I am trying something new today, it might feel a little weird, but just humor me. I want you to move or at the very least turn away from your desk, your phone, and your computer. If you are home, just leave the laundry, dishes, and chaotic refrigerator alone. Set aside all the things you should do and let’s explore the idea of ‘abundance.’
Do you like that word? Me too, let’s get started. Find a quiet space to calm yourself with a few deep breaths.
In…out…in…out…in…out. Slow down, way, way down, and just allow yourself a moment of rest. Let that peaceful feeling settle around you, encompass you, and become you. When you take the time to focus on your breath it has a calming effect on the entire body, it centers you, draws you kicking and screaming into the present moment. This is where I want you to be right now, present, and open to the idea of abundance. What you focus on expands, we know this already, but we don’t always participate in our own wisdom.
You are here to fulfill a specific purpose in this world. I don’t know why, but we spend most of our day, living outside the door to our true destiny. So I invite you to picture the door, it has your name on the plate, and every fiber of your being is attracted to this portal. Now look closely, is the lock visible? Close your eyes and try to picture in vibrant detail. Now look down, the key is hanging on a chain around your neck, you just need to grab it. All you have to do is take your key and unlock the door.
When you are ready, reach for the handle, and give it a confident turn. This will release the latch and allow you access to your life. You already know what is on the other side, it is the maturation of your greatest desires, it is the life you were meant to live from the day you were born.
I realize leaving the key around my neck gives me comfort. I feel safer staying where I am, knowing the door is there when I’m ready. I’ll go when I have more time when I’ve accomplished the stale goals I’ve set for myself when I have permission from the naysayers. Deep inside I believe I am not smart enough, or pretty enough, or even worthy to have the life that exists in my dreams.
I say bullshit to these self-limiting beliefs. Go ahead, bless the door frame, and enter with the reverence it deserves. What does this world look like? What are you seeing, touching, and heartwarming? How does your heart feel?
Today I am moving into my true life, I am commanding this space, I am saying yes to the dream. Walk a little further into your world. There are no limits on this side of the door, you are unbounded by time and space. Silence the voices that are trying to draw you back into your old life and replace them with affirmations.
You got this, you deserve this, and you are more than worthy. Spend as much time as you need, picture everything you truly want, feel the passion building in your heart. Today I am stepping into the life I’ve only dreamed about, and my heart is bursting with gratitude and joy.
What you focus on expands…focus on the good stuff.
The Good Men Project is different from most media companies. We are a “participatory media company”—which means we don’t just have content you read and share and comment on but it means we have multiple ways you can actively be a part of the conversation. As you become a deeper part of the conversation—The Conversation No One Else is Having—you will learn all of the ways we support our Writers’ Community—community FB groups, weekly conference calls, classes in writing, editing platform building and How to Create Social Change.
Here are more ways to become a part of The Good Men Project community:
Request to join our private Facebook Group for Writers—it’s like our virtual newsroom where you connect with editors and other writers about issues and ideas.
Click here to become a Premium Member of The Good Men Project Community. Have access to these benefits:
- Get access to an exclusive “Members Only” Group on Facebook
- Join our Social Interest Groups—weekly calls about topics of interest in today’s world
- View the website with no ads
- Get free access to classes, workshops, and exclusive events
- Be invited to an exclusive weekly “Call with the Publisher” with other Premium Members
- Commenting badge.
Are you stuck on what to write? Sign up for our Writing Prompts emails, you’ll get ideas directly from our editors every Monday and Thursday. If you already have a final draft, then click below to send your post through our submission system.
If you are already working with an editor at GMP, please be sure to name that person. If you are not currently working with a GMP editor, one will be assigned to you.
Are you a first-time contributor to The Good Men Project? Submit here:
Have you contributed before and have a Submittable account? Use our Quick Submit link here:
Do you have previously published work that you would like to syndicate on The Good Men Project? Click here:
Join our exclusive weekly “Call with the Publisher” — where community members are encouraged to discuss the issues of the week, get story ideas, meet other members and get known for their ideas? To get the call-in information, either join as a member or wait until you get a post published with us. Here are some examples of what we talk about on the calls.
Want to learn practical skills about how to be a better Writer, Editor or Platform Builder? Want to be a Rising Star in Media? Want to learn how to Create Social Change? We have classes in all of those areas.
While you’re at it, get connected with our social media:
However, you engage with The Good Men Project—you can help lead this conversation about the changing roles of men in the 21st century. Join us!
We have pioneered the largest worldwide conversation about what it means to be a good man in the 21st century. Your support of our work is inspiring and invaluable.
The Good Men Project is an Amazon.com affiliate. If you shop via THIS LINK, we will get a small commission and you will be supporting our Mission while still getting the quality products you would have purchased, anyway! Thank you for your continued support!
Originally published on Living in the Gap