With the New Year fast approaching, are you ready to make this year your year? Are you finally ready to take those goals of yours and do what it takes to make them happen? Are you ready to step out into the unknown, to do the things you’ve never done in order to possibly gain the things you’ve always wanted but never had? Are you finally ready to make the move and risk your dream?
I ask this because, according to Robert Anthony, most people would rather be certain they’re miserable, than risk being happy. And for some reason, this seems to be especially true when it comes to our dreams, and the things we really want out of life. For some reason, when faced with the necessity to actually do something to make those dreams come true – when faced with the actuality of risking our dreams – so many of us seem to just freeze in our tracks and let that wonderful spark we had just… fizzle out and fade away.
And I think it’s that age-old foe rearing its ugly head again; it’s the fear of the unknown making us afraid of what could be, filling our heads with imagined fears and worst-case scenarios and crowding out all the wonderful myriad of alternate possibilities that are actually more likely. It’s the classic case of the devil you know versus the devil you don’t; we’re afraid to risk the certainty of the known – whether we’re happy with it or not – for the uncertainty of the unknown. So we settle for what is. And to me this is the greatest risk: turning our lives into something we’ve settled for, and condemning ourselves to always wonder what would have happened… if.
The real problem with avoiding all risks and allowing fear to call the shots for us is that it turns our entire life into something we’re settling for rather than something we are living. Don’t do that. Don’t settle – you are worth so much more than that. So grab the coming New Year with everything you’ve got and turn it into everything you want. Make it happen. Risk your dream.
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This was great, Nathalie! Something I always need to hear for reinforcement.
People, I find, do not pursue dreams for fear if embarrassment, at least in the area where I live. The approval of others is more important to them. They do not want to lose friendships, which are more important to them than actually getting anywhere. The road to success is a lonely one, according to them, one in which they will be judged by superiors and harassed, and why lose one’s dignity being yelled at like that when you can stay in your comfort zone and be overweight, smoke, drink, and all that other stuff? That is what they tell me, so the topic of dreams is kind of taboo with people.
Humans are cruel to each other. I’ve always wondered why that is. It is one if the topics that led me to spirituality. I think the point is to transcend this, find our happiness, and keep on going no matter what. Napoleon Hill, Wayne Dyer, and the masters all say that we have to sort if not be human to reach our dreams, in the sense that we must burn our bridges, stop hanging out with those who are no good for us, and not give a crap about what others think about us or what we are doing in order to make it. These principles go against everything humans believe. I am constantly told not to burn my bridges and keep relations with people I do not like who can easily screw me over, all for the benefit of the comfort zone. Well, since that never sat well with me, I can trust the gurus and the truth they try to spread, mostly of deaf ears, but for some of us it strikes a chord.
The Matrix was on the other night and I saw what Neo had to do to reach his potential. He not only had to believe in himself, he had to really understand that there is nothing holding him back, “there is no spoon” as he reiterated. It’s what you believe and the universal forces are with you to get where you want to go.
I also have realized that in order to change your situation for the better, you need to change your thinking. If this is not good with anyone in your social circle, then you don’t need that person in your life. Other people come along who are better suited for your company. Who needs downers? I am looking forward to the ever increasing vibration so they won’t be so apparent, at least in my reality.
I know this response is long, but I love this topic. I hope there will be more such podcasts in the near future!
You know, I’ve been thinking about that cruelty thing myself lately. And I’ve decided that it’s a pain thing. I don’t believe that human beings are wired to be mean or to deliberately harm each other unless something is wrong… I think these things are always the result of pain. People hurt other people when they are in pain themselves. Happy people don’t hurt other people. It’s one of the reasons why I do what I do here, and why I believe that we should all be focused on figuring out what makes us happy and then going out and doing it. I think if more people were happy it really would solve most of the worlds problems, just as a side effect of that happiness.
When people start bashing your dreams, it’s almost always because they gave up on their own. And this causes them pain. And in that pain, they lash out at you because you haven’t given up yet. And when they see that it hurt you it briefly makes them feel a little bit better about themselves… but it doesn’t last and only ends up making them sink into an even lower vibe than before. It’s hard to hold onto your dream when you’re being bombarded by that, so don’t bring it up around people who are likely to do that. Find the places and people that do understand these things and you’ll find the support you want and need there. Keep yourself focused on what feels right to you and you’ll find your way. You have to trust what resonates with you. It’s part of uncovering your own truth, and you will find bits and pieces of that all over the place, and you just need to remember to take what works for you and leave the rest for other people (because those pieces might be just what they need to help them understand their own truth).
Yes, changing your situation definitely requires changing your thoughts. If you keep on sending out what you’ve always sent out, then you’ll keep bringing in what you’ve always brought in. What we get is what we give. As within, so without. Always. And if it bothers the people in your social circle, then don’t bother discussing it with them — over time, as your new vibration stabilizes, you’ll find that circle changing anyways… but you can save yourself some stress in the meantime by not bringing this stuff up with people who aren’t ready for it, because it’s just going to bring you down.
P.S. The reason there is no spoon, of course, is that everything is energy… you, me, the walls, the furniture, the planet, the cosmos… and, yes, the spoon. All energy. All vibration. All part of the One infinite field. All a part of Source or Universe. All One. (And thus concludes the metaphysics lesson for today… 😉 )