It's not what you could see, hope to see, it is what you actually see, consciously, that define your actions and therefore your results, your thoughts, your mood...
What you see is called "occurrence" and is made up of a little bit of reality, and an awful lot of words.
Words that explain, words that interpret, words that give meaning of what is actually happening: reality.
What is Reality? Collective hunch at best, but we can define it in a funky way: everything that a just arrived Martian can see! Then stick to that definition, like the seasoned umpire sticks to his... I'll explain it later...
If I set out a caption contest, everyone would give me a different caption, depending on what they see. And you don't see things as they are (reality), you see them as YOU are... full of meaning, interpretation, drama, emotions, full of hot air. Reality is simple, a woman standing by the railing of a bridge... or maybe a balcony. No words, no emotions.
This is the job the Playground is about... to carefully peel away the veils (words and marker feelings = emotions) YOU add to reality to make you, ahem... miserable, for the most part.
The three umpires story needs to be told again here...
I am sitting at my computer, observing the emails I get, observing people's behavior.
It seems that the (Christian) world is disappearing into two main fantasy lands, two main unrealities: Christmas, and making cash infusion into their lives.
All horizontal plane, all hurry, all puppets on a string. All based on the unreality of lack. (I will write about this lack issue in another article... it's important, so I may even email you to let you know...)
People with intrapersonal intelligence are adept at looking inward and figuring out their own feelings, motivations and goals. They are quintessentially introspective. They analyze themselves and seek understanding. People with intrapersonal intelligence are intuitive and usually introverted.
A year or two ago I saw a rather amateurish but good Singaporean TV show (The Truth Seekers) that shook me to my core... and woke me up.
I have students at all different stages of their personal paths.
I, as a coach, can do only so much. I answer their posts, and then I write my articles. And the rest happens where I am not. Inside them, in their interaction with people, in their interaction with stuff.
This is the hardest part.
My soul correction is Forget Thyself... meaning I want to be personally causing stuff... I did it, Me, Mine. Talking over people, having no patience for people doing things the "wrong way".
I have been gaining ground in my soul correction, but it is still wicked difficult. Especially when someone has a good result that has nothing to do with me... lol.
So my first reaction to a student breakthrough is feeling let down... I didn't do it... lol.
This is what happened this morning.
A student of mine had a glimpse, a momentary clarity of who and how he really is... His real self...