Realities Blog

What We Want

What We Want

It's remarkable how much easier it seems to be for some of us to give attention to what we don't want than to what we do. For example, I might ask a student what he wants, and the reply is: "I'd like to have a lot more money. I'm pretty tired of being behind in the bills, just struggling all the time, never getting ahead." Or a student, when asked what she wants, might answer, "It would be great to meet a really great partner. I have such a history of bad relationships, and I just don't want to get...

Read more →


Confusions

Confusions

Field theory spells out a number of requirements for the practice of deliberate creating that you simply won't find elsewhere. And the failure to acknowledge the fundamental role played by these requirements leads to all manner of confusion. Here is an example. A student phoned us once to ask a question about the method for deliberate intending. Five minutes into the conversation, we learned that her boyfriend of three years had decided that he was ready to be with someone else, and had let her know this by leaving her a message on an answering machine. As this student described the...

Read more →


Availability and Willingness

Availability and Willingness

The Particle self has a tendency to react to things, a tendency consistent with the Particle intention that holds that "the world is cause and I am effect." In this entry, we want to examine the notion of availability, because we can understand a lot about our life by turning our attention to those things to which we're willing to be available. Note that these things may or may not agree with what we want—that is, we can be available to things that we don't want as readily as we can to things that we want. It's a crucial point...

Read more →


Good and Better

Good and Better

To become skilled at “Field-think” and “Field-speak,” we need to let go of certain habitual ways of looking at things. One of these involves our insistence that there is any such thing as the “negative.” This is often not a bias that goes easily. Even advanced Field students often slip into the language of the morality play, deeming some of their experiences, typically associated with what they want, as good or positive, and others, typically associated with what they’ve had, as bad or negative. In this judgment, of course, they miss an important point that’s not only central to Field...

Read more →


Living in the Moment

Living in the Moment

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. Ralph Waldo Emerson The only consistency that concerns us in Field practice is consistent enjoyment of and acquiescence in the reality of the ideal. In practice, this entails the refusal to counterintend, which means the refusal to settle for less. So, alignment calls us into agreement with a higher standard, and this standard becomes a requirement, a feature of our self-definition, of how we know ourselves. We are not, however, concerned with consistency...

Read more →