There’s something I like to tell my boys every day: anything is possible.
As a kid I was never told this, and that’s probably why I have been compelled to teach it to my children since the day they were born. I let them know that they can accomplish anything in life as long as they believe, and do their part. And although I’m always reminding them, I sometimes I need to remind myself.
There are days when I feel totally overwhelmed and hopeless. Problems seem insurmountable with no solution in sight. But I do my best to acknowledge that this is what I’m feeling, and what I’m feeling isn’t necessarily my reality — it’s just a feeling. And although one’s feelings are important, there’s a difference.
A few years back, I felt like my wife and I would never have kids. We had two ectopic pregnancies and our doctor questioned if we would ever have a baby. I’m happy to say that now we have two beautiful, healthy boys. Ten years ago, I was afraid I’d never recover from Crohn’s disease. In fact, for a while I thought I was going to die. After some big life changes, I’m feeling much better.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying I’m perfect or that I have all the answers. Far from it. I just refused to give up. I believed in the possibility of change. I did my part. And eventually things manifested.
John Lennon once said: “where there’s life, there’s hope.” For me, if there’s hope then there’s a belief that things can get better. Anything is possible, as long as you believe anything is possible. If you don’t, then it’s not.
There is an American Indian expression, Wakan Tanka, which in many tribes means Great Power. It is further described as “the life-giving source of everything that comes into physical existence — seemingly out of nothing. It is energy coming into form.” (From Kenneth Meadows, The Little Library of Earth Medicine)
Your thoughts possess energy. What you believe becomes your reality.
What you think affects how you act, how you feel, what you can accomplish, as well as your health. Quite suddenly, or sometimes very slowly, the power of your thoughts manifests into reality. And it can be positive or negative — it’s your choice. Although the negative seems difficult to avoid, it only seems that way because so many people around you are walking that path.
STOP. You have a choice.
Believe, and do your part.
Be positive every moment you can (or as close to positive as you can muster). And miraculous things will appear before you.
And remember, you are not alone…