Stepping Into Our Greatness
" “We have forgotten that the natural foe to life is not a distant death, but a present, in-the-moment detachment from living..."
I created this because I was reading a book (a book I just got) this morning and I felt extremely inspired by it. It’s titled The Motivation Manifesto by Brendon Burchard and there’s a passage in it that says:
“We have forgotten that the natural foe to life is not a distant death, but a present, in-the-moment detachment from living. Should we wish to be free and alive with full power, we must decide to bring the full might of our conscious mind to the present experience. We must choose to feel again. We must set intentions for who we are, for what roles we wish to serve, for how we’ll relate with the world. Without a vibrant awareness, we cannot connect others or ourselves, nor can we meet the demands of the hour with grace. For this we now declare: we shall meet life with full presence and power.”
When I read this, it occurred to me that I have played myself down many times in life. A lot of times that I have been presented with the opportunity to realize my full power and potential, I instead chose my desire to align with others in order to move forward in life. A deep feeling of dependency has always lived within me—a feeling of not believing in my ability to achieve my goals on my own, always wanting to partner up with people or sell someone else’s product. Despite having that ‘I have my own entrepreneurial ventures’ feeling, I still constantly chose to align myself with other people, enhancing their lives and wealth in the process. On reading that passage, I experienced a raw moment, because I thought about how so many human beings are living on this planet thinking they are not good enough; thinking they cannot achieve their dreams due to a lack of confidence. What they fail to realize is that the moment we were born on this planet, we were provided with the right tools and the right people to ensure that we live a fulfilled life.
For example, I have a transcriptionist that I have been working with for a while. It’s been very interesting and wonderful to have someone who can actually write out my thoughts and ideas, but yet, there was a time when I would not have deemed it possible to have this person in my life because of where I am. I honestly believe that the right people would come into our lives. My current assistant initially worked with me, then left; now she’s back and it’s such a wonderful time. I believe that the right people and the right tools that are needed will come into our lives. Here’s the kicker: If we truly do not step into the greatness of who we are, then it will be very difficult for the right things to align with us. When I talk about stepping into our greatness, it’s not an easy journey; it’s a constant releasing of the things that block us from being who we are.
The beauty of this journey and the process that accompanies it is that as we keep releasing those obstacles, it will feel like clearing a bush just to prevent bushfires from happening. I remember when I used to go on a safari and they would completely clean out the bush and its surrounding area because of the tendency for fires to pass through really dry areas. It’s really that we’re clearing the brush and the fire—that fire of all challenges—so that we can allow the things that are truly there for us to come through.
This is my blog for today. I will put it out there for everyone as we’re all going through the same experiences. For me, one of the ways that I’ve chosen to really show up is by constantly noticing the feelings that I’m having. I review my environment and ask myself: “Is this thing I’m doing right now serving me? Are the people in my life right now serving me? Am I actually honoring my dreams and my desires?”
I hope that when you read this, it allows you to also question yourself and ask: “Am I truly showing up in a way that is required in my life? Am I really claiming who I am or am I hiding behind someone else and not doing what I’m meant to do on this planet?”