“If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.” Lao Tzu (Ancient chinese philosopher and founder of Taoism)
I does not matter what you do as a profession or how confident you generally are as a person we all sometimes waiver.. in direction, clarity or strength. Especially when the odds are stacked against us! Whether we refer to this as the voices, brain fuzz or self doubt it is all the same.
Traditionally I am not a lover of self help books, or at least I have rather a low cringe threshold when it comes to ‘happy-clappy speak’, so if you are of a similar ilk please do bear with me.
As a professional I am constantly researching and thinking in terms of development areas. It is easy to qualify this as a tool for re writing and designing my courses. And obviously I like to keep them current with fresh ideas and perspectives but the truth is one cant help but syphon off some positivity and inspiration in the process. Indeed at times the excuse to read such books is a real gift; reawakening the me of my youth, in terms of passion and energy.
Via this exploration one often stumbles on a line or a paragraph that expresses beautifully ones own thoughts. On this occasion it is the reminder (and I am paraphrasing) that the things that we dream of achieving do infact already exist. It is just about getting ourselves into the right place to receive or even recognise the path required. Rather than being trapped by feelings of angst about what may or may not happen or depressed over previous failures and near misses.
I am sure we have all heard that we have the capability to manifest the successes we seek but the truth is they are already out there and most of the time perfectly possible. If we keep trying that is. Rome wasn’t built in a day and we often have to adapt our process and stay positive. Tune into hearing useful feedback and filtering, negativity and if you like: keeping our brains onside.