I have been watching people my whole life. Having had sixty jobs and seven careers in the last fifty years I have come to the conclusion that most people are oblivious to their life. Oblivious according to Dictionary.com is not being aware of or not concerned about what is happening around one. Most people are not stupid, merely ignorant. They live their lives with bad or outdated information and shift into automatic. Automatic is what I use to describe one who never associates the poor outcomes of their lives to the bad information they relied on.
In my own life, I spent years oblivious to my responsibility for the outcome of my life. I blamed others and bad luck. When I finally surrendered and asked for help I realized that luck is the result of the thoughts I entertain. When I think well I live well and when I think poorly I live poorly. The reality is that personal responsibility is always the case and the culprit. No matter what direction my life takes, my mental attitude directs the final outcome. Some of the worst periods in my life brought me tremendous wisdom and courage.
Oblivion is a state of selfishness. When I am oblivious I am not connected to God who directs my positive thinking. When I am selfish, my Ego wanders away from God and oblivion befalls me and my life moves into fear and crisis mode. I need to stay aware to escape oblivion. There are two types of spirituality; vertical and horizontal. Vertical spirituality I find through constant prayer and meditation and horizontal spirituality I find through service to my fellow man. I pray God reminds me who I am and where my place in life is so I can remember…
Your Life is PERFECT!
Dr. Randolph Ek, Mpsy.D.