It sounds simple- right? You are where you THINK you are! And it is simple but do we practice it? Of course we are where we think we are! The question is where do YOU think you are?
It’s a principle I talk about all the time. Everything we do, we create in our minds before we do anything. The cars we drive, the house we live in all began as a thought in someone’s mind. Our minds are incredible tools, machines that are efficient and creative. But did you know that all the things we do, even things as simple as tying our shoes, our brain completes before we do them. It may be as simple as your brain replaying the tape that tells you how to tie your shoe, that we do not notice playing in the background of our consciousness. It is simple. We manifest what we think.
How often have you struggled on your journey to reach a goal or a dream? Many of us spend time planning how we will achieve our ‘success’. And we trudge on, keeping our eye on the goal, or the reward of reaching the goal. We make progress, year after year we get closer and closer. However, what we do not realize is that instead of spending so much time concentrating on what is going on around us in each small situation, we need to realize and see that what we want to become we already are. And wherever we want to go, we are already there.
“I want to open a chapel where I can perform marriage ceremonies in a non-denominational setting that is serene and beautiful, and reminds people of their creator”, is what my friend told me. We talked for a while about where she wanted to be. Then I looked her right in the eye and told her, “You are already there.” She looked at me at first in disbelief. She told me she could see the place in her mind, she could smell it, feel the breeze outside the chapel. There was no doubt she had achieved the visualization part. However, visualization is only part of it. What she needed to do, was to involve her belief.
And so I repeated to her, “You are already there.” We are where we believe we are. She continued to look at me and I could see her eyes well up with tears. She was quiet. She looked at me with the amazement and finally said, “I am! You are right I am already there.” It is her belief that she is already there that will set into motion all the things that need to happen for her to ‘be there’.
In reality what happens here, is we place ourselves in our minds somewhere ahead of ourselves in reality. The universe will provide for us. And it will. However if we are already there- the universe needs to catch up. If we are there in our minds, and we have completed the journey, then the present time has to catch up with us. Things begin to fall into place that got us to where we already believe we are. In a way it is like time travel, or quantum physics. But don’t let those thoughts complicate things.
It really is simple. We manifest what we think. If you think and believe you have reached your destination, you will be amazed to see how you really have. Don’t let yourself get caught up in the daily trials and tribulations and the struggles of the journey. They have already been taken care of. Begin to see what you are in the future, and you cannot help but manifest the behaviours that got you there! Now that is quantum success thinking!
“To fly as fast as thought, to be anywhere there is, you must first begin by knowing you are already there.” – Fletcher Bird from Jonathon Livingston Seagull (Richard Bach)
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