In general, outer monsters consist of people, circumstances, systems of control or authority, elements of nature and just about anything that is part of your external environment. Outer monsters can also be further classified into 2 main species: Conscious and Non-Conscious.
To put it another way, those things which have a mind and a will of their own; e.g. humans, systems created by humans, organisations, etc, these are classified as ‘Conscious’. The other, the Non-Conscious, involves those which do not have a mind or will of their own to perform actions which may obstruct you from your goal, but on which you’ve placed a degree of control or power over you. These items can overlap with your inner monsters. Some examples include cigarettes, or just about anything, any physical thing, to which you may be addicted to.
There are many ways these outer monsters can obstruct you from your goal. It is beyond the scope of this article for me to give you and completely arm you with all the tools and techniques that will help you conquer them. But let’s take things one at a time.
First, let’s tackle those which are Non- Conscious, to which you’ve placed a certain degree of power over you. What are some of the Non-Conscious Outer Monsters you may be facing in the quest for the life of your dreams?
• The Stock Market
• Notice any patterns yet?
• Anything in the universe!
The other, the Non-Conscious, involves those which do not have a mind or will of their own to perform actions which may obstruct you from your goal, but on which you’ve placed a degree of control or power over you. Then how, in the Name of All Goodness, are you, ever, going to overcome your Non-Conscious Outer Monsters (NCOMs)? Who is responsible for these NCOMs harassing you?
The answer… is YOU. You were the one, whether consciously or not, who had placed that power to them, to control you. In other words, you let them control you. So, to kill them, destroy them, get rid of them, defeat them, conquer them, YOU shall have to stop giving power to them. How?
Not by confronting them like Luke did Darth Vader. By choosing to NOT let them have any effects upon you. In more specific terms, you’d have to throw away those cigarettes, minimise your viewing of the news (I don’t think not viewing or reading news [even bad news] is a wise move… you still need to know what’s going on in the real world out there… but just maintain a balance… and preserve your sanity), be prepared for whatever kind of weather is coming after you… you get the gist. Yes, this is where you’ll really have to go all out and brace whatever adversities are coming, not by clenching your fists, gritting your teeth or scrunching your face Rocky- style, but by being prepared.