Stress comes from regretting what was, resisting what is and worrying about what might be. On the other hand, energetically working to create and achieve your vision brings true happiness.
We are naturally afraid of the unknown, or of forces that may overpower us, or things that may go wrong. The attitude we adopt is our choice and determines whether our thoughts, and corresponding emotions and actions, are empowering or self-defeating. Our motivation may include success, power, pleasure, possession, control and so on. But the highest motivation is love, and that light will erase the shadows of fear and take us through all the world can throw at us.
We can grow and evolve and open up… or try to remain in the same familiar territory. If that choice is ruled by fear, though, we become a shadow of our true selves and can say goodbye to an adventurous, fulfilling life.
Much of the time, our choices are the path of least resistance. But we can change what we choose. We can choose to stop compromising, to believe in ourselves and our values, to move forward with our lives guided by our heart and our own truth.
As Albert Einstein said, “The only source of knowledge is experience.” He further said, “The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.”
And as Rosemary Fillmore Rhea said, “The world we are experiencing today is the result of our collective consciousness, and if we want a new world, each of us must start taking responsibility for helping create it.”
Growth means reaching out toward a valued higher destination, overcoming obstacles on the way and learning in the process. Learning is like rowing upstream – if you stop you go backwards, because the flow of life never stops offering new challenges, new opportunities.
The body, mind and spirit work independently and at the same time are inter-connected and usually experienced as one. Each reflect the other and also have their independent input. The body has its own awareness and you can listen to its knowing provided though feelings; it doesn’t have the agenda of ego so in its own way is wiser.
Our inner knowing includes conscience, our sense of right and wrong, which is based on our inherent loving nature. The mind often has other ideas, so it’s best to silence the mind when looking for inner guidance, to be with oneself and just know.
What exactly is meant by the term ‘heart’? It’s not just the physical organ, through which we feel emotions as the heart pounds faster or relaxes. The heart also corresponds to the heart chakra of subtle energies and information, and it has a built-in nervous system of its own linked to emotions and intuition. It also aligns with the right-brain way of thinking holistically and non-verbally, whereas the ego mind is more left-brain and verbal. So when we talk about “listening to our heart,” it means being mindful of our soul’s perspective, our inner knowing, our intuitive feeling, our essential loving core.
Trust is the ultimate lubricant that makes everything in life easier. It makes every relationship flow smoothly, it attracts more financial abundance, and allows for the feelings of real freedom, grace and gratitude in our lives. Trust is essential core foundation to manifesting that life we truly want!
What cuts down your confidence? Largely your own self-talk. When it’s exaggerated, pessimistic, intolerant, judgmental, generalizing, fearful – or anything that makes you feel down – then know that is your conditioned ego speaking, not your true creative and expansive self. Throw all that stuff away and give yourself some self-love – a big supportive hug for YOU!