Revisiting This Blog's Title
I've heard over the years of this blog's life from many people who have either agreed with or disagreed with the title of this blog.
"If I already know it, why should I read it?" was one question.
"How do you know what I already know?" was another.
The answer to both is, "I don't know (but you do)."
I'm learning more and more every day that it was no accident that I named this blog what I did back in 2004 when I began writing.
The phrase "we teach what we most need to learn" must have been coined specifically for me, because that's what I know for sure regarding my chosen career.
I really do know this stuff - I've just forgotten. And I've begun trusting that knowing more and more.
When I work with clients, I am notorious for spending hours and hours in preparation for a one- or two-hour presentation, tweaking my PowerPoint slides until two minutes before the presentation. Or I painstakingly attempt to conjure up every combination of question or comment that could possibly come up so I have at least some idea how to prepare.
What I'm (finally) learning is that it's taken my whole lifetime to acquire whatever information I've put into my head, whether that's learning through books or through experience. And there's a lot in there to draw from! My most useful contribution for my clients (and really for everyone in my life) is my presence, from which I can draw upon both knowledge and wisdom.
Complete presence and attention is something very few people ever experience from anyone in their lives, so when do we get a chance to practice it - whether giving it or receiving it?
So that's some of the stuff I already know and just needed a reminder.
What do you already know that you're not remembering? Is there anything that comes up for you that seems to connect with some inner knowing from way beyond your experience? Those are the cool serendipities and coincidences I'm confident you will start noticing when you become present.
Thanks to my master mind community and to Eckhart Tolle for reminding me of something I already knew - I learn so much when I just shut up and BE!