- What do you perceive as a reflection - in terms of loving and nurtured outcomes, feelings of accomplishment within your tasks, and sorted endeavors?
- Whether family, work, forms of study / schooling etc, creative pursuits, are your thoughts continually streaming these brightly engaged, inspired and optimistic building blocks of your moods as an “outward” disposition?
We can place great importance on this question and actually have the question be a guiding measuring device as to how we design each day.
Designing life comes by way of committing and even devoting to a practice of initiating each day with how you are most fulfilled in terms of visualizing the “feeling” and moment-to-moment outcomes of your day(s). Being aware of thoughts from the moment we awaken from our night’s sleep is crucial to setting the overall tone of our day. Do you initiate your day with various thoughts that inspire feelings of how you visualize the people that you intend to associate with, and the quality of interactions within these associations? We must always remember that our conscious thoughts are continually feeding or “seeding” our subconscious mind - our “mind” as a component of Consciousness that is a conduit or “medium” in-and-of our interconnected vastness of an interdependent subconscious collective. It is the subconscious that is handling all the tasks as mechanisms for and as all that is happening. Nature does Nature’s thing - all the time as every mechanism from imperceptibly microscopic / sub quantum realms to macro realms of cosmological proportion - planetary, solar system / star system, galactic, universe, multi-universe on and on small / large - large / small.
Do we realize that we can go through our days and never be fully aware of the words that we speak and the energy they possess? Are your thoughts emanating as a mechanism of doubt within your mind? Doubting your abilities as skills, creativity, insight, accomplishing tasks that “appear” to be “beyond” your capabilities? Where did these doubts come from? This is a very worthwhile question to examine and explore. This is not to say that we must always be operating from an ultimately joyful place of not experiencing upset. Upset is inevitable. However, our practice is empowered by the realization that we can “observe the nature of any upset” without attaching to, or “becoming this upset.
A healthy and inspired vantage point of authentically understanding and knowing “where” we are at any given point(s) within our various and vast stages of development is crucial. It is the coming into such thankfulness and gratitude for that which we are capable - in realistic terms based on all that we have developed. This is by way of a devoted and disciplined approach to honing various skill-sets, creative endeavors and pursuits, education, focus on mental, emotional psychological and spiritual health, seeking wisdom and insight, knowing compassion, etc.
We must never doubt that we can explore an endeavor and reach unprecedented heights for our own achievement and Soul expression as an on-going growth and maturity. We can emerge in life with impediments and abstractions to our most beautiful and creative expressions, and with diligent perseverance as devotion and discipline to a craft, talent, skills, intellectual pursuit, reach unimaginable heights as personal expression. This requires the ongoing identification of impediments, always with self inquiry, in what ways are we - “in our own way”? Practicing the emotional intelligence for coming into realization that we must step back - and step-by-step move into the discovery as uncovering our own impediments, cutting through these into all that we wish to achieve.
Again, the doubting mind in terms of thoughts creating emotions and hence reflectively vice versa, functions as stumbling blocks that must be dissolved. Thoughts of doubt as to how situations can be or circumstances can emerge, literally paints the picture(s) of our day to day existence. If we doubt ourselves or any aspect of all that we are involved, then outcomes shall be a direct reflection of our doubting mind. For the two are one-in-the-same. A negative disposition brings or spawns negative associations - and our negative or doubt-filled associations exist as a mirror reflecting back to us, life's image.
Why would you choose to endeavor in something less than all that you can put forth? When we really consider this question, a stunning realization shines a bright light on cutting oneself short of anything worthwhile being involved. As we go forth and hold our esteem from within and as this vantage point, foundational shifts in our perceptions of Being transform dramatically. Suddenly we are experiencing a much more enriched and inspired way to know relationships and taking action for outcomes as intent for an accomplished outcome, bearing happiness and fulfillment.