Where are you holding on to a limited image of self?
Where you are rationalizing yourself into a “smaller” goal or a more “doable” goal is where you have some expansion in consciousness to achieve. It’s when you’re holding on to a limited image of yourself that you start rationalizing and talking yourself into more comfortable goals and intentions.
Comfort is an indicator of staying in the familiar, of staying in the same mindset and energy as before. If you want something and yet are talking yourself down from the possibility of it coming into your experience, there’s energy there for you to free up through a change in your beliefs, reality maps, and definitions.
If you’re starting from a premise that says “anything is possible for me” that premise has to be anchored on all levels of your being, from psyche to the tip of your toes, you must know this to be true with every fiber of your being. This knowingness however doesn’t happen all on its own. It takes your willingness to integrate it vertically down your spine, through awareness and practice, moving it down from the level of concept to the reality of experiential or embodied knowledge. If that isn’t your starting premise, check and see what is and measure how expansive it makes you feel. Limitation is always first created within your own belief system.
If you’re in the practice of limiting yourself, you’ll find that when you’re focused on experiencing a new outcome, your mind may offer you a more “likely” alternative or a more “believable” possibility. One that says “well that’s my ultimate goal but what I can achieve for now is something much more doable”. While this may look like a helpful thought in the moment, maybe creating the feeling that you’re still accomplishing some result, what it’s actually saying is that you can’t have your ultimate outcome in the immediate. It’s saying that your ultimate outcome is too far out of reach and your mind doesn’t see any way to get to it based on who and where you are right now, so you’ll have to go for this doable outcome putting your energy and focus more into that “realistic” goal while giving your ultimate goal a distant focus, a ‘someday’ focus that says “I’ll eventually get to it”.
You want to take a look at any tendency of the mind to withdraw your attention and focus from your true desires. Reality doesn’t have to be an either/or flow where you can have one thing now and the other thing later. It doesn’t have to be a this-or-that formula. If there is a “large” goal and a “realistic” goal in your mindset, you can allow your mind to entertain the possibility of both of them flowing into existence for and through you right here and now.
While it may feel comfortable to pursue the more “doable” intent, and it’s okay to do so, it’s also useful to stretch yourself beyond the familiar and the comfortable. At the root of this secondary option is usually the belief that you can’t have your true desired end at this moment in time. That you’re too small. That you’re not enough. That you’re not there yet. That you don’t have what it takes. That those other people who are living similar outcomes now are different than you are, they have more resources and connections. Or whatever other version of “no” you are saying to your dream.
There is no right or wrong way to do your reality. It is all, every atom and molecule of it, yours to organize and assemble in the ways that please you. What you want to check for again and again is if your pattern of thinking is allowing you to flow and expand or if it’s confining you into limited images of self, reality, and world. Ask yourself: is this thought pattern fueling my expansion? Is this thought pattern affirming that anything is possible for me?
If expansion is what you’re after, you have to continually evaluate how far your thoughts and patterns of thinking are allowing you to stretch out. Always choose to go beyond the familiar images of self you hold, always choose to add more consciousness and intelligence, more light and more flow into your reality. Let yourself continually catch up to your never-ending expansion, that's the most thrilling ride you can let yourself experience.
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