When you hear a voice within telling you not to do or that you can’t do something, what is your response or reaction? Do you believe the voice, ignore it, challenge it or do the opposite of what it’s telling you? Curiously, our brains process information experientially through images and pictures. What’s the primary image and picture the brain hears in the quote “you cannot paint”? Yes, paint. What then would you want to do? Paint. Think of children who are told not to do something and then, invariably do it. Hmm? ? ?
Have you noticed over the years what the ‘news’ media and ‘entertainment’ industries keep feeding us? Problems, problems, problems. They take on every possible shape and description from violent weather to ongoing wars and terrorism. How do you think our brains process this information? Yes, with fear and anxiety. What do all these problems produce? Right again, more problems. When I tell you not to look at the spot on my shirt what do you look at? You’re getting good at this. What’s being said here?
We get more of what we focus on. This is what I want you to know. When you complain and focus on scarcity you keep getting it. When you give thanks and focus on abundance you get more of it. Life is really about our beliefs, our attitudes and the images we produce without knowing it. What do think would happen if you started becoming a solution creator rather than a problem solver? What if the impossible is seen as possible? Didn’t JFK teach us this lesson with the space program in the 60’s?
How does the word ‘Really’ fit into this equation? In my taped up and underlined 1975 Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary, “Really” is defined as: “Actually, Indeed, Truly, Unquestionably and In reality.” Each of these words sound so definitive. Now let’s put a question mark behind each of them: “Really? Actually? Indeed? In reality? Truly? Unquestionably? What’s the difference in your mind when the question mark appears?
When I first read the above quote I had a very different interpretation than the one I discussed above. The shift happened when I changed the period to a question mark. I became curious at the inner flip so I did a little research to find another perspective. Really? Yes, and what I learned was that statements create fixed mindsets while questions create more fluid, open and flexible mindsets which allow greater flow, collaboration, reciprocity and creativity. Are you willing to ponder this and take it in?
What I’m pointing to is that you might want to be more curious about curiosity with every thought, word and action you engage. After all, isn’t curiosity simply about asking more questions, inquiring deeper into what’s really going on? Isn’t it about seeking greater clarity and understanding, Iooking for new solutions that can show up anywhere; wondering about a bigger underlying picture? Questioning searches for the possibilities, the images, the artistry, the new solutions in any given situation. It creates greater opportunities, potentialities and interconnectivity. Really? Hmm? Ahh. . . . !
- What would happen today if you’d bring forth who you really are wherever you are in the name of Love? Isn’t Love who you really are at the heart of your Being?
- Breathe in Delight today wherever you are. Allow your Delight to be delight-full….
- Play with curiosity today. When you wonder about something, stop and ask “Really?” Then listen for a creative direction and follow it. “What? Hmm? OK, Thank You.”