A small seed becomes a mighty oak tree one day. If you look at the seed, it is difficult to believe that the ultimate mix of roots, leaves, flowers, and fruits are contained within. Every form of life carries a blueprint of its own destiny within.
Man is also born a seed, brimming with potential. But, unless we become conscious of this magnificence within us, we cannot actualize it.
This requires taking a journey inward for the real magic to unfold. This is not to say that the interest in the outer has to be dropped, but our preoccupation with it needs to be. True, the seed draws light, water, and nutrition from the outside, but the transformation happens within its inner workings.
The mystic Osho summarizes as follows: “Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.”
A lot of people fear being authentic because maybe they won’t be liked or accepted. If someone is going to like you because you are living a lie, then sooner or later the truth will reveal itself and their liking for you will be short-lived. Thus. you will attract people in your life who you really do not want to associate with.
If you want your success to be sustainable; if you want your success to have a strong foundation; if you want your success to have a purpose and meaning, then there is no other way but to be authentic.
As Steve Jobs aptly said: “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice……”
When you come from a place of authenticity you create an aura that reflects power!
The universe is an open field of potentiality. What you can imagine and what you want to believe, you will start creating. Your intent, approach as well as all that you attract in your life, including people and situations, work towards re-affirming your belief. Once you make a choice, you give up your right to the choice which lies at the other end of the spectrum.
What we choose to believe is a decisive part of how we experience life. So be careful of what you choose to believe in. What you believe in is what you will ultimately invite into your life; it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy!