As individuals we all have a drive, a desire, a goal in mind. What drives you? Is it the love for your family/loved ones? Is it for self-gain? To become something that you deem to be great? To gain wealth or fame? Is it to make a difference to others? To show compassion and bring out the ‘goodness’ within others? (I will always put quotation marks on subjective terms such as good and bad). So many people always look for some kind of magical key to solve all of their problems. Some kind of easy, magical way to achieve all that they desire. I’ve certainly been guilty of this many times myself. Whether it be for losing/gaining weight, or for improving relations or achieving a dream of yours etc.
One thing, that many people fail to realise is that you hold all of these keys within you. So many look outside of themselves, failing to realise that all that they could ever need is already within themselves. You already hold all of the keys to the locked doors (obstacles) within your life. The only person that is standing in the way of your dreams and aspirations is your own self. The only other thing in the way of your aspirations is your own mind. You must believe that you achieve it, or else you will never do so. I’ve mentioned this before, but is everyone familiar with the phrase that goes along the lines of; ‘We all create our own destinies/we all create our own universes’. This is very true. Sure, some people may have been dealt a very bad initial hand for life. Starting off under cruel circumstances, but even they can turn around their lives, and shape them to suit their desires. There have been so many stories of particular famous individuals doing just that (to give an example)!
So stop looking outside of yourself, as you’re merely pushing your dreams back further. Have faith, have hope, have optimism! Believe in yourself. This quote is quite well known, and it reveals a lot about ourselves:
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.”
I find this quote to be very true. We will say to ourselves, who am I to be intelligent, or beautiful or valued? Our fears, and doubts are but binds, but fetters that hold us back from doing what we truly desire within our hearts! To be free. To be truly free, you must conquer your mind. Your thoughts, your doubts and fears. Only then, can someone be truly free. Free to create and shape this world as they wish! Free to become whatever they desire! Our minds are our greatest tool. We all have infinite potential. It is our doubts and fears that limit this potential, making it finite.
Now it certainly isn’t easy to conquer our minds. Many of us struggle with it on a daily basis. Struggling with our ‘inner demons’ as people tend to call it. It is hard and difficult. Nothing in this world is easy to do. If everything was easy to do, it would be a very boring world indeed and there would be no point to anything! But you can do it! You will do it! You have to start ingraining that mentality! You will do it! Not you can’t or wont! You can and will!
B E L I E V E IN Y O U R S E L F.
You must learn to love yourself. To have self-love and worth. You are beautiful and amazing both within and without. Don’t ever allow anyone else to tell you anything different. This is your life, your journey. It isn’t about the destination, its about the journey. The struggles and obstacles that you face. The connections and memories that you make with others. This world is yours for the taking. Don’t allow your dreams to remain dreams, figments of your mind. Instead, bring them to light! Bring them to the playing board, manifest your dreams in all that you do! You want to make a difference then do it. A lot of people struggle with the whole; ‘Okay I want to make a difference or I want to do this, but how do I go about it?’. Then they get stuck and that motivation/desire slips away beneath the surface. This life is precious, you never know when you might not wake up the next morning or the life of someone close to you slips away. There is no time to waste! Spend every moment doing what you love. Sure, we all have unpleasant things that we must do in this life. But, you can find happiness in all that you see. You can manifest your desires. The only thing stopping you, is well you.
How do you get started, how do you make a difference? Find what you love, and chase after it as if its the only thing keeping you alive. There is no easy answer here. But you already know what you need to do. You already know what you desire, and the path to get there. Even if it isn’t apparent to your conscious self. We hold all the keys within. Follow your heart, trust your instincts and you will be lead to the right place, of which is right for you.
Many people also focus on others, and aspire to become them. Its always great to have a role model! But this is your story, your legacy! This is your book, your novel! Only you can tell it! You can’t hijack someone else’s story. Why don’t you focus on your own, and create the greatest legacy for yourself that you possibly can? So that when you move on, you will be content with what you have achieved in this life.
I’ll be ending this here for now, stay tuned for the next part!