Saturday, 3 March 2012
What do you do next? You go on the same route but with more energy! Again, still no joy. Nothing! They have disappeared. In comes your partner, or flatmate.
“What are you doing?” they ask.
“I’ve lost my keys,” you tell them, “Where have you put them?”
(Apportioning blame seems to make some people feel better!)
Why is it, after you have told someone you have lost something, that they can look in a place you have checked three times and find what it was you were looking for?
It’s because their mind is tuned in to finding rather than losing.
You, on the other hand, say to yourself: “I’ve lost my keys, I’ve lost my keys!” and embark upon this manic search.
You could walk past the table your keys are lying on and your eyes say to you, “They’re on the table.” You say to yourself, “I’ve lost my keys.” Your brain says, “Ok then, you’re the boss!” and goes with you, not your eyes.
It refuses the information your eyes give it.