When we used to believe that the world is flat, the horizon was where you fell off the earth. You couldn’t go past that point, because there was nothing there. Nothing was beyond your horizon.
When you wonder if there is more
Do you ever try and look beyond the farthest point you can see ahead of you? Does it seem impossible to imagine? Nonexistent?
Now you know (at least intellectually), that even though you see it way off in the distance, the horizon is not the boundary. It’s not the “end.”
It’s just as far as you can see in the moment.
So, what does this mean for you?
Here is why it is important.
Where you are now is not the end, either.
Even if it feels that way right now. And even if you have no idea how you could ever make it “out there.”
The horizon is defined as the “line in the farthest distance where the land or sea seems to meet the sky.” On a personal level, it is “the range or limits of somebody’s interests, knowledge, or experience.” The horizon is visible. It represents the edge of what is known or manifest.
It does not, however, define the limit of what exists or of what is possible. The earth continues beyond what you can see.
It’s the same for you: there is always an unexplored “new land” within. This is important to keep in your awareness!
Think about it this way: the horizon is the beginning of your new frontier.
How do you see yourself? Do you consider your picture of yourself complete, or is it ever-evolving? Perhaps you have come to the completion of one vision of yourself and are ready to expand into a new direction. Is it time to tap innate abilities within you that you have not yet expressed?
Imagine beyond your horizon
Why is it important to imagine? Well, let me ask you if your picture of yourself is accurate. Because if your horizon is based on a limited self-definition, with concepts that are false, then your horizon is artificially adopted.
It’s simply not true.
Okay, you may feel content with things as they are.
But then I need to ask something else.
Are you deeply satisfied? Do you feel a sense of joy? Are you growing and expanding in what you are doing? Do you feel an inner desire for what is next? For more?
The foundation you have built for your life can be your springboard. Built on the past, it contains aspects from the environment in which you were raised, all you have learned and the paths you chose to walk.
If you want something new, your need to orient your foundation towards the future. When you are willing to explore the unknown, you don’t get trapped in the status quo. You take what you already know to move forward.
Then? You allow something new to shake up your inner landscape.
Picture this: An idea arises within you. You breathe into it, giving it life. It begins to take shape, surprising you by a direction that you had not allowed yourself to openly imagine. Now, you are ready. Go ahead. Allow it to open new avenues for you to traverse.
As you take action, that idea acts like a magnet attracting other ideas until a whole fresh vision unfolds.
Life is full of mystery waiting to be revealed. It is limitless, continually expanding as you embrace it.
Are you ready to step into what lies beyond your horizon? Let’s go!
Take a breath. Release it. Take another. Devote some dedicated time of concentration/meditation. It doesn’t need to be hours of quiet, perhaps only 15 minutes. Then allow the question to simmer within you. Let responses bubble up into your awareness. Notice new ways of thinking, of images or ideas that arise spontaneously. Pay attention to your dreams. Let it happen. Be aware. See where it leads you next. Let yourself savor this process of receiving from yourself. Don’t judge whatever comes up, just receive it. Make notes.
I encourage you to share something from this process. Sharing is an important way to anchor an insight in your body. It leads you to deeper insight. It stimulates action.
Share what you are ready to move into!