Two Points of Wisdom
Catching the Butterfly
By Tony DeLorger © 2010
In pursuit of our goals, it is easy to lose touch with why we are pursuing them. How often have you pursued something to discover, after attaining it, it wasn’t what you wanted?
We can change and sometimes so does our reasoning and goals. Developing means change, and we should always be in flux, or at least open to it. Often the lesson resides within the process rather than any attainment, so in that sense the goal itself is unimportant.
Always direct your energy into what you want to do, rather that what you want to be. It’s the process of doing that creates attainment. Attainment by itself, implies the end of movement, a process at rest. Strive to master the ‘process’ as your goal and you will accomplish them effortlessly and as a consequence of your thinking.
Life is less of a mystery and more of a puzzle that needs a different thinking. The secrets are not hidden, just residing on a different level. When we approach any problem intuitively, we open another door to a world less shrouded in doubt and illusion. The trick is to be open to it.
To catch a butterfly, one does not chase it, clutching wildly at its seemingly erratic flight. To catch a butterfly, we must simply offer it sweet nectar and it will come to us. In the same way all that we desire can be ours without the exhaustive expense of energy. Our positive thoughts like nectar to our wishes, will guide our goals to fruition.
By Tony DeLorger © 2010
It is important not to become insular in life. With the pressures of modern living, the bills, work and maintaining our lifestyle, we so easily become lost and shut ourselves off to possibility. Having by necessity, allowed only so much in and no more, we separate ourselves from change and what could be.
It is so easy to do. There’s so much in our head, we get to the point where we want not another sound, conversation or problem. The word is ‘Overload’.
What we don’t realise is the balance needed here is often the very things we cut off from: friendships, hobbies, outings or just simply going for a walk and appreciating what we have.
If we allow space in our life, it will be filled with light and what we want. ‘If we open our hearts to people, we will have friendships. If we open our hearts to possibility, we will have change. If on the other hand we close our hearts, we will become insular and remain fixed to a habitual life.
What awaits us in life is dependant on our openness to accept it. In other words, if we develop an expectation and an enthusiasm for possibility, anything is then possible, creating a clear path for achieving what we want. Losing that openness and enthusiasm for life limits our course and therefore our chance to achieve our goals.
So instead of buckling under the pressure of life, release that pressure by allowing space for change and the possibility of new horizons. Remember you are the master of your circumstance; use this power wisely.
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