I know that there are more, that this just scratches the surface of a way to look at the world, but I know two, and only two, of the Sacred Questions.
What is a Sacred Question? You probably aren't ready for this, but: life is about questions, not about answers. Not a single one of your answers will survive death. The Sacred Questions recognize that.
The First Sacred Question is, "What is the goal here?" If you know what you truly want, you can make it happen. If you know what someone else wants, you have absolute control. But the real goal is almost never the declared goal. The part of the brain that comes up with stated goals is the exact same part of the brain that comes up with excuses for all stupid behavior.
If I know what you want separate from what you say you want and separate from what you think you want... I own you. This is the heart of strategy.
The Second Sacred Question I learned earlier, from Tom Brown. "What is the lesson here?" There are no successes, no failures. Only lessons. And the lessons are everywhere and in everything.
Jan 31st 2015 - If you are in the Bay Area ... This Saturday, 4 - 6pm ish. Book reading/discussion/Q and A on 'The Liar the Cheat and the Thief' + play, at Soja Martial Art...
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