7 Perks to Living a Life on Purpose
1. We all have a purpose in this life time.
The Mystics say each being has 2 core needs, to know they are loved and to know their lives have purpose. Is there anyone out there who doesn't feel like they have some purpose on this Earth? Do you feel embarrassed by thinking that, feel it's too lofty? Some voices in your head telling you all those lovely things, "who do you think you are?", "yeah right, you, hah!" and on and on. I prefer to believe the Mystics. I know my head wants to keep me safe, in the comfort zone, a place where no growth or change will take place, it may have a semblance of comfort to it, it is the place of death.
2. Great way to model for your children.
We want to tell our children how to behave, and yet what the heck are we modeling? Tell children to get along with others meanwhile we are blowing up different parts of the world and its people. Cursing at the guy who just cut us off in traffic, gossiping, etc. Don't smoke, drink, and tell the truth, ...what are we doing? We think that by telling them these things they will learn them and voila, out comes your perfect child. A child learns by what they see and hear, they are watching and listening 24/7 and remember everything!! If you have trouble living on purpose every day for yourself, then do it for your children, do it for the world. Do it so that you get to live your purpose, so you can live in joy, so that you care about what is happening around you, so that your children will get to grow up and not live your limitations.
3. It keeps you living in the moment.
If you are "waiting" you are not living in the moment. What are you waiting for? I think it all started with Prince Charming on the white stallion. When was he going to get here? It's been 52 years and he has not arrived. Maybe I will wait till I get the raise, the career, the job, the relationship, the hairdo, the body, the car, the house, the whatever, and then my life will be perfect. If we are waiting we are living in the past or dreaming about the future and missing every moment of every day to co-create the magical, mystical life we are all longing for.Can you in this moment, think of one thing you are waiting for. Got it.? From a place of compassion what do you need to do to stop the waiting game around this one thing?
4. It feels good!!
The flow, the synchronicity. We have all had those synchronistic moments., they feel so sweet! Would you like more of those? Guess what, when you are living on purpose you are awake and conscious to the miracles going on around you. Most of the time we are absorbed in something other than the present moment and we miss most of them. Using a planner is a wonderful thing, your day, month, is filled with all the most important things in your life, they have a time slot. They get attention! No time at the end of the month you say, I didn't have time to exercise, or I didn't have time to write. You make an appointment for all that is important to you and then live your life around those. Most of us schedule our lives around our work, and get the living done in bits here and there, a 2 week vacation. What if we completely switched that and got our living done first and then did our work?
5. You get to do what you love.
Express your creative self doing things that give you pleasure, joy, juice! Nothing happens when you are laying on the couch watching tv, nothing that is going to change your life. A stress reliever for the moment, the problem is that it takes us to a new level of numbness and stress is still there. Have you ever felt like you were living Groundhog's Day, over and over. The difference is there is no happy ending for us, no shift and everything happily ever after. What happens when you live this life is that you live it day after day after day, hoping it will change, but taking no actions to do so. We live it over and over and then we expire. There is no sequel to this lifetime.
6. People love being around you.
You are fulfilled and in joy, no matter what happens, no one gets to take your joy, you aren't giving it up! How many times have you heard someone say, You made me feel angry?" I know we have all heard that, or another form of it. In truth, no one can make you feel anything unless you allow it. No getting to be the victim. It's up to you. Do you want to live in Joy, or not? It doesn't mean that things aren't going to happen, of course they will. There will be things that will hurt and feel like our hearts are breaking and, you can still hold joy in your heart thru all of it.
