Your Mind is Your Greatest Gift, Use it Wisely

“The secret of imagining is the greatest of all problems to the solution of which the mystic aspires. Supreme power, supreme wisdom, supreme delight lie in the far-off solution of this mystery.”   Douglas Fawcett

In the unseen there is far more than there is of what we can see. Just as things which do not appear, can and do, turn into things that become seen.

 

Us humans are only seeing the tip of, the tip of, the tip of, the tip of the iceberg. I mean, just try to imagine all the grains of sand on the whole planet earth. Every single one. Or all the leaves that exist in this very moment on all the various species of trees. Go on, imagine it.

 

I know…you can’t!

Bless our human minds. We can only see what we can see. But we can imagine or conceive of a vast array of things and conditions that do not currently exist. Our imagination paired with our feelings can create ANYTHING.

How is this possible?

 

Let me use an great example…

Her name is Ronda Rousey. You might not have heard of her, just as I hadn’t until recently,  so let me tell you a little bit about her story:

At birth, Ronda was feared dead, strangled with her own umbilical cord wrapped around her neck. For the first 6 years of her life she couldn’t even speak. First she was unable to speak then for several years it was out of fear. But her dad got her out of her shell. Through swimming. He always told her “she’d be the best in the world.” Not long after she became an Olympic swimming hopeful.

Then on a family sledding outing her father Ron broke his back and never fully recovered. It was between the pain and the hospital bills that he had enough and took his own life. Ronda was eight and immediately gave up swimming. Next her mom moved the family from North Dakota to California for a fresh start.

Then Ronda’s mom, Ann Maria Rousey DeMars, started her up with Judo which she herself knew a lot about as she had been the Women’s World Champion in Judo in the early ‘80’s. The first American woman to hold that title. Her world champion Judo mom would consistently say the same thing before Ronda Rousey went into the gym as a child:

“When you walk out of this gym I want everybody to know your name. I want you to hurt people and break things.”

 

I guess that’s what works with Judo, because after immediately excelling in the sport, with her mom teaching her all her best moves, like the “armbar,” at age 17, Ronda Rousey became an Olympic hopeful. She went on to compete in Athens and Beijing.

She won bronze in 2008 and became the first American to medal in Judo.

 

Afterwards, she came home financially strapped and feeling defeated after seeing so many other athletes, including herself, dedicate their whole lives to a sport for nothing. No money. No livelihoods to come home to.

So she slept in her car, tended bar by night and set her sights on a new goal by day. She set out to become a Professional Mixed Martial Arts Fighter.

 

Never mind that she’d never competed in that sport nor that the major leagues, the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championships), didn’t even allow women to compete. She did what she did with her opponents. She would force them to surrender. She became determined to “manifest” her place in that field by “not being a victim of her circumstances.” She was laser-focused. Doing whatever she could all while training just the way her mother always taught her too. All the while working her way up the ranks. From small venues to National television.

Just last March, one year ago, she stepped into the ring with the top woman in Mixed Martial Arts and made her mark by winning. Soon after the UFC, submitted. They changed their rules and allowed women into the sport. Just recently she became the STAR of their first ever women’s match.

Just recently, for her bout on February 23rd, 2013, she and her opponent had top billing…above ALL THE MEN in the entire sport.

Not too shabby, eh?

In that match, just over a year after entering the ring, she won. Ronda Rousey is now the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion. And she’s only 26-years-old.

Inspiration, Winning, Professional Mixed Martial Arts, Achievement

That’s Ronda Rousey’s story. She put her mind on what she desired then got out of her own way, making room for Wisdom to show up. Divine guidance. Against adversity. Against BIG odds. She went for it. She created something out of what wasn’t there previously. So it’s possible. It’s more than possible, it’s guaranteed, that when we put our attention towards something we imagine, pair it with loads of feeling, we are destined to achieve our dreams.

It’s not easy but the formula is simple:

Move in the direction of your dreams. Be laser-focused. Ask for help. Be flexible.   And never give up.

What are your dreams? Will you commit to yourself to make them come true? Will you ask for support and never give up?

If you commit to you, I’ll commit to you, always.

::maleah