Forget the Government, You Are Your Own Worst Enemy... and How To Overthrow Yourself

in life •  2 years ago 

People tend to focus their troubles on external forces. The government... the central banks... the next door neighbor... the boss...

What very few know is that your worst enemy is with you 24 hours per day, 7 days per week and since the very moment you were born. He/She is everywhere you go. You can't get away from him!

That person is you. Or, more succinctly, your conscious and unconscious mind.

Almost every problem you have had or have has been caused, in one way or another, by your own mind.

Once you can achieve sovereignty from your oppressive mind, however, you can become freer than you've ever imagined.

I've just recently began to gain that sovereignty and in my return to Anarchapulco I talk about how I've never felt freer in my life and how you can do it too.

You can see it here:

I also talk about the importance of not allowing the problems in the world to affect you. And, perhaps how the matrix is set up to make you feel depressed and helpless. But, you don't need to fall for its trap.

I also am reunited with my anarchist dogs after my week-long trip and return to find they are even more disobedient of authority than when I left... which is the way I like it.

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Somehow listening to you feels like a detox for the brain! I don't know any other way to describe this.

Thank you @jeffberwick for your inspirational presence!

@cobalus i totally agree with you... just inspirating!! =)
More posts like this please! @jeffberwick

Agreed! It's motivating.

So all the fake interest in your money doesn't drives prices up so much that you cannot afford it and it is all just in your head? So if you ignore it and go positive thinking it just goes away?

Naaaah :P

@cobalus I could not have said it better. @jeffberwick it's so refreshing I don't understand why haven't started following you earlier. You speak a lot of the truth and it's simple but yet mind binding.

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You are very correct Mr. Berwick.

The things that you do to cock-block yourself are monumentally horrendous.
If you ever speak to real Tibetan monks, you find that our blockages are massive, our separation from our power vast. That, if you could, live in the moment and in your power, without these blockages, everything will flow smoothly in your life. Timing, money, food... everything.

^real talk.

The govt is the ultimate cock-block for life.

We allow ourselves to build our lives around the framework they build and its time we started letting go of it. We dont need to smash it down, we just need to step out of it.

And there is a way to do that. It requires a change in "how" we "think". Contemplate thinking critically. Contemplate taking the initiative. Using knowledge as your guide, execute your new way of thinking and become wise. Use your newfound wisdom to shed the paradigm.

Hell yeah the key to freedom is self reliance if we ate to be free then we need to not rely on a corporation for our needs we can use our skills as currenc

It's easy to fall into the trap of "what if I fail." Self-doubt and uncertainty kills our drive and ambition. Sometimes all we need is to change our pysche by knowing our downside. Nobody cares about failure. And shouldn't care too much about failing too.

The battle between you and your dreams.

She needs to leap over that cart and tiger claw that guy in the face!!!!


That explains a lot, it seems that everywhere i go, there i am. I just need to get past my emotional dependency of/on the system and realize i can do/be more.

Affirmations are often very helpful. They help your mind to lay down new tracks instead of falling into older can't-do routines you learned early in life.

It is amazing how big a difference it makes with how we talk to ourselves. It can be difficult even when we know this truth as well. It is almost a skill in itself.

It is a skill in itself. Many people call it mindfulness. And it should be taught in grade school along with meditation.

Instead of teaching them lies about president Lincoln, which is almost a waste of time, even if it was true, the schools could teach a life long skill at an age where it will make a great impact on their life.

And it is difficult. Every single time the thought creeps up, you have to reword it. Every time.

You are right on the money. Education ideas need a complete overhaul from scratch. Government should never be in charge of education or you will end up with what we have today every time.

Slavery to God is true freedom.

“No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.
Matt. 6:24

Jesus said to his disciples, "Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me."
Matt. 16:24

“Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
Matt. 6:31-33

I understand where you are coming from, but I do not interpret these lines like you do. (Besides King James trying to give more power to the king)

God gave you free will. Becoming a slave to god is throwing that gift back in his face.

God created the universe to provide for all of your needs. It is why the sun blasts energy at us every day. It is why the plants grow.

