“The business out in front of you, which is the world around you cannot be ignored. It’s not a great deal of fun with communication systems that put us on a global basis. Turning on your computer, television, or picking up your newspaper is the basis for non-creative energy that you don’t want. There are some individuals who say that they want to cut that kind of input out of their lives. That’s okay. You don’t have to read the news or know what is going on everywhere in the world. I’m referring to your personal life. What you don’t have a right to do is to cut yourself off from your own life. It’s an option if you want to cut off the rest of the world. You have a right to do that. However, you can’t then turn around and say, “I have nothing to create or to live for.” Your own life is the parameter of your experience which is your own world. To begin to accept this provides you with the incentive to take responsibility for the power you have over your own world. What comes out of your world is not the world around you.
Whether your view is positive or negative about the activity of the world surrounding you, it has nothing to do with the creative energy that deals with your availability to have an experience that leads to a proper level of knowledge.
Are you aware of how many celestial bodies have collided today? Do you know how many galaxies have been created today? Do you know how many stars have been burned out today? You don’t know, but it is going on. Suppose you could turn on channel 155, the Universal Channel, on your television. All of a sudden you have a panoramic view of what’s going on in this galaxy right now. It’s going on, but you’re not putting any focus on what you think doesn’t affect you because you don’t know about it.
Is that much different than focusing on all these horrible things going on in the world around you? The issue is choice. I’m not indicating it isn’t going to affect you overall in terms of life activity if you don’t want to focus on the conditions in the Middle East. The point is what you do need to focus on. You focus on your world, which is directly in front of you, should be in the terms of what it is you want to do. I do not want to overwork this point, nor do I want anyone to take the following statement too far: Most everything we read in the book we know as the Bible is a reiteration of basic metaphysical codes. The statement made by the individual attributed to the man that has become known as Jesus is, “I am in this world, but I am not of this world.” There’s your key. He was saying exactly what I’m trying to get across here. He was saying that he knows there’s a world out there. He knew what was going on in the world. He knew what power people claimed to have, but that wasn’t his world. His world was him. He is quoted as saying, “My Father and I are one,” which is saying the Universe is my world, and I establish my own parameter, my own world. Don’t put those statements way out there as if it were some mystic or some great teacher who had no relation to the rest of us. Those are very real statements about the way you and I are meant to live. What gets you overwhelmed is that you are too concerned that you have to interact with the big world outside of you.
At that point, you think there has to be someone else in your life, or that there has to be some other condition such as the bank foreclosing on your house to make the day interesting. It’s as if something has to be going on to threaten your survival. If you want to take into consideration that all these things are threatening your survival, then all you are going to be doing is worrying about your survival. You’re not going to be learning anything other than in a reverse way about how to survive. You’ve already proved that you are going to survive. Survival is no longer an issue. Therefore, it doesn’t make sense to go through your life proving it over and over. We already know you can survive. Let’s get on with something that is worthwhile. Simply follow your nose.
If your overall incentive is that you would like to improve and come back to a better world, how do you bring that into a moment-to-moment reaction to the world you actually live in? That isn’t very hard to do, first of all, you were given five physical senses. Those senses are primarily there to keep you alive. You hear, see, taste, touch and smell. Those physical senses are basically there to make sure your body can meet conditions and survive. The beauty is that you are also capable of super-senses. Your super-senses are capable of going though experiences that do not deal primarily with survival. They deal with the acquisition of knowledge. To function in YOUR world, you must wake up! You have senses all of which allow you to be aware of the seen and the unseen. When you give yourself to these senses, you are excited into an action. That action is not a labor. It’s a willingness to participate in your own development. Nothing you find in front of you is a job. It is an opportunity.” – Gregge Tiffen