From Where the Wind

From Where the Wind

For years I got confused about wind direction

It still happens occasionally now. I have to remind myself, if I want to work out the wind direction, I need to think about where the wind is coming from, not where it’s going.

For example, if the wind is coming from the south west, this – in terms of reading it – is its direction. The wind is a south-westerly. My confusion would be to think that wind direction was where it’s going to!

In other words I would confuse a south-westerly as a north-easterly. The wind is going north-easterly but coming from the south-west. Wind direction is where its coming form. I remember! … Sometimes.

We all have these little confusions. Another one I’m reminded of now, is the order of a couple of letters, within the English alphabet. As a child I would often follow the letter Q with a U. This is incorrect as Q is followed by the letter R. I suppose it was something to do with Q and U rhyming. This holds no confusion for me nowadays. Unlike wind direction.

This brings me to my point: order and direction of thought

The order and direction of our thoughts are dictated by the map that exists within our minds. Our mental maps are created when very young and used as reference to the world. As a child wind direction wasn’t something ever discussed in detail. In fact it’s unlikely the subject was ever covered. If it had been – and how we read its direction explained – it’s highly likely there’d be no confusion now.

However, the point to bear in mind is, if wind direction had been explained to me (as fact) in a way that contradicted the established method, it would certainly explain my current confusion. As it is though, information is missing, from any earlier maps. I’m having to create a new one.

So, when it comes to understanding models and methods for living out our lives – that contradict established ones – confusion, can be the result. What we must remember though, is confusion only exists, because it conflicts with our childhood understandings.

If what we learnt in childhood isn’t working for us, it’s time to learn something new, and confusion need only last a short while

It need only last as long as it takes to understand how, we must change the direction and order, of our thinking. If we’re to make the necessary changes in our lives, we must be prepared to question the order, and direction of our beliefs.

We are coming from a different direction entirely

Decades of thinking about the human will has lead us to understand some fundamental differences. Those of us who’re motivated by fear will seek to control and entrap each other. Those of us who’re motivated by love will seek to empower and set each other free. It’s a direction you may have yet to experienced.

We are directed by the belief that love is empowerment. We also believe, the only way any of us are ever going to find this for ourselves, is to teach it  

Take some time to notice what’s happening in the world today and then ask yourself: Would it be beneficial to change the direction and order of my thinking? We know where we’re coming from, and we also know how this will dictate the kind of lives, we live. Get yourself on track for a beautiful life. Contact us.

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