You Just Need the Right Transmission

By Greg Baer M.D.

January 8, 2019

Innate, Divinely-given Capacities. 

I know a woman who is bright, talented, engaging, and delightful. But she is miserable. She has diligently applied her intelligence and her gifts to “figuring out” how to be happy. She has attended courses, read books, talked to everyone in sight, and engaged her brain in an endless storm of spinning thoughts.

As she felt loved, she began to understand Real Love as more than an intellectual exercise, and she wrote: “I didn’t realize how narrow my thinking was until I met you. I’ve always been aware of so many pieces and move opportunities on the chess board. But it turns out that I neglected to notice that the board was four-dimensional, which rendered useless all my dazzling thinking and what I thought to be my strength.”

I responded: “Your strength isn't useless, just as no functioning engine is useless. But every engine does have to be correctly connected—by a transmission, by gears—to whatever the engine is meant to move, sometimes the wheels of a vehicle. Without that transmission, the engine is temporarily ineffective.”

We all have innate, perhaps divinely-given, capacities. Their potential power, acting in concert, is always potentially miraculous. We just need to put together the transmission—love, humility, willingness, a sense of the Divine—that connects our gifts to productive and loving actions.

Build your transmission and discover the power of your engine.

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Build your transmission and discover the power of your engine.


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About the author 

Greg Baer, M.D.

I am the founder of The Real Love® Company, Inc, a non-profit organization. Following the sale of my successful ophthalmology practice I have dedicated the past 25 years to teaching people a remarkable process that replaces all of life's "crazy" with peace, confidence and meaning in various aspects of their personal lives, including parenting, marriages, the workplace and more.

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