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Let’s keep it up. This conversation about life’s many gurus can prove very rewarding.
Have you noticed any everyday, ordinary, unassuming gurus pass your way? They are out there, everywhere; I promise you. If you’re not noticing, it’s because you are not aware. It’s not because they are not there.
I was walking to the post office to purchase some stamps the other day. Yup, I still go to the post office for my stamps. In the lobby of the post office I overheard a child saying to her mother, “I’ve got a lot of good answers in my head so I can get my homework and chores done quicker and have more playtime.”
Mom smiled and asked, “What kind of answers do you have in your head, honey?” The little girl responded, “Well that’s where it gets sticky, mom. I have lots of good answers but I think I have a bad memory because I can never remember them when I need them.”
WOW, now that turned my head spinning. I have tons of great answers when I am by myself and feeling peaceful, but I’ll be darned if I forget all of those answers when I find myself in a problem situation where I am feeling stressed. I guess I can attribute that to “bad memory,” when remembering is most important.
Do you suffer from “bad memory” when it comes to coming up with answers? What can you do to improve this problem within you?
I consider this little girl my everyday guru for the day. She helped make a great distinction – having great answers and a poor memory is like having no answers at all. So might we do to improve this situation?
Here’s a great suggestion: When you’re in a problem situation don’t think about the situation as a problem, but rather see it as an opportunity to call on your memory. Here’s how to do that. Take a moment to be mentally silent. Remember to breathe. When you pause to slow your mind down, you stop mentally running around. And right there, in the center of your consciousness, answers will appear.
Is it really okay not to consider a problem situation a problem? Absolutely! In fact, those who consider problem situations opportunities for answers become great leaders. That is what you will be doing when you quiet your mind so you may recover your memory with those many answers you’ve stored in it. You are looking at problem situations differently. Let not your heart be faint with this mission. It will reward you abundantly.
Blessings & love to you
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