Hypnotic thoughts about self hypnosis, subconscious mind, American Idol, wealthiest people, success, per aspera ad astra ...
210. Hypnotic thoughts about Jesse Livermore
Jesse Livermore has been viewed by many as the greatest stock market trader of all times.
He made millions and lost millions several times.
He would rise to the incredible heights of wealth, and then go bankrupt - just to repeat the cycle again.
In 1929 Livermore was at the height of his power. He made over 100 million dollars on the Wall Street Crash of 1929.
In today's dollars that would be more than 10 billion!
By 1940 almost all of his money was gone.
Nobody knows how Livermore managed to lose it.
What is known, is that when he committed a suicide - by a gun shot to his head in 1940 - he was worth about 5 million dollars.
He left a suicide note in which he said that he considered himself a failure, that he was tired, and that death was for him the only way out.
It is a fact that in terms of the ability to make money on the stock market, nobody has ever been able to match the incredible skill of Jessie Livermore.
It is also true that his "ability" to lose money has been unmatched.
Livermore left a great record of his trading life in a book which was written about him by a journalist to whom Livermore told his life-story.
In the Reminiscences of the Stock Operator, Livermore speaks quite a lot about the differences between the typical stock-marker-loser - whom he calls by the name of the SUCKER - and a successful trader, whom he considered himself to be.
As much as the Reminiscences of the Stock Operator is probably the best book ever written about trading the stock market - it is also a testament to the great paradox which Livermore had embodied to a greater extent than any other trader.
This paradox is that as much as Jessie Livermore was an incredible winner, he was also the ultimate loser - one of the greatest "suckers", who allowed the market to suck the life out of himself.
After all - 5 million dollars in 1940, was still a lot of money.
Livermore could have potentially lived on this money, if he had only been able to adopt an alternative vision of his reality.
In the beginning of this Random Thought of mine I said: "Jesse Livermore has been viewed by many as the greatest stock market trader of all times."
I've been quite surprised that some of the greatest contemporary traders view Livermore as such.
When I think about the life of Jessie Livermore - what comes to my mind is the Biblical verse which says: "And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul?"
209. Hypnotic thoughts about the wealthiest people in the world
Are they really the wealthiest people in the world?
Carlos Slim - 73 billion in 2013
Bill Gates - 67 billion in 2013
Warren Buffett - 53 billion in 2013
Theoretically speaking, you may have access to much more interesting states of consciousness than the states of consciousness which the billionaires shown above experience on a daily basis.
What I'm attempting to convey here is that the true riches are in how you relate to the world you live in, how you relate to others, and how you relate to your own self.
Ultimately, the only measure of your success is the level of consciousness that you've been able to achieve.
And you know what?
There is NO WAY to purchase any of the higher levels of consciousness for money.
In other words: Money is totally impotent as the agent of the evolution of your consciousness.
It is not only impotent as the agent of your authentic growth - it may even obstruct it, and keep you in the prison of your sick ego-self.
You see, money has the power to cover up the areas of your weakness.
If you are tormented by the fear of poverty - for example - hitting a lottery jackpot would immediately cover it up.
You would not experience your fear anymore, NOT BECAUSE you've authentically transcended it, but ONLY because a large blanket of money has covered it up.
Consequently, your liberation from the fear of poverty would be a FALSE, DELUSIONAL LIBERATION.
And just as your fear of poverty could be covered up by money - many other fears, which you must transcend, could be covered up by it too.
In the above sentence I said:" Fears, which you must transcend", because unless you authentically transcend your fears, you are going to face them sooner or later again.
If you don't transcend them in your present incarnation - you will have to work on them in your next life.
208. You already have it within you ...
Whatever you need to be successful - in the area in which you are meant to be successful - is already within you.
You have brought it into this world, and it's meant to fulfill its potential.
When we took our little daughter for her first camping adventure, we were quite shocked at her behavior.
The moment she stepped out into the woods, and entered a little stream of a crystal clear water, she turned around and shouted at the top of her lungs: "I wonna go back to my apartment!"
Our daughter is 23 now, and has recently moved into her own space in downtown Toronto.
