About three weeks ago, my wife and I watched a documentary that changed our lives. Now, I live a pretty happy life; I feel contented, purposeful, healthy, and happy. I feel pretty fulfilled in most realms. Yet, the sense of excitement for me, in terms of my living my dream, had diminished a bit. I needed to spark it up again, and not just be going through the motions.
The documentary is on Netflix, entitled, “I am not your Guru”; and it is about Tony Robbins, who has been conducting workshops and publishing books for 25 years about living a more fulfilling life. He is amazing. I remember 25 years or so ago, a person that I knew buying his audio cassettes, entitled Personal Power, that were meant to be listened to on a daily basis to get you motivated to make a change, or several changes, in your life. The film is extraordinary.
Now, I have been a life coach in training. I have been in coaching, and in therapy. I have read motivational books for years, and gotten better and better at knowing what I want in the world, and manifesting it through action. Yet, watching him work with people at a workshop he conducts once a year in Florida, brought me to tears several times. He goes right for the jugular; why are you not going after what you want? What are you waiting for?
I have been thinking about and changing my course every day since watching that. You see, I do a lot of low level dream realization; starting books, writing affirmations, reading, speaking to others, and soul searching about what I really want. But I don’t always finish what I start. I have three or four books on this very computer that I have never finished; one that I have finished, and edited already two or three times, but never carried through to publication! I stop myself at every turn, and why do I do that?
FEAR, plain and simple. Fear can easily talk me out of anything that I set my sights on, at least I think that it can. I watched that documentary, and I started to make changes that remind me that I always get to talk back to that fear, back to that voice in my head that doubts and creates hesitancy in my action.
Every day, I take purposeful action toward my dream. What is my dream? Well, if hugging other people could be a paid gig, it would be that. And, I know it will include connecting with others through hugging. What I can say about it, is that my dream is seeing people as capable; strong; free; and desiring change for themselves. I see everyone as desiring connection, even though they say that they don’t. And why do we say we don’t want to belong or connect with others?
FEAR. It is the culprit every time.
So I write every day. I send out positive texts to a list of friends to inspire them. I give hugs to others as often as possible. I work on my book. I get up right out of bed in the morning, greeting the day, walking or jumping on my mini trampoline. I remind myself that I can do ANYTHING, putting notes on my desk at work or stating them as incantations. I believe in the dream, and know it will come true. I feel it.
I don’t yet know what the manifestation is going to look like, but the journey has been amazing. I have brought excitement and magic back into my world, and my energy level is phenomenal. I am wide awake for my life and all that it brings.
Whatever you think is stopping you, remember this minute that it isn’t true. You can live your dream. You can be contented and peaceful. You can be fulfilled in whatever way you desire.
What are you waiting for???????