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Friday, June 24, 2011

Seek and Find!

Taken from The Daily

"Patience is power; with time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes silk."
- Chinese Proverb

It's written in many different ways in many different places, this Uni-versal Truth - "Seek and ye shall find".

To prove it, stop for a moment and look around you. Look for red. Look for everything that's red. Look for red, look for red.

Ok, how many red things did you see?

Now, tell me right now how many things are green?

You see, you didn't see the green 'cuz you were looking for red.

So how can we apply this Truth in our lives in a way that will benefit us? Well the first question is, "What the heck are you looking for?"

Are you looking for examples to prove your fear correct? Are you looking for all the reasons why you can't trust someone? Are you looking for all the reasons why "they are wrong" and "you are right"? Are you looking for love in all the wrong places? Well, the good news and the bad news is that you will find what you go looking for.

So as we break this down further, we'll see that many times the outcome of our life isn't due to some power greater than ourselves (be it the Gov't, whatever we define God to be or Big Business), but rather it's the outcome of what we've gone looking for. We have got to begin to see how we create the circumstance of our lives.

We are far from powerless. On the contrary, we are actually VERY powerful beings. We are just not aware or conscious of how much we actually contribute to our lives. It's easier to blame other people or bigger things for our circumstances. Now I'm not saying that outside factors don't contribute to the way our lives are (i.e. the recession, getting laid off or someone leaving us), but what I am saying is that we are 100% responsible for how we respond to everything that happens.

And since we will find what we go looking for, it's VITAL to become aware of what we're looking for. Let's be honest and get real right now. A lot of us don't want to go looking for reasons why we might be wrong or how we contributed to a negative part of our lives. We just don't. Our egos won't let us. But see, the reality is, we have contributed to the outcome of our lives. So if there is anything in your life that you don't like, it's time to wake up to your role in making this happen.

This isn't as a "punishment" or an opportunity to feel guilty or slip into victim mode - oh hell no, quite the contrary. Getting real with how you are creating the circumstances of your life is the first step to freedom, baby! When we can own our role in the negative outcomes of our lives, we begin to take our power back and give ourselves the opportunity to make a new choice.

Because as much as we contribute to the negative, we also contribute to the positive. We have an active role in the outcome of our lives. So today, let's take responsibility for some of the not so good things about our lives. Let's admit that we are a part of the problem we're complaining about. And let's take our power back. Let's stop blaming, stop complaining and put our focus on the solution.

Life is too precious and too short to live it blaming and complaining. We get what we go lookin' for, so what do you want to look for today? A reason to complain or a reason to move on to freedom? It's up to you.




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