Give Me a Lever – The Affirmation Spot for Tuesday January 6, 2009

Today’s Affirmation:

“Aging gracefully…I love being in my forties and I’m making the most of them.”
(click the affirmation to hear the mp3 version)

Archimedes of Syracuse - Greek Mathematician
Archimedes of Syracuse - Greek Mathematician

We are now six days into 2009. Are you still absolutely committed to being the person you came here to be this year? Keep the momentum going.

Hey, you’re a human being. There are going to be ups and downs. If you can achieve more ups than downs this year, you will be closer to your goals and dreams at the end of this year. Stay with it!

The Greek mathematician Archimedes is famous for saying:

Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.”

Archimedes, of course, was talking about the power of a lever to move physical things. He was making the point that the physical laws governing the use of a lever are not limited to small things. They work when applied to large things as well.

There is a lot of metaphor – whether intended or not – in Archimedes’ statement. The world seems like a big place sometimes and slow to change. When you set out to make a difference or have an impact in the world it can be daunting. You may question whether or not you can succeed.

If you are pushing hard and nothing is happening, it doesn’t mean you have a bad idea or concept. You may not have constructed a large enough “lever”.

Archimedes’ lever is simply a tool he would employ to accomplish his goal of moving the world. Your tools are your talents, training, commitment, belief, and determination.

If you are struggling to achieve a goal, ask yourself whether your “lever” is long enough? Are your skills, talents, and commitment up to achieving the desired goal? Do you need to enhance one area and then try again?

Archimedes understood he could not move the world with a lever that was too small. That’s why he qualified it by saying “long enough”.

You can achieve absolutely anything you can conceive. Maybe it’s not that your dream is too big, but that your lever is too short.  Bring a long enough lever and you will get the job done.

2009 is your year of empowerment!

Ray
TheAffirmationSpot.com

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Time to Be Who You Came Here to Be – The Affirmation Spot for Friday January 2, 2009

Today’s Affirmation:

“This year I am absolutely committed to being the person I came here to be.”
(This is the official TAS affirmation for 2009. Click the affirmation to hear the mp3 version)

starfield2Unless you adhere to the most skeptical view of evolution, you probably believe that life has a purpose. There is a reason you – and everyone and everything that shares this planet with you – are here. Your very presence is a certifiable miracle.

Literally trillions of events in the history of this universe had to happen just right for you to be here. If any one of them had happened another way, then no you.

In my book, that makes your existence rather significant.

That begs the question. Why are you here? What are you here to be?

More than likely you know the answer to that question. It’s hidden or forgotten somewhere deep inside of you, but it is there. You’ve had inklings of it throughout your life. There are those things you just love doing and experiencing. There are places you just love to be. Perhaps at one time you dreamed of doing those things or being in those places.

Somewhere along the line your dreams and reality collided.  You gave up on the dreams to live in “reality.” “They” told you your dreams were not realistic and you bought it. My question to you is do your dreams and your reality have to be conflict? Can your dreams become your reality?

The great thinkers and spiritual teachers of our species have been clear and unequivocal in their conviction that our dreams can be our reality. Few things have been more universally taught.

That’s not to say that you can blink your eyes “Genie-style” and your wish becomes your life. It may take work. There may be challenges. You might have to make hard choices. None of the great sages ever promised otherwise.

Are your dreams worth it or not?

The joy and jubilation created by the new year will pass and “real life” will begin again. The momentum you need to make the changes you are promising yourself this year need to be boosted by something inspirational, if they are to survive.

Your dreams fit the bill perfectly. Suspend your disbelief and start walking in the direction of your dreams. As you get in better “dream shape” pick it up to a jog. By the end of the journey, you will be in full sprint towards your dreams.

Soon you will be embracing your deepest dreams and spending your days living your dreams instead of…well…dreaming about them. Belief and commitment are the only price of admission.

It’s time to “show up” and be the people we came here to be in 2009! Are you with me?

Stay awesome!

Ray