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Purpose; passionate about our future

Monday, July 18, 2011

Humans for the most part are not born consciously knowing what their purpose is and it must be found through exploration.


Most living things belong to a particular soul group and are born knowing their purpose in life. An animal's live is so much more simplistic; spending its day foraging for food, taking care of itself and its young, and creating a home. No one tells an animal to do this, it's all instinctive. Humans, however, for the most part, are not born consciously knowing what their purpose is.

Purpose gives our life meaning. When we discover our purpose, we can live your life with intention and make choices that serve our objective for why we are on this planet to begin with. Mind you finding our purpose is not always easy. W@e must embrace life wholeheartedly, explore many different avenues, and allow ourselves to grow through experience; choices and consequences. Our purpose is as unique as we are on an individual level and will evolve as we move through life. We don’t need anyone’s permission to fulfill our purpose either. And no one can tell us what that purpose is. Finding and fulfilling our purpose can be a lifelong endeavor.
To figure out what your purpose is, ask yourself what drives you – not what forces you out of bed in the morning, but what makes you glad to be alive. One way? Make a list of activities that you wish you were involved in or think about a career path that you would love to embark upon. These are the endeavors that can help you fulfill your purpose and bring you the most satisfaction.

Also picturing yourself working on projects that don’t interest you or fulfill your purpose, they still help satisfy your basic survival needs. Imagine how living this way each day would make you feel. Next, picture yourself devoting your time to projects that spark your imagination, inspire, excite, and satisfy you. More often than not, these activities are some of the ways that you can fulfill your life purpose. Time spent on these endeavors will never feel like a waste. Live your life with purpose, and you will feel significant and capable because every action you take and each choice you make will have meaning to it.

And when we feel inspired and passionate about our future, we can use that energy as fuel to move us forward. There ends up being a lightness and joy to everything we do and every thought we have when our futures look promising. Tasks that might normally be banal become infused with giddy excitement, as our outlook regarding our plans and goals can't help but be upbeat and hopeful. There is no limit to how much we can create in our lives when we are feeling inspired and passionate. Let your inspired thoughts about the future propel you today, and you will create more opportunities for yourself.

  
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EMPOWERMENT

Sunday, July 17, 2011

You feel confident about your ability to deal with the world today. Perhaps your assuredness and enthusiasm are attracting new experiences and people into your life. The positive energy you put forth HAS you attracting more good into your life than you ever dreamed. Remain upbeat and optimistic regardless of people’s moods. DON'T EVER FORGET the universe reflects back to you the kind of energy that you are emanating. If you make a decision to stay positive today, the world around can respond in kind. When you radiate confidence, your assuredness is rewarded with the manifestation of what you are sure will come to pass.

When we approach the world with a positive attitude, the manifestation of blessings is a natural result. Sometimes it is simply because our joyful point of view enables us to see opportunities we might have otherwise missed. Usually, it is because our positive energy is like a beam that radiates outward, magnetizing abundance and success and love to us. Blessings flow in from every direction and continue to come as long as we can maintain our optimism. When you maintain an optimistic mind-set, it becomes difficult for anything that isn’t for your highest good to exist within the framework of your personal reality. Keep a positive and confident attitude as you go about your worldly dealings today, and you will generate a cache of blessings.

  
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GINGERPAWZ 7/17/2011 3:27PM

    emoticon Blog. Keep up the great work. Keep the positive additude and things will keep coming your way.

Sharon

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CHUBRUB3 7/17/2011 11:34AM

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Great blog! Sending you positive thoughts, and knowing they'll come back to me.
Hugs,
Angela


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On The Receiving End

Saturday, July 16, 2011

We've all been on the receiving end of criticism or judgment, that causes us to feel a bit insecure or inadequate. Perhaps someone at work or in your personal life has made comments about you; as recently as today. You could be feeling scrutinized or think that others don't trust your capability. If this is the case today, try not to despair and consider focusing on your strengths instead. Remind yourself of the skills you possess and the work and dedication you've put into developing them. If you do receive criticism today, you might consider taking it as constructive feedback. Absorb the information that is helpful and discard the rest.

