Principle Five - Theory

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“Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle The skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.”
—Samual Ullman, Poet

Here’s the hard part eh? Where you actually have to step up to the plate and take a swing. Where the possibility of failure stares you right in the face.

Where the demon of fear creeps into your bones. Where the oh so logical and rational little voice inside your head whispers “Maybe this wasn’t such a good idea”.

Hmmm. We live in a material world. There can be no denying that. Although Quantum Physics tells us that there is a quantum field that links us all together and the non-locality affect allows us to influence things in the world without even being there. There is also the stark reality that the best way to shift energy. The best way to influence the ‘field’. Is to act.

Mostly, if we are afraid to act then we are not afraid of the action itself but rather the consequences of the action. The constant chatter of “What if?” throws a spanner in the works and stops us from actually doing what we really want to do.

Ha! We think about it too much!!

Regret is worse than fear. Think back on your life at the significant turning points in your life. The defining moments – and you will find that the ones that disappoint you are the ones where you failed to act – much more so than the ones where you did act and things went pear shaped. At least you can have a laugh about the failures. Inaction simply leaves you wondering “What if? What if?” Regret has a trail that lingers for many years.

To allow yourself to get into flow you have to turn the wheel of life. You have to act. Stagnation – a blocking of the energy flow – is the worst thing that can happen to you.

Allowing flow is about making decisions and acting.

Acting courageously is about acting on our feelings. Opening our hearts, connecting with our passions and then acting. The more you connect with your feelings, intuition and inner guidance – and ACT on them. The more you will learn to trust yourself and believe in yourself.

“Once I made a decision, I didn’t think about it again It was strictly off gut. That’s how I made decisions… I didn’t think about it again from that point forwards.”
—Michael Jordan

How many times have you been in a situation where you felt something was wrong or felt that you should speak to someone – and not taken any action?

How often have you thought in retrospect “I knew it!”

Acting courageously is the ‘doing’ part of having self belief, opening your heart and following your passions.

Acting courageously is about allowing yourself to be comfortable in uncertainty. It is ok not to know what the outcome will be. It is ok not to be sure that you are right. It is ok to be open to the possibility that you may be wrong.

But the quickest way to find out the answer to all of these things is to stop wondering and ACT!

From a neuroscience perspective, acting courageously changes the focus in your brain. Instead of constantly mulling over things and getting causing in the paralysis of analysis you become action biased instead.

From an ontological perspective, or a ‘being’ perspective, acting courageously requires you to be present. And acting based on your feelings and in line with your ‘becoming’ allows you to create what you envisage for the future rather than perpetuating the past.

Then there is Quantum Physics. So we live in this quantum field that links us all together – kind of like a big swimming pool. As you float along you are ALWAYS being buffeted by the actions of other people. You are ALWAYS being affected by the resonance that other people are putting out into the pool.

Research shows that if you come into a room of people then the person who is resonating the strongest will dominate the energy and everyone else will tend to align with that person. So, if a strong character comes into a room and starts bitching about life it is very hard to stay in the room without bitching along with them.

To stay in the room and not take any responsibly for what energy you are putting out into the field is to be passive. Courage requires you to take responsibility for the quantum field and how you are participating.

Courageous action might be to leave the room or even just to sit with the person and give them some love.

Self Mastery requires action.

“All that is needed for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing”

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