My daughter who just turned 12 picked up my shapes card in the car and started reading my smart goals. Hearing her speaking them out and her wanting to understand and to be aware of my goals is like a built-in accountability partner. This conjures up fear, like nothing else, what if I don’t make these goals, I won’t just be disappointing myself yet again, I will be solidifying failure as a STANDARD FOR MY KIDS. This is unacceptable!!
I spoke with her this week about Mark 11:24 and how we should believe that the things we desire are manifesting as we speak. [Whatsoever things ye desire, when we pray, believe that ye receive them and ye shall have them. Mark 11:24] There is no need for FEAR and no need for disbelief.
The action I have taken this week has far out done any action in any previous weeks. The walls that have stopped me are coming down. I didn’t even feel any apprehension. I just did it. It reminds me of the passage in Haanel Part 11:22, We can “complete everything they begin with a happy knack, live in eternal harmony with themselves without ever reflecting much what they do, or ever experiencing difficulty or toil.”
We are in complete control of the blueprint of our future and how we feel about doing the tasks. This is so exciting. I don’t have to worry about the HOW or the RESULT. Just DO! This reminds me of the quote I recently read in the book “Super Mind” by Norman Rosenthal “You have control over action alone, never over its fruits, live not for the fruits of action, nor attach yourself to inaction.” Bhagavad Gita
The fruit we DO possess is that of our thoughts “as it were a gift of the Gods” Haanel 11:22 “and made available for the solution of every human problem is of transcendental importance.”
Our dreams are as effortlessly brought forth as depicted in this picture. An unveiling of the reality which “a method bequeathed upon us by the same Plato who, outside of this sphere, could never find how the ideas became realities.” Haanel 11:16.
We just unzip the layer of our doing to reveal that which has been hoped for. Like the undisturbed seed will germinate into fruition. This is the truth I want to leave my children for their reality. This makes life so much more glorious. We just need to understand the formula and it will happen.
Thought infused with emotion creates belief. Belief in turn produces action. Action with a plan turns into results!
We are in complete control as long as we keep distractions away. Love that your daughter is absorbing what you’re learning!
Hi Heather, I am most grateful that you engaged in conversation with your daughter in such a wonderful way. It is true, when a mother sets the example, it is the best avenue for enriching a child. xoxo yes, feel it, visualize it, believe it and do it xoxo
What a great blog post Heather! I love the ‘happy knack’ bit, and that visual with unzipping the everyday to see your dreams before you – awesome! And I love that you are such a great role model for your children!
Inspiring post Heather. What a wonderful example you are being for your kiddos- nurturing your own life. We are all cheering you on!