If you believe the world is supposed to be easy and kind, you may experience far more hardship than is necessary in your life.
The Health Ranger explains a philosophy of “reality thinking” that empowers you to overcome the obstacles you will undoubtedly experience throughout your life.
Podcast Transcript: “I want to talk about your belief system assumption for a minute, that underlies everything that you think about. What’s happening to you and surrounding you in the world. This is a very powerful concept. This is a philosophical little podcast here that I hope you find useful. A lot of people have a belief system where they believe that life is supposed to be easy. They think that the world is loving. They think that things should be provided for them, that compassion and kindness are the overriding rule of human civilization, and then there are other people who believe that life is hard. They believe that people are inherently evil, or deceptive, or selfish. They believe that there has to be conflict, there may be some suffering, maybe some effort… Now, these two belief systems are on the opposite ends of a spectrum. Of course you can be anywhere along that spectrum and you can have belief systems from different parts of that spectrum, in different areas or different contexts of your life. For example, you may think that relationships are hard and men or women are evil, and you’re supposed to be punished. But you may think that your job is supposed to be easy. So, it’s not a universal thing. However, my point in all of this, is to realize that if you believe that life is supposed to be easy, and that things are supposed to be nice and compassionate, then you are either living in a bubble or you are going to be disappointed…” Listen to the full podcast below: