What shows up in our lives when we stand in the clearing called Possibility?

Possibility (or the lack of it) is what gives us being in the present

Possibility (the future we are living into) is what gives us Being (how we are being right now, what we are doing or not) in the present.  What do I mean?  Let’s take a look at Spring.

Spring has arrived in Berkshire and I notice that the people all around me – my family, my neighbours, the folks in the village – are smiling, their faces have lit up, they have a spring in their footstep.  Why this dramatic change?  What is is about Spring that has brought this on?  Isn’t it the Possibility that we associate with Spring?  The possibility of: being outdoors in a T-shirt’; of the sun kissing your face; of flowers blooming…..?  Notice, how the Possibility associated with Spring is radically different to the Possibility associated with Winter.

What is possible?

I am not asking you a theortical question.  I am asking you a personal question: what do you think is possible for you, for us, for life on this planet?  Go deeper and ask yourself: “what is my relationship to Possibility?”  Are you one of those who has an optimistic outlook on life (open to Possibility) or are you a pessimist (‘dead to Possibility’)?  Now I ask you which game, if entered into fully, is more fun to play – ‘open to Possibility’ or ‘dead to Possibility’?

Do you want to reorient your relationship to Possibility?  Then watch the following video (1 minute long) and see for yourself what was once considered impossible and today is simply taken for granted:

The music of Possibility:  a moving, touching, inspiring example of Possibility

What is the Possibility for a baby born to ‘ordinary’ parents?  Now, lets go further.  What is the Possibility if you are that baby and I tell you that you are born without eyes?  That narrows done that zone of Possibility somewhat, right?  Lets, go further because the ‘bad news’ doesn’t stop there.  What if I tell you that you are born such that you have a tightening of your limbs and joints that prevents them from every straightening?  What Possibility is present for you?  What is the future you are living into?   Not much!  Isn’t that what pretty much all of us would say without having to think.  That is my point when it comes to Possibility most of us are wrong most of the time and yet we do not see it.

Allow me to share with you the Possibility that Patrick Henry Hughes and his father co-created, lived from and having been living into, and the results that have showed up for them, for their community and for us.  Please watch this 5 minute video – I am confident that this will open up your world (your mind as to what is possible) and touch your heart:

My question for you?

What would show up in your life if you lived from Possibility rather than Impossibility?    What would show up in your life if like Patrick Henry Hughes you did not accept the labels others put on you (and you have been putting on yourself)?   What would show up if you moved from “disabilities”to “abilities”?   What would show up if you gave up playing “victim” and became totally responsible for you life and played “god the creator”?

I invite you to get present to your living right now?  Is joy present?  Is self-expression present?  Is vitality present?  Is relatedness, connection, belonging present?  Are they all present?  If not then are you willing to be 100% responsible for what is so and is not so in your life?   OK.  Are you present to the cost of not living a life from the context of Possibility?  Great then you are in the right place to to let go of your prejudices, your doubts, you fears to step into the clearing of Possibility and invent possibilities that move-touch-inspire you?

Remember

It is the future that you are living into that is giving you your being in the present (right now)!   You can change your being by inventing a future that moves-touches-inspires you.  All leadership starts with your self and the Possibilities that you envisage, commit to and play full out to bring them to fruition.  The paradox is that it is the path that matters more than the outcome!  Being on the path, wholeheartedly, is transformation.  Enough for today.

Author: Maz Iqbal

Experienced management consultant working at the intersection of strategy, customer, and technology. Combine a tendency to think strategically with a penchant for getting my hands dirty at the coalface of implementation.

5 thoughts on “What shows up in our lives when we stand in the clearing called Possibility?”

  1. The paradox is that it is the path that matters more than the outcome! Being on the path, wholeheartedly, is transformation. ~ brilliant

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  2. What would show up if you moved from “disabilities”to “abilities”? What would show up if you gave up playing “victim” and became totally responsible for you life and played “god the creator”? ~ A journey into happiness & joy.

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  3. I invite you to get present to your living right now? Is joy present? Is self-expression present? Is vitality present? Is relatedness, connection, belonging present? Are they all present? If not then are you willing to be 100% responsible for what is so and is not so in your life? OK. Are you present to the cost of not living a life from the context of Possibility? Great then you are in the right place to to let go of your prejudices, your doubts, you fears to step into the clearing of Possibility and invent possibilities that move-touch-inspire you? ~ critical Questions to answer

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  4. Hello Gautam
    When I started this blog I was clear that if my sharing touched only ONE life then I would be delighted with my sharing. I thank you for letting me know that my sharing has touched you, that you find value in it. Now brother, LIVE it. Please know that YOU inspire me to live my sharing. And for that I am grateful and indebted to you. Put differently, through your sharing you have got me present to my sharing and the ‘gold’ that lies within it.

    I am grateful that you exist and that we are in conversation.

    At your service and with my love.
    maz

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  5. Re: September 26 Guatam: It is a slippery slope to talk about being “God” when a person is only a part of a whole. To some the concept of “God” means one who can violate any law of nature (Physics). Possibility is a fabulous concept, but we must understand we are sharing the possibility of this universe, and often the possibilities dreamt of by others will conflict with our own. Events that we did not conceive of will occur, thereby proving to us that we are not “God”. If these events seem to cause a detour on the way to the possibility we are living into, we must not be disappointed or distracted if we are to become the possibility. We are human, which at this stage means that we cannot understand every aspect of the universe we are in. If we could, we would likely no longer be human.

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