The scientists tell us that we are using about 4% of our brain. That
figure is debatable, but in general the numbers range from 1-1/10th
to 10%. Now this is an interesting fact. Let's do an experiment.
Pick out an object in your view, one that you can see completely. In
your mind's eye, section off 4% of it. Now compare the difference between
the 4% and the 96%. By observing the 4% you cannot determine what it
is, or what its purpose is. That is how we see our reality. It is as
if we were walking around with blinders on like a horse. Now what can
we do about it?
Well, we can develop a relationship with the 96%. In my life I am finding
that as I do this I am activating something that is beyond my awareness
that is assisting me greatly. I am hearing myself say things in presentation
and my own defense that are profound. I am taking action in situations
that is beyond my logical awareness that creates solutions even before
problems are developed. I am aware that there is something that "cares"
An example of this: last summer I needed to take back a rental car
and pick up my car from the mechanic. A friend offered to transport
me from one car to the other. I arrived early to complete the financial
transactions so my friend would not have to wait. The manager started
the paper work and the phone rang. He was involved in a conversation
about his rental vehicles, prices and deals, and it was obviously an
information gathering and fact finding one for the person on the other
end of the phone. He could have called the person back after completing
his business with me. But he just talked on. In the middle of this conversation,
as I stood waiting for him, my friend drove up. The manager's conversation
continued on. All of a sudden I heard a loud continuous buzzer ringing.
The manager looked at me angrily and was immediately off the phone and
at my side wrapping up our business deal. As this was happening I looked
around trying to figure out where the noise was coming from. I looked
down and discovered that my elbow was resting on a button next to a
sign that read, "ring for help." It wasn't until this whole
scenario was completed that I was able to understand what had just taken
place. There was something beyond my awareness that was taking care
of me. Afterwards it was quite a laugh that we enjoyed on the drive
over to the other car.
So, as we discover that we have a 96% and we begin to develop a relationship
with it, we learn that it is our own best-friend. How do we develop
a relationship? We can talk to it. We can give it a name. We can pray
in unison with it to the creator of the whole 100% of us. We can develop
a trust of it. And, we can honor it by first recognizing it and then
acknowledging it, and then allowing it to work for us. As we do this
we discover that our life begins to change for the better.
Diane Warren is on the Community Connections Women's Council
and is a counselor and teacher in the tri-county area. She can be reached
for counseling at 503-635-4904.