How often do you have an inspired thought and you’re certain that you will take the steps to actualize this amazing vision, only to later regret that you never took action? Or perhaps you began to take action and lost momentum because the pieces didn’t seem to come together in the timeframe you expected?
Most of us were not raised with an education that encouraged us to continue moving forward once we hit challenges or setbacks that appeared to detour the path of our desired destination. It’s so easy to make up stories centered on why we failed, or were undeserving. We’ve become deeply programmed to believe that it’s better to play it safe avoiding the risk of failure, rather than taking the leaps necessary to soar.
Imagine having an inspired vision that fills you with passion while having no concern whatsoever whether you succeed or not. Concern is the operative word here. Not to say that you don’t give your all and rally all resources needed to bring this dream into form, simply doing so without concern of failing. Imagine how liberating it would feel to greet setbacks and perceived failures with no sense of judgment or self-deprecation. Think of how fluid our momentum would be without any fears of failure. We’d be fully expressing our enthusiasm, collaborating with others who catch the vision, and move forward with the action steps needed to bring this vision into form.
Without the judgment or fear we’re able to be objective and free of attachment if the vision takes a different direction or appears to come to a stand-still. Perhaps there’s a larger vision asking to be birthed and we simply have not seen it yet? When we place our devoted attention on the highest vision that Infinite Intelligence has in mind, beyond our limited thinking, a grander, more expanded vision can emerge. This level of trust requires a letting go of our ego driven desires and giving it all over to the greater intelligence; trusting the unseen beyond our human perceptions.
How willing are you to consistently listen to your inner directive, especially when your plans appear to be stalled, derailed or sabotaged? Do you have a daily practice that anchors an inward focus providing a still, centered and peaceful atmosphere? Whether it be mediation, journaling, yoga or walking in nature, it’s necessary that we deeply cultivate this lifestyle of daily connection with the greater intelligence that exists beyond our rational mind.
It’s necessary to place a greater sense of trust in the unseen over our current set of circumstances, for the Creative Mind that provides all resources and infinite potential is always beckoning us to listen, trust and follow the path of least resistance that leads us to our fullest of expression, harmony and success. Seize each precious moment. If not now, when?
Carl Studna is a world-renowned photographer, inspirational speaker, teacher and award winning author. Carl’s intimate portraits of influential people ranging from Sir Paul McCartney to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, are published and known worldwide. Carl has taken his message and experiences to print in his book, CLICK! Choosing Love…One Frame at a Time. Studna’s innovative work, the LuminEssence Method©, teaches a new paradigm for radiating the light that resides within revealing each person’s authentic gifts. www.CarlStudna.com.
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