Well, gee whiz! What can I say, been fighting a bug, and it got me. Now it is friday and I’ve got to get this blog out. Thought for sure that bug wasn’t going to get the upper hand, thought I had a handle on it, but it decided to get worse today.
What to write, what to write. Finally thinking more clear, but, still what to write. Ugh..
This week we were to try to figure out how things we normally try to avoid , such as guilt, anger, hurt feelings, fear and feelings of unworthiness., could actually be tools! Great tools to move us forward! These tools do cause us to have to step outside our comfort zone.
But the neat thing is when we observe and we notice that daunting feeling approaching , we can use it as a call to attention that a great opportunity is coming! And it is up to us to use whatever tool it is. Mark J. said to use these tools as fulcrums , as a tool to get to motion.
A couple of the definitions of fulcrum are , 1) the point or support on which a lever turns. 2) A position, element or agency through, around, or by means of which vital powers are exercised:
Isn’t that something? That part that says, …by means of which vital powers are exercised! Wow!
It changes one’s whole outlook! So when something like fear comes along, we think, ” Oh! here’s my tool!” Yes, this may seem somewhat pollyanna. ……. Pollyanna- A foolishly or blindly optimistic person. …. But that doesn’t seem so bad!
Quite certain when these ‘tools’ come about, it would be best to practice, most definitely, the step away from the situation that is causing these tools to appear and, observe, give no opinions, and ask ourselves, how can this be used as a tool to move me in a better direction, a good outcome?
We were told about 7 Levels of Thinking; 1) Copy 2) Effective 3) Efficient 4) Improving 5) Cutting 6) Different 7) Impossible.
Unbeknownst to us, we’ve been learning these through MKMMA. And Mark explained how that has been developing.
I must say, this week I didn’t do as well as I should have. But glad each day is a new day and looking forward to using this fulcrum of guilt and feeling of unworthiness, to cause me to do better!!
It’s kind of funny, during the webinars, Mark, or Davene or Trish will say something like. How some of us may be struggling with this or that. And they get a huge smile and say that’s great!! Because we realize it! It’s ok! They tell us why and help us realize why it’s ok. Next thing you know, we feel like, ok! Don’t give up, I can do this!
Well, time is running short. So I would like to share a video of a young man that used these types of tools, to make beautiful and thought provoking poems. His poems reach into your heart and his words are reaching many people.
His name is Shane Koyczan The Poem is Remember How We Forgot? http://youtu.be/h2-KeK8XDDY
I hope you have a chance to watch the video.
Let us remember We Are Nature’s Greatest Miracles!