Have you noticed that The Drunk Monkey is NOT in the business of going for it, taking action, getting excited and living the dream?
The Drunk Monkey’s chief aim is to criticize you all day long. It criticizes others. It critisizes the situation. It doesn’t care about creating pleasant experiences. It could care less if you feel good. It could care less about achieving your goals.
Thankfully, The Universe/God/Source Energy/Life Force will conspire upon your behalf, stuff will start to happen, and results will start to be produced…BUT…what if the universe delivers to you in a way that looks different than what The Drunk Monkey prophesized?
EMERGENCY! The Drunk Monkey gets scared because its expectations were broken. When your expectations are broken, you’ve entered the unknown. The Drunk Monkey hates the unknown and believes that it is a survival situation. It will either attack or run away. Either response will shoot you in the foot and stop you from achieving the results you want.
The Drunk Monkey wants to survive. It doesn’t “get” thriving. It doesn’t understand happiness. It just gets survival. But you know the problem. You are definitely going to die, someday.
One way to get The Drunk Monkey under control is to give up being right about you, your limitations, the situation, the timing, and people. Engage the mystery of life. You really have no idea what is going to happen next, just take the next action and enjoy the result positive or negative…both are just opinions. Trust that you are on the right path, if you are reading this, then by the very nature of your intention, it is true, you are on the right path…whether you are producing results or not.
Take action in spite of the uncomfortable feelings you might have. Just make it an experiment, not important, just see if you can take the action without feeling anything. Just for today, tell The Drunk Monkey to take a hike. Be interested in how things might show up and then be open to however things show up.