Every now and then we hit a brick wall.
Life’s like that.
And we tend to think that everyone else hurls themselves over the walls into their unknown, yet amazing future in one magic leap.
Maybe they do have a magical touch, but it’s one that’s available to us all. Real magic lies within you, in believing in yourself. Do that and you can do anything.
We’ve all been given the same tools, maybe we’ve forgotten them, or never opened the tool box. So here’s a few practices that can make the brick walls seem a little less daunting. And even though you might not be vaulting over them in one giant leap, you’ll know that they’re not insurmountable.
1.Challenge the impossible
Only when we give free reign to our imagination are we able to really challenge the impossible.
Columbus giving free reign to his imagination asked, what if I could sail all around the world? His subconscious did the rest and he found himself on a ship sailing towards what everyone believed was his demise; after all they all thought the world was flat.
Doesn’t matter what you do or who you are, you have the same incredible power of imagination as those who dared to challenge the impossible. Imagination is your magic carpet.
Those who built great buildings and bridges, decided they could fly, created vaccines, lit entire cities, all used the wonder working power of imagination.
Put your imagination to work for you. With a little faith and a lot of persistence you’ll be tapping into your subconscious mind and stirring it into action on your behalf.
Commitment is an underused tool. Practice being committed to something, anything. Start small, get an idea, then commit to bringing that idea to life, regardless of any seeming brick wall or obstacle in your way.
Nothing speaks more powerfully of your sincere burning desire to overcome challenges and embrace abundance than your commitment to live a life of excellence.
If you’re not too sure why this works, let William H Murray remind you:
Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back.
Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too.
All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.
Think of life as a giant message, writ large, as the poets say. It’s written all around us and we ignore the messages at our peril. And maybe risk ending up in the middle of somewhere we don’t want to be, or on the receiving end of some experience we don’t want to have.
If we’re sick, it’s a message. If our relationships rarely work out, it’s a message. If we struggle with money, it’s a message.
Angry, unhappy, resentful, drained…all messages telling us something is out of sync. We’re moving through life unconsciously. It’s one of life’s great privileges to be aware enough to adapt and change.
If you’re not where you want to be today, pay attention to these messages. The reflections of our life are accurate, our perception of them less so. Where others see only the outer reality, seek the inner source and make the changes there.
4.Stay in touch
Staying in touch with our authentic selves is paramount to our health and well-being.
It’s easy to run away with the idea that there’s some sort of universal reward for the cheats, liars and double dealers in our midst. But don’t be fooled.
We’re not just our physical bodies, we’re multidimensional beings, spiritual, emotional, mental and yes physical and knowing that as we sow we’re surely going to reap, it makes sense to live life with the greatest amount of integrity we can muster.
At the end of the day our life, when well lived, is the sum total of all those little moments when we’ve chosen to do the right thing rather than the easy.
When we’ve held out our hand and helped someone up or out, when we’ve shown tenderness to those who’ve been hurt, when we’ve been supportive of those in need, and gracious with the elderly or the young.
And perhaps the time might come when you’ll be glad someone like you is in your life.
Cultivate a giving mentality. It doesn’t need to be something physical, give of yourself. Share your time, your attention. Just be kind.
Don’t get caught up in another’s moods, unless they’re brilliantly happy. Raise people up. Inspire, encourage, motivate. Determine to always leave someone else in a higher vibration; believe in them where they struggle to believe in themselves.
As that bloke from across the pond said ‘lo those many years ago. Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none. ~ William Shakespeare.
None of this costs you a darn thing and the rewards can be extraordinary.
We are one with universal energy, you can’t get away from what you sow you reap. Cultivating a giving mentality puts you squarely in the energy of abundance, and you will harvest greater plenty and abundance in its many forms.
Decide your day, decide each moment.
Think about it. When you’ve chosen the outcome, you’ve instantly discarded other distractions.
Don’t get caught up in confusion. Choose now. There is only now and it’s filled with opportunities and possibilities. Don’t fritter them away by dilly dallying.
As someone who
spends invests a lot of time on a computer, the worst mistake I make is not having chosen where to focus my attention. An hour goes by pretty darned quickly.
Getting clear on what you plan to accomplish and what outcomes you intend to have allows for a free flow of amazing ideas. Make your time count.
And when you move on to a new task, decide again. Life keeps on moving, each second ticking away, don’t drown yourself in a sea of indecision.
If you’re stuck behind that brick wall, right now, decide to see yourself in the place you want to be. Visualizing it is the first step in that direction. You might not make it over the wall in a day, but you can begin the climb right now.
Ultimately how easily you overcome challenges depends on your willingness to persist. If you persist in climbing, eventually you’ll reach your destination. Now’s the time to remove those blocks to abundance. Now’s the time to become who you’ve always wanted to be. Doing so is a mammoth act of service.
I’d love to hear in the comments below your thoughts and insights on getting over the obstacles that block your path . You often lead the way in encouraging us all and I’m always truly grateful for you being here, reading, commenting and sharing.
Encourage one another.