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Many people think they want to accomplish what other successful people have in life. People often see the surface of worldly achievements, but seldom consider that many of those attainments are constructs of a false world, full of traps and endless enticements that lead to nowhere. People tend to believe they want success, and more toys and things, but when they focus on them, to their bewilderment, those very things move out of their reach. My version of success is that my life is full, purposeful, beautiful and boundless. I attribute this success to my spirituality, my good health, and my community of positive relationships which have all come to me as a creation of choice. Success comes from finding your center and your self; being self-centered in a positive and peaceful way. I own my time and command the space of my beingness — a space where I am allowed to grow into my true, unique nature. Success is a spiritual process, not a worldly one; that is to say it is an internal process, not external. It is a process of peeling off the layers of conditioning, becoming your essential truth, and living the inner-life. Success is, therefore, a process of honesty, and oftentimes, also one of courage.

Fortunately for me, as a seeker and lifetime student of the world, the seeds of softness and sensitivity had been sown in my soul by wiser, gentler hands, and I found my way to a more graceful understanding of the true nature of success and power. My understanding evolved from the outer realm of control, materialism, and ego in my youth, to the inner realm of surrender, spirituality and compassion of today. In this context surrender is not a weakness, but rather an empowering state of humility — the humility necessary for self-realization and for living a life of purpose.

There are graceful ways of accessing your purpose and success with time, invitation, gentleness, cooperation and surrender. When one learns to focus their energy through surrender and sensitivity, they become free, and can access the expansiveness of endless possibility. To say it another way, the art of surrender is the art of getting out of the way of your own growth. Your greater purpose is already written in the fabric of your being; your purpose awaits your arrival. But you need not strive to become your greater purpose. When you release the illusion of control, you begin an effortless free-fall toward a grand reunion with your original self; a person uncorrupted by the world's false lessons of fear, control and limitations.

Your true purpose is to become your own unique self and to do so with happiness and freedom from fear. You are a unique and beautiful expression of the mysterious gift of life and creation. There are more elegant ways to create than the clumsy, brute-force tools of willpower, determination, and hard work. These methods involve releasing illusions of lack and cravings. It is a gentle calling and creation through beingness. Determination and willpower are not enough; they can knock down the door, but it is love that gently unlocks the door and invites you in. The true creator-self is a light-at-heart and care-free child, who accesses destiny as a simple act of joyful play. Your life is meant to be filled with beauty and joy. A life of success comes from seeking a life of beauty. I call this journey, walking on the beautiful path.

The beautiful path is not a place outside of yourself, but rather a place you carry within you everywhere you go. The beautiful path is the place you want to be to re-center yourself. It is the garden of peace you seek, but it is not a tangible place that exists in the world — it is within. Go there, within. The sweet pleasure of your own joy and success is a cultivation of both the heart and mind. To move forward, simply set your intentions, be grateful for what you have, be open to what is possible, and the rest will happen, as a beautiful and effortless journey of cooperation and listening.

There is no greater path than the act of listening, because the observer who listens can begin to see themselves as an active part of the one universal expression of purpose and beingness. Life is always speaking to us at every moment. The subtle whispers, cues, and nudges are there as guideposts, to gently carry the humble listener along the path back to the source and the true self. Always choose to trust yourself and your ability to listen. Listen to your intuition and the quiet promptings of your heart. Let it all go and enjoy the profound gifts found in your quiet places. These gifts are your birthright. Everything you wish to "create" is already there, waiting for you.

You are sweetening,
  you are coming into wholeness.
You are a purpose unfolding,
  the whole of life surrounds you
You are the fruit of life
  you shall ripen and flourish

The master action to move forward, is a form of inaction; being still and quiet. It is in this quietness where you can hear your intuition. Too much aggression and work will move what you desire further away. Instead of pushing, invite it to connect with you and move with you, and through you. The most effective form of creation is an act of cooperation, not force. All things are accomplished by the meditative act of releasing illusions and simply becoming. The master tools of success are invitation, patience, time, gentleness, cooperation, and surrender. Let go of everything. That is how you get everything; you let go of everything. When we try to control, we become controlled; when we release, we become free. Success, just like poverty, is a state of mind. You can become instantly successful with a simple thought, but long-lasting and pronounced success comes to those who renew their commitment to a mindset of abundance every minute of every hour of every day.

