Greetings fellow travelers!
Well, yesterday was an amazing day, one filled with incredible inputs.
Sorry the nerd in me broke through and smiled at you all! (wink!)
You see, the human specimen, in our current genetic iteration, has an infinite capacity for learning, for growth, and more importantly as Haanel teaches, the ability to process seemingly random sources of data or knowledge into coherent patterns occasionally resulting in truths. From this wisdom is born. …Inductive reasoning.
In this #MKE journey, we are presented with all sorts of conscious and unconscious dilemmas. Affectionately called the “Subby,” or the subconscious mind, this innately human experience possesses the duality for both positive and negative events simultaneously without regard to anything consciously processed.
One of the problems is, we simply don’t know what we don’t know. There’re things we know. There’re some things we think we know but don’t. They’re some things we are absolutely sure we know but don’t actually have a clue. …And then there’s those realms of things that we don’t know that we don’t even know we don’t know. As someone once said: “If all that you know that you know that you know is not true, when would you want to know??
One more time!
“If all that you know that you know that you know is not true…, when would you want to know?”
Let that sink in for a minute!
Case in point: For all of my years working in information technology (IT), one thing I have absolutely stayed away from is Twitter. This #MKE course has given me some new insights into the business possibilities which other people or are already realizing.
Oh well, better late than never. (facepalm!)
Fortunately for me, I also have some really, really great friends who are quite well-versed in platforms such as Twitter.
For me during this training, unexpectedly and to my new-found disappointment, I had hit a roadblock with the Twitter training. It is not that I am technically unable to understand, more so that I was unable to process and correlate how one set of technologies could relate to the monetization of the processes and techniques we are learning…and then somehow tying this all back into the #MasterKeyExperience (training & goals). Secondly, many I’ve noticed over the past few years are using Twitter in an unprofessional manner and are posting some stuff which, in my mind, are better left to more private company. Pardon the pun.
Wednesday, yesterday as I compile this to completion, I spent some time with one of those great friends I have who not only helped open my eyes regarding the effectiveness of Twitter, he also helped explain how Twitter actually surpasses Facebook for business applications. He even went so far as to take me on a tour of certain facilities to observe, firsthand, how an entire team of people was using TweetDeck to monitor both the positive and negative interactions of people on Twitter as the Tweets relate to this business.
Quite an eye-opener!
While we were there, one of the team members was gracious enough to share how the use of Twitter had enabled this company to more quickly respond to customer requests and customer complaints thereby increasing or improving the businesses footprint amongst both its professional clients and target audiences.
Now how does all this relate back to the course? You see, we are working across several simultaneous levels (layers, perhaps) in order to achieve the results I/we intend. I consider myself something akin to a “learning engine,” with a never-ending supply of fuel; I never run out…, so for me, it follows from Og’s words: “I persist until I succeed.”
Or as Jim Rohn was famously quoted saying: “I will do it until….”
Or using this new discipline as Winston Churchill would have stated it: “Never. Never. Never! I say NEVER GIVE UP!”
Learning is “do it until,” UNTIL you do learn it process. You must keep at it. You must stay atop it. Barring any hindering physical circumstances, a child learns to walk via outright persistence! They do it until!
Has your inner child left you? You sure?
So wrapping this all up nicely, “If I persist, if I continue to try, if I continue to charge forward, I will succeed.” (Og Mandino, Scroll Marked III)
By now you’re thinking “enough already! I get it!”
“Persistence” show up for me in the never-ending pursuit of truth. The pre-requisite steps to truth are learning (including the effort to learn, the “do it until”) followed by assimilation, followed by validation. (Haanel, 11:1-2) In this case, this past training, the “truth” was not getting through my inductive filtering process; I was not seen what was being shared.
In walks the best part of the old programming…and off to the races I go (in search of a solution to this problem). I do it until. I persist. I succeed. (Og)
I am richly blessed to have inherited(?) two key attitudes:
- I can’t stand not knowing/understanding something, and I do it until. I persist.
- I know with certainty, someone, somewhere, in all this vast wide world, in all the rich history of knowledge, that somewhere is the answer; it only needs to be uncovered, unearthed.
I the past, I’ve talked about “language” and it’s meaning.
We live in a world of language!
Notice above I stated “uncovered” and “unearthed.” This is a recent paradigm shift for me, beginning several months ago, a return to using language properly as intended. That “shift” resurfaced with someone saying “there’s nothing new under the sun!”
That’s garbage, I thought. Of course there’s plenty of new stuff! What are you smoking?!?
But I kept listening…
They went on to describe now Albert Einstein – listen up now! – that he did not invent the Theory of Relativity, he merely discovered it.
Words are very important, yes?
The Secrets of the Universe are already locked within each of us, we have merely to find them, …to sit quietly, to gain clarity within that quietude, and use, fully use(!) the faculties given you, me, us, and than to get in touch with our Source: God Consciousness, as Haanel invites students to aspire to in 13:27.
…I leave you with this observation from Vietnamese (Tao) master, Thich Nhat Hahn:
“If you cannot make child happy, how do you expect to be able to make anyone else happy? If all your friends in the peace movement or of service communities of any kind do not love and help one another, whom can we love and help? Are we working for the other humans, or are we just working for the name of an organization?”
What an amazing journey! #ThereIsNothingLikeIt #MKE