The keys to success are uniquely human gifts like inspiration, imagination, confidence, faith, courage, optimism, creativity, hope, and foresight. These gifts are present in every human being.
To use these powerful gifts, we only need to be aware and accept that we have them.
Yet, we see many people who are unaware of these gifts or have lost touch with them. They are either ignorant of them, or there are some things that block them from accessing these gifts.
This is not surprising as these gifts are buried in our unconscious mind, and have to be brought up to our conscious mind. We can realise the power of these gifts only when they are brought into our conscious mind.
An ancient Sioux legend, illustrates very well that the human unconscious could be our last frontier.
One day, the Creator wanted to hide the uniquely human treasures like inspiration, imagination, and creativity from humans until they are ready see it.
The Creator gathered all the animals and sought their advice.
The eagle said: “Give it to me. I will take it to the highest mountain and keep it there.” The Creator replied: “One day, the humans will conquer the highest mountain, and find it.”
The salmon said: “Give it to me. I will take it to the deepest ocean and keep it there.” The Creator replied: “One day, the humans will explore the deepest depths of the ocean, and find it.”
The buffalo said: “Give it to me. I will bury it in the heart of the great plains and keep it there.” The Creator replied: “One day, humans will rip open the earth, and find it there.”
All were stumped until a mole spoke up: “Why don’t we hide it inside them? That is the last place they will look.”
The Creator replied in an instant: “It is done.”
Fortunately, there are a number of ways to uncover our human treasures by moving them from our unconscious mind to our conscious mind.
The key approach is in appreciating ourselves, our importance, and our self-worth.
We can practice self acknowledgement to uncover our treasures. To get inspiration, acknowledge that we are inspired. To access the power of our imagination, acknowledge that we are imaginative. To create, acknowledge that we are creative.