All The Information Isnít In The Library - Grasshopper
We all have a personal library of experience and we do ourselves a disservice when thatís the only place we do research.
Our experiences, as rich as they are, pale by comparison to the data thatís available to us, yet we go back to the same book expecting a different ending.
There is a very famous, successful spiritual author, perhaps the most successful, who writes wonderfully about the spiritual experience, yet I donít find him to be very spiritual. I find him doing all his research in the library.
He forever tells me what other people said and I donít feel I get access to his wisdom when reading his works. Iím delighted that he writes so well and Iíve gleaned a lot of information from his books, but I donít feel him.
I once worked with a wonderful broadcaster that I got the same feeling about. This person had all the requisite skills of a top-notch broadcaster and a paycheck to match, but I was left with a feeling of hollowness when I interacted with them.
In both of the above people, I never felt like I got access to their depth.
When my library and your library compete, we argue about who has better information; when we plumb our depth, thereís no room for argument.
Depth is quieter than a library and, there, we have access to all thatís available, not just whatís on our shelves.
If you keep bumping up against the same things in life, chances are your library card is outdated and you need to go elsewhere for inspiration. May I recommend your own depth.
When you fathom your own depth, you add to and enrich whatever experiences you own. They become imbued with a life energy thatís authentically yours, not borrowed like a book.
Youíre deeper than your experiences; youíre more than your story. To find that out, you have to get out of the library, breathe some fresh air and go for a swim in the deep end of the pool.
All the best,
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