The difference between rats and humans, they discovered, is once
humans find cheese at the end of a tunnel, they remember that
tunnel, and then they go down the same tunnel again and again
forever regardless of whether the cheese is there
again, or not. A rat, on the other hand, is only
in cheese. And to find it, a rat will try any tunnel.
A rat will do whatever it takes to get cheese - like
giving up what it already knows, which includes and isn't
limited to giving up being the way it's always been.
A rat, unlike a human being, goes for cheese with its entire
being. There's no line, there's no daylight
showing through, between "I want cheese" (say what it is I want)
and "How do I get cheese?" (come up with a plan to get what I want)
and "Go get cheese" (implement the plan to get what I want). For a
rat, there's no doubt (not for one second) it's cheese
he wants. There's no figuring out a plan to get cheese, and there's
no waiting for permission to implement the plan to get
cheese. A rat is a get cheese
It's more than that actually. It's a rat is a want cheese get
You could even say a rat is successful at getting cheese because
getting cheese is just the future possibility of its
life realized. Simply by being exactly what he really is, a
rat gets cheese. That's all it takes for a rat. When it comes to
getting cheese, a rat is smart - very smart.
So when I look at who I'm being when I want something, I'm clear I
better be coming from being complete or else whatever it is I
want, isn't worth having. Also, when I'm coming from being
complete, I'm complete whether I get what I want or
not - smart, yes? But more than that, when I'm being that
what I want is the future possibility of my life realized, then my
who I am,
and the way I am stands behind me supporting me
getting what I want.