MASTERKEY EXPERIENCE WEEK 22: PERCEPTIONS AND OBSERVATIONS

Week 22 has been a week filled with more observation of myself and how I see and look at things differently than others. When did I start seeing things differently than others? Well honestly I can’t really pinpoint that exact moment when I looked at that very point in time and had that one eureka moment where time stood still and I declared to myself with utter amazement and ecstasy shouting to myself, “I see things differently than others” and with a confident assurance that what I proclaimed was the truth. I’ve been so entrenched in transitioning into my future self and wondering to myself, “am I dong my best? Am I an acute observer of myself? Am I still carrying a flame of dissatisfaction in a positive way to keep pushing myself until my mind screams for mercy? Since I have a tendency to be a little too hard on myself sometimes I can fail to give myself enough credit for the new thoughts and behavior that I’ve acquired that have been woven in incrementally without much fanfare to me. I just looked at everything I encounter as that challenging evolutionary process that runs it’s normal course which I perceive as steps that are vital and are a requirement to my growth.

I’m a musician, but what I’m about to say is applicable to anyone no matter what profession, business, family, or social circle they’re involved in. I was at another rehearsal the other day and I had a causal conservation with one of the members about music and what the direction the band had the possibly of evolving into. All of the sudden I started talking about being a visionary, having imagination, being creative, and having a positive attitude. And get this: Having the ability to create new brain cells that are receptive to new thought. I THEN quicky realized that I wasn’t talking to a MKE member but just my friend who at the least had some level of thought and consciousness to somewhat understand to a certain degree what I was talking about. I was astonished at how articulately and intelligently I explained these things to him and thought to myself, ” wow did I just say that?”. Then there was this defining point that happened later during the rehearsal that really got my attention. As we were fine tuning a particular song we ran into a snag. One of the members had a reoccurring problem with their ability to play a part effectively. Hey, I’m a blue so I’m all about quality and detail. When I pointed out what they were doing wrong, I was met with a strong emotional defensive response of denial, and a bit of frustration. I realized that even though both of us listened to the same song, both of us had different perceptions of what we heard. As I patiently showed them what I was expressing it was to no avail as they kept listening to song over and over, saying to themselves, I know what I’m doing is right. This has always been my approach. Why should I change what I’ve been doing for so long?. They just couldn’t see what I was talking about. I saw how the habit of doing certain things for so long can become so crystalized in a persons mind they can tenaciously cling on to what they know. They aren’t receptive to change even though you might try to point out the benefits of learning something new. They fail to realize the very things they hold on to is what keeps them in a perpetual state of non-growth. AT that moment came that ah-ha flash thought. That, drumroll….Epiphany . I thought to myself that whenever I refuse to do something of value for my benefit and I refuse to commit, this incident is what it looks like that’s actually happening inside me. Ugh, that’s kinda looking ugly. Naw, I don’t want to kept experiencing that. That doesn’t feel to cool. Now the bright spot out of all of this was that someone else heard what I was trying to convey and took a moment to think about what I was trying to convey ( thought about how I was inducing others to serve me because of my willingness to serve others: Part 5 of the blueprint builder). I said a prayer to myself to stay calm (I felt like taking my guitar and banging it across his head) and went outside for a moment. When I came back in, the member with the more open mind had gotten the other individual to by into the idea I was trying to convey. I realized that Someone understood what I was saying. After rehearsal was over all was well, just another rehearsal. I thought about what had happened and realized how important it is to be a master of my emotions and to be a better observer of the different color code types we all possess, and what a huge advantage it can be to be able to master this skill (Law of Practice). I learned how to be ever so grateful for this valuable experience that I can always reflect on. To much that is given comes with it great responsibility. Yeah, so I’m allowing myself to bask in the great strides I have made and the ones yet to come.😎

6 thoughts on “MASTERKEY EXPERIENCE WEEK 22: PERCEPTIONS AND OBSERVATIONS

  1. Oh, dear friend. You really have come SO far. Such wisdom, such insight. I LOVE your blogs and how you share the critical aspects of what life really has to offer us all. Thank you for sharing!

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  2. I saw how the habit of doing certain things for so long can become so crystalized in a persons mind they can tenaciously cling on to what they know. They aren’t receptive to change even though you might try to point out the benefits of learning something new. They fail to realize the very things they hold on to is what keeps them in a perpetual state of non-growth

    The above statement resonated very loudly with me. I have been declare arrogant, aggressive and loss friendships due to this statement, even as a child, because I look at situations with fresh eyes.

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  3. Great blog, Allen, When you let the other member step in to help the one that was stuck is a key point in mastering your emotions, bravo! Hey, missing our weekly masterminds… you okay?

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  4. Allen, your blog illustrates so much how you are applying the skills that you have acquired from the course. Even in a difficult situation you were able to put into use scroll 6 and be the master of your emotions. Congratulations on all your hard work and your enthusiasm to being open to grow. Your Blog Rover Friend, Eulaine

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