“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.” —Marianne Williamson
I like to live with a pioneering spirit. A sense of adventure and excitement makes life juicier and more unpredictable. This also makes it a mystery to the mind, which wants to keep you safe but often then keeps you stuck in an unsatisfied life spent looking for “more” in all the wrong places.
I can’t begin to imagine the thrill of discovering the light bulb that Thomas Edison must have felt after his many failed attempts. The mystery of birth is another impossible/possible feat of nature. The birth canal accommodating the head of a baby and the development of a foetus? It is mind boggling!
The concept of “impossible” is a desperate attempt of the mind to prevent you from achieving greatness. It wants to keep you small, safe and bored in most cases. Now you may say that this is a limited view of the mind and, yes, there are instances where that very same mind has reached incredible heights, as was the case with Edison or Stephen Hawking or Albert Einstein. They transcended common beliefs and didn’t misuse the precious gift of life.
Echkart Tolle is one of my favourite authors as he is heralding a vision of a new being that is anchored in presence and awareness of the Now. In my life, I have had moments where I experienced life at its most awesome... Witnessing the birth of my daughter is one of these highlights. I also experience it in my work when my tailors say it is not possible to do this or that and I am challenged to prove the contrary. In doing so, I expand my own consciousness as well as the consciousness of whoever challenged me.
Traveling is another way in which I have encountered unchartered territories. It pushes me to find solutions in the present that are not the result of my thinking necessarily but rather of the acceptance that there is an infinite intelligence at work that helps me make the right decision in each moment. In the “Course of Miracles”, they refer to the holy spirit as being the direct link to our creator.
I could go on and on with examples that illustrate that the impossible is indeed possible and that, in fact, without it, there would be no evolution. Please share with me your views on the matter and feel free to include your personal life experience!