You are Greater Than You Think!

Experience your greatness!

Journal the answer to the following questions.
Who am I?
and
How am I feeling?

If you’re like most people, you answered the questions with a series of “I ams.” And while this is all very well and good, it is not as true as you may think.

Why? The word “am,” recognized as “you in the present,” also implies “equal to,” as in I am this or I am that. And while I will not argue that you are in someway that which you claim to be, I would argue that you are so much more than you calim to be.

To get better idea of this, try adding a little perspective to your proclamations by substituting your absolute “I ams” from your journaling exercise with the following relative “I ams.”

I am greater than my _________
I am more than my ___________
I am simply experiencing ____________ (this aspect of myself.)
I am so much more than my ____________
I am ___________ and more.
I am currently _______________ and so much more.
I am currently feeling _________

Coming full-circle, realizing  what is true for you is true for others, consider the idea of perceiving others in their greatness.

You are greater than your ___________
You are so more than your __________
You are simply experiencing ____________ (this aspect of yourself.)
You are so much more than your ____________
You are ___________ and more
You are currently _______________
You are currently feeling _________

Can you feel the difference? The absolute “I am” is a bit stagnate, but the relative “I am” and “You are” is fluid and expansive like the ever changing present moment.

Now I realize you won’t be speaking this way this to others, because that’s just not how our society currently communicates, but once you begin to accept and practice the idea of “greater than-ness”, you will begin to see the world in a whole new light.

Copyright 2008 Rob Gruber
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You Were Whole All Along!

“You were whole all along
How could you be not?
You are nothing but love.
You just simply forgot.”*

At the moment you arrived into this world, you were whole. So much so, you had to expel fluid from your lungs just to take your first breath.

You were whole. Take a moment and let that sink in.

Here’s a Wholeness Exercise to help you recreate the experience.

1. Close your eyes and relax.
2. Imagine you are taking your very first breath.
3. As you inhale, say to yourself, “I am.”
4. As you the exhale, say to yourself “whole.”
5. Repeat for as long as you wish.

Having recreated your wholeness, let me ask you this. What has changed since your birth to make you think you are anything but whole? I would argue that nothing has changed accept your awareness of your wholeness.

When you came into this world from the safety and warmth of your mother, you were immediately subjected to an abundant source of new stimuli from the external world. Slowly, as your awareness shifted away from your wholeness to this new stimuli, you began to identify with your experiences of this stimuli rather than your wholeness. Over time, you simply forgot all about the wholeness you possessed.

In your forgetting, a myth was born. That myth was the belief that “something in my life is missing, but I just don’t know what it is. So I will search for it and never stop until I find it.” In your searching, you never thought to look in the most obvious spot, within you. Not looking within, you spend the rest of your life searching for something you have possessed all along.

You can end this myth and your endless searching by the doing the following.

1. Stop searching outside yourself. The moment you do, a shift of awareness will occur.
2. Accept the myth as a myth.
3. Practice the Wholeness Exercise.
3. Create a new truth to replace the old myth. I say new, because the idea may be new to you.

Your New Truth could be something like this.

“Nothing is missing in my life.
I am whole and complete.”

Or

“I need not a thing to make me feel whole,
I am nothing but love, mind, body and soul.”*

Or

“I have not a want, not a wish or a need.
I am nothing but love, in thought, world and deed.”*

These are my truths and I use them in meditation and whenever I feel I am going off course. You are free to use them or create a truth all your own.

Copyright 2008 Rob Gruber Present Life Mastery Coach

*excerpts from my book coming out at the end of the year.

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Listen Visually!

“An ounce of behavior is worth a pound of words.” – Sanford Meisner

I love a good foreign language film. No other art form has been able to move me so deeply. The reason being, I suppose, is the fact that it requires me to do something I don’t normally do, which is to listen primarily with my eyes. Not understanding the language, the visual content and behavior become paramount. Its as if the language barrier actually becomes a bridge for something far richer.

Now, I know what you’re thinking, “don’t you spend most of your time reading the subtitles.” No. I don’t. I can’t. I’m a bit dyslexic. I may look down from time to time, but for the most part I don’t. If the film is good, I’ll watch it again at a later date and read the subtitles the best I can. But for the most part, the visual experience is more than enough to take me places I would never have gone and feel things I never would have felt if I relied on the spoken word.

Now, you don’t have to go to the movies to listen visually. It’s actually something you do every day, i.e., driving or watching a sporting event. But you can learn to develop you ability to listen visually into a powerful tool for communication. The better you are the more meaningful and effective your communications will become with others and yourself.

