Hello everyone! Mike Arend here, founder of Infinite Success Academy and, the Soul Mechanic.
I often find that the time between Christmas and the New Year is an awkward phase to go through. We have just celebrated the living of life for the last year, most of us with the people that are closest to us and now we wait for what the new year will bring us. This is where most of us start to have some apprehension about our often uncertain future.
Uncertainty. Something most of us always try to avoid. We try so hard to cling to the familiar, whether that's working for us or not. So how can we turn the fear of unpredictability into the welcome arms of an embrace? I believe Joseph Campbell said it best:
"Fear, uncertainty, and discomfort are your accomplices towards growth. We must let go of the life we have planned so as to accept the life that is waiting for us."
When we begin to shift and start to welcome the uncertainty of the new year we will create a space to allow fulfillment in. We are, after all, the creators of our own success.
I find it odd when our bodies are so ready for anything to take place at anytime, but our mind constantly lets us down. Every moment contains an element of unpredictability and our body is always ready. Take your heart for example, it's always ready to jump into action and provide you with maximum blood flow at a moments notice. It just beats along as slowly as needed until at any sudden change it will ramp up to maximum as needed. It, like us, doesn't know what lies ahead, but it takes everything in stride as it comes along. Same goes for your lungs. They don't know what the air quality will be from one moment to the next, yet they will respond as needed. Your stomach does the same. It can't predict what kind of food you're going to send it, yet it will respond as needed.
There's a tremendous amount of flexibility built in to our bodily systems yet at the mental level people fear and resist the unpredictable. They find it so stressful to have new thoughts or adopt new beliefs, behaviors or expectations.
Our success, however, depends on us being able to turn the unknown into a much more welcoming attitude. To be the creators we truly are, we must use the unpredictable as our creative source. Every single present moment, or "Now" moment, is different than the previous one and we must be open to allow change within ourselves. If we can acknowledge that an unpredictable event is different form a random event, that will help us with the changing process.
If you take a painter for example and focus only on their brush, you will notice they are dipping the paint in various colours and making random and disorderly brush strokes on the canvas. However, in reality, the seemingly randomness of the brush strokes serve a larger purpose, a beautiful picture is being created. What this means is that unpredictable events can, and do, serve a creative end.
Learn to stand back and watch the larger purpose unfold. Trust that hidden forces are always at work in your best interest, and by taking a calm attitude towards them instead of over reacting or making rash decisions, your future will unfold the way it was meant to unfold.
You've been listening to the Soul Mechanic and it's been my absolute pleasure to serve you. Sending you Love, Happiness, and Abundance. Now, and always.
Bye for now!