Years ago, a friend of mine was looking for rural mountain property in Vermont to build a retreat center on. After a particularly long day of looking without any prospects, he got to his car and discovered that he had lost his keys. Eventually someone came by and gave him a ride home, but on the way, this man mentioned that he knew of property that was for sale, but not listed anywhere. It was the perfect spot and my friend ended up buying it and building his center.
Thinking that I need to figure out how something is going to happen, that I have to get all of my ducks in a row and have a logical, well-thought out plan, before I can move forward, is one of the most discouraging ways of thinking to fall into. The conscious mind, for all of its wonderful attributes, is severely limited when it comes to helping us live our dreams. It likes things neat, orderly, logical, safe and predictable.
There is a level of being that is beyond our conscious mind; wild and wonderful and ready to make our dreams come true, to open doors, present opportunities, make us feel like we have stepped into a world of wonder…but access to this realm, the key to entering this world, is not found in our heads. It is rarely logical, and is quite happy with not knowing, but trusting in what can been seen, at the moment, only in our imaginations.
“Logic: The art of thinking and reasoning in strict accordance with the limitations and incapacities of human misunderstanding.” Ambrose Bierce