To Manifest

It’s still springtime for us in the Northern Hemisphere. We think of this portion of the year as the time for new beginnings and fresh inspiration. Many construction projects and creative ventures are started in the spring. We might think of this time of the year when wintertime planning begins to manifest.

Even if we are not starting construction of a building or a highway, we might be in the opening stages of some other creative venture. Some people open new businesses or are motivated to expand hobbies. What has been brewing in the mind starts to take shape this time of year. The new projects or schemes have a better chance of taking place when we are enthusiastically devoted to our commitments.

On the other hand, a person might still be stuck in daydreaming mode, thinking about new goals without having done anything about her original plans. So springtime might be a good time to reassess goals and analyze why they seemed worthy in the past. This is the time of year to end the procrastination. It’s time to get to work so the plans can manifest into actuality.

Leonardo da Vinci

At any rate, to manifest something, we have to prioritize the material realities of our lives. Specifically, what sorts of tools do we have or need? Can we go it alone, or will we need to hire assistants? Do we have sufficient money to carry our plans to fruition? Now is when we’re most pragmatic and are not afraid to get our hands dirty in tasks.

This is when focus is imperative. It’s time to assemble what we’ve been thinking about in the past.

“The word is a force you cannot see, but you can see the manifestation of that force, the expression of the word, which is your own life.”–Don Miguel Ruiz

An ideal for many of us is the Renaissance man (or woman). During that historical period, art, literature, science, and philosophy manifested because of the thinking and work of people like Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo Galilei, Miguel de Cervantes, and Niccolò Machiavelli. They dared to think outside of the then current Zeitgeist, culminating in works that are still relevant today.

We can be inspired by the works of great minds of the past to help us manifest our own great dreams. What will you manifest?

Ciao
The Blue Jay of Happiness once again quotes author, philosopher Daisaku Ikeda. “Human rights will be a powerful force for the transformation of reality when they are not simply understood as externally defined norms of behavior but are lived as the spontaneous manifestation of internalized values.”

About swabby429

An eclectic guy who likes to observe the world around him and comment about those observations.
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