Not so long ago, people thought the world was flat. They looked out
into the horizon, and it appeared to them that the earth ended
somewhere far out there, and at the end of the earth, one could
possibly fall off the edge and die. Therefore, people did not dare
to reach the horizon, for fear of falling off the end of the earth.
So they stayed where they were.
Their perception that the world was flat, that it had an edge (the
horizon), kept them from exploring far away from where they were
born. It was a limitation that appeared real to them. However, this
limitation was not real at all - it was an error in perception.
The horizon is not an edge, it is not an end.
In fact, you can never reach the horizon because it keeps moving
farther away from you the closer you get to it. The horizon is an
apparent end, yet it is grounded in infinity (you can never reach
All of your limitations are horizons. All of them bar none. No
Even the Self has no limits, although it "appears" to be
encompassed by a limited body. In fact, is the Self a reality, or
simply an awareness of feeling? The Buddha argued that the Self is
a feeling that gets mistaken for an identity (that which is
'having' the feeling). Anyways, that is another topic altogether.
Let us get back to limitations...
Any limit that you think you have, whether it is financial,
biological, emotional, or whatever, is a horizon. For example, you
may have the belief that you cannot afford something, and so you
forever deny yourself that thing; you never buy it. That is
believing in the horizon. You believe you have limited funds and if
you spent them on that thing, you would suffer and die or whatever.
However, if you went ahead and purchased it, you would find that
you can indeed afford it, and because you have now created a new
gap in your money, you would quickly fill that gap with even more
money (so long as you don't believe you are limited). This is the
difference between those who have scarcity (poverty) consciousness
or beliefs, and those who believe in abundance.
So what is the solution to limitations?
It comes in two steps:
Step 1: Replace your perspective. As long as you think the world is
flat and the horizon marks the edge of the world beyond which you
will fall off, all other thoughts and actions will be in error. So
you must train yourself to see the world a new way, to know that
the horizon is an illusion. If you skip this step and jump straight
into step two, you may burn your fingers because you cannot act as
if you have abundance as long as you believe in scarcity. Your
beliefs always become manifest. Thought is more powerful than
action in creation.
Step 2: Act in line with abundance. In the above example, we saw
that one who believes in abundance knows that the "limited" amount
of money in their pocket is transitional, it is a river that flows
and is hence not truly limited. But the one who believes in
scarcity is convinced that they have a true limit and hence they
don't dare cross is. So what does it mean to act in line with
abundance? It means that you will be going beyond the horizon. You
will march to it and keep moving, knowing that the horizon will
never be reached. Know that all resources are cyclic in nature, so
that the more you spend the more you earn, and the more you earn
the more you spend. Keep that river flowing. Don't erect a dam or
try to hold it. Keep it flowing. Open both hands wide, the hand
that receives and the hand that gives. The faster your rate of
exchange (giving and receiving) the better.
Horizons are a mindset. Poverty is a mindset. Wealth is a mindset.
Happiness is a mindset. Depression is a mindset. Health is a
mindset. Dis-ease is a mindset. It is all a mindset, with its
accompanying emotions. The secret is that the mind is limitless, so
you truly have no limits except those that you have accepted as
real. It is all just a horizon, and no matter how much you chase
the horizon, you will never fall off the end of the earth. So chase
Article By: David Cameron Gikandi
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