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[success]Whatever we are waiting for – peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance – it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart. ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach[/success]
Who hasn’t wanted something to be different right now?
There were times I fell into the state of wishing and hoping that something in my life would be different than it currently was. Being brutally honest, I can still fall into that trap today…it just doesn’t happen as often and it doesn’t last as long. But I need to keep kicking that someday syndrome right out of my life.
Today I’m aware that being in the state of mind of ‘wanting’ something isn’t helpful and will always keep it ‘out there’. The place, the only place to dwell in, is the place where we can, through our imagination, see ourselves as having, or being the very thing we currently desire to have or to be.
I had a friend who wasn’t doing too well financially, his favourite phrase was ‘there’s plenty of money out there’. And that’s just where it stayed for him.
Same thing for you, whatever it is you wish and want to be different in your life right now , isn’t exactly a point of power or a place where you might attract your heart’s desire. Time to kick the someday syndrome in all it’s forms.
Grow yourself now, not someday
One major change I needed to make was to be comfortable in the ‘gap’.
The London ‘tube’ (underground to some) has an automated someone who speaks to you frequently as you get on and off trains.
‘Mind the gap’, basically means, watch your step, there might be quite a gap between where you are and where you’re about to be.
And for those nosey parkers, who want to know what I’m talking about. Here you go.
Pretty boring? I know. But I didn’t promise interesting. Just a curiosity satisfier.
Deepak Chopra says the ‘gap’ is the space between thoughts. For me, it always seemed to be the space between where I was and my then unfulfilled desire.
My middle name should have been impatient, I always wanted to be at the finish line…right now. It all took too long. I needed to up my game and get it done quicker.
Why? Good question. Doesn’t make much sense really since there’s always going to be a ‘gap’ whilst I’m alive and kicking.
It was ever thus, as we close one gap, another will always open up. It’s called expansion and growth.
So I chose to focus less on the ‘gap’ and more on being the person who could love, enjoy and then move through my ‘gaps’ with ease and grace. Still need just a little work on this one.
Recognize your power
Stop fighting against the evidence of your senses. The ones that get in your face, letting you know you’re not where you want to be, and worse you’re not even close.
Pushing against anything is a sure fire way to experience more of the same, we all know that. Right? But it’s still a challenge.
We might not be able to deny the evidence of the world around us that shows we’re poor, or unloved, or less than, but we can choose to ignore it and focus our attention on the power within.
Our limited intellectual thinking holds us apart from the infinite energy bursting with possibilities that’s available to us. Here we are, with an inner power that enables us to ride high above any obstacle, generate whatever income we desire, solve our current problems and improve every aspect of life in ways currently unimaginable to us and we walk around oblivious and dare I say, somewhat disconnected.
Time to feel the truth of who you are. Feel the higher power that you’re connected to in a very real, deep and profound way. This inner you is able to access information and knowledge far beyond your conscious limited perception.
We have an incredible support system we can connect with to share our burdens, a system that’s far removed from the someday syndrome.
Used to be that I found myself saying, well someday I’ll_________fill in any desire you might have, I probably had that one too. Always followed by …maybe after I’ve got/done/become________fill in the excuse/reason/justification.
How is this going to work out for us? Not well. Each desire needs our attention, our love, our commitment. The someday syndrome is living in the mental space where we’re conditioning the ability of God, the Universe to create…anything…at any time.
Each desire is spirit seeking greater expression and expansion. Treat it as a sacred trust and know that when the seed is planted and nourished and nurtured it will bloom in it’s perfect time. Being impatient won’t help, and will only cause what we want to stay far, far away. The laws of life don’t pick and choose, they simply follow our orders. Someday means exactly that. Not this day.
Take care of today
The only moment we have is this one, right here and now. Our destiny is in our hands today, not tomorrow, not someday. As we take care of today…tomorrow and the next day and the next are taken care of too. Taking care of today means taking care of you. Take the time to have some fun each day; to have a quiet moment of peace each day; to do something that lifts your soul each day. Savour each precious moment.
We have become such slaves of time, that after we have claimed the new state of being that we want to occupy and it doesn’t appear immediately like magic, we drop it and return to our old state of mind.
Have daring thoughts
We tend to forget that everything in our life stems from the thoughts we habitually think. It’s our thoughts that lead to our feelings, that create the actions we take, that guide us to our future. Every single solitary thing in our world began as a thought. The more daring our thoughts, the more we’ll forget about waiting for someday. It’s a fool’s game.
Dare to think you can be a huge success at whatever you put your mind to. Dare to think you are the magnificent being that I know you are. Dare to think you have the power to change your life and the world. Dare to think the biggest, grandest, greatest thought you can. Dare to believe it can be easy. Dare to love yourself more.
Henry Miller put it so well when he said: Imagination is the voice of daring. If there is anything Godlike about God it is that. He dared to imagine everything.
I love that.
Now take a look at your life – what one thing has been a ‘someday syndrome’ for you. Are you ready to kick it? We all know that insight without action is worth absolutely nothing. I’ve told you what I’ve been doing and what I needed to do, so c’mon on, let’s hear from you. Are you ready to have a daring thought? Do tell.
Remember, your experience could be so helpful to someone in our community. We need you.
Encourage one another.