I love Jason. I wish to share the following blog of today:
February 2, 2016
The Desert of Arizona
Clear 17 Degrees
Today, let’s dig a little bit deeper. On this Groundhog’s Day, I’m beginning my 40th trip around the sun to see what I will see, so it calls for some introspection 🙂
Let’s start with this:
The story you tell yourself ABOUT yourself is one of the most powerful forces in your world.
If you walk around feeling like you’re an idiot, wondering why this thing happened or that thing happened, it doesn’t take long for THAT to integrate itself into the story of you. From there, you speak, act and think in ways that tend to be congruent with your story.
Eventually, the story becomes reality on many levels.
For a long time, my story included two big characters. The one character was me. The other character was everything I wanted that I didn’t have.
We’re trained for this in the business world to be a motivating force. We are propelled towards the things we don’t have that we want.
And so that’s what I did. The “story of me” that I had accepted had lots of reasons WHY I didn’t have these things I wanted. This story even had a little yellow brick road set out before me. A little adventure to go on. Along that road were a whole bunch of things I thought I had to DO to get what I wanted.
So I started walking. For me, I was chasing clarity. That’s what the story of me propelled me to go find… CLARITY for myself. The funny part is, the harder I chased it, the farther away it ran!
I didn’t have much clarity UNTIL… until I started giving it to others.
I GIVE clarity to get clarity. Now if that doesn’t make you crazy just thinking about how that’s possible, nothing will. But it IS possible, because clearly the universe has a sense of humor.
“Give away what you most seek.”
All of those things you think you don’t have. All of those “weaknesses” you have that you’re supposed to “work on…” What if all of those things are the very things you’re supposed to help others with?
Could that even be true? How does that jive with the current “story of you?” The story of ME told me that was impossible. Except that very “impossible” thing is what I do every single day of my life.
I’m not saying this is true for you. I’m suggesting you think about whether or not it’s true for you.
The reason this works for ME, is that my periods where I lack “clarity” prepare me with the empathy required to serve others that feel the same. And I practice “getting clarity” more than most any other thing.
It also takes my focus AWAY from what I need. And funny enough, what I “need” tends to show up. How funny.
The general craze of humanity pursuing everything we don’t have reminds me of the quote from actor and comedian, Jim Carrey:
“I hope everybody could get rich and famous and will have everything they ever dreamed of, so they will know that it’s not the answer.”
Editor, The Client Letter