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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...

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Daydreaming

Daydreaming

There is a Hindu story of a spiritual teacher who was out walking with one of his students. The teacher wanted to demonstrate the power of imagination. Soon, they saw a stranger approaching from the opposite direction. “As this man passes us,” the teacher said, “think some unkind thing about him.” The stranger drew near, then passed the two without eye contact or comment. Just then, the teacher called out to him. “Excuse me, sir. When you passed us just now, what were you thinking?” The stranger said, “To be honest, I have to apologize. I was noticing your friend’s...

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The Story of Your Life

The Story of Your Life

One of the many paradoxical sayings of Field theory is, "Nothing is what it's about." There's a basis for the paradoxical formulation of this principle, but essentially it expresses the idea that everything in the world is a metaphor constructed by a corresponding state in the consciousness of the beholder or experiencer. So, for practical purposes, it may be useful to subtract the element of paradox, so we have, "Nothing is what it seems to be about." If students understood and worked with this one facet of conscious creating, they would realize tremendous benefits: more energy, a clearer sense of...

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A Wonderful Question

A Wonderful Question

Michelangelo said, “I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.” One story has it that the angel he was talking about was his famous statue of David, sculpted from a marble block that other sculptors had refused because it contained flaws. Spiritually, this gives us a metaphor and a wonderful question: How do we see the angel in the “flawed” block of our experience? One of the paradoxical statements found in Field theory is, “The problem and the solution are the same thing.” This means that, in practice, if we resist the problem, we...

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Uncertainty

Uncertainty

The willingness to be uncertain is highly valued in Field practice. Why? Because so often our beliefs and conclusions run contrary to our desires. How ready we seem to believe and fear the worst, to have faith in unwanted rather than fulfilling outcomes. In such cases, uncertainty is a giant step toward alignment; it loosens the grip of the daunting conclusion and opens us to believing and receiving something better. One way we get to uncertainty when we find ourselves believing something we don’t want to believe is to ask ourselves, “Do I really know this?” If you’re honest, you’ll...

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