What’s happening now?
Okay so you have a new project to complete. Maybe it’s a new marketing campaign, a new video series or a program to get your health back on track. It doesn’t matter what the project is, but rather what’s happening now. You start getting those familiar doubts, misgivings, anxieties that are showing up to block your way.
Years ago when I first flew out to Oregon to begin a new chapter of my life, I knew I would have to drive in a bigger city and find my way around new surroundings, Perhaps this “project” isn’t daunting for you, however it was almost insurmountable for me. Yes I drove, but not in large cities by myself. My internal sense of direction sent me in the opposite direction and interstate highways were not my cup of tea. Now if there was someone else in the car, I could do it because my support system was in place.
I knew one person in Oregon whom I stayed with when I first flew out. She was unable to drive with me when I went on job interviews and looked for housing.
Having a positive nature with a pretty good attitude, I resolved to summon the courage within me to, as I used to say, “break down barriers”. I knew if I didn’t drive alone in the city, then I probably never would and that outcome would be unacceptable. I began to prepare myself for the project.
Pouring over the local maps, I practically memorized them. This was way before GPS and the internet as we know it today. I rented a car which in itself was monumental and set out. Did I get lost.? Yes! More than once. Did I panic? Most definitely, but only for a moment, because I knew I had to do something quickly and I had to be on time for my interview. Fortunately, there were always gas stations available. And I found the friendliest people in Portland, OR; people who didn’t hesitate to help. This made a huge difference for me as I knew I was in the right place.
Let’s go deeper to find out what I referred to as “breaking down barriers”. These inner barriers are negative thoughts from our minds which want us to remain in our comfort zone and stay safe.
The best way to break through resistance is to see these negative thoughts as what they are – an illusion – they are not real. This doesn’t mean you won’t feel their dreaded trappings when you first begin to be bold. With practice and perseverance you will see them as they truly are – illusionary. And when you “break through the inner barrier” they disappear.
And as in every spiritual truth when one vanishes, another appears in its place. When resistance is no more, you’ll discover renewed energy, a support system, and everything you require to complete your project. Or said another way, you’ll be in the flow.
And yes, I do drive in the city now and sometimes still get lost. I consider it my opportunity to meet new people and see new places.
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