Abundance Deep Dive: Day 3

Dear Diary,

Today Steve lost me again.  He was rambling on about how sometimes people’s memories and recollections of events are not accurate, and then it lead down a rabbit hole of a math problem.

When he starts to frame it in actual life examples, I usually clue in.  I’m beginning to like this style of learning.  I’m not resisting his crazy ideas and rejecting it before I hear it.  It’s a cool technique.

He started off talking about lenses, and how we can expand our frame of reference, while narrowing in on the types of tools we can use to solve our problems.


Often the potential solutions we resist or have a bit of resistance to, are the ones we need.

The math problem was to illustrate how we often make guesses, and sometimes the guesses are way off, or have a large range.  If we can set up parameters, we can start to make small recalculations that will in turn, narrow the range, making our problems easier to solve.

I ended up drawing a little diagram of me, where I’m at now, with my current toolbox including all of my life experiences and available resources.  About an inch or so away, I drew a blob and labelled it the “other tools available.”

The easy part is the first parameter.  That’s where I’m at now.  I am stuck.  I know what’s available here and now, and it’s not working.  It’s not solving my problem, but it’s a starting point.

But where is the other parameter?  How do I know how close or far away the possible solution to my goal is?  The answer:  we need to push to the extreme of our comfort zone.  The answer to our problem will often be somewhere in the middle, but we need to get that outer edge parameter defined.  How do we do that?


What makes you REALLY uncomfortable?  What is completely unknown to you?  What things have you been avoiding?


Steve used the example of a Computer Programmer, and the unlikeliness that he/she is familiar or comfortable with spirituality, heart centred activities, or the “woo-woo” stuff.  That’s where this person should start.  At the extreme of their comfort zone.

For me, a lot of what’s outside my comfort zone has to do with technology and computer related stuff.  I sometimes glaze over and it doesn’t make sense to me.  Sometimes I really struggle with it.

But Steve makes a good point.  If I put my hands up in front of my face, my left hand is where I’m at now.  The right hand is knowing how to be a computer science major, and I now have my parameters.

It’s unlikely that the right hand has all the solutions to my problems.  It would be the same as my left hand.  I’d get stuck there in computer geek land, and that’s not where I want to be either.

But somewhere in the middle is my solution.  As I try new things, have new experiences, and get results, the parameters start to close in.  By process of elimination, I can get closer and closer to my solution.


I don’t fail, I make mistakes, and those become stepping stones that move me forward.


By pushing to the extremes of our comfort zone, we can find the solution even faster, and narrow the gap.

Now, I’m not sure how we got from that to the next topic, or if my mind went off on a tangent of it’s own, and filled in the blanks, just like his first example of eye witnesses not being reliable.

We started talking about ideas and inspiration.  To be honest, I cover it really well in the video, so instead of writing a transcript of what I said, you should just watch it.

The one thing I forgot to mention, is trying to be inspired when we’re in a state of neediness.  When we are desperate, clingy or out to serve ourselves first, inspiration often doesn’t show up.  We need to be willing to surrender, to give without expectation, and just live in the moment.  That’s when inspiration, motivation, energy and desire show up and take over!

Until Tomorrow!

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Brandi Penrose ~ CuteCraftyGirl