I know I will keep using this method probably for a long time to come, if not forever! I am indebted to Bruce as well as you Deborah, for continuing t…[ Jan F ] >
Creation of the Option Method.
Bruce Di Marsico realized that people create their reality, their personalities and point of view; by means of the beliefs they choose – about themselves, others, the world, God. When it comes to our unhappiness, a primary belief is that we can be made to be unhappy against our will. In other words, unhappiness can happen to us. When people believe that unhappiness can happen to us, they see those things that can make us unhappy as “bad” or “wrong”, even “evil”, as things that “should not happen.”
When we can understand how we use unhappiness, we can be free to understand the difference between the emotional need to avoid things we believe are bad for our happiness and the simple desire to avoid certain circumstances.
For example, as Bruce puts it,
“No person is afraid of being poor, in itself, but of being an unhappy poor person. ...People are afraid unhappiness will “happen” to them under certain circumstances. If you were not afraid of being unhappy as a poor person, would you still fear poverty? Could you not instead decide you want to avoid it?”
Bruce had a vision of the possibility of freedom from unhappiness, which he shared with others through The Option Method teachings. This is one of the essential ingredients of The Option Method – this view of happiness as the freedom from unhappiness. In fact, this is one reason why The Method is so transformative for so many people; it allows them to see, perhaps for the first time in their lives, that their happiness is not contingent upon getting and having things. What could be more freeing?
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What Is the Purpose or Meaning of Life? Each person will answer this for himself or herself. How you…
What Is the Purpose or Meaning of Life? Each person will answer this for himself or herself. How you answer determines how you live. This life means your life. It does not have to be other than what it is. But since all want true happiness by whatever name, one could suppose that unless the decided purpose of your life is happiness, it would not seem to be a happy life unless you had what you wanted.[ Bruce Di Marsico ]