Are you busy rushing around trying to meet the demands of employers, spouse and family? Are you so tired at the end of the day that you don't even know who you are anymore? These are all symptoms of a busy life based on what we perceive we "must" or "need" to do. In actual fact, you don't need to "do" anything. You have defied the odds even just being born into this world and there is no need to do anything except love yourself and others.
Now, this doesn't mean I abdicate sitting around on the couch eating chips and watching Netflix all day (unless they were spiritual shows. Just kidding!), but the point here is that instead of always doing, doing, doing, which pretty much assures you that you'll always have lack in your life, try taking a few minutes out to just sit quietly and just "be". Take in a few deep breaths and allow your mind to slow down (I know this is hard at first!) and try not to think of anything in particular. If you have trouble doing that, Take a walk in the park or with nature, leaving your phone at home (or silence it), and just enjoy watching a few animals, trees or plants existing with each other. See how they interact. Are the plants and trees hurrying around? No, because they know tomorrow will be another day and they accept that.
Now, return to your day with a renewed sense of, yes I have to get things done today, but if I don't get it all done, if I don't satisfy everyone else's needs, I will live to see the sunrise and tomorrow will be another day. If you don't take time to go within, you will be going without. Simple as that.
What's holding you back? What's stopping you from becoming the greatest version of yourself? Is it fear of failure? Maybe fear of success? Either way, don't worry about what might and might not happen, focus on the end result you desire and go for it! Because it's all about the person you become while chasing your dreams. No matter what happens - no one can ever take what you've become away from you. Ever.
This is a paraphrase of what Horace said so may years ago, and he was absolutely right! Although I used a somewhat comedic photo in this post to illustrate the point, it is still a very important point to make. It's been proven time and time again by individuals and countries, that when the chips are down and it seems like the sky is falling, new ideas are born. When everything is going smoothly we learn very little. And such is life; I've been through rough times, including family deaths, divorce and bankruptcy. But these were the times I grew as a person and came up with a plan for success. You see, it's not the success that gets to where you want to go, it's the person you had to become in order to get there.
Feeling down and out? Time to bring your "genius" to the forefront and come up with some great ideas. Write them in the comments if you feel so inclined.
Goal setting. It's what well meaning people have been telling us to do our whole lives. Fact is, they were absolutely right, but with a twist. You see, inside every living thing is an inner drive, a desire or divine impulse, if you will. This drive exists to help us completely and wondrously express ourselves. That is, to become what we intrinsically know we can become, totally and wholly.
What is it that you always wanted to "Be?" Use this time while still in the physical realm to become what you can truly "Be!"
Your Soul will "be" overjoyed!
Bob Marley said that and he was absolutely right! Take a moment right now, sit quietly, take a few deep breaths and then ask yourself if you are satisfied with the life you are presently living. The first answer that comes to you is your intuition talking and is always right. For most of us, the answer will be "No." And that's OK because we are all born with an innate desire to grow and evolve. We feel this because we are part of the Universe, a piece of God, if you will. But if you are feeling like you need a change and know you can do more, than do it. Life's not about being easy or comfortable. Live is about evolving into our greatest version and sometimes life is hard. Damn hard, and it hurts. But once again we must rise up and continue on. You don't have to be the best, just do what you can from where you are with what you have. Life is a process of creation that will never stop no matter if you give up or not. So, instead of settling for less in life, start settling for more!
Mike Dooley said that and he was absolutely right! Having it all, what ever that means to you, is really quite simple. All you have to do is follow this simple formula: The thoughts we think create the way we feel; the way we feel creates the way we act; and the way we act gives us the results we get with our lives. Combine this with focusing on the end result and not the "hows," and you have a winning combination. Oh sure, there will be bumps along the road, but life was never meant to be easy. Simple yes, easy no. Besides, if life were easy you'd never enjoy the moment of your success! Now, read that formula again and then apply it. Simple as Algebra. Wait, I hated algebra. Well, you know what I mean!
As modern humans we often let our mind be the determining factor of our actions. But the mind is really just a data processor that takes in all the data from our five senses, mixes them with memories and then calculates an output. If all we do each and every time is act on the mind's output alone, we'll miss a huge part of why we're here - relationships and connections. Is there someone you feel as if you should reach out to today? Maybe someone is hurting, or perhaps you had a disagreement with someone. Reach out to them today, right now! Start by saying I'm sorry or I love you, and you'll see that they are more than ready to hear from you. Remember, giving starts the receiving process.