Week 17: What am I Pretending not to know?
This pass week has been a very hectic week. many things have been happening in my personal life that have pushed me to the edge of control.
And because the Universe conspires, Mark asked us the perfect question we all avoid to even ask to ourselves:
What am I pretending not to know?
As a part of the daily requirements, we needed to write the question on an index card and put this particular card on the top of the pile, so we were able to read it every single time we go to our pile of cards.
What a powerful question to ask myself every single morning!
As Kute Blackson says:
How many times have we had a gut feeling about a person or a situation? An inner knowing of what we needed to do?
How many times have we not listened to that voice?
We all have done that… At least once…
Yet, we all have that sense and inner guidance.
Our intuition is the way in which the Universe speaks to us.
Not listening to it is expensive and will more often than not cost us our sense of balance in life… At least it is costing me my sense of balance some times…
Asking myself the question, what am i pretending not to know allows me to start being more aware and being less like the 3 no evil monkeys.
I’m of the opinion that we should be very careful when we are listening to our inner voice, we are actually listening to the right voice and not to the one that only knows how to criticizes us.
That takes me directly to the excellent poem by Dale Wimbrow, “The Guy in the Glass” (c) 1934:
“The Guy in the Glass”
When you get what you want in your struggle for pelf,
And the world makes you King for a day,
Then go to the mirror and look at yourself,
And see what that guy has to say.
For it isn’t your Father, or Mother, or Wife,
Who judgement upon you must pass.
The feller whose verdict counts most in your life
Is the guy staring back from the glass.
He’s the feller to please, never mind all the rest,
For he’s with you clear up to the end,
And you’ve passed your most dangerous, difficult test
If the guy in the glass is your friend.
You may be like Jack Horner and “chisel” a plum,
And think you’re a wonderful guy,
But the man in the glass says you’re only a bum
If you can’t look him straight in the eye.
You can fool the whole world down the pathway of years,
And get pats on the back as you pass,
But your final reward will be heartaches and tears
If you’ve cheated the guy in the glass.
Asking myself this question every morning is challenging me, and confronting me with myself, and my circumstances. Asking myself this question every morning is allowing me to contrast the life I’m living vs the life I say I want to live, and searching for answers and solutions. It’s opening the door to a totally new me. it’s opening the door to the changes within, and to the physical manifestation of those changes.