“When spring comes the grass grows by itself.”
- Tao Te Ching
Everyone knows that grass grows in the spring. It’s obvious especially to those of us that live in the Midwest. We get all four seasons.
Here’s a quick Internet lesson…. grass grows after we cut it and year after year because of what’s called a “growing point”. Unless fire or disease kill that growing point, we will get grass again and again for years without needing to replant.
Okay so today’s perspective is birthed from the thought that it “grows by itself”. All plants in general need six things to grow. They are: need light, nutrients, water, the right temperature, space to grow and gases in the air.
We really aren’t that much different than plants or grass. We grow when we are at one with ourselves. Environment does make a difference, but just as plants grow on the South Pole so can you in any environment if you have the basic necessary elements.
Over the next several days we will uncover those elements in our lives and build the bridge between your dream and your reality.
FIRST: Get Some Light
You need light just as grass does. You need to know where you are going. You must have a dream, a clue or at least an idea. If you can grasp or stimulate any of those forms of insight then you’ve got a sense of light and illumination. I like to call that intensity or lack thereof vision.
Vision is nothing more than seeing something beyond where you are. It counts whether it’s with the natural eye or the eye of your soul. In fact, the sight from the soul is more potent than that of the sight of physical manifestation. If your vision is bright then well done! If it’s dim, then remove the dust and grime from the lenses and it will shine brighter.
How do you remove the dust and grime from your lenses? Write it out. Write it out with pen and paper. Or you can use a computer, but be sure to print it. If your vision is out of this world, then know that in order to build the bridge, you might need some equipment that can be utilized in space. You may even need to begin studying the stars, but it is possible —if you pay the necessary price.
Most of us however have a dream within this realm. For that group of us, simply begin writing it out. Line by line. Start with what you’d like to see 10 years out. Be clear. Write from every angle of life the things you’d like. Be specific, because if you just write you want a lot of money, a big house and a fancy car, you might forget to write the educational barriers you’ll have to burst to generate the necessary income.
Once you’ve written your 10 years goals, smile and walk away. When you come back, write down all of the barriers to your 10 year goal. I don’t mean barriers as to why you can’t do, but rather the things and reasons why you do not have them right now. Then, I want you to write down your 5-year goals. HOWEVER, you must keep in mind that the goal IS NOT the 5-year but the 10-year. Therefore, your 5-year goals need to be the things that will remove the “barriers” of the 10-year goals. Literally, for every goal you write for the 5-year, it must coincide with removing a 10-year goal “barrier”. Then write down the 5-year goal barriers and repeat the same process for 3 years, 1 year and finally 3 months.
Once you get to the 3-month goals, which will derive from the barriers of the 1-year goal “barriers”, then you are ready to begin.
Do this today. If you do, you will be able to determine your vision for tomorrow.
When you wake up the next day, you’ll find that your vision has gotten better overnight! Literally, you’ll wake up with a new sense of life and have literal vitality! You’ll know exactly what steps you need to take outside of your daily routine.
Then, take a step in that direction.
Your vision for tomorrow will begin with the actions you take today. Go ahead, baby step, baby step….
That’s the Proper Perspective!