It’s been a while since I posted here.
It’s been an interesting journey to say the least.
I’ve been thinking a lot about the concept of “change your thoughts, change your life”. It seems people think they have found a new tool to use to change parts of their lives. They start by using affirmations, or quotes from other people, or even memes. Then it seems they start to abandon their efforts due to the lack of desired effect. Then they feel empowered again by reading someone else’s experience, or listen to a motivational speaker. They get motivated to try again. And again. And again.
I feel that there is a fundamental truth to the “thoughts create your reality” concept. The underlying principle is a universal law. It just feels “true”, as if we somehow have known all along.
Now… many of us try to use this to change a certain part of our lives; finances, relationships, health, etc. The problem is that changing only one aspect is nearly impossible. You see, the creator of that one aspect also created the other aspects from the same spot. If the spot changes, everything changes.
You can (if you want) think of everything as a “relationship”. Relationship with, money, love, health, others, the world, source, etc. They are all still relationships. How do you relate?
So, expect everything to change. Welcome it, embrace it, and enjoy the ride. It will change for sure, that you can count on.
#bethechange #breathefire #tryiton #gottaloveit
I’ve been noticing this world a-lot more lately; hope. “I hope this happens” or, “I hope she gets better” or, “I hope things turn around”, “I hope this president _____”, etc…
“Hope” vs. “expectation”.
The energy of the word Hope includes and ingredient of fear, expectation does not. Hope usually comes from a fear place fear of unworthiness, fear of being unlucky, invisible, or unimportant. , Expectation comes from knowing, intuition, almost taken for granted.
Hope depends on others to manifest outside your privy, or your responsibility, expectation manifests for you, because of you, and from within you.
Does life happen TO you or does life happen FOR you?
Try it on. Change your hope for expectation. If it feels uncomfortable, good, it’s a starting place to find any limiting beliefs about yourself. You are beautiful. You are worthy of love. You are worthy of all that you desire. It boils down to what you believe about yourself and your relationship to you life.
I’m not saying don’t hope, hope is valuable. Instead, expecting what you desire rather than hoping for it sends a very clear message to the universe. Subtle, silent, and strong expectation; like expecting tomorrow to come, or your next breath. Simple concept, difficult practice.
I hope this makes sense. 😉
Original Post 2/17/2015
Do it….Take the first step
Motivation is important. But what do you do when that flash of motivation starts to dim? Where is the inspiration, the spark that started the whole thing?
A little determination might be in order to keep the motivation in high gear. How about humility, realistic goal setting, clear vision, certainty, or patience? These are just a few ingredients for change.
When I was cycling, I used to look up at the top of a hill I was climbing (searching for my next breath) and realized that I’d get psyched out while looking at the top. I started the mantra “big circles, big circles” (the circles your feet make while pedaling), ignoring the distance to the top to focus on only making big circles. One circle after another is what got me to the top (as well as that breath I was looking for). I use this mantra while running, practicing karate, teaching, or anything that requires quiet determination…one step at a time.
For some of us the first step is the hardest. The motivation, inspiration, and all the ingredients are there, however if you are not willing to ACT, you will not move from where you are right now. The first step is the most important. It establishes momentum. I still find myself struggling with that first step. My inner thoughts are often: I don’t want to waste time. I don’t want to make another mistake or I’m afraid my dreams will be shattered and I don’t want to look foolish. All of these obstacles are self imposed. Take a step, any step. The right step, the wrong step, any step will do. Take it and see what happens. Some of us need to structure each step. Some of us just need to take the first one and off we go. I tell my karate students all the time, you will never know what you can do unless you try. So….try it. Take a step.