From the series, Beliefs I Live By

A couple of weeks ago I began sharing Beliefs I Live By, a series focused on navigating life. Namely, I explained how I believe we are all connected energetically. This week I’m writing about holding on to the courage to chase our dreams, our deepest held desires. This requires Braveheart courage. The message? Know what you want and never, ever give up.

Two of my favorite quotes underscore this message…

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. —Marianne Williamson

 

If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves. —Thomas Edison

In both quotes, the message is we have everything it takes to make life what we want it to be. What trips us up, I believe, is when we don’t get what we want right away. Which brings me to my belief:

The focus of our deepest desires manifests in perfect time.

There are two parts to this belief. First, we can have what we want if we focus on creating it. We must listen with our hearts, and do our parts to make it a reality. For instance, if we want to own a business, we can’t just sit around waiting for that opportunity to fall into our laps. There are steps we must take to make it a reality. We focus on having our business, imagining how it will feel when it’s a reality, celebrating every step of the way, doing our part. If we follow those steps, then our deepest desire will become a reality — in perfect time.

The second part is, of course, perfect time. We live in a complex system with many moving parts. When we focus on our desire, the Universe conspires to assist us, slowly moving the components of this complex system like the internal workings of a clock, until everything aligns correctly. Then opportunities show up. That’s when we meet the perfect person to partner in our dream.

Never, Ever Give Up

So often we give up too soon. We think, “Well, it hasn’t happened yet, so I must be going down the wrong path, holding on to an unrealistic dream.”

No dream is unrealistic!

Here’s an example of a Braveheart whose message is clear: Never, ever give up!

In her TedWomen talk, Diana Nyad tells her story about how, in the pitch-black night, stung by jellyfish, choking on salt water, singing to herself, and hallucinating, she kept swimming toward her goal — one that no one had ever before achieved. Never, ever giving up is how, at the age of 64, she finally achieved her lifetime goal as an athlete: an extreme 100-mile swim from Cuba to Florida.

Her mantra? Find a way.

And that, dear Bravehearts, is exactly what we must do. Know what we want, understand that we must progress ourselves toward the goal accepting setbacks as foundational enhancements, and find our way.

Reflection

What are your deepest desires? What are you doing to make it happen?

Missed the first post in the series, Beliefs I Live By? Read it here.