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[success]It’s the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go. ~ Jim Rohn[/success]
Heading onto the highway today I noticed how many people wanted to get ahead of others. Lane changing, dangerous overtaking, horn honking; all indicators of someone in a desperate hurry to get ahead of the car in front. And oddly enough, none of them turned out to be too far ahead when we exited.
We see the same phenomena on the internet, in business, in fact everywhere we turn there’s someone who thinks another person is ahead of them in some way and so they have to catch up, or overtake, or do it better.
It’s a pointless struggle, because we always end up where we belong. Hmmm I can hear you ask, and where might that be?
You hear or see a success story and you decide to do the same thing. But somehow it doesn’t work out so well for you. It’s a great big flipping fail. What went wrong? Why were they hugely successful at what they did and you…well not so much.
It’s because you’re following the wrong road, with the wrong guidelines. It isn’t what they do that needs to be emulated, it’s the state of mind, the consciousness that they operate from that creates the magic.
What does this mean exactly? It means that you could do precisely what someone else did, to the letter, but unless you believe in yourself, unless you fill your mind with thoughts of success, unless you’re able to connect to the feeling of it all turning out as fabulously for you as it did for them, well it might not.
As I said recently in the comments section, we could take all the money in the world and divide it amongst every soul on the planet and before too long it would be back in the same hands from whence it came. Why? Consciousness.
Although the consciousness of the uber successful is the very same consciousness that exists in us all, the difference is in the arrangement of that consciousness. And we’re all the arrangers of our own consciousness.
Imitating others will do absolutely nothing for us, if we keep our attention on our old stuff, old obstacles, old doubts and fears.
There’s a good reason why what works for others might not work for you…you’re merely echoing someone’s actions, without having the inner foundation that makes it work. You have to arrange your consciousness to back it up.
We always end up where we belong.
Whats happening right now?
Lately I’ve been focused on being here now. Or as Thich Nhat Hanh calls it, present moment – wonderful moment.
Telling myself to ‘be here now‘ allows me to ask myself what do I want, what do I love now? Someone else being passionate and successful about what they do, no longer makes me stop and wonder if I should be doing the same, just in case I miss out on something; holy moly wouldn’t that be disastrous. 🙂
We can all stop biting our fingernails or stamping our little feet, or feeling frustrated and struggling to not be left behind because others are excited about the things they’re doing. So someone is learning something new…doesn’t mean we have to jump on that bandwagon. It might not be the right thing for us.
Knowing what you love, knowing what you want, right now, is the space where the things you love are unreservedly drawn to you. You’ve eliminated, at least in this moment, the things you don’t actually want; the things that distract, the things you don’t need to feel any concern for right now. You’re arranging your consciousness to vibrate with the successes that matter to you.
Maybe tomorrow you’ll find you love the idea of being an internet queen or king. Maybe tomorrow you’ll love the idea of floating out of a plane with nothing between you and limbo except for a relatively small piece of cloth and a few cords, or climbing the highest mountain in the world, or being a star of the silver screen or the founder of a new philosophy.
But today, you’ve decided upon what you love in this moment, because you’ve asked yourself and you’ve listened to the answer and whatever that answer is, it’s the perfect direction for the beautiful soul that you are today. Follow it.
We always end up where we belong by right of consciousness.
Oh, and don’t be afraid to let go of what isn’t working for you right now and that includes those skinny jeans from 2010. Oh yes, that’s not your issue….so it must be mine.
To the young person at the beginning of their life and isn’t certain which direction to follow I say listen to your instinct, your intuition, your heart. To those mid-lifers I say take a time out and listen to your heart and then have the courage to follow. To us all I say, follow your own guidance. We have it in spades if we would but take a quiet moment or two and listen. You don’t have to imitate anyone else, unless of course your guidance is pushing or pulling you wildly in that direction.
Your own destinies await and there isn’t just one…you might tread one path for a while and be guided onto another.
What pleases you? What makes your heart leap in ecstasy?
Oh yes, playing small is not allowed. You’re too great for that.
Your own particular I AM is calling you. And it dreams big dreams.
Heed the words of Pantjali:
[success]When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be. ~ Pantjali[/success]
Share in the comments below what your secret is to setting your own sails and ignoring the siren call of what everyone else is up to? How are you rearranging your consciousness to fulfill your biggest dream?
Your own particular insight could just be the one that helps others have a breakthrough.
As always thanks for reading and participating and sharing. You most definitely rock.
Encourage one another.