“You are the star you’re aiming at, it’s with ourselves we need to engage.”
Our dream provides for the first sense of clarity. Clarity about what we aim for, the values we want to nurture, and clarity about what we want to stay away from. Read more bout clarity …
Whereas the first glance at clarity suffices to prepare for our adventurous journey, it is engagement that requires more of our attention. We often know almost exactly what we need to do, but even the “baby-steps” approach does not work out.
Every great dream begins with a dreamer. – Harriet Tubman (1822 – 1913)
What we’re engaging with is our nature. This nature includes our humanness as well as our beingness. We’re engaging with both of them. If you’re unfamiliar with the five fundamental principles of human nature, this is the time as they hold important information about our first engagement.
Our first engagement is to take on the full responsibility for ourselves and our experiences. The fundamental principles allow us to understand why it is the only way forward that makes sense.
This engagement requires a major shift and comes with great sacrifice. This sacrifice, however, isn’t due all at once. We get to pay all along the road, and each time we are presented with the choice to do so, … or not. A recurring theme through life as it seems. Surely, each choice is bound by cause and effect.
Having had many hard times due to my lack of engagement, mostly because of my ignorance, I want to share some of the benefits I experienced once I did engage.
- The more I was engaged, the easier it became to make choices and feel good about the consequences.
- The more I was engaged, the more confidence I cultivated.
- The more I engaged, the deeper my trust reached.
- The more I engaged, the easier it became to let go.
- The more I engaged, the easier it became to discern between yes and no.
- The more I engaged, the fewer doubts I had.
- The more I engaged, the less I lost myself in the other again.
- The more I engaged, the easier it was to offer my sacrifices.
After this initial choice, engaging still remains “a b*tch”. But with each deepening, it nurtures the very foundation on which we co-create our dream. Read more about engagement…