Free yourself from yourself
As I am sitting here exhausted from all the preparation and the celebration of the Passover holiday, I am reminded that success and happiness is not easy. There are many lessons to be learned from this holiday. It’s not a holiday commemorating an ancient event but a lesson to achieve true success & happiness in our lives.
It takes hard work and preparation. There are no short cuts to true success. Passover is the holiday of freedom. A time for each of us to search deep inside ourselves to find the things or limiting beliefs that keep us in our rut or comfort zone and keeping us from being as successful as we can.
When we search deep inside ourselves we will find the true source of our power and energy, and when we truly connect to this energy, we will be amazed in the abundant amount of good we can produce.
The Passover holiday is over a week long. The first days are about preparation and beginning on your path of success. Change is not easy. Whenever we try to change, it’s very easy to fall back into our comfort zone. Making change last is what the last days of the holiday is all about.
The 7th day is when the Jews crossed the Sea of Reeds or commonly referred to as the Red Sea. The lesson here is, when you are focused on your goal, what appears to be obstacles will split & provide you with a path to reach your goals. Our biggest obstacle is our own limiting beliefs. Don’t focus on what you can’t do but what you can do. You’ll see the miracles appear in front of your own eyes.
Jack Canfield sums it up in a formula from his book “Success Principles”.
E + R = O Event + Response = Outcome
We all know the outcome we want to achieve (though some of us have a clearer picture of that outcome than others). There always seems to some event or barrier that comes along and keeps us from journeying forward to our desired outcome. Most of the time, we have no control over this event or the personal barrier that is put in front of us by ourselves or others.
The only thing we are in control over is how we respond to this event. When we focus on the event or obstacle we lose focus and our desire to move toward our goal. But, when we are focused on our outcome or goal those obstacles that may appear to be as big as a whole sea will soon split an allow us to truly break free and move toward our goal.