Here’s a thought:
Who you think you are is not who you are because who you think you are is a thought.
Think about that for a minute.
What is a thought?
It’s an idea.
Vision boards, mission statements, letters from the future and goals are all well and good. Then you take your first step in to the reality gap between where you are now and where you want to be.
We become shadows of our former selves
I always thought I was a musician. In some respects I am. Yet in this last year, having decided to explore music production in greater depth, I found that actually I’m a creator, a coach and a sound fanatic.
That insight came with both pain and surprise as I now have no idea where these facts will lead me.
Experiences of this kind usually happen for one of two reasons:
1. The change that needs to happen to become the person you need to be is an awful lot of hard work, luck and uncertainty. It comes at a cost that it might not happen.
2. Deep down, your idea of how life will unfold (your vision) is not how life wants it to unfold. You could be someone quite different. I call this ‘the pain gap.’
The Reality Gap
In these situations we have to get real.
Who could we be?
Whilst it serves us positively to have ideas and plans for the future it is vital, for any vision to materialize, we focus our energies on engaging in the next step of whatever progress we are making in any given field. As odd and as uncertain as that step may seem, it’s much more powerful than not making a step, blocked with uncertainty.
We don’t know where this new path may lead us.
We don’t know who we are yet
Conscious engagement in everyday activities is a good first step to creating our most powerful results yet. The more present we are, the more our attention turns to energy that rewards us with new purpose and an elevated state of being.
Letting go of who we thought we were is often the first essential next step to becoming who we truly are.
It gives us clues.
Consciously we can sense a new path, the right path, whilst moving on towards our new realities.
To do this we need to bravely face uncertainty using the power of both non-judgement and total acceptance that we will be alright.
“When you know that you’re capable of dealing with whatever comes, you have the only security the world has to offer.” – Harry Browne
Let me know if any of this resonates with you in the COMMENTS below
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