Just the other day, Rev. Pattie Mercado and I were having a conversation about Thomas Troward, who was one of the key influences on Dr. Ernest Holmes and the teachings of the Science of Mind, and it reminded me of one of my favorite quotes of his:
“You never get what you want just because you want it. But you always get what you believe whether you want it or not.”
This is such a statement of freedom for me. Why? Have you ever prayed or pleaded for something like winning the lottery, getting the perfect, well-paying job, or finding the perfect mate even though you didn’t feel deserving of it? When you really go within yourself and examine those pleads or prayers, did you really believe that you were going to attain them or was it just hopeful (doubtful) thinking? The freedom for me is knowing that believing is seeing, rather than seeing is believing. When everything in your heart and soul is telling you yes, that is believing. When your head is messing with you, telling you why you should or why you shouldn’t believe something or move forward with it, that is simply the ego or fear trying to make sense of whatever your dream is.
One of my all-time favorite movies is “Field of Dreams,” not only because it involves baseball, but because of the profound leap of faith and belief Ray (played by Kevin Cosner) took to allow his dream to unfold at the risk of losing all of his and his family’s material wealth. Listen and watch the argument between his intuition and his ego…
“People will come.” BELIEVE in your dream, and watch it manifest!