Crossing the bridges is only possible when you start taking steps.
I intend to become a best-selling author. While I write several different things in different genres, one of the intents of this particular blog is determining better ways to traverse bridges between these writing styles.
However, in many respects, the first bridge I need to cross is between the life I currently have to the life that I actually want to have.
I have written it before, and I will surely write it again (and again and again): Consciousness Creates Reality. I need to be fully and completely aware of my present reality. From here, I need to THINK about what it is I desire from my life. Then I need to FEEL what it will feel like to have that particular desire. Once I have thought of it, and felt it, I have to take ACTION to set the ball rolling.
The first step is not the action. The first step is the thought. And it needs to be more than just a random, half-formed thought…it needs to be a fully realized idea.
I think this is where I manage to get hung-up. I have this concept, this half-baked notion in my head, or the start of what I think could be a really cool something, but then rather than clarify and congeal and allow the thought to take on its full, complete and ultimate form I jump ahead.
I wonder if I do ‘x’ if it will get me to ‘y’? If I do this, then add this, then do this I will get the result! Maybe in addition to this idea I need to work out how that will work…and so on, and so on. I jump multiple steps ahead, try and work out multiple results and alternatives and hows and whys and only sort-of step forward.
The thought needs to be whole and complete. I want to be a best-selling author. One, simple, complete and whole thought, right there. The trouble I often engage in is over-thinking it. But in order to become a best-selling author I will need to do this. But to do this, I might need to do that? What if I do the other thing here instead…see the circular logic problem here?
We humans have a maddening tendency to over-complicate EVERYTHING. We reject the simple in favor of the massively-analyzed, and apply that to just about anything you can think of. Yes, this has allowed us to unravel the mysteries of the cosmos, to unlock amazing scientific secrets and create some fantastic things. Yet at the same time, we have come to tune-out the instinctual, to disregard the signs and signals the rest of the animal kingdom relies on, and to require massive study and then proof of concept to achieve most things.
Consciousness creating reality is a simple matter. One of the reasons we often do not use it is because we have come to accept that simple is not only simple, but also foolish. Yet simplicity and a lack of intellect are not necessarily one-in-the-same. Simple in this context is a synonym for uncomplicated or straightforward, not for uninformed or idiotic.
The Universe is abundant. Don’t believe it? Despite anything you perceive yourself lacking at this moment, consider what it takes for you to BE. The incredible number of components, tangible or intangible, that were brought together to make you into you. Only in an abundant universe could that be accomplished.
The simple thought of I want to be a best-selling author is enough. I need to hold onto that thought, let it really take root in my consciousness; let it percolate all on its own.
It is upon this one thought, and this one thought alone I need to create feeling. How does this, the thought of being a best-selling author, make me feel? What will I feel when I am seeing the amazing number of books I have sold and the number of people I have reached? How will it feel to know I am making my living from this? How will it feel to partake of the ancillary aspects of being a best-selling author, like going to Cons and such? I need to really FEEL these things, and more than that…visualize them. I need to make them feel as real and solid as I possibly can.
I often get so caught up in trying to work out how, I never get clearly from the basic idea to the next step. I need to feel this out, but when I get all caught up in thought I frequently am unable to feel the feeling. Knowing this, I have a new template to work from.
First step is pure, simple thought. In my case, it’s I want to be a best-selling author. Next step, feel the feelings of my accomplishment. The next step after that will be action…and from the uncomplicated thought to the deep, visualized feelings I should be able to identify an inspired, intentional action to take. That of course would be the next step in the process. But I need to remember that the solid thought is, in fact, the real FIRST step.
Crossing the bridges is only possible when you start taking steps. Yet the steps need to be with purpose and intent to accomplish a given goal. The question is, will I now put this notion to good use to get where I want to be?
As always, thank you for crossing the bridges between my worlds with me!
GOAL LOG – Week 15:
Diet: I have continued the lower carb, lower sugar diet overall.
Exercise: I fenced Tuesday, took a good 20+ minute Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Writing: The three blog posts were done.
Meditation: Three days last week, for no less than 4 minutes.
Gratitude: I have expressed gratitude for 5 things every day last week.
This is the twenty-ninth entry of my personal journey, the Crossing the Bridges series. My collectively published writing can be found here.