Why You Should Never Say Never

 “Most people are not really free. They are confined by the niche in the world that they carve out for themselves. They limit themselves to fewer possibilities by the narrowness of their vision.” – V.S. Naipaul I am a big fan of words. I love to express myself and they prove very helpful. There is one word in the English language that I am not too fond of. That word is: never. It’s nothing personal against the word itself. It’s more about how it is used. To me, the word, “never”, makes the sound of a mind closing. When someone says, “that will never happen.” It tells me something about what that person believes. I’m not talking about denial here. I am aware that there are some things that may not occur for whatever reasons, but I try not to use the word, “never.” I’ve lived long enough to see that things change. Our world is ever-changing and rapidly evolving. We enjoy many things that people said was impossible only ten years ago. As I choose my path in life, I am aware that your mind creates your reality. Therefore, if you say something will never happen then you are creating that reality in your life. I can remember talking to a friend about the lottery. There was a huge jackpot and everyone was scrambling to buy tickets. My friend said, “I bought a ticket, but you know people who live in the city never win.”  At that moment, I thought that my friend should have torn up the ticket. She had killed the possibility of winning in her mind. In my mind, all things are possible. I have to challenge my own mistaken beliefs as times, but I leave room for miracles. If something is not happening, it might not be the right time. If it’s not in the world, the collective consciousness isn’t aware yet. We create together which is when breakthroughs happen. When the majority of our minds are attuned to an outcome is when things change. I’ve seen enough to know that this is always a possibility. There is a place for the word, “never.” It has a reason to exist, but it shouldn’t be used to limit your belief. The word, “never”, shouldn’t relate to anything you want to do or be. Because the only limits are the ones that you place on yourself. You have to have the audacity to believe that there is a possibility, even when someone is standing in your face and telling you otherwise. It is this belief that creates new things and pushes people to heights that no one else has seen before them. If you want to use the word, “never.” Use it to say, “I never stop believing in the possibilities.” You and I are essentially infinite choice-makers. In every moment of our existence, we are in that field of all possibilities where we have access to an infinity of choices. – Deepak Chopra   [subscribe2]