“So the universe is not quite as you thought it was.
You’d better rearrange your beliefs, then.
Because you certainly can’t rearrange the universe.”
I imagine we all want to change some shit in our lives.
I even imagine some of us wish Life could be changed a little.
Either our circumstances or maybe how the world treats us or maybe even how the universe conspires against our wishes and desires <or, from a pragmatic perspective, how it fails to reward our efforts>.
I have written before and, I am fairly sure, will write again … the world, the universe and Life is indifferent to what we want.
I think it is relatively indifferent to anything but itself.
This means … well … I am not sure you need to rearrange your beliefs in general, but you sure as shit better arrange your beliefs around doing shit and not waiting around.
Life does not come to you.
The universe does not await your presence.
The world is not an oyster begging to be placed in your hand.
And even with all our incessant talk about disruption and being a disruptor and ‘changing the world’ … most of that really isn’t that true <and I say this as someone who clearly believes people & words can change the world … and as someone who has not completely given up on personally making some change in the world>.
Or maybe it is true but we just don’t talk about it correctly and create some false impressions.
What I mean by that is the universe is the universe … life is life and the world remains the world. It doesn’t really change its course. Disruption, for the most part, is really about finding some cracks and crevasses and squeezing yourself into them and maybe creating a little elbow room for yourself and your ideas and what you want.
And maybe, just maybe, by doing so you slightly change the course of the world, life and the universe.
I am not even sure a tugboat analogy works where.
I think it is more you insert a slightly irregular heart beat which changes the pulse of everything if but for a moment. And maybe that moment creates the excitement, the pause, the whatever … that make the greater whole move a little faster or makes it rest at a moment in which the course of history & fate shift ever so slightly in your favor.
Maybe it makes the odds move ever so slightly in your favor.
I am not suggesting Life, the world or the universe will favor you <because, once again, I think it is mostly indifferent to you> but rather something you do or something you say or even your presence or participation ever so slightly changes, bends, the arc of your destiny a little more toward what you seek and what you are working for.
I imagine everyone should note I am closely tying two things with this thought … attitude and effort.
Attitudinally you gotta be thinking you can somehow effect the arc of your destiny.
Effort-wise you accept you gotta make that happen.
And, finally, you gotta change your beliefs in ‘cause & effect.’
And I don’t mean that you stop believing ‘if I do this, this can happen.’
What I do I mean is that ‘can’ is the operative word.
There are no guarantees it will.
The only guarantee is that if you don’t embrace the attitude and if you do mot simultaneously embrace the effort … it WILL NOT.
Maybe that thought sucks to you and maybe it doesn’t.
Frankly, it doesn’t matter what you are thinking, because it is what is.
My advice is that you either rearrange your beliefs or you are gonna get fucked <in that you will not get what you want> because the universe sure as hell ain’t gonna rearrange itself for you.
I wrote about this thought in a slightly different way back in March where I discussed progress, going and ‘doing’ and maintaining the essence of your character as the guiding star in getting what you want in this universe. Maybe visit that, rearrange your beliefs, and ponder that.