Common Sense: Tips, Tools, and Strategies for Making Effective Decisions: Volume 3 (The Teachings of Lewis Harrison)
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As the title indicates this is a book about common sense. Please do not assume that common sense means “:doing what the crowd does”:. After all, sometime the “:crowd”: isn’:t that intelligent. As the term is usually applied, Common Sense is the ability to think and act using knowledge, experience, understanding, wisdom and insight. This implies a possession of essential information or the seeking of knowledge to be effectively applied to a given circumstance. To do this requires an understanding of people, objects, events, and situations. This also implies the willingness to apply intuition, perception, judgment, and action in keeping with the understanding of what is the optimal course of action. To have common sense requires control of one's emotional reactions (the 'passions') so that the universal principle of reason prevails to determine one's choices. In short, “:common sense”:, as we use the term on the Wisdom Path, is a disposition to find the truth coupled with an optimum judgment as to what actions should be taken. It is not always easy to have common sense. More often than not we exist in a state of bewilderment, unclear of what is “:So”:, what needs to be done, and how to go about doing it. We often lack the ability to place ourselves correctly in the world by time, location, personal identity and through social relationships. This mental confusion is sometimes accompanied by disordered consciousness (the loss of linear thinking) and an inability to correctly recall previous events or learn new material. We often make poor choices because we lack the ability to focus our attention: are impaired in awareness: or have been provided with poor or flawed information. This book, “:Common Sense: Tips, Tools, and Strategies for Making Effective Decisions”:, is Volume 3 in the series, “:the Teachings of Lewis Harrison”:. It was written specifically to help you create a life of greater love, freedom, mental clarity, emotional balance, spiritual wholeness and happiness based on the making of wise, effective, efficient and productive choices. If you are ready to give up your struggles and unnecessary suffering then this book is a must read! Lewis Harrison, a pioneer in the personal development and human potential movement, and a senior teacher and mentor in the Wisdom Path Community has created a series of teachings to help you to magnify your potential on all levels. As the best elements of your life are magnified and you embrace them, this book and all the volumes in “:The Teachings of Lewis Harrison”: will be available to assist you in creating a practical order and harmony to the messy chaos that often passes for normal living. This is a book for the person or group of individuals who know they have an obstacle to transcend or overcome. Whether they call it a problem or an opportunity to learn something and grow from the experience is irrelevant. Whatever their attitude may be about the challenge it is nonetheless a challenge. If you are so spiritually focused or are so detached from the affairs of the world that nothing really seems to matter to you then this book can do nothing for you. If you are arrogant, a “:know it all”: or are committed to a life of struggle and suffering this book can offer you even less. The goal of this book is basic, and simple –: to give you the skills necessary to addresses any problem, obstacle or challenge no matter how complex. Most problems can be solved with basic logic, rational thought, good advice, common sense and a respect for intuition and creativity. Intuition and creativity are essential here since there are some problems that do not respond to rational, and common sense thinking. These problems require a new or different type of thinking. This new type of thinking may take many forms including artistically based “:design thinking”:. This form of thinking is less concerned with dissecting a problem and instead focuses on finding a workable solution.