In the previous post and on my April Moneylove Club audio, I talk about the need to be more selective and discriminating about what we let in from the huge amounts of information bombarding us. And I just was reminded of another set of criteria that can help us decide what is essential. What remind me was a comment made by Rev. Sonya Milton of Unity SF
And wouldn’t it be great if these three filters could be applied to political discourse in this country? Imagine saying to Donald Trump or Rush Limbaugh, “Is what you want to tell me about Barack Obama true? Is it something good about our President? Is if information that will be useful to me in living a better and happier life?” And you probably could have asked the same questions about some liberal pundits talking about George W. Bush during his term in office.
And not only making room in your mind for good ideas to develop and gestate, and cleaning up the political atmosphere, but this simple set of filters could also have a profound impact on our relationships. What if you and your significant other agreed that you would on speak the truth, only say good things about the other person, and only give them information or thoughts that were useful? Would that change your life or not?
My Law of Subtraction is about taking away or keeping out that information that does not serve you well. It seems to me that avoiding or terminating the thoughts and ideas and information that are untrue, are not good thoughts and ideas and information, and are worthless and tiresome rather than useful would be a good way to start putting the Law to work.