If you are reading this, then you are likely already on your own journey to uncover your unique vision of success in life. You are seeking, and that is wonderful. Every moment you are open as a humble student, you are surrounded with infinite possibilities of choice. As a powerful creator, your potential success awaits only the genesis of new thoughts. But sometimes we all need a little guidance, and it is my deepest pleasure to share with you some of the tools, constructs, and ideas that have opened my world and heart to so many profound successes. I deeply hope you are able to uncover and live your dreams.

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Success comes from finding your center and your self; being self-centered in a positive and peaceful way.
Success is a spiritual process, not a worldly one; that is to say it is an internal process, not external.
Success is a process of peeling off the layers of conditioning, becoming your essential truth, and living the inner-life. Success is, therefore, a process of honesty, and oftentimes, also one of courage.
Surrender is not a weakness, but rather an empowering state of humility.
There are graceful ways of accessing your purpose and success with time, invitation, gentleness, cooperation and surrender.
When one learns to focus their energy through surrender and sensitivity, they become free, and can access the expansiveness of endless possibility.
The art of surrender is the art of getting out of the way of your own growth.
Your greater purpose is already written in the fabric of your being; your purpose awaits your arrival.
You need not strive to become your greater purpose.
When you release the illusion of control, you begin an effortless free-fall toward a grand reunion with your original self.
Your true purpose is to become your own unique self and to do so with happiness and freedom from fear.
You are a unique and beautiful expression of the mysterious gift of life and creation.
There are more elegant ways to create than the clumsy, brute-force tools of willpower, determination, and hard work. These methods involve releasing illusions of lack and cravings. It is a gentle calling and creation through beingness.
Determination and willpower are not enough; they can knock down the door, but it is love that gently unlocks the door and invites you in.
The true creator-self is a light-at-heart and care-free child, who accesses destiny as a simple act of joyful play.
Your life is meant to be filled with beauty.
A life of success comes from seeking a life of beauty.
The beautiful path is not a place outside of yourself, but rather a place you carry within you everywhere you go.
It is the garden of peace you seek, but it is not a tangible place that exists in the world — it is within. Go there, within.
The sweet pleasure of your own joy and success is a cultivation of both the heart and mind.
To move forward, simply set your intentions, be grateful for what you have, be open to what is possible, and the rest will happen, as a beautiful and effortless journey of cooperation and listening.
There is no greater path than the act of listening, because the observer who listens can begin to see themselves as an active part of the one universal expression of purpose and beingness.
Life is always speaking to us at every moment.
The subtle whispers, cues, and nudges are there as guideposts, to gently carry the humble listener along the path back to the source and the true self.
Always choose to trust yourself and your ability to listen.
Listen to your intuition and the quiet promptings of your heart.
Let it all go and enjoy the profound gifts found in your quiet places.
Everything you wish to "create" is already there, waiting for you.
The master action to move forward, is a form of inaction; being still and quiet.
Too much aggression and work will move what you desire further away.
The most effective form of creation is an act of cooperation, not force.
All things are accomplished by the meditative act of releasing illusions and simply becoming.
The master tools of success are invitation, patience, time, gentleness, cooperation, and surrender.
Let go of everything. That is how you get everything.
When we try to control, we become controlled; when we release, we become free.
Success, just like poverty, is a state of mind.
You can become instantly successful with a simple thought, but long-lasting and pronounced success comes to those who renew their commitment to a mindset of abundance every minute of every hour of every day.
Every moment you are open as a humble student, you are surrounded with infinite possibilities of choice.
As a powerful creator, your potential success awaits only the genesis of new thoughts.
Evolve your understanding of success from the outer realm of control, materialism, and ego, to the inner realm of surrender, spirituality, and compassion.
There is no greater path than the act of listening.

