“A better world is sitting, literally, right in front of us.”–Tom Shadyac
It’s time for our daily ACIM workout, where we stretch our antiquated views, where we work our imagination muscles, where we reach for a whole new vision.
ACIM Lesson 67 (Love created me like itself) reminds us that we place very low expectations on what might be possible. Even our best and our brightest demonstrate a tiny fraction of what we’re all capable of.
The best way I know for reaching a bigger, more brilliant world is to ask better questions.
Every time we ponder the question “How do I get rid of this?” or “How can I overcome that?” we add energy to sustaining the unwanted state.
As we devote more and more attention to its existence, we further validate its reality. We continue to view the state we’re attempting to overcome as a linear, predictable “problem.”
Not a lot of options in that teensy box.
By continuing to ask the same boring questions and residing in the same uncomfortable little shoebox, we block the flow and full expression of the F.P’s power.
The force, to borrow from Luke Skywalker, “can’t be with us.”
So my intention is to ask bigger questions, to think bigger thoughts?
“What if?” is always a good start.
“What if our politicians could see eye-to-eye, to join forces for true and lasting change?”
“What if every child on the planet had a hot meal before they went to bed tonight?”
“What if every family had a roof over their head?”
“What can I do today that makes me dance with joy?
“How can I grow into the loving, wise, inspiring person I am meant to be?”
“What marvelous thing might I create today?”
Anything is possible, but we have to imagine it first. The more big questions we ask, the more we dare to say, “What would it look like if….?,” the bigger our lives will become.
Putting your attention on something calls it into existence. We can literally reshape and redesign our lives by asking bigger questions.
Pam Grout is the author of 19 books including E-Squared, E-Cubed, Thank & Grow Rich and her new book, Art & Soul,Reloaded: A Year-Long Apprenticeship to Summon the Muses and Ignite Your Daring, Audacious, Creative Side