On Friday, we completed our treatment of the GIB tribe (you can find it on Facebook here), and we discussed how you can promote the goals of the tribe while at the same time promoting your own personal goals.
Today we will begin a three-day consideration of the most important question of all—How should you spend your life?—and try to show that you must, if you want to get the most out of life, be a creator.
Freedom, Creativity, and Life
As we have said umpteen times, all the Major Myths are based on Fear. The more you believe the Myths, the more Fear rules your life. And conversely, the Myths only seem attractive to you to the extent that you are a fearful person.
As we have seen, Fear limits you in all sorts of ways. But the most important way in which Fear limits you is that it stands in the way of your creating both what you want in life and what would be best for everyone. The more you leave Fear behind, the more creative you can be. And the more you displace the Myths from your thinking and from the thinking of those around you, the more creative the world will be.
The secret of your participation in the New Vision, which will eventually replace the Myths altogether, is for you to create new things that can be seen to exist outside the limitations of the Myths. As the number of such things in the world grows, as people begin to see the novelty, the utility, and the beauty in those things, the Myths will be pushed off to the side as a wake glides away from an advancing ship. Eventually they will recede into the stream of time, never to oppress anyone again.
Now we are finally in a position to answer, as a summary of all we have learned, what is probably the most important question that can be asked about living a full life: Why must you become a creator? We will do so over the next three days.
The first thing we want to note, and the last thing we will remark on today, is the true nature of Freedom. True Freedom is not immunity from external forces that interfere with your will. True Freedom is liberty from internal limitations. The ancient Stoics taught that, to whatever extent others may threaten your possessions, your body, and even your life, they can never reach your spirit unless you allow it. Therefore, you are already free. To realize that Freedom you need only let go of the Myths that keep you fearful and limit you to only a few of the innumerable potentials that are available to you.
Tomorrow we will show how you can make the Freedom you already possess manifest in your life by becoming a creator.
Until tomorrow, then.
Posted on 25 February 2013
by Alfred George filed under