From Ordinary to Extraordinary
Leo Tolstoy’s famous story The Death of Ivan Ilyich, is one of my favourite pieces of literature. Tolstoy describes Ivan Ilyich as a man who’s motivated almost exclusively by the expectations of others, and isn’t able to live out his own dreams. The story of Ivan Ilyich life was of the simplest, most ordinary and therefore most terrible. Tolstoy actually defines living an ordinary life as terrible.
If your expectations for yourself centre on being normal, just getting along, fitting in, and being an ordinary person, you’ll resonate to ordinary frequencies, and you’ll attract more of normal and ordinary into your life. Furthermore, your impact on others as potential allies in co-creating your intentions will also revolve around ordinary. The power of intention occurs when you’re synchronised with the all-creating universal force, which is anything but ordinary. This is the power that’s responsible for all of creation. It’s ever expansive, and thinks and creates in terms of endless abundance. When you shift to this higher energy and resonate more in harmony with intention, you become a magnet for attracting more of this energy into your world. You also have this kind of impact on everyone and everything you’re in contact with.
Reference : The Power of Intention. Dr. Wayne W. Dyer.