> I’ve also tried to be very strategic about how I use technology. Last year, I bought myself a safe which has a timer in it. So you can actually lock it and set a time, and it will not open [until that time] even though you have the code and have the key to the safe.
> So I use the safe to hide the cable for my Internet router and my iPhone when I need to be working. So, for example, throughout most of January, I would only check my email at about 11pm.
Each moment I choose an action.
Each action has a negative or positive consequence.
The more I choose a negative action, the more negative the consequence.
The more I choose a positive action, the more positive the consequence.
Each consequence affects my future actions.
Each choice is affected by a negative or positive motivation.
Fear or love?
An environment can nurture fear.
An environment can nurture love.
A child cannot choose their environment.
A child can learn fear from their environment.
A child may choose negative actions in an environment that nurtures fear.
An adolescent is not an adult.
An adolescent is learning to be an adult.
An adult can choose their actions.
An adult can unlearn fear from their environment.
An adult may choose positive actions in an environment that nurtures fear.
An adult who unlearns fear from their environment is better able to recognize fear.
An adult can continue to make positive actions based on their ability to recognize fear.
Negative or positive?
Fear or love?
I lose control.
Because to control is to choose fear.
Fear is irrational.
Faith is rational.
Choosing faith is a positive action.
The more I choose faith, the more positive the consequence.
Here are some ways in which people unconsciously try to emphasize their form-identity. If you are alert enough, you may be able to detect some unconscious patterns within yourself: demanding recognition for something you did and getting angry or upset if you don't get it; trying to get attention by talking about your problems, the story of your illnesses, or making a scene; giving your opinion when nobody has asked for it and it makes no difference to the situation; being more concerned with how the other person sees you than with the other person, which is to say, using other people for egoic reflection or as ego enhancers; trying to make an impression on others through possessions, knowledge, good looks, status, physical strength, and so on; bringing about temporary ego inflation through angry reaction against something or someone; taking things personally, feeling offended; making yourself right and others wrong through futile mental or verbal complaining; wanting to be seen, or to appear important. Once you have detected such a pattern within yourself, I suggest you conduct an experiment. Find out what it feels like and what happens if you let go of that pattern. Just drop it and see what happens. De-emphasizing who you are on the level of form is another way of generating consciousness. Discover the enormous power that flows through you into the world when you stop emphasizing your form identity."