Life is meant to be an adventure. It is meant to be lived FULL OUT, filled with passion, laughter and lots of love. But there is one thing you must understand if you want this for yourself: Nothing will change until you take a risk.
Most of us were taught to shut down our passions when we were young. There are many reasons why. See if you recognize yourself in any of these four rules that I've seen to be key reasons why you might be shut down to living a fulfilled life.
As you give yourself permission to receive, your cup will be so full that you'll want everyone else to feel the way you do. You'll serve others by lifting them up. You'll want to give like never before. Your life will be your greatest act of service.
But when you step back and remember the bigger picture and purpose of life -- love, enjoyment, growth, unity, appreciation, beauty, connection, creativity -- they suddenly lose all significance and you can get back to peace and happiness.
I have some upcoming work deadlines and my head kept ruminating about them. If I'm honest with myself, I was unaware of what my mind was doing. I wasn't paying attention. All I knew was that I didn't feel as if the day was fulfilling my expectations of feeling joyful and relaxed.
It is still important to keep some things in mind. Who we interact with is just as important as what emotions we engage with on a daily basis. Emotions are the muscles that power these conversations we have with others and ourselves.
One of my favourite parts of being an entrepreneur is having eye-opening blow out conversations every 2-3 weeks for the past 4 years with one of my entrepreneurial besties, artist and blogger, Keli-Ann Pye-Beshara.
Gratitude grounds plentitude in the now. When you honor who you are, what you do, and what you have, your energy will change. You will start to glow. People will be drawn to you because that gratitude glow is rare in our current culture. I'm hoping to bring it back.
Are you tired of living in the struggle, the rat race, and the hum-drum of life? Are you ready to experience something MORE for yourself? More money, more love, more happiness, more peace? Are you ready to live your fullest life as you've always wanted?
Each area of life affects and reflects another, and it's not possible to have an effectively working mind if our home is disorganized, or our habits are undisciplined, or our relationships are troubled.
And isn't it funny that zapping the zero sum virus happens through love, not war. See for yourself. Play with joy. Share with your friends and family. Let it ripple outward. The power to transform things has been in us all along. It's time to appreciate it.