We read a great section on courage by Kelly Roach and we believe that it is extremely important to recognize within yourself that you too possess the ability to harness the incredible power of courage in order to live the type of life you want with Max Potential.
Kelly Roach, vice president for firm of a fortune 500, states, “Courage is digging far into the depth of your being and bringing forth your unique talents and gifts for the world to enjoy. It’s waking up in the morning and making an agreement with the universe that nothing will stand in the way of your embodying everything you can possibly be. Courage is making every decision from the place of deep knowing. It’s a certainty that with every breath you take, and every step you make, you act out of resolute purpose. It’s living life with your inner world guiding and your
outer world following suit. It’s the commitment to yourself that not a single moment can go by in which you aren’t soaking up everything that life has to offer, and delivering back your unique contribution to the world.”
As we have expressed in our other writings, she talks about going within yourself to find the resources necessary to connect with your inner creative potential. There are many methods to achieve this, and one method that we have been incorporating for ourselves comes from the “Silva” method used by some of the greats in the field of personal development such as; Dr. Wayne Dyer, Anthony Robbins, and Jim Rohn to name a few. We appreciate the simplicity of achieving an effective alpha-theta like meditation with their simple strategies so we thought we would share it with you.
Sit in a chair quietly and comfortably and keep your spine straight and back muscles relaxed. Close your eyes and start to notice your breathing. Feel your stomach as it rises and falls with each breath. Keep noticing your stomach rising and falling until you notice yourself thinking. This thinking will be taking your attention away from your stomach. Calmly identify what type of thought it is by saying to yourself something like: "worry" or "fantasy" or "planning" or "fear"
or "doubt" or "joy" or "sorrow" or "anger" etc. Then gently let the thought go and return to the sensation of breathing in your stomach. Keep doing this and over time lengthen the amount of time you meditate in this way. The main goals for this type of meditation are to develop the ability to: 1) concentrate (in this case on your breath); 2) notice your thinking, and 3) gently let thoughts go. Being still with a quiet peaceful mind is not the goal. A quiet peaceful mind is more of a side effect that will come with time (and then leave again :). After all, we are humans and not the perfect little creatures that we keep hoping for. In a nutshell, Buddha’s Three R’s of meditation are: Recognize, Release and Return. BUT to really master them…find a teacher!
Remember that if you are determined to achieve a higher level of connectedness to your divinity, you must realize that complacency is not the friend of courage. Everything is so easy and accessible that making a change is the hard part. It can be slow and painful, but in our best interest, it is usually not at the top of the list of things to do for ourselves. We urge you to fight the temptation of complacency and being too comfortable, and choose inspired, meaningful and purposeful.
Keep in mind that most courageous people ask for help. They find role models, mentors, and coaches to hold them to some type of accountability. They realize that no human being is perfect, and that the only way to find out what we are truly capable of is by trying.
It is very important to understand that making mistakes by doing something is a fast way of learning. You have to keep in mind that you have to care more about what you think and feel at the end of the day than how you look to others. The next thing is to really dial into the pain and consequences of not taking that next step.
We highly encourage you to take some time to think about what is possible for your future and how that one decision you have been avoiding could change everything. Now go be brave!