First, let me start by saying, one of my favorite writers is Thomas Troward. I’ll also be the first to admit it often takes reading and re-reading (sometimes several times) his essays before I’m able to really grasp his message…but it’s always worth it.
When I’m speaking, I’ll frequently refer to several of Troward’s pieces because they have been so impactful in my life. I was re-reading (see? I told you) one his essays last night and it really got me thinking. So much so, that I shared part of this with my staff earlier today.
First, I’ll share with you his writing. This is from “The Spirit of Opulence”:
If we clearly realize that the creative power in ourselves in unlimited, then there is no reason for limiting the extent to which we may enjoy what we can create by means of it. Where we are drawing from the infinite we need never be afraid of taking more than our share. That is not where the danger lies. The danger is in not sufficiently realizing our own richness, and in looking upon the externalized products of our creative power as being the true riches instead of the creative power of the spirit itself.
Wow. I want to challenge you to go back and read that again.
When we hear the word “opulence” we often associate that with money. In fact, by definition we’re automatically pointed toward money.
But even though the definition uses the phrase “great wealth” – Troward says “do not think money, as such, for it is only one means of opulence.”
When we’re faced with a difficult task or asked to do something we’re not “comfortable” with, we develop a fear based on a lack of confidence in our ability to do whatever it is. “I’m not good enough.” “I’m not smart enough.” “I don’t have enough experience.” The list is a mile long.
Instead, imagine what we would be capable of doing if we were constantly able to operate from an understanding that the creativity and brain power necessary to complete anything was already in abundance within us. If we were able to enter into the “spirit of opulence” every time we’re faced with something that is a outside our “comfort zone” there would, literally, be no limit to what we’d be capable of accomplishing!
Since we were toddlers, we’ve been told “you can do anything if you’ll just put your mind to it” – that’s because the wealth, or opulence, of creative power within us is truly unlimited!
The next time you’re faced with an obstacle that seems insurmountable or a task that seems impossible – understand that within you is an ENDLESS supply of power that is more than capable of conquering everything! You were created for greatness and there is greatness within you!
Now, go do something spectacular!