100 Days of Wisdom…Day 99
Life is a paradox!
Whoever designed life had a great sense of humour. S/he obviously knew that making life easy would not be fulfilling for the human spirit so they decided to create the paradox project and built it into the fabric in life in many ways to keep us guessing, not because they felt like being cruel or deliberately frustrating us, but to challenge us and our way of thinking. For me, life isn’t there to be figured out, it’s there to take us to the next evolutionary jump in conscious, to facilitate eternal growth.
Let me clarify.
Anyone who’s been to a Tony Robbins seminar will know very well one of the paradoxs I’m talking about. In him seminars, Tony talks about the 6 human needs. Two are those needs are a paradox as one is the need of “certainty” and the other is the need of “uncertainty”.
That’s just one example, here are a few more that I want to contribute to the philosophy of paradox.
In order to become selfless, you must first become selfish. In order to become selfish you must first become selfless. What do I mean? Are you ready for this? Are you sure? 😆 You cannot help others until you help yourself. You cannot help yourself until you help others. If you want to change the world you must first change yourself. To clarify, if you want to be in a better position to help others or to help the world, it makes perfect sense to prepare yourself for that task. In preparing yourself you will find that other people will come to you for your support and your guidance. The selfishness comes in the form of valuing yourself and yourtime. The selflessness comes from not turning people away when they need you. It will forever be a paradox the you will face on whatever path of growth that you choose
There is another law that I call the law of simple complexity, or, as I call it, the simplexity! 😛 In the process of learning knowledge, everything will seem simple as easy. As you learn more and things may seem more complex and difficult to grasp. Then ultimately you realise it was a simple principle behind the whole thing and so you have one again returned to simpleness. I believe that no matter how complex this universe may seem that ultimately it is made of simplicity.
You will find these paradox’s wherever you go and in whatever you do. Their purpose is also a paradox. It’s not meant to be understood, it’s meant to be enjoyed!