Why I’ve learned to back away from the dials, ma’am
“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”–Socrates
A friend posted this query on Facebook the other day, “Your best advice in four words or less.”
She got lots of great answers. One of my favorites was, “Spread love. Spread love.”
While I didn’t post my own four words, I did think about it. And finally decided that what works best, at least in my own life, are these four words from A Way of Mastery.
“I need do nothing.”
Yes, I said nothing. Zero. Nil. Jack squat. Zilch.
I’ve discovered that, more often than not, I get in my own way. I start thinking I know how to make something happen. I start hatching schemes, composing plans, all of which are laughably limited and focused on self-preservation, survival and looking good.
The bigger thing always has a much broader, more loving perspective.
In fact, once I got over the crazy notion that this bigger thing expected something from me, something like penance or poverty or obedience to man-made commandments, I was able to let it do its glorious thing in my life.
This bigger thing, I now know, wants to bless me, to guide me, to interact with me.
But when my hands are so tightly clutching the steering wheel it can’t make contact.
God, the universe, the field (or whatever synonym you like to use) is literally blocked behind my schemes and intentions and seven steps to this or that.
I’m not saying I never create an intention. I just know that my limited tiny brain has a very small vantage point. And that the less I do, the better my life works.
Pam Grout is the author of 17 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality and its equally-scintillating sequel, E-Cubed, 9 More Experiments that Prove Mirth, Magic and Merriment is your Full-time Gig.