The Loch-Ness Monster Sent Me an E-Book

(This is part 2. Part 1 is here.)

Ask and you shall receive, they say.

But, according to Mark Silver, who wrote the e-book at this website, the kind of thing you ask for matters. In fact, what matters about it is whether it’s made of matter.

Manifestation gurus and school guidance counselors the world over advocate setting goals based on what you want.

Mark’s point is that asking for stuff from the universe doesn’t work. Stuff comes from having a good relationship with that area of life in general. You have to ask the universe to help you figure out the area of life. Like you need to ask for a healthier relationship with money, not for a million dollars delivered to your door.

It’s been said before that all problems are spiritual.

Mark’s take on fate is even better though. He calls it your individual path. There are things on it and things that aren’t. You have to get in touch with your inner truth bits to figure out if something you want is on your path. Which is why just wanting it doesn’t make us all millionaires.

And then, for the cherry on top, he explained why I’m not an asshole for not already having a successful business.

This is because of the difference between tasks, which can be finished in one sitting, and projects, which involve a lot of tasks, and potentially learning and collaborating. If you mistake them you end up thinking there is something wrong with you when you can’t check “fly to the moon” off your to-do list.

I found this through an email newsletter I never read, that I’ve been wanting to unsubscribe from but keep putting off, that I just randomly opened.

The universe at work.

And like most good answers to hard questions, knowing the answer is almost harder than not knowing.

There is something calming in the frantic, self-righteous panic that comes from “taking action” on something you know is ultimately pointless.

It’s much harder to know that the path ahead, the one you’ve chosen, requires the hard conversations with the people you love, the deep cutting risks, the actual cliff leaping that you would give almost anything to avoid.

Knowing what you need to do makes it far more tempting to quit.

“But I have promises to keep…”

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