I used to call this quote of the day, but I never get them out daily or even monthly sometime so it is now just the quote of the moment.
“As long as you have certain desires about how it ought to be you can’t see how it is.”
— Ram Dass: Spiritual Teacher
This is a great quote because it talks to me about what I am up against daily. The law of attraction states that what you focus on expands and that is a good thing and could be a bad thing.
It is not uncommon for me to speak to someone that has such a strong agenda and focus, as to be unaware of what is going on around them. This can cause them to follow a path for too long a period or the wrong path entirely.
I will be doing an interview shortly with Michael Oliver. I happen to like Network Marketing (MLM) and have helped found a couple of MLM companies and I know Michael because he wrote this incredible book called
How To Sell Network Marketing Without
Fear, Anxiety or Losing Your Friends!
I bring this book up, not to sell it, although you should get it whether you are or are not in networking marketing because it talks to the new paradigm of sales Michael calls Natural Selling.
But back to the point. Whether you are selling or just trying to build rapport or you want your ideas heard or your objectives met, you have to meet with others wants, needs and desires first.
You have to be in your Ekhart Tolle aware moment with others. Not thinking about what you are going to say, but listening to what the person in front of you is saying. Very hard to do, at least for me.
In parting, I could speak to this quote all day, because it speaks to many aspect of the day to day for me.