Today I Begin a NEW Life
The world is ablaze with creation. And we are creators. I mean that with a little c. I've thought a lot about THE Creation story. Why is it so important? Among some of the most important, I believe one of them is to teach us that life is meant to be lived in creation. I believe that we were given powers of creation, not just the physical creation of other people. But the spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical creation of ideas coming into existence. Every physical thing in our world, was first a thought.
There is a quote attributed to Charles H. Duell, the Commissioner of US patent office in 1899. Mr. Deull's most famous attributed utterance is that "everything that can be invented has been invented." It cannot be proven he said it, but the point for me is, that there ARE people walking around in the world, who live by that mentality. And there are people who live in mental creation that NEVER bring it into physical creation.
Last night I watched The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. It was awesome and demonstrated that last thought so clearly. See the trailer here.
Walter was stuck in his head, until someone special invited him to act on his thoughts. What a change in his life when he did!
I've spent the last 7 years creating a better me and attempting to create a better world around me. I have been on a path to a purpose that was not always clear. But I knew the direction and tried to follow inspiration. I am fortunate to have found myself in the right place at the right time to make my path crystal clear. Last weekend, I spent 3 days with a group of people with a passion for others. And the teacher/leader/mentor of the group is a master at bringing mental creation into physical. I could not be more humbled and grateful to be invited to join him in bringing true principles into the lives of others so that they might also bring their passion, purpose, and dreams into physical creation.
At times, I have impatiently wondered why what I was striving for, was not becoming clearer. And now I know the timing wasn't right. If you do not know who Og Mandino is, it's worth finding out. A man who created his life anew from a place of darkness. One of the most beloved success authors and teachers of all time. Dave Blanchard is the CEO of the Og Mandino Group. I am excited to become an Og Mandino Coach and help others to know what I learned last week, that Dave brought into complete clarity for me. You (I) are not your thoughts. You can step back from your thoughts and look at them, just like you are reading the words on this screen. You can choose new thoughts. You can beging a new life, whereever you are and however you choose, if you commit yourself to doing so.
I invite you to read Dave's book. I am nearly finished. I'm sure I'll be reading and rereading. Stay tuned. There will be more wonderful things from me. And more wonderful things from you.