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Walt Whitman is one of my favorite philosophers. His statement, “I am sufficient as I am” is one of my favorites. It is a thrust-engine for me. It offers me the raw power I need to engage rigorously with reality to make my most important dreams come true.
I have learned that there is no difficulty I cannot solve when I look at my life knowing, “I am sufficient as I am.” Knowledge like this becomes my thrust-engine, and when I apply it full throttle to my life, I can take myself from feeling impoverished to prosperous in any domain of my life.
If an inspiring quote is to work, the first thing you have to do is clear your mind of mental weeds that stopped this thought-seed from taking root in the subconscious: Yes, you are sufficient as you are! NO, you are not broken in any way!
I am sharing Walt Whitman’s wise insights with you for a single purpose – so that you may say “HI” to the super-minded you. Stop fighting it. You are marvelously made and destined to win at whatever you set your mind to – so what stops you from seeing yourself as remarkably self-sufficient?
Walt Whitman is called the Good Gray Poet for good reason. His words can bring upon you an incredible state of goodness – a state of restfulness and peacefulness that becomes a thrust-engine that empowers you.
Student: Empowers you to do what?
Teacher: To achieve your highest ambitions.
Here is another of Walt’s statements that serves as a thrust-engine for me: “I did not know I was so large … I am large … I contain multitudes”. WOW. Now that says it all! (1) It says that I am intelligent. (2) It says that I am talented. (3) It says that I possess unrealized potential beyond my wildest imaginings. At least this is what it says to me. What does it say to you?
If I am large and I contain multitudes, then winning at life is inevitable. The question is, “How do I get to this place of acceptance where I know that I am large and contain multitudes?” Walt gives me the answer when he said, “I have slumbered upon myself too long.”
It’s time to awaken! Incredible psychological evolution comes when you awaken, and when your psychology evolves triumphant victories become commonplace.
We are all marvelously made beings.
We are all rich and majestic children of Infinite Intelligence.
We are all destined to win at whatever we set our minds to.
We are all worthy of all that is good and beautiful.
I have slumbered upon these facts too long. Have you?
Walt knew the truth about himself. He was also very aware of the conditioned-self with its false feelings of insecurity. Walt knew that right thinking vanishes conditioned thoughts of limit. You cannot have both dominating the mind at the same time. Which shall it be?
The first step to knowing what Walt knew is to see your fears and doubts for what they are – mental terrorist attacks upon you.
Fears and doubts attack when you are mentally slumbering upon yourself. You slumber when you believe that you are small, when you believe that you are shallow, when you believe you have no depth, no multitudes, no layers of potential supporting you.
Fearful and doubting thoughts demand your strength and your attention, and they get it when you are slumbering upon yourself. They rob you of your natural state of restfulness and peacefulness.
I recommend Walt Whitman. Read what he says with the intent of using his incredible insights as thrust-engines. It is time for you to refuse your self-limiting thoughts the attention they crave.
Without your attention, the conditioned-mind loses its power over you; leaving you super-minded and able to accomplish your grandest aspirations.
I have taught myself to turn away from self-limiting inward self-talk like I would turn away from a yapping dog. I consider it annoying foolishness.
The cupboard is always bare when I think from my conditioned-mind (fraught with thoughts of 60,000 NO’s). I’ve known this, but I ceased to do anything about it for the longest time? Why? Because I failed to see that all that I needed to accomplish my desires was right here (inside of me), not hiding over there somewhere.
My life immediately brightened when I began converting Walt’s insights into thrust-engines, and began working with my super-mind. For a mind divided against itself cannot stand.
A mind divided against itself cannot stand.
A happy ending comes when you take it upon yourself to prove that Walt is right about you. Are you ready now?
Turn Walt’s insights into thrust-engines, and you will find union with the super-minded you. Dismiss all thoughts that insist that you don’t have what it takes, and you will have what it takes.
Thank you for participating in this blog. Please add something to help others further understand Walt Whitman’s message (which I now take on as my message).
On a side note: If you are in Boston, you cannot afford to miss our next Mind Adventure Meetup. Space is very limited. More info here.