Being considered a professional is important. But most of us are 'old' professionals, not old in age, but old in thinking style and approach to living. Old professionals separate science and spirit and think in terms of either/or - 'you're either for me, or against me.' New professionals connect science and spirit and think in both/and terms. Please read: The New Professionalism: Connecting Science and Spirit, available at www.WisdomAtWorkUSA.com.
Monday, March 11, 2013
We missed the time change yesterday. When we woke at our
usual time, it was an hour later. My wife found out first when she put the TV
news on. She didn’t believe it so she called the time & temp phone #. They
confirmed it. Still, I was vaguely uneasy about it.
How could we have missed it? We usually know well in
advance. It made me feel paranoid. I owned that feeling and let it drift around
my consciousness for awhile then realized why I felt that way and this is what
I want to share.
I was paranoid because I had no way to verify on my own--by
my own experience - that the time really did change. It was still dark, there
was just no way to know. I had to depend on the external man-made sources and
worst of all, the media. I couldn’t know and believe on my own or use my own
sense experience to validate. I had to trust and that need to trust what I
considered an unreliable source and my inability to verify with my own experience
made me paranoid.
Wow, having to trust the media! What an eye opener! And for
something so basic as the time of day. The news is similar. Like the time
change, because I can’t verify the so-called news with my own experience and sense
data, I’m paranoid about what is distributed by the media and called ‘news.’ That’s
why it’s so important if I’m to keep my paranoia at an ‘acceptable’ level and avoid
the severe paranoia infecting so many people, that I, and you too, have many
different sources of news and information, stay mindful and use scientific
techniques like General Semantics.