MKE Week 11- One Step at a Time Is Not Too Difficult

I will persist until I succeed! "…from childish swipes the oak will eventually tumble." I will indeed remember to bend the ancient law of averages to my good. I will ignore the obstacles at my feet and keep my eyes on the goals above my head!

There persists the old question often surfacing: "How does one best eat an elephant?" You know the answer: "One bite at a time". The basic truth this message conveys can get lost on us former perfection paralytics. Life often catches me evading matters when I have not mastered them, even at the first attempt. Given a lifetime of such paralysis, one can imagine the figurative pile of "uncompleteds" drifting in my wake. Thankfully there is no room for that here in the Master Key! 

Using the Master Key, I'm empowering my new blueprint to always interject, ever pressing me forward on my New Path. Where I so frequently would turn around and confirm defeat, I now persist and plug forward. Each blow against the tree of my former life blueprint may indeed be trifling and seem of no consequence. But I persist and I succeed! The true gem in the process is this: I am available, I bring the materials, I provide the blueprint. The perfect design and architecture is not up to me! I don't have to fear the future, nor question the success of this endeavor, so long as I remain faithful to the tasks that belong to me. "What things so ever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them." I desire them; I believe in them; I seek them, and I shall have them!

I build my castle one brick at a time. Fear, improbability, mistake, failure; none of these possess the land any longer! They have been evicted. But just like any sloppy tenant, sometimes it takes time to clean up the refuse left behind. Every heap of old blueprint disposed brings me closer to my mansion. At times I wind up dragging a bit of it back on my heel. But as the site gets cleaner, I will champion the effort and only the bright new creations of my thoughtful design and effort will prevail!   

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MKE Week 8- However, when man awakens to the Truth…

It's amazing what one quiet meditative session can yield! As I have progressed to this point in week 8, I have had vast successes and yet something is still not aligning. The imbalance I have been sensing really reflected in my quiet times over the last couple weeks, as I have had difficulty focusing or spending the entire 15 minutes, let alone more. In an attempt to rectify this I chose myself as the object of my focus this morning. More specifically, what do I REALLY want out of this experience; out of my future self?

"People say they desire abundant life, and so they do. But so many interpret this to mean that if they will exercise their muscles or breathe scientifically, eat certain foods in certain ways, drink so many glasses of water every day of just a certain temperature, keep out of drafts, they will attain the abundant life they seek." -Haanel 8:21

This quiet meditative time was a bit soggy. I wept as I realized that my future self is still a stranger. I asked myself, "what do I want?". I thought through my Definite Major Purpose as it is written. I have actually written into it the external things that I think sound like they will help me get what I think I want. Yep, 8:21 describes me. Some of the elements included there, as I see them, make me want to respond, "Who is that?!" Back to the drawing board.

 

 

Mind you, these elements are all contained in my DMP. However, I find that I was trying once again, to determine how I was  going to create the external results- with external efforts. Truly this results in nothing more than building a house on sand. A house merely set on sand (external) will blow away with the first wind, or drift away with the first flood. For a house to stand, it must be rooted in the bedrock (internal)!

For the record, this is what I want, and a revision is coming. I want to restore my body to health and wholeness. I want a quiet and peaceful  mind. I want to write articles and books. I want to develop my skills and create using my cherished fiber arts. I want to share what I create with others, endeavoring to share the joy I gain in creating with them. I want to travel. A lot.

As you read your Definite Major Purpose, what are you feeling? Is it truly YOU that you have written about? If you find any sentence that seems to get hitched in your solar plexus, perhaps another revision is due for you too!

This is not a sprint. It's a marathon; one whose prize for FINISHING surpasses any pot metal trinket we can hang on our wall! I want it! No doubt you want it too! Let's go get that prize together!

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