As we had some time my friend Vincy and I had wandered away from the hustle bustle of the meet up to look at the “boarders building” as we call it. The building is set up on a small hill, aloof from the main roads and the main school building. It is surrounded with a wall all around with small buildings for the pre nursery and nursery section within the walls. It is here that as kids we had spent time playing, running around, just having lots of fun and dreaming our dreams.. Those days we were not big on visualisation though.. I doubt if i even had this word in my vocabulary …
As we walked up to the entrance we were greeted by the kids playing and running around. The scene triggered old memories and a great sense of gratitude settled in. Gratitude for having come such a long way in life, for the happiness and joy life had bestowed, for having had the blessing of being among friends.
As we walked into one of the study rooms, happy and cheerful, we were greeted by an amazing painting on the wall. See pic below.. This painting on the wall was awesome not just because of the workmanship and its sheer size but also the big Vision it created
When I saw this amazing painting which was from floor to ceiling and end to end I was reminded of the power of vision. I could imagine the teacher teaching the children about the distant places in the world, the culture, the opportunities, the abundance and the possibilities that exist.
Without the painting the blank wall would have just been a blank wall. The children were left to their own imaginations. Some of the children who could not visualize the scenes, the maps, the massive layout of the world would be left wondering and a bit lost.
With the immense painting the painter had created a space for the young minds to experience the flow of powerful feelings associated with the clear vision which was right in front of their eyes. Now if any of the kids wanted to create a big vision, say for example- “I will travel the world and see and live in India, Europe etc” he was just a moment away from experiencing that feeling deeply just by looking at the wall. The painting of the world will make the vision a possibility in that moment. This is the moment where the universe will then revert with similar frequency to make the vision happen in reality. It could be years later, but the powerful vision will be a beacon for the young minds to go towards. The vision will drive the action that is taken as one moves closer to the vision.
Does this not make you wonder of the vision you have about your life now. What do you see? Which map is on the wall of your mind? What does the map prompt you to think, feel and act out? Do you have enough space within to create your own map? What if you are unaware of the possibilities that exist in the world. Being unaware of the possibilities is like not knowing there are places and possibilities beyond your present reality. If you cannot have a big vision how can you contribute in a big way
As you start thinking and visualizing imagine the great feat achieved by the team who managed to put St Paul’s high school from Belgaum on to the world map. I know it all started with a vision- A vision to do something BIG, something that will leave a legacy behind. They achieved this by breaking a world record and entering the Guinness book of records. It is one Big contribution not only to all the Paulites but to anyone who wants to have a big vision.
So take time out today for an hour or two and sift through the personal maps in your mind. Not just the maps of places but the map of your contribution to the world, your map of leaving a legacy, your map of what the end will look like when you have lived your passions …
If you find that you have limited, outdated and restricted maps which do not allow you to create a big vision then reach out to resources that will provide you with new maps to create a splendid vision. You are limited only by the vision you have because you will achieve what you have envisioned. Your contribution is proportional to the Vision you have.