Win the Lottery or Fog Eat?

Ok. Stay with me on this one. You might have to read it a few times to
really get what I am saying here. My work is all about belief systems
and thoughts and how in changing our thoughts we change our lives.

that I come to your home to inform you that you have won the lottery
valued at 100 million dollars. Let's say you believe me. I mean really
believe that you have won this money. What would you feel? Really go
there. Overwhelmed? Joyous? Excited? Ecstatic? Ready to jump up and
down? What other thoughts does this one belief inspire? Thoughts like:
I am going to be free. I won't ever have to work again. I am going to
love driving a Porsche?

Now tell me why you are feeling and
thinking this way. Is it because you won the lottery? (You didn't.) Is
it because I told you that you won the lottery? (I was lying.) OR Is it
because you BELIEVED you won the lottery? This one belief changed your
entire state of being for a short time. This one belief caused you to
have feelings of joy and happiness. This one belief gave you a flood of
new positive thoughts.

It is not the circumstance that gave you the feelings, because in this case the circumstance isn't even really happening.

sure you really understand this. Make sure you really get that it is
not what is happening, but what we THINK is happening that determines
our experience and our feelings and ultimately our actions.

if believing that you won the lottery can make you feel so good, why
don't you have me come to your house everyday and convince you that you
have won the lottery? (Assuming that this is possible and you wouldn't
catch on.) If telling you a lie once a day can give you a feeling of
ecstasy, why not do it daily?

Well, some of you do.

may not do it with the lottery, but you do it with food. You use food
as a way of altering how you feel. You eat and tell yourself that it is
comforting and that it will help and that it is your friend. You tell
yourself that food is what you need and want and desire. You lie. And
you believe your lie. And then you do the whole thing again the next

You give yourself a false high by telling yourself you have
"won the lottery" when you know that it isn't true. You tell yourself
that food is the answer when you know it isn't true. You live this
superficial high of illusion and miss out on the genuine high of being

So maybe you didn't win the lottery. Can you really know
for sure that you would be happier if you did? What would determine
your happiness? YOUR THOUGHTS. If you decide to believe and think
thoughts that serve you in a real and authentic way, you will enjoy a
constant state of well-being. If you continue to tell yourself little
white lies that give you a burst of elation followed by disappointment,
similar to the lottery lie, you will continue on the roller coaster.

You know the one. Thinness is the win. Overeating is finding out it wasn't true.

I'd rather earn 100 million than win it any day.

Originally posted August 07