She loves the city and hates the "sweaty air of the trees".
She used that poetic expression of her inborn, intense dislike of nature during our walk through the streets of downtown Toronto last Sunday.
Just think about it; could someone who talks about the "sweaty air of the trees" be ever successful as a tropical jungle tourist guide?
Since her early childhood my daughter was very clear about what she wanted to do in her life, and now she does it.
She loves what she does and gets paid for it.
It doesn't get much better than that!
The short story which I've just told you, has a very LOOOOOOOONG hypnotic implications.
In the lives of those who never connected with their actual potential - the implications of my short story are as long, and miserable as an UNFULFILLED human life.
If you are not sure what it is that you are really meant to do in your life, you may arrive at the understanding of your actual potential, by first focusing on what it is that you would NOT WANT TO DO.
As you become clear about your own version of the "sweaty air of the trees", whatever stands as the opposite to it will point you towards the right direction.
207. Hypnotic thoughts about the American Idol ...
The American Idol Show can serve as a great study of the human delusions related to the vocal performance.
The show makes it obvious that most humans are terribly deluded as to what they can really offer as singers - and by extension it teaches us a lot about what happens in the world in all areas of the human performance.
It teaches us that most people are hypnotized into delusions of their performance-ability.
There are many idiotic, performance-related slogans in circulation, which have been responsible for hypnotizing the weak minded, and the naive into delusions of their omnipotence.
Slogans like: "What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve", have been responsible for the unspeakable torments of those who bought into their hypnotic messages, only to find out that there is no way for them to transform their beliefs into reality.
The slogan: "What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve" comes from the famous book Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill.
Think and Grow Rich is about making money, but its author claims that the principles of the financial success, which he presents, apply equally well in all other areas of life.
This claim is a LIE.
It is a lie because belief is one thing, and the TALENT is another.
And even in the realm of money making there is no way around it.
Great salesmen and great stock market traders are very rare.
It is very hard to find a really good doctor, dentist, lawyer and even such a seemingly unsophisticated service provider as a house-cleaning-lady.
This Random Thought of mine is not meant to discourage you from the pursuit of your dreams.
It is meant to make it obvious that some of your dreams may cost you a lot of time, energy and money, before you awaken from your dreaming, and enter the reality of your actual God-given potential.
206. Hypnotic thoughts about Zen in the Art of Archery - cont.
Whatever you want to accomplish, you have to start with your mind.
There is no way around it.
You have to start with hypnosis - meaning, that you have to start with a singular focus of attention on the object of your desire.
There are many who start with hypnosis and reach the level of a proficient tradesman.
They are good at what they do but they never become artists.
The level of an artist is above the level of a craftsman, but it's still governed by the mind.
It is only when an artist enters the realm of an ARTLESS ART, when his art CEASES to be his, when it SPIRITUALIZES itself and begins to FLOW THROUGH him - the ultimate mastery is achieved.
This mastery is what the Zen in the Art of Archery is all about.
205. Hypnotic thoughts about Zen in the Art of Archery
Do yourself a great favor and read the little - 80-page-long - book entitled Zen In The Art of Archery.
It will show you the most basic principle of succeeding in any kind of endeavor.
This little book is a real story about the ONLY way in which ALL true success happens.
I'm not placing a clickable image of the cover here to seduce you into buying it from the Amazon.com, so that I could collect a commission on less than $10 purchase.
I am making an authentic, honest recommendation.
I'm doing this because I know that whoever can really understand what this little book is about, and apply its teachings in his own life - will open for himself a magnificent door. A door to REAL SUCCESS in his life.
I've read thousands of books in my life, and I don't know of any other piece of work that would teach you more about the ART of SUCCESS than this tiny 80-page-long volume.
It is absolutely amazing that so much can come out from so little!
204. What your conscious mind ...
The iceberg that sank the Titanic
What your conscious mind thinks cannot really make a lot of damage in your life. You can always consciously change your ACTUAL conscious thinking.
