“If you are not living on the edge, you are taking up too much space.” says Reverend Michael Beckwith. After spending time at the Agape Spiritual Center in Los Angeles, I was inspired.
So often we have a dream or a desire to accomplish something, to do something, or to create something, but we often stop before we start because we are paralyzed by the fear of failure or fear of discomfort. Instead of facing that fear, or going through the discomfort, we give up on our dream.
He goes on to explain that “Permanent happiness is guaranteed when you lose yourself to something larger, and at that moment, you are involved with the evolution of your soul and you are becoming more not less than yourself.”
We are encoded for success and within every desire is the seed of its fulfillment. Just like within an apple, its seed has all it needs to become a great tree and bear fruit. Just as all its needs are provided by nature, we are also provided for when we devote ourselves beyond just wanting to feel comfortable, or avoiding pain, disappointment and failure. When we are devoted to the growth and the development of our soul, we will experience the happiness that we are longing for.
When the seed is planted, it will grow as long as the environment is right. When we live on the edge, we choose love over fear, and we create the right environment within ourselves to grow, develop, and unfold to fulfill our highest potential. When we do this, we break new ground just like the seed breaks through the ground once it has taken root.
I recently broke my own new ground by introducing intenSati to hundreds of people at the different Equinox locations across Southern California. I also trained nine new intenSati leaders who inspired me and made it through an extremely challenging week, as well as our first West Coast Warrior Challenge.
This month, you have the opportunity to take a look at where you can break some new ground and grow and develop yourself. Ask yourself what it is you really want to be doing. What is in the way of you doing it? Are you willing to be the person you have to be to create the right environment for your growth and development? Can you choose love over fear? Remember, no one is born a warrior just like no one is born an average man. We make ourselves that way by the accumulation of steps we take towards one or the other. Will you be breaking new ground this month?