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Imagining Potential vs. Living Potential (Part 2): DAY 9


Imagining Potential vs. Living Potential (Part 2): DAY 9
The Desteni of Living – Utmost Potential (Part 7)
The Principle of Realising and Living my Utmost Potential

In this post and posts to come, I am discussing what ‘Realising and Living my Utmost Potential’ practically means – through showing how I have (and still do) live and realise this Principle.

STEP 1: Recognizing my own Potential (Self Forgiveness)

In the next post we will continue expanding on this point of how to practically assist and support yourself in such a way that you ensure you don’t shift yourself into a future projection that you imagine in your Mind and forget to walk your process in real time, in this real world – where your process of self potential is a birthing process walked moment by moment.

A tendency I have found within my personal process – is to fight against my ‘current real self’ that reality exposed. My ‘current real self’ being that which reflected back to me in my thoughts and emotional reactions whenever I would speak to people or interact with them. ‘Reality’ exists in the moments when you are with people – either speaking, simply interacting and especially when you are alone with yourself.

I found that one of the greatest single interferences within my real time process (real time process being where I am in moments speaking / interacting with other people) – were ideas / opinions I would hold about myself; where such ideas / opinions would more often than not be contradictory to my visible behaviour in my outside world.
In relation to ‘taking things personally’ for example – I had this idea / belief about myself of ‘liking people’, when the fact of the matter was that I ‘only liked people whom like me’. So, my statement was more coming from only those in my world I had good relations with – yet the truth in my behaviour when it came to meeting people was that I was shy, nervous and afraid – because what would come up first within myself was self judgment, comparison, competition, inferiority and a whole lot of other things reflected in my thoughts and emotions. So, as part of your process – have a look at any ‘absolute statements’ you have about yourself, like for example: I had this idea / belief about myself of being ‘attentive’. Yet, when looking at my behaviour and living in reality and what reality exposed – I often forgot things, didn’t consider others in moments, didn’t take full responsibility for things. The fact of the matter was that I was only ‘attentive’ when it suited my personal interests and/or when I had a hidden agenda in mind in relation to other people.

How this relates to the point of imagining potential vs. living potential is as follows:
A practical suggestion I have that I applied for myself when I realised how my ‘Imagined Potential’ was interfering with me walking my process in reality of becoming and so eventually living my ‘Utmost Potential’ is to practically utilize my Imagined Potential as a REFERENCE for what I want to personally achieve for myself. So, I had to within myself align my starting point within and as the following words: “I see, realise and understand that I am not yet the potential I can foresee I am able to live. I endeavour to in every moment I speak / interact with people – apply the tools of forgiveness and self-change as every moment of application and change is a stepping stone of me becoming and so eventually living my potential of change I envisioned”. So, what is essentially needed is an ‘acceptance’ of: “Okay, this is who and how I am right now – it will be a process to change, with this process of changing manifesting in every moment I in fact, in reality, in a real time moment apply myself and change”.

As I mentioned within the above, we tend to want to believe our own ideas / beliefs about ourselves we hold onto within the Mind – which then makes it very difficult to see the REALITY of ourselves, to FACE the reality of ourselves in moments of participation in reality and also looking at ALL areas and relationships of our lives. So, this is the one adjustment I would suggest doing within your process – whether you’re starting your process or have been walking for quite some time:

Adjustment 1:
Ensure that you don’t hold onto ABSOLUTE ideas / beliefs about yourself that may in fact only pertain to one person, one area or some moments in your life – but practically ask yourself the question “am I living this idea / belief equally within all areas within my life”. Like, for example the “I like people” – to ask yourself “do I really like all people” and/or “I am attentive” – ask yourself “am I really attentive with all people in my life, all the things that I do, all the things I need to remember / tend to?”

Adjustment 2:
Ensure that the potential you envisioned is simply a reference, a motivation, a ‘goal’ to reach – that the envisioned potential does not shift you from walking your process in real time, in real moments of speaking / interacting with people. That your MAIN FOCUS is on your real time reality process…because another interesting dimension I have found is that what I did envision was a mere GLIMPSE of what I would become by putting in the time, effort, process and discipline in real time moment as I walked self-forgiveness and self change.

In the next post, I will continue sharing more detail in terms of how to identify the ABSOLUTE ideas / beliefs you can hold onto that interferes with you seeing/facing the ‘current real you’ in reality, as well why and how it is that your envisioned / imagined potential is but a mere GLIMPSE of what you can potentially be / become with walking self change practically moment by moment, breath by breath.