Here is are a few exercise to increase your ability to listening visually

The Foreign Film Exercise
1. Buy a movie ticket to or rent a good foreign film, here are a few of my favorites.
Amelie by Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeune
Cinema Paradiso by Director Giuseppe Tornatore,
The Lives of Others by Director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon by Director Ang Lee.

2.Listen to the movie with your eyes. Ignore the subtitles. Let the images, sounds and behavior envelope you. Trust that there is enough going on without words to experience something visceral and genuine. This may feel a little “foreign” to you at first but I assure it has the potential to awaken something quite beautiful within you.

The Group Setting
1. Go to a place that has a lot of foot traffic, like a café or a mall and take a moment to gracefully and respectfully observe those passing by. Take in everything you can visually about them. Are they in a hurry, do they appear happy, focused or bored? What does your intuition lovingly tell you about each person?

One on One
1. Have a conversation with anyone and take into consideration that their behavior will reveal to you a great deal about themselves and the communication they are sharing. Are they interested in the topic? Where is their primary focus?

Copyright 2008 Rob Gruber Present Life Mastery Coach

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Your Thoughts Are Like Snowflakes

“Your thoughts are like snowflakes, no two are the same.” – gruberism

Let me prove it to you. Have a thought, any thought. Now, think that thought again. Was it the same thought?

I would argue that it wasn’t. I would argue that you have created a copy of the original thought and that copy is not the original.

To make this even more clear. Try thinking that very same thought again.

Congratulations, you have just created a copy of the copy of the original thought.

The following is a visual of the process:

“Original Thought”
“Copy of “Original Thought””
“Copy of “Copy of “Original Thought”””
“Copy of “Copy of “Copy of “Original Thought””””

But why can’t they be he same?

The Source and Conditions are Constantly Changing.

  • Your original thought came from an original source and unique conditions.
  • The first copy of that thought came from the output of the original source and new conditions and not the original source or conditions.
  • The second copy came out of the first copy’s output, an entirely new source and set of conditions.

What seems like the same thought is simply similar. I call this line of thought, Thematic Thinking.

Thematic Thinking is powerful. It can lead you into a present state, along a road to a bright future or down a dead end.

Once you are aware of your nature/ability to think thematically, you can begin to make more powerful and conscious choices to create the life you wish.

Thematic Inquiries

What themes are running through my life right now?
Which themes have not been of service to me?
What themes would I rather have running through my life?
What themes would bring me the most joy in my life?

Thematic Journaling Exercise

1. At the top of a page, write down this question. “What themes would I like to have running through my life?”
2. Write anything and everything you could possibly wish to experience.
3. Stay on each thought until you feel you have exhausted the theme or are drawn to an even more fulfilling theme.
4. Do this for as long as you please.

Do you have a theme you wish to share?

Copyright 2008 Rob Gruber Present Life Mastery Coach

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Claim your Presence in “The iwicty Registry”

Hello Folks,

Today I would like to announce a new collaborative page called The iwicty Registry.

It is here you will be able to claim your very presence in the here and now!

Simply click on the folder tab above marked “The iwicty Registry” and sign the registry.

Carpe Praesentium!

Sincerely,

Rob Gruber

Copyright 2008 Rob Gruber

Present Life Mastery Coach

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Create an Echo in Your Youniverse

Get more out of your affirmations with this powerful technique I call affurmations.

An affurmation is an affirmation that is redirected back to you by replacing the “I am” with a “You are.”

By directing your affirmations back to you, you activate another aspect of your being. In essence, you complete the cycle. It can feel as if you are hearing from an outside source.

To Create an Affurmation

1. Create an affirmation just the way you always have, using “I am” and stating what you wish to experience in a present tense as if you are already experiencing it is you wnat.
I am living a life of love!

2. Now, change the “I am” to “You are.”
You are living a life of love!

To Utilize Your New Affurmation

1. State your affurmation to yourself in the mirror.

2. Write down your “You are” affurmation on a piece of paper and place it wherever you will be able to see it.

3. For those who require a little privacy, encode your affurmations by writing down the first letter of each word on a small piece of paper and placing it wherever you feel the need. Post-its work great at the office.

5. If you have a supportive partner or friend, state your “I am” affirmation to them and allow them to confirm it with a “You are” affurmation.
You: I am beautiful!
Them: You are beautiful!

Do this until you believe you feel you have shifted closer toward the fulfillment of your intention.

Some Benefits

1. You will hear your affirmations in a whole other way.

2. You begin to see that which you are affirming in others.

Copyright 2008 Rob Gruber Present Life Mastery Coach

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