'Frustration' Chapter

Frustration

Our problem with frustration is actually a problem with beliefs. Frustration = resistance. It’s not just disagreement between your beliefs and reality. It’s effort on your part to deny, resist and act as if your belief was real, and when we do that can we keep our focus on the original spirit of that belief? Can we resist a conditions reality and make our belief manifest?

We can know peace without frustration when we understand frustration for what it is, and let that inform us about human nature. Then we can choose how to find balance within ourselves. Take this life that was always yours and know that you do know what to do. Trust the higher order by whatever name you call it that didn’t do you any harm by letting you be here.

“Life is not an easy matter… You cannot live through it without falling into frustration and cynicism unless you have before you a great idea which raises you above personal misery, above weakness, above all kinds of perfidy and baseness.” Leon Trotsky (Russian Communist theorist and agitator, a leader in Russia’s October Revolution in 1917. 1879-1940)

“Being frustrated is disagreeable, but the real disasters in life begin when you get what you want” Irving Kristol

All About Belief

Most people keep frustration at a distance in their awareness. They just try to deny the feeling and function anyway. Anyone care to tell me how well this works? It builds. Yes, because the state is very real and sort… Seek More

Our Decision

We can see very deeply the qualities in the world, but that’s not where our decision resides. Our decision is “How do I live with this situation?” Is there any other decision really? Is there any decision you could make… Seek More

What is Frustration?

I will try to be patient with the topic. 🙂 The topic is frustration, and it’s a condition that people tend to trip over a lot. People generally see frustration as something caused from “out there”, but can anyone tell me… Seek More

The World Receives

I know someone who agreed to live in a place that is killing her to get a job. Her health has declined horribly. Is she frustrated, and if so how would it be about the environment? In order for her… Seek More

Take This Life

How to reconcile interpersonal frustrations? How do we live with a world that still believes in frustration? Any ideas? Communication. Meaningful communication. Yes, and there are many levels of that, but what are we going to communicate of meaning? Our… Seek More