Win the Inner Battle with Mawi

You have more in you than you can imagine.

Just one mile away…?

by Mawi on July 22, 2012

Most people here in Chicago have been to Lake Michigan. I went yesterday with my family and enjoyed the 63rd Street Beach. As I was swimming with my 2 and 3 year old kids, and my wife, I reflected on all the children who live just a mile away from the lake but have never been to it once.

We consider it a tragedy when someone is unable to travel just one mile from their home to experience something as wonderful as Lake Michigan. How could they be so close and miss out!

But I wonder if the same is true in how our thoughts work. What if we are thinking one way and  just one mile away is another way of thinking that could introduce us to something wondrous. For example:

  • The father who constantly asks, “How come my son never listens to me?” might be just one mile away from “How can I listen to my son and understand him better?”
  •  The student who is incensed about her early curfew might be just one mile away from: “How can I earn and build trust?” That new way of thinking might result in no curfew at all, but the student might never go there.
  • The committed boyfriend who is wondering if his girlfriend is the right person to marry might be just a mile away from a more useful question: “Is this somebody that I want to sacrifice for and serve for the rest of my life.”  With this new thought, couldn’t his whole life change?

How about you? Is it possible that you are just one mile away in some key area of your life? Is it possible that with just one new way of thinking you could discover a whole new world?

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1 usha July 23, 2012 at 12:58 am

This is awesome,Mawi,shared by Danny

2 Mawi July 23, 2012 at 6:03 am

Thanks! Have a great week!

3 Beth Davidson July 23, 2012 at 9:40 pm

Yes! Yes! Yes! Like a Rubic’s Cube way of thinking . Or maybe kaleidoscope thinking. It’s like to trying to get through life with out your glasses on. You can see but you miss a lot of details!

4 Mawi July 25, 2012 at 7:57 pm

Yes – absolutely Beth. I’ve been going around asking myself, “What’s one mile away right now.” What important thing could I see if I thought differently…?

5 Ellen January 6, 2015 at 8:43 am

What a plasuere to meet someone who thinks so clearly

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