From Possibility to Action

Yesterday I wrote about Emily Dickison’s powerful advice to “Dwell in possibility.” When we’re in the world of possibility, we have many options and are open to all of them. We haven’t determined why something can’t happen, why we don’t deserve it, or why we can’t afford it. In this inner landscape of possibility, anything is – - of course – - possible!

It’s when I move out of this space into the more comfortable (for me) world of action that I can get into trouble. I love to lead the charge to make things happen. Many times I think I know what I want and go after it with determination, thinking my tenacity will always win out. Does this describe you too?

While this approach can lead to success, it comes at a price. The cost in time and energy can be immense, and we can miss the obvious guidance and signs the universe sends our way. Whether the guidance is to go somewhere to meet the right person to easily bring us what we seek, or to heed all of the dead ends that try to tell us to modify our vision or plan, we usually need to move back into the land of possibility in order to recognize it.

When I’m so busy “doing it myself,” my focus keeps me from “seeing” or sensing the wisdom of the universe or my Higher Self. Does this describe you too?

It seems to me the key to joyfully attaining all that we desire is to balance the time we dwell in the land of action and reality with time meditating or daydreaming in the land of possibility. Inspired Leap is all about confidently taking action toward what you want when you are inspired to do so – - and not before. And, if you’re like me, it’s hard to sense that “inspiration” that signals the right time and the right way to act, if you’re running around trying to make everything happen on your own.

What does the “land of possibility” look like to you? What’s your best way of taking yourself there? How often do you spend time in that space? One of my goals for 2009 is to deliberately spend time meditating and daydreaming in my inner land of possibility every day. I look forward to sharing my successes and challenges in balancing time in both worlds with you in 2009.

How about you? How much time are you willing to give yourself in 2009 to dwell in the land where absolutely anything is possible – - in your land of possibility?

If you struggle to make time to daydream and reflect on what’s possible, consider joining me at my Aha! Moments Weekend Retreat on Friday evening, February 27th out at Canyon of the Eagles Lodge in Burnet, Texas.

Happy New Year!

3 Responses to “From Possibility to Action”

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  3. Ronli says:

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