Did you ever hear the story of the two beggars, living in a small village in India; one blind and the other without legs? You’d think they would have had compassion for one another, but because they begged on the same streets, they were competitors, and didn’t like each other.
One day, the small village caught on fire and everyone was scrambling for their lives. During this time of emergency, the blind beggar said to the legless beggar, “this is no time to quarrel. The only way for us to escape, is for me to carry you on my shoulders; I will be your legs. All that I ask in return is that you be my eyes. This is the only way out for us.”
The beggar without legs was not without a brain; he was not a fool; he could see the truth in the blind beggar’s opinion. Quick action was needed, and so he quickly agreed. Both beggars dropped their resentful attitudes toward one another; they joined forces and escaped the burning village, unharmed.
What’s this story got to do with you?
It has to do with your intellect and your attitude.
Your intellect is a fabulous gift, but alone – it has no legs. YES, it can see what needs to be done, and it can even create a great plan of action … but without an optimistic attitude it lacks legs to move you forward.
So many intellectuals spend a lifetime spouting off answers, but die having failed at achieving their secret dreams and desires.
Your attitude, if it is an optimistic one, is also a fabulous gift, but alone – it is blind. It can feel inspired, and it even feel confident that it can achieve what you perceive as possible … but without intellect, it is blind; it’s knows not how to even start.
The head-mind says, “YES, I know precisely what needs to be done,”
but doesn’t have the confidence to begin.
The heart-mind says, “YES, I can do it,” but has no clue as to what to do.”
Only when you align your head-mind and heart-mind, can you step out of the burning fire.
What’s your fire?
What is your burning desire?
What stops you from achieving it?
Is it the head or the heart that is blocking you?
This is a powerful metaphor. How does it pertain to you?
Don’t be so foolish as to think it doesn’t; it does. A total transformation of your creative energy is available when you are willing to admit that you have not aligned your head-mind and heart-mind in some area of your life.
Right now, I offer you the whole secret. It is right in front of you. A person with a sense of personal ownership of head and heart lives an incredible life.
(1) In what area of your life have you exhibited personal ownership of head and heart?
(2) In what area of your life have you failed miserably (in what area has your intellect and attitude refused to join hands)?
Student: I feel exuberant when I am playing my guitar.
Teacher: Right there; your head and heart are joined.
Student: When it comes to money matters; I feel drained.
Teacher: Right there; your head and heart are at odds with one another.
In order to make corrections, we must be willing to admit where we feel trapped. Willingness to admit that we’re trapped between a head and heart that are not aligned is the first step to making a necessary correction.
Okay, it’s your turn; don’t be selfish – offer a comment ….
(1) What does this blog offer you as a lesson?
(2) What can you add to this blog to help others learn a deeper lesson?
Thank you for sharing … and blessings from my head and heart to your head and heart, rob
“Best Comment of the Week.” This weeks best comment comes from Debbie of Happy Maker Now. The runner up is Frank from A Spark Starts. Thank you both for your honest, heartfelt sharing. See their comments here.
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