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what if….?

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Two words that can flip anything on its head.

“What if?”, synonymous, in at least one person’s humble opinion, with “endless bounds”. You can, literally, apply “what if?” to every situation you’ve ever been faced with or will face, in life. “What if?” is a challenge. It’s a challenge to transcend what you may be thinking, what you’ve always thought or, simply, what you believe you know to be.

It’s the jump off point to something greater; something bigger.

Think of if mankind had never asked the questions, “what if there was something better than this candle?”, or “what if I could get this horse to have more power?”, or “what if there’s more out there; out in all that space?”.

If Thomas Edison, Karl Benz and Robert Goddard hadn’t felt inclined to ask the question, “what if?”, you may still be taking your horse and buggy to the local wax store, all the while thinking Pluto is still an actual planet. But, they did ask. They challenged what they knew to be instead of dismissing the power of what they did not know to be. They allowed “what if?” to erase the parameters that had been defined for them. They allowed “what if?” to newly shape what they could know and what they could be.

Token clever/philosophical insert – “What if?” is not only a question, but it’s also the answer. Given that one can’t exist without the other, I would fathom that someone much more intelligent and articulate than I could probably argue they are one and the same. And, so I will just say that I can’t see them ever being separate. It reminds me of the long debated philosophical quandry, “if a tree falls in a forest but no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound”? The answer is, no. It doesn’t. It can’t. Sure, it’ll make sound WAVES. But, without a receiver, there is no sound. Without the question, there is no answer.

And so, the challenge is to you. The challenge is always to you; there is no one else that can make the change in your life that you want to make. There is a “what if?” at every corner and intersection of your life.

 

What if….

I react differently;

I have more fun;

I just enjoy more;

I had more money;

I didn’t care about how much money I have;

Feeling down was okay;

Feeling up was even better;

I believe I can change my world;

I believe I can change THE world;

I am just Love?

 

Change is a double header. First header; “what if?”. Second header, do something about it.

Expand. Expand your mind; expand your Heart; expand your parameters. It’s all about asking “what if” there is more? And, there is more. Find yours.

Do something about it.

http://thewhatifproject.ca/

Be Love.

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Your life can change in a moment.

We train for months, spend endless nights studying, work countless hours of overtime and devote all of our effort and energy into whatever it is we wish to devote all of our effort and energy into.

When your life changes, when it no longer will be what it was, it’s because of that moment. THAT moment. The moment you win or lose, pass or fail, get promoted or fired or whenever it is that whatever you were doing smacks you in the face and says, “hey, this is life”.

Your life will change in that moment.

We think about what it was that brought us to that moment, or where that moment will now take us. We think about what we could have done differently, or what we did that was exactly “perfect”. We think about who we were, or who we’ll be.

But, really, what you are, is that moment. You’re the “yes” or the “no”. You’re the “I do” or the “I don’t”. You’re the “I can”, or the “I won’t”.

You’re the Love, or the not Love.

Life is a series of moments, each of which is shaping who you are, as Love or not Love. It’s like we’ve all heard thousand times before, it’s how you react to the moment. You can’t control if someone trained harder than you, what was on the test or how many TPS reports the guy down the hall did more than you. But, you control what the moment really is.

And it’s, are you going to be Love, or are you not?

That’s all that we get to decide. There is nothing else. And, it’s a difficult idea to accept, for sure. It doesn’t seem right or fair or that all of everything of whatever it is you’ve done or sacrificed, or whatever, boils down to that moment and those two options you have to choose from. But, that’s what it is. Are you going to be Love or are you not? And, that is where you’ll find your true power.

Not power over someone or something or some situation, but power over your life. There’s nothing else you’ve been put here to have power over. Only you. Only your life. A batter doesn’t have any control over what pitches get thrown at him. He can swing, go down on strikes, or take a walk. But, no matter how much practice or coaching he gets, he doesn’t control what’s coming at him. All he gets to do, is decide about himself and that moment.

The power isn’t earned or bestowed upon you; you have it. You already have it; always have. How are you using it? Are you even using it? You can be scared and use it or be brave and use it. You can be for certain when you use it or confused as ever when you use it. You just have to use it. You just have to answer the question, “am I going to be Love or am I not?”

Be Love.

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