Become the Fire.
As the fire builds inside of you as the energy to pursue your dreams and achieve your goals, ‘Become the Fire’!
A lot of folks think, when they are pursuing their goals and dreams, that when things aren’t going the way they “want” or the way they “planned”, that it’s time to give up.
Many folks want to give up when things get a little tough or a lot tough. How easy is it to believe the negative thoughts in you head? I know I have been led down the negativity path many times. You must change your thoughts to match the life you want. Instead of falling into the trap of the negative shift your attention to the positive and even the neutral. Many times, if we feel as if we can’t achieve our dreams any sign of setback is a clue to give up. I have experienced this. There is a cure, trust, it is work but with consistency you can overcome the feeling of giving up. Notice that setbacks, let downs or unmet expectations are an excuse to give up and are just thoughts you decide what thoughts you want to proceed with.
Taking this path will very rarely ever meet your “expectations”. The universe speaks in paradox. What looks big, is usually small; what looks scary is usually joyful; what seems impossible is very much achievable and what seems hard can be easy. When you come to understand the paradoxical nature of the universe as well as having an awareness of how your emotions control your decisions and have an open mind that everything does not have to go ‘your’ way. You will find surely that things will go your way.
Instead of judging a situation as “bad”, a “setback” or a “quitting point”, look at it this way: see GRACE. See an opportunity to change your perception of what the outcome may be.
Become aware of the idea of how protected, guided and looked after you are. When you look back, look back and see a blessing instead of a setback. Begin a process of training your mind to become non judgmental and to be consciously aware in the present moment.
Do not give up, do not hide in your comfort zone. Do not neglect the uncomfortable feelings you may experience. Sit with them be mindful of them, understand what they are meaning to you. Setbacks, failures, obstacles, fears are judgmental thoughts based in past experiences. Meditate take care of yourself in the present moment. Develop the awareness of the present moment.
Don’t give up because it is uncomfortable, persevere because it is uncomfortable. You can notice your fears, and judgments and let them fade by not reacting to them instead let them be and make a different choice. Have trust that the universe is guiding you. And the outcome will be much greater than you ever imagined.
Emotional awareness, humility and a grace-filled mind will take you where you need to go.
Let go of the judgments, let go of expectations of what should or shouldn’t be or happen. Be present and be engaged in this moment. Do not give up. Stay in the fire, become the fire. You must take action to overcome your fears, setbacks, doubts. Do not put the fire out, do not try to overcome the fire. Become the fire!
Let go of the expectations and just show up fully with whatever you are feeling today.
My friend Mastin says “You are not being burned – you are being purified.”