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“So the universe is not quite as you thought it was.

Youd better rearrange your beliefs, then. Because you certainly cant rearrange the universe.”

 

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Isaac Asimov

 

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head and change 2We talk about changing the world and ‘rocking the universe’ not only when young but in discussions where we are thinking about maximizing our potential … or simply convince ourselves we can do something that matters.

 

 

In other words …

we have a plan.

 

 

Ok.

 

 

Maybe not a specific step by step plan … but we have a general schematic of a plan which showcases key lines and dimensions of what, where and how.

 

It is kind of a rough blueprint sketched out on a cocktail napkin.

 

But then some stranger randomly puts their drink on your napkin and the ink runs a little and there is an obnoxious ring cutting thru a key line or two.

 

disturb the universe

 

Basically the universe you had planned against has conspired against you in a seemingly random way.

 

The universe is as it is. Despite all your wishes & dreams and desires to disturb or disrupt the universe you … well … you cannot. The universe arranges itself without consulting you or your plans.

 

That doesn’t mean you don’t have any control of what happens to you … it is just that sometimes you need to rearrange your beliefs.

 

Now.

 

I write a shitload about maintaining you character and the core of who and what you are … as well as maintaining a focus on the more important things <because a shitload of unimportant things are gonna be bright shiny objects that can easily distract you>.

 

The universe is not something that is distracting … it is a consistently inconsistent environment in which distractions appear. And all the while you need to stay the course of who & what you are … all the while rearranging some of your beliefs with regard to … well … what I will call ‘strategy & tactics.’

 

Simplistically, in my mind, you reside in this consistent inconsistent universe maintaining your individual ‘brand essence’ and grounded in a sense of purpose and rearranging your strategy & tactics to accommodate the universe.

 

This may sound intellectually challenging and mentally tiring and … well … a lot of work <when you were kind of hoping Life would be a little simpler>.

 

Well.

 

It is kind of tiring.

 

But that is kind of the price of living a full Life … well … at least some kind of ‘non-stagnant’ life.

 

I imagine everyone has a choice.

 

Try and stand still and weather the universe as it rearranges itself or attempt to move <forward, sideways, diagonally, or whatever direction you can  – because progress is not always ‘forward’>.

 

 

Most of us?

 

We just go on.

 

We step forward, backwards, diagonally and sideways … all with an eye on whatever version of progress we may have in our heads.

 

We do so because … well … what is the alternative?

 

 

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You just do it. You force yourself to get up. You force yourself to put one foot before the other, and God damn it, you refuse to let it get to you.

 

You fight. You cry. You curse.

 

Then you go about the business of living. That’s how I’ve done it.

There’s no other way. “

 

 

 

Elizabeth Taylor

the caption is not mine but the future is in the picture

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Anyway.

 

It is quite possible that the business of living is grounded in the thought of ‘rearranging your beliefs’ because the universe is certainly not going to rearrange its beliefs.

 

I have never written that thought before … and I gotta tell ya … I am gonna think about it for a while.

 

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