7. At the end you are ready to go home
A friend shared that the 2 words people so commonly say on their death beds is Oh Sh**! Elizabeth Kubler Ross said "and at the end of your life you will say what the great majority of people say to me when I sit at their death bed, with great grief and sadness "I have made a living, but I have never lived". Right now, in this moment you have a choice to live a life on purpose that is connected with your true authentic self or to live a life that just seems to happen day after day and wait for that day, or person, job, house, clothes, hairstyle, partner that is going to save you and make your life all better. (just an aside, they/ it isn't coming!) As the Hopi Elders say, "You are the one you have been waiting for". You are the one who holds the keys to go deeper into your life, your reason for being here, your purpose
Antonia Nelson is a Coach and Integrative Therapist, specializing in Life Transformation thru Life Coaching. To receive a free report on "What Coaching can bring to your life" contact Antonia at email@example.com
Small Steps, Great Strides
Sacred space, sacred time
Count Your Blessings
Each day brings a new beginning.It's a new leaf in the story of your life. It can be bright, cheerful and positive, with the courage toface another day, whatever it may bring with enthusiasm.
Words That Can Leave You Powerless
The lines below come from this weeks mind treatment, written by Rev. Angelica Jayne who is a regular weekly contributor to this site.
Random Thoughts on Living Your Best Life
More things I've noticed along the way:
Energy Work Basics Part 3: The Power of High Intention
At SPIRIT Connections, we believe that the most powerful tool we have when working with energy is our ability to set a high intention. We add the word "high" to intention since we are interested in intentions with a high vibration.
Character is Whats Left When You Leave
1 Samuel 16:7
The Seasons Of Life, Part 4 of 5
This week is Part Four of our five part series on The Season's of Life.
What an Artist Experiences When Working With the Angels
I am an Angel artist on a passionate spiritual journey and I would like to share my story of what it is like to work with the Angels. It is a unique experience and very real.
Transform Old Grumpy
This is a true story. A woman had Snow White and the Seven dwarfs in her yard as lawn ornaments. One morning she found that Grumpy was missing. The thorough search of the neighborhood and many inquiries were fruitless. Grumpy had vanished.
Change is difficult for many people. Often times our whole identity is wrapped up in what we've learned as children will work for us when dealing with people, allowing us to survive, thrive and fit in. While some people have had to learn to thrive in the midst of change and learned to be adaptable by being open to new ideas and embracing change, many others have had to fight for survival and every table-scrap that came their way. Behavior is learned and it takes work to unlearn and dismantle these old beliefs.
Direct Answers - Column for the week of October 6, 2003
How Four Words Can Enhance Your Life Of Prayer (Pray More In My Hectic Day? You Cant Be Serious)
"I would like to pray more. But ... how to find the time?"
A Rush Home to Rapture
Riding a rush, being juiced, flying high-this is the feeling we strive for every day.
Believe In Yourself And Become a Winner: Lessons from Hollywood
Copyright 2004 Priya Shah
You Can Quickly And Easily Solve Your Problems
Today I just wanted to write you a quick note to encourage you. Why? Because even as you are doing your best to be motivated there will be days when it all seems too much.
Purpose filled Lives --The Big Picture!
"Can't see the forest because of the trees," heardit all my life, didn't really understand it untilI jumped out of a plane though.
Just Say, I Love You to Those Who are...
Life is beautiful and lovable with the type of people we have around us. We talk about unconditional love, what is that? The way we love GOD?is unconditional love. Loving a person without expecting anything in return. But in today's world, how many people understand this. Probably none. We hurt people, who care for us. We ignore their love. Every morning and every evening this person walks into our life and tells, "I LOVE YOU", "I LOVE YOU FOR WHAT YOU ARE AND AS YOU ARE". We never responds back and then one day he moves out of our life.
Exceptions To The Rule
Yesterday I turned 48, and she just turned 21. Uh-oh, I can hear the gears turning in your heads already.
Recognize the Perfect Realtor
As soon as you have launched a strong desire, the answer is on its way. In that moment the Universe/God begins to orchestrate every person, event, and resource necessary to fulfill your desire.
An Extraordinary Person
I am not going to tell you the story of an extraordinary person, who did remarkable things in life. Why should I? Are you not an extraordinary person? What do you think about yourself? You possess all the assets of an extraordinary person but, unfortunately, you are not an extraordinary person because you don't think so.
|© Athifea Distribution LLC - 2013|