Welcome to Finding Your Path to Happiness!
Life can be exciting. Life can be exactly what you want it to be.
But then you know that…
The challenge is to know what to change and how to change it. Sometimes the direction of that change is difficult. Sometimes it just feels like walking in circles. But when you work through your creative process, life becomes exciting and worth pursuing!
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There is one constant that is absolute in this existence: There will always be change. It is a normal experience in life and there is nothing that can escape it. There are aspects of things that we like just as there are aspects of things that we don’t like. It is the contrast between the two (the likes and dislikes) that allow us to make decisions about what we will do next.
Like everyone else in the world, my life has been one of change. I try something and if I like it, I will stick with it. If I don’t, I won’t. That is nothing new, but knowing the difference allows me to focus on bringing what I do like into my life in a more abundant form. For example, I loved traveling to Europe and I had the military to thank for getting me there. The politicking in the officer ranks was not something that I liked (I was a mechanized Infantry officer) and so I made the decision not to stay. Does that mean my life was not enriched by the experiences I had while I was in the military? Of course my life was enriched. I made friends, traveled to places I will remember for my lifetime, learned the customs of another country, and got to drive a really cool armored personnel carrier! The fact that I decided “this ain’t it” just allowed me to realize that “It” (whatever that was) would have to be found elsewhere. The trick is to realize what aspects of that experience were not that keen to me. If my next step appeared to have those same aspects, perhaps another direction would be called for. After all, one does not want to become stuck in a cycle of experiencing the same dislikes over and over again.
We are always growing in our likes and dislikes within our experience on this plane. What we once thought nifty may now feel redundant and uninteresting. So, we change our outlook and our activities to match our likes. So if that thing you once thought to be the one thing that would fill your sails of happiness now leaves your sails limp and your ship stagnant in the water, maybe “this ain’t it” anymore and it is time to change. How? that’s one of the wonderful things about the program I present in “It’s All About Me” which you can pick up at Balboa Press, Amazon and Barnes & Noble (I know, shameless plug). It is a program gives you tools to help decide what and where to go when “this ain’t it” anymore.
For example: Have you ever sat in a quiet place, closed your eyes and allowed your mind to clear of thoughts? It can be difficult the first few times you try because of the random thoughts that seem to just jump right in there, grabbing your attention. But with practice, it is a wonderful place to go for some relief when overwhelmed and it is a great place to start your decision to allow the Universe to connect you with your good. It will give you clarity in ways you have never experienced! Check out the guided meditation in my book. You might decide you like it.
Getting back to the subject at hand, deciding “this ain’t it” can happen at any age. I left a job I had excelled at for 20 years, opting for something that held promise of being more in tune with my likes. I was 50 at the time. Yes, it was a good move. Finding purpose and passion has no age requirement. It only has the requirement of being open to change.
THE ANSWER IS AN ABSOLUTE, WITHOUT A DOUBT, EXUBERENT YES!
Now that we have that out of the way, let me ask you why you would feel otherwise?
Generally when we don’t feel like we are deserving it is because of some trigger: something that reminds us of some past event that made us feel less than who we are. Of course, it could be because of some little mistake just made, but why would a mistake make you feel less than who you are? Again we look to the past.
Mistakes come and go. As someone said: “This ain’t my first rodeo” and it probably won’t be the last one either. But mistakes, however inevitable they may be, are not the truth of your being.
You are like a relief pitcher, called in because of your special abilities. When you are performing that to which you are so well suited, there is no-one else who can measure up. You are sought after because of who you are. You are loved because of who you are. You are enough just the way you are.
We all know that the past is the past and there is nothing that can be done to change anything back there. We can learn from it if we choose to. We can also allow ourselves to be “stuck” in that past if we choose to. (Unfortunately too many of us do.) But regardless of the choice–and there is always a choice, you are so entitled to your Good! And the sooner you realize that the sooner you will feel good about yourself.
YOU ARE ENTITLED TO A WONDERFULLY FUN AND JOYOUS LIFE! Find something that makes you feel good and let your Good start flowing into your life!
Not sure how? Pick up a copy of “It’s All About Me” and find out!
