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How to unleash your true capacity

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We all come to a certain point in our creative endeavors when we run out of ideas. When this happens most of us gets anxious. We believe the feeling that all our creative juices have dried up and entertain the fear we can’t deliver anymore: in the fields of blogging and writing many end up quitting because they can no longer compose good topics to publish. These are our automatic responses when we reach the end of our ropes. Our mind prompts us to accept this lies as facts, and unconsciously we abide—unaware of our power to command the situation.

All of us possess infinite creativity; the greatest hindrance however is the mind: blocking the natural flow of our true capacity. Creativity comes with a clear thought; and with this we need to eliminate the self-defeating, automatic responses of the mind and allow consciousness to take hold of our self. When we stop thinking, when we stop worrying, when we stop crippling our faith, when we stop being a slave of our mind, our remarkable abilities are unleashed. However we must train our mind to abide with these self-releasing realizations.

Our mind has a preconditioned tolerance level. If it reaches its limit on a certain situation it will instruct us to go no further, to which we unconsciously comply; it resists any suggestion of struggle because it dislikes being nudged out of its comfort level. In effect you will feel that you’ve given your all—but you are mistaken! Your mind has fooled you into believing that you’ve reached your limit. Seldom are those who become aware of this insidious trick of our mind.

A wise man once said: the mind is a terrible master but an excellent servant. To those who are not aware, we are controlled by our minds. The value system it holds comes from the conditioning of our past experiences and learning; it is with these variables that our mind influences our every action. Aside from this unfortunate truth, our mind has a strong hold of our emotions, and it is being used against us. Our mind has a life of its own and we allow ourselves to follow its every whim. When it tells you can’t do something, you believe; when it tells you you’re insignificant, you concur; when it tells you you’re incapable, you plat the part. And one thing more, our mind does not like any prospect of change. It’s thrives in the past and never wanted to exist in the present moment–and we foolishly obliged.

It takes wisdom and awareness to break free from the manipulations of the mind. Oh wait, are we really being manipulated? My mind tells me I’m not. But wait, why do prefer beauty over ugliness? Why do I follow general opinion than the stark truth? Why do I prefer the burden of carrying a grudge than to forgive? Why do I prefer to defend my ego than to seek understanding?

In order for us to release our infinite capacities we must first take control of our mind. How? Be aware! Understand that your action comes from the direct command of the mind; defy what it’s instructing you to do: make your mind your slave. Control its automatic reaction by overriding new set of working virtues, from which it will reference its recommended response: until it forms a habit around it. This change can’t be attained overnight; but with constant practice we can master this powerful principle. By doing this you are letting your subconscious to work on your thoughts: the result is creativity and harmony.

Whatever you are doing and you think you’re at the end of your abilities, affirm in your mind that you have more to give (because you really do have!) Believe me something good will develop in your thoughts. Why? Because you have not allowed your mind to control you, instead it has allowed creativity (your true capacity) to flow freely: hence the spawning ideas! Laugh all you can if you don’t believe, but I suggest you try. If you make it a practice to tell your mind that you have powerful capabilities, your mind will adhere by letting the unconscious do its work to prove you claim.

We live in a multi-dimensional existence. Never limit your beliefs on the material manifestation alone. Our creativity does not belong to the physical realm, creation comes from the unconscious (where do you think music, art, poems, faith, spirituality came from?). Up until now science cannot decipher the origin of creativity; it tries to simulate the brain to pinpoint the exact area of creative activities, yet it fails again and again. Science cannot measure what it cannot quantify; and that is its limitation.

We are not meant to thrive on our physical limitations; our existence goes beyond our form. All the possibilities of life depend on what we set. Open your mind. You are more than you think you are. Don’t limit yourself to what’s inside your skull.

Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it even if I didn’t have it in the beginning.

Mahatma Gandhi


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P.S.

Our lifetime is not enough to know all the experiences of life. Therefore, we need to have other sources in maximizing our understanding of the many facets of our existence. In this regard I am bound to share with you the most powerful materials that have shaken my foundation and have changed my life as well as the lives of many.

