The probability is that
your future life will be a continuation of the life you are currently living.
Is this what you want for yourself?
Many people have the perception that ‘anything can happen’ throughout their lives. They believe that destiny and fate are the driving forces behind major occurrences that befall them. If this were true, we would not have the ability to choose for ourselves, and the fact is that we do have free will to choose the make-up and content of our own lives.
What have you created for yourself, and are you happy with your choices?
Can you imagine a life filled with ‘enriched’ content, including improved health, extra wealth, greater happiness, and more wisdom? This is totally achievable for you, and your journey to getting more of what you want from life can begin right now. Read on to learn how!
So what determines the content of my life?
Stuff is happening to us and around us and will continue to happen all the time, and it all happens for reasons according to unbreakable universal laws. These laws, including the ‘Law of Attraction’ and the ‘Law of Attention,’ determine the content that we bring into our lives.
The Law of Attraction says that like energy attracts like energy. Therefore, everything in your life is the result of your energy. You have your current life and all of its circumstances because of the vibrational frequency that has been created due to the consistent thoughts you have been thinking. Unfortunately, for most people the consistent thoughts they have stem predominantly from their sub-conscious mind. These thoughts are repeated again and again and are based on programming they received in past lives and also in their formative years in this lifetime.
The Law of Attention says that energy flows where our attention goes. This means that whatever we focus our attention on increases in vibration, and if we focus enough clear attention on something often enough it will manifest in our lives. If the majority of our attention is optimistic then the probability is that we are now leading a happy and successful life.
The best way to see where our attention has primarily been focused is to take stock of our life as it is now! If our lives are not as we wish them to be it means that we have been giving our attention, unintentionally or intentionally, to the wrong things.
Our life is following a program that our consistent thoughts have created.
When we were young, from birth until seven years, our minds are like a sponge and absorb information from the environment in which we are immersed. After seven, we develop the ability to think critically but are still impressionable to the strong influences that surround us.
Once we are adults, our minds are ours to program with any thoughts that we choose. No one else has the power to program our minds to create anything unless we allow them to do it. However, we are still strongly influenced by the ‘programming’ that was instilled into our minds during our formative years. And it is this programming that is still creating the majority of the content of our lives, even today!
Each of us was programmed to believe certain things about money, family values, other people, religions, politics, exercise or lack of, foods and eating habits. Our programming gave us information so that we can function within society and maintain the status quo to exist within the ‘consensus reality’ framework that the majority of people live their restricted lives within.
It is important that we become aware of and acknowledge the current content of our lives as this will reveal our programmed beliefs to ourselves. By recognizing and accepting who we currently are, without judgment, we form a foundation from which we can move forward in any direction that we choose. Our foundation, of knowing who we are, is the stepping stone from which we can use our thoughts and actions, with attention and intention, to create the life that we desire for ourselves.
Life is filled with unlimited potential and therefore an infinite number of possibilities are available to each of us at all times!
While the potential to ‘break out’ and do some radical stuff is always available to us in each and every moment of every day of our lives, the probability is that we will continue to tread a ‘well-worn path.’ This path is known and familiar to us and is the same one, or a very similar one that we have trod repetitiously for many years, or even many lifetimes! It’s taken all of your previous lifetimes to create your current template of probabilities that define what you believe which form the basic structure of your current life.
Now, the majority of us are living within that template and our lives have become ruled by habits that are ingrained into us due to the beliefs we hold about life. Because of this, we can get stuck in a ‘rut’ just mindlessly doing the same or very similar things each and every day, every weekend, every holiday, year in and year out.
Even if we do something ‘out of the ordinary’ we are more than likely taking our same perceptions, beliefs, and habitual thoughts along for the ride. So, while the location and people may change, we remain the same, therefore we can only expect our lives to continue along following similar patterns to our past.
The vast majority of humanity lives within this prison of limited beliefs and limited experiences which have become their ‘consensus reality.’ This conforming is, more often than not, an unconscious choice that we make by default, simply because we do not realize that we can actually choose to live a different life than the one we have currently accepted as ‘My Life!’
If there are so many possibilities for a better life available, why am I not benefiting from them?
We can offer many reasons why we continue with the same behaviors that ensure our life will remain relatively unchanged. These excuses include fear of change, family and social responsibilities, attachments to people, places, and things, etc. or simply because we never considered that we could choose a different reality for ourselves.
For the majority of us, our biggest problem is that our minds are acting on autopilot for 95% of each and every day, mindlessly repeating learned behaviors that don’t require our full attention or ‘conscious awareness.’ We can drive the car, do the dishes, exercise, and socialize with friends etc. all the while allowing our minds to wander and repeat the same habitual thoughts that are responsible for creating the content of our current lives. This just cements us deeper into our current reality, helping to ensure that our future will most likely be a continuation of our present.
