Pamela Jo Bowman – Mesa, AZ – As I get older, I am seeing that life takes you exactly where you ask to be taken. I’m also seeing that when I arrive, it usually doesn’t quite look the way I imagined. As a child living in a large city, I remember that I wanted a black horse. I imagined it living in my backyard. I visualized feeding it, brushing it, and riding it on the paved streets of the bay area. Twenty years later, I finally got my black horse in my backyard … in MEXICO!
Over a year ago, I decided I wanted to make a movie. Six months later, I am not making one movie but two … in AFRICA!
I need to be more specific about what I want. I do believe that what you imagine, dream about and desire make things happen in your life. What one thinketh one becomes. So think good thoughts.
A man I deeply respect, Spencer W. Kimball, recommended a book called, A Man Thinketh, by James Allen. Allen wrote, “As the plant springs from, and could not be without, the seed, so every act of a man springs from the hidden seeds of thought, and could not have appeared without them. Man is the master of thought, the moulder of character, and the maker and shaper of condition, environment, and destiny.”
Through thought and intentionality, we really are creators of our own destiny. Recognizing what I really want can be liberating and also alarming. Being completely honest with myself allows me to dig deep and recognize all that I desire. Sometimes I am surprised at what that is. And, often, once I have obtained what I thought I wanted, I am very surprised by what it really looks like.
The more aware I have become of the power of intentionality, the more I hesitate to express what I want. I hesitate to think, to focus. I realize that I want to be very clear because I do not want to give up what I want most for what I want today. Although I spend time imagining every scenario of every desire, the reality of it always looks different. Clarity is truly only clear in hindsight.
My experience (and advice) is be careful what you wish for because you will get it … and now-a-days riding that horse downtown…well, there are now laws so imagine yourself investing in a pooper scooper!