What you ‘KNOW’ is getting in your way

It’s not what you don’t know that gets in the way of your success. It’s what you do know that isn’t true that gets in the way of you manifesting and living a life of your dreams. What we think we know is really just someone else’s opinion about the subject matter, IE, right now I’m in Africa and for the longest time all I saw was commercials with babies with flies on their face and scenes of war and things of that nature and as of recently the Ebola scare, right.

When it came time for me to come here everybody including myself based on their opinions started getting a little afraid. Now that I’m here I am experiencing what I would deem the most welcoming beautiful people I have ever experienced in my life. You see for at least 10 years I’ve had the dream of coming to Africa and what’s gotten in my way is what I knew about Africa, what I knew about India.

Now I want you to apply this to your own life. Right now you know too much about that dream of yours that you want to accomplish. You know that you have to go and take these steps and you’ve got to get a PHD and you’ve got to da da da da. You have this whole list of things that you know and what you know is getting in your way. The people who succeed, the people who break barriers, the people who create stuff like the airplane, like the cellphone, these are the people who are so naive, they’re so naive, they’re so willing to dream and get out of their own way because this is what it’s really about.

Everything in your way has to do with you and no other circumstance. You’re in your own way, you know too much so today start to cultivate, cultivate a consciousness of naivety. Cultivate a consciousness of freedom and curiosity. Start to get curious about life and let go of all of your shoulds and coulds and would have’s and step into the magic of the unknown. There’s a curious kid in all of us. There’s somebody who will dare to be different. There’s somebody who will dare to go to what we call the end of the Earth only to find out that there is no end. There’s somebody who will dare to run the 4 minute mile when they say your heart will explode if you do. Thank you Roger Bannister for that. There’s somebody who will dare.

My question to you is what will you dare to do today? Guys, thank you so much for taking this journey with me here in Africa, one of the most beautiful places I have ever experienced. I’ll see you soon. If you’re new to the family go ahead click like, subscribe. If you’re on Facebook tag a friend, tag a loved one, share this message. If you really want to dig deep go to PrestonSmiles.com or go thebridgemethod.org where I have a personal development program with my fiance that is amazing. I love you guys so much. I’ll see you soon from Africa, boom.

No matter how obscure, no matter how weird, no matter how ridiculous you think this thing is that’s the thing that will make room for you.

It’s OK to not be ok

Trying to get rid of the pain only magnifies it. Guys, it is okay not to be okay. One of the things that I want to nail home for all of us is that we live in a society where we try to hurry up and fix things. We try to hurry up and get out of things and that works in many places. It’s great that our reptilian brain fixes things and creates buildings and cars and all of these things but it does not work when it comes to personal development. It does not work when it comes to healing your life and living life at a 10.

Now, take this ride with me for a second. Imagine and I know you’ll never probably ever have this happen but just go there with me. Imagine that you’re stuck in quick sand and there’s no trees, no ropes, nobody there to come and save you. What do you do? Most humans, myself included before I really got what I’m explaining, will try to struggle their way out. “Help, let me out of here. I’m dying.” The thing about quick sand is that the more you struggle the further you go down. The more you try to fight your way out the further you sink.

In life it can feel like this. It can feel like everything is stacking on top of itself. It can feel, “Oh, I didn’t pay the bills and now my such and such left me and my boss is up my butt and the dadadadadada.” I feel you, I get it, such is life. Thing about quick sand is that you can’t get out of quick sand. The only way to get out of quick sand is to relax, spread ego and roll yourself out.

Now, think about this for your life. The only way out is in, is through, but many of us when we have an issue try to hurry up and get out. Just like that quick sand I’m going to need you to relax, to surrender, to accept what is. It’s okay to not be okay. You get to feel all of it and be with all of it you all. Now, understand that I’m not saying that you get to just say, “Well, I’m screwed. Preston said I could say I’m screwed.”

No, it’s not that. It’s choosing from the embodied acceptance of what you created as opposed to choosing from resistance. “I need to get my way out because everyone else has screwed me over. Life has screwed me over and now I need to climb my way out.” That’s a whole different ball game from acceptance, from surrender. I created this, I’m the Picasso of my life. If I painted that picture, I can now paint that one. Before you paint that one I’m asking you, I’m challenging you, to surrender to this one. That’s where the magic is.

Blessings and blessings. I love you so much. If you are new to the #LovesVoice family go ahead and click ‘subscribe’ if you’re on YouTube. If you’re on Facebook or YouTube share this message, leave a comment and just understand that I love the crap out of you. It’s going down in a beautiful major way.

If you can respond, if you can have your wits about you when hell is crashing all around you, then that’s a powerful place to be in.