Have you ever sat quietly, closed your eyes and visualized what it is that you really, really want? I talk to people all the time who say they have daydreamed about doing what they love. I have also spoken to people who say that they could see themselves doing it. But those daydreams and visions are typically interrupted by the “reality” of the day’s activities, which is then followed by “Oh well, it’s nice to dream.”
Do you understand that you are the creator of your existence? Do you understand that you have the power at your fingertips to bring about the dreams and desires you want? Although it may seem like a foreign concept to many, it is one of the quickest ways to bring about change.Like everything else worth while, it takes practice but once practiced it becomes easy with results flowing almost faster than one can fathom.
The secret to success is all about seeing and feeling what you want. Not just daydreaming about it,(although daydreams contain emotional aspects that alert the Universe to your desires) but seeing yourself there to the point of experiencing it.
So let’s start with the proposition that anything you can experience in any way start with a single thought. The thought grows into a bunch of thoughts and is then accompanied by a feeling or a wanting. It is the deepness or the power behind the wanting that gets those thoughts into motion, vibrating into every aspect of one’s being and it is that vibration that attracts the thing desired. Yes, there are steps in between the desire and the result but it is amazing how quickly this speeds up the process!
Let’s do a practical exercise and see what happens. (But only if you want to start seeing things show up in your life that you can really get passionate about.)
Start by trying to find a quiet place. (Once you get used to the process it won’t matter that there are things going on around you.)
What is it that you have a deep seated longing for? What is it that you could see yourself doing and being passionate about? Let yourself get lost in the feelings associated with actually doing whatever it is. What does it feel like this passion that you see yourself doing? Does it feel natural, does it bring you joy? Do you feel that excitement inside your innards like there was nothing on else you would rather be doing? I know. It feels wonderful. It feels like the Universe has embraced you in its arms. It feels like it is meant to be. It feels incredibly uniquely like the most incredible feeling ever!
Where are you in this vision? What is the scenery around you? Who is there with you? Are you interacting with others? Can you feel, touch, smell, hear and live in that passion you see?
Stay in that visual feeling place for a while. Focus on those wonderful feelings of accomplishment, of actually doing whatever it is that you have a longing for. When you are done with your visual, hang onto the feelings and go back there as often as you can.
but (as I said before) this is not the end of the exercise. Once you set your emotional intention, you need to be observant about your surroundings. Opportunities will start to flow to you and you will need to pay attention and recognize them and then make use of them.
Try this exercise a few times and see what happens. In fact, I challenge you to make the attempt and change your life for the better. And when you see how positive the results can be, email me and share your success.
If you have questions or need some further help in getting started, let me know that too. I am happy to help move you into the process.
Deliberate intention, Manifesting our Good, Setting our vibrational tone, etc.: All very descriptive words/concepts and also, potentially, very confusing.
It is really interesting how the search for a better, more fulfilling and successful life can get bogged down in the terms. What does it mean to “deliberately intend” something? What is “manifesting”? And how the heck does anyone set a vibrational tone?
“Deliberate” is something intentional. It is a desired outcome. Of course, it means taking action to create the circumstances that are intended to happen. “Intention” means that you want it to happen. So, I guess the easiest definition is taking some sort of action knowing that it is bringing out the desired result.
But what kind of action are we talking about? Initially it is all about knowing what we want. Have you figured that part out yet? Do you know what you want to do for the rest of your life (at least what you believe that to be at this very moment)? If you are happy/passionate about what it is that you are already doing then the purpose of Deliberate Intention is to get even more joy and fulfillment out of what you do. Finding a better way, expanding it, moving it into another direction that will bring about even more joy than you have experienced thus far.
If you haven’t figured out what “floats your boat” in life, you will need to do a few things to figure it out. Mostly, it will involve clearing your mind through a process called Meditation followed by another technique called Visualization and, finally, putting it down on paper so that you can explore it more concretely. (I go into this in great detail in my new book: “It’s All About Me” available at Barnes & Noble and on Amazon (There is also an e-version out) But I am also happy to share here because this is my passion: helping others awaken to the individually and wonderfully unique aspects of themselves and using the realizations that follow to move into a life of joy and fulfillment.