When you are unable to change your conscious mind patterns, and keep on experiencing negative thinking - against your will - it is ONLY because these thoughts surface up from the depth of your subconscious mind, and enter the realm of your conscious awareness.
They are NOT your ACTUAL conscious thoughts. They originate in your subconscious mind and ONLY appear in your conscious awareness.
Your conscious mind is just the tip of the "iceberg" of your TOTAL MIND. It represents only a small fraction of what you mentally are, and can be easily controlled via an effort of will.
You see, it wasn't the tip of the iceberg that sank the Titanic. It was the part of the iceberg that was submerged under the water.
What can sink you - as you travel through the ocean of your earthly existence - is also SUBMERGED under the surface of your conscious awareness.
It is only the SUBCONSCIOUS part of the "iceberg" of your total mind that can potentially sink the Titanic of your existence.
In other words, it is your own NEGATIVE SELF HYPNOSIS, which you are holding deep down under the level of your conscious awareness that can potentially block you from utilizing your full potential.
You absolutely MUST unhypnotize yourself from your own NEGATIVE SELF HYPNOSIS, or else, success will keep on eluding you in your life.
As a hypnotist with many years of experience, I can tell you that most people do NOT need to hypnotized. What most people need is to be UNHYPNOTIZED from their own NEGATIVE SELF HYPNOSIS.
203. Hypnotic thoughts about what you say to yourself
What you say to yourself on a daily basis determines everything in your life.
There is no way for you to succeed in any department of your earthly existence if you keep on feeding yourself with your own NEGATIVE SELF HYPNOSIS.
If you want to be successful, you absolutely must begin to ATTEND TO YOUR THOUGHT FORMS in a very disciplined way.
You must establish your own POSITIVE SELF HYPNOSIS daily routine.
Most people think that just because they have their minds - their minds will WORK FOR THEM. This kind of thinking is one of the greatest delusions of humanity.
The fact is that in most cases human minds do NOT WORK for their owners. In most cases they work against them, as they are constantly fed with various forms of the NEGATIVE SELF HYPNOSIS.
The fact is that your mind is NOT going to take care of you unless you take care of your mind.
Taking care of your mind is as necessary as taking care of your body.
It has to be done in a very disciplined way on a daily basis.
Just as you can't stretch you body once-and-for-all, you can't establish your necessary-for-success mindset via a one-time-only procedure.
You MUST repeat you SELF HYPNOSIS routine on a daily basis.
You MUST do it because your mind has a tendency to BETRAY you.
202. Hypnotic thoughts about paying attention
Attention is like money. If you spend it on one thing, you will not be able to spend it on anything else.
Your attention management is as important as the management of your money.
It is actually MORE important than the management of your money, because if you neglect the management of your attention, you will have no money to manage.
201. Per aspera ad astra
The stars - ESA/Hubble image
If you want to become a master of the game of life, you must chose one of the life’s departments and devote yourself to it.
As long as your attention is scattered - as you pursue too many things at the same time - you will never accomplish anything of real significance.
The key to success is in the ATTENTION that you give to the object of your desire.
The word attention means to be AT-TENSION. The state of AT-TENSION is opposite to the state of the IDLE RELAXATION.
When you are in the state of AT-TENSION, your are INTENSELY focused on whatever you want to accomplish.
The level of attention that must be given to the object of one’s desire - in order to bring that desire into the realm of reality - is SO HIGH, that most of the people can’t maintain it for the sufficiently long time.
Most people are not really successful at anything, because the level of the mental discipline required to master even one department of our earthly reality is absolutely TORMENTING.
Most people are conditioned to run away from suffering, unaware that there is NO OTHER WAY towards success, except the way which runs THROUGH SUFFERING.
The ancient Latin phrase: Per Aspera Ad Astra - which means, THROUGH SUFFERINGS TO THE STARS - is as true today as it has always been.
So before you start wasting your mental energy on thinking about what it is that you would really like to accomplish in your life, spend some time thinking about WHAT YOU ARE WILLING TO SUFFER.
You must think about your SUFFERING FIRST, because it will come into your life FIRST. Your success will arrive only AFTER you’ve passed through the fire of suffering.