Today, driving along in my ‘rolling university’ I was listening to a well respected lecturer saying that we are not what we have and we are not what we do. Heavens to Betsy…not that I’d argue with such a well loved man…oh what the heck, who am I kidding…I would, and I will.
In the grand scheme of things, looking at the big picture, the general consensus would be that he does have a point. We are much greater and so much more powerful than we give ourselves credit for, on top of which we have been given a remarkable gift…that of changing our mind about who we are. You know the old saying…change your mind, change your life, or Biblically speaking “be you transformed by the renewing of your mind“. Whatever we can imagine, we can realize. Now isn’t that AMAZING. One might say we’re having a change of heart.
But our current consciousness, what we are aware of being right at this minute, is precisely reflected in our reality. Oh no…you might well say…but never fear, the good news is that nothing is impossible to us…it’s only our poverty of imagination and our unwillingness to gratefully receive, that prevents us from experiencing greater things.
The rich man and the poor man, the sick man and the healthy man don’t have different minds, simply a different arrangement within their mind. They think different thoughts, hold different beliefs, perceive the world in a different way. But we can do that too.
I feel a story coming on…look out…I’m trying to control myself
but….its H A R D…and I can’t.
There were two men who recently moved to the same town and on separate occasions they both bumped into a wise man and both asked him what the people in the town were like.
Oh I don’t know said the wise man, what were the people in your last town like, they’re probably pretty much the same here. The first man told him that the people in his old town were awful, mostly rude and obnoxious with hardly a kind word to say about anything.
Yep, said the wise man you’ll find them the same here.
The second man thought that the people in his last town were just great, wonderfully helpful and caring.
Yep, said the wise man, you’ll find them the same here.
Doesn’t really matter how many different towns we move to, we are always the common denominator and we take all our beliefs with us. Funny thing that, wherever we go,there we are.
Forget moving, just don’t let your senses, your reason or your past dictate what’s possible for you right now. We’re all experiencing the results of our thoughts and feelings, but through the power of imagination we can change anything…everything if that’s what you want. What you experience in imagination is your greatest creative act and if persisted in will make its appearance in your world. And the even better news…well to a lazy bones like me…is that you don’t have to do anything to ‘help’ it along. If action is necessary, you’ll be led to do it in a perfectly normal way. So far now….dream on.
Encourage one another.
Another wonderful post, Elle. I look forward to our little chats every day :0)
I always look forward to your comments Steven…you bring a drop of sunshine into my life. Oh wait, every day is sunny here (almost)…but you know what I mean…its the sentiment that counts.
Perception is everything because perception is consciousness and conscious of course is everything.
Nicely said Brian. 🙂
Your statement “we all have the same mind/imagination just arranged differently” is so powerful and so true. It goes beyond familial and genetic similarities and disparities. It speaks to the true Oneness of us all. Once again, wonderful fuel for thought.
Write on, Elle !
Hey Joseph, have you ever thought of writing yourself? You really get this stuff. Kudos to you.
Yay Brenda. 🙂