Nov. 24, 2021

EP118 - Use Your Words To Lift Others

EP118 - Use Your Words To Lift Others

Good day, my friends. Welcome to A Moment with Moj. Thank you so much for downloading the show. I am elated to be here with you today. Warrior Wednesday, we're going to continue our look at The War Art by Steven Pressfield. Today we're looking at page 38. "Individuals who are realized in their own lives almost never criticize others. If they speak at all, it has to offer encouragement."

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WEBVTT 1 00:00:00.000 --> 00:00:09.860 Good Day, my friends 2 00:00:11.060 --> 00:00:17.120 welcome to a moment with Moge. Thank you so much for downloading the show. I 3 00:00:17.820 --> 00:00:24.140 am elated to be here with you to day war your Wednesday, so we're going to 4 00:00:24.220 --> 00:00:31.080 continue our look at the warm arten by Stephen Prefet to day we're looking at 5 00:00:31.260 --> 00:00:32.659 page thirty, eight 6 00:00:34.660 --> 00:00:41.640 quote: Individuals who are realized in their own lives, almost never criticize 7 00:00:41.720 --> 00:00:47.140 others. If they speak at all, it is to offer encouragement 8 00:00:49.920 --> 00:00:55.720 when we're not feeling too good about ourselves or where we are in our lives. 9 00:00:55.980 --> 00:00:59.160 It can be really easy 10 00:01:00.380 --> 00:01:03.900 to start criticizing other folks. 11 00:01:05.040 --> 00:01:08.540 What we out and criticize in other people 12 00:01:09.680 --> 00:01:16.380 is actually something that we don't like in ourselves. This is the breeding 13 00:01:16.500 --> 00:01:24.460 ground for one of the NASTIER aspects of the resistance, because not only to 14 00:01:24.700 --> 00:01:26.200 criticising other people 15 00:01:27.240 --> 00:01:32.400 hurt us well, it hurts the people that were criticizing as well. We've all 16 00:01:32.440 --> 00:01:40.060 been criticized before, so we all know exactly how it feels when we get stuck 17 00:01:40.140 --> 00:01:46.520 in the habit of criticizing other people, we're focusing on the negative 18 00:01:46.680 --> 00:01:52.460 and were reinforcing the negative. Every morning I go in to work 19 00:01:53.480 --> 00:01:58.620 and I can choose to look at my machine and I can either get angry at the 20 00:01:58.660 --> 00:02:04.620 afternoon guy for not loading the machine, but every day, when I focus on 21 00:02:04.740 --> 00:02:09.440 this, this little thing. That would actually take me ten to fifteen minutes 22 00:02:09.600 --> 00:02:14.400 to do that. I'm getting paid for my time, whether I do it or not, it can 23 00:02:14.480 --> 00:02:20.420 just make you angry beyond reason. So, focusing on the negative every day 24 00:02:20.620 --> 00:02:27.520 reinforces that and one of the resistance goals is to keep us focused 25 00:02:27.560 --> 00:02:31.680 on other people, because when we're focused on others 26 00:02:33.020 --> 00:02:37.000 we're not working on ourselves, we're not working towards our goals, 27 00:02:38.320 --> 00:02:39.800 which is exactly 28 00:02:41.080 --> 00:02:42.700 what the resistance wants, 29 00:02:43.760 --> 00:02:47.920 and I know sometimes we say to ourselves that we're just criticizing 30 00:02:48.020 --> 00:02:52.460 somebody else, because we're trying to help them. But remember my friend, 31 00:02:52.560 --> 00:03:00.020 criticism isn't be back. Criticism focuses on what's wrong. Repeat back, 32 00:03:00.380 --> 00:03:05.720 focuses on how to I proof, if I say to Chris that I'm having trouble learning 33 00:03:05.740 --> 00:03:11.260 a new chord he's, not going to say something like it's because you're the 34 00:03:11.280 --> 00:03:15.960 worst guitar player in the world and you never practice he's going to come 35 00:03:16.040 --> 00:03:20.000 up with the way and he's going to sit down with me and say: okay, let's work 36 00:03:20.080 --> 00:03:25.500 on this together, let's see, what's blocking you from being able to do this 37 00:03:25.540 --> 00:03:31.760 chord and let's break it down, step by step, great people want you to be great 38 00:03:31.780 --> 00:03:39.260 to, and my success does not take away from your success. Your success does 39 00:03:39.320 --> 00:03:45.400 not take away from my success. There's enough success in the universe to go a 40 00:03:45.620 --> 00:03:52.760 round, sympathetes tells us all, humanity is connected and what affects 41 00:03:52.880 --> 00:04:00.900 one person affects all of us. Wouldn't you rather affect somebody with 42 00:04:01.120 --> 00:04:08.220 inspiration than with pain? Wouldn't you rather be a positive force in the 43 00:04:08.360 --> 00:04:15.320 universe than a negative force today, let's look for the greatness in others, 44 00:04:16.240 --> 00:04:21.500 including the person in the mirror, and let's give up compliments instead of 45 00:04:21.600 --> 00:04:22.400 criticisms, 46 00:04:23.460 --> 00:04:32.940 let's use our words to offer a hand up until lift and inspire. This includes 47 00:04:33.700 --> 00:04:35.800 the words were saying to ourselves: 48 00:04:36.820 --> 00:04:43.680 You are a beautiful perse, let your light shine and be in inspiration. 49 00:04:44.400 --> 00:04:47.160 Carpel make them I'll talk to you tomorrow 50 00:04:54.300 --> 00:04:54.360 to