Lack of, doing without, are human traits. They are human doings. By man being afraid and trying to control his food supply he diminishes it for himself and others.

So, you are learning to trust in god's grace. And learning to co-create your future with god. There is no slavery. In fact, acting as a slave you stop doing the important part of why you exist. To live life; to experience the universe .

For whoever has, to him more will be given, and he will have abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him
Matt. 6:24

But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’”
Matt 4:4

You can interpret the Bible however you like. That's what led to the 30,000 "Christian" denominations in the US alone.

Yes, indeed. It is the egoic mind that causes people to disidentify with their true self, their souls. The effect of (sub)conscious affirmation, being positive, negative, anything, is tremendous and actually changes our physiology. Right on, mate!

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@jeffberwick for president 2020

  ·  2 years ago (edited)

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hahaha i vote for sure !

voted. lol

Maybe this is what is going to really happen next

yessir. your mind is your worst enemy and the sick part it - you can't hang up or turn your back on it - it's with you 24/7 like said. Key is to learn to live in harmony with it and learn how to tell it to shut the F**K up. Great Vblog

I've been saying everything you know is wrong. Only half joking. You put in much tangible words ☺️

Once you realise that you have no control over your thoughts and that your ego is like a deranged monkey throwing shit around everywhere inside your brain there's no going back. Sometimes now my own stupid thoughts make me laugh out loud, whereas before I would have taken them all too seriously.

Very True :\ Have followed you

Yea freedom

Thanks for sharing!

Great post Jeff!

I know you don't need my little upvote. But I did upvote. Your walk and talk videos are really helping my quit drinking. And I have been to many AA meetings.

Always love watching the post and listening dollarvigilante....If you don't mind can you make a video about mining coins for someone new to mining. I was just thinking about taking the next step in my Crypto relationship :)

Spot on as always Jeff :) My new pictures post is up and there is a sickkk picture check out if you want ;)

Your dogs are awesome man!
I kinda disagree with the anarchy ideology ! I mean i just don't accept it fully, I believe in governments, but not the abuse of power!
Back to the point that yourself is your enemy, let me share with you a little story!
I've always been over weight, in 2012 i reached a record of 147kgs, one day I decided that i can lose all this weight, only 18 months after, i was already 84kgs!!
This journey was full of sweat, pain, disappointments and effort!
You know what kept me going?
A quote that says "if there is no enemy within, the enemy outside can do us no harm"

Great job man!

Great effort Man. I love your drive and enthusiasm and effort..

I reblogged. Great to see that the realizations are comeing through of our self-responsibility as Life. I would suggest if you like check out this free online course called desteniiprocess.lite its all about self change first. It takes like 10min a day on a lesson.

awesome post we have to face SELF everyday. This helps

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Jaimie Mantzel of Youtube fame has a bunch of great video lectures about this same principle. Coming from a man who is building his own fortress on an island in panama, using a bulldozer he also hand built, I believe he knows what he's talking about.

Yes ! Of Course, When We start to Solve Problems they need to be solved starting from ourselves. There is not anything external. If nothing can solve the problem then just forget every thing and chill with cold beer. Cheers !!!

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The cold beer goes with accepting the things you cannot change. Makes accepting them a heck of a lot easier!

The mind is one of the most powerful tools out there, and yet so many fail to gain a grip on it. So few realize the potential we have inside :)

It is a powerful tool. But I believe it is a tool we give way to much power too. I often find that the majority of our problems is in giving to much power to the Mind and not to the HEART! That's the real power inside :) I wrote a bit more on this if you're interested.

Thanks for the link @rieki , I'll check it out

Sure, no problem :)

We have to depend on our self not see others to solve our problems. I think it will best to boost our mind so that strong by mind will not feel external forces much .We can over come many of emotions by our mind power.

Awesome content Jeff!

I like your topics, but your videos are 4 times too long.

  ·  2 years ago (edited)

You are your own worst slavemaster!


