What do I mean by that? It’s very simple. Did you do that thing you planned to do?
The question is a matter of taking a plan — the thought; figuring out how to do it — the feeling; then doing it — the action.
A lot of people are good at coming up with ideas and giving them some thought. But then, do you take action and make them happen? For many, probably not as frequently as you’d like.
Some of these are small, and may or may not have larger repercussions — such as — did you vote? Did you remember to take your pills? Some are larger, and almost certainly come with repercussions — such as — do you want to buy that house? Are you quitting your “stable” job?
Consciousness creates reality. However, to do this, you need to practice mindfulness. Take a thought/idea, give it feeling, and then act on it. Specifically, take intentional actions to drive home the thought and empower it with feeling to be made manifest.
When you act with intent and focus, you put out to the Universe that you desire to create something. It is through intentional action that you can consciously create reality and build your life how you desire it to be.
Seems too easy, right? Then why doesn’t everyone do it? Why do we not all build the lives we most desire?
Because we live in a fear-based society. Change and things that are different become things to fear. Our culture is one where the exceptional and the independent are frequently looked upon askance. Thus, anyone doing something out-of-the-ordinary from societal expectations is suspect.
Take action for change
Yoda stated it best,
“Do or do not, there is no try.”
You are told by your parents, teachers, and other leaders that you can “try” over and over again. But try is weak.
To try is to imply that you expect failure. And fail, you might. Failing, however, is ok, too. Again, Yoda tells us,
“The greatest teacher, failure is.”