In 1901, a few wise people suspected they could find oil underneath Spindletop Hill near Beaumont, Texas. Most went broke trying to reach it. Anthony Lucas persisted long enough and drilled deep enough to finally uncork what became known as the Lucas Gusher in Spindletop Field. It produced 100,000 barrels a day for the next 30 years. The find sparked the Texas and Gulf Coast Oil Boom. By 1902 the area had over 500 companies drilling for oil.
Just imagine your piece of property sitting atop one of the largest finds yet to be discovered. You’re tragically oblivious to the untapped reserves of wealth, power, freedom, and opportunity quietly resting deep underneath. Why would you ever look? Who would even think to explore it unless tipped off by someone in-the-know? What a shame to have these resources available to you and never know they’re there?
This is what keeps me motivated, alerting you to your deep … Read More »
The seed of all purposeful advancement is Imagination. It’s exponentially more powerful than your will. Every success book or program asks you to get a “Vision” first. However many times not only do we not have a vision, we don’t even know what it is that we want, so how can you go forward? Most people at least know of something in their lives that they want to make better or have more of. Try this technique, it’s called “Imagine it In”. Take an issue that you want to work on and say, “I remember when (fill in the blank), before it was (the way you imagine it could be). Paint the imagined picture as detailed as you can. You will Feel the difference in your mind after saying it. I don’t normally send attachments because this is quick-wisdom after … Read More »
“It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightening about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we’re liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” – Marianne Williamson from “A Return to Love”
“The important thing is to be able at any moment to sacrifice what you are for what you could become.” – Charles Dubois
“The only thing that stops us from being our whole, authentic selves is fear. Our fear tells us that we can’t fulfill our dreams. Our fear tells us not to take risks. It stops us from enjoying our … Read More »
To cultivate awareness of your essence, author Ken McLeod suggests the following exercise in “White Paper III”:
Imagine that you are going to die in one minute. The last thing you are going to experience is reading this, sitting in this room, wearing the clothes you are wearing, thinking and feeling what you are thinking and feeling right now. This is it. This is the end of your life. You have no time to do anything about it. You have no time to write a note or make a phone call. Your life is over. You will die in one minute. All you can do is experience what is, right now.
In doing this exercise, you stop fighting, stop wanting, stop achieving. You stop hoping for a better life. Getting anywhere becomes meaningless. What remains is that state of awareness within you … Read More »
All that you seek is already within you. In Hinduism it is called the Atman; In Buddhism, the pure Buddha-mind. Christ said “the Kingdom of Heaven is within you.” Quakers call it the “still small voice within.” This is the space of full awareness that is in harmony with all the universe, and thus is wisdom itself. Every new understanding of who you really are, attunes you more delicately to this space so that you can hear and be guided by your inner voice more clearly. If you have lost contact with your inner awareness, try meditation, yoga, silent prayer, or some moving meditation like t’ai chi. Only by quieting your mind can you reestablish your connection to your inner divinity. – Ram Dass from Journey of Awakening