So, What’s the Rest of Your Story?
Bruce Wesley Chenoweth
A fascinating characteristic of human nature is that we tend to live up to the expectations that have become implanted in our subconscious minds. We tend to ‘real-ize’ these expectations like an actor real-izes the script of a play.
The challenge that most of us face is that we don’t have a clue about what that script says until we are acting it out. If it contains a sinister plot, we have a problem …
But, what if we had the option of writing our own script? Editing out all the unwanted drama and basing the main plot on blissful fulfillment?
There is a significant amount of evidence that, to a large part, we do have that option.
I often hear people reciting scripts they believe they are stuck with, like “My mother and grandmother suffered from dementia. I suppose that will happen to me too” or “I don’t want to get old and helpless like so-and-so.”
“Worry is an effective affirmation for bringing to you that which you do not want.”
So, what if you were to consciously, intentionally write the rest of your story–beginning in this moment now–excluding all limitations? I mean really write it–on paper. Then refer to it frequently until you can act it out flawlessly.
This is an amazing exercise for enhancing your consciousness. One of the first things it will teach you is how deeply your limiting beliefs run.
You’ll likely find yourself constantly bouncing off of “realistic,” “believable,” “ridiculous” and thousands of other “sensible” constraints on infinite possibility. These limitations on possibility thinking have become so interwoven with the thoughts of most people that few will even be able to identify them without extensive concentration and practice.
A recommended starting place is health and longevity. Survival is the number one priority of all sane living beings. Good health comes in a close second. Every other need and desire is part of or dependent upon these two ruling factors.
Since it is true that we tend to live up to our expectations, doesn’t it make sense that we become active participants in creating the expectations that best serve us?