It feels as if lately we have all been stuck in a bubble, as if time has stopped for some reason, that we had to re-assess our lives to later on re-invent our lives to be able to move forward with ourselves into the future.
2020 feels as a preparatory year into the new decade, a test to be evaluated on where we are and how much we know.
In the past 6 months or so, I have been intensively going back and forth in time to be able to evaluate my current position in life, both physically and mentally.
And with all the extensive “time-travel” between the past and the future, I forgot to always come back to the present time and see where I am for real, but in the midst of all this overwhelming travel, I came to realize important things I wouldn’t have realized otherwise.
I realized that the younger man in me is still there as well as the child.
Also worth mentioning is that the future me is also here (which is weird since the “future me” cannot possibly exist)! But the truth is that all these sub personalities of past, present and even the future emerge right here and now as “one”.
Within this notion or realization within me, I was fortunate enough to be able to connect my younger self and talk to him, but only to discover short after, that the future me is also talking to me.
To make things simple, rather than just dwelling philosophically in my own head, I would like to share with you some of the things that I have told my younger self and some of the things that my future self has told me.
1. It will all be alright.
No matter how hard life is going to get and no matter how weak you may become, things will always turn to be better than what they were.
Through life I have learned that nothing stays the same! We all know that, but we tend to forget these universal facts; remember that even your worst nightmares will end at one point and the sun will shine.
You will wake up to a new day where life is exactly where you want it to be; have solid faith that life will be on your side and that you will be on your side.
2. The world is a projection of what goes inside of you.
Look around you and you shall see that every time something positive or negative happened to you, it happened because you made a mental (conscious or subconscious) decision prior to its happening.
When we wake up on the “wrong-side of the bed” we already engage ourselves in unlimited negative scenarios that are in reality non-existent, but for some reason or another, they end up happening and we would then say:
“I knew it, I had it coming, I felt it this morning all along”,
truth to the matter is, you have decided and manifested all of that to happen and the world generously gave it to you, simply because you believed in that happening, which brings me to my next point.
3. Your belief system is going to shape the entirety of your existence.
The equation of life might be complicated, but in reality, it is extremely simple.
Because we become complex creatures in this world, seeing the simple stuff could be very hard; here’s one thought.
Whenever you feel something, a thought is immediately generated in your brain and it becomes so apparent in your mind, that once you look at that thought and cling onto it for further examination, you start to create a belief around it, that will solidify it by time.
This belief will become a system by which you operate and navigate the world.
It helps you determine things, make decisions and perform and carry out actions.
Those actions eventually become collectively who you are and the sum of those become your life.
It is extremely important to understand who you are by going back to the origin of things, and to honestly face yourself about your various belief-systems.
4. Cultivate a healthy environment in the garden of your mind.
If you don’t plant good positive and healthy seeds inside of yourself, inside of your mind, you will always end up reaping what you have sown.
So to become a healthy organism on this planet, you must understand that it all starts from within.
If you want to change your world, you must change your internal world.
As much as you may think this is similar to the previous point, it actually isn’t, changing your belief-system is something, but planting good seeds will enable you to change your behaviors before even examining your internal belief-systems.
5. Be patient
Everything happens in its right time! Time for the most part is an important element of our physical dimension, but when you really think of it and try to understand it you may reach a higher understanding that it is all an illusion.
Be patient enough for things to happen but never wait too long for them to arrive. I like what Jim Rohn said:
“Life isn’t just the passing of time; life is the collection of experiences and their intensity”;
so, it is worth assessing your life right here and now by asking yourself this: “have you been passing time all along or have you been collecting intense experiences?”.
As much as I would like to claim this wisdom, I must admit that some of this knowledge comes from my future self whom taught me things I could never have unraveled on my own in the here and now.
What you do now is what you have been always doing in the future, hence, it has been everything you have done previously, meaning: what you are doing now is influencing your future, hence, what you will be doing in 10 years is exactly what you are doing now, therefor, what you are doing now is what you have done in the past, it is a perplexed cycle that needs no further explanation; understand that now is all there is and it will always be the most precious things you will ever have; take it, own it and for your own sake do something with it.
I’ll see you when I see you.
Majd is an ACC ICF Coach & Trainer specializing in Career Development Coaching, Leadership Development, Executive Coaching and Corporate Training with nearly 20 years of experience of designing and delivering human development programs targeting people from different cultural, ethnic, academic and professional backgrounds, currently pursuing his life dream of bringing value by enabling individuals to lead a life of their own creation where they can achieve their full potential.