The notion of 'being present" is counter-culture to my life and much of what I see around me. Geez, just have a conversation with anyone - about anything - and there is very little creation taking place. In my perception, we all just spend so much time explaining this and that. In those kinda conversations I don't feel empowered.
I want my living to be inspired and energetic. Forget the medications and diseases. I want good health and clear vision. In that stream of life there is no one to blame and the only direction is forward. I don't spend time trying to reconfigure the past or change the opinions of another.
"You must first have the knowledge of your power, second the courage to dare: third the faith to do so." ~ Charles Hannel, The Master Key System
This is not about the control or manipulation of others. Your power is derived from your own awareness of you. You cannot fake this and it takes time to develop. No overnight sensations in this arena. More than self brilliance or a shiny well spoken ego, we are speaking about recognition. You recognizing your inherent goodness. This is the rub, you have to give up your feelings of self doubt - unworthiness.
Many people talk about it, but looking in the eyes of another you can feel if they are living their power - living in harmony with others with authentic sincerity.
In this world today, you almost always have to bypass what come out of someone's mouth and feel what they are saying ... the life of intuiting.
Face it, we live in a world dominated by negative information and people. To grasp your power, you have to find some wiggle room in your life to just be with yourself. Forgive yourself. Love yourself. Enjoy yourself. Celebrate this time just as it is.
There are a ton of books and help to guide you in this remarkable process. Most important, you have to be willing to just let go of what doesn't make you feel good. And just the simple process of "letting go" can/will take you down thousands of mental rabbit holes.
To bring your self back, just remember that you are focusing on being in harmony with life and enjoying yourself. Are you willing to take that step every day? I am.
Are you willing to change the way you think? If not, stop reading this cause you are wasting your time.
Being brave is not the courage I am talking about here. Courage, in this process of recognizing your power, is loving and enjoying you.
It's that simple.
In the face of all the negativity we live in from society and opinions of others, are you willing to exercise the inner courage to enjoy you, have fun in your life, love yourself?
To be present, at some point in life you have to exercise your will by choice. That's making a conscious choice to be such and such or to do this and that. You can read all the books, watch all the videos but no new development will take place, within you, until you have the faith to go forward.
About 30 years ago, I was at a turning point in my life. I was living in a new area, going through a divorce that was really rough, and starting a business. To this day, I remember a dream I had. I was in a cavern, underground cave, having fun hiking. All of a sudden, the path took me to the edge of a ravine. I could not see the bottom, it was pitch black. The way of returning back the way I had come was long and didn't seem to be an option. I was totally focused on getting across the ravine that was about a city block wide - too far to jump. There was light on the other side of the ravine. But, there was no way to cross ... just a lot of empty space.
A voice seemed to well up inside me, telling me .... walk across. .... have the trust and do it ... no one can make you do this .... one step in front of the other .... just walk across. While the words sound simple, the feelings I was experiencing in the dream were profound. I was also terrified.
Finally, after much consternation, I stepped off the ravine and then took another step. To my amazement, I seemed to be walking on air, or on an invisible bridge. While I was sweating profusely from being nervous, suddenly I began feeling the most joyful waves of peace and confidence rise and subside within me - over and over. I did get to the other side of the ravine - slowly, one step at a time - and when I reached the far side I was experiencing myself/life in new perceptions (impossible to put into words) ... and I almost immediately woke up ... still remembering - living the dream.
For me, that dream points to the level of faith we all need to have about living. I think true faith is always within us - we have to exercise it. True faith doesn't rely on other people or situations to manifest anything. This true faith determines the quality of our life via our thinking because we steer our faith. Either consciously or unconsciously, our thoughts, driven by our faith (or lack of) create the life we live.
Steu Mann is an entrepreneur and life coach to private people. He has lived and studied the spiritual nature of living for over 20 years with many potent and Masterful Teachers. These posts are designed to be educational in nature, as is this entire web site.
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