Getting from Here to There

“We are our choices.” ~ Jean-Paul Sartre

Making the visible invisible is entertaining. That’s what a magician does when he makes an object “disappear.” However, making the invisible visible is a far more impressive feat and you have done that every time you have taken a dream, waved your magic wand of ambition, and created something in the physical world for all to view.

You already have accomplished so much. But you know there is still more ambition inside of you; so much more you want to do. So much more you can do. So much more you will do. How? Walk along with me…

For thousands of years, generations have been surrounded with amazing knowledge and possibilities for personal growth. Whether it is time, focus, or not understanding, the application and use of knowledge and learning is the hardest part of change. We read, listen and learn, but it doesn’t seem to make it into our reality. So all the knowledge and possibilities in the world are useless if we don’t cross the bridge from knowing to living.

The bridge is a path over or through the gap between where we are and where we want to be. To cross the bridge and expand the possibilities of living better begins with awareness of what brings us satisfaction now and what would bring us more. Clarifying what is creating the gap between where we are and where we want to go begins the crossing of the bridge. Honest awareness makes this possible.

From expanded awareness we have to spend time and energy to explore and discover the concepts, ideas and strategies which could help us close the gap and cross the bridge. We have to reflect, consider, and imagine how new ideas or actions could change us. This is the new knowledge and if we can’t see the knowledge expressed in our reality, we’ll be stuck on the bridge. And we all know how frustrating that can be.

Finally, with clarity and knowledge, followed by exploring our possibilities, we can make choices. We only have to choose an action, a pattern, or an opportunity to effect change. Keep repeating the new choice and the easier the change will get. It won’t be long before the new knowledge is the old knowledge and more possibilities for growth are recognized – and a new gap appears.

It’s a cycle; a constructive loop. Everyday becomes a new adventure in expanding, enjoying, and discovering, as the bridges get crossed. With each bridge crossing from knowledge to reality, we will enjoy the process more as our potential expands.

So, are you contemplating crossing, already traversing, or have you successfully bridged a recent gap? Being afraid of heights doesn’t cut it. 🙂

13 thoughts on “Getting from Here to There

    • You’ve crossed your fair share of bridges. With such experience in bridging the gaps, why not do more of the work before you get to the water? 🙂 Thanks for your comment, Chris!

  1. For me…most times the knowing is simple, it’s the realization of a truth or attitude into actually practice that is the hard part. Perseverance is also important, that + letting go of expectation of how we want things to be. It’s more of a perseverance and then a letting go…so that the flow of life can take us across the bridge 🙂

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