April 15, 2013

There Are No Limits!

“The possibilities are limitless if you don’t put limits on them!”

Imagination - 100PedalsOne of my favorite 100Pedals quotes is “you do not know what you are capable of until you put yourself in a position to do something you have never done before.”  It is a difficult challenge to facilitate incredible, unpredictable accomplishments when you use your past experiences — both successes and failures — to help define the potential outcomes in your future.  Most goals or paths are only defined by using what you already know or believe as possible.  In using this present reality check, the potential for incredible outcomes have already been unintentionally limited by embracing what is possible as a starting point.

This is one the primary reasons I have shifted much of my thought from defining structured goals to visioning, imagining the celebration of my accomplishments.  There are no limits to the possibilities in my imagination; or, in the present behaviors I engage in as a result of my imagination.  Much of my living or being in this state has brought me incredible peace, amazing outcomes, and a unique level of energy and unpredictable opportunity.  Even more important, it has eliminated much of the pressure associated with trying to accomplish something in direct response to a goal or defined outcome.

Even though I began to embrace this concept early on in my 100Pedals experience, the book, “The Power of Awareness by Neville” has provided me wonderful, additional insight into this concept.  Neville helps reinforce the notion that I can bring my desires into reality by imagining and living them as though they are so.  In this place of accomplishment, I have found that my choices, decisions, inspirations, and responses are completely different because they begin from a place of satisfaction and peace.  When something happens to me or around me, my response to them is more measured, more relaxed, and more intelligent because fear and doubt are not part of the decision making process.  In this place of imagined, celebrated achievement, I respond from a place of confident authenticity because I am not concerned about there impact on reaching those outcomes that I once believed helped define me.  Since I am living in the present of my future accomplishments, I am at peace.  I have released the pressure of arriving and am better positioned to make choices, decisions, and recommendations from this place of confidence and contentment.

While this may represent a far out, crazy perspective.  I can assure you that the more I am aware of my ability to celebrate in present confidence the outcomes in my future, the more I am released from the pressures and stresses of trying to be something now.

This week, take a moment to imagine your life at peace and contentment.  Allow your mind and your body to completely release in this state of being.  Embrace it.  Internalize it.  Capture it.  Memorize it.  Carry it with you from that moment forward.  Live in that state to the best of your ability every day.  When you lose touch with it, recapture it.  Get really good at living in it.  The more you do, the more you will discover and understand what I shared with you today.


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About Dave Cooke

Dave Cooke is a dad on a mission. His mission is to help parents get control of their lives over the powerful, destructive influences of a child's addiction. As the father of a son in a ten year heroin battle, Dave knows all to well the challenges parents and families face. He also knows there is a way to find peace in the chaos. It is his mission to help parents discover their path to a healthier, balanced life even if a child's active addiction is still part of their daily journey.