Our recent ultimate transformations moments have dealt with a series of topics that address our mental, physical, and spiritual health. Today is the culmination of the last couple of weeks, as we focus on a very basic concept that helps us take ownership of our present lives.
Initially, we discussed the power in our personal choice, and choosing the higher over the lesser. We possess the power to recognize and identify a situation, and then to always choose the greater good in all situations every time.
Secondly, we talked about affirmations. The manner in which we positively condition our thinking to elevate our minds in a manner that helps us through our day-to-day activities. We self-administer, by verbally reminding ourselves, every moment of the day, to take the highest level and the highest good for ourselves.
The third component that helps us choose right actions is, questioning. We must ask ourselves the right types of questions to help elevate ourselves. For example, ask yourself constantly, “What is it that I need to become to effect my situation personally and our surroundings?”
Many times we look for someone or something outside of ourselves to help us. How we truly affect our own lives, and the lives of those around us, is through our own actions. This means that we must begin to first ask ourselves consistently, “What is it that I need to become, and what must I do personally to affect change?” The answer to this question may be: You need to become a healthier eater, become more disciplined in your habits, exercise more, or have a more positive outlook on life.
A second question that we ask ourselves deals with the habits we develop from our past, that may be based on negative experiences. The question is, “What is it that I need to let go of to effect positive change in myself and my surroundings?”
For some, the answer may be habits of resentment or blaming others for the situation in which you find yourself. It could be in the area of nutrition, such as, letting go of fried foods, or “junk foods.”
We should constantly evaluate ourselves based upon asking these two questions, and the responses we give.
The third all-encompassing question that follows: “Am I always choosing the higher good, for myself, for my family, for my community?” This keeps the spiritual component engaged and involved in all our actions.
Author James Allen writes in “As a Man Thinketh”: “Circumstances do not make the man but they will reveal himself to himself.”
With these words in mind, and in this very moment, let us all review our current circumstances as they relate to our individual selves, our families, our communities and the world. Let us all honestly evaluate ourselves. Let’s take a look at what is being revealed about past choices, thoughts and habits. When we look closely and see our children doing things that we believe that they shouldn’t be doing, we must ask another question. Are the adults doing things we shouldn’t be doing? We’ve got to take ownership, and make changes.
I believe that we have, today, the most incredible president in our history. He is moving and navigating his space based upon his own personal mission. However, his mission is no greater, and no more important than the mission of any other human being on this planet. We must all individually look at our personal missions, and ask the right questions. We must look at our circumstances, and see if we are making the right choices and doing our part. It is not fair to ask of someone else, that which we would not ask of ourselves.
That’s our ultimate transformations moment. Peace and be more.
Erich Nall is the owner and founder of Ultimate Transformations Training in Los Angeles. The certified trainer, nutritionist, motivational speaker, and dedicated life coach is a regular guest and commentator on KJLH 102.3 FM’s the “Front Page with Dominique DiPrima.”