The Power of Concentration and Giving Yourself Permission to be a success
What do you concentrate on? What do you find yourself constantly thinking about? What seems to never escape your mind? Who or what are you actually worshiping?
Yes, it seems so simple doesn’t it? We are what we think about? Let’s take it deeper. Deep into your world within. (Speaking to your subconscious) Hi, What’s going on in here? You want that million dollar house on the hill? You want to own a Ferrari? Yes the red one. You want those $300 pair of jeans? How about that $10,000 watch? How about that latest Ipad? You know the one with the retina screen and 80 gigs of space? Could this be a form of worshiping that tends to control our thoughts into consumer spending on things we may really want but don’t actually need?! Oh sure it’s socially acceptable and don’t think for a second that I don’t still continue to fall into this trap over and over again.
Do you catch yourself saying things like, “Well it’s ok but it’s not Starbucks!” or “Did you buy that from Target or Nordstrom’s?” Did you get the 318 Series or 700 Series BMW? The symbols that we get programmed into seeing all the time are the reason we feel the need to have all this stuff in the first place. Advertising works! and it works really well. The reality is very different. True happiness comes from within. We may talk a big game on the outside but it’s what we say to ourselves throughout the day everyday that makes all the difference.
“A Gold Medal is a wonderful thing. But if you’re not enough without it, you’ll never be enough with it.” – John Candy from Cool Runnings
This week I spent a few quiet sessions concentrating on the word Permission. What a powerful statement inside of this single word! Have you given yourself permission to be the person you’ve always wanted to become? Have you given yourself permission to be powerful beyond measure? Have you given yourself permission to be nature’s greatest miracle? Have you given yourself permission to be happy?
These were the questions I asked of myself and I encourage you to do the same. I believe this one word could turn your life around when you’re really ready to hear it from inside yourself. If you want to eliminate disease? Give yourself permission to concentrate on Health. If you want to eliminate fear, Give yourself permission to concentrate on Courage. If you want to eliminate lack, Give yourself permission to concentrate on Abundance. – Haanel