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The Power To Create

Updated on November 17, 2013


A couple of days ago, I watched a Volvo commercial which stuck in my mind and resulted in this piece of writing. This is not because I love Volvo cars so much, or advertising but because in my opinion, this commercial has a good chance in inspiring others to have faith in their dreams and reach beyond the clouds.

In this video, Jean Claude Van Damme (the well known martial arts actor) stands on the mirrors of two Volvo trucks which are driving backwards and he does the splits as the two trucks move further away from each other. It sound fairly simple but I for one, who have trained in martial arts for quite a few years in the past, have an idea of what a stunt like that would take: impeccable intent, or as Van Damme says in the video: “a mind set to master the most epic of splits”.

I have no idea how many times it took him to get the entire stunt done perfectly; the clip actually begins with the words: “I’ve had my ups and downs ...” yet, perfection was achieved (in my opinion). The power of our Intent and Will is incredible when we focus on it and everything becomes possible: be that climbing the tallest mountain or doing the split on the mirrors of two moving trucks. I simply love that.

As the Beings we are, we have an infinite amount of options and possibilities in terms of what we wish to do/create. All we need to do is have the right mind set; to believe in our own power of intent and creation. The Spirit is unbreakable, it lives on.

There is not much else I wish to say here except that if anyone took the time to read what I wrote here, please take the little over one minute to watch the video.

I wish You Power. All the best!


Note: My photograph, Athabasca Glacier, 2011

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    • Mr. Happy profile imageAUTHOR

      Mr. Happy 

      2 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Greetings Mrs. Shenko,

      I am happy You enjoyed this piece. I do think the commercial was great and in my opinion it shows that if we work hard, with determination we can achieve anything.

      All the very best to You!

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      2 years ago from Texas

      Mr. Happy, I love this, it was awesome, I don't recall ever seeing this commercial before.

      Thank you.

      Blessings my friend.

    • Mr. Happy profile imageAUTHOR

      Mr. Happy 

      4 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Thank You for the visit and comment, Mrs. May. (Lovely name I may add, I actually wrote a hub once about "May" being "my month".)

      I am happy You enjoyed the read. : )

      Cheers!

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      Nadine May 

      4 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Hi there. Loved the title of your hub. The power of our Intent is all what is needed to attract, and or awaken our full potential. Thanks Mr Happy

    • Mr. Happy profile imageAUTHOR

      Mr. Happy 

      4 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Greetings Dee aka Nonna,

      thank You for taking the time to read and leave a comment. I appreciate it and I am happy You enjoyed the video.

      "we just need to unlock and free what has been locked away" - Very well put, in my opinion.

      All the best!

    • Dee aka Nonna profile image

      Dee aka Nonna 

      4 years ago

      I, too, like that commercial. It is entertaining, but also very thought provoking. The power to create is in all of us....we just need to unlock and free what has been locked away.

    • Mr. Happy profile imageAUTHOR

      Mr. Happy 

      4 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Thank You as well, Storyteller. U am happy You enjoyed this piece of writing.

      All the very best! : )

    • Mr. Happy profile imageAUTHOR

      Mr. Happy 

      4 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Thank You, Spirit Whisperer.

      Cheers! : )

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      Barbara 

      4 years ago from Stepping past clutter

      Mr. Happy as I wait for the video to load may I express my gratitude for you and the way you think?! This opening was a joy to read.

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      Xavier Nathan 

      4 years ago from Isle of Man

      An epic article summed up in your own words - "All we need to do is have the right mind set; to believe in our own power of intent and creation." Thank you.

    • Mr. Happy profile imageAUTHOR

      Mr. Happy 

      4 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      You are most welcome, Mr. EricDierker. Thank You for taking the time to read and leave a comment.

      May Wakan Tanka always guide your path.

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      Eric Dierker 

      4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you my friend.

      We must always strive. We can do better and better. As you always do.

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