You Are the Silver Bullet

February 17, 2009

Yesterday we looked at the concept of the “silver bullet”.  We pretty much concluded that there is no silver bullet.  However, if you look at the post carefully, there is an exception to this idea.  Today we explore that exception.

 

External vs. Internal

Over the last few months we have looked at the idea of external fulfillment and contrasted it with internal fulfillment.  All external methods of happiness – people, objects, money, power, etc. – are associated with the false self.  This includes proof of our spirituality, looking to a personal relationship for happiness, and external solutions to our “problems”.

 

When we look for a silver bullet to solve our “problem” we are, in truth, acting from false self.  We are allowing the fear that emanates from false self to look for an external solution to a problem that we want solved.

 

This fear may come from a variety of sources.  The problem might be so big that false self does not think it can solve it.  The problem might be something we have attempted to resolve before and we are afraid that we are still unable to resolve it.  The problem might require us to do something of which our false self is afraid.

 

No matter the reason – when we look for a silver bullet solution we are acting in a fearful manner and from our false self.

 

True self is the silver bullet

When we realize that the base of wanting a silver bullet is our fear, we can start to look for an internal answer.  The first part of the answer is to look at the fear that caused us to want the silver bullet solution.  Until we accept and understand that fear we will continue to look for the silver bullet.

 

Now that we are accepting that the answers to all of our “problems” come from our internal guidance, we can see our options more clearly.  False self always clouds the resolutions with its fear.  True self sees through those fears and finds the best answer for that moment.

 

Now we can see that our true self is the true silver bullet.  When we act from true self we see right through false self to the answers.  Our silver bullet solution actually comes from inside not outside.  Please remember this the next time you notice your false self looking for an external silver bullet.  Remind yourself that false self is looking in the wrong place.

 

How do we fire the silver bullet?

That is simple – stay in the moment.  We have talked extensively on this site about staying in the moment.  We have even suggested a few techniques regarding how to be observant and stay in the moment.  As long as we are in the moment false self has no affect on us.

 

Please practice being in the moment whenever you can.  This will automatigically arm you with an unlimited number of silver bullets.  The rest is up to you – your true self, that is.

 

Until tomorrow –

 

Es kava turen hai

We work towards an identical goal.

 

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There Is No Silver Bullet

February 16, 2009

Does anyone remember the Lone Ranger?  It started out as radio show and then became a TV show.  The hero, the Lone Ranger, was famous for shooting silver bullets.  The idea of a silver bullet seems to originate in folklore as a “magic” solution to a problem.  Today we look at why silver bullets do not exist – or do they?

 

Welcome back

I trust everyone had a great weekend.  We had seasonable weather in this part of the northeast US.  This was also Valentine’s Day, President’s Day weekend, and the Daytona 500 was run.  As an automobile racing fan, I was glad to see the season get underway again.

 

Silver bullets are nice

At one time or another we all want silver bullets.  We want nice, simple, straightforward, easy, solutions to our “problems”.  We want to shoot a silver bullet and make all of our problems go away.  The question is – why do we want a silver bullet solution?

 

Actually, it is not us that wants the silver bullet solution.  It is our false self that wants the solution.  We, as our true self, recognize that “silver bullet” solutions rarely exist.  We will see more about this in tomorrow’s post.

 

In reality, it is our false self that wants silver bullet solutions.  Remember, false self is based on fear.  False self is afraid of any change.  False self is afraid of doing anything that it does not understand or want to do.

 

Silver bullet solutions are enthralling

For false self, a silver bullet solution is very persuasive.  It offers the opportunity to make a problem magically disappear.  The problem goes way and we never have to think about it again.  The fallacy is that this is just another way of being in denial.

 

False self wants the problem to magically disappear.  This solution never works because false self has never taken the time to look at and understand the “problem”.  It is afraid to look at the problem, so it just wants it to go away. 

 

However, if we do not understand the problem and why it occurred, then we never truly solve the problem.  Since we do not understand the problem, it will happen again.  When it happens again we will get a new opportunity to look at and understand the problem.

 

It’s all about learning

Some would view this as karma.  I see it as learning.  We encounter what we call a “problem”.  We get an opportunity to learn about something that will help us to resolve the problem.  We also get a silver bullet solution.  When false self opts for the silver bullet solution we do not learn anywhere near as much as what we learn when true self rolls up our sleeves and starts to resolve the situation.

 

It is always our choice.  Do we want to allow false self to delay the learning or do we, as true self, want to learn now?  I have found that it is much more efficient when we choose to learn now.

 

After all this – there is one possibility that there just might be a silver bullet.  Join us tomorrow when we look at that possibility.

 

Until tomorrow –

 

Es kava turen hai

We work towards an identical goal.

 

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