Gregory was just over 8 years old when Walter and I embarked on our Master Key Experience last year around this time. We shared a lot of what we learned with him – helping him to frame the world from a positive perspective.
As a child, he is quick to catch on and fully embrace new concepts. His ability to rewrite his “blue print” (or “rut” as I one of our newer members referred to it his blog this week) is not as embedded as with us older folks. So when we decided, as a family, to remove the word “don’t” from our vocabulary, Greg mastered the technique of turning things around with lightening speed. So fast I gave him the autonomy to correct me.
However, it does not appear (at least for me) to sink in as well when someone else corrects you without allowing you the time to process it for yourself. So we readjusted and asked Greg to allow us to think of our own corrected way of phrasing things positively. He came up with his own solution to continue to remain involved.
I’m in the office when I use the word “don’t” during a discussion I’m having with someone on the phone. I hear a voice from the other end of the hall, Greg calling out to me….