What do you think of when you contemplate RISK? Gambling at the crap tables? Starting a new business in an economic downturn? Jumping over a chasm?
These are all pretty extreme versions of risk, but we actually face risk in almost every daily decision we make. Which unfortunately is why many people are stuck on neutral in their lives, because they are so risk averse.
How do you define risk? It is when one must evaluate a new opportunity in light of standing steadfast on previous ground…it is taking a leap into the unknown when you can safely stay where all the factors are known and familiar. What must a person give-up to gain anew?
But what most people do not realize is that risk is really a gift. It is an opportunity to rise to a new level, to have and demonstrate courage, to sharpen our decision-making skills, to explore new vistas with eyes open, to gain self-confidence when one has chosen well, to force us to confront limiting beliefs, to truly face what we are capable of. In other words, risk is an exceptional tool of spiritual growth.
Yes, risk can be scary, but it can also be a doorway to vast new personal and financial blessings. Accepting the right risks can mean new fortune, new love, new freedom, new expression, new joy and more.
On the other hand there is a risk in not taking the risk. If you never say yes to taking your future in your own hands because you fear not having a paycheck, what might you lose? If you don’t ask her to marry you because you fear commitment or constraint, what then happens when she accepts another proposal?
So how does one know what risks to take and which to forego?
Are you an Aural or a Visual? Each of us has a preference. We never consciously made this choice. It’s how we are wired. Think about how you learn best—from hearing information or advice from someone, perhaps a teacher or friend, from a CD? Or do you absorb it better if you read it, see it on a board or write something down?
I’m a visual. I need to see my trainer demonstrate what he wants from me. I memorize by viewing a name written or recalling information from a written page. (It’s much harder for me to remember someone’s name when I haven’t seen it written on a name badge or on paper.) I recall where I left an object by calling up a visual memory of it. My strongest skill is writing. When I listen to CDs it’s for entertainment–music or novels, not information–because I don’t absorb information well through my audio system.
My brother, on the other hand, is an aural. A musician, he learned to play the bass guitar by listening to music and hearing others play. Read music? Nope, not his style. He learned best from the teachers who captured his imagination verbally. He’s a natural storyteller and a great science teacher because he inspires and entertains his students in the classroom. He remembers what he hears far better than I do.
There seems to be nothing specific that determines whether you will be an aural or a visual, but if you are aware of this trait, you can take advantage of it both in maximizing your own growth, perception and memory skills, and in how you provide information to others. Best not to try to get an aural person to read a book; instead buy him or her the CD version for a birthday. By becoming more aware of your learning input system, you can improve your own Conscious Creation skills (visual vs. aural cues in your creative process) and help others to change their life for the better.
In light and love,
Thankfulness is rewarded in turn with more things for which to be thankful. The purpose of being thankful, however, should not be to gain more, but to simply be appreciative for the blessings we are given.
“Life never stops us—it just gives us a reason to come up with a better idea.” –Sonia Choquette
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I love to walk. When I get out into nature and smell the grasses and flowers, listen to the birds, watch the squirrels, it lifts my spirits and relaxes me. My favorite time to go is in the two hours before the sun sets, at the end of the day when I can let go of the stress of the day and enjoy that "golden hour" of sunlight. Do you have a favorite time of day? Is there something you love to do during that time? Indulge yourself! Find the joy in both the beauty of the moment and the activity you love.