By staying focused on our strengths and capabilities, we can take criticism constructively. Keeping our strengths in mind when those around us offer feedback allows us to stay grounded so that we can hear what is being said without losing perspective. Instead of using feedback as an indicator that we are wrong or need to change ourselves, we use it as a means to grow and improve what's already great about us. Taking criticism constructively is an indicator of healthy boundaries and self-esteem. Stay positive when you receive criticism today by concentrating on your strengths, and you will be able to use everything you hear to your advantage.

  
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NOMORESTALLING 7/17/2011 9:50AM

    Yes it's the old adage If you come across a pit/stone in a cherry pie do you throw out the whole pie? No you spit out the pit/stone and keep the pie.

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ANGIEN9 7/17/2011 12:03AM

    What great advice!! Thanks! Angie

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KOPSBABY 7/16/2011 9:17AM

    I'll try to remember that the next time it happens. Thanks.

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THE ROAD NOT TAKEN

Friday, July 15, 2011

THE ROAD NOT TAKEN
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day! Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back. I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I- I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

It is when you are willing to listen to yourself and be fearless that figuring out your next step becomes easy.

Our lives are made up of a complex network of pathways that we can use to move from one phase of life to the next. For some of us, our paths are wide, smooth, and clearly marked. Many people, however, find that they have a difficult time figuring out where they need to go next. Determining which next step will land you on the most direct route to fulfillment and the realization of your life purpose may not seem easy.

There are many ways to discover what the next step on your life path should be. If you are someone who seeks to satisfy your soul, it is vital that you make this inquiry. Often, your inner voice will counsel you that it's time for a change, and it is very important to trust yourself because only you know what is best for you. Personal growth always results when you let yourself expand beyond the farthest borders of what your life has been so far. When figuring out what your next step will be, you may want to review your life experiences. The choices you've made and the dreams you've held onto can give you an idea of what you don't want to do anymore and what you might like to do next. It is also a good idea to think about creative ways you can use your skills and satisfy your passions. Visualizing your perfect future and making a list of ways to manifest that future can help you choose a logical next step that's in harmony with your desires. Meditation, journal writing, ta! king a class, and other creative activities may inspire you and provide insight regarding the next step in life that will bring you the most satisfaction.

It is when you are willing to listen to yourself and be fearless that figuring out your next step becomes easy. Beneath the fear and hesitation and uncertainty lies your inner knowing that always knows which step you need to take next. If you can allow the taking of your next step to be as easy as putting one foot in front of the next, you'll notice that your next step is always the one that is right in front of you. All you have to do is put one foot forward and on the ground.

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SETAGOAL1 7/15/2011 9:43PM

    Don't give up on yourself. You are the

only one that can make it happen for

you. You have the power to succeed or

fail.

You have choosen to succeed.

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Unnecessary Possessions

Thursday, July 14, 2011

We hold onto material objects because we think they make us feel secure, when in reality they are cluttering our lives.


In life, we tend to have an easier time acquiring possessions than we do getting rid of them. Just as we harbor emotional baggage that is difficult to let go of, our lives can tend to be filled with material objects that we may feel compelled to hold on to. Most people are not conscious of how much they own and how many of their possessions are no longer adding value to their life. They fiercely hold on to material objects because this makes them feel secure or comfortable. While it’s true that the ownership of “stuff” can make you feel good for awhile, it seldom satisfies the deep inner longings that nearly everyone has for fulfillment and satisfaction. It is only when we are ready to let go of our baggage and be vulnerable that it becomes possible to recognize the emotional hold that our possessions can have on us.

It’s not uncommon to hold on to material objects because we are attached to them or fear the empty spaces that will remain if we get rid of them. Giving away the souvenirs from a beloved voyage may feel like we are erasing the memory of that time in our life. We may also worry that our loved ones will feel hurt if we don’t keep the gifts they’ve given us. It’s easy to convince ourselves that unused possessions might come in handy someday or that parting with them will cause you emotional pain. However, when your personal space is filled with objects, there is no room for anything new to enter and stay in your life. Your collection of belongings may “protect” you from the uncertainties of an unknown future while keeping you stuck in the past. Holding on to unnecessary possessions often goes hand in hand with holding on to pain, anger, and resentment, and letting go of your material possessions may help you release emotional baggage.

When you make a conscious decision to fill your personal space with only the objects that you need or bring you joy, your energy level will soar. Clearing your personal space can lead to mental clarity and an improved memory. As you learn to have a more practical and temporary relationship to objects, positive changes will happen, and you’ll have space to create the life that you desire.

  


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