How often do you consider expansion? Growing beyond the limits which currently exist in your life. Many seek simply to maintain or to prevent the loss of what currently exists. Much like an insurance company. But that’s just on the surface. Insurers are out to make a profit while mitigating risks. Not to simply prevent a loss.
I cannot recall a time when most people haven’t sought to expand. It’s a cohesive part of American culture. There is an unrelenting passion to keep up with or exceed the Joneses. All monetarily, of course. But what if we looked towards expansion of our minds and not our pocketbooks. How different would the world look, feel and ta ste? If we each set a course for expansion of the inner realms of our lives, what do you suppose we could achieve as a collective? Could we save this spaceship called Earth and secure the future of all life?
No one who has ever achieved greatness, actually set out with the intention to do so. Most have simply fed a burning desire to understand or be understood. To single-mindedly pursue the one thing that made them feel most alive. Essentially they longed to become a Master of some thing that led to the mastery of self. It was an unconscious choice to expand their way of thinking.
Mahatma Gandhi said, “Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.” In a world of instant gratification and larger than life pursuits, his words are just as true today as they have ever been. Most don’t recognize that the big things in life that are relentlessly pursued in the midst of a crowd, are the least likely to fulfill the burning desire for certainty, significance or connection.
Mastery of self, however, lifts the spirit and ignites the soul. There are many roads to mastery of self. It naturally evolves when you find and relentlessly pursue that one thing in life that makes the most sense to you. That one thing that makes your whole heart sing. Thomas Edison is quoted as saying, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Had he not been in pursuit of his passion, we would probably still be in the dark. Passion gives you the strength and determination to carry on even in the face of failure.
Is it so difficult to believe that your very own passion could lead to a similar result? So what if it involves a mason jar, double-sided tape and stink bugs? It solves a problem. Multimillion dollar businesses have been built on much less. Don’t underestimate yourself, your skill, your passion or your dreams. Pursue each with great fervor. The mere fact that you live and breathe is an indicator that you are destined for great things.
Mark Twain shared exceptional wisdom in saying, “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions — small people always do that. But the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” It’s true. Small people prefer small people. It’s safe. Expansion involves risk. There’s the risk that you may succeed and be pulled away by greatness from smallness. Always, consider the source. Honor the muse. Your path is yours and yours alone.
One final note: You are beautiful, talented, amazing and simply the best at being you. No one can ever do it better. Never forget this. Always be the very best you that you can possibly be.
Expand your thinking and let your life speak for itself.
Hi, I’m KT Williams, an intuitive life coach. I help women step into their value by clarifying their life purpose and discovering their significance in the world to pursue lifelong dreams and experience more fulfilling lives. Interested in more pearls of wisdom? Follow me at http://www.ktw5555.wordpress.com. ~ Openings now available for complimentary discovery sessions. Inquiries at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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