Saturday, August 13, 2011
Personal Development for today. Most friends who read this probably think I write this for them, but the truth is, I write them for me. I need them as much or more than the folks I write for.
No person can be confronted with a difficulty which he has not the strength to meet and subdue. With this in mind, remember, there is no problem or challenge that we ought to get "anxious" about. Every difficulty can be overcome if rightly dealt with; anxiety is, therefore, unnecessary.-Byways of Blessedness
What this means for me, is that, the Universe can only operate through clear channels of joy and positive energy. Anxiousness is a sign of resistance, therefore creating blocks for the Universal energy to work through me. Anxiousness occupies the minds attention on the situation, taking away precious energy that can be focused on ideas and growth.
There's also another great reason not be anxious about any difficulty we're facing today--it contains a lesson. And once you master it, you will be much stronger and wiser. Again, one of my favorite teachers, Emmett Fox, wrote, "It is the Law that any difficulties that can come to you at any time, no matter what they are, must be exactly what you need most at the moment, to enable you to take the next step forward by overcoming them. The only real misfortune, the only real tragedy, comes when we suffer without learning the lesson."
This is an incredible truth. The bible calls these "mountains." Without learning the lessons we can go around the same mountains over and over and over again until we meet with surrender to asking "what is the lesson here?"
Our life's map in reaching levels of mastery must be clear. What are the skills you need to learn to be successful in your company? What are the foundations to building a solid career that must be built first? You must know these things, because if you don't, this is what causes journeys around the same mountains. I am clear, on the steps I have mastered and I am clear on the steps that I am currently on to gaining mastery. And this I have mapped out. We must also be clear on where we are at with our current levels of personal development so we have a gauge of where we are starting and what areas we must choose to work on.
These are things worth thinking about and then put into a plan of decisive action. I quoted Lao Tzu in which there is a deeper truth to what he said "A journey of a thousand miles, begins with a single step."
I trust that we are all exactly where we need to be, and when we have learned our lessons and built up our skill, then we meet promotion.
With tremendous love and light,