Not so long ago, people thought the world was flat. They looked out into the horizon, and it appeared to them that the earth ended somewhere far out there, and at the end of the earth, one could possibly fall off the edge and die. Therefore, people did not dare to reach the horizon, for fear of falling off the end of the earth. So they stayed where they were.

Their perception that the world was flat, that it had an edge (the horizon), kept them from exploring far away from where they were born. It was a limitation that appeared real to them. However, this limitation was not real at all – it was an error in perception.

The horizon is not an edge, it is not an end.

In fact, you can never reach the horizon because it keeps moving farther away from you the closer you get to it. The horizon is an apparent end, yet it is grounded in infinity (you can never reach it).

All of your limitations are horizons. All of them bar none. No exception.

Even the Self has no limits, although it “appears” to be encompassed by a limited body. In fact, is the Self a reality, or simply an awareness of feeling? The Buddha argued that the Self is ba feeling that gets mistaken for an identity (that which is ‘having’ the feeling). Anyways, that is another topic altogether. Let us get back to limitations…

Any limit that you think you have, whether it is financial, biological, emotional, or whatever, is a horizon. For example, you may have the belief that you cannot afford something, and so you forever deny yourself that thing; you never buy it. That is believing in the horizon. You believe you have limited funds and if you spent them on that thing, you would suffer and die or whatever. However, if you went ahead and purchased it, you would find that you can indeed afford it, and because you have now created a new gap in your money, you would quickly fill that gap with even more money (so long as you don’t believe you are limited). This is the difference between those who have scarcity (poverty) consciousness or beliefs, and those who believe in abundance.

So what is the solution to limitations?

It comes in two steps:

Step 1: Replace your perspective. As long as you think the world is flat and the horizon marks the edge of the world beyond which you will fall off, all other thoughts and actions will be in error. So you must train yourself to see the world a new way, to know that the horizon is an illusion. If you skip this step and jump straight into step two, you may burn your fingers because you cannot act as if you have abundance as long as you believe in scarcity. Your
beliefs always become manifest. Thought is more powerful than action in creation.

Step 2: Act in line with abundance. In the above example, we saw that one who believes in abundance knows that the “limited” amount of money in their pocket is transitional, it is a river that flows and is hence not truly limited. But the one who believes in scarcity is convinced that they have a true limit and hence they don’t dare cross is. So what does it mean to act in line with abundance? It means that you will be going beyond the horizon. You will march to it and keep moving, knowing that the horizon will never be reached. Know that all resources are cyclic in nature, so that the more you spend the more you earn, and the more you earn the more you spend. Keep that river flowing. Don’t erect a dam or try to hold it. Keep it flowing. Open both hands wide, the hand that receives and the hand that gives. The faster your rate of exchange (giving and receiving) the better.

Horizons are a mindset. Poverty is a mindset. Wealth is a mindset. Happiness is a mindset. Depression is a mindset. Health is a mindset. Disease is a mindset. It is all a mindset, with its accompanying emotions. The secret is that the mind is limitless, so you truly have no limits except those that you have accepted as real. It is all just a horizon, and no matter how much you chase the horizon, you will never fall off the end of the earth. So chase it!

Author's Bio: 

David Cameron Gikandi is the best-selling author of A Happy Pocket Full of Money,  was the Creative Consultant on The Secret,  and he is a Real Estate & I.T. entrepreneur,  holding a BSc. in International Business,  MCSD,  and MSc. in Information Technology. He invites you to try the 58 Step Small Business Makeover System and the 12 x 12 Step DIY Abundant Life Coach System for free on his site.