[success] The human spirit is so great a thing that no man can express it; could we rightly comprehend the mind of man nothing would be impossible to us upon the earth. ~ Paracelsus[/success]
What do you suppose they are? Those things that’ll kill your dreams?
You can’t believe they can be yours? Your dreams that is.
What about I don’t believe I can be that person.
Or there’s always I‘m not good enough to have my dreams come true?
These come under the category of doubt and yep that’ll do it. Doubt is a great way to repel anything that might otherwise be drawn to us. All those beautiful desires, burned out by the flame of doubt. So sad.
When we join the Doubting Thomas crew you can be sure we’re uncertain and distrusting. Uncertain of what? Distrusting of what? Us? The creative laws of the universe that are ours to operate to our heart’s content? What the heck’s with that? What are we focused on here…certainly not the fulfillment of our desires. Once again we’re back on that old arguing for our limitations bandwagon.
But really, one of the biggest killer of our dreams is inertia. Join it with fear and you have an awesome twosome, in the worst sense of the phrase. The terrible twos.
Our challenge is that there are times when the status quo is too damned comfortable. We don’t want to rock the boat, no, not even to experience our greatest dream, because what if….
It doesn’t work out…
I can’t do what I need to do to have what I want…
I might actually succeed and then what?
We’ll often follow this with
Well I know what I need to do
I know where my focus needs to be
I know visualizing helps
I know affirmations support me
Training my mind is essential
I should watch that prosperity video every day…
Okay, you caught me… I just threw last one in to see if you’re still paying attention and as a reminder to watch it if your dream is of abundance and prosperity.
Anyhoo, you don’t have time to do these things you’ve got too much to do. WHAT! The very things that support you in fulfilling your greatest dream you don’t have time for. You’ve got to be joking. Right? Inertia has reared it’s ugly little head.
Sad, but true…and yes I can be guilty of the same thing. Wrong priorities.
And how quickly we forget…
Just think of how we’re using our imagination, not to beget a new star or a new heaven, but to beget the dross of life, the leftovers, the rubbish. Think of the vibration we’re stuck in, and then think of all the obstacles and disappointments we’re attracting to us with said vibration. Errr, no thanks…not helpful thoughts.
The point that we might be missing here is that change is inevitable. And necessary. What we need to be doing is to welcome the idea of change, to take charge of the change in our life, instead of being tossed around like a tiny ship on a huge stormy sea of unrelenting facts and unfulfilled possibilities.
Take a look at your life and watch change as it continually rolls into your world. As you recognize and acknowledge it, you’ll become more comfortable and less fearful and step into a place of power, where you’re in charge of the changes, because you’ve initiated the inner change necessary for you to experience not just one dream, but a lifetime of dreams being fulfilled.
Whilst it was pretty nice being a passenger on our Caribbean cruise, we really need to be the person in charge on this ship of our life, we need to be the Captain, otherwise we’re not in charge of the inevitable changes that make up our reality, our very being.
Yes, we’re all busy. And sometimes have pressing things to attend to.
Don’t know about you, but there are times when I can turn the pressing into the crucial in a blink of an eye. Doesn’t make a jot of difference, our priority needs to be what’s best for our spirit. If we would but listen when our soul speaks we would get that being a creature of habit is great only if the habit that we’re the creature of is equally great.
If your habits are monotous and sapping the spirit out of you, even though you’ve persuaded yourself they’re necessary, better perhaps to listen to your spirit, it usually knows best.
As Disraeli said we are not creatures of circumstances, circumstances are the creatures of men. We are free agents and man is more powerful than matter.
Don’t let us be blinkered by our doubts and fears or inertia, they have a way of leading us into a small minded blinkered approach to life. No fear or doubt ever led man to the stars or discovered continents or cleared the way for his spirit to rise up and claim new and creative solutions to problems, however challenging.
The potential for greatness, for the fulfillment of our dreams lies in each one of us, and what better way to honour the gift of creation that has been bestowed on us all, than to use it for the betterment of our life and those within our sphere.
Count me in…what about you…are you ready to fulfill your greatest dreams or are you going to kill them with doubt or fear or inertia?
Encourage one another.
To achieve anything of significance we must fail until we don’t. To go further or climb higher we must fail again until we don’t. Repeat.
Dan @ ZenPresence.com
Hello Dan, interesting perspective. I personally don’t believe in failure, I think we’ve used the laws of life successfully, getting pretty much what we’ve put out there – mind you – since it might not be what we want we call it failure. 🙂 And I do agree that if we persist in focusing on what we actually want and sometimes that means going back to square one, it must and will show up. Always good to hear a different perspective and I’m grateful for yours. 🙂
I think people also kill their dreams by thinking or waiting for something else in their life to change in order to achieve it. When I hear people say, “I can’t do/have this until this happens,” I always ask why and what would you do if that did not happen. Stay stuck? We need to give ourselves more control, there are too many self inflicted roadblocks.
