How to Change Yourself | Inspirational Podcast

Podcast Transcript: Welcome to the Inspirational Living podcast, brought to you in part by Book of Zen, makers of wearable inspiration for a better world. This is our first podcast of 2016, and we would like to begin by thanking all the listeners who made our December launch so successful.

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The purpose of today’s talk is to bring about a psychological change in you, the individual. Humanity, understood psychologically, is an infinite series of levels of awareness. And you, individually, are what you are according to where you are in the series. Consciousness is the only reality. And where you are conscious of being psychologically determines the circumstances of your life.

The ancients knew this great truth, but our modern teachers have yet to discover it. There is only one substance in the world. Our scientists call it energy, while scripture defines it as consciousness. It can be made to manifest itself as iron, steel, and wood, to name but a few things. People, seeing a variety of forms, think of numberless substances, but what is seen is only a change in the arrangement of the same basic substance — consciousness.

Ephesians tells us that, “All things, when admitted, are made manifest by light.” The word “light” recorded here means awareness; consciousness.” Anything you, an individual, claim yourself to be (be it good, bad, or indifferent; right or wrong) must be made manifest in your world—for by claiming the state of being, you have consented to its life.

There is only one cause, and that is consciousness. Your consciousness is the center from which your world mirrors and echoes the state you presently occupy. What is your state? It can be defined as all that you believe and consent to as being true.

So, if you want your world to change, you must determine what you want to accept and consent to as true before you can change it. To arrive at a certain definition of self, you must begin by uncritically observing your automatic reaction to a particular event, for your reaction defines your state. And you can, without getting out of your chair, rebuild your world by changing your level (or state) of being.

This is done by observing yourself uncritically as you react to life. If you do not like the circumstances of your life, acknowledge its cause. Be willing to admit that the circumstances are only objectifying what you are conscious of, then change your consciousness and your world will change.

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