by | Sep 28, 2012 | Empowering | 1 comment

Have you ever noticed that when you’re wishy-washy or noncommittal, nothing much happens? But when you’re clear, certain, concise and confident, the world becomes a magical place?

When you are very clear about what you want, people, situations and opportunities will present themselves. The road will rise to meet your feet. You just have to create a clear vision, a certainty of purpose. Then watch it unfold.

This is not to say that you don’t have to do the work. If you want to be a doctor, you’ve got to go to medical school. But how you’ll pay for it, where you’ll live, how you’ll get a job when you graduate, details like that just seem to work themselves out. You’ll read about a scholarship or grant you could apply for, you’ll meet someone looking for a roommate, a professor or acquaintance will recommend you for a position.

You’ve still got to work toward your goal.  Educate yourself. Make plans. Network with peers and colleagues. Join groups related to your goal or aspiration. You’ve got to put yourself into a position to succeed and then get out of the way. Allow it to happen.

But, you know, the way this all works, well, the universe is funny. Sometimes it delivers quite literally what you ask for.

One day I went into meditation with the thought that I just wanted clarity. I had a lot going on in my life. I was struggling with issues that were emotionally and intellectually confusing. So before I sat and quieted my mind, I asked for clarity. When I came out of meditation a half hour later, I turned on the TV to a music channel. It was a song I had never heard before. I walked up to the screen to read the name of the song and I laughed out loud. It was a song by John Mayer. The title? “Clarity.”

In a half hour, I received quite exactly what I had requested. Not in the way I expected, of course, but there it was just the same.

So, I challenge you to get really clear, be really specific about what you want. It could be something small like a new pair of shoes, or something big like a new career. Write it down. Journal about about it. Discuss it, but only with people who will support rather than criticize your dream. Don’t question or challenge yourself. Trust. Send it out there. And watch for what appears.

1 Comment

  1. Andrea Carroll

    Again…excellent!! I so enjoy the way your mind works and how you are able to put your thoughts out for others to read.