⏤ Charbit, Manning, and Krot
In a previous newsletter, I shared what I experienced while watching Michael Neil’s TEDx talk, Why aren’t we awesomer?
My mind was suddenly and dramatically quieter. Something felt different.
Not just at that moment but from that day forward.
But why? What was behind it?
One of the books my search for answers led me to was Invisible Power, by Robin Charbit, Ken Manning, and Susan Krot.
In Invisible Power, the authors bring their understanding and expertise on how the mind works to the business world.
One of the fascinating statements I discovered in the book was this:
“Down one branch of the fork is a life of trying to fix the thinking you already have, chasing after what your thinking has manifested. Down the other branch is a life of you seeing for yourself that the power lies in that invisible, formless place where your thinking comes from.”
What was this “invisible, formless place?”
I understood it, yet I didn’t.
I really wanted to know more and get a deeper understanding of how the authors understood it.
I got that opportunity when I interviewed Ken Manning, one of the authors of Invisible Power.
Here is what he said:
“First, you have to trust that it’s there. Then you have to develop respect for it. You have to make room for it. You mentioned that you thought it was a good thing that I paused before answering your questions. I don’t feel like I’m the author of my intelligence, but I’m grateful I have it.
I have a profound respect that if I want to be clear about something—or if I want to get wisdom for something—looking into my analytical processing mind is not the place to look.
I know that in the silence behind my thinking there is a very fertile rich living intelligence there. It’s important to create your personal way of connecting to it, respecting it, trusting it, and having a partnership with it.”
How I Write this Newsletter
You might be surprised (or maybe not) to learn how I write this newsletter.
I begin almost every day with a blank screen. I start all of my writing using a distraction-free editor such as OmmWriter or Typora.
If it’s Friday, I write “Newsletter?” at the top of the page.
I have no idea if I will send out a newsletter this week, let alone the topic.
Then, during the day, a quote, topic, or article will get my attention, and I know that’s the topic for the newsletter.
I write that idea at the top of a blank screen and pause. Then I wait until it feels like I want to write something, and then it begins.
Sometimes the newsletter is written all in one sitting, but most of the time, it flows out periodically throughout the day between other tasks and breaks.
How about you?
What branch are you taking?
As always, I welcome any feedback or suggestions that may come up from reading my newsletters.
Until next time, to your forward thinking life & successs!
Bill Fox, Founder at Forward Thinking Pro