How blessed we are to live in this age. Humanity has progressed through the time of the hunter-gatherer to the agricultural revolution, and still further through the industrial era and the technological advancements of the present day. Reflecting on the world we live in, I am continually amazed by the awesome power of human potential. We are beings with the ability to be or achieve anything we wish. We have the air, water, land, and intelligence.
We can learn, create or manifest almost anything we imagine.
This power is not unique to certain individuals; it is present in everyone. Why, then, doesn’t everyone reach his or her fullest potential? Many of us have beliefs and internal agreements that keep us from realizing our power- some of these we learned consciously, and others influence us without our direct knowledge. We are subjected to judgment, criticisms, and we make agreements that these environmental influences are true. They become beliefs to us, and we hold them tightly. We could be born in an environment that believes if you don’t pray a certain way, the prayers won’t be heard. We could be born in an environment that believes some races are better than others, or one that holds an agreement that women aren't able to accomplish as much as men. Don Miguel Ruiz writes about this idea very eloquently in his book, The Four Agreements. Once we identify the agreements we’ve made, we can begin to decide which are truly ours, and which ones we can reject.
Health advocates often say we are what we eat, but I would like to offer that we are our words and actions, which reflect our internal agreements and deepest beliefs. You can use your thoughts and words to create an infinite abundance of all you ever imagined in life. Remember that the infinite reserve of your potential can manifest your thoughts and feelings, both positively and negatively.
Just as you are able to achieve anything you believe you can, you are also able to hinder your own achievement if you believe you can’t.
If we are our words and actions, we can begin to reach our potential by being more impeccable with our words. Think of the awesome power of your word. Ruiz describes language as being almost magical, in that it can be used create beauty or, when used malevolently or carelessly, can create ugliness. What do your words say about you?
If you squeeze an orange you get orange juice. If you are squeezed from stress, what comes out of your mouth?
Is it doubt, disbelief, fear, insecurities, hatred, jealousy, or anger? Or do your words reflect love, understanding, compassion, and confidence in what you were born to be?
Today, I ask you to let go of the agreements that have kept you from being someone or doing something truly great. Let go and allow your soul, the source of your real power, to fulfill its ultimate calling. It doesn't matter what has happened in the past, how old you are, or what mistakes you've made before-your past has nothing to do with your grand potential. I want to leave you with a quote from Brian Tracy:
"The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored, a world of possibilities waiting to be released and channeled toward some great good."
I urge you -- start sailing, and marvel at the beauty you are able to create.
Selina DeLangre is the president and CEO of Selina Naturally®, home of the Celtic Sea Salt® brand. For more than 35 years, her vision has been to create an environment that fosters innovation and creativity, while providing products and tools that empower individuals on the path to ultimate health and wellbeing. For more information about Selina's commitment to health and well-being, please visit www.selinanaturally.com and www.celticseasalt.com
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