Don't Overlook the 'Mess'age by Focusing on the Mess

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Beam & Branch Realty TREC #547752

Have you ever been so focused on a situation that you completely lost sight of the mission or the lesson? A great example is found in the Bible in John 5 when Jesus asks the paralyzed man if he wants to be healed. When Jesus heals the man, the religious leaders are appalled because the healing took place on the Sabbath. These religious leaders completely MISSED the miracle because they were focused on other things.

I use this example as I see this played out in life all of the time. So many people are focusing on the mess rather than the message. For instance, right now politically, everyone is focusing on the mess of the election, the mess of COVID, the mess of one political party vs. another, and on and on and on!

It appears that everyone is zeroed in on the complete mess that seems to be all around us. Perphaps what we need to focus on is the message behind the mess. Would it be possible to bring both sides of the issue together in a manner where each party has an opportunity to discuss things in a rational manner?

How refreshing it would be if the news simply presented the news without magnifying the hatred and using narratives that divide. Wouldn't it be nice if the message was straightforward without a slant? Maybe, if those of us who are willing to remain rational, calm, and logical would start standing up to the ridiculous and obvious divisiveness, then we could get out of this mess.

A great lesson for any message is learning to listen, evaluate, and to thoughtfully respond. No knee-jerk reactions. No jumping to conclusions. Just simply taking the time to hear both sides. What a difference this world can be when we focus on the message rather than the mess!

Are you ready to take this country back one message at a time?

 

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Comments (12)

Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

There’s always information between the cracks in everything, I agree

Apr 27, 2022 10:42 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

The news used to be who, what, where, when, how and then there would be something else on the TV or radio afterwards. Yes,I'd like to return to that!

Apr 28, 2022 04:42 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Paula... yes indeed... wouldn't it be wonderful if news was simply reported as is without a ton of bias. Unfortunately, it seems people have dug into their positions and won't back down to meet anyone half-way.

Apr 28, 2022 04:46 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Hello Dr. Paula McDonald 

You asked: "Would it be possible to bring both sides of the issue together in a manner where each party has an opportunity to discuss things in a rational manner?"

It is possible if people are willing.

I am beyond ready to take this country back!

Apr 28, 2022 09:02 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Hi Paula yes it is possible!  Believe it is so and so it is.

Apr 28, 2022 09:26 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Laura Cerrano, thank you for your comment and yes, lots of things go right into that crack! :)

Apr 28, 2022 09:54 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Kat Palmiotti - so let's be proactive and stand firm on this! We can make a big difference.

Apr 28, 2022 09:56 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Nina Hollander, Broker you are so correct in that people are digging in their heels on so many topics.

Apr 28, 2022 09:57 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, YES! It really is up to us to do this in order to take our country back. That is why I ran for school board and am now in a position to speak into these issues first-hand.

Apr 28, 2022 09:58 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker - so let's get busy and be proactive and make some positive changes! :)

Apr 28, 2022 09:59 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker

Paula the Calvary is coming......all will work out better than expected.

Apr 28, 2022 10:10 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Paula- yes to everything you said. I am with Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist on this in that it is beyond time that we took this country back to what it was and to what it stood for. And yes Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker I have faith in exactly what you are saying. 

Name calling and finger pointing serves no purpose.  

Apr 29, 2022 07:32 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I too have seen this scenario played out all the time. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and insight Dr. Paula 👍

Apr 29, 2022 07:49 PM