“Revolution doesn’t have to do with smashing something; it has to do with bringing something forth. If you spend all your time thinking about that which you are attacking, then you are negatively bound to it. You have to find the zeal in yourself and bring that out.” ~ Joseph Campbell
Putting these words out there, tipped the scales of my life in surprising ways. But, so far everything has come true for me. I continue to believe it will.
Positive thinking won’t get you everywhere, but it is a start. Six years ago I read The Art of Possibility by Rosemund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander. One of the best things that I took from the book was being able to reframe things that I once thought were negative into things that are more mysterious, looking at them with more wonder. It taught me to look for possibility in everything, instead of assuming the worst.
Sometimes things feel awful and are in fact awful, but if we change our minds and look for the true meaning, instead of dwelling on the negative things – it’s like having a super power. Life changing.
As my REVolution continues, I look for possibility, dreaming big, being big and that everything will come true.
With a tiny bit of practice, it’s easier to focus on the possibility of what could be and what can be than what isn’t, doesn’t work, or is broken. Put your energy in possibility.
A challenge for you – take one thing that happens and reframe it into something positive.
Stop worrying about things you can’t change. Stand up, ask for what you want and then go get it.
Let me know how it goes – really I’d love to hear.
What’s in your revolution? What do you want to bring forth? Are you smashing your way through or finding your zeal?