Hello fellow “ordinary, unassuming, guru seekers.” Here’s one more thing that ordinary guru’s do to help you – they think out of the box (out of your box of thoughts). By that I mean that they do not think about things as you do, and consequently they help you to have a fresh insight or two. Henry addresses this matter with his inquiry (below)
I met you at one of your workshops. I still remember the breakthrough I had when you did some work on my issue with me. I have a lot to still work on, but my question is this – some of my problems persist no matter what I do to resolve them. What am I missing here?
Any tip would help, Henry
There’s only one problem. All problems persist as a problem because of this one problem. That one problem is the thinking that you are using to resolve your problems. Your thinking is stale; it’s worn out; it has no clout. When you learn to see things differently, you’ve cleared the hurdle that stops you from solving all of those persistent problems.
Your usual thinking is mechanical, Henry. It is conditioned thinking. It is habitual. It’s nothing more than a pattern of thought-habits. Most folks turn to their habitual way of thinking about problems to solve them, and the problem with habitual thinking is that it does not offer new solutions. It simply tells us to do what we always did.
New thinking seeks answers beyond what your memory offers, Henry. If you always think what you’ve always “thunk”, you will always do what you always did, and that won’t “the problem” rid. Little humor there?
Do you get the point, Henry? Yup, you’ve got to learn to think outside of the box. You’ve got to inquire higher. It’s called “creativity.” You’ve got it. We’ve all got it. Unfortunately, we bury it when we become mechanical with our thoughts and reactions.
Blessings to you, Henry .. Rob
NEW VIEW … NEW YOU … NEW LIFE. Can you see that? That is a truth that shall set you free from the old thee that has you living with the same problems persistently.
Blessings & love to all of you, Rob
PS You cause yourself a lot of problems by not making the distinction between mechanical thinking and creativity.