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why your windshield is bigger than your rear view

Reflection; it’s a meaningful and integral component of self-awareness and conscious growth. It’s something that, knowingly or not, we all do.

It’s human nature to think about the past; to revisit it, to recalculate it, to relive it. It’s human nature to allow our past to shape our future. The truth, though, is that our past doesn’t actually shape our future. The truth is that we allow our past to shape who we are right now by that of which we, by choice, then employ to create our future.

The reason your windshield is bigger than your rear view mirror is because what’s in front of you is much more important than what you’ve already passed by. Yet, there can often be an involuntary pull to stay affixed to that what was.

For a lot of us, we don’t just use the rear view to glance at what may be approaching that we don’t expect. We stare. We get lost in it. We begin to forget what direction we’re actually travelling in. This isn’t hard to do. Your windshield isn’t that far from your rear view. We convince ourselves that, even though we’re looking at the reflection of something in behind of us, it’s the forward direction. It can certainly have a tendency to look a lot like what’s in front of us. But, it’s not. And, while what’s back there is integral to your journey, the beliefs that have been created as a product of those travels are limiting to who you really can be. They have created the singularity that is exactly the definition of the past; there is only one option in the past – the option that was.

Uncertainty persuades us to believe the rear view is the windshield. We’ve done what’s back there, we know what it’s like, we’ve been through it before. We want to stay there because we know what it is. We are familiar with it. What happens is that we allow our past to shape who we are right now and that’s it; we end it there. We don’t grow. We don’t get bigger. We don’t see new challenges. We don’t open our Hearts. Yes of course your past plays a part in your present and your future. But, the part it plays is not the one whereby it dictates any timeline beyond what it already was. The part it plays is that moment of reflection as you glance into it to remind yourself that you can be as much of it, or as little of it, as you choose.

The path we travel down doesn’t stop whether we’re looking at the broad expanse of view through the windshield or the compact back facing mirror. Though, when we stare into our rear view with our foot still on the gas, the inevitable happens. We either hit what we didn’t see or we pass by beautiful opportunities in our life because we were too busy trying to navigate a road we’ve already navigated. I guess you could keep looking out the back and just stop accelerating. But then you wouldn’t be going anywhere, would you?

I’m not trying to say that the past is the past and you should leave it there. I’m not saying that at all. But, we all have experiences from our lives that we don’t use to positively impact our future, or very simply, we just hang onto and limit the person we can be. We limit the belief of the person that we can be. You can only be as caring, as open, as compassionate and as Loving of a person as you believe you can be. And, similarly, you can only receive as much of all of that as you believe you deserve.

First you believe, then you can see.

Be Love.

 

 

 

thanks for the presence

We are all responsible for the energy we carry with us.

It’s not meant to be a daunting provocation; it is however, meant to be a resolute reminder. What we carry with us, what we bring with us, will be the moment in which we live. It is as much becoming a product of your environment as it is shaping the environment to be a product of you. That is what energy does.

Be that as it may, this responsibility isn’t a full time job; for two reasons. One – you’re a human being; you can’t always be expected to be ‘on’. Sometimes, you just aren’t there and that’s ok (these are the times when we need someone else to help us out or also when we can just be in the muck). And, two – every moment is another opportunity to raise yourself to a higher energy. You can, literally, reset yourself at any moment in time.

The impact of your presence, intentional or not, is felt by everyone who is connected with you. Argument aside, we are all connected. But, this is also to varying degrees. In fact, even you, yourself, experience your own presence. It seems redundant, but you supply the environment with your energy that creates the energy you supply the environment with. You exist in that environment absorbing what is in that energetic field. Speaking in circles, am I? Think of a time when something crummy happened to you. You rehashed it in your mind. You felt sorry for yourself. You began to agonize over it. You felt even more sorry for yourself. You scrutinized every little detail of the incident while getting deeper into it. You felt the despair of it and so on and so forth.

It’s the same effect as with offering the beauty inside of you; the smile you wear on your face, the way you greet another human being; stranger or friend, the bounce you have in your step. This creates the energy that surrounds everything. And, that’s just the surface stuff. It’s also the deeper, internal energy you carry that will permeate your environment and the people in it. Similarly, you are a receiver of outside energies which are absorbed by your energy field whether you “see” anything or not. Ever know a person that just makes you feel better even if they’re not doing so great? Ever know a person that can just suck the life out of you even if they’re sunshine and lollipops? This is why; it’s the energy thing.

This isn’t as labour intensive or complicated as it may come off to be. It’s really just an acknowledgement and awareness of how we propel our own Universe and those of others around us. There will be people that pick us up and there will be people that we pick up. There will be instances whereby everyone seems to on top of the mountain and others where misery will certainly love company.

Be responsible for your energy. Or, start by just knowing you are responsible for your energy. Feel your energy, feel the energy around you. Connect with it; realize that it is not separate from you. It’s all a conduit to access the truly higher being that you are. And, really, it simply can improve your life. These words; connection, energy, absorb, resonate – they are all related because they drive each other. These actions drive the greater You.

Your presence is a gift. Unwrap it.

Be Love.