I’ve pulled this from an email I received. I think it’s incredibly valuable and thought I’d share it with all of you! This is from Dr. Wayne Dyer’s book The Power of Intention. I encourage all of you to devour Wayne Dyer’s books. They will help you bring all you desire into your life in a way that seems simple and straightforward. Enjoy!
“We become what we think about all day long. What thoughts do you have that inhibit you from feeling as if you’re on purpose in your life? For instance, if you think that you’re separate from your purpose and that you’re drifting without direction through your life, then that’s precisely what you’ll attract.
Suppose, instead, that you know this is a purposeful universe where your thoughts, emotions, and actions are a part of your free will and are also connected to the power of intention. Suppose that your thoughts of being purposeless and aimless are really a part of your purpose. Just as the thought of losing someone you love makes you love them even more, or an illness makes you treasure your health, suppose that it takes the thought of your unimportance to make you realize your value.
“The purpose of life is a life of purpose.” ~ Robert Bryne
The source of thought is an infinite reservoir of energy and intelligence. In a sense, thoughts about your purpose are really your purpose trying to reconnect to you. That inner being-ness knows why you’re here, but your ego prods you to chase after money, prestige, popularity, and sensory pleasures and miss the purpose of living. You may feel sated and gain a reputation, but inside there’s that gnawing feeling typified by the old Peggy Lee song “Is That All There Is?”
Focusing on the demands of the ego leaves you feeling unfulfilled. Deep within you, at the level of your being, is what you were intended to become, to accomplish, and to be. In that inner placeless place, you’re connected to the power of intention. It will find you.
Make a conscious effort to contact it and listen. Practice being what you are at the source of your soul. Go to your soul level, where intention and purpose fit together so perfectly that you achieve the epiphany of simply knowing this is it.
When you’re awake enough to question your purpose and ask how to connect to it, you’re being prodded by the power of intention. The very act of questioning why you’re here is an indication that your thoughts are nudging you to reconnect to the field of intention. What’s the source of your thoughts about your purpose? Why do you want to feel purposeful? Why is a sense of purpose considered the highest attribute of a fully functioning person?
Because we’re human…”
Change Your Perspective by Changing Your Words.
Perspective is everything when it comes to how we feel, and the words that we use are critical factors of our perspective. Last week, we chatted about limiting beliefs. Here is how to overcome those beliefs.
This is particularly important for writers who are dealing with rejection after rejection or who have to show up a day job week after week. These few little tips can drastically add to your happiness.
Have To vs Get To:
What areas in your life do you feel and say “I have to”? For example,”I have to go to work.” Change it to “I get to go to work,” and see how different you feel. Now, change the rest of your “have to’s” into “get to’s” and try your new perspective on for size.
I Can’t vs How Can I?
What areas do you limit your ability to truly be authentic to what you want and your ability to feel joy? Changing terminology allows the brain to stop shutting off possibilities and instead look for ways to create the things you desire. What do you feel limited about? Does asking “how can I?” change the way you feel about it?
Changing Your “What ifs”!
Many times we use “What ifs” in a negative way. For example, people say “what if I get fired”, “what if my relationship goes bad”, and so on and so on. These “what ifs” take away our ability to feel joy because they stop us from doing what we really want in life out of fear of “what if”. Try turning your “what ifs” into POSITIVE ones! “What if you get a promotion?” and “What if you get an offer?”.
Remember, the unconscious mind is powerful and will LOOK FOR whatever you tell it to look for. By saying “What if something amazing happens?” your mind automatically will begin scanning your life for amazing things!
I hope that you’ll join me in the MindDesign Author’s Academy for deeper work on limiting beliefs and perspective. Let me know how this works for you at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d love to hear from you.