FEBRUARY 12TH, 2011: Are you doing things because you love to do them or because you feel like you have to do them? What percentage of the time would you say? Well, if you are spending more of your time doing stuff because you feel like you have to instead of wanting to then this is a simple formula for misery.
“The purpose of life is a life with purpose.” -The Monk Who Sold his Ferrari.
Then the first step is to ask yourself and WRITE IT OUT “what are you passionate or excited about?” This helps you define the purpose of your passion. Now you may ask, why write it if we can just think about it? Because science tells us that by writing out your goals on a piece of paper you send a red flag to your subconscious mind that these thoughts are more important than the other 59,999 ones you’ll have today!
This helps us to filter out what is unimportant and focus only on the important. We will enjoy life more fully if we stop focusing on the minor stuff and figure out what we want to major in life. And the greatest thing is that we can have fun while we’re progressing along our path. We can reclaim the joy of waking up each day excited about our life adventure!
Don’t you want to wake-up filled with energy and enthusiasm?
So ask yourself right now: Where are you going, what path are you on?; Are you excited about the direction?; If I could choose to make any adventure which one would you do next?
Have you always dreamed of doing yoga on the beach living on your own tropical island? Or maybe you’ve always been excited to visit Tuscany or to challenge yourself in the beauty of Moab’s red rocks or go West? Then write out on paper your Life’s Adventure and make it happen. Stop holding back your excitement for what you really want to do or try or experience!
And from this passion for life you will be transformed or as Pantanjali says in the Yoga Sutras, “When you are inspired by some great purpose all of your thoughts break their bonds; your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world!” Be the cause of your own future happiness! Start planning the next wonderful adventure doing what you love!
Love yourself, love your day, love your life! Silvia