Seatbelts

Releasing Potential

Seatbelts restrain us from movement during different phases of flight on board a commercial jet. Once our seatbelts are released, we are free to move about the cabin or exit through the forward door upon landing, after being secured to the jet bridge. We progress forward until we reach the awaiting concourse which leads us to another flight or our intended destination.

If we remain attached to our seats, no progress takes place. We are then parallel to “potential in dormancy.”

Potential is liberated in several ways.

Firstly, RECOGNIZE that we are more than what our reflection in the mirror says.

Secondly, SIT quietly and imagine what you desire to develop within the deepest part of your soul that will make a difference in the world – even if it’s something bigger than yourself. 

Albert Einstein said, “ Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”

Thirdly, FOCUS on what causes you to have a heartfelt zeal that is greater than anything else in your day-to-day existence.

ACCEPT that these three simple steps will unfold your true calling. Oftentimes, the world we live in suggests complicated avenues to obtain our purpose – a formal education is one of them. Education does qualify us, but it does not DEFINE the essence of who we are. We must surely avail ourselves to every opportunity for improvement to keep our brain functioning at its best. 

Remember to dig deeper into the heart where potential is hidden for a time and released at the appointed time.

Takeoff

Understanding Potential

It’s difficult to imagine that travel is considered a “Process of time”, because what immediately comes to mind is a specific destination. If we give careful thought to the actual process of every nuance of the term, we discover that travel actually isolates the path that is more significant to the point of destination itself. 

Another word for travel is journey. It is within this term which seems to reinforce each segment in life as a necessary component that gives value to our lives with each waking moment of the day. Depending on our perspective, journey and destination are two separate entities whereby we must identify and understand, navigating this concept uncovers our potential.

Without all the twists and turns we experience, our true selves may never be revealed. The strengths and weaknesses that are within, formulate our talents and gifts which ultimately serve the world.

Destiny began it’s calling when we were in the mind of The Creator even before we appeared on the earth. Potential was positioned awaiting development from birth to now. If you have reached your golden years, it is imperative to embrace the passion of truly accepting how each pursuit will add depth and meaning to the world. Your stage in life may be just beginning. Maybe you are a high school/college student, young or advanced entrepreneur, government official, garbage collector, mail person, etc., there is an extreme capability that is lying dormant with a great expectancy of being released at the appointed time.

In his book, “Understanding Potential”, Dr. Myles Munroe points out, “What you have done is no longer potential. Potential is what you can do, but have not done yet.”

Let this journey unfold the untapped potential in us as we carefully review where we are right now and make the decision to follow the path that leads to realizing not only who you are, but who you are meant to be.