- James McPartland
Access Points <Video Blog #1>
Access Point <Empowered or Overpowered?>
In life, what is undistinguished rules us.
In our daily dialogue with ourselves, we become master story tellers of how "life is" and how "people are", always reinforcing (or justifying) the steps we are taking (or are not taking) in our lives. Each us know what we know. We know what we don't know, with an example being that I know -that I know- that I do not know how to fly an airplane. And, the area that ultimately catches up to us in life is a place called "don't know that I don't know". It is an open mind that allows room for learning and growth, providing there is room in there for new information. Sometimes we must look at beliefs that no longer serve us -and be willing to "unlearn" things- so to make room for new levels of knowledge driven by new levels of experience.
We all have blind spots and, if we know that we know that, we may be able to prevent ourselves from being blindsided. Awareness is curative, presence is power, and our willingness to say "I don't know" provides us with access to authenticity, possibility, mastery and purpose. Absent that, we get trapped in our story and overpowered by our commitment to it.