Take a few moments to check within and get an honest answer to this question. The answer to this question will give you the reason your external reality is the way it is. If you answered an affirmative “yes”, then it’s a surety that your external reality is one that reflects a lot of well-being and abundance. If you answered with a “mostly”, then your reality will presently have some elements of negativity in it and some elements of well-being. If you answered with a “no”, then it’s a given that your present reality will mostly have elements of negativity in it like lack, struggle, illness and insecurity. The way you feel about yourself is what is reflected by your external reality, there is no getting away from this truth. It’s not what you do, it’s not about how educated you are or how many qualifications you have, it’s not about how hard working you are or how knowledgeable you are, it’s all about what you feel about yourself.
Working hard is futile if you are not aligned with yourself
A lot of people try to use action to compensate for the lack of love that they feel for themselves. They somehow force themselves to work hard in a bid to feel good about themselves, but this is a very mediocre approach and it gives very mediocre results, because you are trying to use action to compensate for a mis-alignment within. If you work towards letting go of all the negative thought patterns you hold about yourself, by bringing the intelligence of “awareness” to it, you will be able to release a lot of inner resistance and then right action will flow through you with ease and you will be able to manifest your desired realities in a struggle-free manner.
A lot of people plunge into action before they set their mind right. It’s like putting the cart before the horse. In most cases, when you do this, not only will the action create struggle and strain for you, but also create situations that intensify the mis-alignment that you feel within. Action arising from a conflict free mind has a completely different energy to it, than action arising from a mind riddled with negativity. It takes time and a committed awareness to let go of the momentum of past negativity and develop an attitude of love, fearlessness and alignment with who you are. If you put in the time to align with yourself first, then you will have the right foundation, and huge leverage, to take the right action which will move you towards the manifestation of your desired realities.
Set your mind free of fears first, and then the right actions will follow automatically. Don’t try to use work as a means to avoid dealing with the inner negativity that you feel about yourself and your life. It’s much easier to simply drown yourself in work, just like an alcoholic drowns himself in his addiction, rather than take the time to bring awareness to the deep held patterns of negative beliefs/thoughts in the mind and thus let go of them. We would rather distract ourselves through work or entertainment, than face the fears and the negativity in the mind. Using hard work to achieve results is a very mediocre approach when your mind is conflicted within, but once your mind is free of identification with negativity you will be able to get inspired towards the right action which will not only feel joyful and enriching, but will also take you swiftly towards the desired realities you want to experience.
Alignment within yourself is the leverage to manifest desires
Your desires/dreams for the realities you wish to experience, will remain stuck in the realm of hope and wishful thinking if your mind has negative thoughts about you. Look within and see if there are thought patterns in your mind that tell you that you are un-deserving, unworthy or unsuitable, for the realities you desire to manifest. For example, you may desire to have a successful business but a part of your mind might hold thoughts of self-deprecation like – “I am not as smart as others”, “I won’t be able to handle success”, “I always mess up”, and other thoughts that make you feel unworthy of the success you desire. When you are holding these thoughts in your mind, it doesn’t matter how much hard work you put in your result will stay mediocre at best.
When you align with yourself, by developing a sense of respect, love and appreciation for who you are, you automatically become a match to your desired reality and this leverage will pour in a new energy into your actions which will create successful results with no struggle. Success is not about achieving results but it’s about a feeling of “happiness” within which can only be achieved when you are aligned with yourself. No matter what results you achieve, if you don’t feel good about yourself, it will always feel like you are missing something. Awareness is the key to freedom from negative thinking, and all these pointers are just sign-posts that help you look within and see through the patterns of negativity in you and thus release resistance to the life force.