Don’t Hit Anything!

By Greg Baer M.D.

February 13, 2014

received an email from a man in Canada:

“The simplicity of Real Love and its guidelines reminds me of something that happened during my school bus driver training. One of the trainers was trying to explain a driving procedure to me, and I just wasn’t understanding it. The harder he tried, the more blank I got. Finally, he stopped and said, ‘Okay, here's the deal. Forget everything I just told you. JUST DRIVE AND DON'T HIT ANYTHING!’ I understood that. I let go of all the details and just did what came naturally. I was able to focus on just doing what felt right instead of trying to remember and organize a bunch of things in my head.

“Soon after this, the trainer asked, ‘Did you used to work in the computer field?’

"I said, ‘Yes, support technician. But how did you know?’

"Because I've had three of you characters in the last month, and you were all exactly like this. I don't know what it is with you computer people."

Programming and running computers requires considerable THINKING, so in these tasks thinking is good. But lots of thinking isn’t good everywhere. Thinking can, for example, make trusting quite impossible. Thinking can interfere with truth-telling and feeling love.

When it comes to love, life, and happiness, keep it simple. Don’t overthink it. Tell the truth, never defend yourself, don’t ever be unkind to people, and love others as well as you can. Just drive and don’t hit anything.

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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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