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The whole point of life is to live the way you want to.
Not to be overly concerned with fitting in.
Not to try to be what other people think you should be.
And most certainly not to allow your current experiences to sway you from following your heart.
You want a brighter tomorrow, to live free of pressure, to be in control of your own life, to be unafraid. And living a trouble free live would be a huge bonus.
Yet we can’t live the way we want to whilst we are:
Slaves to outer circumstance
Too often we let outer circumstances determine our thoughts and if we keep on thinking the same thoughts and having similar events happen we’re just going round and round in circles.
We can’t change anything hanging onto the thoughts and feelings that got us here in the first place. If we’re to keep expanding and moving forward, we have to be willing to let go.
No matter what’s happened up until now or how far we’ve come down our current path, we can still stop and look around and choose to walk a new path. We don’t have to be victims of our past.
Our past is only a story we play out in our mind. Maybe it’s time to write a new one and we can begin by:
Something happens. We judge, we interpret, we add our feelings. Someone doesn’t follow through on their promise, or commitment. That’s the plain fact of the matter. So what do we do? We add our story to the facts, add our feelings to why it happened.
We don’t really know the why, so we make assumptions. Maybe they don’t respect me. Maybe they don’t care about me. Maybe they’re going to cheat me. It’s all just a story we made up.
If we just view it as an event, an event that stemmed from some belief or old conditioned habit that’s still churning in our subconscious mind, then there’s no energy given to it. Events and experiences are simply that, it’s our thinking or feeling that gives them meaning.
Practice the technique of doing nothing
It’s a surprisingly creative power.
As Winnie the Pooh said: Don’t underestimate the value of doing nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear and not bothering.
There are times when the right action is actually no action. At least no outer action.
Not taking action, but sitting in the silence can lead to surprising and sometimes unusual answers.
To really let go of the past, we have to let go of past ideas.
It’s time to open our heart to answers that we haven’t been able to hear because of anxiety or fear or busyness.
Try turning to the quiet and just allow yourself to be and watch inspiration and creativity flow.
We feel helpless when we’re disconnected from our higher self.
Within each of us is the power and wisdom of the world, but there are times when it’s challenging to remember that. Challenging to feel that.
But imagine, if you knew…really, really, really knew that you were connected to a higher power, the very same consciousness and power that created the universe, and it had your back at all times. How would you feel then?
I was working on something really important, under a time crunch, when my screen went black. I clicked, I tried turning on and off, I tried every trick in the book, nothing happened. It was frustrating, and yes I was feeling helpless. Aaargh.
I called in the big guns. No, not the genius or geek bar; I called in my darling one, despite the fact that he knows less about computers than I do. I told you I was feeling helpless.
Have you checked the connection he said. I hadn’t. I did. He was right. The source of my helplessness was right there in the shape of a loose connection.
We have unlimited power at our disposal and sometimes just being aware of this is enough to reset our connection. Your higher self always knows what to do, even when we don’t. Why not listen when it speaks. Take time each day to make sure you don’t have a loose connection.
There’s so much to do in this life, so many places to go, so much to experience, so much to get. But all our doing, getting, going is totally dependent on who we’re being.
It’s our being that is the magnetic power in our world. We are filled with incredible, dazzling energy and we waste our supply with negative emotions. We’re out of milk for the cereal or tea, we get upset over a spilled cup of something.
We’ve begun to lose some vital power.
We wear ourselves out by getting angry because of something someone did or said, we worry over some issue at home. More loss.
Instead of losing our vital energy on the things that have gone wrong, that don’t work, that hurt or wound. Instead of believing that the source of happiness lies out there.
Turn within to the true source of all power and begin to develop your connection with it.
Change the agreement
Circumstances can only affect you if you let them.
As you develop your inner being your awareness and understanding of the power you hold and your understanding that thoughts are real forces in the world, you realize the power to make or mar your life belongs to you and you alone.
If we keep believing that the power lies in our outer world of experiences then we are no more than slaves to all events and things that happen to us.
We invest them with a power they simply don’t have. And we keep on experiencing joy or sadness, fear or hope, weakness or strength all dependent on what’s happening in our outer world.
Make your inner development your priority
Begin by first practicing self-appreciation. It’s time we practiced gentleness with ourselves. We are so harsh, so critical of who we are and far too often we beat ourselves up when something doesn’t work out quite as we intended.
Are you perfect? Unlikely. But you are incredibly beautiful and gifted and have much to offer the world.
Within each of us is a capacity to turn our attention, our thoughts, our consciousness…whatever you want to call this inner invisible world…towards whatever we’d like to experience, and have it manifest in our world.
We have a current agreement with reality, given to us by whatever tribe we landed in on our arrival here. They told us what we could do, what would work, what wouldn’t and we accepted it as the only way.
Begin to nourish yourself and open your heart to others, to see the amazing capacity you have and how much more you can do. Recognize your capacity for love and compassion for all.
Developing the practice of loving yourself and others turns your inner spark into a blaze.
As your inner self is developed there dawns a new life. A life lived on your terms, one of loving kindness and acceptance for all. A life with less troubles and more joy.
By learning to use our mind properly we’ll soon start seeing changes and my question today is for all of you.
I know there are many, who’ve learned to use their minds in a better way and have wonderful stories to share, would you please add your voice to the conversation?
A lot more could be said on this subject and I can’t cover it all in one post, so I’d love to hear from you.
You inspire me.
As always, thanks for reading and sharing and taking the time to leave your fabulous insights. What you say may very well spark a breakthrough for someone who really needs it.
Encourage one another.