These are the days of endless possibilities
What’s it been? Almost 2 months without seeing most of my Unity Family. It’s hard to imagine this situation sometimes. And then again, we could probably say we saw it coming.
We as a nation and a world weren’t REALLY listening to the environmentalists when they told us of the damage we were doing to our world. And we didn’t listen when they warned of the destruction to the rain forests and our other natural resources and what we may be losing as well as releasing as the destruction continued.
So now, a pandemic. And not the greatest of responses to it either. Too many are dying. Too many have lost their jobs and are having problems feeding their families.
We hear the protesters complaining and wanting to get things back to normal…to open the shops and factories and businesses.
But, if we believe Brene Brown and others like her, as I do, “We will not go back to normal. Normal never was. Our pre-corona existence never was normal other than we normalized greed, inequity, exhaustion, depletion, extraction, disconnection, confusion, rage, hoarding, hate and lack. We should not long to return, my friends. We are being given an opportunity to stitch together a new garment. One that fits all humanity and nature.”
If we truly believe that “with God all things are possible,” then not only is this new normal a real possibility but it is something we should want and pray for.
Change was forced upon us…now what are we going to do with it? Will we look upon it as a curse and go kicking & screaming into the future or will we look upon it as a blessing?
We are here, on this Earth to learn and love, to grow. Hanging onto the past will not allow for that.
Oh yes, we have had many good things come from our past, both individually and as a nation and a world. But it’s time to move on. That is what evolution is.
The situation post pandemic is what it is, both personally for each of us but also for the nation and the world. Whining will not change that.
We have so very much potential, my friends. Endless potential! Can we put it to good use?
What will you take into the ‘new world’? What will you leave behind?
That’s what we can do with this chance. We can leave the not-so-good behavior behind and pick up what is right, what is best for our children, for nature … for ourselves and for our country and the world.
We see so many wishing things would go back to what was. But do we REALLY want that? Of course, there were and are many good and fine things from the days of pre-pandemic.
But what about all the not-so-great things?
What about all we were doing to the environment?
What about the way we were treating others?
What about all the times we looked the other way when we walked past a homeless person? Or turned away from injustice? Or greed? Or the politics of the day?
These are times for endless opportunities.
In an article by Dr. Sherri Carter, “our lives are filled with endless possibilities. We just have to open our minds to see them. This means making smart choices.
For example, we can choose to look on the bright side or the dark side. We can choose to act or to react or to do nothing, to sit by and watch life pass us by. And in everything we do every day, we have a choice to make. Are we going to be great? Or are we going to be mediocre? This applies to anything we do–from window washer to salesperson to parent to manager to housemaker to CEO. And it’s never too early to learn how powerful our ability to make choices is.”
Choice is God’s gift to us…we are not determined by fate…other than we are all on a path and eventually we will all end in God’s arms.
What changes would you like to see come from this pandemic. Where would you start?
I asked this question to the Discussion Group on Tuesday. They had worthwhile thoughts, ranging from more & better gun control to equality in its many forms for all, to civility.
What would you add? Use your imagination.
Do not consider anything unattainable. The Bible states, “do not judge by appearance, for only God knows what any person or creature is capable of achieving.”
If we could consider what is best for all or at least most, instead of what’s best for me, just imagine what a world we would have. We have endless possibilities…
Endless possibilities means a belief that all things are possible.
Seth Godin, in “The Chance of a Lifetime” notes, “The thing is, we still live in a world that’s filled with opportunity. In fact, we have more than an opportunity–we have an obligation. An obligation to spend our time doing great things. To find ideas that matter and to share them. To push ourselves and the people around us to demonstrate gratitude, insight, and inspiration. To take risks and to make the world better by being amazing.”
How can we do that?
Ask yourself these 6 questions frequently:
1. Why am I doing what I’m doing? Are you a creature of habit? We all are to some degree, but ALL THE TIME???? Tune into your inner Christ, that Buddha Heart and become more conscious of your thoughts and actions.
2. How can I do what I do every day even better? Once you look at the why, you will be open to how. Tap into the abundant possibilities of the Universe.
3. If I was starting out with a perfectly clean computer screen, how would I design what I’m doing? Use that Power of imagination…be open to any and all possibilities.
4. What are the “endless possibilities” I can envision today about my life, my career, my company? And I would add, my world. Let your thoughts flow, have some fun with it.
5. What can I do to make my clients’ or my families or my friends’ lives better? Daydream here, what would you like life to be for your family? Friends? Your Clients?
6. Why am I not doing it? Great question! What’s holding you back? REALLY?
I’ll end with one additional quote to take you into meditation…
George Bernard Shaw stated, “Some men see things as they are and say why–I dream things that never were and say why not.”