Don’t believe what your eyes are telling you. All they show is limitation. Look with your understanding, find out what you already know, and you’ll see the way to fly.

Where does your inner voice come from? Some refer to it as intuition. Others, a gut feeling.

There are numerous theories as to what this experience is truly consisting of, from a biological explanation perspective. But none of them seem to actually encapsulate that deeper variable which is clearly inexplicable. 

And yet, that which defies explanation, and which defies a clear understanding, can be one of the most determining variables in our internal make up. It can cause us to make the most monumental decisions in our time in the physical dimension of planet Earth.

We instinctively trust that “gut feeling” and we “know in our heart” that something is the right thing to do. Why are the descriptions of this feeling ascribed to a part of the body that is not in the mind? Is it because our mind is telling us rational perspective, but other parts of our body are weighing in just as heavily with irrational vantage points?

I believe that we attribute these feelings to other parts of the body, because deep within, we know that this is a voice that is separate from logical thought. It is a feeling, an emotion, a directional compass that dares to show us the way… the true path to new horizons. 

As Richard states, “look with your understanding, find out what you already know.” Your brain can tear that statement apart with logic, but your heart tells you that the statement is absolutely true. Your brain will argue that if your eyes are seeing the limitation, then the limitation is real. How would there be a way to go, achieve, explore or conquer new territory if the limitation is de facto?

It is the dichotomy between what the eyes see, the brain absorbs and what your inner voice is telling you that fascinates me. This is one of the core variables that leads me to believe that there is something so much more than what we believe we understand reality to be. In the Law of Attraction, they explain this as there is a part of you that is not living in the physical world. It communicates with you using emotion. They see all emotions as either positive or negative in this regard. When you are feeling sad, or afraid, or tense, you are getting a voice from you on the other dimension that is trying to get through to you that you are attracting the negativity and it is critical for you to get past it and go back to positivity. 

Conversely, when you are feeling positive, then your being in the other dimension is resonating with the mental attraction you are projecting and that is why everything feels so great at that moment.

I started trying to employ that behavior pattern after learning that lesson. I cannot say that they are right or wrong. I can say that when I get sad, scared, stressed, overwhelmed or any other negative emotion…. That my ticket out of that feeling is this flashcard that I have installed in my mind that says… if I keep allowing these thoughts to overwhelm me, then I cannot move to higher ground and get past them. Whether there is another Brian in another dimension who is making me feel this way, so that I change my perspective and move past it, I cannot say. Nor can I say I believe or disbelieve this.  What I can share is that using that thought as my flashcard that says… “You are feeling this way…. Time to fix that and improve.” has been a godsend for me to reverse moods, reengineer the way I am thinking and get on track to higher ground. I even think it is funny that I just chose the word ‘godsend” as the description, when I almost never use that word… why is that?

That behavior is what I believe Richard Bach is describing when he says…. “Look with your understanding, find out what you already know, and you’ll see the way to fly.” The only way to start to fly is to dig deep within, cleanse your mind, assuage your apprehension and then…. Go for it with everything you have and never succumb to the negative feeling because something much more powerful than the fear lives within you and when you tap into that… you are indomitable.

I hope you have a great holiday weekend! Juneteenth is finally a national holiday.

If you like what you are reading in the blog, you will even love the book more. Take a free preview below and watch the Sizzle Reel. It will give you a sense of how this book might be of help in your life when you are looking to make some tough decisions.

Changing the world…One thought at a time.

This book is written for you. Whether you are just embarking on your journey in life, or if you are a seasoned veteran, we all have so much more to learn. Lessons from the Mountain is a conversational exploration of countless topics of personal and professional self help.

Mr. Weiner has collected a diverse assortment of thoughts from the great sages of the last two millennia, each sparking personalized discussions, intended to stimulate you into deeper contemplation of the subjects that intrigue you.

Leveraging his experiences in building The Illusion Factory and then, Sizzle, Mr. Weiner reflects on numerous moments of engagement that are relevant to all of us as we navigate our path in life.

In this zen entrepreneurial discussion, the myriad topics range from:

• Narrowing choices to increase opportunity

• Assuaging a hurt ego

• Managing the depression that comes with a failure

• Learning to continuously improve

• Owning your mistakes

• Increasing your likelihood for success

• Making ethical choices

• Pursuing seemingly impossible goals

• Coping with a loss

• Making unpopular decisions

• Communicating with compassion

• Learning to collaborate with others more skilled than you

• Accepting your reality, while working to change it

• Stopping bullies in their tracks

• Letting go of anger

• Deepening self-respect

• Understanding love

• Making the planet a better place

• Taking giant risks and succeeding

• The elusive pursuit of happiness

• The art of honesty and friendship

• Following your heart

• Overcoming PTSD

• Learning when to become impartial

• Questioning reality

• The probability of UFOs

• Attracting positive outcomes

• The benefits of being a zen entrepreneur

and many other interesting topics of exploration.

The book has been written over a couple of years of climbing a mountain in the darkness in order to be atop for the sunrise. Photos from those journeys accompany the beautifully illustrated aphorisms, whose content spark each of the philosophical discussions.

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Written by Brian Weiner
When I was 5 years old, I discovered that the lemon tree in the backyard + dixie cups + water and sugar and I was in business. I have been hooked on that ever since. In 1979, I borrowed $14,000 to create a brand new product... photographic greeting cards with no text on the inside, called Paradise Photography. That was the start of The Illusion Factory. Since then, The Illusion Factory has been entrusted by all of the major studios and broadcasters with the advertising and marketing of over $7 billion in filmed, live, broadcast, gaming, AR, VR and regulated gaming forms of entertainment, generating more than $100 Billion in revenue and 265 awards for creativity and technology for our clients. When I took a break from film school at UCLA to move to Hawaii, my mother did not lecture me. Instead, she took 150 of her favorite aphorisms and in her beautiful calligraphy, wrote them artistically throughout a blank journal. That is the origin of the Lessons from the Mountain series. Since then, on my journeys to the top of a mountain to watch the sunrise, I have spent countless hours contemplating words of wisdom from the sages of all races, genders and political persuasions, constantly accumulating the thoughts to guide me on my life path. I hope you enjoy my books. Please let me know your thoughts, as I highly value your feedback!