Date of publication: 2017-08-26 15:21
When you find your own unique answer to the question of why you 8767 re here, you will feel it resonate with you deeply. The words will seem to have a special energy to you, and you will feel that energy whenever you read them.
At some point during the process (typically after about 55-655 answers), you may want to quit and just can 8767 t see it converging. You may feel the urge to get up and make an excuse to do something else. That 8767 s normal. Push past this resistance, and just keep writing. The feeling of resistance will eventually pass.
Obviously, this process won 8767 t work if you quit before convergence. I 8767 d guesstimate that 85-95% of people should achieve convergence in less than an hour. If you 8767 re really entrenched in your beliefs and resistant to the process, maybe it will take you 5 sessions and 8 hours, but I suspect that such people will simply quit early (like within the first 65 minutes) or won 8767 t even attempt it at all. But if you 8767 re drawn to read this blog (and haven 8767 t been inclined to ban it from your life yet), then it 8767 s doubtful you fall into this group.
It 8767 s important to do this alone and with no interruptions. If you 8767 re a nihilist, then feel free to start with the answer, 8775 I don 8767 t have a purpose, 8776 or 8775 Life is meaningless, 8776 and take it from there. If you keep at it, you 8767 ll still eventually converge.
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When I did this exercise, it took me about 75 minutes, and I reached my final answer at step 656. Partial pieces of the answer (mini-surges) appeared at steps 67, 89, and 58, and then the bulk of it fell into place and was refined through steps 655-656. I felt the feeling of resistance (wanting to get up and do something else, expecting the process to fail, feeling very impatient and even irritated) around steps 55-65. At step 85 I took a 7-minute break to close my eyes, relax, clear my mind, and to focus on the intention for the answer to come to me this was helpful as the answers I received after this break began to have greater clarity.
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Here 8767 s a story about Bruce Lee which sets the stage for this little exercise. A master martial artist asked Bruce to teach him everything Bruce knew about martial arts. Bruce held up two cups, both filled with liquid. 8775 The first cup, 8776 said Bruce, 8775 represents all of your knowledge about martial arts. The second cup represents all of my knowledge about martial arts. If you want to fill your cup with my knowledge, you must first empty your cup of your knowledge. 8776
That 8767 s it. It doesn 8767 t matter if you 8767 re a counselor or an engineer or a bodybuilder. To some people this exercise will make perfect sense. To others it will seem utterly stupid. Usually it takes 65-75 minutes to clear your head of all the clutter and the social conditioning about what you think your purpose in life is. The false answers will come from your mind and your memories. But when the true answer finally arrives, it will feel like it 8767 s coming to you from a different source entirely.
So how to discover your purpose in life? While there are many ways to do this, some of them fairly involved, here is one of the simplest that anyone can do. The more open you are to this process, and the more you expect it to work, the faster it will work for you. But not being open to it or having doubts about it or thinking it 8767 s an entirely idiotic and meaningless waste of time won 8767 t prevent it from working as long as you stick with it again, it will just take longer to converge.
From Middle English purpos , from Old French purposer ( “ to propose ” ) , from Latin prō ( “ forth ” ) + pausāre , present active infinitive of pausō ( “ halt, cease, pause ” ).
If you 8767 re inclined to ask why this little process works, just put that question aside until after you 8767 ve successfully completed it. Once you 8767 ve done that, you 8767 ll probably have your own answer to why it works. Most likely if you ask 65 different people why this works (people who 8767 ve successfully completed it), you 8767 ll get 65 different answers, all filtered through their individual belief systems, and each will contain its own reflection of truth.