I am enjoying the message of Og Mandino’s scroll 2 in his book Greatest Salesman in The World. One of the many satisfying quotes is
Light gets all the good press and the dark is always the ominous, scary and for some reason spooky music starts playing. With out the dark the light wouldn’t seem so bright. And when it is dark the smaller bits of light get a chance to shine. We must embrace all things with love and we don’t always know what’s hidden in the darkness – billions of stars for example – or what the bright light may obscure – billions of stars. Each condition has it’s purpose and when utilized for good can yield tremendously positive results. In the world if light we can see all of the beauty of nature in our world. In the dark we can see in the dark the millions of worlds that surround us.
This week we were to unplug the TV, internet and in my case I unplugged the radio in the car too. We don’t watch a lot of TV except for the weather. But unless you wait until the weather knob starts talking and shut it down immediately after you will be accosted by stories of murder and mayhem because that is what sells in TV terms. There was an urge to switch it on as I approached the breakfast table and I had to check myself. Who is in charge here? What habit is being replaced? I’m substituting in peace of mind. Wiring and firing!
While in the car I listened to my Blueprint with some soothing music attached to it. What a difference in driving pleasure. I arrived at my many destinations in better moods and was more apt to listen more because my mind was calm and rested.
Knocking down internet time was tougher because it is so easy to distract myself when I have even 30 seconds to kill. I wanted to stay engaged with important things related to promoting my business so this week I was more diligent to wait until I had 2 or 3 minutes of time between calls. I did only what I had to do and then stopped and didn’t scroll, peruse, dawdle or make any excuses for keeping my attention on the world without.