Life is full of questions but I have found answers in perusing the books: The Road Less Traveled, Man’s Search for Meaning and The Power of Now, these has given me light on the deepest nature of man. Still, in searching for ways of enhancing my life I have found: Think and Grow Rich, The Magic of Thinking Big and Thick Face Black Heart. In matters of understanding my mind I was greatly enlightened by the suspense filled novel’s Way of the Peaceful Warrior, A Rich Man’s Secret and The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari. And finally, I have understood the pattern of my finances through reading Secrets of the Millionaire Mind.

Everything we wish in life will come upon us if we first seek the wisdom of knowing.

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64 Responses to “How to unleash your true capacity”

  1. Robin says:

    Hi there Walter – I really love what you are saying. We can trust that the Source is infinite! (and not accessed by thinking) Thanks.

  2. Tyler McCann says:

    Great stuff Walter.
    Be aware! Live and be part of life!
    Don’t take no for an answer :mrgreen:

  3. Chris says:

    There have been a few times when I didn’t know what to write about. But I was determined to do it and found something write about. Whether I felt like it or not. It happens to everyone. But your right, the possibilities are endless, we just have to remind ourselves of that.

    Cool post.

  4. Jason says:

    I think it depends on what your blog is about. If you have a unique blog then you may run out of ideas. However, if you have a blog that is not as unique you will have new ideas all the time. You can never run out of things to write about.

    • Walter says:

      I totally agree with you Jason. The truth is many people wants to be someone, they don’t realize they can be somebody if they are being true to themselves. :-)

  5. Ching Ya says:

    I can totally relate to this as I just had a similar topic discussed in my blog awhile ago. Having said that, I hope you like the clip as I believe that depicts your idea of unleashing one’s true capacity perfectly. I agree, we shall never limit own’s limitations until we give it our best. Throw away the negativity and embrace positiveness. Sometimes we will be amazed with the results.

    @wchingya
    Social/Blogging Tracker

  6. Great message on this post. I love the Mahatma Gandhi
    quote as well. It is timeless true.
    I beleive everyone of us can do amazing things, if we just believe in ourselves and never give up.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Giovanna Garcia
    Imperfect Action is better than No Action

  7. Hi Walter. Nice post. It’s a kind of paradox trying to get control of ourselves but it works! Thanks for writing this.

  8. A creative block is in our minds, it’s true that we have infinite creativity and we are the only people stopping ourselves. When we have a creative block we shouldn’t focus on it ans say why why why but just start doing even if what you’re doing isn’t the way you want it, over time you’ll perfect it.

    I love and totally agree what you said in the third paragraph, we need to get out of our comfort zone because that’s when we really grow and test your limits.

    I believe if you can control your mind, you can control your emotions and responses and if you control those two you can achieve anything in life.

    Great post Walter

    • Walter says:

      @ Blaine
      I totally agree Blaine, perfection takes time. The most important thing, just as you have said is to start doing. Thank you for sharing your wisdom. :-)

  9. Hi Walter – I like how you say “the origin of creativity.” Isn’t it a mysterious thing. I’ve begun to realize from the true creatives I’ve encountered recently that many of them have absolutely no idea why and how they are motivated to create, much less any idea about where the ideas come from. They just do. The “flow state” is very mysterious as well. I’m wondering how a scientific aspect could even overlay it for study. Thanks for a thought-provoking post.

    • Walter says:

      @ Betsy
      Science can only deal with objects. I cannot penetrate the realm of the subjective for the very fact that it has no form, and thus cannot be measured. Thank you Betsy for sharing your thoughts. :-)

  10. Heya Walter,
    Just checking out your site for the first time since you’re leaving cool comments on mine, it’s only fair :)

    You’ve got some interesting ideas here, I love the Ghandi quote at the end. It’s so true, it’s all about what you believe. Just like Neo in The Matrix, where he has to jump off the roof of the skyskraper on to the next rooftop, but he crashes to the ground because he believes it’s impossible.

    Have an awesome weekend :)
    Cheers
    Diggy

  11. It about having that i can attitude. Knowing that you have unlimited potential as a human being and unleashing it upon the world one day at a time. Greatness runs throughout all our veins, but only the truly great allow it show!

