Stepping into the Canvas, the Warrior finds herself on familiar ground. Though scenery is different and the path is not as clear, She smiles knowing that all will be good. In the face of adversity a new opportunity is born. In the same setting the Pilgrim loses his way in fear of what lay before him.
Do you have a situation that you see as holding you back? What is holding you back from making the necessary changes? Are you more like the Warrior that smiles in the face of adversity or the Pilgrim who shutters at the mere thought of moving forward? We are all conditioned to being tethered by our own reality.
As a man was passing the elephants at a circus, he suddenly stopped, confused by the fact that these huge creatures were being held by only a small rope tied to their front leg. No chains, no cages. It was obvious that the elephants could, at anytime, break away from their bonds but for some reason, they did not.
He saw a trainer nearby and asked why these animals just stood there and made no attempt to get away. “Well,” trainer said, “when they are very young and much smaller we use the same size rope to tie them and, at that age, it’s enough to hold them. As they grow up, they are conditioned to believe they cannot break away. They believe the rope can still hold them, so they never try to break free.”
The man was amazed. These animals could at any time break free from their bonds but because they believed they couldn’t, they were stuck right where they were.
Like the elephants, how many of us go through life hanging onto a belief that we cannot do something, simply because we failed at it once before?
Failure is part of learning; we should never give up the struggle in life.~Author Unknown
The solution to any problem is merely taking the first step towards that which you most desire. Let go of the self-defeating thoughts of what you do not want in your life, but focus everything you have on what you want most. This thought should be your first thought of the day, after giving thanks for that first breath, and it should be the last thought before retiring for the day. It is the first step that is most difficult, but it is the steps that follow that keep the momentum. Those baby steps just got bigger!
Stepping into the Canvas embrace that which is most desire, letting go of any self-defeating thoughts which may keep me from achieving our goals. Like the elephant we were once tethered by a small string. Subscribe no longer to this belief and repeat after me… I am free!