Think About It and Make It Happen

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‘If you can think about it, you can achieve it.’

That’s one of the most powerful pieces of wisdom I came across lately. If thinking of anything means you can achieve it, does it mean that it works the same way if the thought is positive or negative?

How often do we think I’m not good with… numbers, directions, names, people – whatever it might be? And do we get any better at it once we put the label of our limiting thinking on it?

How about if we dare to think that maybe I can do it. I’ll find a way. Anything is possible. Visible change might not come right away, but we are shifting into the path of can rather than the path of what if. Self-doubt is a natural state of mind, but that doesn’t mean it’s in our best interest to preserve it. We can allow our mind to take ownership of our lives, or we can remember that our time here, on Earth, in this body, with this energy, feelings and thoughts, at this point in time, is limited. And we are made out of different components that we can model to optimize our chances for living with purpose.

We can either think small thought and inadvertently punish ourselves to live their manifestation in the material realm, or we can conquer our mind of habit and think higher thoughts that will inspire us to live an honorable life. Regardless of your approach, it doesn’t take a birthday wish for thoughts to come true. 80% of repetitive thinking patterns will do the trick.

Give Space

Photo by Arūnas Naujokas

We are given the space to live on Earth and we took most of it. Our physical reality feels more immediate because of how much time we devote to it. We therefor tend to accept mainly the things and beings that allow us to control them and then revolt against the weeds in ‘our’ garden, the birds flying above ‘our’ houses, the fly on the ceiling. We took ownership to the extend of thinking of ourselves as gods and goddesses, ironically disconnected from the bigger dialogue, from the universal sense of belonging.

So today, whichever day you are living, give space. Give space to life to manifest itself without the threat of the controlling mind. Give space to yourself to pause the thinking and the paining, the need for control. Look around you. Look inside you. Find a space for forgiving every moment, so that you don’t have to look back with pain and guilt. Find a space for love. You will see that love is not a memory or a five year plan. Love can only be felt in the present moment. Give yourself space to be.

Reflections inspired by ‘The Power of Now’, Eckhart Tolle.

Is It About You?

Photo by Jan Vernarec

How much of what’s going on around you actually has something to do with you? The trees blossoming, the delivery running late, the friend or colleague who welcomes in events in their lives and plays them on repeat in the privacy and comfort of their mind’s luxury gourmet cinema. If not much has anything to do with you, could it be that shifting your attention away from the present moment, from what’s immediately in front of you, is pretty much like binge-watching life events?

Television & Netflix were invented thousands of years ago within our minds. At first we gazed at the fire. Then we activated our autopilot on some life activities. And then, we’ve grown so comfortable allowing our mind & body to dictate our needs and wants, that the reality became too much to handle. It’s when we started to think that the sun won’t shine as bright, the grass won’t grow as fast and our friends won’t laugh as hard at our jokes unless we are ‘perfect’. Unless we protect our ego’s false sense of perfection. The reality no longer has endless possibilities, only grim possibilities. Can we change it? – yes! – but for that we need presence.

Life on earth isn’t about you, but your existence is your multidimensional presence that has attached to it your own personal expansion. Stop hiding, take control and experience life. Not with fear, but with trust. Not with anger, but with patience. With the hope that the life reflected in you will soon be as still and clear as a lake at dawn.

Believe in Yourself: More than Just a Myth

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Have you ever fantasized over someone who comes and recognizes your value and lifts above the crowd? That’s pretty much the typical hero – victim deadly duo. Being a hero means seeing people as needy, while being a victim implies waiting on someone else to take action for you. Self-belief has nothing to do with other people. It’s not about waiting around to save or be saved. It’s about being your best self, which is what any negative self-talk makes it impossible to achieve.

Get Positive Influences in Your Life

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Being selective with the people we let into our life it’s the first gift you can give to yourself. People making you feel small or needy will never evolve, and for that reason they will never allow you to grow. We are more mindful about the influences that children are exposed to than we are about our own circle of influence, but in reality we are just as vulnerable. Once we trust someone, we unfortunately can easily allow them to override our views.