How to let go of your outcomes. I think today’s lesson is really, really important.
The starting point is understanding Blockages or what I would call Boulders; that is, whatever is stopping you achieve your desired outcome. For me, this is also about the power of the ego; you know, the negative-chatter that let’s self-doubt creep in then quite often overpower you. So, how can you clear the blockage or roll away the boulder?
Steven reminds us of Michael Neill’s “Butterfly Point”:
Imagine what you want is like a beautiful butterfly in your hands. If you squeeze too tightly the butterfly will be crushed, if you hold your hands too loosely, the butterfly will simply fly away. The secret is to hold it gently.
Awesome. At either extreme you will crush your desire or lose focus altogether. The key is to hold on with just the right degree of positive focus that pushes enough self-doubt and fear away. Detachment without losing desire.
As I said, I believe that this is an extremely important lesson. You move your mind from being filled with negative-chatter to a focus on positive outcomes. The danger is, though, that your single-minded outcome doesn’t happen quickly enough for you, so frustration or anger set in fuelled by obsession. Learn to chill and let go.
I love this, what about you?