ASK YOURSELF “SHALL I LIVE BY MEMORY OR IMAGINATION TODAY?”
TODAY IS A BRAND-NEW DAY. YOU HAVE NOT DONE TODAY BEFORE. BE WIDE OPEN FOR MIRACLES. THINK TO YOURSELF, “NOW IS NEW.” GIVE UP THE OLD. ALLOW YOURSELF TO BE OPEN TO NEW VISION, A NEW WAY OF THINKING AND A NEW LIVING!
STAY OPEN ALL HOURS FOR MIRACLES: If you are like everyone else on this planet, you have been tempted a thousand times to give up on life, love, happiness and yourself. You have experienced failure, heartbreak, pain and personal hell. It is one of the world’s worst kept secrets that everyone – yes – everyone – has had a dark night of the soul. We have all wanted to give up and die.
When life is not working for you, I want to ask you to give up. Yes! I want you to give up your thoughts, beliefs, perceptions, habits and fears that are holding you back. There can be no new miracles whilst you are holding on to old stuff. Pain is a signal to let go, give something up, open up and try something new. When life is not working for you, you might think that you are just not trying hard enough.
Whenever you feel stuck or that you are not making satisfactory progress it can always be linked to something or someone that are keeping you locked in. We are often our own worse enemies and allow our thoughts to lock us into the past or the future. We can only be at one place at any given moment in time. If you mind is locked into yesterday’s mistakes, guilt and failures, how can you operate successfully in the now? If your mind is paralysed with fear because of something that might happen at some future date, how can you operate successfully in the now?
If you are not satisfied with any situation or person then it might be a clear indication that you urgently need to let go of something or even someone. We often feel that we need to learn more or do more if we want success, but success is usually a ridding process. You usually do not need more weight, rules, laws and principle to complicate your life even more. What you need is a simple method of taking stock of what is outdated, overrated, and wrong or over its shelf life. Once you have identified what must go and you got rid of it you will be ready to start a new day and possibly a new life. Let us take a look at some of the weights that you may want to throw overboard.
· ADDICTION TO STRUGGLE
· TRYING TOO HARD
· LACK OF FAITH IN LIFE
· EXPECTATIONS OR PLANS
· DYSFUCTIONAL INDEPENDENCE
· UNHEALTHY COMPETITIVINESS
· PATTERNS OF SACRIFICE
· FEAR OF REJECTION
· AN OLD DISSAPOINTMENT
· AN OLD WOUND
· AN OLD HEARTBREAK
· AN OLD MISTAKE
· AN OLD FEAR
· BITTERNESS AT MY EX-PARTNER
· RESENTMENT AT MY MOTHER OR FATHER
· FURY AT GOD
· FEAR OF GOD
· FEAR OF SIN
· FEAR OF HAPPINESS AND SUCCESS
· FEAR OF LOVE
· FEAR OF ABUNDANCE
· FEAR ROOTED IN THE PAST
· FEAR OF THE FUTURE
· FEAR OF JUST BEING YOURSELF
GIVE UP AND LIVE AGAIN: Why is it so difficult to give things up? I found that people hate giving things up even if they serve no real further purpose in their lives. Just look around you and see if you can spot anything that is outdated, broken and dysfunctional. It can be an old broken chair or an old bicycle in your garage. You might never use it again, but for sentimental reasons hold on to it as if it is made of gold. Take stock today and you will see that there are possibly hundreds of things that you have not used, touched or looked at in the last twelve months that are just sitting there and cluttering your space.
Possibly and old computer, books, magazines or exercise equipment just lying there cluttering the room or your garage. Most of this stuff served their purpose, but you hang on to them as if your life depends on them.
We do the same with thousands of old and outdated thoughts and feelings as well. We tend to hang on to old fears, failures, mistakes and guilt feelings as if our lives depend on them. What we fail to understand is that we need to cast out old and outdated perceptions from yesterday to make room for new ideas and opportunities that may come our way today.
While we drag these old thoughts and fears with us no real change will come into our lives. Only when we understand that only the now is alive and our window of opportunity will wisdom come into our lives. Yesterday with all its mistakes, sins, wounds and failures is dead and gone forever. The only place where these failures and guilt is still alive is in your imaginations. It is like old dusty videotapes that you take out now and then and play on the screens of your mind.
All the old “pain” tapes that you regularly haul out of the filing system in your mind and play serves no other purpose than that of self-punishment. You have been conditioned since early childhood to feel guilty when you failed or did something wrong. The only way that you were taught that you could repair or repay for your wrongdoings was that of punishment.
You were taught that all sins carry the same weight and as such soon found that the punishment metered out was not enough for your ever growing mountain of failures and sins. Your ego loved this and used this false sense of guilt to punish you and kept you locked into the past.
WHEN IT IS OVER IT IS OVER: The day that you realise that you have only the moment that you are living in right now to live in and to love in your will life changes dramatically. When you finally LET GO of the past unconditionally you enter a wonderful new period in your life. You need to learn to let go of things once its life moment is over.
You can file the information in your mind and learn from your mistakes, but when that moment is over then it is over forever. You may decide to take a few selected thoughts with you, but they should never include pain and guilt. You can recall wonderful moments in your life that will built you and motivate you, but should not spoil your perfect new moment by blending in old garbage moments. Let go and live a life of pleasure and joy. Cling to past failures and create your own personal hell on earth. You are the creator of your own future and the victim of your past. Disconnect today and give yourself a break.
LEAD THE WAY: If you can teach the people that play in your game of life this golden rule you will refresh and renew the world that you live in. If everybody stops living in the past and begin to focus on the now you are going to enjoy many moments of success and fun together. No more time will be wasted on what could or should have been or done. They will make the most of any given moment and begin to love each other unconditionally.
When everyone stops reminding each other of yesterday’s broken promises, failures, conflicts and petty arguments they learn to accept each other unconditionally. Yes my friend lead by example and explain to all players in your game of life that you will not entertain any garbage reshuffling from now on.
People treat you the way you teach them to treat you. Teach the other players in your life that you will from now on just accept “now” talk in your life. If anything from yesterday needs to be re-viewed it will be done in an objective manner and then shredded. The next time you get stuck go through the list in the document in see what things need urgent dumping. Let go of the past (even ten seconds ago) and start living every fresh new moment to the full.