— Bill Fox
There was a moment in 2017 when everything changed. I suddenly grasped a new understanding of how the mind works.
The most immediately noticeable change was inside my mind. There was less noise. More silence. Not just at that moment but every moment going forward.
The most noticeable outward change was in my writing and work. I began writing more often and more creatively — and with deeper meaning. People who knew me noticed the changes. They started asking me, “What happened?”
I’ve written about this before, but the pivotal moment that caused the change was set in motion while watching the TEDx talk, Why Aren’t We Awesomer, by Michael Neil.
Something clicked. It led me to seek everything I could find to learn more about how my mind works.
I read more than a dozen books and interviewed seven people who were experts in understanding how the mind works based on the Three Principles.
One of those experts was Sandra Krot, Human Dimension Consultant, and co-author of Invisible Power.
In my conversation with Sandra, what stood out for me was that she seemed to understand how our mind works that was different from what I learned from others.
It was this whole idea we are living under a false paradigm that something other than thought can bring us an experience or a feeling.
So I asked Sandra about this difference I was sensing. She told me that she used to talk about states of mind, which always led people to conclude that there are good and bad states of consciousness.
She then realized that she wasn’t trying to prescribe a behavior or state of being, but rather how the mind works.
“When I saw the principles as a paradigm, the mind works only one way and can’t work any other way. It took so many of the discriminators or conditions that I had innocently and inadvertently put on connecting to our deeper intelligence.”
The power of this paradigm can’t be overstated. I discovered that it enables me to distinguish when I am operating from the “inside” or the “outside.”
The ability to make this distinction truly is a game-changer.
This Past Week
Earlier this week, I had an opportunity to catch up with Sandra. A newsletter I wrote this past summer, Fork in Road, brought us back together again for a conversation.
Here’s the quote from the newsletter and book:
“Down one branch of the fork is a life of trying to fix the thinking you already have. 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.”⏤ Charbit, Manning, and Krot, Invisible Power
During our conversation, I learned that Sandra was actually the source of the “fork in the road” quote, so I naturally wanted to know more.
Sandra shared with me that shortly after the book was published, she and her co-authors were interviewed by Michael Neill. Interestingly, Michael also called out the “fork in the road” quote in the interview.
If you find this idea as fascinating as I do, I encourage you to listen in. Scroll down the Invisible Power page to find the interview with Michael Neill.
The Future of the Workplace Book
The Future of the Workplace book now has its own website.
I believe the Forward Thinking Workplace conversation is now needed more than ever to meet today’s challenges.
I will be adding a lot more to this site in the coming weeks and months to broaden and expand the message and outreach.
If your organization is ready to embrace the Forward Thinking Workplace conversation, please get in touch. Let’s uncover the path forward — together.
Do You See the True Paradigm or Not?
My full interview, Do You See the True Paradigm or Not?, with Sandra is also in the book.
Below are a few of my favorite takeaways from the interview:
- What we experience and feel doesn’t come from anywhere but thought in the moment.
- Awakening to how the mind works is a game-changer for business when you don’t feel victimized by your circumstances.
- With a new understanding of how the mind works, you become a better listener, enabling you to get more and better information.
- We don’t ask enough questions and make many assumptions when we forget that we live in a thought-created reality.
- Management lives in their own reality and often fails to get their information from the people who know.
There’s a lot more in the full interview, so I hope you will pick up a copy of The Future of the Workplace and discover how the mind works with Sandra Krot.
What did you find most intriguing?
As always, I welcome any feedback or suggestions that may come up from reading my newsletters.
To your forward thinking life & success!
Bill Fox, Founder at Forward Thinking Pro