead is the life I chose to live. 

Boring people get bored, interesting people get interested.

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