Sunday, 30 April 2017

Thinking obscures wisdom.

I recently discovered that thinking obscures the inner message. I would have thought I knew that already. Not like I do now. It happened that I was writing to a friend and I was grumbling about someone. I wanted this person to be different (I can be a slow learner sometimes).  I was writing about the two sides of the situation. One, how great this person is but, if only, well, you get the idea. On one hand I'm seeing my grumbling isn't effective or helpful and I'm trying to see clearly but my thoughts about the situation keep me jabbering.

It so happens that I have a very astute friend. He highlighted all my "thinking" in red and all my "awareness" in green. He sent that copy back to me. He then deleted my thinking words and sent it back to me. So, I'm looking at the words I had written with all the highlighted colours and I realize it's like two people talking in the same letter. The copy with my red thinking thoughts gone was astounding. I sounded so clear and any dilemma I had was completely wiped out. All my wisdom had been there in the letter but it was obscured by my own thinking. When those thinking words (stinkin' words) were gone wisdom was left. It was pretty cool to see.

I now keep a red and green pen near my computer to remind me. It's just an old habit to keep thinking. But it's a cover up for the truth!

Sunday, 1 January 2017

A wonderful new year

Happy New Year to all!

I am going to do a fun gratitude practice for the whole year 2017:

At the end of every week I'm going to write on a piece of paper the most amazing or joyful or happy or positive thing that happened  that week. Then I will fold up the paper and put it in a jar. At the end of the year I'll have 52 things to be wildly grateful for. Now how awesome is this exercise!!
I plan to read all 52 things on New years eve 2017.

If you do this too let me know at the end of the year.

May you have a magical year!