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The Result of an Idea is Never Separate from Its Source

Deception can NOT get you where you really want to be

When barely old enough to drink, I recall a pub with an intriguing sign on the wall:

Free beer tomorrow!

It sounded far too good to be true, and the owner smiled as she explained. It's a joke, it's always TODAY, right now. So it's never tomorrow!

Do you need something to happen tomorrow so you can be happy? Your self-sabotage mechanism will say you can only be happy once it happens. Yet this just delays being happy until tomorrow, and tomorrow never comes!

Why would you choose to defer being happy until some unknown day in the future? Why not choose today instead?
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There's a gigantic problem with such deferral. Once that particular goal is reached, your moment of happiness is usually short-lived. Your self-sabotage mechanism will again hijack your mind and give you the thought that this isn't what you really wanted! You actually want something else, which is again in the future.

Life for many people is the pursuit of a succession of goals, all of which you believe will make you happy when you get there. Yet almost as soon one is reached, dissatisfaction with your current state of affairs starts, and you get the thought that you desire something else.

This is often seen in marriage. You pursue this woman or that men (women do pursue men, but are more subtle about it). Yet once you're in a so-called lasting relationship, it doesn't last very long. You're soon looking for another conquest, either a surreptitious affair, or a divorce so you can start the whole game again.

The Result of an Idea is Never Separate from its Source

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When I first came across the statement - the result of an idea is never separate from its source - it puzzled me for ages. What exactly does it mean?

My self-sabotage mechanism really fought me hard on this one, it gave me thought after thought which just did not make sense. It did NOT want me to get it! But, fortunately, I persevered. And now I'm really clear both on its meaning and, even more importantly, on why it's completely and totally true.

It means exactly what it says. When you make an untrue statement, then the outcome of that untruth can never be completely whole. Why? simply because the untruth that you've told is not real and therefore blemishes the wholeness of the outcome. The result therefore lacks integrity.

Furthermore, to support the fiction that you told the truth originally, you'll need to tell more lies - which takes the result even more distant from the truth, and further destroys its integrity. Dishonest results are the inevitable outcome of previous dishonesty!

Understand before Moving On

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Whatever you're reading, it's valuable to understand what it says before moving on. This doesn't mean you have to agree with it, but do get what it's saying at the very least. You do not need to buy the story, or to believe it, but you do need to understand it and the position, the context from which the statement is made. Otherwise, how will you ever understand what follows?

So I persevered to "get" the result of an idea is never separate from its source. And I'm very glad I did, because it's made a fundamental change in the way I understand both my own as well as other people's behavior.

Whenever you say something untrue, more untruths are needed later when you attempt to maintain the deception, and the children of that deception - the results - depend upon, contain that untruth. Falsehood and lies create yet more falsehood and lies.

Your self-sabotage mechanism does NOT want you to understand this fundamental truth, because deception and lies are basic to its strategy. Yet lack of integrity is one of the reasons you don't feel great about yourself. There's a vast crevasse between the truth you know inside your heart and your deception.
The lies that you tell others as well as yourself create stress.

You may even be able to convince yourself to believe your own lies and deception. But an untrue belief, no matter how sincerely held, is still untrue. There are always consequences...

The Consequences

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What are the consequences of believing any untruth? Any decisions you make believing that untruth will not give you any real progress to where you really want to be. Initially, you may think you're making progress, but you cannot be. Why not? Because the deception misleads you by sending you in a faulty direction.

Since your self-sabotage mechanism will judge that real clarity is neither necessary nor important here, let's look at an example. Suppose you're in San Francisco, and wish to get to Los Angeles. No matter how sincerely you believe you need to head north to get to Los Angeles, going north will not get you there. Why? because Los Angeles is south of San Francisco.

Whenever one of your beliefs disagrees with the facts, you believe an untruth. And any decision based on that untruth will automatically be faulty, because it misleads your choice on how to proceed. Only the truth can and will lead you in the right direction...

What Comes in the Gate is not Family Treasure

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Wise Black Woman has Paid the Price
The Chinese proverb says, What comes in through the gate is not family treasure. This means that what someone else tells you does not make you wise. Borrowed information is virtually powerless. Even when it's absolutely true, since you've given it very little energy, it has very little energy to give you back - it has very little power for you.

Politicians rely on this to get away with spending more than they take in taxes thereby making your money worth less and less - until it actually becomes worthless (
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There's much misinformation and little understanding about their currency manipulation - inflation and deflation - since those with experience die off every seventy years or so. So history repeats itself, which explains Nikolai Kondratieff's long wave cycle. As brilliant British statesman and writer Winston Churchill amusingly explained:

"The only thing we learn from history is that
man does not learn from history.”

You need to get really clear on what actually happens - reality and nothing else - to benefit from the feedback reality always has for you. The road to success is clear: Do what works, don't do what doesn't work Open Page in a new Tab.

In the long-term the truth - reality - will improve the way you feel about yourself, as well as produce better results. The old saying really is true:
Know the truth and the truth will set you free Open Page in a new Tab.

Food for Thought

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"The least initial deviation from the truth
is multiplied later a thousandfold."

Aristotle, 384-322 BCE, Greek philosopher, logician, teacher of Alexander the Great

"You have to start with the truth.
The truth is the only way that we can get anywhere.
Because any decision-making that is based upon lies or ignorance can't lead to a good conclusion."

- Julian Assange, Australian publisher and journalist, editor-in-chief of the whistleblower website WikiLeaks. WikiLeaks achieved prominence in 2010 when it leaked U.S. military and diplomatic documents to the severe displeasure of the US government.

"Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters
cannot be trusted in large ones either."

- Albert Einstein, (1879-1955), Nobel Prize-winner, Nuclear Physicist, and Author. Widely regarded as one of the most influential scientists and intellectuals of all time.

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