YOUR DREAM DOES NOT NEED TO BE HARD WORK.
Have you committed to the process of personal development & self-transformation? We discussed the importance of commitment in the last chapter. However, this transformative process might at first seem daunting! But achieving our dream doesn’t need to be hard work. It can even become effortless.
…Would you prefer that achieving your dream be hard or effortless?
THE PROCESS DOES NOT NEED TO BE DIFFICULT.
In principle, the process of transformation is very simple. It’s primarily a change in awareness & perspective! We just need some quiet contemplation or simple meditation to start this. Doing this daily helps us tune in to our inner voice. This helps guide us. Some motivation & effort is required, but the journey can be surprisingly effortless. The process can power itself and bring great joy & fulfillment.
OUR TRANSFORMATION CAN BE JOYFUL & FUN.
The process of personal transformation can generate much satisfaction & lasting happiness. Because of this, the journey is no longer a strain. Instead, it becomes quite the opposite. Our transformation uplifts us and is highly satisfying & fulfilling. It will be challenging in parts but ideally, we see this as an exciting challenge! It becomes effortless, and a joy to live this way.
…Are you open to an exciting challenge ahead?
THE GROWTH PROCESS CAN POWER ITSELF.
Personal transformation will unlock our hidden capacity & potential! We begin to achieve more, with less effort! The self-development process then becomes self-propelling and self-perpetuating. It eventually becomes a pure joy to continue in this fashion. That's provided we are on the right track! We enthusiastically anticipate the next step or level in the journey. There is always a new challenge to be overcome. But we expect this will lead to greater satisfaction and inner peace. We just have to overcome our doubt or resistance to this. Instead, we ‘surrender’ to this process and allow it! We welcome this change and invite it in. The process no longer feels like ‘hard work’ but instead becomes a ‘labor of love’.
…Can you now see how the process of transformation powers itself?
SELF-TRANSFORMATION FILLS OUR EMPTINESS.
The byproduct of self-transformation is lasting happiness or joy. This is more than just temporary pleasure which only leads to subsequent cravings. Instead, there is a sustained feeling of delight or elation. This lasting happiness or joy gradually fills our inner emptiness. The associated contentment & fulfillment satisfies our feeling of lack, deep within. We build an inner peace. All this can happen naturally and spontaneously. Even without much apparent effort! It becomes a joy simply to give of our talent & ability. We then enjoy being of service to others. This gift of service paradoxically results in an even greater benefit to us! It provides more satisfaction & contentment. This helps heal our past trauma and fills that empty feeling within.
…What personal talents do you dream of sharing with others?
SURRENDER TO YOUR INNER NATURE.
There are always further levels of personal development. A really big achievement is to merge with our higher self. We become one with our inner presence. It's simply a surrender to your true inner nature! We fully accept who we really are ‘warts and all’. Our ego is then no longer in control. Our sovereign self then works in partnership with our higher self.
…Can you see how the process is just ‘becoming our true self’?
WE CAN OVERCOME OUR LINGERING DOUBTS.
We might still have some lingering doubts about our ability to do all this. Can we really achieve what’s required? The perceived complexity of all this can seem overwhelming! But remember it's a natural process that’s self-guided. It will feel spontaneous, provided we are on track.
But what are the practical steps required to link all this together? We discuss a good strategy for this in the next chapter.