In prior blogs I drew your attention to the subject of the s p a c e – especially to the fact that the space provides the limitations to your will.
The “big will”
Today, I do not want to discuss the space, but rather the ingredient that you yourself contribute to living a fulfilled life: your will.
This is a big subject: the spectrum of will runs the gamut from ”I want to be a good person, and through my actions contribute positively to my fellow human beings, nature and also myself “ to ”I want to have fun, fun, fun“ to ”I want to become a millionaire, be rich, healthy, powerful. And of course happy.“
Relax – the “big will“ is more of a side issue today. I will write on it more extensively some other time, for sure.
The “small will”
Today I want to draw your attention to the ”small will“, everyday actions. These ideally should happen within the larger context as the stepping stones for realizing the “big will” over the long run.
What do I mean by all this?
Very simple: imagine that you have just finished college, and that you were good and lucky enough to get accepted to medical school. What is your goal, your “big will”? Of course, you want to become a good, well-qualified medical doctor.
For this to really happen, getting accepted to medical school is far from sufficient. For this to actually succeed, you need to have a very clear INTENTION – an intention which also helps you to align your actions. How to organise yourself? How much time to invest in your studies, in earning additional money, how much time for leisure?
A clear intention
The clearer you have access to your intention, the easier it will be to dedicate the necessary time. It is not a question of learning 18 hours a day for 7 days a week.- However, if you notice after a few months that you have been partying every night until 2 a.m., getting out of bed after 11 a.m., and the online lectures remain unwatched on your computer, well, then something is wrong with your connection to your intention, or even with the intention itself.
Your life becomes much easier, much clearer, once you know what it is that you really want. Why do you get up in the morning? What are the essential things on that individual day? What gets you further – and what do you do (mostly subconsciously) to sabotage yourself? Once your intention is steadfast, you will over time perceive your (inner and outer) saboteurs much more clearly – and be able to defend yourself against them.