Jeff the Man


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True talk @jeffberwick
The earlier one extricates himself from the shackles of self defeat, the better.
Thanks for sharing.

refreshing, thanks

Great post, Jeff, thanks for inspiring us!

UpVote if you want this guy to adopt you


Did you have an awakening Jeff? Lately your posts are very enlightening. I like it, keep 'em coming buddy!

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Image you have a picture of a large circle with a smaller circle inside, and a dot in the center. The dot is you, and the smaller circle is your friends and family, the large circle are your neighbors, and outside the large circle is everyone else. You can't control the people outside the large circle. You can't control people within the large circle. You can't even control the people within the smaller circle. The only thing you can control is the dot in the middle. If you can't control the dot in the middle, then those in the smaller circle, larger circle, and outside the circle will do an exceptional job of controlling you.

Thank you, this will help me in my strive to become the best version of me.

I like your walk-abouts.

Find the real you :)

Very cool post :) I like it :)

Thanks for sharing your thoughts :)
Our often outdated mindsets and old believe systems are indeed one of our worst enemies.
My best way to keep the monkey chatter in my brain calm for a while is meditation in nature and just observing, listening and hearing what is around me ;)
I wish you a wonderful day!

I feel like Steemit has allowed me to escape myself in some ways. Helping me think out side the box and plan the future a little better.

This is nice and educating, nice work keep it up

Hey @jeffberwick I really want you to answer me this question. You mentioned bunch of times that you did ayahuasca, and I know you do the ceremonies in Anarchapulco, so how hasn't that helped with cigarettes and alcohol? Many people who have tried psilocybin mushrooms or iboga, or ayahuasca report that they have lost there addictions.


excellent post.........I too wrote same kind of article on life........if u are free have a look at it :)

My autistic mind is indeed my worst enemy.

Not to say government isn't a big problem cause it is.. the powers that be try to maintain these mind states and create an environment that makes it hard to get out of it.
But ofcourse government doesn't exist it's the collective minds of the people that imagine it in existence.

3 words for you: Malarkey, and mumbo-jumbo

@jeffberwick, this would be the best and most encouraging words that I saw about the reality in life. Government is just a governing body that can help you a little, for me it is so much busy to make your country develop, not only you. The only person who can help yourself is nothing but yourself. Thank you for enlighting everyone mr.berwick. this time im waiting more of your post.followed and upvoted.

Fuck the Government.

You are your own worst enemy. If you can learn to stop expecting impossible perfection, in yourself and others, you may find the happiness that has always eluded you.

You nailed it with this post. Keep em coming!

Suffering can be defined, as the difference between how things ARE ....and how you WANT them to be!

Upvoted it and following you!.. Please, follow me and help me with my posts. I really appreciated

well this was an interesting post for today


You're the Man Jeff, I watch you all the time.
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LOL awesome

I couldn't agree more, I was just having that conversation with my fiancé about not letting the subconscious control us. If you allow it your mind will talk you out of something good

Hey @jeffberwick Im still currently watching the video but wanted to leave a note, I appreciate how you can approach a topic without being angry. I swear as soon as people get on a topic of government, politics, money, etc they lose it and let it get emotional. So just wanted to say thanks for posting content that I can watch without clicking the X before its over due to people being irrational. Much love and success!

Great info jeff. Thank you for sharing. We love you, follow me as well

Me too

thank you @yaanivapeji. Much love

Of course it is best to control the enemy within..

You make a lot of great points. I need to change some things in my life and mind. Thanks Jeff!

Me too

Followed. Yes changes are needed that's forsure in my life.

I agree we are all afraid to do the wrong thing that we doubt ourselves all the time and make excuses.

very nice. really motivates me to .

Always blamed others/found excuses for fails etc., until i learned to really analyse and ask about the how and why it really failed/succeed.
Once you start doing this, you will understand and grow from it, for example ok not my boss/the teacher made the mistake here, for not explaining me, but i did wrong by not trying to really achieve the aim.
You cannot expect others to work you, you have to fight for your success.

You are right in so many ways. It's only that sometimes, there are things that are so important to you that you end up going into debt. Still, I love my life :) Thanks for sharing!

