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So Much For Shortcuts…

Dana @ 10:22 PM | Filed under: General

Celebrated author and kinesiologist, David R. Hawkins asserts in his book, Power vs. Force, that higher levels of consciousness can serve to reprogram a person’s entire life:

Just one instant in a very high place, can completely change a person’s orientation to life as well as his goals and values…Through hard won progress on a dedicated path…this is the very mechanism of evolution…The permanent high-state experience that may be legitimately attained only through dedicated inner work, can be reached by artificial means -TEMPORARILY.

In other words, if you fail to do the real work to try and achieve your desired goal, you will eventually lose the result. Hawkins expands this thought within the context of addiction:

The balance of nature dictates that to artificially acquire that state without having earned it creates a debt, and the negative imbalance will result in negative consequences… and society pay(s) the price.

Clear that I might be making a leap and taking a liberty or two here, but I can’t help but to apply this logic to cheating in general. For instance, if I try to crash diet, rather than doing the real work to eat better and follow a disciplined workout program, can I honestly expect to maintain a genuine level of fitness? If I stoop to tell lies about the competition just so I can win, I might secure an empty victory, but can I honestly expect to reap a meaningful reward?

The balance of nature dictates that to artificially acquire that state without having earned it creates a debt, and the negative imbalance results in negative consequences.

I have always been a bit of a “hall monitor”; looking to play outside of the box, though never wanting to be the one to break important rules. And, I’ve never been a fan of playing dirty.

Cheating to produce a result scares me more than ever now…

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