Now is the moment to recognize the story you tell and thoughts you create are not you. They are not the source of your satisfaction or fulfillment. Even as people and conditions seem to fall into place, they do not present for the reasons you think. You exist to awaken to the dream inside the dream. You feel meaning beyond identification and expectation.
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Notice what you use as reason to separate from what enables you to feel good. Notice the excuses you give to perpetuate a situation you do not want. How do you use the perceived loss or lack of things as reason to postpone or deprive self from experiencing dreams? What if you could make another choice to experience the fullness of who you are now? The non-physical you gains satisfaction through expansion.
Through all choices, the reality you are invites you to feel fulfillment and satisfaction. Why do you not allow yourself to reach for the feeling that exists already? You can stop clinging to what represents security, well-being and approval and choose to experience it where you are. This is how to move beyond mind's distortions. Every negative emotion tells you that you are more than you allow yourself to be.
What if you choose to enjoy the match and forget about the possibility of winning any game? What if you concentrate on experiencing fulfillment where you are and stop reaching for what always seems beyond you? Why not stop trying to be anything different than you are, stop struggling to get somewhere. Learn to let go of craving, wanting, striving. The end of suffering comes as you stop fighting and choose to be here now. To keep mind still energizes rather than drains you. Trust, allow peace and joy emerge from within.
You may think that if you stop what you are doing, then life, as you see it, would be meaningless. Behind your eyes exists another perspective. Consider how your behaviour is projecting a sense of happiness or fulfillment to other people and yet, may not be so convincing to your true self. How do you do your best not to remember the magical potential you possess? Would selective recall upset the tidy universe you are creating with your choices and beliefs? Imagine stepping back right now. How do you Transform Your Life?
What does the desire to goal-set mean about you? This concept has different meanings for each of us. Some people feel the need to identify a target to self-motivate or make anything happen. Other people recognize value in committing to a series of goals that are supposedly leading to longer-term conditions.
Whatever your mindset, goal-setting can play a beneficial role in your life, if you choose to evaluate what courses of action would suit you, and what you will have to contribute to the process to get something desirable back. Consider these aspects of the process:
1)How would you like your life to change? Goals can be like the signposts you outline to guide you through your own evolution. You may not realize your attitude, mindset and thought process all influence how you think you would like your life to change and also what you really want. Reflecting on why you desire to aim to create certain experiences will help you understand this. This phase is the time to self-examine, determine wht may be missing and what you could do to fill a void in your life. Only after you discern something is missing might you act to change that.
2)What will be possible implications for whom?Its easy enough to voice a desire to create change in your life, but you may not be used to recognizing how change will affect other areas of your life. Your commitment to one thing may require sacrifices and compromises elsewhere. Are you ready to deal with the reactions of people in your life to yoru desired changes? What if they disagree with your priorities? Communication with people oustide of yourself may be a beneficial part of the goal-setting process. Who will your new goals affect and how? Would you be willing to spend less time with loved ones? Are you ready to sacrifice part of your life or disrupt family routines to care for sick friends or relatives? If so, for how long?
3) Are you aware of possible physical tolls? When you claim a desire to accomplish something, you may not factor in the physical exertion it will require to reach your goal, and also what you will have to manage afterwards. These are not matters meant to scare or deter you, but rather, to remind you that goal-setting is more than an emotional planning exercise. If physical training will be required, do you plan to keep this up as part of a long-term change in lifestyle? Would gaining weight as the result of having children be something you would later take steps to lose?
4)Where will new responsibilities lie? You may come to associate a level of responsibility with the process of goal-setting as well as following through. To devote yourself to a cause or dream is not something you desire to abandon during growing phases. Acquiring a pet, seeking a new job, developing new relations, having children, working on your self-image, health, fitness or entrepreneurial skills, are but some of the goals that involve an ongoing learning process. Your existence may be set to connect with other people, creatures and circumstances. To step back and recognize the profound terms will contribute to new fulfillment.
"We have more possibilities available in each moment than we realize." -Thich Nhat Hanh