Everywhere we turn we see a new message that tells us to WORK HARD. Having a busy life is considered a sign of success. I remember when I was a part of the rat race in the corporate world, there was this unwritten rule that appearing really busy and stressed meant you were doing your job. If you appeared too serene or light-hearted, it was assumed you weren’t working hard enough.
That’s the insane culture in most work environments today. When I was a part of it, I got physically ill all the time, and felt like I was dying emotionally. I couldn’t handle the mask I had to wear, or the denial of the creative parts of me that were longing to be awakened and explored.
When the pain of wearing a mask became greater than the fear of drastically changing my life, I jumped. I jumped out of the corporate world of ‘security’ and into the unknown abyss of creative and internal exploration.
Let’s just say — taking that jump, even when it didn’t make sense at all financially, is one of the BEST decisions I’ve ever made. I jumped into the fairy-tale. I jumped into the reality of creating the life I’ve always wanted. I decided I didn’t want to waste one more moment living a life that society told me was respectable, successful, honorable, or secure.
I had too much passion brewing inside me, too much of ME I didn’t know, too much LIFE to live.
I knew, that on my death bed, I wouldn’t care about what society had said was a successful life, or the ‘right’ thing to do. I knew that in my last few breaths, I would only care that I had lived every moment to the fullest, and that I had fearlessly been my most authentic self.
So as scary as it was, I jumped into the unknown. And when I look at my life now, 3 years later, I am overwhelmed with insane gratitude, joy, and wonder, at what I see is my life. I have to pinch myself, because it feels more like a beautiful dream than reality.
I am literally living the life of my dreams:
I have the love of my life – the best partner I could ever dream of having.
I have awakened and unleashed my creative potential in writing, music and speaking.
I am fully and fearlessly being WHO I AM, no matter what anyone else thinks.
I decided that my life would be easy, magical, passionate, and joyful.
AND IT IS!
In my previous way of life, I was tied down by obligations to family, work, church, and society. Now I have none of those. My life is not lived out of obligation to anyone. My life is lived purely from the inside out.
I don’t do anything I don’t want to do.
And as a result, the relationships I do have are thriving, deep, and authentic, the work I do is easy and deeply fulfilling, my spirituality is a natural expression of who I am, and I am contributing to society without concerns of what society thinks of me.
When you look at your life, what do you see? Everything in your life – your relationships, your job, your home, your current emotional state – everything has been created by YOU.
You create your life.
While this may seem like bad news to some who don’t want to accept responsibility, it’s actually the best news you could ever imagine, because it means you can create whatever life you really want.
All the conclusions you’ve made about what is possible, have determined what you see today.
The only limits on what is possible for you, are your THOUGHTS.
Choose a new thought, experience a new reality.
I encourage you today to take inventory of your life. Examine what conclusions you have made about what aspects of your life are ‘fixed’.
The truth is, nothing is fixed.
You are made in the image of God; in fact, you are a vital part of God, and as you align with who you really are, you carry the same creative power that created everything we see.
If you think life is difficult, then it absolutely will be.
If you think life is easy, then it absolutely will be.
I don’t know about you, but I’m gonna keep choosing easy, effortless, joyful, peaceful, passionate, magical, and fun!!
You are more powerful than you have ever dreamed.
Start living up to your incredible potential by choosing a new thought about what is possible for YOU today.