Saturday, January 31, 2009

In The Words Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jnr...


"Take the first step. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step." - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Shelby Collinge's Fortune Cookie

It read:

"Seek out the significance of your problem at this time.

Try to understand it."


This is her website www.shelbycollinge.com.

- Musawenkosi Tshoaele

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Our Greatest Obstacle In Life

"It is a true miracle when a man finally sees himself as his only opposition."
- Vernon Howard

Saturday, January 24, 2009

By Being, Therefore I Am.

If I could just "be", then my world would harmonise to my state of mind.

This is an extract taken from Neale Donald Walsch's (the author of Conversations with God)Weekly Publication of the ReCreation Foundation.

Check his official website http://www.cwg.org

"We spoke of The Buddha earlier. It is good to tell the whole story.

His name was Siddhartha Gautama. He lived in riches and luxuries as a young man, because his father and his family were the rulers of a large area of countryside and had much wealth.

They tried to protect Siddhartha from any knowledge of the outside world for many years. And they kept him on the grounds of the family compound, but one day Siddhartha ventured outside the walls to learn of life as it existed on the street.

He learned of poverty and of illness and of disease and of cruelty and of anger and of all the so-called negative experiences that no one ever allowed him to experience when he was inside the gates of his family's vast estate.

And he gave up all of his riches and all of his luxuries, his whole family, left his wife and children and everyone at home and disappeared, essentially, and embarked on his search for Enlightenment.

"What can I do?" he asked himself, "What can I do?" And he then underwent a series of very rigorous physical and mental disciplines, from fasting to day-long meditations to physical trainings, of every imaginable sort.

And this went on for quite awhile, not a week or two, but for a long time. Something like six years.

He sought out other Masters and asked them how they had achieved or moved toward the experience of Enlightenment, and he did as they told him, because he wanted to honor the Masters that he met along his path.

But nothing brought him the experience of Enlightenment. It only brought him an emaciated body, and a life that was made difficult with physical and mental discipline and training.

One day Siddhartha Gautama said, "I've tried everything. I've done all the physical disciplines, all the trainings, all the exercise, all the starvation, all the diets, all the fasting, and all the meditation.

Now I'm just going to sit here beneath this tree and I'm not getting up until I'm Enlightened."

And there he sat, doing nothing. No exercises, no meditations, no fasting, no nothing, just sitting there doing absolutely nothing.

Now that is hard for many of us to do, because we think there is something we are suppose to be doing in order to be Enlightened.

Suddenly Siddhartha said with a start: "I'm Enlightened." And people came to him and cried out, "What did you do? What did you do? Teach us, Master! You have become the Buddha, the Enlightened One. What is the secret? What did you do?"

And the Buddha said something quite extraordinary: "There is nothing that you have to be, do, or have.""

Imagine.

After all that time. After the life he had lived and all that he did and saw.

After all the luxury and then all the self-denial, after wearing a silk shirt and then a hair-shirt, after thoroughly satisfying his body and then starving his body, and no spiritual or physical discipline and then tons of discipline...after all that time, he realized it was not about doing or having anything and it was not about not doing or having anything.

It was about the middle way. It was about just living life, non-attached to anything in particular.

Not attached to your luxuries and joys, and not attached to your poverty and tragedies.

It was not about any of that.

It can be if you want it to be. It can be if that is what suits you. It can be if that is your path, but it is not necessary to be, do, or have anything in particular.

The Buddha said, in effect, "I'm Enlightened because I have realized that Enlightenment is knowing that there is nothing you have to do to be Enlightened."


So after reading that it hit me that I just have to "be" whatever I want it is then that "I am."

- Tshoaele

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Friday, January 16, 2009

Absolute Confidence and Breakfast

You know it hit me that if you were to change your focus when you encounter what you may consider as "lack"[1], and you allow yourself to be on the lookout of other resources that will achieve the same outcome, they appear.

"As long as one keeps searching, the answers come..." - Joan Baez

You get disappointed obviously when, for example, you find that you out of bread to make breakfast with in the morning and mom didn't leave any money to go buy it with.

I realise that most get into the habit of cultivating this disappointment, well at least I did, by reaffirming them through holding on to this emotion of fear longer than necessary.

Then disappointment, through continual repetition, leads to frustration. Then another image or idea crops up in your mind of how mom is so selfish and uncaring, especially since she knows that I'm broke, you say.

