Tempted by Lower? Choose Higher

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Tempted by Lower? Choose Higher


Tempted by Lower? Discover how pushing & pulling on problems increases problems. Discover useful versus self-defeating responses.


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“Better choose better.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice


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NEGATIVE FOR FAILURE

  • When we are tempted to think, feel, or do something negative, we often respond with another negative.
  • By responding to the negative with a negative on the same level or plane as that negative, we feed or increase both negatives (the problem and the response negatives).
  • Avoiding death, darkness, destruction, and deception is the negative level.


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PUSH & PULL FAILURE (NEGATIVE FAILURE)

  • Negative failure can be understood as trying to push or pull on problems.
  • Examples of pushing on problems:
  • I am arguing, attacking, blaming, damning, defending, demanding, fighting, hating, persecuting, witch-hunting.
  • Examples of pulling on problems:
  • I was avoiding, denying, escaping, covering, defending, hiding, regretting, resisting, running, whining, worrying.
  • Both pushing and pulling on problems are negative reactions or responses that increase the negative because pushing and pulling are the same kind of negative or on the same level of negative energy that the problem is on.

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NEGATIVE FOR SUCCESS

  • When we are tempted to think, feel, or do some negative, then we can respond by deconstructing the negative using some process from philosophy or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to, for example, prove it is self-defeating.
  • When we are tempted to think, feel, or do some negative, then we can respond by detaching from the negative using some process from philosophy or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to, for example, prove it is not personal.
  • When we are tempted to think, feel, or do some negative, then we can respond by negating the negative using some process from philosophy or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to, for example, prove it is not a viable option.
  • By responding to the negative with a negative from a higher level or plane than that negative exists on, we can reduce or decrease the negative problem.
  • The negative level that works is deconstruction, detachment, and negation.


“Dry, the soul grows wise and good.” —Heraclitus


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SWITCH FOR SUCCESS

  • When you take ownership of your decisions and life, you claim the right to choose and re-choose as needed.
  • Instead of pushing or pulling on problems, you learn to switch from problems to solutions.
  • For example, you might have a low desire to overeat or sugar binge, but instead, you switch to a higher desire to exercise, meditate, read uplifting books, or help a friend or neighbor.

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INTERNAL SUCCESS

  • When you have some negative thinking and know better than to try to fix it or wrestle with it (push or pull), you can focus on one of your high values that are somehow in opposition to the negative.
  • By keeping your desire and heart at your high value while your mind is still freely entertaining the lower value, you dissolve or melt the lower value in the light of the higher value.
  • For example, you want to waste your time compulsively watching some new TV series.
  • You do not push or pull on this desire.
  • Instead, you refocus your desire to know your spiritual path better and invest your time in reading sources and teachings.

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2 SIMPLE SOLUTIONS

1. SWITCH TO HIGHER

  • Switch
  • to
  • Higher
  • Desire

2. DESIRE HIGHER

  • Force Your
  • Lower Desires
  • to Listen
  • to Your
  • Higher Desires

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EXCEPTION TO 2 SOLUTIONS

  • If you only hear lower desires, you need to internally flee and hide and wait until the tide and time of being overwhelmed by the negative passes.
  • When you hear the higher desires again, practice one of the above two solutions.
  • You want to hear both with a focus and preference for the higher.

VARIATION ONE


VARIATION TWO

  • Hold fast to the tension of bearing your negative desires, feelings, and thoughts in the light of virtue and Energy.
  • See Quotations: Fast-Facts 2016 for a Fast-Facts or meme on this variation entitled “Meditation.”

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3D: Daily Dose: 2023

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  1. “The good is inside you at a height that is indeterminate because it is too grand and invisible.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice
  2. “It is good advice to ‘look up’ instead of down because the good exists inside you above you and the evil below you.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice
  3. “When we uplift people, we get them to focus on the highest inside themselves, which is nobly and physically higher than themselves.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice
  4. “One way to test the spirits is to see if what you are following inside is low or high because the low is of flesh and the highest is of Spirit.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice
  5. “Spiritual truth speaks of God and grace as being above you, and if you look inside, you will find that their presence exists infinitely above you.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

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Right Now, You Are Free to Choose Differently

  • No excuses because right now you can choose.


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