What if the greatest talent you’ve had all your life no longer works for you? Let’s say you were a pitcher or a dancer like me, could you trade it in for a new one? I’m working on that again by becoming my own teacher, my own guide. It’s a time of transition, and these are very big challenges. I had tried to mesmerize myself away from the loss, deconstruct my habit of going to others for solutions. The way I turned things around was to write my way out of chaos and uncertainty. I learned to use the pen to re-motivate myself, find the wealth within, the untapped knowledge. Isn’t that why meditation is so beneficial, you have to listen inwards, not outwards? The old adage is true, the gold fields are in our backyard, and we don’t have to compete with someone else for them. All you have to do is listen, within.
Try this: sit down with a pencil and paper, take five to ten slow deep breaths, then ask the question you most want answered. Next, listen to the thoughts that come back. Let your mind become liquid, listen and let the pencil in your hand write what you hear. There will be solutions by the barrel. It is much easier than you think. Take it easy, don’t effort. Doubt destroys, so just allow. Be there with yourself. A gentle focus, if you please.
The Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci was asked what it was like when she got that perfect 10 at the Olympics. On recall, she said it wasn’t a big deal. “I was doing it every day”, for the joy of it. It’s not force, it’s focus.
To unlock your secret talents, focus on what you want. Let the answers flow out of your hand, the source of this information is infinite, and the solutions will astound you. These are inspirational treasure hunts that will, each day, double and double again the pleasure you have in life.