17 January 2011

A Week of Wisdom from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.”

This is a very deep and profound quote by Dr. King. As we begin a week of reflecting on the wisdom of Dr. King, I felt this quote was a great kickoff. One of the most difficult things I have found is true thinking. This may sound strange and unlikely; everybody thinks, right? Wrong!

Ninety-five percent of the population does not engage in active thinking, they simply rehash yesterday’s thoughts over and over; and those thoughts are usually negative. This is why you get what you’ve always gotten instead of getting what you intend.

Engage in some active thinking by taking a sacred pause and asking some important questions about your life. Asking bigger and better questions activates new neural pathways in the brain and stimulates your mental faculties of imagination and intuition. This is something you must practice on a daily basis. You cannot do this once and expect to see different results. Just like you cannot go to the gym once and expect to have a firm and toned body.

Just for today, make a habit of engaging in some true thinking – not rehashing.

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