Living Life In Black And White

May 28, 2010 by  
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”The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”
Albert Einstein

I’m one of those people whose natural tendency is to see the world as black and white.  I’m right then you must be wrong.  I’m good then you must be bad.

I have had to work hard within my own psyche to see the world as it is; grey and messy.

Living life in black and white mode causes a lot of unnecessary suffering.  If we are good and right then when wronged it is easy for us to feel 1 – that the whole world is against us, 2 – as a victim.

We are neither a victim nor the whole world is against us.  Other people are too busy trying to make sense of their own lives.

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Cultivate Intuition

May 22, 2010 by  
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“The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There comes a leap in consciousness, call it intuition or what you will, and the solution comes to you, and you don’t know how or why” – Albert Einstein

Intuition, sixth sense, gut feeling, is that ability to just ‘know’ about a situation, a decision or perhaps a person.

We have become so reliant on looking at the facts and the data rather than recognizing that little voice inside of us that we often end up dismissing it all together.

But intuition is our own and special way to size up a situation and move accordingly. The problem is our conscious mind (or ego) will always try to doubt the intuitive, with “it can’t be”, “what if” “but”.

So we need to slow down enough to really listen to what our gut feeling is trying to tell us and rather than shutting it down we need to encourage our intuition to speak free of our conscious fear based thoughts.   We need to learn to trust ourselves.

So how can we do that?  Below are a few suggestions:

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