If you keep at it an then this frustration leads to anger.

That's why I want to leave this place, you say.

She always finds a way to harm me!

The knot in your chest builds up and your breathing becomes heavier.

I hate how she can't manage her finances!

She's always going on about how she doesn't have money but goes on to spend it on unnecessary things!

Then she goes out and begs!

Now I have to carry the whole weight of the family with me, this always happens!


The familiar addictive surge of adrenaline runs through your veins and gives you the illusion of strength or power. You then find that there is noone nearby to use as a human punching bag so you turn to yourself and you hit depression.

...all because you failed to notice the leftover meal from last night in the fridge that you can warm up and quench your hunger with.

It's you outlook in life is to lean towards lack and negativity at the slightest excuse, that lead to the train of thought mentioned above.

A train fueled by the coals of fear.

It's as if you're on standby, focusing on things to complain about and negative emotions to hold on to so to fulfill your addiction and chosen habit.

As if you have successfully set your mind into reacting in the negative when you have encountered temporary defeat.

Keeping in mind that this way of thinking did not happen over night.

It was through continual repetition of fear that your mind is set that way, and the only way to remedy to through persistent repetition of its exact opposite.

That being faith.

Faith, also known as absolute confidence.

Which would need just as much commitment and persistent repetition in experiencing its "hold over you" just as much as you allowed thought of fear to establish squatter camps in the rich garden of your mind.

"We can't change the cards we are dealt with, just how we play the hand." - Randy Pausch

So when that card is dealt, ask yourself what are you doing to help make the situation better.

Note:

[1]
If you believe in the statement, "life is what you make it" see the abundance instead of the lack in all your life encounters. Now that's true freedom...

- Musawenkosi Tshoaele

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Do Yourself A Favour...

...and see the abundance in it all, 'cause then you will the abundance of it all.

- Tshoaele

Sunday, January 11, 2009

It Has A Tendency To Kill Off Ambition

The extract below really touched me - I actually saw myself nodding in agreement - because there was a time when I encountered my other self mentioned below in Napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich.

"...this idea of starting at the bottom and working one's way up may appear sound, but the major objection to it is this - too many of those who begin at the bottom never manage to lift their heads high enough to be seen by opportunity, so they remain at the bottom.

It should be remembered, also, that the outlook from the bottom is not so very bright or encouraging.

It has a tendency to kill off ambition.

We call it "getting into a rut", which means we accept our fate because we form the
habit of daily routine, a habit that finally becomes so strong we cease to try to throw it off.

And that is another reason why it pays to start one or two steps above the bottom.

By so doing one forms the
habit of looking around, of observing how others get ahead, of seeing opportunity, and of embracing it without hesitation."

This is an extract of a success and self development book I would recommend you to get: Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

- Tshoaele

Friday, January 9, 2009

As Within, So Without

These are some of the Self Analysis Test Questions I told you about in an early post of mines about how your self image influences the way you experience life.
  • Do you often complain often of "feeling bad". If so, what was the cause?

  • Do you like you occupation? If not why?

  • Do you face squarely the circumstances that make you unhappy, or sidestep the responsibility?

  • Do you frequently make mistakes in your work? If so, why?

  • Do you deliberately avoid the association of anyone? If so, why?

  • Do you suffer frequently with indigestion? If so, what is the cause?

  • Are you envious of those who excel you?

  • To which do you devote most time: thinking of success or of failure?

  • How many preventable disturbance annoy you, and why do you tolerate them?

  • Do you resort to liquor, narcotics or cigarettes to "quiet your nerves"? If so, why do you not try willpower instead?

  • Do you tolerate negative or discouraging influences that you can avoid?

  • Do you suffer from any of the Six Basic Fears? If so, which ones?

  • Do you encourage other people to bring their worries to you for sympathy?

  • If you believe that "birds of a feather flock together," what have you learned about yourself by studying the friends you attract?

  • How much time out of every 24 hours do you devote to:
    1. your occupation

    2. sleep

    3. play and relaxation

    4. acquiring useful knowledge

    5. plain waste

  • What is you greatest worry? Why do you tolerate it?

  • Are you sarcastic and offensive in your conversations?

  • Could it be possible that some person you consider to be a friend is, in reality, your worst enemy because of their negative influence in your mind?

  • What, above all else, do you desire? Do you intend to acquire it? Are you willing to subordinate all other desires for this one? How much time daily do you devote to acquiring it?


