What if you began your day thinking anything is possible? What if you carried that openness throughout your day … knowing that your life is an open field of pure potential? What if you went through your day not judging anything as good or bad, right or wrong – just noticing and allowing things to unfold? Any second, anything can happen to change the events of your life forever … every choice you make any given moment can alter your future. That’s a lot of power!
Deepak Chopra, in his book The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, calls this Pure Potentiality. Potentialities are everywhere, in everything, at any time … It’s up to you to notice them.
Chopra suggests that in order to be open and to access our own innate potential, we need to take time each day to be silent, commune with nature, and practice non-judgement.
He writes: “I will take time each day to be silent, to just BE. I will also sit alone in silent meditation twice a day for about 30 minutes in the morning and evening. I will take time each day to commune with nature and to silently witness the intelligence within every living thing. In the ecstasy of my own silence, and by communing with nature, I will enjoy the life throb of ages, the field of pure potentiality and unbounded creativity. I will practice non-judgement. Each day I will begin my stating ‘Today I shall judge nothing that occurs.'”
I realize that not everyone can start off a practice of meditating 30 minutes twice a day. This is a goal that can be achieved with practice. I suggest starting off with the INTENTION of meditating twice a day, whether it be 5 or 15 minutes. Just giving yourself the opportunity to close your eyes, focus on your breathing, and chase thoughts away can be immensely powerful and helpful. The more you practice, the easier it gets.
Nature, in any form, gives us a recharge. When we are present in our awareness, nature can inspire us. We can see the gift of abundance in everything. We can begin to identify with the blades of grass … the leaves on a tree … When we notice how abundant these things are, we can begin to relate them into our own lives. Tell yourself that each leaf represents an opportunity or resource available to you (known, or unknown). I’ve gone so far as to convince myself that each blade of grass represents a dollar. 🙂
Non-judgement allows you the sheer power of openness. If you are measuring things as good/bad, right/wrong, can/cannot … then you are closing yourself to all sorts of possibilities. If you are open, you still have the ability to discern (which is way different from judgement), and this gift of discernment is tactile. You become acutely aware of what resonates with you by how it makes you feel. Judgement cuts you off. It’s a thought process. Discernment is a feeling.
Just remember, your life is your story … Write it how you want.