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Continuously Clarify

I'll preface this article, and in a way everything I write, say, and do after this, by saying that I am still learning so much. I am not an expert. I am a student who enjoys sharing the ideas he is experimenting with, in hopes they might help others. Much of what I write say or do will likely be wrong because I'm still learning so much. But hopefully what little I do get right will be of use to others. Doing this also helps me improve, because it forces me to put words to what I'm doing.

Side note - I place commas after the second to last item in lists intentionally, and I often place quotation marks before periods and commas intentionally. My punctuation is a bit different than usual. Thanks for being curious and checking out what I've got to share! 

Ok! Day one! I'm excited. Day one is really day one thousand though, since I've been writing for so long, hahaha. Happy to be sharing more of it, now. So... What do I want to start with? Let's see.......... 

Clarifying what we want.... Gratitude.... Believing we have the power to create.... 

Hm... Ok. I'll start there. Our power of creation and clarifying. 

The first idea I'll share is that we can create anything we want. Most people don't believe this is true. That's fine. Grand notions aside - let's go to the rudiments of it and just build up from there. 

So. How do we create what we want?

We start by identifying what we want. I want a new car. I want to take a nap. I want to rest. I want to be healthier. I want to be happier. I want more money. I want to do fun things with people close to me. I want to eat something. I want to feel more confident. And on and on and on and on........

It's not just 'helpful' to identify what we want, it's necessary to do so - if we want to get whatever it is and keep it for a long time. Sometimes we get lucky and something we didn't know we wanted falls into our lap, but we often lose it because we didn't "get it on our own". It was a beautiful thing resting on a foundation of air, and blows away at the first wind. Receiving things this way can also cause lots of stress because we're afraid that if we lose it we won't be able to get it back again since we don't know how we got it in the first place. This might not always be the case, but I believe it is most of the time. 

To help us really tap into our power, it's helpful to think, talk, and write about what we want the MOST - not just what we kind of want. Not just our immediate desires. For many, this is difficult to do in the beginning. We aren't accustomed to asking ourselves what we really want. Further still, why we want what we want. Going ever deeper by continuously asking why.... But over time, with practice, it becomes easier. We get to know what we really want a little more, and a little more, and a little more... 

As we clarify what we want, our ability to obtain it improves. 

Our ability to obtain what we want, and keep it, is limited by our clarity. Probably easiest to see it as a linear progression. Everytime our level of clarity increases regarding what we want, our ability to get it increases to match it. 

This seems to be the first and ultimate "rule". Stating what we want. Everything we do comes after that. 

I encourage everyone, myself included, to think, talk, and write about what we want each "category" of our lives to look like. 

There are infinite ways to categorize life, but some of the most common are as follows:Physical health Mental health Emotional health Family life Friend (social) life Love life Finances Occupation 

As we think, talk, and write about what we want each of these areas of our lives to look like, we become more and more clear about each one. 

One way to do this is to think about which category is causing the most pain in your life, and then think, talk, and write about how you wish that category was. If you find that all you do is think talk write about what you DON'T want, then do that just that. Start by writing down the problems. The don't-wants. The stuff you want to get rid of...... Then look at each thing you wrote, and next to it write its opposite, as best as you can. For example, if you feel stressed pretty often, then next to "I'm stressed all the time." you might write something like "I want to feel relaxed and confident all the time." Or for "I'm broke", you might write "I want to have $10,000 in savings and make $5,000 a month." Etcetera. 

By zeroing in on where your biggest downers are, you can clarify what their opposite is, and state that as the thing you want. 

There is much to be said about what to do "after" we clarify what we want - but STOP RIGHT THERE. There is no after. Or if there is, not for a long time. Clarifying is not something we do one time. It's not "after I clarify I will ______.", it's, "Ok, I've got it a little more clear, I'll start working on creating this thing I want while I continue to clarify it even more.".

Polish the mirror. Burn away the dross. Cut the limbs that do not produce fruit. Clarify, clarify, clarify, continuously. 

You can make this a practice by setting a 5 minute timer on your phone each morning and/or night and then either writing in a journal about what you want, typing in your phone or on your computer - or you can use your phones audio recorder and speak about what you want - or record a video of yourself talking to the camera about what you want. I find writing to be useful because I can review it faster than I can audios and videos, but do whatever is easiest for you. Doing it every day, especially in the morning, helps our mind focus on it repeatedly, which helps us get results faster. 

That's all for this article. I'll write and talk more about what to do with our new level of clarity in future articles. Just knowing what we want more clearly than yesterday, or last month, or last year, is an enormous and necessary step toward creating it. It helps direct us and fuel our journey. 

Think write and talk about what you want most in life! And - since this is often lost in the modern world - remember you can want specific feelings/emotions.

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