Did you know your mind has created an elaborate trap for you that keeps you stuck in your job, your relationships and in your level of happiness?
Yes it’s true.. and the scariest part is that it is invisible to you.
I call it the Virtual Reality Trap.
Today I am going to reveal to you how to see the trap so you can free yourself to live totally on fire and in your life purpose. Not stuck.
What he revealed in that statement I am not even sure he totally understood magnitude of, but it may be more important to your daily life than E=MC².
If you learn this secret and apply it to your life, it will give you E-energy, and get your M-mass(your body and life) moving at C² (light speed), not stuck in under a rock you just can’t seem to get out from under.
How can you tell if you are living in a virtual world?
In my last blog I said that the cerebral cortex acts very much like a virtual reality game system where you wear goggles with a video screen and ear plugs that project a 360 degree 3D world to your mind in full color.
In the Virtual Reality game, you are in another world that you can almost touch where you have jungle flora, and you have a mission and opponents and allies all around you that you either have to work with, escape from, or kill to get something from. And of course there are the super powers you have like being invisible or super strong.
But the reality is you are in your room having a fantasy life.
The nice thing about the gaming world, you get to pick a fun game that you know is fantasy and an escape from the world. And you know that at some point you will have to take the goggles off and go eat something and deal with your family or go to work, which is never as much fun as the game for sure.
But here is the trap. Your mind thinks in images just like the virtual reality game. It creates a seamless fantasy or dream about what the world is and your purpose or mission. Just like in a virtual reality game, you have the same kind of opponents and allies. But in this virtual reality, you can’t shut it off, because it’s your mind! It’s the main function of your cerebral cortex to make meaning of life through giving symbolic meaning to the things in your life and project it onto the mind’s eye like it is reality. The images in your head tell you what is good and bad and what to do or not do. But you have on super powers and it doesn’t feel like you picked the game.
If you find yourself stressed or struggling in life it is because you are in the Virtual Reality Trap and need to get out!
So what is this earth shattering revelation that will change your life that Einstein so easily pointed to when he said, “We cannot solve our problems using the same thinking we used when we created them.”
Here it is… drum roll please… you are about to make a huge life shift if you get this…
Your mind, i.e. your cerebral cortex’s, the highest level of intelligence we have encountered anywhere in the universe did not evolve from Cro-Magnon man because you needed to become conscious of our true life purpose. Instead it developed because the world is a very dangerous place and its ability to assess threat has kept us not only alive but at the top of the food chain. And the most dangerous opponent sometimes are our allies, other people!
So what is the big Aha that Einstein pointed out subtly? That it’s your brain’s primary function to see the world as a problem!
Your brain creates its own virtual reality trap, starting with a mental ideal of what your life should be like, what you think will be good and keep you safe, and then identifies certain parts of your real world as “problems,” or people or areas in your life that may not totally support that illusion. Your brain wants to protect you and so then tells you to resist, reject or even fight with these “problems.” This creates struggle and stress for you and no matter how life changes, you always feel the same level of struggle even if you solve a few of your “problems.”
Because the problem is not out there, it’s in your head, it’s your very own Virtual Reality playing over and over like a stuck record.
Sooooooo…in this state, your mind sees the world as a series of problems to solve or overcome and will not be able to see how everything in the world is pointing you toward your life purpose.
This realization is essential is the cornerstone of real change in life.
I do a deep dive on this topic in my video above so be sure to watch it!
The problem is not the problem!
This was such a revelation for me that I wrote about it in my upcoming book, “Discover Your Purpose: How to Use the 5 Life Purpose Profiles to Unlock Your Hidden Potential and Live the Life You Were Meant to Live” coming out this August! You can check out and pre-order the book here!
But in trying to trim the book to fit on the coffee table without breaking it, the chapter called “The Virtual Reality Trap” got cut…
So I created this series of short videos called “The Virtual Reality Trap” that show you its power over you, how to recognize it in your life, how to let it go, and what it looks like to live in the real world every day fully in your purpose and free of this Virtual Reality Trap!!!
On the next blog and video I will be talking about how to take back the power from the problem maker in your life.
See you then!