Earl Nightengale defines success as a progressive realization towards a worthy ideal. Last week I spoke about grief and letting go. Moving towards acceptance and moving on:
“Today I find myself in that stage of grief again. But today I am better prepared. I love my beautiful wife and our wonderful children. I love everyone and I want to do my best to become the best that I am capable of becoming. Today I let go of who I was. Today I take another step forward towards living life with purpose.”
The day after I posted this I was confronted with a dilemma. It was a Saturday, I was at work. I was off Sunday and my wife and I had planned a late morning hike in town with the kids to enjoy this above average temperature we’ve been having here, followed by lunch, then shopping for the chili I had offered to make for the guys at work on Tuesday. (chili always tastes better after it’s had a chance to settle for a couple days) Then at four I would watch the webinar, followed by a quiet night with the kids before bedtime.
Well that all changed with a phone call in the afternoon from my wife explaining to me that we had been invited over to my aunts place for an afternoon of making sausages followed by dinner and a cake for my other aunt who had celebrated her birthday at the beginning of the week.
How do I make this work? This was the question running through my head for the rest of the day. I wasn’t really stressed about it, but I love my mom’s side of the family and we don’t always see each other that often and also in part of my DMP I mention spending quality time with family, this is something I value a lot. So as you could understand, turning the offer down would kind of defeat my purpose. Pair this with fact that I am seeing the profound impact the Master Key Experience has had on me up until now, and I think you can kind of see my dilemma.
Early the next morning my head was clear, I was relaxed, and the answer just flashed into my head. I had a plan. I called my wife on the way home to run it by her. We would have breakfast, get the kids ready, do the grocery shopping, grab lunch on the way home get the chili started, go over to my aunts earlier, go for a hike there, I would ask my aunt if I could use her computer to watch the webinar while my wife helped out with the sausages. The cousins and nephews would be there so our kids could play with them. After the webinar I would help out with the remaining dinner preparations, and enjoy the rest of the evening with my family.
We put the plan into action. Things went very well I might add and although we didn’t get the chili ready that day and the hike was a little bit shorter than we had planned, it all worked out and we had a wonderful night.
I had a few incredible breakthroughs that day and they’re still happening now. With practice I have been able to use my mind more constructively. Understanding how the subconscious mind operates I was able to put it to work to manifest an outcome for me. When I was relaxed I was able to see the solution to my dilemma. I also think more often now for solutions to challenges in my life rather than dwell on the challenges and look at them as problems.
These are some of the behaviours I find myself doing more often now thanks to continued practice and application of the Seven Laws of the Mind.
This all started the day after I published my post, the day I gave myself permission let go of who I was, the day I accepted that my old self is gone.
As I read Part 18 of the Master Key I come across paragraph 17 and understand more of what I am doing every day, putting my beliefs to a test:
“The only belief which is of any value to anyone is a belief that has been put to a test and demonstrated to be a fact; it is then no longer a belief, but has become a living Faith or Truth.”
I think I’m starting to get the hang of this.