Inner King Training Experience mini-course: Crowning Your Inner King
Lesson 6: Live Your Mission More Effectively with Much Less Work
The first question you hear at the Inner King Training is "What flows through you into the world?"
It's a question worth pondering.
We each spend a lot of time working hard in life, to make things happen.
Often, those of us who live life with a mission of service find ourselves working even harder, trying even more to help the world. It's like we have an "extra job" we have to squeeze into our lives.
It can be exhausting.
How many of us have met men who resisted having a mission of service because it was "too much work"? Or how often might you have felt, on some level, that a mission of service was "too much work" to keep up with in your already busy, hard-working life?
But what if your mission was something that you could do automatically, every moment of your life—with even less effort, rather than more?
Living your mission -- effectively, powerfully, and with zero extra effort -- is one of the things we explore in depth on the Inner King Training Experience.
In this lesson we'll talk about how you can live your mission more powerfully, with less effort, starting the moment you are done reading this.
On the Inner King Training Experience, men discover the difference between a "doing" mission and a "being" mission.
It's an important distinction. The men who are most effective in living their missions know the difference, even if only on a sub-conscious level.
First, the "doing" mission.
A "doing" mission is a mission that is stated like this:
"I create a world of [outcome] by [some statement of what you will do]."
In this kind of mission, you have a way you want the world to be. And you have a task you must do to create that outcome.
Such a mission statement might be something like:
"I create a world of empowered people by helping children grow",
"I create a world of fairness by helping executives get in touch with their true passions."
Such missions are important. We certainly aren't here to put them down.
But there is another kind of mission you need to know about—a kind of mission that "flows through you into the world."
That kind of mission is a "being" mission. It happens automatically, no matter what else you are doing. It doesn't need to be "worked on."
Let us explain...
We all have moments where we are at our very best, where it seems like what is best about us is flowing through us. In those times you are "in the zone." You are "on." In those moments you are usually not thinking at all—you are just experiencing life as it was meant to be, and acting spontaneously, expressing your most authentic self.
When you are at your best, and "in the flow" of life, you have an effect on the people around you. Something opens up for them, because of you. They are more free to be some unique way, because you are being more free.
The effect varies from person to person. The way people are "freed up" when you are at your best is different then the way they are freed up when someone else is at his best. We each bring out different things in people. That's part of each of our uniqueness.
Here's how you discover your "being" mission:
Think about that moment when you were at your very best, and ask yourself, "When I am at my very best, what are the people around me empowered to be like?"
Here are some men's answer to that important question:
"When I am at my best, I notice that the people around me are free to really accept themselves, even things about themselves they would otherwise be ashamed of. I think my 'being' mission is to create a world where people can live without shame."
"When I am at my best, I notice that the people around me laugh and have a great time. I think my 'being' mission is to create a world where joy and laughter are the norm."
"When I am at my best, I notice that people around me feel empowered to take on the biggest problems in their lives. I think my 'being' mission is to create a world where people feel empowered to take on and solve their biggest problems."
"When I am at my best, I notice that the people around me feel loving of themselves and others. I think my 'being' mission is to create a world where people love themselves and others."
The effect you have on people when you are at your best is your "being" mission. It's what flows through you into the world. And it's important.
Each of us brings out something slightly different in the people around us when we are at our best. That something, whatever it is, might just be the special thing that you have to bring to the world. Bringing it to the world might just be your mission. And that is really, truly worth knowing about.
The cool thing about the "being" mission is that it doesn't make your life into one big assignment, or into an unending vista of work. All you need to do is truly be you, when you are being you at your best. Your effect on the world flows from that. You get to have a great life, to help the world—starting with the people around you—and to live your mission automatically.
While a "doing" mission is constructed, a "being" mission is discovered. If you haven't already, you might want to take a few moments right now to think about the effect you have on other people when you are at your best. Discover what your "being" mission is.
If you want more help connecting powerfully and permanently with your "being" mission, the Inner King TrainingExperience can help a lot.
On the Inner King Training Experience you'll experientially discover your "being" mission—the blessing that flows from you you when you are living from your deepest self.
Most of us have a hard time reaching that deepest self because of our blocks:
We block our true selves by living out our lives, trying to prove that we are worthy of blessing, rather than simply knowing and experiencing that we are blessed.
We block our true selves by trying to prove that we are loving -- by carrying and not letting go of emotional pain -- rather than simply living in the love that is available for us.
On the Inner King Training Experience you'll be assisted through powerful, experiential processes in which you'll confront your blocks to true blessing—and transform those blocks into the "road to true blessing."
Once you have your personal "road to true blessing," you'll be able to travel it at any time, turning pain to blessing and letting your mission flow from you.
As Gandi said, "Be the change you want to see in the world." Or as the Hawaiian proverb says, "Tiny is the flower, yet it scents the grass around it." You don't have to work harder to accomplish your mission. You simply have to be YOU, authentically. The more you can find your Inner King -- the more you can bless yourself and others, in both light and shadow, and the more you can love through joy, rather than through pain -- the more your "being" mission will flow through you, and though your kingship, into the world.