“If you put yourself in a position where you have to stretch outside your comfort zone, then you are forced to expand your consciousness.” –Les Brown
It’s been said that we interface with our lives and the world around us in one of four escalating levels of consciousness.
At a basic level, which we can recognize in ourselves and others at different points of life, is “TO ME”…the idea that we are interacting with a world of experience coming at us, happening to us. This level has us being more at the effect of the world vs. having much say in life (aka, victim).
A level up would be to live in a mode of “BY ME”, which has us feeling more at cause of what occurs in our lives. We have all heard and lived by the phrases “Make it happen”, “If not me, who? If not now, when?” and even “Get ‘er done!”
Yet another step up the scale is “THROUGH ME”, whereby we begin to acknowledge perhaps a bigger intention or game plan working itself out through us as simply the conduit…or, you might say, us being simply the spear carrier in the opera of something bigger than us. We’ve all experienced life when things seem to simply line up or we are met with greased slides everywhere we turn.
Finally, there is the possibility of operating from the perspective of life and the world occurring “AS ME”, when we are clear that we are so aligned, purposeful and in tune that the lines between us and the world start to blur. Some athletes and entertainers have called this state “in the zone.” There’s a sense of only Oneness happening.
This seems to be a great path to march forth in building a dream, don’t you think? Where might you uplevel yours this week?
“The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.” –Lao Tzu
DARRELL W. GURNEY, Executive/ Career Coach and 20-year recruiting veteran, supports people at all levels to make fulfilling and profitable career transitions. His first book, Headhunters Revealed! Career Secrets for Choosing and Using Professional Recruiters, was winner of the Clarion Award for Best Book by the Association for Women in Communications and was reviewed in Publishers Weekly. His newest book, Never Apply for a Job Again: Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest, has been endorsed by bestselling thought leaders such as Harvey Mackay, Keith Ferrazzi, and Dr. Ivan Misner. A personal and business brand strategist, Darrell’s Stealth Method of networking has helped folks expand their reach within both careers and new client circles. He speaks, leads workshops, and is a media expert on subjects such as recruiting, networking, and finding one’s passion. He was recently named Networking Expert for BeyondB-School.com and offers webinars and programs that get MBA students and working professionals out, connected, and landed.
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