FEAR of Passion

I speak to many people about their ambitions and dreams and in order to sort out the window shoppers from the serious volunteers, only one question has to pass their lips for me to know who will never make it.

Want to know what that question is?

“How much work will this take?”

Translation: “I am afraid of the thing I want. I am afraid of what I say I am passionate about.” 

“How much work?” = Fear of Passion

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The Aphorism Salon – Pay Attention

The trouble with most people is they don’t listen – TO THEMSELVES!  They know Get-Rich-Quick schemes are exactly that, yet they continue to join and support them. It’s the “Something for Nothing” mentality.

Same thing goes for the Law of Attraction. The general expectation, after watching the movie THE SECRET, was to <POP> a thought in one’s head and voila! One’s Heart’s Desire would be manifest.  Our Physical Universe just doesn’t work like that. While it’s true that your outertv5world will shape itself to the inner world created by your thoughts, some deliberate action is required. And that’s what I’d like to address.  Especially the idea of paying attention.

You see, there really is “Nothing for Nothing” or, “Everything has its Price”. And sometimes we pay for something in a  currency other than money. We can pay in how and to what we bend our minds.

The Latin verb attendere is the root of our word attention, and it means “to turn or bend one’s mind towards“. Giving or paying attention is the clear, decisive act by the mind of taking possession of someone or something chosen out of several possibilities. ‘Paying attention’ conversely suggests ignoring some possibilities in order to deal effectively with the chosen object of your attention. It also suggests conscious control.

To purposefully attract into your life what you desire, you’d best get a handle on your attention. So I’ll ask you this: How much TV do you watch? What movies? Oh, just the news. I see, just enough to shake your confidence and put a little bit of fear into you. A dose of reality, huh?

The photo above shows John’s whiteboard in his salon. I’ve written about it before. This week’s aphorism hit me, as usual, right in the solar plexus. Interpretation:  Life isn’t what you see on TV or hear on the radio or read in a newspaper, magazine or novel. Life is what you pay attention to, and consequently, attract.

If you’re not attracting what you desire, pay attention to what you’re paying attention to.

Among the things that don’t deserve your attention are: TV & radio, especially the news; newspapers; advertisements & billboards; shopping malls; people you have no interest in; excessive noise; driving; spam Email and junk mail; Self-criticism; and people telling you your dream of owning your life is not real.

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  • Where Are Your Dreams?

    I woke up a few mornings ago with that phrase running, singing through my mind. Groggily I grabbed a voice recorder and captured this:

    Where are your dreams? Where are your dreams? Where are your dreams?

    Are you feeding them? If not, they’ll avoid you. They’ll go some place where they are fed.

    Where are your dreams? Where are your dreams? Where are your dreams? 

    Are you taking care of them? Are you serving your dreams? If not, they’ll go to someone who will treat them better.

    Where are your dreams? Where are your dreams? Where are your dreams?

    Dreams are living things. They need sustenance. They need care. They need attention and love. If you don’t give them sustenance, care, attention and love, they’ll find someone who will.

    Where are your dreams? Where are your dreams? Where are your dreams?

    Your dreams are sensitive things. They know when they’re being slighted. They know when you’re paying them lip service.

    They’ll never come. They’ll never come true if you don’t give them what they need.

    Where are your dreams? Where are your dreams?  Where are your dreams?

    Are your dreams in prison? Have you locked them up? Have you put them away saying, “One day, one day they’ll come true”? Your dreams will fly away if they don’t FEEL they’ll come true.

    Don’t lock up you dreams.

    Don’t ignore your dreams expecting that they’ll always be there.

    Don’t take your dreams for granted.

    FEED them. SUSTAIN them. EXERCISE them. Give your dreams what they need & they’ll grow & come true.

    Then you’ll know where your dream is ’cause it will always come back to you, it’ll never go far. It’ll stay where it’s being taken care of.

    Where is your dream? Where is your dream? Where is your dream?

    Your dream is like an egg. If there’s a crack in it when placed in hot water, it’ll explode & your egg, your dream, will leak out. The container will be breached and it will not be true.

    Where are you holding your dream? In a waterproof, crackproof container that can withstand the boiling hot waters of negativity and naysayers and doubters?

    Where are your dreams? Where are your dreams? Where are your dreams?

    Have you accessed them yet? Are they where you can play with them, live with them, work with them?

    Are they accessible to you? Or do you put them away in a safeplace for safekeeping for a safer time?

    Where are your dreams?

    There’s only one thing your dreams need to stay alive . . .

    FEED  them ACTIONS. Your Actions. Your Dedicated Passionate Actions.

    Action & Attention. That’s all your dreams need. And they’ll come . . . 

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