Until the Wright Flyer, only angels flew through thin air. Until Apollo 11, only angels visited astral surfaces.
On December 17, 1903, The Wright Flyer, an object heavier than air, was airborne with Orville at the helm. They flew four times that day; the first flight covered 120 feet in the air for 12 seconds, and during the fourth flight, the craft flew 852 feet in 59 seconds. It was a miracle!
Less than 66 years later, the landing of Apollo 11 on the moon with humans on July 20th, 1969, was nothing short of a miracle itself.
The uniqueness of both manifestations was brought forth through the human thought process. Rumi, an Afghan poet, said, “If you have faith in things working out, you will work on them until they manifest. If you wish yourself into a hole then you will work yourself into that hole.”
Where does that faith come from? That faith comes from the stories that we tell about ourselves. The stories come from what we believe about ourselves. From the illustrations of those stories, our purpose will emerge. It is the Purpose that fuels our actions; actions lead to manifestation. Therefore, the reason for the authentic story is to uncover your purpose.
In May of 1900, Wilbur Wright wrote, “For some years I have been afflicted with the belief that flight is possible to man.” This is the first sentence of the Wright Flyer story. If you are looking for inspiration, read the book The Wright Brothers, by David McCullough.
In the instance of Apollo 11, 60+ years later, President Kennedy started the moon landing story to overcome the embarrassments from the Soviets (Sputnik in 1957 and the first human in space in 1961). On May 25, 1961 he announced his goal of putting a man on the moon by the end of the decade.
“… We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills…”
Both the Wright and Apollo journeys started with the creation of a story. The exceptionality of these heartfelt stories evokes a strong neurological response. That allows us to focus, make the right connections, and attract the right people. Those who are attracted to our story buy into what we do!
Here is the boiling question in your mind right now! “How do I find my story?” Good question. You are not writing an autobiography; you are writing your horoscope. To write this developing futuristic story of yourself there only one thing to do…you must establish the right mindset. That’s it!
The right mindset comes from:
In a holistic way, this is about the relationship with yourself.
Here’s a word of caution. Sometimes our surroundings or unfavorable people can affect the stories we tell. These unfortunate influences may lead us to tell someone else’s story through us. The possibility of regret is higher in these instances. Awareness plays a key factor in your story. Awareness not only attracts the best; it helps to repel the worst.
The right stories help develop the right habits. These habits have a direct impact on your actions and behaviors. It empowers you.
With our authentic story, there is so much we can accomplish. Every achievement on this planet has been an invention or a discovery by a human. All of those achievements started with a single thought that turned into a story of a lifetime. If you ever begin to doubt this, look at what’s around you.
Cogito ergo sum. I think, therefore I am.
At the end, we will realize that we are a sum of all the stories we have told.