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Life Perspective

Lesson 6 from: Stop Making Excuses

Gary John Bishop

Life Perspective

Lesson 6 from: Stop Making Excuses

Gary John Bishop

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6. Life Perspective

Lesson Info

Life Perspective

Welcome back. So I just want to use this a little halfway point. You've been laying the foundations of something. And to recap, we've been laying the foundations of what it is, or what is the point you've come to as a human being. But bear in mind, we really only are at the halfway point. But we've been uncovering what you've conclude about yourself, what you've concluded about others, and what you've concluded about life itself. Now the one thing I do want to make sure of is that you don't get too hung up on the examples that I've been given you. It's critical that you look in your own life and you start to see for yourself. And one way to do this, is just observe yourself right now. What's going on with you? What's your experience of yourself? If your life is going pretty well, that's great. Then you can maybe recollect some of those times when maybe it wasn't going quite as well. And you might notice some of those internal dialogues about yourself or your social conclusions, or your...

life conclusions. But here's the thing. All of these, like I said earlier, come together. They locate you at a very specific place on a map. Now, you can imagine this for a moment. Your experience of yourself is from a very distinct place and what I'm proposing is, that place is given by those conclusions. So as you make your way through life, you're trying to get past them. You're trying to overcome them. You're trying to produce results and accomplishments, but still grounded in those same conclusions. Now we've all heard the phrase, point of view, or the phrase, a view of life. The reality is you and I don't live like we've got a point of view. We don't live like we've got a view of life. We live as if we're seeing things the way they are. It's other people who have points of view. It's other people who have a view of life. It's not you or I. But you see, the thing is, I don't think it really captures what we're talking about here when you use the term point of view, or view of life. I prefer to call it your point of experience. That is, there's a very definitive locale, there's a very definitive place on the map where you exist and you experience life from that locale. Your job in life, is to actually get out of it, is to expand, is to take new things on. Get a new job. Get in a relationship. Have children. All of it, to somehow take you away from this locale, but at the same time, you always end up back in it again. And that really is the conundrum of being a human being. No matter how things change, the more they stay the same. And the older you get, the more polarized you become. You become more like you than you were before. In fact, if you're someone who's in your 30's, or in your 40's, you'll notice, there's a very definitive way that you are now. There's a very you that exists. And, that you is organized around overcoming what you've concluded. So in the next section, we're going to deal with, we're going to uncover who are you. Who are you as a human being? How do you strategize this life? How do you turn life around and make it go your way? I'll see you there.

Ratings and Reviews

Merrily Bjerkestrand
 

Gary, thank you for sharing your insights and building our understanding by "connecting the dots" of life and living as human beings. Your message and words are powerful and thought-provoking. More importantly, life-changing for those who wish to get out of their box, over their barriers, and live an authentic and genuinely free life beyond the velvet rope. These lessons were paced well and I appreciated the flow of connected thoughts and reasoning. Your message and points are both simple and complex at the same time. They create knowledge and understanding but are only useful if applied and put into action. Just like most of philosophy! You did a great job of identifying steps needed for personal change without reducing the need for individual action. Your bonus message of keeping one's promises to oneself sealed the deal. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

a Creativelive Student
 

I loved this talk! Much to ponder about our conclusions driving our lives. Our choices. How we can end up on autopilot. And how we start out with so much possibility and by bringing in awareness to our patterns we can begin to open up to operating from possibility instead narrow minded repetition. The multi universe perspective! Love that! I would love a longer more in depth class with Gary. Would be great! Thank you!

Glenys Morgan
 

I love that Gary is straight to the point and didn't delve into who screwed us up before we reached mid-20's - each of us has a distinct personality and challenges to deal with in our present life. The shortest course on behaviour change but I got so much out of each short segment, read the transcript as well and spent time in self-analysis. Life is one long lesson and often difficult to work through. Staying stuck in a rut is far more difficult. Thanks Gary, excellent class. And thanks to Creative Live for all the amazing classes that expand my gray matter!

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