How To Accelerate Learning Curve
You are a learning machine. It is the nature of the organism. The goal of learning is just that learning. The goal of learning (or any new endeavor for that matter) is not perfection on the first try, but continued evaluation and improvement. This is why it is important to be kind to yourself as you evaluate and learn. If you aren’t, learning can be emotionally painful which is why most people never do it, and which is why most people remain stuck for their entire lives. (How faithful are you to success?) They didn’t learn how to learn which is how to do self-analysis and find out what worked and what didn’t, and then make the appropriate changes and adjustments as you go. Leave your value as a human being and your self-worth alone (just leave it at 100%). Remember, for every negative self-statement, you may do two positive self-acts.
You might be wondering why there is so much emphasis on learning. Learning is a process. We are a process, and a work in progress. Nothing in this universe is static.
It is all always moving, always changing. The important difference is that none of these atomic particles and structures feel bad about this. Only humans do this. [How much faith do you have in feeling bad?)
This brings us to a very important discussion, so pay close attention.
Through many years of study and experience, I have found something very curious. While it is no secret, it is so obvious that many have simply missed it.
Those people who have a bad time at life seem to be “metaphysical generalizes.” (See The Black Book by C.S. Hyatt.) It seems as though success in life is inversely proportional to the amount of metaphysical generalizing one does.
Metaphysical generalizing refers to the process of observing the actions and behaviors of your self and then assigning a value judgment and label to it. Once this process is started and believed in, it becomes what is often referred to as self-fulfilling prophecy.
Metaphysical generalizers put things into broad, global categories:
2.1 am fundamentally no good (worthless).
3.1 sometimes am good and sometimes no good.
Which then leads to the external world:
1. Others are fundamentally good.
2. Others are fundamentally no good.
3. Sometimes others are good and sometimes no good.
That makes the stakes pretty high, doesn’t it?
That makes the stakes pretty high, doesn’t it. If in everything I do, I am playing for the absolute value and worth of my self as an individual human being. No wonder people hesitate, avoid, procrastinate, fall short and feel anxious.
We are constantly torn between our factual existence and our infinite capacity to imagine and fantasize. Or, one might say, torn between our objective reality and subjective reality. Just because we can label something doesn’t make the label “true” of us.
Science alert. In the field of physics, they have discovered that the characteristics and properties of an observed entity do not exist in the entity itself, but in the perception of the observer. Example: One would normally say “the ball is red.” A physicist would say “the ball appears to reflect the red spectrum of light under certain conditions in a specific time and place.” The quality of “redness” is not in the ball, but based on the perception of the observer. (Be careful not to turn this observation into metapuke.)
So what, you may ask. You may not even like science (or didn’t think you did). But, if you take what is known from science, and apply it to yourself, you end up with something very valuable.
It means that the labels you have given yourself (and the labels others have given you and which you agreed to) are not ” i n you,” but are in your perception of yourself. SO, that means that all of the “labels”—like bad, wrong, stupid, lazy, dumb, failure, no-good, worthless, and anything else are not “you.”
SO Sorry, to those of you who think that negativity, depression, big words, and things that go bumpy in the night imply truth.
A simple example. Remember when you were a young child, and another child called you a “picklehead,” and you ran in the house and looked in the mirror, you saw that there was no pickle there (although you may have imagined it so on the way inside). How is that any different than those other things that you have said about yourself?
So what then “makes” something true? We have discussed earlier that our “feelings” do not make things true, and now we are saying that “language” and labeling do not make things “true” either.
As you will notice, these strange and curious thoughts and ideas are circular and self-perpetuating. For example, a person in trouble comes in for help. The fact that they are in trouble and the fact that they need help means, you guessed it.
These are exactly the types of meanings and beliefs that are formed when we are young, when the mind is not fully developed.
It is a common initial reaction to completely deny that there is any possibility that “you” might have some of these kinds of limiting beliefs. I call this the “look under that rock again” phenomenon. When you are absolutely sure that you know that something isn’t “true” for or about you, you will probably find the answer by looking there again.
Recap: Don’t assign global value judgments to yourself as you are learning.
(Hey guys—a truly worthless person wouldn’t be concerned about being worthless. Or, who is this I that says I am good or no good? How do you feel about this I? Who in the hell is she anyway?) Who are you more faithful to, mommy or daddy?
When you free yourself from this nonsense, you will literally be able to do anything you wish, as long as you are passionate about it and seek to learn as much as you can…!!!
In contrast to Metaphysical Generalizers, I have noticed another curious type of person. For this person, fundamental or metaphysical conclusions are not an issue. They are not relevant. He is a “Here I Am Person.” He simply experiences events and situations, and if he generalizes, he does so from his observations. He doesn’t need to know the “Great” answers. When he has answers, he has them. He likes events, experiences and things. He takes interest in things that interest him. His sense of his basic self is non-comparative. This means he uses comparison to learn, instead of for self-evaluation and judgment.
The identity of this person is the “Natural Child” who is unassisted by the need to discuss their own self-worth. They realize that worth is not a relevant issue, and cannot be. Have you ever heard of a fetus considering its worth for life before propelling itself into life?
Is it possible to be “wrong” or “bad” as a human being at the level of mere existence? WO. How would one measure this? It is always done by feelings. The single most devastating error a young mind makes is adopting the fictitious belief that since I feel bad, I must be bad. But this does not prove that it is even possible to be bad, or wrong, or worthless. It simply shows us that we have the power to create a concept, forget that we did it, and then become imprisoned in our own creation. Do you remember when you did this last?
If you have to decide if you are fundamentally good and worthy of life, then you’re open to a world of misery because your mental decision implies that it is true. Example. If I ask you if you have ever seen a blue elephant, the question presupposes that they exist. Most people never question the validity of the concepts they are imprisoned by. Even if you decide that you are good and worthy of life, your decision is open to re-decision because it was up for question to begin with. The solution, begin to question “truth.”
The last paragraph in a box contains one of the greatest frauds ever pulled on us. It is the way in which people are manipulated and controlled by those in “authority” over us. That means parents, religions, politics, and all other entities that have a lock on “the truth.” It is worth your time to carefully consider and understand this.
The natural person, unassisted by fundamental metaphysical evaluations, is not vulnerable to such judgments and re-evaluations since there were no primal evaluations to begin with. He is alive and needs to assume nothing. What assumptions are you faithful to?
Now, I am worried that some of you might begin to feel that you are fundamentally good or no-good. If you feel that way, don’t be concerned because your work here will bring you back to your “unassisted self.”
Just because we habitually think of ourselves in a certain way doesn’t mean it’s true. It is important to realize that the part of your map that describes yourself is also not the territory. Your self-concept is not your self. The labels were never you! A part of you may have responded to those old useless labels and they were never you!