If you don´t, the past will destroy your future."
- Joyce Meyer
Last week I heard a powerful story told by Wayne Dyer.
And today I want to share this story with you.
It is called "The Wake."
Think of your life as a boat and it is heading up the river at 40 knots. And as it is going you are metaphorically standing at the stern, the back of the boat and you are looking down in the water and there goes your life in this direction and you are standing here looking down at the water and you ask yourself these three questions.
Question number one.
What is the wake? What is this thing that you see?
And the answer is........ The wake is the trail that is left behind.
That is what it is. Nothing more and nothing less.
Question number two.
What is driving the boat? What is making this thing go in this direction?
And the answer is........The present moment energy that is being generated by the engine.
And nothing more.
That is the only thing that is making the boat go in this direction.
And in the scene, it means that it is the present moment thoughts, that I have and how I am using them that is making my life go in this direction, and nothing more.
Bu the third question is the most powerful question.
Is it possible for the wake to drive the boat? Can a trail that is left behind make a boat go in this direction?
And of course the answer is....NO, it can´t.
It is just a trail that is left behind.
And in that trail there are an enormous number of things that everyone of us have as a wake, and we have a whole lot of stuff in it.
And one of the problems that we have....... is that we have a tendency to look at the wake and all of the stuff that is in it, to explain .......
Why it is that my life isn´t working out the way I would like it to work.
Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach