As goes your attention, so goes your experience is a common saying especially for business owners/professionals …
Here is an interesting story to illustrate this better:
A young man decided to take flying lessons from an old pilot who was highly respected throughout the area for his no nonsense way of dealing with the worst possible scenarios.
After the mandatory ground schooling, at which he excelled, he was allowed to begin his lessons in the sky.
During the fourth lesson, the flight instructor gave him what he thought was a special treat.
Taking his hands off the yoke, he turned the flight controls over to him. There he was, just as he had dreamed, sitting tall in the co-pilot’s chair with the flight stick firmly in his hands.
He felt like he was literally on “cloud 9”; that is to say, until a scant moment later when he found herself rudely awakened from his dream sequence.
He tried shaking his head to get rid of what was before his eyes, but that did not work. In the distance, through the windshield, he could see something that was rushing toward him faster than what he knew to do about it!
Seemingly just ahead, and appearing as if out of nowhere, a huge snow-capped mountain lay dead ahead…
Transfixed by its sheer mass, he found himself as frozen at the stick as were the iced and craggy peaks stretched out before him. And he was headed straight for them! A deep chill came into the cabin…
All along the wise old instructor was watching him closely, studying his reactions. Of course, he didn’t know it, but he had turned the controls over to him for just this test now taking place…
He waited until the last moment he could, and was just about to take over again, when his student snapped out of his fear-induced trance…
He looked away from the mountain and turned to face his instructor…
Then, in a voice so trembling and timid that it even scared him, he broke the tense silence of the moment: “Sir,” he said, “Please take over the controls. I’m afraid we are about to crash!”
His reply stunned him. “No,” he spoke quietly, “I don’t think I will. After all, it’s your flight.”
It was getting harder for him to take in a whole breath, as if he were standing in the oxygen-thin air atop the great white mountain before them.
Struggling to control his voice, he dug down into himself and managed to ask one more question of his teacher: “Then what should I do… Please, tell me what to do!”
He looked over at him again, and was surprised to see virtually no worry at all upon his teacher’s face.
His calm demeanor helped calm him.
He took a deep breath and relaxed his hands that had just about choked the life out of the control yoke.
The next moment the wise teacher gave him a short three-word instruction, and he knew everything would soon be all right.
He simply said: “Change your altitude."
He pulled firmly back on the yoke and felt the craft respond by rising.
Moments later, the icy peak passed beneath him and out of sight.
He marveled at how he could have forgotten that the controls were in his hands, and that he had been unable to remember this on his own.
He made a silent vow…
Never again would he forget this one great lesson: He could choose his altitude.
Doesn’t this short truth tale remind you of a certain kind of spiritual strength that you know belongs to you, but that you have somehow forgotten or misplaced especially when stressed?
It ought to; after all, how many of us look out ahead of ourselves at some unwanted event that looms too large, and find ourselves feeling out of control… headed for what seems a sure unavoidable collision?
Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to reach down inside of ourselves, grab hold of the controls of our own consciousness, and pull ourselves up?
To quietly watch whatever that would-be mountain of a problem is just pass by harmlessly below us even as we reach ever-higher and happier skies?
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