“Self inflicted roadblocks” great phrase Lea. If we would just be more inner directed and less outer distracted we’d find more wonderful things being reflected back to us. 🙂
Good point you’d raised here, people are stucked waiting for something to happen before they can take the next step due to fear of the unknown. One thing you said that struck my attention is we ought to give ourselves more control over our situations. However, those situations that are out of our control and reach should be left in the hands of our maker. Well done
Thanks Odion. The way I see it is you don’t need to take on the added stress. Your energy can be redirected to something else.
Our imaginations can often lead us astray. We may believe something in the future will bring us much more happiness than does, or we may believe that a future event will make us much more unhappy than it does. Either way, our imaginations are not always correct. Always good to live in the moment. Your line is so perfect – “…or are you going to kill them with doubt or fear or inertia?” Why not follow our dreams and see what happens rather than hold back because of our fear? Thanks as always for the wonderful reminder. All the best.
Hi Cathy, I view my imagination as a tool to be used to operate the laws of life as I understand them. That old adage believe that you’ve received and you will is where I put my imagination to work, in seeing the outcome I desire. And I’m with you that we need to be the master of it, not it’s slave…’cos I know from my life that if I let my imagination rule the roost, I can find myself in all kinds of pickles. 🙂
I’m reminded once again of one of my favorite quotes from A Course in Miracles. “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.” Your article really highlights how our brains can envision wonders or threats. We can choose.
Well, I love to learn something new Galen and thanks to you I have. I didn’t realize this quote was from A Course In Miracles so I thank you for being my teacher today. 🙂 Isn’t it cool that we’re at choice as to what we believe. Sometimes I wonder where the heck some of my more limiting beliefs came from…and then I release them…as best I can. 🙂
The quote is often attributed to Marianne Williamson who writes about the Course, but yep, this line comes directly from the Course itself.
You’re right Galen, I too thought it was a Marianne Williamson quote, and I’m glad to now be able to give credit where it’s due. Even though I studied the Course for a while, I didn’t remember this, so thank you my friend. 🙂
Love this one Elle! I love the quotes and your comparison to the Caribbean cruise! I’m ready to be the captain of my boat!!
Thanks and heading over to watch the prosperity video now.
That prosperity video that I made for someone I knew has begun to have a huge impact on my own life Betsy, just by watching it once a day. Amazing. 🙂
Hi Elle, Yup I’m doing it…my new course is out and going full steam ahead. I’ve posted, guest posted, and done the year end books for the family business. I always like to see the old year end as the fresh cycle starts again for the business and it allows me to get reorganized and push the reset button so I can see where I’d like to go.
Julie, I’m so happy that your new course is doing so well. Congratulations kiddo, good job you as we used to say across the pond. 🙂
Like Sandy Amormim says “Put a date on your someday.” Don’t ya love that? Thanks for the inspiration and support. I need to do that with a vacation right now;)xo
I do love Sandi’s line Tess, I think we know that Now is all that matters, but seeing it put in a different way somehow takes it to a different level. A vacation sounds just wonderful. Getting away, and I mean entirely away on that cruise reminded me how important it was to unplug. I had no choice, the internet was spotty, my cellphone didn’t work and it turned out to be pretty fabulous without them. Who knew? 🙂
I think some people kill their dreams by waiting for circumstances to be “perfect” before taking any action to make it happen. There are certainly people I know who want to wait until conditions are just right before making moves. Unfortunately for them, the time will never be right. Much better to just go and do them.
I like what you said that doubt is a great way to repel anything that might otherwise be drawn to us. That’s certainly true. Doubt can sometimes be quite an obstacle to overcome and can kill many dreams.
Steve I know what you mean…hey I’ve done it my own self. Waited till something was more perfect before I could experience anything good. Now I know better and can still get caught in that old trap. The good news now is that I catch myself and let it go. 🙂
Great post Elle and this one struck me most when you said “The point that we might be missing here is that change is inevitable. And necessary. What we need to be doing is to welcome the idea of change, to take charge of the change in our life, instead of being tossed around like a tiny ship on a huge stormy sea of unrelenting facts and unfulfilled possibilities.”
Sometimes, although I want that change, I have some limiting beliefs like if I can really do it or if I can be comfortable with the change. Suddenly, I realize that they are not true, my limiting beliefs bring me to the other side of the world where my dreams can’t be found.
I believe that sometimes my journey to discovering my purpose becomes a catalyst for change but change is not always easy. However, I think I have to be willing to experience temporary discomfort as I build the life of my dreams.
I think we’re all members of the ‘doubt and fear’ club Patricia and you’re so right…limiting beliefs are just that…no more nor less. Kudos to you kiddo for your insight. 🙂