This month has been a busy and wonderful month.
I'm making a lot of sacrifices to lay the foundation for the future, building this website, preparing talks, doing video conferences with leaders and future leaders and reading, reading, reading.
As I was walking with my daughters today, I pondered on the excitement of setting meaningful and mission oriented goals and living in our imaginations. How fulfilling our thoughts are when we choose our true passion and choose to meaningfully create. Our lives turn from normal everyday living to excitement, creative thinking, passion, and joy. The heart and spirit align purposefully with the mind and we have moments where we see our future. In these heartfelt moments we will experience feelings of electrical vibration and sometimes even tears of joy. When this happens we know we're setting our goals high enough and we can be sure we have the spiritual and emotional fuel to do whatever it takes to achieve our dreams.
Another wonderful thing happens to. When we feel these healthy vibrations, we're sending out the frequency which begins the process of creation. This is how people, things and opportunities come into our lives. It's important to remember to strive to dream and to live for our dreams. Not everything comes at once and, sometimes, will cost great effort. When we are sure of our purpose and determined, with true feeling, it will come to pass.
This is the ultimate state of health. When we have meaningful dreams and we're striving towards their accomplishment, the positive feelings generated from their pursuit stimulates healthy mental, emotional, and spiritual activity.
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This Covey video touched a nerve. While I was posting and adding my thoughts on this video I couldn't help asking an important question.
"The space between stimulus and response is the freedom to choose your response."
"However small or large that space is, it gets larger from taking the initiative."
"Leaders aren't born or made, they are self made."
I do like Covey. 32 years ago I sat a few feet from him in a small setting taking notes with 4 fingers holding the pen because of a broken finger. I still have those notes.
He makes a lot of things clear and I like how he's urging people forward. He's performing a good service. The above video, talking about the space between stimulus and response, strikes a nerve.
I think there's a need to talk about that space.
When that space is small because of overwhelming sorrow, hurt, or anger is there anything we can do for relief? A lot of personal development geniuses like Covey have the best intentions and do great good for humanity. Perhaps if he were still alive today he would eventually be introduced to the world of oils.
I think many of us need to know how we can maintain emotional wellness between stimulus and response. That spot we're talking about is the feeling center or heart of each of us where memory may conflict with our best intentions. Hurt and pain, until properly supported, can hold us hostage. The Feelings Kit, with it's oils, is a great thing to have on hand. As you strive to dream, read, teach and go forward, don't be afraid to listen to your feelings and look back. Having the feelings kit on hand will give you the tools you need to support having the right feelings.
A Lesson From the Wright Brothers
Visions and dreams, actually experiencing our future before it happens, is the true fuel of motivation that guarantees the attainment of those visions and dreams.What does the dream feel like, what are you experiencing in the dream, does the dream (vision) excite you (motivate) you to act? Are you compelled by the energy and feeling you experience during your dreams?
Your dreams should cause you to experience a vibration and rush of physical feeling, like water rushing in your body. That feeling is telling you, your dream is in harmony with your potential, with who you are, and that vibration is the necessary beginnings of creation. That feeling is the deepest and strongest part of you (the human spirit) driving those dreams deep into your being at a cellular level.The molecules of creative emotion.
Everything we romance comes to pass. We have a choice. We can romance fear and worry (which is a result of not dreaming big enough or not dreaming at all) or we can dream our way to health, improved family relationships, a purpose driven life with abundance doing the things we love.
We're doing one or the other in everything we do.
The Wright brothers are a good example of visualization and dreaming. Sometime after the bike builders successfully designed and built the engine to one of their planes and flew, someone asked one of the creative brothers a compelling question. They asked, when was the most thrilling moment in flight?
The Wright brother paused and said, it was back when he was a boy laying, with his head on his pillow, and dreaming about flying.
This was an insightful answer from a human being who understood the value of dreaming big and the mechanism of human growth and potential.He understood the importance of romancing a dream experiencing our dreams before setting out on the journey of achievement.