In the last post, we talked about living through inspiration and how that kind of a life can only be made possible with faith and surrender.
Faith means knowing, with certainty, that the manifestation or the condition you desire is on its way. To have true faith, you need to be able to think from the end and know that the process itself is creative in nature, which means that pure faith is self-fulfilling.
What does it mean to think from the end? Shakespeare wrote in Hamlet:
“Assume a virtue if you have it not.”
Thinking from the end means living as if the thing you seek is already here. Is it just a form of delusional thinking or is it something more?
The truth is, the good you seek IS already here. You are connected to it, by the simple fact that a desire was born within you and grew to such power that you are even considering it and wanting it.
By living as if, we establish within us a new way of thinking and accordingly, a new way of acting in the world. We begin to vibrate in a higher good-feeling place and little by little, the surroundings and environment we created in imagination begin to become our reality.
In truth, the only real way to live intentionally, on purpose and focused in this world, is by thinking from the end. Not only is it something we should do, but we are actually doing it all the time. The only difference is that our present thinking from the end mirrors almost perfectly what we already have.
Read that last sentence and realize the power that lies within you, within your imagination, to create anything you want.
Lets illustrate with an example. For a writer to be able to live from inspiration, as we discussed in the previous post, he must have faith and surrender to the creative process. He attains faith by thinking from the end, seeing the book, the poem, the story – as already created. All he then needs to do is surrender and let the words come, in perfect order and in perfect time.
More on surrender tomorrow:-)