(Well, maybe not everything, but a lot of things!) I was ‘working on working’ this morning, but was prevented from making my normal progress by something unusual. Karma, my dog, was barking. A barking dog isn’t unusual, you might be thinking. But Karma isn’t a very ‘barky’ dog. So, for him, it was unusual. And no matter what I did, I couldn’t stop him from barking. Finally, after trying numerous countermeasures, including thoroughly searching ‘his’ backyard for anything out of the ordinary, I decided to take him for a walk. And that’s when I figured it out. Just outside of my ‘range of senses’, in the front yard, our next-door neighbor, Cliff, one of Karma’s favorite people in the whole world, was sealing his driveway. With his much-more-acute-than-mine sense of smell and hearing, I’m sure that Karma already ‘knew’ that Cliff was outside, even when I didn’t. The lesson is simple here. No matter how much we think we know and understand, there’s much more that we don’t. A lot is happening outside of our ‘range of sensing’ our, ‘range of consciousness”. And unless we change what we’re doing – expand our range – we’ll be stuck in the same way of thinking. As I always say, “A problem is a buried treasure”.  Thanks for barking today Karma!

 

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