‘Willpower’

May 18, 2018 Motivation No Comments

And then … there is still place for ‘willpower’.

The power of the will to fight against … the will.

Different ‘parts’ of yourself apparently want different things. Or without speaking about ‘parts’: apparently there are different, conflicting motivations present within you. You want this and you want that. You want to eat (too much) and you want to lose weight. Someone wants to make money and doesn’t want to work for it.

Where willpower and autosuggestion meet each other…

‘Willpower’ means: making a clear choice and staying with that choice.

So: not getting stuck in the choosing itself. ‘Willpower’ is what makes/allows you to take action. As a rule – because ‘willpower’ is needed – you should also opt for the less pleasant aspects of the whole.

Where is then the relation to ‘autosuggestion’? ‘Willpower’ is at first place, or so it seems, a conscious choice, not an ‘invitation of deep motivation’.

Enough quotation marks.

Willpower seems hard, autosuggestion soft.

The opposite already clarifies a little bit: low willpower soon leads, among other things, to a weak attitude.

A slight contact with the deeper self will soon lead, among other things, to little firmness  

If you look carefully, autosuggestion and willpower are coming closer together through this, without really becoming the same. What’s more: they need each other from within: willpower in order to use autosuggestion, autosuggestion at least as an important part of willpower. Actually (and fortunately) it comes down to a good use of common sense. In theory, one of the two might be enough to build up a happy, healthy and meaningful existence. But that theory does not match the human reality.

Yin and Yang. We need them both.

Not in a battle of the one against the other, of course. A balance sounds more like it. A synthesis sounds even much better. A synthesis means that the one is present within the other. Which immediately brings us to the symbol used in the East, for Yin and Yang. A synthesis always brings the creation of something new. In this case: actually bringing deeper meaning in this world, which is really very necessary. If you merely wait for autosuggestion to ‘make it work for you’, then it will not come of course.

In the symbol of the flower bud (see e-book 2): as a result, the tip (ego) that needs to let go, actually does something.

Letting go is not merely a passive event. It’s an action.

What’s more: while the flower is opening, the top of the flower bud integrates into the whole. It is a part of it and it continues to support the whole.

Without willpower autosuggestion comes to nothing.

Without autosuggestion willpower is meaningless.

Deeper form and deeper content.

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