Sometimes we get very excited about a new idea or tool. If it seems to work in lots of situations we start thinking that everything can be solved with that tool. Thus this gives rise to the statement that to the man with a hammer everything is a nail.
I bring this up because the discussion yesterday about problems might lead you to think that clarity is my hammer.
Clarity isn’t a tool. It is a necessity. It is the only way to take correct action.
Becoming clear has a method behind it which will unfold as we go forward but in it self clarity is a state of your mind. Because you are clear, the path you walk isn’t obscure. There is no ambiguity, no group of choices; there is the path.
This happens because you are clear. Problems exist because you aren’t. It is all about asking questions until that path opens.
Here is an exercise. Write down a problem you think you have. Now write down what this ‘problem’ says about you. How does it illuminate what you aren’t clear about in your life? You may have a goal you need to accomplish. It’s not happening. Is this really your goal or someone else’s that you’ve taken aboard? Keep probing. When I ask these kinds of questions of myself I tend to walk around and ask the questions aloud and demand answers.
Tell me what happens.