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This Quantum Life #74

The Only Necessary Thing

breaking free Back when I was a much younger man, my shaman guide at the time told me, "About ninety-percent of what you're doing is unnecessary." And like most of what he said back then, it went sailing straight over my furry little head. I remember chuckling ironically at the statement, but it stuck with me, although it wasn't until recently I actually understood what he meant.

Necessity is really an anathema to quantum living. Why? Because necessity, by definition, requires there be just one solution. This or that necessity is required in order to function. Or, we can't solve such and such a problem without this particular necessity. The thing is, once something becomes "necessary", it reduces infinite possibilities down to zero--not a way we want to go with limitless quantum living.

This is not to say that there aren't such things as "logical steps" or "system requirements". In the quantum sense, such things are really more like chosen possibilities, rather than "necessities". You decide to go down a certain path of action, and, yes, there are predictable things that happen, and they may even seem like they are required. But from a quantum perspective, when things start becoming necessary is when we need to step back.

Socio-politically, "necessities" are really code for getting others to give up personal power. We hear about these necessities from people in power attempting to use "necessity" as an excuse not to explain or be open to creative input from other people. "We must do this because it's necessary." No it isn't. There is always another way besides what is necessary.

If we cancel this Code of Necessity, we reclaim what it is to create a greater, grander life. Living by the Necessary Code will put you in slave mode, and can be an extremely compelling way to limit yourself and those around you. Instead, how about checking the melodrama of necessity at the spiritual quantum door, and re-evaluate situations from the view of possibility?

Possibilities trump necessities in this game of quantum living, and by throwing off the shackles of what is necessary, a new and expanded version of things comes into view. Things that are necessary obscure a more efficient, better way of doing something. And we're back to what my teacher was talking about with the ninety percent.

And yet, beyond all the analyzing, planning and doing, there is one ultimate necessity, and I think this is what my teacher would have said next--had I really gotten what he had said at the time. THE ONLY THING NECESSARY IS TO BE. We cannot not be. It is a necessity of creating life. It is the cause behind everything. By focussing on what it is to BE, we create a giant shortcut to the realization of our dreams and desires.

This gets down to a basic tenant of quantum living: The universe you are experiencing is the reflection of who you are being. Want to change your life? Be something else. In this equation there are no requirements, no necessities, other than BEING. Sure, there are always things to do, but those things are reflections of who you are, and they don't have to be the "necessary requirements", limitations, shoulds and shouldn'ts of a slave's life. Those are all ego constructs that complicate and tangle up the infinite simplicity and infinite possibilities of you just being you.

If you can take a moment, and take a look at what percentage of your life is a necessity of doing compared with simply being, you may find some new ways of approaching life's situations.

Just be. Breathe. Step back. Ask for infinite possibilities, and then watch the complications, worries and necessities fall away to a panorama of ease and joy.

Just be. It's the only necessary thing.


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