This is a post pulled from RSD Nation by a guy called Sanik. Thought I'd share.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A NATURAL??
FIRST: The Paradox of the paradox, WITHIN the paradox.
At first it doesnt seem to make sense, whats the chasm between a doofus and pimp, between a guy whos stifled and cant speak his mind and a guy who just can let loose and flow with the moment.
Its been said, Hes stuck in his head.He just doesnt know what to sayHe doesnt have an idea of who he is.Doesnt know his boundariesHe lacks the center.
What shapes and molds a boy into a man? I think thats a more important question rather then the nerd into the natural.
PAIN, THE SCARS OF EXPERIENCE. The tissue becomes stronger, you become stronger. you evolve.
Pain is the chisel and the hammer on the stone of the self. PAIN if what defines strength. A man is the measure of how much pain he endures and pushes past.
THUS I EVOLVE.
All growth is preceded by and accomplished by great deals of what? say it with me... PAIN, SUFFERING, FRUSTRATION, RESISTANCE, OBSTACLES.
What does a man do, as all the forces of the world push against him, what does a man do when all that stands in his way is pain. He accepts its challenge, he accepts its ravaging impact.
Pain is the great teacher, its a teacher that I have resisted for a long time, in the pursuit of instant gratification and pleasure. In my case its taken a lot of looping my thoughts over the same thing again and again.
its taken me hanging out in different sub cultures, getting into spirituality and meditation but even the so called spiritualists a great deal of them are avoiding pain.
The difference between a natural and someone who is always frustrated is because they are not approaching life as what it is, A GREAT DEAL OF PAIN, OBSTACLES TO BE OVERCOME and CHALLENGE.
So they accept the lesser pain, and build upon that the rationalizations and the judgements to prove themselves right.
But like a mentor told me the best way to approach life is HEAD ON and by approaching life head on and moving with its flow DESPITE the obstacles you become in alignment with the world. And as soon as you become alignment with the world you become in alignment with yourself and vice versa
For what is the world with you the experiencer? Does the world exist independent of you and your mind? does it have any realness besides the reality of the filters of your perceptions, your beliefs and labels, your ways of holding up your world. Think carefully about this and you will know it to be so that you are the creator of your reality PERIOD.
The centeredness and the trust of knowing yourself is the best the you could strive for and achieve, that of course on side with all worldly goals and accomplishments but it is the center, the core of yourself, the truth that you come to by only going deeper into yourself that you find your true nature.
Its the pushing through of pain, blasting through each concentric ring until you get to the center of the self, which is the place where the moment happens, the place where you observe and are detached YET completely involved in the motions of the world.
As that comes upon your, your going to realize.. as the mind is lazy, as the body is lazy so your going to get to start doing athletics because that would be in alignment with your goals of becoming a better man...
Take me for example, im back in Kung Fu now 5 days a week, as a hobby I have taken up FREE RUNNING, have you ever seen those guys that jump from roof to roof and scale fences, its the art of conquering obstacles in your enviornment, its a very philisophical sport!
Im getting stronger, more awake, feeling more centered, I dont chase woman now, woman appear out of thin air!! they want to be with you, not because of the clever things you say or whatever bullshit you think but because of your INHERENT STRENGTH OF MASCULINITY.
The power that comes to you of onlly BEING A MAN and what happens you BE A MAN. YOU BECOME [I]THE MAN[/I]
So in its utterlly naked simplicity what I have learned and come to as this
You have to BECOME THE CHANGE, TO HAVE MADE THE CHANGE, TO BE THAT CHANGE.
Their is no other way but the gateway of pain and how it will sculpt you and your mind, how your attitudes will change, do you think I learned about pick up from PURE PLEASURE.
NO IT FUCKING SUCKED SO HARD. The frustration at times was unbelievable yet at the same time completely achievable.
The key is knowing that its up to you and because its up to you, you have to know that you can do it, that you can face the pain head on and face it again and again except pain never goes away, it only becomes stronger but in the face of pain you push against it even though pain will ultimatly destroy you, its nature will consume you because PAIN is just the hand of death but through pain your will recognize the truth of your life. The truth of the beauty of yourself and of your gift of being a man in this world
Im beginning to think that we can accomplish anything!! CARPE DIEM!!!!