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"All humans seek the illusive touch of another's Soul, which opens us to the sense of belonging to something bigger than the self. Dr. Kortsch has given us the true "tao" of relationship in this brilliant exploration of emotional tapestry. We will be grateful for this illumination of spiritual partnership for generations to come." Chris Griscom, Spiritual Leader, Author

"Eloquent and comprehensive, showing how your primary love relationship may be a sacred vessel that transports you and your partner to a place of mutual healing and expansion." Robert Schwartz, Author: Your Soul's Gift: The Healing Power of the Life You Planned Before You Were Born

"The Tao of Spiritual Partnership is a unique blend of wit and wisdom; Dr. Kortsch encourages us to take responsibility for our relationships, while recognizing and seizing the opportunities for our own personal spiritual growth." William Buhlman, Author of Adventures Beyond the Body

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

When You Don't Know What Can't Be Done



If you don't know what can't be done, you set no limits. As I wrote in my first book Rewiring the Soul (download an excerpt here), Roger Bannister is a great example. No one believed the mile could be run in as little as 4 minutes. And yet, Bannister accomplished precisely that back in the 50's. Once he had done it, no one ever again considered it impossible, and many people world-wide were able to replicate and even further improve on his effort.

No one believed there was anything smaller than the eye could see, and yet, when the modern microscope was invented, those who had not believed, realized they had been short-sighted.

When Jules Verne wrote his fantasy novels about traveling under the sea or flying to the moon, people dismissed them as novelistic imaginative creations of an over-active mind, and yet we all know now that there was nothing imaginary about it. If Michelangelo, the Wright brothers, or the inventors of the submarine had known that it was impossible to fly or if they had known that it was impossible to build a craft that could carry men below the sea, we might never have seen the advent of flying and eventually space travel, nor of subacuatic maneuvers.

When Columbus convinced Isabella and Ferdinand of Spain to finance his ventures, despite the nay-sayers' conviction that he would merely fall off the edge of the world or be devoured by raging sea monsters, when the medical world believed heart transplants would never work, and when people scoffed at Alexander Graham Bell's insistence that the voice could be carried over wires to another house, another city, even another country, they did not realize that an element within the hearts and psyche of some members of the human family made them believe when all others did not, that it was better to not know what can't be done than to know what can't be done.

Todays' post was inspired by Henry Ford: I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can't be done. That's how Ford invented the horse-less carriage (car) and went on to further improve the original design over and over again.

In which area of your life can you be adventurous enough to not know what can't be done?

A final point: when you are scoffing at that which has not yet been invented or found to be possible (think scanners à la Star Trek that immediately diagnose and then heal the body, think Demi Moore dancing with Patrick Swayze in Ghost, think Jodie Foster making contact in Contact, think parallel universes in Fringe, and the list could go on and on), so when you are getting ready to scoff at it all, remember all of those earlier inventors, explorers, and instigators metnioned above ... all of it was scoffed at and yet all of it now exists.

Image: Juan Sebastian Elcano (Spanish training ship)

Also see my new website: www.gabriellakortsch.com where you may read quotations or download excerpts from any of my books.   

Books by Dr. Gabriella Kortsch:
 
Rewiring the Soul

Click here to download the first chapter.
To see the Table of Contents click here

Reviews From the Back Cover:

"The masterwork of a profoundly gifted healer of the soul. Dazzling, challenging, wondrously useful." Peggy Rubin, Director, Center for Sacred Theatre, Ashland, Oregon; author: To Be and How To Be, Transforming Your Life Through Sacred Theatre

"Rewiring the Soul is one the best introductions to the spiritual life I've ever read. Not esoteric but real-world & practical. The implications are profound." Peter Shepherd; Founder Trans4mind.com; author: Daring To Be Yourself 

"The human being's directory to the soul. A breakthrough for those seeking practical assistance, those of a more mystical bent & every soul awaiting discovery." Toni Petrinovich, Ph.D.; author: The Call: Awakening the Angelic Human

The Tao of Spiritual Partnership

To download the first chapter, click here
To see the Table of Contents click here

Praise for The Tao of Spiritual Partnership

“All humans seek the illusive touch of another's Soul, which opens us to the sense of belonging to something bigger than the self. Dr. Kortsch has given us the true "tao" of relationship in this brilliant exploration of emotional tapestry. We will be grateful for this illumination of spiritual partnership for generations to come."
Chris Griscom: Spiritual Leader, Author (among others) of: Ecstasy is a New Frequency

“Eloquent and comprehensive, showing how your primary love relationship may be a sacred vessel that transports you and your partner to a place of mutual healing and expansion.” 

Robert Schwartz: Author of Your Soul’s Gift: The Healing Power of the Life You Planned Before You Were Born 


The Power of Your Heart: Loving the Self 


My new book: The Power of Your Heart: Loving the Self, is just out. Click here to download an excerpt. 
Here is a paragraph from the Introduction:

It is your right to live a life of love. It is your right to understand that loving yourself first is not a selfish way of behavior, but one that allows you to live that life of love. However, it's highly probable that you never got the instruction manual explaining exactly how to accomplish this. Possibly your family - and it may have been a loving family - considered loving the self an act of selfishness. Or perhaps the members of your family simply didn't practice loving the self, and of course, what you didn't see - what was not shown to you - while you were growing up, meant that you just didn't learn how to apply it to yourself. The closer you are able to move towards loving yourself, the closer you will be to living a life of love - quite independently of whether you are in a love relationship or not. A life of love can be lived with or without a partnership, because a life of love implies that you know that it all begins with you by loving the self. The more clearly you understand how to love yourself, the more clearly you will see that it is very hard - if not impossible - to love others in ways that are unrelated to fulfilling any of your needs. Loving yourself first is - for so many of us - one of the hardest things we will ever learn how to do. But know this: the benefits affect you in every particle of your being - body, mind, and soul - and are greater than you will ever be able to imagine.


Note: If you are wondering why this blog is now only appearing on alternate days (excluding Sat/Sun), it is because I also post on my other blog on the others days. That other blog is Rewiring the Soul so named for my first book. Click here to visit the blog and/or to sign up for the feed.

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