Simple Guidance on Paying Attention
Why does 11:11 have significance to so many people? Aletheia Luna says:
According to numerology, the number 11 is a “master number” which signifies intuition, insight, and enlightenment. When paired together, 11 11 is a clear message from the universe to become conscious and aware.
Not to go all spiritual on you (then again why not) you can check out Aletheia’s reasoning on the numerology behind 11:11 by clicking this link.
11:11 has been popping up in my world for sometime now, so it prompted me to figure out why. Here is what I found:
1. Universal Sign for Pause 11:11
Everything has a pause button except for me. As a human, I have a start button, essentially get up and go. I have a stop button, time to sleep, but there is not an obvious sign of when to pause. I don’t have a natural sign when it’s time to regroup and take a break. In fact, we are often told to power through and just keep going. I have to build that muscle to make myself pause.
2. Hardwired Responses
As humans we are hardwired to react to perceived threats. Usually whatever comes up first, contrary to conventional wisdom to go with your gut reaction, is not correct. That’s the hardwired, historical, hysterical stuff. The second thought is usually different from the first reaction and closer to the truth of how you need to proceed. Seeing an 11:11 sign, should signal it is time for you to pause.
3. 360 Perspective
Take a look at your behaviors and figure out when taking a pause can help. This blog on annoying misunderstood-habits can provide insight. Thinking through how others experience you versus what you are trying to portray, can be profoundly powerful. Use that power as instruction to get your actions on track.
Next time dealing with a reaction, regardless of a big or small issue, make it easier on yourself by taking a break. Pause and think about what the universe is showing you. Act accordingly.