. . . what is the next question? . . . and that’s the problem!
The way my mind is constructed, WHAT is entirely the WRONG question. “What?” Is the process of my rational mind. It’s usually followed, almost lockstep with How? This encourages me to reflect critically on my options and strategies, which can be both easy as well as innumerable . . . and usually non-productive! They rarely deliver the MORE that I’m seeking.
The most powerful device in my mind is my limbic centre, where my drives and passions reside. I’ve worked long and hard to regulate this ‘beast’ in me so that I’m fit to live in society. My rational and civilized neocortex is the result, my creation, and I’m justly proud of it.
Except that it’s preventing me from getting MORE! To get more, I need the drives and passions of my more primitive limbic mind. This is the engine that drives my wheels, while the neocortex is only the drive train, serving to smooth the process. Without my engine working, I don’t move!
So, is there a better question to ask if I’m seeking MORE? Absolutely, and I believe it to be WHY?
‘Why?’ is a much more difficult question to answer. I’ll likely need to examine my basic needs, my sense of purpose, my current perspectives, my acquired knowledge, and experience – a daunting task! “Why?’ demands Wisdom, a far more elusive commodity than intelligence.
Wisdom is elusive, even though it is the fabric of reality, the warp and weft of creation. We sense it but we do not command or control it – ever! We desire it but it seems impossible to learn, acquire and to master. It is fleeting to our senses, yet it’s all around us and also abundant.
Helping others to get the MORE they earnestly desire has been my life’s work. I’d like to share with you the insights I’ve gained in the process, in the hope that they might serve you and help you to get more.
This is the first of a five-part, series.
WHY not stay with me for a few blogs to see what you might harvest?