The first step to creating an extraordinary future isn’t really a step at all.
It’s not a doing. It’s a seeing.
We need to see, in a very fundamental way, that we are not our thoughts, our insecurities, whatever stories we have told ourselves or believed about who we are, how we should be, and what we should do in the world.
Instead, we are the thinker of those thoughts. Or perhaps more accurately, we are the space in which our thinking, our entire experience of life, arises.
One hundred percent of every human experience is taking place inside that human’s mind. The way we and life are designed, we can never have a direct experience of the “outside” world. Our experience is only inside, and if we watch it, it is constantly changing.
When we really get that all we are ever feeling is our own thinking, we start to take life a lot less seriously. And then we get to decide what we want to do simply because it would be amazing to have that experience, not because we need to complete ourselves or prove ourselves or earn affection or admiration.
Our historical insecure thinking falls away, and we are often surprised, awed even, by what replaces it. Because it turns out life has its own ideas about why we are here and what we can do, if we are quiet enough to hear them.