Power for Today
“Live today. Begin now doing the thing you want to do. Begin now being the person you want to be. Begin now with what you have. Your opportunity lies within yourself. The Universe will help you when once you have made the start.” (Author unknown, Quoted by Catherine Ponder in ‘The Millionaire Moses’)
(Catherine is one of the greatest writers on prosperity thought – her book ‘The Dynamic Laws of Prosperity’ is a classic.)
This is part of a story from Catherine Ponder that I might share in full some time… but for now, I just wanted to bring those words to you. They were spoken a long time ago by a an unknown radio preacher.. but they remain true.
So often we decide that we’ll really start to live at some point in the future. When the kids leave school. When the kids leave home. When we retire. When we get the promotion. When we meet the partner of our dreams. When we win the lottery.
We have to start now.
Life seems full of people who are just making it through – afraid to pursue their dream. It might be because they don’t know what they want to do… but trust me, that thing that suddenly sprang into your mind when you thought ‘if only’ – that’s the thing you need to do. Something that thrills you, that makes you passionate.
Maybe you don’t know what you want to do – but there is something smouldering deep inside you that wants to be let out, that wants to come out and burn brightly. As Howard Thurman said “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” YOU have a gift to bring to this world. YOU have something to create that no-one else can create – something encoded in your DNA, strengthened by your life experiences, forged in all the hard times you have been through – and just waiting to be released by your conscious choice.
You have, right now, what you need to get started. You may not have everything perfectly, but you have what you need to begin. It’s that first step on the ladder that starts to kick everything into motion – as we begin, in faith, then it seems that the Universe begins to agree with us – that co-incidences begin to happen, that resources become available, that people turn up to help us. Serendipity begins to move in our favour and unexpected help comes from surprising directions.
But it’s you and I that kick start that engine of creation. Just choosing to begin makes it happen. The secret to beginning lies inside you.. the secret of success is simply to get started.
It’s over to you . . .
I know I am talking to myself as much as I am talking to you.. but what steps are you going to take today to make that dream, the one that you’ve had inside you for ages now – you know the one – what are you going to do to make that happen? So when would now be a good time to get started…..?
…and remember – you are amazing!
original text and images © Timothy Hodgson 2011