“a beckoning abyss destined to become my future self”
I find myself standing here, and yet, I desire to be over there. I have achieved this in my life that I currently am, but seek to achieve, to experience something anew.
The distant horizon of where I desire to travel is dimly lit and shrouded in a dense drifting haze, all the while I know from where I stand I no longer wish to remain any longer. A yearning dwells deep within my heart, reminding me that I have outgrown the existing skin of my conditions, as it pulls me forward into a beckoning abyss destined to become my future self.
Straining to focus into view the distant skyline of my future, there appears a vast darkened chasm before me. By which necessary steps I am to traverse this uncharted terrain remains invisible to my current state of mind, as the temptation to see a multitude of possible pathways emerge. Yet, I am uncertain as to which way forward will be the most productive to take as my first course of action.
How do I bridge this daunting and unmapped chasm outstretched before me, linking where I stand, to the desired destination my heart longs for me to travel? Is there some invisible arc in which will carry me to where I desire to go? And if so, how do I choose the most productive steps in reaching the destination?
It was once noted by the celebrated visionary Albert Einstein, that we couldn’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. From what I have come to understand, Al was a pretty good thinker, and therefore I desired to comprehend more deeply as to what he was pointing to when he originally uttered these words.
What is the meaning that we can’t use the same kind of thinking first utilized to create the problem in relation to discovering its solution; and how might this perspective be expanded to include a broader blueprint to life’s conditions, one spanning the full spectrum from problems to solutions? And what is the correct kind of thinking required to solve the problems or conditions in which we desire to move away from, and arrive upon the seemingly distant lands in which we so desperately long to reach?
In first understanding what is meant by the same kind of thinking first used to create the current situation, verses the kind of thinking necessary to find a desired solution to the condition; a pattern emerges wherein the observation is noted how the mindset of thinking always precedes the current wanted or unwanted problem or situation. Following the thinking that ultimately creates our own reality, emerges the materialized results or outcomes we subsequently experience as either wanted or unwanted conditions.
Therefore, if the thinking we used created the outcome, and the outcome is something we do not desire, a problem of such, then what must be done in order to experience a different result?
This is where the opportunity of transformational life changing proportions takes flight.
For the answer resides in the understanding we must literally become a different state of mind, no longer being who we were in a sense. Once this altered state of consciousness is achieved, the outcomes from which manifest from this new way of thinking reflect the new thinking of the mind, and not the old, thus creating elevated pathways of solutions from the minds thinking that first created the undesirable condition. A portal of solutions appears before us by means of first allowing our thinking to expand beyond the limitations of the old, bringing clarity to the most productive steps to first travel.
“opportunity of transformational life changing proportions takes flight”
“far too often it nourishes the ego to play the role of victim”
Therefore, the next logical question presents itself; how do we change our thinking to embody a pattern of thinking that positions us in harmony with the creation of our desires, and not within the disconnected experiences of seemingly continual problems?
This transitional step in thinking requires the individual to first embody an unbiased attitude that assumes 100% responsibility for their thoughts, deeds, actions, and ultimately the outcomes in which arise from the thinking that created them.
As humans, we don’t necessarily enjoy taking responsibility for our outcomes, and in many situations simply don’t know how. Far too often it nourishes the ego to play the role of victim to our experiences, bringing a chaotic condition of normality to our lives that is never questioned by the self, let alone the consideration that there might indeed be another way. Positioned firmly as the conscious or unconscious victim, the ego is certain that our own thinking is never the creator of the problem, and by no means contributes to the subsequent experiential conditions of our lives.
The individual that does not first assume 100% responsibility for all aspects of their lives, experiences these unwanted conditions as separate and detached from their own way of thinking, and thus determines the outcomes are never any fault of their own. Resolute to defend the separateness between their outcomes and the thinking, the battered flag of victimhood is hoisted high above their almighty castle. As the rage of pointing fingers outwardly is justified as reason for the unwanted problems, only to perpetuate a vicious self-defeating cycle.
In reaching the once distant horizons of our desires, we must first accept that the thinking that created the conditions in which we currently stand, is solely in the control and power of our own minds, and the perspectives which form from the manner in which we think our lives and the surrounding world into being.
The acceptance of this personal responsibility thus opens the opportunity to allow the empowering perspectives necessary to emerge within our thinking.
At long last the haze that once shrouded our destiny dissipates and we are transformed to fully experience the clarity of the dream, and the certainty of the next step comes perfectly into view, as we walk confidently forward in knowing through the power of our thinking in which direction we choose our destiny.