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Prophecy - Creating Your Future - an Inspirational Podcast with Lex McKee

April 09, 2021 Neil
The Really Useful Show
Prophecy - Creating Your Future - an Inspirational Podcast with Lex McKee
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Prophecy – Creating Your Future – an inspirational podcast with Lex McKee

 

One of my favourite wisdom sayings is the answer to the question, “When is the best time to plant a tree?”  The answer is, “Twenty years ago.”  The next question is, “OK, so when is the second-best time to plant a tree?”  The answer, of course, is, “Today!”

 

Seeds growing through to fruition fascinate me.  So do dreams.  My dreams at night are surreal.  Nevertheless, I can usually trace the ‘seed’ of each surreal element back to something I’d been thinking about during that day.  My thoughts created the basic elements for my dream.

 

This has convinced me that what we think about, or what we say, and what we do become the essential elements of what we become.  What we think|say|do today will be the tree of tomorrow – our future selves.  In this sense, the think|say|do combination is a prophecy – more a forthtelling than a foretelling, or perhaps a mix of the two.

 

If I have a part to play in creating my dreams of the night, why wouldn’t it be true that I have a part to play (though not total control) of creating my dreams in Life?

 

The Life I am living today is the ‘fruit’ of the ‘seeds’ I planted, if not yesterday, perhaps even twenty years ago.  I know, through therapy, that much of what I’m living today was planted fifty-five to sixty years ago!  Therapeutic gardening of the mind requires weeding as well as planting! Pruning as well as nurturing!

 

And if it is true that I have a part to play in creating the Life of my dreams, what could I think today, what could I say today, and what could I do today to create a better tomorrow?

 

I’ve been videoing an insightful professional psychotherapist.  In the first video, “Overcoming Depression,” he offers many practical ways to move forward.  None of them are big steps.  His core message is ‘movement’ – if you are stuck, move!  Do something simple.  His examples include baking a cake, mowing the lawn, doing the washing up, walking the dog… tiny, easy, physical movements.  Each of these becomes a seed to grow into a more confident person who begins to feel greater degrees of freedom.

 

One of the great values in taking tiny steps is that, if there is a setback, it’s just a step back – a tiny step back to reset our expectations, learn, then try something else.

 

Holding on to the thought that what we think, say, and do today will influence the future, what would you choose to think, to say, and to do today to head in a direction you’d prefer?

 

What small steps will you take today?

 

Perhaps, in part, we can prophesy our own future…


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Prophecy – Creating Your Future – an inspirational podcast with Lex McKee

 

One of my favourite wisdom sayings is the answer to the question, “When is the best time to plant a tree?”  The answer is, “Twenty years ago.”  The next question is, “OK, so when is the second-best time to plant a tree?”  The answer, of course, is, “Today!”

 

Seeds growing through to fruition fascinate me.  So do dreams.  My dreams at night are surreal.  Nevertheless, I can usually trace the ‘seed’ of each surreal element back to something I’d been thinking about during that day.  My thoughts created the basic elements for my dream.

 

This has convinced me that what we think about, or what we say, and what we do become the essential elements of what we become.  What we think|say|do today will be the tree of tomorrow – our future selves.  In this sense, the think|say|do combination is a prophecy – more a forthtelling than a foretelling, or perhaps a mix of the two.

 

If I have a part to play in creating my dreams of the night, why wouldn’t it be true that I have a part to play (though not total control) of creating my dreams in Life?

 

The Life I am living today is the ‘fruit’ of the ‘seeds’ I planted, if not yesterday, perhaps even twenty years ago.  I know, through therapy, that much of what I’m living today was planted fifty-five to sixty years ago!  Therapeutic gardening of the mind requires weeding as well as planting! Pruning as well as nurturing!

 

And if it is true that I have a part to play in creating the Life of my dreams, what could I think today, what could I say today, and what could I do today to create a better tomorrow?

 

I’ve been videoing an insightful professional psychotherapist.  In the first video, “Overcoming Depression,” he offers many practical ways to move forward.  None of them are big steps.  His core message is ‘movement’ – if you are stuck, move!  Do something simple.  His examples include baking a cake, mowing the lawn, doing the washing up, walking the dog… tiny, easy, physical movements.  Each of these becomes a seed to grow into a more confident person who begins to feel greater degrees of freedom.

 

One of the great values in taking tiny steps is that, if there is a setback, it’s just a step back – a tiny step back to reset our expectations, learn, then try something else.

 

Holding on to the thought that what we think, say, and do today will influence the future, what would you choose to think, to say, and to do today to head in a direction you’d prefer?

 

What small steps will you take today?

 

Perhaps, in part, we can prophesy our own future…