I sit here this morning at the dining room table wondering “what if” about a variety of subjects and how it would be “if”; but I dwell in the abstractions of life and see things perhaps in a different light than most, as has been apparent all my life in the fields I am part of: writing, acting, public speaking, the ministry (retired for the most part), baking, cooking, the arts in general.
The creativity we seek for moving forward to better living is an abstract, it is a cause that evolves in our mind as an idea to take action on and if we choose to follow that inspiration so be it.
Much of the way we seem to be living is by allowing the outside events to control and influence us to the point of upset, dismay, discontent and the like.
Life is always lived from within out. The outer life is a reflection of our inner convictions, beliefs, and concepts. Do unexpected things happen in our life, of course they do, we are part of this world and the unexpected does pop up, but is it really unexpected or is it a fear or thought that has been planted from years ago that is now coming into our life? Is it because we are part of other peoples lives who are experiencing life at their level of belief and causes us heartache or upset due to the love or caring we have for them? Is it because we need to learn something from this experience which will not only help us but others? Is it something about fear, say of moving forward or of grasping a new idea to lead us onward and upward, or, could it be the manifestation of our dissatisfaction with our job or our life in general that is causing us angst as a physical condition? “What if” it is?
“What if” you and I decided to take action, beginning in our mind-abstract thought-causation (all thought is abstract), to change/alter our response to a situation? What if” we did? Would we benefit from it? Yes. What would we learn from this new perspective? Perhaps it would be learning how to handle this type of situation without giving it power to upset us, maybe it would be a gaining a greater understanding of not only the situation and those involved but of ourselves as well. “What if” our thoughts are truly “things” in the invisible world of causation that when impressed on the receptive substance of the Universe takes form in our life according to that specific thought? Just, “what if?”
“What if” I or someone else told you, you have more power over your life than you currently think or believe and you actually believed it? What would you do to change the course of your life to make it better? What thoughts would you change permanently, or would you even be willing to give them up because you are more comfortable in the predictable outcomes. We have all been there. We are at times more comfortable with the uncomfortable and the predictable because it is known and the unknown can scare the Hades out of us. Been there and it is not fun, as you no doubt well know. “What if” we changed?
“What if” I told you that positive thinking is merely a beginning step to self-realization where in the understanding of the abstract brings forth the concrete, material, form of that knowing? “What if” you and I started today to take charge of our thinking, our beliefs and concepts concerning ourselves and our world of experience? “What if” it brought us the success we wanted in all areas of our life?