Is there a secret to living a great life?
Life, to be fun and fulfilling, should be about expansion and growth. This is a process that can only occur when we have a mindset that allows us to seek out and pursue opportunities that challenge our current limits. When we are young, this seems to be our ‘default setting’ and we are inquisitive and adventurous, always seeking to expand and grow through new experiences and adventures.
For some reason, as we grow up, the majority of people become less adventurous and less inclined to experience that which they do not know and understand. With this attitude comes increasing inflexibility and rigidity of the mind and body.
However, it does not need to be this way. This is only one option and, actually, it is the worst option! Why not instead choose to remain young and nimble in body and mind? An optimistic approach to life is both productive and conducive to living a GREAT LIFE!
To express our greatest potential we need to remain flexible, open and enthusiastic to the vast array of possibilities that life has on offer for us. If we can wake up each day with an open mind, excited by the potential to learn and grow, to experience new things, and excited to embrace change, we will remain young at heart and passionate about our lives, ensuring that we get to love more of the content of our lives.
How do I get more of what I want from life?
To break away from our current limited possible future, we have to break away from the thoughts that we have been having that has created our existing reality. This means becoming aware of and replacing any limiting thoughts with thoughts that will guide us in achieving the kind of life we wish for our future selves.
Do you really want some aspects of your life to improve? Are you willing to do what it takes?
Then you must begin by changing your current thought patterns. Thoughts are energy, and we are energetic beings, and like energy attracts like energy. And you are currently attracting stuff into your life that is compatible with the thoughts that you have been habitually having. Remember and apply the universal law of attraction and the law of attention. To change your life for the better.
We use these laws to change our programming by paying attention to our thoughts and choosing new supportive thoughts and attaching strong emotions to them. The emotional ‘feeling’ is very important, as we are feeling beings, and feelings create very strong energy which resonates within our energy field and with time will change our vibration. Our new ‘upgraded’ vibration will attract new opportunities into our lives, expanding the possibilities of life that are available to us.
This is not difficult! It is just a matter of paying attention to our thought patterns and changing all the limiting ones to thoughts that empower us and support us in the pursuit of our dreams.
How do I change my thought patterns when most of the time I am not consciously aware of my thoughts?
So how do we do this? We cultivate an awareness of our thoughts more of the time! So instead of being consciously aware of our thoughts only 5% of the time (like the average person), we need to become aware off and create thoughts that benefit us more of the time.
- I’ve tried to meditate before, and it didn’t work.
- That’s for yogi’s and monks!
- I’m too busy to sit on a cushion and watch my thoughts.
- I can’t meditate, it won’t work for me, my mind is too busy etc.
Great! All good excuses, and all good reasons why your life will not change! Keep doing what you are doing and you will continue to get the same stuff happening in your life as you have had before.
So, I will ask you again: Do you really want some aspects of your life to improve, and are you willing to do what it takes?
Change your thoughts and you will change your life. Your life is in your hands, and you alone can choose what kind of life you want to create for yourself.
What will it be?
Your future life is in your hands and it begins now!
Why not begin now by taking a moment and choosing to love, respect, and accept yourself, unconditionally, exactly as you are, here and now. You do deserve your unconditional love as in essence you are a magnificent spiritual being, gifted with unlimited potential!
How much of that potential you choose to tap into is totally up to you! Will you take the time to choose your next thoughts wisely?
The correct focus of your thoughts will allow you to achieve all of your dreams in this lifetime. Are you willing to focus your attention on creating beliefs that serve your greatest potential, or are you just going to settle for more of the same content that you currently have?
The occasional and scattered thoughts will not help you achieve your dreams. An upgraded life experience is within your grasp and just requires that you consciously and consistently focus your thoughts to that which you wish to create.
Knowing this, you now have to realize how important it is to become aware of what you think at all times! Be careful what you think because it is creating your future. Guard your thoughts as if they are your most important possession, because YOUR THOUGHTS are determining the quality of YOUR LIFE!
Your thoughts determine what life you can imagine for yourself, and they also pave the way for you to be able to achieve your dreams or not. There is nothing more important for you to consider at this moment in time, or any other moment, other than “Are the current thoughts I am having beneficial to me or are they limiting my ability to create my life the way I desire it to be?’
You may wish to get more information by reading ‘As a Man Thinketh.’ This is a fantastic short book by James Allan that I recommend to anyone who wants to tap into the unlimited potential that thinking has in creating the life that they desire to be living.
This post is shared, as always, with the intention of making the world a better place by empowering individuals to create a better future for themselves. One by one, we will begin creating a better world for all beings.
With love and respect for all life,