“With heart the impossible is possible.” … Catherine Calarco
To the positive person anything is possible, to the unhappy, discouraged person nothing is. It’s the old is your glass half full or half empty quandary. It has always amazed me how two people of diametrically opposed beliefs can approach the same situation and have completely different outcomes. I have watched, time and time again, as people – myself included – have proven and re-proven that we get what we expect.
In many ways I find this to be greatly reassuring. If the Universe is continually fulfilling my expectations then it would seem that I have only to change said thoughts for new outcomes to arrive. Granted, it is a little harder to do this when the thoughts that are being fulfilled are not at the conscious level; however, I have a way to deal with that little bump in the road. If in order to change something I need to recognize that there is a problem: then the good news is that everything around me reflects back to me an accurate mirroring of what I have been thinking and believing.
If it’s true that my circumstances are a mirror for: on the positive side my hopes, dreams and wishes or: on the challenging side my fears, worries and resentments then it behooves me to take a good hard look at where I have been focused. I believe that I live within an interactive Universe; so looking at my surroundings never leaves me in any doubt as to what I have been “putting out there” – whether I like it or not. More good news! There really isn’t any “chance” in life, nor happenstance nor flukes. Rather, I believe, life is a flow of reaching out: on both our own human side and on the part of Life. We reach outwards, hoping, praying and intending that our lives and the lives of those whom we love will be filled with joy and love. Life reaches back to us with the same answering desire.
Life really is even more interactive than I had imagined! All I have to do is change the way that I think and feel about things to see the results appear around me. In everything from ordinary conversations (where, for a change, I count to 50 before speaking) to getting really clear about and focusing on a personal or professional goal – my visible life is a really good indicator of where I need to change – provided that I make the choice to understand the results and modify my behaviours accordingly. I don’t know about you but I am extremely grateful that Life has provided me with such a great feedback system. The phrase, “traveling hand-in-hand with Life” takes on a deeper meaning when I see how visible my thoughts, wishes and desires are and how quickly Life is willing to indulge me. I ask. Life provides. I learn and ask again. And Life ALWAYS provides. … Now if you’ll excuse me … it’s time for a little time-out whilst Life and I contemplate what “impossible” wonders we will pursue next.
Godspeed and Arinaste (from my heart to your heart)