Everywhere You Go...There You Are

It sounds a little too obvious. Of course, you are going to be everywhere you go. What's the point of even mentioning it? The point is, like most statements of great depth; the truth in it can be realized on many different levels besides the obvious.

Your point of view; your specific perspective, your feelings and what you believe colors the way you see the world. A person can travel around the world and see nothing but poverty and suffering if that person is feeling a lack of abundance in their own life. Another person can take the same trip and experience all the magnificent beauty, wonder, and the constant over coming of suffering through out the world, simply because they feel this way themselves.

At an even deeper level; you don’t physically have to move in order to go some place. (See “Where’re You At?") Mahatma Gandhi said, “A man is but the product of his thoughts.” When you are vividly picturing a place, you are there. When you are planning something in the future or remembering something from the past, you are there. The power of your focus actually places you at the point of your focus. Essentially, you are your focus.

Being everywhere you go has an even deeper meaning than everything above. To find out more, read What Is Really Good? and stay tuned!

6 comments:

Stream Source said...

Everywhere you go, there you are...

Any change we want must come from within. No matter where we go, either our 'baggage' or our joy goes with us.

I was a bit of a vagabond as a young adult - hungrily seeking but had not yet learned that the grass was not greener somewhere other than where I was. I was still searching on the outside, for my home.

This could apply to the notion of being happier in another job, in another relationship, in a different car... there is learning to be gained from any such maneuver to 'something new' but, as you know, lasting pleasure can only be found within. Most people will agree with this, yet I watch them stubbornly resist any practice to finding inner peace.

Walt said...

I have spoken with many people who have traveled the world, but seem to have state of mind that you would have if you had never been anywhere in your life. People who go to tropical islands and say "Where's the Starbucks?", nahmean? If you try to make every where you go into someplace comfortable for you as opposed to being comfortable everywhere you go, the world will be the same for you everywhere and you will create boredom. This also applies to our physical bodies.

C. Om said...

SS, your perspective is excellent as always. Thank you for your insight.

C. Om said...

Walt, you are right on the money. When you look at it from a certain perspective, we all run our own personal hollow decks.

Thanks for the comment.

JAEE said...

Funny I was watching a documentary on emotions the other day. This is so true. The brain send out the same chemical signals if you’re doing something or picturing yourself doing that something. Thoughts of love and acceptance radiate through the body for well being and shine through to others. Spreading like a fire. The power of thought seems limitless.

C. Om said...

Indeed. The power of thought and focus is what shapes and colors our life experience. Is there anything more powerful or important?

Thanks for the feedback Jaee.