A Vision for Conscious Casual Conversation
We see a world where we have awakened to what is is that we are creating with our everyday thoughts and words; where we no longer sit around with our friends and acquaintances talking about Aunt Martha’s disease, or Billy Joe’s misfortune, or hard times, or sad stories of any kind because we have realized that what we put our attention on is what we’re creating and becoming. We understand that the ideas, values and beliefs we talk about are what we’re reinforcing, making stronger and bringing to life.
Now, we are more conscious about that which we create. We refrain from taking part in conversations that don’t serve us or anyone else. Instead, we enthusiastically talk about the beneficent projects and positive things that are going on in our lives – and in doing so, our casual conversations have turned from the morose to the mindful. Now the time we spend with friends and family is fun again. And when we leave to go home we feel good about our visit and the things that transpired around our kitchen tables, patios and living rooms.
“Almost every personnel director and executive in every corporation in the country somewhere or another makes this mistake. He thinks confusion is efficiency and alertness, and he thinks that effort is a good denominator for the amount of accomplishment. ‘Took the fellow twenty-five days to draw up this set of plans, they must be good plans.’
“If you’re on the ball, you would say something entirely different. You would say, ‘The man took twenty-five days to draw this little set of plans here?’
“He’ll say, ‘Yes, yes, yes.’
“‘Well, you’d better get another architect.’
“‘No, we’re already overdue on the building.’
“‘No, no, no, you get another architect. You get me one that’ll draw these up this evening.’ You’ll wind up with some buildable plans.”
“Opportunity is sometimes hard to recognize if you’re only looking for a lucky break.”
An Unknown Author
Your action for today is to contact someone who is in a position to help you and either ask for help or do something to help them.
Have an extraordinary day!