Seeing Agreements — What Does Wisdom Suggest?

The agreements we make, consciously or unconsciously, greatly influence our experience, as we have explored in previous blog posts.  Agreements based on scarcity lead to the experience of scarcity.  Agreements based on abundance lead to the experience of abundance.  If we experience both, as everyone I have met suggests we do, then it must be a matter of seeing the agreements and choosing the ones we prefer.  Looking to what wisdom says about seeing agreements, I share six quotes.  Please share any you have as comments here.

  • The search for an explanation often begins when we notice that something is different, unusual, or wrong. Usually, it takes an unexpected event to pique our curiosity. Hillel J. Einhorn, Robin M. Hogarth.
  • The brain apparently makes no distinction between the image seen by the eye and the various details it has filled in. We are all unaware of the significant blind spot in our eye at the point where the optical nerve enters. The brain makes a guess at what should be there, fills in the missing gap and it all looks quite consistent.  Yoram (Jerry) Wind, Colin Crook, Robert Gunther.
  • The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man. George Bernard Shaw.
  • We don’t have enough time to do it right; just enough time to do it over. Senior Executive of a Global Fortune 1000 company.
  • It is remarkable how many smart, highly motivated, and apparently responsible people rarely pause to contemplate their own behavior. Stratford Sherman, Alyssa Freas.
  • If you want to change how people think, give them a tool the use of which will lead them to think differently. Buckminster Fuller.