We are our own worst enemies. Quiet time with G-d is for me a great strength, and when I don't have it, sure enough, I make mistakes.

Human nature is that way, I'm glad you are having such quality thoughts, and are overcoming some of that junk. G-d is real and He cares about you.

Great thought

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  ·  2 years ago (edited)

In our DNA are survival mechanisms, and other odd quirks that define us. Maybe we sleep too much, eat too little, react too quick to bugs. It's sometimes a battle with the subconscious. Advertisers know this. They run on our impulses to get that sale.

But don't look at it like it's an enemy, a flaw. Look at it like it's a part of you. You can change it. DNA is adaptive. Be aware you can stop these problems by taking your time.


Very interesting post. Upvoted and following. @jbcoin

We are the harshest critics of ourselves..

Thanks jeff teling us about steemit, i love it.
Just start it. Learning. More questions about BTC.

Leo Gura on youtube or amazing stuff

About halfway through this video just wanted to let you know @jeffberwick you for real are one of my top heroes. You and Gary Vee. Thank you for all that you do, you inspire more than you know.

Pretty smart (for a Canadian), LOL.



Nice dogs , how many you have...
All videos you make we are feeling but nobodys talking about that only you have curage ti do that. Exelent job but be carefull.

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Gold mine

Always thinks positive.


theres a really funny Irish comedian named Tommy Tiernan. He does a joke on the stuff Jeff is talking about here, but he relates it to 9/11 and how the news is going crazy about it and the world is all messed up, than looks out the window and sees children playing and the birds chirping. I suggest watching it pretty funny

Nice post and topic as always

Thank you for sharing your post with us today, I absolutely agree. We are the ones who are responsible for our happiness as well as our misery. So many people love to blame others for their failures and never learn from their mistakes.
Followed and upvoted!

I must say, since joining steemit I have felt the need to reach out to you and say what a great help you have been. I have watched many of your youtube videos and the dollar vigilante has been of great assistance!

interesting nice post

No matter what you try , you can't run away from yourself . Bob Marley told me . Peace to all.

Great point too

Great post, Jeff. The average person uses such a small percentage of brain power. By increasing the usage of brain power no telling how much increase overall would appear.


Agree with Jeff. Its everything internal nothing external. We see the world how we are. If I am sad this world looks hell for me and if I am happy then its like heaven, although the sun, the moon and the earth remains same.

I don't mean to sound negative or unappreciative but I think it might be easier for somebody with financial freedom and a successful company to feel free. Those of us struggling to pay for an expensive trip to the dentist as we fall behind in our rent and struggle to find any other income might have a slightly more difficult time seeing ourselves as our biggest enemies.

Everyone struggles in this life. His points are solid. The biggest of roadblocks are often self imposed. And i say that as a person who survived childhood trauma and poverty. When you have an external locus of control, unless you shift mindsets you'll stay stuck thinking everything is someone else's fault

That's definitely true, what you have to do every day is think positively and forget about things which aren't worth worrying about. Life is magical and unique and too beautitful to miss out on.

That was spot on Jeff!

Great post, we can free ourselves from the tight grips of the mind but it doesn't happen overnight and we have to consciously become aware of the thought patterns that are making us feel trapped to free ourselves from them.

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Great post, we can free ourselves from the tight grips of the mind but it doesn't happen overnight and we have to consciously become aware of the thought patterns that are making us feel trapped to free ourselves from them.

Jeff - you are the best. You really get me thinking.

followed and upvoted

What you're saying is 32% truth and 68% bullshit. If this were not the case, there would be no need for crypto currency.

This is also one reason why negative people need to be cut out of your life. They will attract that negativity to you, and you will suffer along with them. It's the old misery loves company advice. Do the opposite. Surround yourself with motivated, positive, and loving people.

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bloggers is correct here in our country before. we hate government but when our president duterte run our country everything has changed drugs, corruptions etc. are all gone salute to you mr president DU30

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Agreed ! keep up the good work and congrats again on the 100k !