A Goldfish That Never Made Anything of Himself
If you move a goldfish from its bowl into a large lake, the goldfish will still swim in the same small circles. He doesn’t know any other way because the poor thing is trapped in its own belief system. My point is that when we question our beliefs, and what are beliefs but programs we’ve bought into, we question our limitations. Now, I’d say that is a good thing because it’s the first step to making positive changes in our lives!
Ask yourself, does this belief serve me? Does it get me to where I want to go or does it take me further away? Unlike the goldfish, we are capable of critical thought. If we want to move on in life, if we’re feeling stuck, then isn’t it about time to give it a real think and question our beliefs and our limitations? Isn’t it time to start thinking out of the box and not going along with the status quo?
I thought I’d add this to the blog since I was talking about goldfish and since the news is often so horrendous, this may add a smile.
Ask yourself, does this belief serve me? Does it get me to where I want to go or does it take me further away? Unlike the goldfish, we are capable of critical thought. If we want to move on in life, if we’re feeling stuck, then isn’t it about time to give it a real think and question our beliefs and our limitations? Isn’t it time to start thinking out of the box and not going along with the status quo?..Read more
We’re Off to Penzance!
I was reminiscing about a time when my sister and I needed to get a rental car in London to take us to Penzance, three hundred miles due west in the area of Cornwal, England. Penzance is located at the very western tip of the Cornwall Peninsula and accessible by the M4/5 highways. We were excited to be viewing an open- air festival bringing artists, musicians and writers of the highest caliber. I had booked us into a great B&B for the weekend. So, off we went to the rental car agency. Unfortunately, neither of us knew how to drive a stick shift. At the time that was the only type of car available. The woman at the rental place asked us whether we knew how to drive a car with a manual transmission. After winking at each other conspiratorially, we simultaneously answered, “yes, of course.” We figured we could learn how to drive one of ‘those’ cars in a nearby parking lot before venturing on the highway. Pretty brash decision.
It wasn’t a great plan. We never got to Penzance that day! We decided that one of us would shift (me) while the other would steer to make it less stressful on the driver. We kept the car in first gear. What was particularly debilitating is that no sooner were we on the A4 than the engine began to overheat, smoke, and finally seize up. We should have realized something was amiss when we couldn’t get the car to go beyond 30 miles an hour and other cars were honking angrily at us as if something was very wrong with us. Something was very wrong, and we had to pull off the highway and wait for help to come...Read more
The Power of Imagination
You may, at some time, have considered how beneficial and life altering your imagination can be. Consider Olympic athletes using imagery as mental training. This mental prowess was cultivated through years of training the mind to tune out distractions , reduce stress, sharpen focus , and achieve optimal performance.
Most of us haven’t used the wealth of our imagination for manifestation purposes or to achieve our goals. We use it more often to envision a worst case scenario for something we are nervous about or in fear of at some time in the future.
Our imagination, if used properly, can be our greatest ally. Once discovered, imagination can help us expand and enhance our goals and dreams. It can make them larger and infinitely more exciting. Therefore, it is the most important secret on the planet.
Jon Rappaport, who is an investigative reporter, author, and blogger often writes on subjects that have to do with exiting from the matrix and the power of imagination. When he writes of escaping from the matrix, he means something akin to the movie, The Matrix. That iconic movie was released in 1999 and starred Keannu Reeves as the protagonist, Neo, and Lawrence Fishburne as Morpheus...Read more