SHM WEEKLY WISDOM TITBIT. WEEK 12. CAPACITY TO MEDITATE.

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Creativity does not just happen; it does not stand alone. It begins with a thought process. It is ends with a thought process! All forms of creativity are done in between the two ‘thought modes’. Take an example. The creation of a plastic chair. It does not just happen.
 
There would have been the initial concept stage when what is needed is determined – an elegant chair, made of plastic. Then would have come the design stage, with all that would have gone into it – materials, shape, weight, drawings etc. Only then would the manufacturing stage begin. Once a product is birthed, then the ‘second though mode kicks in – marketing, commercials etc.
 
In effect, capacity to master the ‘thought modes’ ensures successful creativity. So, do you have capacity to meditate, to think things through in an orderly fashion? That is the focus of our wisdom titbit this week.
 
Now, meditation has been defined as continued or extended thought, reflection or contemplation. To meditate on something is to give that thing deep thought, refection, quiet time, brainwork, pondering. Do you have capacity to do that on any particular area of your work or enterprise?
 
If the answer for now is NO, do not despair. There is a way out. And that is by developing the capacity to do just that – think deep, reflect, spend time in quiet contemplation, exercise your brain power, and ponder. It may sound high sounding, but it is really not. Truth is every sound human mind has this capacity at one level or the other.
 
See, before you settle on a meal, for instance, you would have gone through this process; only that you did not recognise it as a meditative process because it usually is a short process. It is the same pattern THAT YOU HAVE TO LEARN TO STRETCH OUT! Simple as that! Only difference is that as each field of endeavour becomes technical, so would the meditative process be.
 
Begin today, set out time just to be alone to think things through. If you know us, you will know we encourage baby steps. Extend the contemplative period as you grow. No shame in jotting things down. No shame in how long it takes! But being already!
 
Now, go ahead and shine this week. You shall excel In Jesus’ mighty name. We love you!
 
March 20th 2018. Salvation House/LexConsults Humanae International.
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2018 SHM WISDOM TITBITS. Week 3. HOW MUCH TIME DO YOU SET ASIDE FOR THINKING?

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To say we live in a fast-paced world is to state the obvious. We indeed live in a ‘microwave’ era, where not only do we live on the fast lane, but we curiously want solutions and results in a way food is made hot in a microwave. Sorry, but a past-paced lifestyle and effective, long lasting results are mutually exclusive!
 
Why?
 
For the same reason it takes about 9 months for a foetus to become a human child! For the same reason it takes a newborn baby time to talk intelligibly, walk, and develop other motor competences to last a life time!
 
So, in this era when we are constantly pressured to be on the move, we need to carve creative time for ourselves. At least for those who want to be in the top 10% of their professions or business endeavours – just to THINK. The quality of your thinking time would determine how far you can see and go in life or any thing you venture! I am yet to see any short-cut to this.
 
If you master the art of deep thoughts, you will discover that: (1) you will not be easily tossed around by the doctrine of men,
(2) your output into any thing you venture will become better refined. Often, the first ideas are not the best ones. It takes devoted thoughts to refine them,
(3) your earning power will increase by the reason that well thought out solutions attract better value.
 
So, be smart, live a life of deep thinking!
 
You shall excel In Jesus’ mighty name. We love you!
 
January 16th 2018. Salvation House/LexConsults Humanae International.

2018 SHM Weekly Wisdom Titbit. Week 1. YOU ARE YOUR OWN CO-CREATOR.

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Welcome to a brand new year! I pray that your journey will be smooth, your story positively different this year. Lines shall surely fall for you in pleasant places, if …..

‘If’ what?

If you open your mind to your primary role. That apart from the Almighty God, you are the co-creator of your life! What do I mean? Yes, God did the work of re-creation (no, not creation; but recreation. Another day, another story). Anyway, I need you to accept that no man is the finished product at birth, not even Adam!

All God did was re-create the world in its basic form, hid minerals and resources for mankind to discover, gave mankind dominion over all other creatures with an advanced mental acumen; and expects us to create the kind of world we want to live in. Same it is for you and I.

Remember that all He created was perfect, and picture yourself in that mould. He gave your life a perfect workshop, your spirit, soul and body. For you to make of it what you will. And what we become is what we co-create – the choices we make, the competences we acquire etc. We lie on the bed we make, practically.

So, this first week of 2018, I need you to remember this – you are your own co-creator. Approach this New Year with that mindset and make something out of it.

You shall excel In Jesus’ mighty name. We love you!

January 2nd 2018. Salvation House/LexConsults Humanae International.

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