Thursday, September 15, 2011

The right place to look

Imagine you are getting ready to go out for the evening to a dinner with friends that you haven't seen in awhile.  When you get ready to leave and you pick up your car keys... BAM!... the lights go out, total power failure in your home.
This startles you and you drop your keys.  You bend down in the dark swooping your hands back and forth only to hit your keys sending them further into the darkness.  You look for a few more minutes only to get fed up and stand up.

When you stand up, you look out to the street and notice the street lights are on.  Hmmm! You get a fantastic idea at this point, you run outside directly under the street light fall to your knees and start looking for your keys in the street.  Your neighbor comes walking along and calls your name asking: "What are you doing?".  You explain you lost your keys so you need to find them.  Your neighbor being the good person he is, offers to help you look for your keys and for many hours both of you look for the keys in the street.
At this point the story is over..

You may be wondering why would two idiots would be looking outside for a set of keys that were lost inside? You laugh, but we do this all the time.  When we have a problem on the inside of ourselves, we feel it's best to look everywhere else on the outside to get the answers.

We turn to friends, family, fortune tellers, etc.... To look for the answers why we may be feeling the way we do.  This is why if people, work, traffic are getting on our last nerve we feel everything else should change around us, we refuse to accept that we may be the problem.

You must start looking at everything inside of you such as:
Your will power
Your beliefs
Your perceptions
Your emotions
Your attitude

This is the answer to change.  Once you change the way you do things, the people and situations around you will take on totally new roles in your life.

Stay motivated
Shane C.

I wish I could take credit for the story about losing the keys but I do give thanks to Dr Wayne Dyer for providing me with it.

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