[:en]The Power of Commitment to Yourself[:]

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Commitment is severely underrated in our modern society. As a result, the Holy Grail of a wholehearted decision to fully commit to reaching one’s highest potential at all levels is overlooked. Often, we wait for things to work out in our lives without really investing the energy into our own success and well-being. To commit means to believe in yourself and to pursue wholeheartedly what you think is good for you. It is not a “maybe”, but a definite “yes”.

Commitment literally opens the doors and brings clarity and joy into one’s life. There are no more questions, no doubts, and no more convincing left to do. The road ahead is clear, and there are no more obstacles that block the light. At that point, the only option that is available to you is to share that light with the rest of the world. The way you can contribute to the world is maximized.

It does take a lot of trust and faith to believe that you deserve to have it all. That is not something we are taught in school. In fact, we are taught to question our abilities and always strive to do better. Where does this race end? What if we are already perfect, just the way we are? We all have unique talents and gifts that are often end up collecting dust on the shelf, while we are busy with self-improvement. It takes a lot of will power to remove self-doubt and change the scarcity mindset. I am constantly amazed with people who consistently do everything they can to change their limiting beliefs and re-discover their power.

Goethe, obviously, realized the power of commitment to yourself. He wrote:

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meeting and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.”

That is a perfect description of what happens as one is committed. Commitment aligns you with who you are and what you came here to do. There is no one else who can do your part, because there is something that only you can do best. Commitment will gradually show you what it is for you.

It is very difficult to describe the shift that happens in a person’s life as a result, because it likely won’t make sense to someone who hasn’t experienced it yet. Until the moment of commitment to yourself, regardless of how many actions you are taking and how much you are trying, it just seems that they are not producing any significant results. There is also an illusion, that there is some kind of secret to life that you, for some reason, haven’t yet figured out.

In fact, there is no secret to success. It’s so simple that people often miss it. As a results, they live their whole life and die believing that they couldn’t figure out the secret of life. Commitment to yourself is the key that opens every door. It is a process of going deeper and deeper, or higher and higher, into who you are, trusting every step of the way that you are in the right place and at the right time. Then, there is magic in every moment, and every moment is filled with the essence of expansion and joy. Interestingly, that magic was there all along. You are just finally open to see it.

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How to Make a Commitment to Yourself

Here is what was helpful to me to make this commitment.

  1. Strong desire to know who I am beyond all the roles, opinions, and judgment. This is just a sincere curiosity towards getting to know yourself. Life is a relatively short period of time to really establish the connection with your real Self. This desire for truth is actually a prerequisite or a preliminary step.
  1. Wholeheartedly and consistently do what brings you joy, even when you are not sure if anything will come out as a result of a specific activity. Following your passion is healing your relationship with yourself and strengthening your connection with your true Self. It could mean that you are exploring different interests at the same time, it doesn’t really matter at this stage. What matters is the attention you give yourself to explore what you love and what you are good at. Choose one or several activities you really enjoy, and make sure you find the time to do them every day. Gradually, this approach will lead you to your calling or life purpose, which is something that you are doing best.
  1. Put aside old stereotypes, roles, and other people’s ideas about what you should do. Make sure that you prioritize the process of exploration of who you are. This step takes a lot of courage and determination. There are many distractions that compete for our attention every day. If you know your priorities, it will be easier to avoid doing things that don’t matter for you at this point.
  1. Find someone who is walking on the same path. To overcome the inertia of our unconscious habitual thinking patterns, the support of like-minded people is a crucial factor that can help create a shift in your life. There are many ways to find like-minded people. It could be a mastermind group, book club, spiritual teacher, coach, or friend. Any of these will be very helpful, and in many situations essential.
  1. Share what you are learning about yourself with others. When you are sharing your new perspective, you are strengthening new neuropathways in your mind and deepening your new awareness, so that it can become your new unconscious pattern. That is one of the reasons it’s important to have like-minded people in your life. When you are on this path, you will start receiving insights and new realizations every day. Sharing them doesn’t mean that you need to become a teacher or guru for people who are still immersed in the unconscious patterns dictated by the society and not interested in what you have to say. They will simply not be able to receive the information you are trying to share now. I made that mistake myself. Sharing means shining your light wherever it can be received in the form that will not bring fear in others. Sometimes silence is golden, and offering a kind smile is all that is needed. Being kind to others is always a win-win approach.

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