If pressure is the secret to life, it sure is worth some more time to analyze.
I mentioned quantum physics last week. There is a movie titled What The Bleep that I watched several years ago which really gave my mind some things to try to figure out.
One part talked about when Columbus came to the Americas. The natives knew something was there but could not process what they were because their brains could not translate what their eyes were seeing. The ships were there but they could not see it. The spiritual leader sat and studied until his mind could process what his eyes were seeing, until it became clear to him. Then he helped the others to “see it.”
This was an extremely difficult thing for me to understand. I am not sure if it happened just that way but it helped me to understand it is important to see things as they are. To do this you really need to think about it.
This is the thing with pressure. Sometimes you can’t see it or understand its effects until it has created a problem. Then the focus becomes the problem, not the decision which created too much or too little of the wrong kind of pressure.
If you are trying to put cattle in a pen and they keep running back past you the thing you may think you should do is build a wing fence. Then you can force the cattle to go in the pen. But when you force them to go in the pen they may get exited, go on the fight, and become dangerous or very difficult to work. The next time you try to put them in the pen they may anticipate this and you won’t even be able to get them to the wing fence.
If you have only ever put cattle in a pen with a wing fence, that would be all you knew.
But if we would of learned how to put the pressure on the cattle at a different angle and a different amount, the cattle may have went in the pen comfortably and not have had a bad experience at all. They would actually have gotten better to work because of the proper pressure.
Once someone demonstrated this to you, you would be able to “see it” and work on your application of pressure to cattle and maybe even take it even farther than you thought possible.
Another place I think pressure comes on the human level is borrowing money. If you were to decide to go on vacation and borrow the money, you would have lots of fun on the trip for a short time, but then you would spend the next year sacrificing or having a hard time making ends meet because of it. The negative pressure may have made the trip not worth it.
But if you were to decide you wanted to go on a trip, made sacrifices, and saved your money for a year, you would get the satisfaction of saving, have that sense of pride, and you would get the good memory of the trip. Through this way you would not feel the pressure to have to pay for something.
This is why I feel it is so important to really understand the pressure we put on ourselves. I have read that the subconscious mind can’t tell the difference between real and imagined. Bad news, negative people, negative thoughts all put pressure on us that we may not even be aware of.
The way we care for our animals and handle them put pressure on them and us. Negative pressure creates stress, positive pressure creates contentment.
There is a book titled The Biology Of Belief by Bruce Lipton. It helped me to understand what negative pressure or stress really did to our body and immune system. It is real important to be able to “see it.”
Learn the difference between good pressure and bad pressure. Don’t be like the sheep following the other sheep into a draw to pile up and suffocate from the pressure, be the sheep that goes through the gate to green pasture.
~ Curt Pate