What is an algorithm really?
Today I want to investigate a fun idea that might help you to create wonders in the world, and that is the idea that reality is based on an algorithm-like process that you set up yourself. It’s actually really simple. Let’s find out how.
We hear about algorithms a lot these days. All social media is built on algorithm in order to show you relevant content based on what you’ve been previously watching.
Let’s see what Wikipedia has to say:
An algorithm can be expressed within a finite amount of space and time, and in a well-defined formal language for calculating a function. Starting from an initial state and initial input (perhaps empty) the instructions describe a computation that, when executed, proceeds through a finite number of well-defined successive states, eventually producing “output” and terminating at a final ending state. The transition from one state to the next is not necessarily deterministic, some algorithms, known as randomized algorithms, incorporate random input. (Wikipedia)
Life reflects back to you what you feed it.
Have you noticed that whenever something goes wrong in your life, everything goes wrong? If you’re just a bit stressed out and late work for example, everything will be a total mess on your way to work. You will burn your tongue on your coffee, hit your toe, someone will yell at you in traffic, and so on. You will be late for the meeting, and when you get there, you find out that it was on the wrong day.
Another example is that you might think that you have to act a certain way in a certain work environment. If you do this, then that. If you act this way, then you will get that response. And if you wear these clothes, then that is going to happen.
On the other hand, if you have nothing but loving feelings for the store clerk and send them a big smile, chances are that they will smile back. And if you have a job you love going to every day, chances are that you will get up early, eager to get to work.
The algorithm analogy
An algorithm is a series of premises or steps that you set up and execute in order to achieve a desired outcome.
This sounds a lot like the law of attraction, doesn’t it? As it turns out, the resemblance is stunning if you still operate from your mind, which I think most of us are doing. But the mind doesn’t have all the answers. Sometimes it’s better to try to shut the mind down in order to hear what the higher, more expanded version of the self wants to say.
The mind is a fantastic tool
When you operate from your mind, chances are that you operate out of fear more than love and expansion. And that’s ok if you have to experience that. But the fear based mind can get in your way if you want to live in accordance to your highest purpose. Every thought adds to the web of the thought process, and oftentimes the thoughts and the ego-mind get stuck in circles and assumptions.
When you operate from your mind, you set up a set of rules and expectations of what you want the outcome to be like.
The algorithm of the mind
Imagine an ordinary day. You wake up, check your phone the first thing, and you see that you got an upsetting e-mail from your boss. Rage starts to burn. in your chest, and in order to calm down, you check social media. You get up to have breakfast. But you can’t shake that e-mail off. You have to leave a reply, but don’t know how to put it.
During breakfast you start to think and daydream a bit: “What if I would leave this draining job, start a business of my own, have a nice house and do what I love?” Then you start to daydream a bit more, and you think: “Ok, I want this and that and that to happen. I do NOT want this in my life anymore. And I want to do this and that and the other thing to make that happen.
When you use the law of attraction with your mind, you’re not operating from the highest aspect of yourself. What gives you joy? It isn’t a house or a car or anything that you might think you want. Try to let that go and start to tap into the feeling you want to feel when you achieve the things you want. It’s the feeling itself you want to get to.
Go for your highest joy
In every situation, ask: “what is my highest joy in this situation?” and act on that joy at the best of your ability.
Some situations aren’t so joyful though, so how do you do in those situations? To go with the algorithm analogy, look at it this way: sometimes when you scroll through your feed on social media, there might be something that you didn’t quite expect. Maybe it’s even something you don’t want to see. My tip is: Keep scrolling! You can choose to engage in it or to let it be.
Sometimes things happen. Maybe we can’t choose that. But we can take responsibility and act out of joy and love in any given situation at the best of our ability.