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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Putting an End to the Continual Inner and Outer Chatter


Early this morning on my power walk - not, to my regret - on the beach despite its proximity, I rejoiced in hearing the wind rustle though the leaves of an enormous tree on the golf course and re-entered some very pleasant childhood memories momentarily. When brilliant birdsong joined the sound of the wind, I was brought back to the present and felt overwhelming gratitude at being so blessed to hear such richness.

A little further down the way I had to spend about seven minutes on a busy street and could not believe the assault of raucous noise on my ear drums. Nevertheless, I quickly tuned it out, by making a deliberate choice about what to focus on (lest I were to focus too closely on the noise, in which case I would have very swiftly been in a very sour mood indeed), and that was, of course, to focus on the beauty of the day, the palms in the distance, the achingly blue sky that beckoned me back home to my first cup of café con leche (with coffee beans from Costa Rica).

As I sat down with that coffee in front of my laptop, and with the television on to a news station that I find actually brings slightly less slanted news and has many excellent programs, my senses were once again assaulted by an array of information that beckoned me - and it was a very seductive kind of beckoning from all manner of places, sites, emails and newsletters that wanted to entice me to read this article, watch that video, listen to that broadcast, or examine a study about a subject close to my heart. I remember when I lived in Cancun in the early 90's, when the Internet was already a reality, but right before Windows and via Windows the incredible amount of information we all have access to now. And so, before all of this, I mentioned to a friend in Mexico City that I so acutely wanted to be like President Kennedy, who had had highly-paid staff members who only sought out and collated information for him about all manner of subjects. I said to my friend that I wanted such a thing, but in the format of a newsletter that would be delivered to me on a daily or weekly basis. I now know the meaning of the phrase be careful what you wish for because you might get it.

Back to this morning. Back to the noisy street and the choices I made in order to be tuned out of the assault on my ears. I also - and quite easily thanks to long years of practice - do the very same with intrusive thoughts that don't serve my inner well-being. And so of course, what I am suggesting here, is that we begin to do the same with the barrage of information, admittedly often very enticing information, no matter what your particular arenas of interest may be, that threatens to encroach on our very lives every minute of every day. We live in an incredibly exciting age. We are amazingly fortunate in so many ways. But we must learn to choose. We must learn to continue to live our lives in a way that allows inner well-being to flourish, and in the choosing, make this a reality.

What are you choosing today?

For much more about making choices that enhance your inner well-being, and about choosing your thoughts, have a look at my book Rewiring the Soul: Finding the Possible Self, available at Amazon as a paperback or e-book for Kindle and all Kindle applications.

Click here to download the first chapter.

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A revelation of insight into the foundations of human suffering & transcendence. It not only lays out essential steps for inner freedom & joy but illuminates the way to true human potential. Dr. Kortsch is a spiritual master for our time. Paul Rademacher, Executive Director, The Monroe Institute; author: A Spiritual Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe

"The masterwork of a profoundly gifted healer of the soul. Dazzling, challenging, wondrously useful." Peggy Rubin, Director, Center for Sacred Theatre, Ashland, Oregon; author: To Be and How To Be, Transforming Your Life Through Sacred Theatre

"The instruction manual on rewiring the soul. An in-depth guide on life, love, spiritual evolution & our integration within the universe." Michael Habernig & April Hannah; Producers: The Path- The Afterlife & The Path 11 Documentaries

"Rewiring the Soul is one the best introductions to the spiritual life I've ever read. Not esoteric but real-world & practical. The implications are profound." Peter Shepherd; Founder Trans4mind.com; author: Daring To Be Yourself

"The human being's directory to the soul. A breakthrough for those seeking practical assistance, those of a more mystical bent & every soul awaiting discovery." Toni Petrinovich, Ph.D.; author: The Call: Awakening the Angelic Human





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