“The world is the reflection of your journey.”
You hear this time and again on the spiritual path. What this means is that, when you are in a room full of people—whether a boardroom of associates; a train of strangers; a house full of family; or any number of circumstances—all are reflecting a facet of You. It could be the present You, the future You, or the past You—projected and reflected at the speed of light.
Just as in a hall of mirrors, many of the reflections may distort or magnify all, or parts, of the projection. But within each reflection, regardless of its level of distortion—there is reality, clarity, truth.
To lead your life within this phenomenon requires great risk, and can deeply disturb a slumbering consciousness.
Even walking is a great risk. Walking is, in fact, simply falling, then catching yourself with each step. As a very young child you were first confronted with the risk of walking. As you decided to try it, you were filled with fear. With so many successful examples of walking surrounding you—mom, dad, brothers, sisters—you saw it as a risk worth taking.
Now, as you walk about your days, you no longer even perceive the slightest degree of the actual risk. And you won’t …
Until you become very, very old and once again connect to the same risk of walking you knew as a child. The reality is that the risk was always there—it never left. You were always falling and then catching yourself from falling with each step. Your attitude simply changed. The inspiration overpowered the trepidation. The trepidation again catches up with the inspiration, and questions it.
It is time to develop this same risk-free relationship with the risks that surround every one of your goals and fondest dreams. This skill is known as star-walking and it is only accomplished by those who are willing to pursue inspiration in the face of tremendous trepidation. You will be given many opportunities to practice—take the chances you are gifted.
See all risks as your reflection. Do not deny any of them.
See every goal as absolutely worthwhile.
See that these risks—these reflections—create every fear that stands between you and your dreams.
Refocus on the inspiration surrounding the goal. Begin to see the risk as simply part of the landscape. Then a little less. And a little less.
The risk—just as in walking—will never go away. Your evolved relationship with it simply nurtures the inspiration, letting the trepidation fade gently into the background.
Guru Singh is a world-renowned yoga instructor, author, musician and family man. Guru Singh works with the Dalai Lama, teaches with Tony Robbins, and has recorded an album with Grammy® Award-winning artist, Seal. He can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.