Have you ever considered the interwoven connection between what is happening externally and how it may be directly affected and affecting you internally? And vice versa.
The concept of the Mobius Strip originates from the idea of having a mathematical property of being non-orientable. It is a surface with only one side and one boundary. For a mathematician, the strip is not of only one exact size or shape, rather its boundary is a closed curve allowing for a wide variety of versions of the Mobius band.
If we were to take something tangible, as in this case the Mobius Strip, we would find that traveling along the length of the strip, we would return to the starting point having traversed the entire length without ever crossing an edge. Because there is no inner or outer, only one surface; the crossover is melded as one. No beginning, no end; a continuous loop.
Let’s now bring the analogy of the Mobius Strip into life, both our inner and outer life, which is reflective in our ability to focus and direct our thinking, actions, and beliefs. Whatever is on the inside is continuously flowing towards the outside and we make choices from that perspective; but whatever is on the outside flowing back inward, we also make choices how to appropriate that.
Therefore; we are always shaping the reality, the world and ourselves in simultaneous steps towards achievement of our highest potential.
Sometimes we may find ourselves getting lost within this loop, where challenges prevent self-awareness and truths elude us creating the same situation with little or no different outcome. The pain of being alienated from your inner truths can be palpable; especially when wanting to be the best you can be.
When fully invested in honoring your inner drive, the choices made in the decision of the direction your future goes; the work you do, how you do it and the relationships you forge will determine the success you obtain.
Finding that space of centeredness in a never-ending loop can be a daunting task. However, you can co-create by attuning to the knowledge that whatever is inside you continuously flows outward to help form the world as you see it and whatever flows inwardly helps to form your life as you know it.
As you can see, we cannot hide our truths as we are constantly engaged in a seamless exchange between what we know, what we don’t know, what we believe and what we conjecture; and what we like vs. what we don’t like.
We cannot separate the inner from the outer or personal from professional; instead we will benefit from understanding how our values play a part in our daily experiences. In order to attain the goals we set forth, the desires we internally strive for and the dreams we wish to reach; grasping the fundamentals of this Mobius Strip of life will help you gain traction creating the outcome you want.
Ask yourself these questions:
What am I sending from within myself out into the world?
Is it based on fear or assurance, doubt or trust, discord or cooperation, obstruction or support?
What impact is it having externally to me?
What am I receiving from the outer world? Is it separation or collaboration, am I misunderstood or understood, is there disrespect or respect?
What impact is it having internally for me?
Keep in mind, as adults, we carry burdens, feelings of failures, fears of success, loss, betrayals, and grief. We also have the challenges of our gifts, skills, and personal visions. These are carried consciously and subconsciously having a direct encounter with our ability to navigate the continuous cycle of life.
Becoming more aware of our daily exchanges that shape both our inner and outer world and the innate power we have, can direct our experiences through our choices, gives us the foundation from which we can be the best leader, a better person today than yesterday and assist those we lead to feel of value and a part of something important.