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Opening Up to the Possibilities
What if we could truly have anything we imagined? What if anything was possible? What would our lives be like? Do we even believe it? What if what stops us is actually surmountable? And what if meeting that challenge is actually our true life path?
One thing that stops us is our belief that we are where we came from. We carry the beliefs of our family and tribe forward and these become the walls that we can’t climb... the walls that feel so familiar, that we believe that they are true barriers. But what if they aren’t.
We believe that the hand we were dealt is our reality forever. Deep down, we believe that this is just who I am. I have to learn to accept it.
But the truth is that the hand we were dealt and the family we were born into is just our STARTING POINT. It’s not a path. It’s not a direction. It’s just a POINT. And if we imagine standing on that point, we can truly turn in any direction... And go anywhere we want to go.
I had a good friend in high school who desperately wanted to be wealthy. But he came from a good ethnic family who said that he should be proud to own the family restaurant and not be afraid to be a blue collar worker - that seeking wealth was above his status .... Today my friend is a multi-millionaire.
According to the world, you might have no artistic talent. But with the spirit of joy and self-discovery, you could spend the rest of your days dabbling with paint, clay, colour or photography... blissfully happy.
You could have been born with a very unathletic build or come from an overweight family. Anyone can become active if they want. Anyone can learn how to nourish their bodies. If you put your mind to it, you could run a marathon, or bike up a mountain, and be fit the rest of your life.
You could believe that you have no rhythm and are totally uncoordinated. But with enjoyable time spent moving to music with fun people, you could end up dancing like Fred Astaire.
Because anything truly is possible. If we put our minds to it, we really can do anything...
The question is
“Are we willing to set aside who we’ve been in the past, to imagine a new future?”