Love the Details of Your Problems (Part 2) — Transcript

Tom’s University. Love the details of your life. Love the details of your problems. That’s the class today. Love the details of your life. Love the details of your problems. Love the details of your life.

Every moment, love the details of your life, the details, all the parts of your life — the parts of your physical life in the present moment — your psychological life —  your mental life —  your emotional life — the reality of your life.  You’ve got lots of details to your aliveness, to your life energy, to your life vitality in this moment and in every moment. Love the details, love the details of you.  Hello! Hello! If you don’t or if you’re not sure, join Tom’s University because that’s what I’m all about, that’s what this Tom’s University is all about, learning to honor yourself, value yourself every moment, not love a concept of yourself and check it off or for 15 minutes a day meditate on loving yourself. That’s good, if that’s all you’ve got right now, keep doing it, keep doing it. If you don’t spend five minutes a day on building your self love, your self-honoring, your self value, you’re appreciating your existence, being grateful for your life, that’s all the same thing. Yeah. Being grateful for who you are, if you don’t have that in your life, that’s what this is about. Love the details of your life. Loving the details of your life includes being grateful for all the aspects of yourself. Your strengths, you’re a package deal, and your weaknesses, you’re a package deal. You’ve got strengths and you’ve got weaknesses. Love the whole enchilada, the whole of you, that’s what “love the details of your life” means.

The second part of the class, love the details of your problems. Every moment you’re at the edge. You’re at the edge of your life every moment.  You’re at the edge of a new moment, of a new moment. And if you’re loving yourself, if you’re loving the details of your life, you’re going to be aware of yourself.  That’s an aspect of loving yourself.  Okay, you’re with me? You’re with me?  If you’re loving the details of your life at the edge of your life, in the present moment, at the edge of the present moment, you’re going to be aware of yourself, okay?  You’re going to be in-charge of your attention, and you’re going to be at choice .  .  .  .   at choice. “Okay, well what do I do next? Oh, where do I put my attention next?” That’s a problem! It’s a great a problem to have.  If you weren’t alive, you wouldn’t have the problem. Yeah, love the details of your problems, it’s that simple. What are you going to do next? That’s the problem.  And if you’re in-charge of your life, that’s your problem to solve, it’s not anybody else’s problem to solve. But, you’ve got to truly recognize the problem, own the problem, accept the problem, pay attention to the problem, love the details of the problem .  .  .  and  .  .  .  love solving the problem. That’s what this class is about. Got it? You got it?

And that’s every moment, every moment. If you’re with yourself in the present moment, every moment you’re at the edge, you’re doing something and you’re at the edge of choosing. “Do I keep doing this or do I do something new?” And you might have a thought, or you may have a thought about doing something else, this brings up a new problem. Well, okay, what do you do with this thought? That’s the problem. Do you… Do you react to the thought or do you choose? Do you choose? “Hey, great idea! I’m going to write that idea down. Right now I’m busy, I’m doing this other thing, I’m choosing to do this and that was a great idea I had when I just took a breath. Okay, but I’m not going to do it now. No, I’m not choosing to do it now, I’m going to put it down, I’m going to write it down.” Problem solving is that simple, that’s the problem. And if you didn’t solve it, you’d probably… You’d either space out on the problem and not put your good attention, you’re caring attention of what you’re doing or you’ll react to the thought and suppress it or get irritated at it or whatever. There are many different ways you can but love… It’s a problem! Oh, if you love the problem, you’re not going to react to it. You’re gonna like, “Oh, I really love the problem. Okay, do I choose to go think about this now? No, no. I wanna keep doing what I’m doing. I want my attention to be really clear and clean on what I’m doing.” Great! Problem solved. That’s the class today. Love the details of your life. Love the details of your problems.