NOTE: Please be sure to check out my guest post with JD Meier of the venerable Sources of Insight.
Student: How come some folks seem to get so much done, and still have plenty of time to play golf, travel to exotic ports, or go out on their yachts?
Teacher: It’s all about ‘Atomic Action.’
Student: What’s that?
Teacher: ‘Atomic Action’ is a complete and finished act that occurs in the moment; you feel absolutely free to choose your response for the next moment, and the next, and the next.
Thomas Edison experienced Atomic Action in his laboratory, Michelangelo experienced Atomic Action while painting the Sistine Chapel ceiling, Yelena Gadzhievna Isinbayeva experienced Atomic Action when she broke the world record pole vaulting. Marie Curie experienced Atomic Action with her pioneering research on radioactivity.
In what part of your life do you experience Atomic Action?
When are you absolutely in the grove?
I experience it when making chocolate chip cookies. I mix the batter, and shape the cookies, and toss them in the oven with a total feeling of completion with each action.
Don’t laugh – if you can do it with making chocolate chip cookies, you can do it with whatever you set your mind to. I took my Atomic Action to the restaurant business and had incredible success in a short period of time. Why do we settle for so little when we can experience so much more of ourselves?
Student: What stops Atomic Action?
Teacher: Feelings of incompletion that come from the past.
We are Whole Minded, and fresh and ready for the present moment when we let go of our failures and incompletions of the past. Atomic Action is a consequence of Whole Mindedness. Every level of the mind is focused on the action in the moment, and the result is incredible.
There is also Partial Mindedness. We’ve all experienced this … a lot! We are Partial Minded when we are stuck with memories of past failures. Part of the mind is on the present challenge at hand, and part of the mind is traipsing through the cemetery of memories from the dead past. The memories are of past failures. This can be a subconscious act, but you know when it is happening – you simply can’t seem to get anything done right.
When ‘memories of past failures’ (be they conscious or subconscious), fall upon the moment, your action is a swing and a miss. A Partial Mind cannot keep its eye on the ball because it is looking in two directions (in the present and in the past).
Unfortunately, when a memory of failure destroys a victory in the present moment, the present moment becomes another memory of failure. Now, it becomes part of the graveyard of past failures that contaminate the next moment. What a tangled web we weave!
SO, WHAT TO DO?
- Commit to making this moment’s action Atomic.
- Commit to being in the moment with your Whole Mind (all levels of thinking).
- Commit to feeling fresh and fully awake to what you are up to right now.
- Speak to your mind, aloud, “I am complete with my past. Now is a new moment and I will not destroy it by traipsing in the graveyard of past failure.”
- Speak to your mind, aloud, “I know you love to live with unfinished business of past failures, but I cannot afford this luxury any longer. We are finished with the past. Pay full attention to what I am doing right now.
- Now fix your mind on what you are doing and begin! Do not vacillate, do not procrastinate, do not hesitate – BEGIN! Mean it!
Here’s a tip for the FIRST STEP: To commit requires seeing where ‘you have been your own problem’ in the past, and promising yourself not to repeat those patterns anymore. You will be pleasantly startled to find that you are remarkably creative when you allow your natural ability to flow through you.
Here’s a tip for the SECOND STEP: You are training your inward self-talk to communicate with all levels of your mind. You are taking control of your inner world talk show radio station. You can do that, and it will give you remarkable results. The mind is meant to serve you. Don’t let it control you.
Here’s a tip for the THIRD STEP: When you act with singleness of purpose and waiver not (which is what Whole Mindedness is about), the whole universe throws itself on your side, and you stand in awe when you see the results that you get.
Okay, so it is time to reclaim every level of your mind:
* subconscious level * conscious level * superconscious levels
Reclaim your right to the Atomic Energy found in the invisible atom found everywhere in the Universe. Reclaim this right so you can take Atomic Action. If you believe it, just as flowers absorb water from the earth, you will absorb Atomic Energy from the universe … and you will find yourself in absolute flow with your dreams and aspirations.
Do you want that?
Do you really, really want that?
Please leave a comment.
Where have you experienced Atomic Action in your life?
Where do you stumble, stumble, stumble, or move like a snail?
Just sharing the truth about when you are in flow and when your mind screams ‘NO’ begins the process of being complete with your past failures, and soon you will be soaring.
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