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August 19, 2010

The Power of Zero

Filed under: John Morgan's Blog — John Morgan @ 7:30 am

We learn from the computer geniuses that everything a computer does is based on ones and zeros. They break down this binary code for us mortals by likening these two values to the positions of standard light switches – they are either on or off.

One = On
Zero = Off

This is not about math; it’s about where our power comes from.

Imagine for a moment that our thinking mind is represented by one and that our creative mind is represented by zero. Using the light switch analogy, only one position can be active at a time.

We spend most of our time in the “On” position – One. That means we do a lot of thinking. The logic follows that the longer we are on, the less time we are off. That’s the human “Achilles Heel.”

Our weakest point is thinking, and too much of it causes us to be separated from our power.

The objective is not to not think. That would be like asking the wind not to blow. The goal is to be able to turn our thinking off and turn our creativity on. That’s when we learn The Power of Zero.

I’ve been on the telephone with computer customer service more times than I care to remember, and just about every time, they request that I reset the computer by turning it off. When we get stuck in life, going to the “Off” position is our reset button.

It’s this simple: When our thinking is off, our creativity is on.

We cannot consciously create creativity. We jam up our thinking apparatus when we make this attempt and there is no room for anything creative to pop in when we are constantly on.

The Power of Zero begins when we notice that we are in the “On” position. Just noticing that we are in the “On” position, creates an opportunity to visit the “Off” position. When we are constantly thinking, we never think of that option.

Observing is the mechanism that helps us switch positions. Think of observing as a railroad worker whose job it is to switch trains off one track and onto another.

There are other ways to get to zero. There are countless mind calming methods available; find the one that works best for you.

Getting your mind to turn off, even briefly, has you switch over to your creativity, which is your power.

The most power you have as a human being is the power to create. If you think you can do it from the “On” position, you’re on the wrong track.

Here’s a suggestion: Every time you see a light switch, let it act as a reminder as to which position you are currently in. It may be the only cue you need to switch to the Power of Zero.

 

All the best,

John

LOSE WEIGHT & KEEP IT OFF
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SLEEP THROUGH THE NIGHT EVERY NIGHT
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I LOVE MY BODY
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FEEL FOREVER YOUNG
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