3 Principles might give you a headache, but it will be worth it.
I have found the philosophies of Syd Banks very valuable. His 3 Principles are not unique, and have been recurring themes over the centuries. However Banks presented these universal truths in a way that resonates strongly with me, and many others too.
Here are a collection of some of my rambling thoughts loosely based on 3 Principles that you may or may not find helpful. I hope that they might act as a catalyst for your thoughts and so help you connect to the massive power of your unconscious mind. This is also known as universal wisdom. Jung called it our collective unconscious.
I describe it to new clients as, “you already have everything you need to achieve your goal. The only problem is that you do not know where to find it. This is how I can help you.”
Give and take. Achieving flow requires both. Receptive – showing up means daydreaming, and opening up to receive. Creative – showing up means getting in front of your clients, setting up programs, and being present.
George Bernard Shaw – “the true joy in life is being used for a purpose recognised by yourself as a mighty one.” This means letting go, giving up the strain, but staying in the game.
Sometimes it is not what you hear or read about wisdom that counts. Words are only a communication shortcut. Wisdom is a master of disguise, and can manifest in a different form when least expected. Wisdom leads to insight. It is like seeing a hologram for the first time. Once you have seen it can never be unseen. It takes some people seconds and others a lifetime.
Be brave. Put yourself in the game and the ability will follow.
The problem with plans and goals is that wisdom lives in the moment and shows up when it is ready. It cannot be forced. The best we can do is show up and see what happens.
The number of fresh thoughts we have is a good indicator of success. Seeing new ideas and opportunities is a sign that creative energy is being mobilised. It is seeing beyond normal thought patterns. The more new ideas and opportunities that you pursue the more likely success is to follow.
“Of course you’ve got to make a profit for your business. That’s common sense. But if you don’t take it seriously and do the same things, you’ll make the same money. As a matter fact it’s far far better, because you’re having a good time doing it.” Syd Banks
Stockdale was an American POW in Vietnam. This quotation is known as the Stockade Paradox.
“This is a very important lesson. You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end—which you can never afford to lose—with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be.”
When we are in flow we have thousands of thoughts every hour. Flow stops when we pick a single thought and turn it into a problem. The solution will come when we are back in flow. Problems are only in our head and not in the real world.
“Resilience comes from knowing that anything is possible. We are connected to universal intelligence and need to remember this. We should never be emotionally affected by failure because it is the wrong response.
As an example think of the tennis ladder. If you only play the best you will lose a lot but learn a lot. Failure means doing difficult things and forces you to use universal intelligence. The game is what counts, not the result.
Put 100% of focus on how are you play and and 0% on the Score board. If clients are not happy give them a refund.” George Pransky
All training should be periods of intense activity followed by rest.
When I am working with a single client or a group of people I am in flow. I am present. I am not worried about what I or others may think. Almost all my attention is focused on the client. I use my unconscious mind to the maximum to detect the smallest changes that help me in my work. Just like the surfer I have a sixth sense of what is going to be important, and what will not. Also I know that sooner or later the right wave will manifest and take me and the client back to the beach safely.
“Amaze yourself with your daring” Laurence Olivier
Mind + thought + consciousness = reality. Mind + new thoughts + consciousness = new reality
Measurements have shown that brain activity commences seven seconds before a conscious thoughts surfaces. It is similar with inspiration. The harder you look for it the less likely you are to find it. It is a wind that just comes. Put your boat in the right place and sooner or later the wind will blow you in the right direction.
The invisible Giants certainly were on my side, and a higher than normal proportion of my actions were rewarded in one way or another.
These final musings are adapted from the brilliant work of Michael Neill.
What do I know? What don’t I know? What do I wonder?
The value of fear is that it is feedback that creativity is not being used.
Infinite potential = infinite possibilities
As thoughts move from inside our head to outside our body so does formless become form.