Our minds are a pretty amazing thing. They can be our biggest liberator or our greatest oppressor. It has been my experience that our thoughts and feelings play a massive role in creating our reality and no one will ever be able to convince me otherwise. We all have our unique desires, things that we believe will make us happy. Unfortunately, those things often have not appeared in our life yet. In many instances, we do not even attempt to manifest them. We stop before we can even start because our logical minds cannot ‘’figure it out,’’ a compulsion that does not serve us well when it comes to creating the life we want for ourselves.
We view the things we desire most as something in the realm of fantasy; we conclude that they can never really be ours. We look at our current circumstances and we just cannot see how it would be possible to break free of them and move towards what we actually want. We have a very limited view of what life is supposed to be like and we settle for very little. We think we are just mean to be ordinary and we view people who have done extraordinary things as super humans, but they are just like us in many ways, they just think differently.
When it comes to really making significant changes in our lives and getting what we really want, there is one key rule that we must adopt, no exceptions. We need to focus on the ‘’what’’ and release the ‘’how.’’ The ‘’how’’ is something we cannot even begin to figure out logically. There are a million different ways we can manifest the things we want, there are a million different opportunities, a million different people or situations we can encounter; there is no way for us to conceive of all of them in this moment.
When I talk about this type of stuff, I am not just talking about awe-inspiring encounters that shake up your very foundation and how you look at the world, I am talking about seemingly non-spectacular events, like simply getting an urge to visit a particular website you never have before and it contains a piece of information that helps you reach your goal, or meeting a friend of a friend who happens to know of a job opening in the exact field you are looking for.
Letting go of the ‘’how’’ also unblocks your mind and allows ideas and solutions to flow to you. These epiphanies will often appear obvious and glaringly simple, and you will wonder how you did not think of it before; but when our minds are clogged with worry, fear and limited thinking, even the simplest solutions cannot get through. You will be inspired to do certain things and these inspired actions will open doors that you could not have even imagined. You will find that even though you are doing many of the things in the same way as you always have, you may be getting better results. For example, maybe you are a freelance writer and you seem to be getting a lot more jobs than you were previously.
Our heavy reliance on logical thought and the need to figure things out can make this extremely difficult, believe me I know! I still struggle with it, particularly in certain areas of my life. The good news is, you do not need to be in this zone 24/7 to make progress, though it will be to your benefit to tip the scales in favor of feeling good rather than feeling badly. Just get clear on your vision, what you want out of life, without judgment or censoring. As I have heard it said many times before, the ‘’how’’ is none of your business!