Guest post by Kimberly Schneider
Are you a fool?
I am–or at least–I aspire to be one (at least, in the ancient sense of the word). The ancient meaning of FOOL is someone who walks through the world in a state of innocence. Children exhibit this quality, which is one of the reasons they are often so charming.
For adults, being a fool means choosing to adopt a fresh perspective in every situation, allowing events and people to present themselves the way they are in the moment, instead of being swayed by past experiences.
Here are some of the benefits of that choice:
1) Fools see the truth.
When you consciously release old stories, you can see things as they really are, instead of viewing life through outworn beliefs or other people’s expectations.
2) Fools experience magic.
When you are in a state of innocence, magic is everywhere. Most of us move through the world wholly unconscious to the wonders around us, because we are too busy, stressed and limited by our old beliefs. Let go of what you have always assumed to be true and you’ll be amazed at what you haven’t been seeing.
3) Fools have more fun.
When you are walking through life in a state of wonder and magic, of course, you are having more fun! And when you are having more fun, you are more fun to be around, and you are also more creative.
Bonus: you may be surprised at how many reasons you’ll find to laugh at yourself. (I am certainly offered several reasons to laugh at myself every day. I am not always as amused as I would wish to be…)
and finally (perhaps most importantly),
4) Fools discover new possibilities.
Since they bring a fresh perspective, foolish people discover new possibilities for themselves (and the world).
When you are willing to ask questions like:
- “What haven’t I considered?”
- “What would be another way to do that?” and
- “Why not?”
innovative, transformational opportunities emerge.
I talked about the benefits of being a Fool on Great Day St. Louis earlier this year.
And if you would like a resource for helping you develop fresh perspectives (aka becoming a fool like me…) please consider ordering my book, Everything You Need Is Right Here: Five Steps to Manifesting Magic and Miracles.
It’s available on Amazon, or get my bonus audiobook of poetry and reflections if you get the eVersion directly from me. Details here: http://www.kimberlyschneider.com/go/
Wishing you the peace and magic that comes from being the Fool,
The Manifestation Maven
ABOUT KIMBERLY SCHNEIDER: What do you get when you take a person with the soul of a poet, the mind of a scholar and the heart of a healer–and turn her into a trial lawyer? Existential crisis and more graduate school! Throw in a counseling degree and decades of coaching extraordinary individuals to consciously create meaningful lives, and you end up with Kimberly Schneider, M.Ed., J.D., LPC, author of Everything You Need Is Right Here: Five Steps to Manifesting Magic and Miracles.
Kimberly Schneider’s work arises out of a belief that every experience offers a gift to us, if we are open to receiving it. Her dynamic mix of storytelling, compassionate awareness and accessible poetry make her an engaging speaker and teacher. Kimberly teaches Communication at Washington University-St. Louis and is a regular contributor to Great Day St. Louis television show. She brings her rich life experience and unique insight to keynote speeches, individual and group coaching sessions, workshops, classrooms, radio and television appearances and Celtic Spirituality retreats in western Ireland. You can request her free Conscious Manifestation eCourse at www.KimberlySchneider.com
EVERYTHING YOU NEED IS RIGHT HERE: An empowering, accessible, simple yet in-depth manual for falling in love with your Self and your life once and for all. You’re not “doing it wrong.” You’ve simply forgotten who you are, and why you are here. Dive into this book and remember. Breathe. Relax. Smile. Everything You Need Is Right Here. Everything You Need Is Right Here: Five Steps to Manifesting Magic and Miracles draws upon Kimberly’s wealth of experience as a licensed professional counselor specializing in spiritual development–as well as her own inspiring life–to create an entertaining and profound step-by-step guide to transformation. “Using candid and authentic glimpses into her own and her family’s personal journey, Kimberly takes us right to the heart of what it means to create our own reality.” (Jody Baron, author of Relax into Sex: The Art of Spiritual Lovemaking) “Kimberly’s words lie naturally and easily beside the words of John O’Donohue, Jalaluddin Rumi, Meister Eckhart and Mahatma Gandhi, making Everything You Need Is Right Here a treasure trove of artistic creativity as well as a cornucopia of right living.” (Noirin Ni Riain, sacred music vocalist and author of Listen with the Ear of the Heart) Take this journey through Kimberly’s life of miracles and rediscover the magic in your own life along the way. Everything You Need Is Right Here.
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www.KimberlySchneider.com/go (directions for downloading introduction and first chapter for free; you can also get to Amazon link or digitally download from here)