“Watch your thoughts;
They become words.
Watch your words;
They become actions.
Watch your actions;
They become habit.
Watch your habits;
They become character.
Watch your character;
It becomes your destiny.”
Intention is everything… So what happens when one’s intentions don’t manifest in the form paralleling the psyche’s seemingly projected path? What does it mean when we think something & yet act differently? Are we a splintered personality, trapped between the universes of understanding & application? Perhaps we are simply unable to execute our desires & dreams in their grandiose form yet; therefore it only appears that we aren’t on the path of manifesting our intent because we can only see a sliver of the bigger picture.
Let’s apply this to an easy example. We’ve all heard the expression “you are what you eat.” The most successful coaches & nutrition consultants encourage small changes, rather than complete diet overhauls. Why? Because, these baby steps are more sustainable in the long run. You’re more likely to stay on a path if you take say 6 months to quit a certain of food habit, or any unhealthy habit for that matter, instead of “crash dieting” everything at once. I’m pretty sure there’s a great reason why it is nicknamed “crash…”
Personally, I have more respect for someone that is significantly overweight & on their 3rd month without a soda than a twig of a human, fanatical about the latest nutrition fad, secretly stuffing their faces with a plethora of unhealthy delectables. For one, the first person is being authentic, keeping it real & waking up every day with the faith & the intent to do better than the day before. This person is also doing something out of love, compassion & determination, which is what every spiritual / religious “guru” in the history of mankind has been adamant about teaching.
So, we are what we do. We are what we eat. We are who see. We are even what we say, although I tend to place less emphasis on this one as I observe the behaviors of myself & others throughout the years. Who out there is guilty of “over promise, under deliver (raises both hands)?” As a person striving to align my heart & mind, I find that my mouth doesn’t always catch up as quickly as I would like it to. At least as I reach wiser years, I am learning to not say instead of succumbing to knee jerk verbalism. Oh yeah, it’s a work in progress, let me tell you.
The more conscious one becomes, the more one is. The less conscious a person is, the less they are. What I mean is that if someone is completely, blindly speaking, doing, reacting, speaking, eating, etc, they really aren’t themselves at all. They are like blurred watercolor paint, bleeding from their unconscious surroundings, the lines of identity undistinguishable from the collective consciousness or social reality.
It’s no secret I’ve been on a path of self-awareness the past year. It’s taken a lot of energy; this facing of my ego that I called in many forms including emotional, physical, financial & psychological. Some days I was crippled by my old patterns, many times I was unable to articulate the whirlpool of my mentality to myself, let alone express the complexities to another human being. The books to be written are increasingly being filled with knowledge & insights, journeys without known destinations, awaiting only the pen to paper & the full-circle of life, perceived by yours truly.
Last weekend was filled with difficult conversations. Authentically raw, a purging of layers created a domino effect lasting several days. One particular topic struck me like a sledgehammer. It’s like I’ve been digging this hole for months, maybe years or decades, slowly tossing dirt over my shoulder, focused on the task of well… Moving dirt. On Sunday, after what felt like ions, my shovel struck something that was not dirt. At that moment, as the brown wall crumbled down, a portal opened, like a quantum fusion of the birth of many great suns.
There I stood; looking into infinite deep pools of my own blue eyes. Infinite versions of me, past, present & future, what could-have-beens, what would-have-beens, what-could-bes… All stood with shovels. Their intentions & psyches, dreams & thoughts merged with mine, as our tunnels opened up the arteries of the all that is.
I am awake. I remember. I see. I can. I am…
Infinite possibilities have been resurrected through pain & challenges. Just when I thought that my tired hands couldn’t possibly be a microcosm of the universal laws…
Moral of the story? Don’t lose the faith. When it seems the darkest, the Light & Love are right around the corner…
Thank you for sharing the stories of your own struggles & journeys in the past few months! It’s incredibly rewarding to be a part of the changes that the aligned stars & planets have guided you all through & humbling to hear how each of you has embarked, heads held high into the unknowns. Absolutely beautiful.
A lot of change is in the air & I have some great news to share with you all soon… Until then I suppose I’ll leave you with some Frozen Love Pie to admire & the lovely line I’ve always wished to used: “To be continued…!”
Haha; if I am what I eat; I’m wild bananas & absolutely nuts! I’m cool with that 🙂 Just following my heart: Wild Apple Banana & Organic Peanut Butter Pie, a comfort of childhood, melting in my mouth today 😉
Lots of Love, Aloha, Pono & Faith in You All,