As human beings we come into this world with all of the necessary means to achieve our dreams. As they say, “If you can conceive it, you can achieve it”.
We all have the inner resources to achieve whatever we set out to accomplish. It is not always easy. Sometimes it can stretch our limits to reach a major goal. However, when starting with small steps we began to gradually become more confident and more aware of resources that we did not know we had when we started. Along the way we may need to learn something new, and we all have the capacity to learn whatever is necessary to reach our destination. It may be knowledge and it may be a new skill. If what we want stirs up passion within us, that passion provides the fuel to do whatever it takes to achieve our goal. We all have the necessary resources!
The following quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson says it well: “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
We have the means within to accomplish whatever we have a burning desire to achieve! For many of us, our first impulse is to look outside of ourselves to find answers; however, they are much closer – our answers are within. We have much more success when we look inside for our solutions. In many cases when we go inside we receive guidance taking us in a direction that we had not previously considered.
You may be wondering “If the answers are inside, how do I find them”? Here are some methods I have found to be useful:
- One of the simplest is to just ask. I find that it works best when I put it on paper, although I don’t always take the time to do so. I’ll ask a question and write down what comes to me. I don’t try to filter it. I just write it down. I keep asking the question and getting answers, sometimes for days or longer, until I feel that I have the resolved the issue.
- Another, and very effective, approach is to write down your question before going to bed and keep it in mind as you go to sleep. If you wake up during the night, bring it to mind again as you go back to sleep. When you first get up in the morning, write down what comes to mind without filtering what you get.
- Yet another method is to ask the question and go into meditation. After meditating, write down what you received during meditation and after.
Writing down our questions and answers helps to have more clarity. Ideally we would do so in a written or typed journal so that we can refer back to the experience later. Writing things down also helps us to remember the information we receive. When we employ more of our senses we get more out of the experience, and of course, writing and typing include the sense of touch in addition to sight.
One benefit of honoring our internal wisdom is that it saves us a lot of time and distress. It also helps to establish and enhance the connection with our own internal guidance which is unique to each individual. The more we connect and follow our inner support the easier it becomes.
We already have all the necessary resources.
- a source of supply, support, or aid, especially one that can be readily drawn upon when needed.
- an available means afforded by the mind or one’s personal capabilities: to have resource against loneliness.
- an action or measure to which one may have recourse in an emergency; expedient.
Be joyful, embrace life and thrive!