Believe you are worthy in experiencing amazing things. It’s important to believe. As Ram Dass said, “The problem is you are too busy holding on to your unworthiness.” I’ve found this to be absolutely true. There is so much that plays into this… whether people are too focused on their own shortcomings or dulled down by certain things that shape us in the society we live in, or simply strings of negative experiences. This is why faith is so important…faith that you can experience amazing, beautiful, positive things right here on earth. Faith is what will keep your mind open and the gates unlocked to actually be able to experience things beyond what you might have imagined. If you are closed to these things, whatever they may be (or just are generally cynical and skeptical) then they are more likely to pass you by. In this way it is a self-fulfilling prophecy.
“Participants in my trainings sometimes ask, ‘I know what I need to do, but where do I find the discipline? How do I motivate myself?’ When people ask me how to do something, I remind them that they already know how; they are really asking, ‘What’s the easy way?’
On planet Earth, ‘easy’ is hard to find. Any accomplishment requires effort, courage and will; some goals involve more difficulty, others less. If we really go for what we want; we encounter one kind of difficulty; if we give up, we confront another kind. Either way, life is difficult.
Positive change of any kind requires that we climb higher, expand our awareness, focus, pay attention, and invest time and energy. Those of us who master change, or at least accept it, recognize the cold, clear realities. Those who haven’t yet accepted how the world works still look for the way way out, that magic formula that produces something for nothing.”
-Dan Millman, No Ordinary Moments
Your Diet and Expanding Awareness
A change we can make today in our dietary lifestyle!
“As we clear old, stressful beliefs and repressed emotional issues, and begin opening up to a sense of our interconnectedness with the world and other people, our diet naturally starts to change. And as our diet changes, other areas of our life also begin to expand. Our diet and our state of consciousness constantly interact. Thus, any improvement we make in our diet, no matter how small, represents a very real form of spiritual progress.
By mentally assessing our current diet, we can select one small change we can begin to make today in our dietary lifestyle. Since the greatest overall dietary problem in America involves eating too much of what we don’t need and not enough of what we do need, a good next step might involve choosing one food to eat less often, and another food to eat more often.”
-From the book No Ordinary Moments by Dan Millman