Please understand the difference between motivation and (best) intentions. You want to be working with your motivation rather than your intentions. Intentions are sweet. They mean well. But it is too easy to shrug off responsibility by saying, ‘… sorry, but I meant well. It didn’t happen, but I hoped it would.’ Meaning well is not good enough. It is like making a promise that you have no intention of keeping. It is admirable, because you are thinking with your heart, but it is simply not good enough. You have to understand the why of doing something. Then you will know your motivation. When you know your motivation you can decide straight away if it is pure, or not. Your motivation needs to be pure. Whatever it is that you are doing. Pure motivation makes magic, miracles happen.
When you operate from a place of openness, of trust, you will see that your world becomes lighter and easier to manage. Things begin to happen the way you need them to happen. When you trust the universe, Nature, Karma, The Spirits, The Dead, Providence, God, the gods, Buddha, Krishna, Jesus, yourself, your mind, your soul or Allah, whomever, whatever – you will find that your purpose on this planet becomes clearer to you. It is through trusting that you learn to let go. Letting go shows you a clearer picture of who it is that you are, it is a process that defines you. There is a part of yourself that you must let go of each time you share of yourself, each time you tell another person your secrets. And we all have secrets – do not pretend for one minute that there is not something in your life you would rather no-one knew. Secrets are fine – if you feel safer keeping them – just do not lie to yourself about who you truly are. Trust that your heart knows only pure motivation. You have to act with pure motivation when you have opened your life to another. That is best for both of you. You have to be aware of the world around you flooding into that opening, when you open up. When you choose to open your heart you will be physically affected. The body responds in kind. It is most important to evaluate your whys when you do what you do. When you understand your whys you will feel empowered to act for the right reasons and be brave enough to follow your heart without fearing or feeling vulnerable. Know there is no point in acting for a bad reason – karma will kick you for that.
Motivation is a driving force that affects every single one of us, every single day. You will either be bothered, or you won’t. If you won’t be bothered about anything: about life, about people, about animals, about the environment, about your state of mind – then you need to change your life. There is no question. You have to find something to be bothered about. Even if it is just staying alive. A lot of people have that bother. Life does not inspire in them much enthusiasm for living. A lot of people exist in this limbo-land between living and not-living. There is a fine line between alive and dead, and a fine line between genius and madness. A very fine line. I think the world needs to wake up to the reality that schizophrenics on this planet are not called ‘revolving doors’ for nothing. In and out, in and out. Their consciousness. They are not in control of their aspects, at all. Their minds are bent by hallucination, their realities warped by the projections of their minds. They believe everything their minds tell them, which is a worry. Like those who drink to blackout. Where is your consciousness during that time and what is driving you – purely your subconscious? It is interesting. People are interesting when they substance-abuse. I think this world needs to wake up to the fact that there are a lot of young people – in fact, a lot of people – escaping this reality because they find it intolerable. Would the governments not be serving us better if they tidied up the reality? The reality we find ourselves faced with is flawed. Flawed is not a train-smash. It can be fixed. We just have to be bothered to fix it.