How To Discover The Hidden Knowledge Inside Of You

    June 2, 2002

When I was a kid, I loved to lie back in the grass, staring up towards the sky.

Sometimes, while lying back, I’d stick my feet up in the air and look at my little feet with the clouds moving behind them. Then I’d pretend that I was walking across the sky. These are some of the fun things we do as kids, and as we grow up we forget about this kind of magic…

Another thing I used to do was to look at the clouds and see what sort of shapes I could find.

Sometimes I’d see a bird of some kind, sometimes a boat floating across the sky, and sometimes I’d even see a person’s profile… And countless other images!

These shapes are always in the sky. How long has it been since you looked? They are always there when there are the right kind of clouds – but – you don’t see them unless you look for them.

It’s like the talent and knowledge that’s lurking inside of you. You have within you very useful knowledge which would be valuable to many other people. It’s all based on the things you have done, the experiences you have had. But most of the time many of us think, “I don’t know anything of value.”

The truth is, it’s like looking for shapes in the clouds. Unless you look for them, you won’t see anything there. But once you start searching, you will discover that there are many meaningful shapes in the clouds, which until a moment ago were completely invisible.

What have been your experiences in life? I’m sure there have been plenty…

Instead of talking about myself, let me tell you about a good friend of mine. He’s a very talented fellow – he plays the guitar and has also written what I think is a very good movie script, which I hope one day gets made. But another thing which interests me is that this friend of mine has traveled a LOT.

He’s been a “backpacker” – traveling from country to country – for about 10 years, mostly working as a waiter in the various locations. He’s ready to settle down now – I think! But he’s lived all over Europe, Asia, and Australia (he’s originally from Canada).

I’ve told him that many people would find it interesting to read about his experiences. This is a lifestyle that many people wonder about, but, due to circumstances, never get to try. I know that I would find it very interesting! However, he questions whether people would really be interested in this, even though his traveling experiences are unique and beyond the experiences of most of us.

Many of us are like that. We have unique experiences and knowledge, yet because we are so close to what we know, we don’t realize how interesting and useful it could be to other people who have never had those experiences!

You have some very interesting and useful knowledge lurking inside of you. To find it, start searching for it.

Just like looking for the shapes in the clouds – you don’t see them until you start to look…

Dr. Dien Rice is an online publisher and marketer of
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