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Livingurbliss - mindbodygreen.com
Have you found your purpose and joy in life? Yes, I have. Inspiring and empowering others to be individually, uniquely them. However, I understand that as I continue to unfold to my higher essence my purpose may change and that is okay because it is all in love. What is your definition of success? "Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal." Earl Nightingale. Everyday I make a conscious decision to live my best life now and I do this by doing the things that inspire and uplift me and others every moment. My being still and present is success for me because in my stillness there is power. In my stillness I am grounded and centered. In my stillness I am my truth. When are you the most clear and open? I am most clear and open in my stillness. When I am still enough to hear what the universe has in store for me. Do you tend to hold on tightly, or let go? This question reminds me of holding sand in my hand. The tighter I hold onto it the faster it pours out of my hand but if I loosen my grip I contain more sand. I love this article because it really resonated with me. We are all so beautiful, unique with a plethora of gifts to share with others. We should embrace our uniqueness and individuality. We should also allow others to be individually, uniquely them. Thank you

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Dave Carlton - bryantmcgill.com
Balance Solutions Pacific Thank you. Its nice to see all the positive people here. All of you REAL people, in touch with your souls, taking the time to read and look deeper within...for no other reason than that you can and that you love too. Just wonderful. I needed reminding of these truths this morning. I will let go of all the "stuff", let it happen as it should and enjoy every second. Peace.

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Louise Stewart - bryantmcgill.com
Your words ring true in all aspects of life. You have to be strong and willing to motivate your self and others, you have the amazing gift of caring and understanding.

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Lori Christensen - bryantmcgill.com
These words, this expression, this lesson is very close to my heart! Thank you Bryant for sharing your gift!

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Bryant McGill - bryantmcgill.com
Awwwww... Thanks Lori. I am so happy it meant something to you. :) Have a nice day.

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Tammy McPhearson Innis - bryantmcgill.com
Bryant, Thank you for sharing with me the beginnings of The Beautiful Path. What I have read so far is absolutely wonderful. It actually is a place where I am finding myself in my own life. I used to listen always to that inner voice within and then sometimes in life there are road blocks that make us have to choose another path and sometimes we chose the wrong one. Then you have to find your ...way back to the path that you belong on to become all that you are suppose to be. I am trying to listen more to find that path. Things haven't been easy, it seems in my life they never have, but I have always been able to find that inner voice to lead me into the fulfillment and love that we all need to produce a productive life for ourselves and others. Again, I thank you, I really needed to be reminded of how to get there again! Blessings to you and your family!

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Bryant McGill - bryantmcgill.com
Thanks for sharing your feelings. Like I always say, Life is a practice. No matter how many mistakes we make, we get a new day to practice again. I am glad you enjoyed this post. :)

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Dawn Younce - bryantmcgill.com
Bryant, I didn't realize you and I share a similar beginning in life. It has taken me literally 20 years to finally begin to deal with the past and forgive. In doing this, I'm hoping I can move forward with my life and become who I'm supposed to be. And regain the "me" I lost along the way. I'm in that place of surrender now. I think once I finally do surrender completely, so many doors will open allowing me to share my gifts again. It was literally like God stopped me in my tracks and is now making me get to know my true self and the potential He knows I have, with those gifts He's given me. Thank you as always for your inspiration! Dawn Younce

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Bryant McGill - bryantmcgill.com
These things can take time. Stay on a positive path. Thanks for the comment.

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Ronald L. Lyons - bryantmcgill.com
I enjoyed reading your blog page: "The Beautiful Journey." The picture is lovely, and the text is poignant. I too came from a broken young life, but survived and succeeded. That is the magnificence of the human spirit; we can overcome difficulties, and create good lives if we have strength and a creative temperament. Your thoughts, ideas and comments will always be appreciated. Ron Lyons.

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Bryant McGill - bryantmcgill.com
Thank you Ron, for the comment and the problems you told me about with the web page. I think they are resolved now. :)

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Paulo Ricardo A Yamacake - bryantmcgill.com
nice one

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Kate Atkin Holmes - bryantmcgill.com
I'd love to follow your blog on my Reader.... any thoughts on providing an RSS feed?

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Deborah Morin - bryantmcgill.com
You are so correct about the need for renewal. I listen to motivational CDs in my car while driving and have been working on my goals/intention visualization storyboard. Positivity takes deliberate intention. Being around others similar minded helps too.




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