In today’s world, there are massive challenges and few solutions being offered to overcome the chaos of internal and external realities in conflict. So many are telling people what to do and so few are asking people why they continue to do what isn’t working. Most recently I’ve participated in numerous opportunities that offer freedom by doing this or that, but they rarely focus on ‘why’ one would want to get involved.
Consequently, there are many seminar leaders who manage the crowds by getting them to respond by slick tricks and/or motivational types of rhetoric that elicit response from a group think perspective. It’s rather interesting to observe the phenomena. People pay lots of money to let themselves by taken over by a new mindset, albeit temporarily in most cases, that provides them with a sense of freedom from what or how they have been participating and programmed to think.
This presentation keys on the simple point of ‘why’ people do things that change their behavior, results or even transform their lives and the lives of others. Why are we so easily led by others? Why do we not question the obvious when we sense something isn’t quite right? Why are we able to achieve amazing things? Why do we see something that needs attention and not give it? Why do we see people who need help and not offer it? Why do we feel like acting on a hunch and not follow through?
I offer that we are so involved in our thoughts – our thinking alone – that we cannot act on what we feel and sense is the right thing to do. From a spiritual perspective, the soul ignites our actions and those actions often involve not thought whatsoever. We just do, often without question. The more we follow those inner promptings the closer we get to the feeling of complete freedom. But, freedom from what? The most obvious and simple answer is: Our Mind.
Does that mean that you don’t think? Of course not. You have intelligence for a reason… use it. Use it appropriately to consider what you can do in life that will offer the most joy and happiness to you and others. We all know the phrase, “Do what you love and the money will follow.” How often do we really do that? How often do we persist in doing what we love before we give up and do what we feel others expect us to do? How often do you risk appearing the fool? You might try doing it more often. You’ll be amazed at the results. Some times the fool is oft’ the wise.
Why the fool? Well now, that’s the question, isn’t it? Why? What really motivates you to do what you do? How could you be foolish enough to follow your dreams or passion? Isn’t that interesting? Makes you wonder how we’ve let the dream destroyers and passion police assume control in our society in lieu of polluting our minds, air, land and water – most of all, our hearts.