These are some of the questions I extracted from Think and Grow Rich, "a book that one must read over and over again until money starts coming in to their lives."

- Tshoaele

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Monday, January 5, 2009

"Be Changed Within By The Renewal Of Your Thoughts"

Since nothing is fixed and everything is in a state of potential, everything is possible.

As we understand that everything is possible, as we focus our thoughts on what we want to attract we can literally call into existence whatever we desire.

Simply by feeding our minds vigorously and persistently and exclusively with images, literature, audio, ideas, and people who associate themselves with only the things you desire and nothing else.

  1. Audio an example would Loral Langemeier


  2. Literature an example would be The Science of Getting Rich


  3. Images an example would be the Power Of The Vision Board


  4. Ideas an example is discussed in depth on the chapter of Autosuggestion in this book by Napoleon Hill.


  5. People an example would be Shelby Collinge


- Musawenkosi Tshoaele

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Your Self Image Influences Your Experiences Of Life.

I think it comes down to how much you love & respect yourself.

I say this because you have that, and you won’t doubt your efficiency, and your ability to do well in all things you put your mind into.

Your doubt leads to worry(1).

You then live in a state of anticipation.

A state of “what ifs.”

Always being on the edge because you fear the unknown which was given birth by a feeling of doubt.

While you are vibrating in a frequency of anxiety, you focus on one of the emotions that sprouts out of fear and the feedback you would get from your state of vibration would be circumstances, experiences and people that harmonies with your frequency.

Like what Shelby Collinge mentioned in one of her audio recordings that I have downloaded, in an example where she said if you were to think of yourself as a radio.

You tune in to a jazz radio station, what would you hear?

You would hear jazz coming out of the radio. You don’t tune in to a radio station that plays strictly jazz music and expect to hear rock music.

What you give, consciously or unconsciously, you get.

So think of the damage that a person would be doing to herself and those around them if they have a low self esteem about themselves?

You keep on beating yourself down by constantly grilling into your subconscious that “you are not worth it, because of x, y, z….”

If that's the radio station you are tuned into, that is what you will experience as “proof” of your constant self suggestion or auto suggestion.

In this case being an experience of self pity.

I mean if a person’s self image is not focused on abundance – through constant feelings of love, gratitude and self confidence to name a few – why is it that she wonders why is she appears to receiving all this crap in her life?

Through relentless talk-to-self of doubt and focusing on all the things you don’t like(2), you will keep on receiving that which you preach as your life experiences.

Now think of the possibility of what would happen if you were to use this constant self talk to your advantage?

This is a lifetime journey that some fear to take due to them being comfortable with their discomfort, a spitefully reality about how people live their everyday lives that many do not want to accept.

Please take note that I said “lifetime journey” because a lifetime of condition and mindset does not change overnight.

So get that "quick fix" or "get rich quick" mentality out of your head completely.

Now as to how you do that, well read information related to wealth, fortune, success, and abundance.

As opposed to filling your head about with crap that won’t benefit your self development in anyway.

Like how many hours to you spend a daily wasting time – your most valuable asset – as opposed to contributing to finding ways of taking the next step towards accomplishing your dreams and goals(4)?

Honestly. Take a moment and think about that…

"how many hours a day do you dedicate towards your personal development?"

  1. “Worry is a prayer of what you do not want”a quote by Mindset Expert Shelby Collinge.


  2. Just because you don’t like something doesn’t mean you have successfully stomped it out of your life.

    The subconscious(3) thinks in pictures.

    So you let's say you're late and you retort by saying: “Dammit, I’m late! And I don’t want to be stuck in traffic.”

    Guess what image would be sent straight into your subconscious?

    An image of you stuck in traffic.


  3. It has been said that whatever manages get sent straight into the subconscious mind, is what will manifest into the physical realm


  4. This is what research showed about Dreams and Goals that are committed to paper.


Here’s a book I would recommend you get as a gift to yourself which you must read over and over and over again – be it from the library or from a friend or from your bookstore - until you see change in the world around you, because it is would have been You that has changed:




I will post for you a series of self analysis questions that if taken seriously and time was taken in answering them, you will find out things about yourself that might even shock you.

-Tshoaele

Thursday, January 1, 2009

2000 AND MINE!!!!!!!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!

...don't you think it's about time you finally took charge of your life...food for thought.


"Be transformed by the renewal of your mind."


- Tshoaele