    • Walter says:

      @ Jonathan
      Nice points you have elaboreated here Jonathan. I do agree that it is up to us to allow or disalow our own greatness. :-)

  12. Mark says:

    Great post! Yes, we create, we create our own limitations and we create no limitations, it is up to us. We can do and be so much more than we ever imagine. No fear, no limits!

  13. Hi Walter,

    Beautiful post. I have been writing for a very long time. When I first started, I heard about writer’s block and it was fascinating to me because it seemed like so many people were truly frightened of it happening to them.

    As a result of the journey that I have had, it is obvious to me that each day we are surrounded with so much inspiration that truly there is no way to run out of material whether you are a writer or not. The world is so amazing but the mind is so immersed in fear, it just cannot see beyond it.

    That quote from Gandhi says it all.

    Hope all is well with you! :)

    • Walter says:

      @ Nadia – Nice to hear from you Nadia. We are all blessed with amazing capacities; awareness is the key to this realization. :-)

  14. Jonny says:

    Hi Walter,
    Just wanted to thank you for your regular comments on my site as there are always gratefully received.

    I really enjoyed this post and it rang so true. As a creative I try to fill my mind with beauty and creative things, not so that I necessarily remember them, but rather that it gives my subconscious an expansive library in which to draw from.

    Thanks for taking the time to write this post.

  15. BeTrulyHappy says:

    Walter,

    I love the quote at the end. It’s very real and powerful. Great way to end this good article and keep up the great work!

    BeTrulyHappy.com

  16. “A wise man once said: the mind is a terrible master but an excellent servant.”

    A VERY wise man indeed.

    Sometimes when my well-spring runs a little low,I need to remember the wisdom in this post, not just when I’m feeling creatively on top of the world as I do today.

    • Walter says:

      @ Jannie – We are our minds, what we put in it we act out. So it’s wise to recondition our mind into successful attitudes. :-)

  17. Whoops, here is my correct URL :lol:

  18. Beautifully put and right on. I love the quote as well. I agree our biggest battles are often fought within our minds without our conscious knowledge of the affects. Awareness is key.

  19. Hi,

    I love the write-up and the quote by Mahatama Gandhi. I believe, our mind is a parachute. It works well when opened. So, every thing depends on the thinking. If you think you can, success will chase you. If you think negatively, you will make mistakes because you are unsure of your capabilities.

    Thus, always believe you can.

    Thanks

    • Walter says:

      @Rachana – Hi Rachana, glad to see you here. You are right, it depends on our thinking whether we succeed or not. Let’s always choose to be positive. :-)

  20. Keith says:

    Great article Walter!!

    The quote from Ghandi is simply amazing, thanks for including that. It reminbds me of what Henry Ford said “Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right”

    It begins in our thoughts.

    Thanks Walter!

    • Walter says:

      @Keith – Our destiny lies within our self and we chose how we perceive our reality. Thank you Keith for sharing Ford’s quote, it is one of my favorite. :-)

  21. Sam says:

    Very interesting points Walter. I always felt you were limited by what your mind can imagine. You can expand outside your skull and think infinite if you know how to tap into it. Thanks for visiting me. Will be checking you out more often.

  22. THE GUYS says:

    Walter,
    We think you are right on the mark!!

    Creativity flows from within. Continuing to push past our mind-imposed limits is where the real truth lies.

    Life is more interesting when you’re close to falling off the cliff.

    Well written post!

  23. Hola Walter – I haven’t hit a writer’s block yet and I’m just wondering if there are pre-exercises one can do to get the creative juices to never stop flowing.

    After I took off all the crappy ads on my site (I experimented with 5 different platforms), I felt much more free.

  24. Nice tips here Walter! I think you might be interested too in my posts about self-motivation.

    It feels good to motivate people to unleash their true potential. :)

    • Walter says:

      @Tyrone – Thanks Tyrone – I have read your post and it’s learning experience for me. I learned tips I did not know. :-)

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  31. Cathy says:

    I know what you mean, I often think nothing is worth nothing. But my writing keeps me a little sane.
    Living on the edge is so hard.
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  39. GReat post Walter, not to put this into practice. You know someone once said it was a fool who did not tame his thoughts and let them run like a wild beast.

  40. Mark says:

    Great writing. Your thoughts are clear and wise. No limits, that is the key to ultimate freedom and endless creativity.
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