Genuine Curiosity

Author Dwayne Melancon is always on the lookout for new things to learn. An ecclectic collection of postings on personal productivity, travel, good books, gadgets, leadership & management, and many other things.


Make it up, make it happen

Over on Steve Pavlina's blog, he writes about the movie "What The Bleep Do We Know..." and says he's "...convinced that there is definitely some kind of linkage between intention and reality that bypasses direct action."

I've often pondered that connection myself, as well as his question: where's the limit? This is, of course, not a new concept - I've always been a big believer in the power of prayer and the human spirit.

This is also embodied in "the power of positive thinking,"  force of will, and all that sort of thing, isn't it? And, it's what David Allen describes with the premise that a huge part of Getting Things Done is to "Make it Up, and Make it Happen."

All of this reminds me of a book I read recently, called "The Message of a Master" which tells a story about someone who learns a 'secret' from a guru of sorts. In the book, the secret he learns is that all the potential in their world exists for your benefit, and all you have to do is focus on your goal and your psyche becomes a force of attraction that brings all the necessary elements into your life to make the goal a reality. There are, of course, rules that this secret cannot be used for evil, etc.

All in all, a very intriguing concept. Remindes me of the notion that anything in the universe begins to exist the moment someone formulates an idea about it within their mind.

Thanks for provoking the thought, Steve.