If we want to have a different experience in life then we obviously must change our thinking. We will not become positive from thinking negatively. But sometimes it may be challenging to change our thinking. Our source, our inspiration, our strength comes from within. It is the source of wisdom we discover through our heartfelt self.
There is no measure to the source from within. We have limitless ability to create a life we love to live. The ability to do so is encoded into the universe. It is as essential to the formation of life as our DNA. We do not need to understand it to use it no more than we need understand DNA to procreate. The universe understands itself and we are part of it. We are part of the great understanding.
So how can we tap into our source? How can we use it to develop the life we love to live? Think of our thoughts as being a stream of consciousness. The stream is flowing in one direction. It has developed over years. It has a bed (the physical confine the water follows). The stream knows how to behave because it follows the course. There are slight alterations in the course as the stream picks up sticks or stones but generally it is pretty well set. The same is true for us. We have create a bed and we follow its course. We live our lives according to the course we have already set. We must do something differently in order for it to change.
In order to change course (our thinking, therefore our beliefs, thereby our actions) we need to first stop the flow of our lives down the central course. The best way to accomplish this is through the discovery of the silence within. The peaceful place where we are at rest. Once we are at rest we can find a new path. Once we are situated within our inner peace it becomes easier to divert our life onto a new course no different than it is easier to alter the stream by creating a dam. In order to start we must first stop. Stop, Turn, Open a new path, Proceed along it.
It is important that when we find our inner silence we do two things. Do not get lost in the silence. The Buddha did this for many years before enlightenment and he returned to earthly living. And secondly build a new course. Before we enter the peaceful silence it is best to know where we want to divert the life energy. The same as a stream the energy of life will keep flowing into us and if we do not create a course for it to follow it will simply flow out in many directions and also take the course of least resistance.
When we turn we have two choices. We can turn away from or we can turn towards. It depends on our personality and the situation which we might choose. One is not better than the other they are simply different. For example if I have an addiction to cigarettes I may turn away from them (go cold turkey) conversely I may turn towards fresh air (breathing replaces inhaling smoke). It is simply a choice based on what resonates with us.
Opening a new path is why we need to know our destination before we stop ourselves. In the case of smoking I must choose whether I am going “cold turkey” or “breathing fresh air”. We are open to our new path and we are clear about it. Do not get lost in choice. Either path works. We simply open the way for ourselves to proceed.
Finally we proceed. We follow our new path. We flow along the new course of our lives. We do it without hesitation. We do it knowing that it is our destiny for we are the creators and we have charted a new course in our lives and now are following it to our hearts content. Remember, it is not difficult to live the life we love to live. It is as simple as making the choice to do so. And so it is.