Archive for January, 2011

Innovation and Listening

Monday, January 31st, 2011

The key to progress is innovation.  In President Obama’s State of the Union Address, he made it clear that we will need to make different choices to grow. Innovation was the order of the evening. In order to innovate, we need to entertain all voices to know what will be the best ideas for growth.  To have new choices that create the change necessary for growth in any situation, we need to develop the art of dialogue. Dialogue is not debate – making one side right and one side wrong – that would exclude a voice or idea.  It is not discussion – when one person is expressing themselves and the other one is evaluating other ideas based on the validity of their own idea.  Dialogue requires listening  to another’s ideas, giving it value and suspending for the moment all thoughts except the focus on the words being presented. One does not have to let go of their side, but is imperative that one puts it completely aside while listening to another’s word.

There is no way to fully comprehend another’s word if you are listening to how it overlays on your own.  This is the beginning of true listening and understanding.  Only then can you start to see the whole of what may be happening and what possibilities may be emerging. Of course, we know the problems of the United States and of the world are not simple, but to understand the complex living systems, we must commit to the art of dialogue and listening.

Check out this amazing You Tube video that illustrates where good ideas come from.


Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Intentions equal results 100% of the time.  If you want to know what you intend and are committed to… look at what you have in your life.  Your consensus reality is a mirror of your thoughts and actions.

For example, if you’re truly committed to wealth and prosperity, you have it already.  If you desire it, but are truly committed to staying the same (safe and familiar), you’ll have that too.  There are many other necessary attributes to getting what you want such as; desire,  focus,  commitment, and what you take action toward.

Let’s start with desire. I believe there are other words such as want, intend,  have,  but desire… ahhhh that lustful word is the one absolutely necessary component to getting what you want.  It is our desires that get translated into its physical equivalent.  Desire is such a powerful emotion because it takes in the sensations of having experienced what you want already.  When you can clearly feel what it’s like to possess what you want, your vibration creates a wake for success to sail into port. We are masterful manifestors.  In fact,  look at your life and everything you have masterfully manifested into it.  Even when we can consciously create that which we want, we still begin with a spark of desire.  If you can feel it, you know what it is like to have it and therefore can create it.

What desires do you have for your future?  Share your desires in the comments below.