"You are much grander than you think you are."
While it is certainly true that many people hide their brilliance behind a veil of false modesty, the reality is that none of us (not even the most arrogant) can really capture how much we are truly capable of. No matter what you think you really are, you are always something more. In part this is because we are not able to completely understand all that we are and can be. We have not yet thought of ideas and creations we will manifest, nor dreamed the dreams we will make come true. All of that potential swims around in some sea of our unconscious until the time is right to emerge. You don't have to toot your own horn and brag about how grand you are and can be. All you need to do is to keep open to the possibility that you may not yet know how grand you are.
This week: Take some time to look back at your life so far. Notice in particular if there were times when you limited yourself with how you thought about your capabilities. Acknowledge that maybe those limitations weren't really true. Think about times when you overcame obstacles or achieved more than you thought you could. Think about dreams you may have given up on because you didn't think something was possible. Now think ahead to the future. What would you want to do if you knew it was completely possible? What would you do if you knew you had all the resources you needed? What would you be if you could be anything? Open yourself up to all the possibilities. Now, devise some ritual that will help keep you open to your own possibilities. What could you say or do that will remind you that you are much grander than you think?
Linda Pucci, Ph.D. is a psychologist, life coach and expert at helping people stretch beyond their mindset limitations. She specializes in helping people let go of negative emotions and limiting beliefs from the past, and often utilizes intensive sessions over a 4 day period to help people break through in some area of their lives. For more information, go to http://www.InnerResourceCenter.com .