An ambition or a new project coming to your mind indicates that you have the possibility of achieving it. Instead of shrinking from the challenge, learn to say “Yes” to life and realize your true potential.
Very often we set a goal for ourselves, and then find ourselves stop working towards it. Of course, we never achieve that goal then.
Another time, we feel we could be a good painter or a musician, or a good surgeon, but somewhere along the way to becoming these, we get distracted, or feel discouraged and give up. So again, we never become that outstanding artist or musician, or surgeon.
Often we feel we can’t get something we desire because somewhere inside we feel we don’t deserve it – that it is too good for us.
These self-imposed limitations on our capabilities and achievements lead to a life of unrealized potential.
By the time you turn 40 or 45, you find your life has been only half as exciting as it could have been. Disheartenment starts setting in, and you surrender to the thought that there’s only so much you are capable of.
By the time you are perhaps sixty, you feel done with new achievements, often just passing your days, feeling out of sync with your own self.
All of this is a very sad summary of life, and quite contrary to the teachings of the Great Ones who tell us we are Divine with Infinite Divine possibilities.
The truth is, we have within us the power to achieve great heights and even perform miracles.
Many people after the age of 45 or 50 start giving up on undertaking anything new, and lamely say, “Oh that’s for the younger generation. At my age I can’t…, it’s too late “. It could be about a new skill or a new technology or a new concept, or even handling the new kitchen mixer.
There is, on the other hand, a very vibrant way of life that is open to all of us, inviting us to see new horizons.
For me, it has been different. When I was younger, I would give up a project for a shortage of time or energy. But as I grew older, I found I was even more enthusiastic about new things.
This was because I learned to say “Yes” to life. In response, Life brought something fresh and new to my doorstep every other day. I was on an energy grid of a different frequency.
Then the best thing had happened to me: I had found my charger or re-charger in the form of inspiration from Ananda teachings, and over the last ten years, I have managed to bounce back and work at a goal more often than totally relinquishing it.
Why does a goal or ambition or dream come to mind at all in the first place?
There’s something I suspect: The popping up of a goal in our mind, secretly indicates that it is a possibility for us. It is within our reach, rather, it is just within our reach. We only need to stick to it and not give up.
I cannot guarantee the truth of this intuitive understanding that I have. You have to try and experiment with it. Maybe you will turn around with stars in your eyes and say, ‘Oh I did it! I never thought I could’
Want to give it try?
With love and best wishes,