By Richard Kent Matthews - Coach | Author | Speaker
"A great many people think they are thinking when
they are merely rearranging their prejudices.”
When you look out into the night sky, it seems there is a vast, empty distance between you and stars, even you and the moon. In reality, however, the space isn't empty. And it's not distant. Space begins right where you are, from your brain to the galaxies.
In between you and the galaxies is a lot of space dust. In fact, if it were not for all the dust, you wouldn't be able to see anything. Why? The Milky Way, your home, would be way too bright. The dust mellows the light so you can see.
But the dust that allows you to see the stars also hides the distant ones. That's why we send telescopes like the Hubble out into space, to get beyond our atmosphere, and at least some of the debris and particles that are floating around, blocking our view.
We are aware of less than four percent of the visible universe, let alone the invisible. So, we create stories in order to make sense of things.
When it comes to things spiritual, it works the same way. Your prayers are answered, the outcome manifested, according to how you create and recreate your stories—your beliefs—and how you clear the dust from your inner lenses. Here’s how:
- Identify your aim. Be clear. What are you seeking, really? And are you willing to pay the price? There's always a price.
- Place your attention (focus) on the solution. Take your mind off the problem. Be aware of the blockages but don’t give them power.
- Allow the answer to show itself. Be willing to act on the opportunities that will invariably come your way when you are focused. Are you open to receiving what you ask for? Including any consequences? Sure? Be ready to change direction if need be.
Here's a truth: We mostly don't know what we really want. And that's okay. No matter how much we wish for something, we can never know the outcome of receiving it. As the saying goes, careful what you wish for; you just might get it.
So, I challenge you to create a vision, get a picture--you know, like all the gurus tell you to do--but instead of trying to maintain it, let it go. Since you have no idea of the outcome, whether you receive what you want or not, trust in the spirit of the universe to bring into your life the very best it has to offer. Act as if you have received it, and move on. Opportunity is continual.
Even if you don't know exactly what it is, your Very Best is seeking you. As long as you keep the dust clear.
“If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way;
if you don’t, you’ll find an excuse…”
George C. Fraser
(African-American success teacher)