Monday, June 9, 2014

Wrong answer

That's not what I was looking for. Nope. That's not it either. 

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I am ghost writing a book that requires heavy research. So far into the project, research has been the most time-consuming part considering that I am researching, writing and translating as I go. I am able to find most of the information I am looking for online, but it took me a few weeks to get the hang of it. A lovely librarian friend of mine pointed me to several reputable online libraries. When I got there though,  I couldn't find the information I was looking for. I either got related information, somewhat what I was looking for or nothing at all. I took a break…for a few days. When I returned to my task, it hit me: I was asking the wrong questions.

I needed to be clear, just as we need to be clear about anything that we want. Vague questions can get us something more or less close to what we want...or something completely different. I wasn't sure what I was looking for, so I was asking imprecise questions.

When I took a break, I relaxed and took a different look at the whole matter. Instead of trying to figure out the missing or misguided information and focusing on the aggravation I was feeling, I focused on knowing what I wanted. Sure enough, the information came–right after I figured out the questions.

Ask, what do I want? This is the first step to opening the path to receiving the answers you are looking for. When we do this, we remove our thoughts and judgment out of the way. It is a form of surrendering to our Higher-Self, to that source within us that knows what we want, what inspires us, what makes us joyful and happy. Ask, then know. Know, then receive…the right answer.

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