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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Last Time You Try

As a child I was most amused by the witticism that the reason you always found a lost article in the very last place you looked, was because after finding it, you stopped looking. So logical. Yet many (including myself) failed to recognize that reason when first asked the question inherent in the witticism.

So let's ask a different question: why do you succeed in screwing in the recalcitrant lightbulb the very last time you try? Just as obvious: after that you no longer need to try. But remember, before getting to that last time, where it finally allowed itself to be screwed in properly, isn't it true that you tried different positions, both of the bulb and the socket, perhaps even of your harnd and/or arm as you attempted other ways to screw it in? Isn't it true you weren't particularly perturbed by potential - erstewhile - failure? Isn't it true you sat back and considered? Isn't it also true that you reasoned that a) you had been able to do it before, so you must be able to do it now, or b) others had been able to do it before you, so you must also be able to do it, or c) there simply has to be a solution. So we could postulate that you had faith that you would be able to achieve your goal, accomplish your task, manage to do that which you had set out to do.

Couldn't we apply that to all of life? Charles Kettering, inventor, engineer, and businessman, as well as head of research at General Motors for well over 20 years, said: the only time you mustn't fail is the last time you try. In other words, you need to keep on trying, until you get it right. You need to have an attitude of faith; of willingness to keep on trying, over and over, until you get it right. A bit like a child learning how to walk.

Simple. And only you can choose to put that into practice.
Image: Labna Arch (Mayan ruins), Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. Photographer: German Murillo-Echevarría

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Books by Dr. Gabriella Kortsch:
Rewiring the Soul

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"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

"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 

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“All humans seek the illusive touch of another's Soul, which opens us to the sense of belonging to something bigger than the self. Dr. Kortsch has given us the true "tao" of relationship in this brilliant exploration of emotional tapestry. We will be grateful for this illumination of spiritual partnership for generations to come."
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The Power of Your Heart: Loving the Self 

My new book: The Power of Your Heart: Loving the Self, is just out. Click here to download an excerpt. 

From the Introduction: It is your right to live a life of love. It is your right to understand that loving yourself first is not a selfish way of behavior, but one that allows you to live that life of love. However, it's highly probable that you never got the instruction manual explaining exactly how to accomplish this. Possibly your family - and it may have been a loving family - considered loving the self an act of selfishness. Or perhaps the members of your family simply didn't practice loving the self, and of course, what you didn't see - what was not shown to you - while you were growing up, meant that you just didn't learn how to apply it to yourself. The closer you are able to move towards loving yourself, the closer you will be to living a life of love - quite independently of whether you are in a love relationship or not. A life of love can be lived with or without a partnership, because a life of love implies that you know that it all begins with you by loving the self. The more clearly you understand how to love yourself, the more clearly you will see that it is very hard - if not impossible - to love others in ways that are unrelated to fulfilling any of your needs. Loving yourself first is - for so many of us - one of the hardest things we will ever learn how to do. But know this: the benefits affect you in every particle of your being - body, mind, and soul - and are greater than you will ever be able to imagine.

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