I hope that this coaching letter reaches you having had a good start to the new year. If not that, at least with my sincere wishes for a turn to something better that can show up anytime…
This time I was inspired to write while on a plane home to the family after having inspired 400 people to lift their understanding of life to new levels. I heard something in the soundtrack of our lives. That vibrating hum of energy that allows everything to be…
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" And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. "
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Can you hear the music?
A few days ago I was on a flight watching a movie. As the stewardess approaches with the serving cart I took off my headphones to ask for some water. With steady hand she hands me the plastic cup and as I drink it I have a short moment of watching the movie without sound. If you have tried that you know it’s not quite the same experience. Not as easy to buy into and thus not as enthralling. Like something important is missing.
One thing had a bigger effect on me this time. A guy jumps out without warning and brutally assaults the hero. Totally surprised me and had me jumping back in my seat. Scrolled back and watched the scene again and it wasn’t only the fact that I now knew what was going to happen that made it less shocking. Turns out the soundless, innocuous scene had a sound track that warned that something ”bad” was about to happen.
Ever notice that? That the music tells you what is about to happen when some unsuspecting person is approaching the place where the killer is lying in wait to pounce. It becomes more and more ominous for every step and you almost want to shout to the actor: Don’t you hear the music!? Don’t go there!!
The reason I got to pondering this is that our own everyday lives also have a background music of sorts. It has the same continous flow of surging tides, dolce and fortissimo, allegro and doloroso…. That is as about as far as my knowledge of musical terms stretches but I think you know what I’m getting at.
However, it’s important to get that the soundtrack of our lives come to us in the form of feelings and emotions rather than music. Strong, fast, slow, sad, happy etc. If you don’t listen to it chances are that you too will be walking into trouble by opening doors you should have walked away from. Or that you miss opening doors that would have led to great opportunities.
The problem is that a lot of us don’t understand what the feeling we’re having are trying to tell us. It’s all too easy to be seduced into believing that it says something about the future, the past, how are lives are going or what we should or shouldn’t do. But it can’t. Is has about the same odds of telling you that as the thermometer in your house has about telling you the time. Because your feelings can only tell you about the quality of your thinking in the moment.
That’s why you can be sitting at home in your favorite chair and all of a sudden feel worried about ”something”. Or find yourself with an elated smile on your face for seemingly no reason at all. Or any other feeling you can imagine that can come up without anything changing in your circumstances. If someone is sitting right next to you and taking other kinds of thinking seriously they will have a totally different ”music” playing to their movie.
Just think of the implications of this. If you are stressed that feeling says nothing about how much you have to do. It only says that you’re taking stressed thinking seriously. When you are nervous and insecure that feeling says nothing about how uncertain and tough the world is. It’s only trying to tell you that you’re taking nervous and insecure thinking seriously. If you are feeling ”bad” about doing something it says nothing about if you should or should not do that something. It only tells you that in that moment your mind is clouded by bad thinking and not clear enough to know what is the right decision.
Is this striking a cord with you? It is my sincere hope that it does on some level. Because when you understand your internal signals it makes life so much richer and easier to live. All of a sudden you can hear the music and get what it’s trying to tell you. You know when you can be trusted and when you should take yourself and your thinking less seriously and not approach that ominous door in your mind. Might sound simple but this has wide ranging implications for every part of your life. It will bring hope, pull the corners of your mouth upward and have your eyes glittering with the natural joy of being alive more often. Now that’s a movie worth being part of…
The Enlightened Gardener
by Sydney Banks
A fantastic little book that in all simplicity gives you the true ”secret” to living life from a wonderful feeling. Not a small claim by any means but for anyone who can overlook the obvious and see beyond the story it will hold true. It points to the principles behind life and how to live it with more love and joy and less stress and insecurity. So give yourself a mental treat and read it as soon as you receive it…
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