“A moment of impact has potential for change-it has ripple effects far beyond what we could predict. Sending some particles crashing together, making them closer than before while sending others spinning off into great adventures landing where you’d never thought you’d find them. You see, that’s the thing about moments like these, you can’t, no matter how hard you try, control how they’re going to affect you. You just got to let the colliding particles land where they may, and wait until the next collision. My theory is that these moments of impact, these flashes of high intensity that completely turn our lives upside down actually end up defining who we are. The thing is, each of us is the sum total of every moment that we’ve ever experienced with all the people we’ve ever known. And it’s these moments that become our history. Like our own personal greatest hits of memories that we play and replay in our minds over and over again.”
This quote from the movie The Vow, I see posted all over pinterest all the time. I am not even sure the quote came from the movie, it may very well be a quote by Nicholas Sparks in the book, by the same name. (why do we not give the credit to the person who thought up the tremendous line, not the guy who delivered it in the movies, however hot he may be), but, I digress.
The thing is, I believe, whomever the line actually belongs to, the author or the script writer knows the secret. Because these moments of impact, truly are the moments that can change our lives forever.
I think we are born with pure hearts, with innate gifts and a purpose to share those gifts with the world. I believe we each have come to this earth, in these bodies to realize who we are, to understand our true potential and to make the best of the body and the circumstances we are born into. When I talk about dreaming big, I truly do believe that as young human souls, we are fully aware of that potential. The first moment of impact, the first moment that takes us off that destined path, is the moment we choose to believe that we are not good enough, not capable of, not strong enough, smart enough, skinny enough, or whatever lie we accept as truth.
We are each here for an amazing adventure called life, that is true and the journey is the destination, that is true as well. But, what we fail to realize is that we are all perfect and complete and we all have a gift. Part of the human experience though, is living in this body which has limits and this mind which has limits with these other human souls with the same limits. Because each of us has our own destiny, our own gift, we cannot be something we are not.
What I mean by this, for example, I am not an athlete. Nor do I have any desire to be an athlete. I do not do the things that an athlete does to excel at his or her gift. I do not have the dream of being an athlete. This does not make me any less than I am, nor does it make me imperfect, it just means that I have another gift, I am here for a different purpose.
Part of the human experience is learning to train our minds. You see, from the moment we enter life on this planet, in these bodies, we are exposed to the thoughts and feelings and opinions of everyone else. The very first time we choose to believe the thoughts, opinions and limitations of anyone else, we have lost our path, it is our first moment of impact.
I think, because we are all here to discover our gifts, and share them, the impact of believing any lie, that we are not good enough for that gift, for that talent, the universal energy must now force itself to rearrange, the negative spin we manifest on the energy sets forth such far reaching places that we have no idea, we cannot even fathom the impacts of that decision.
In my last post about the bodily connection to the universe, and described how all these atoms that make up our human body also create our universe…We know the science behind molecules, positive charges and negative charges, well.. our bodies are made up of nothing more than molecules. Our minds are what choose our destiny, we truly do manifest our own lives and true inner happiness depends upon our reaction to these moments of impact, each and every time something negative is introduced, we can choose to buy into the idea that we are not perfect in our gifts and we send negative molecules into the universe with our thoughts, our speech, our breath, our actions. These negatively charged atoms attract more negatively charged atoms, they seek out more lies, and we keep believing them until we believe so many negative things about ourselves that we no longer remember what our true path is, our destiny.
Eventually, there will be another moment of impact, an opportunity presents itself. Those of us who face our fears and believe in our intuition and follow our instincts into what others consider a blind leap of faith, those moments similarly alter our course, but in a more authentic way.
I think when we believe we need external things to make us happy, we are buying a lie. When we believe we are incapable of our destiny, we are buying a lie. When we follow our passions though, when we are truly in tune with our intuition, we begin to see the opportunities that are presented to us and we choose to follow the road less taken.
Sometimes, a moment of impact can be described as rock bottom. We find ourselves so far off our true path, that life deals us a tough hand. For some, this can be an illness, the end of a relationship, loss of a job or loved one. Perhaps it is a near death experience or maybe it is a struggle with mental illness or addiction. It could be said that these are sometimes our last chance and sadly, some of us, never grab the lessons of these moments and never find our way out of the muck and mud in which we have dug ourselves.
Occasionally however, these last chances are recognized as the signs that they were intended and we seize the opportunity to turn our lives around.
We have an opportunity each and every day to get on the right path. Every day is essentially a new start. Every morning, we choose to send out positive vibrations or negative ones.
Have you ever been around someone so miserable that their negative energy permeates the air? You really feel the energy, it is thick and negative and you feel like you can’t wait to get away from the person. Conversely, have you ever been around someone who emits nothing but positive energy? You just feel really good around them, you just feel good, you can’t necessarily explain it. Those positive souls, who radiate positive energy also seem to be the ones who have everything going for them. Have you noticed those beautiful souls? Regardless of what the external appearance, they just radiate good feelings. They feel good about themselves, and they make everyone else around them feel good. I guarantee you, they are living more authentically then the miserable, stooge of a man who cannot see the beautiful roses, past their thorns.
I believe when we are miserable, angry, afraid, hurt, jealous, hateful, we are not living our true essence. We believed lies along the way that we could not have everything we wanted in this life. We believed we are not good enough, fast enough, strong enough, beautiful enough? Those miserable souls just seem to wallow in their negative energy and they want everyone else to be miserable too. They make crass remarks, they try to shoot holes in our dreams, find flaws in our talents, find thorns on our roses. The reason we can’t wait to get away from this negative energy is because innately, we know it is not true.
The moment we believe the lies that we are not good enough in some way, that is the moment we become not good enough. It is the moment we stop taking the leap of faith, it is the moment we stop believing in our dream, stop working for our desires, because we somehow believe it, thus manifesting that for ourselves.
The universe does not stop trying to give us opportunities, they are still right in front of us, we just don’t see them anymore. We don’t believe we can accomplish our dreams, we believe the lies.
Choose your next moment of impact, breathe in positive energy, expel the lies and anything that makes you believe we are not good enough. Tomorrow, choose to live to your true potential, wake up and see the beauty in front of you, send positively charged molecules out into the universe, they will return to you. When you start listening to your soul and honoring its mission, and choosing the path of love and light and peace, opportunity seems to fall at your feet.
Choose our next moment of impact, set the next collision on the path of freedom, free your soul.