Discouragement and Doubt
There are some spiritual practices, that when moving an idea into action, during those early phases, it is said not to speak to anyone about it. For myself, when I get an inspired idea, I always want to share it. Inspired ideas just feel good.
So why do we have to keep them to ourselves? Mainly because most people naturally inject doubt or discouragement. This can be done for a number of reasons.
For one, many people live a fear-based life, one in which risks are rare, and the right action is always the safe one. Creative endeavors usually mean breaking off the beaten path, and stepping out on our own. They can be risky, so our friends and loved ones who discourage us really think they have our best interests at heart. However this discouragement can sap our energy and drain the enthusiasm out of our projects.
Another trap is jealousy. We live in a competitive society. People are vying for success, and in many people's minds it is a zero sum game, that is if you win, someone else has to lose. So if you are successful, I am in turn, unsuccessful. This is a false belief that has to be smashed in all of us. We have to start living in a cooperative society where we lift each other up and support each others' success.
This next session we will focus on learning how to create those positive images of our own success, but more importantly, in positively energizing and supporting our peers and neighbors in their own success. We will learn how to encourage in a healthy way, and how to eliminate jealousy and replace it with loving support and enthusiasm for the success of others.
Please join us Tuesday April 12th for this second session in our How 2B Cr3@t1v3 mini-course focused on removing blocks so that we can successfully fulfill our creative goals.
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