“What you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass” – Paul J. Meyer
It’s the adverbs that make this sentence so meaningful.
He could have said “what you imagine, desire, believe and act upon” but that doesn’t have the same power. Instead, Meyer colours in the specifics – we must vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe and enthusiastically act upon.
It’s not enough to hope for the best, plod along, see what happens – we have to want it, believe it and make it happen.
And what’s the reward for our efforts?
Not simply that whatever we’re working towards will come to pass – it must inevitably come to pass.
Everyone feels hopeless at times when attempting to manifest their desires, such as overcoming an eating disorder. Everyone.
When I wanted to throw in the towel during my recovery, this quote reminded me of my responsibility: to believe in my process and to actively engage in it. It says that if I play my part, the rest is taken care of – the result is already a done deal.
I find that thought both empowering and comforting.
Our job is not to give in to that hopeless side that says “all is lost” but to remember our role in making our desires a reality. It’s not enough to wish or hope – we have to act. There will always be negative thoughts that attempt to pull us off course, but it’s up to us to get ourselves back on track and keep going.
If we can do that, anything is possible.
The next eatonomy group takes place on Saturday 30th March, please see the Community page for more information.