You sit outside shooting the breeze, and notice a cloud of swarming Gnats. They’re just flying around haphazardly in three-inch rectangles in groups of thirty.
“What is wrong with those damn Gnats”, you wonder silently to yourself. You have a moment of revelation.
Those crazy little bugs just pointed something out to you with their aimless swarming. It’s not aimless. They are just doing what they do best, instinctively enjoying the weather with each other kicking it in the sun until a tasty mammal walks by.
They swarm so annoyingly natural being their selves. They instinctively know where the best ray of sun is to swarm in. They use their senses to tell them when a dinner opportunity is nearby. They’re just out enjoying their peak season of the year.
Why can’t you be more like a Gnat?
Fact is you ARE like a Gnat. Now that you are aware of it, you can touch up those Gnat qualities you have.
The first thing you can do is start sticking to your first mind more. That first mind is your natural instinct. When you stick to it (as you have done before and witnessed these truths) problems find solutions, new ideas are formed, sound decisions are made, your character grows stronger.
When you don’t, well you know…worries, chaos and a host of nasty doubting demons dilute your thoughts.
Listen to your senses Shae. You’ve got a lot of them, too many as a matter of fact. Your sense of self makes you not listen to the rest of your common senses (with your crazy ass! … just like Gnats).
You’ll find so many things much more pleasant. Think of it as YOU DOING YOUR OWN THING. That’s what it is. Your first intuition, thoughts, ideas, feelings, that’s all you. Be yourself. Listen to you.
So take a note of that. First mind … senses … be you … Gnats.