Recently I was reading a blog post by Brian Gardner. Brian is the founder of StudioPress, creator of No Sidebar, and a successful entrepreneur in the WordPress market. In his post, Uncluttered: Discover the Life You Want, Brian says “I truly believe the white space in our life is where the magic happens.”
I totally believe this too and thought I’d share something that could add a lot more whitespace in your life. Perhaps in a way that you don’t expect.
Last year I became aware of something called the 3 Principles. I was introduced to the idea when I watched a TEDx talk by Michael Neill called Why Aren’t We Awesomer. In his talk, Michael shares a concept called the 3 Principles understanding of how the mind works. This was the first time I had ever heard about this understanding. It seemed to ignite an immediate internal shift in my mind that caused me to look into it more deeply.
I went on to deepen my understanding and had the opportunity to interview and read books by Michael Neill and several other luminaries on the 3 Principles and related topics.
The result: I became less reactive to circumstances in my life and my creativity and productivity shifted to a whole new level.
It’s amazing more people don’t know about it. There isn’t anyone I’ve recommended it to that hasn’t gotten back to tell me what a difference it has made in their life.
In an interview I did with Michael, he shared “It’s not about working harder, or even smarter. It’s about showing up to any project fully committed and completely open. There’s just this connection to an intuitive creative collective unconscious that begins to emerge. I can’t tell you exactly what that is, but it’s always available.”
There are many ways to open up this connection to an intuitive creative collective unconscious beyond the 3 Principles, but it’s one of the fastest and easiest ways I know to move in that direction and have more whitespace and magic in your life.
A better understanding of how the mind works also wakes you up to something that’s already deep inside of you, but it’s so often drowned out by all the noise and distraction in the world and the biggest distraction of all — our own thinking that we get caught up in.
Where to Learn More
Below are a series of interviews I did with leading experts on an inside-out understanding of how the mind works. You’ll also find links to their websites and books in the interviews.