There was a fascinating program on TV recently about how the Dutch have conquered the potential for flooding. It was imperative that they do so since the Netherlands are largely under sea level. A huge storm could devastate the land, and indeed, had done so in the past. They built a series of truly innovative devices that divert the water and put it to good use. Using only the human mind, they are no longer victims of the weather. They are its partner.
The secret seems to be in NOT fighting something but standing up to it and getting creative. Our minds are the conduit for what has not been previously known. When we decide to take charge of what seems indomitable, we soon discover that we are greater than it. Intelligence, put to creative use, trumps force every time.
We would all agree that creation can be quite chaotic or messy. When the old forms come unglued, they turn into rubble. That is the stage where people fight to save the old ways. It is like trying to give away your child’s old toys and they simply will not let go of them without making a scene. Some of our cherished ideas have been really hard on some of us. None of them, however, are more powerful than we are.
The Dalai Lama once replied, when asked what is needed in our world, “Critical thinking.” We need to think beyond what we already know. That is as true of us as individuals as it is of the collective. If God is “the Power that makes all things new” and if it lives within each one of us, then what do we need to do? Activate the Power by opening our minds to possibility.
Try this: My mind is open to receive the very idea that is needed in this moment to create a brand new _________________________(fill in the blank)
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