do you dare?

when was the last time you took a risk?

risk is a part of life for growth, expansion and living life fully.

taking risk is pushing your comfort zone, it is expanding your boundaries to include and explore more in your life.

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when you are living life on the edge and expanding, you will be more fulfilled and enjoy your life journey more fully.

  • who do you want to be?
  • what do you want to do?
  • what do you want to experience?
  • what is something new that you can try?
  • what is something old that you should let go?

is it scary to step out into the unknown? not knowing where the safety net is, or if there even is a safety net. the feeling of being scared to experience something new is a good feeling. it is an indication that you are growing and expanding.

where can you take a risk today? what is something new that you can do and experience? take the risk.

live your truth!

curiosity

are you curious about life? are you curious about YOUR life?

curiosity is a way to stay connected to the important people in your life as well as being aware of what’s most important to you in the present.

  • who do you want to be?
  • what do you want to do?
  • what do you want to experience?
  • what’s your favorite thing to do currently?
  • what’s something new that you want to try?

as we live and experience life we are continually growing and expanding. who we want to be, what we want to do and what we want to experience changes with our experiences.

being curious allows us to open to new awareness to connect with what is most important to us now. thinking about and connecting to what we want, we continue growing and expanding instead of slowing down or stopping altogether.

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it is normal in life to come to a plateau, it is when we reach a plateau in an area of our life that we can bring curiosity in and explore what we now want.

are there plateaus in your life currently? is there an area of your life that you are feeling stuck or ‘out of sorts’ with?

get curious, ask yourself some questions about all of life or a certain area of your life:

  • what makes me happy?
  • who do i want to be?
  • what do i want to do and experience?
  • what is important to me?
  • what do I enjoy doing?

allow curiosity in your life to help you live your life fully. allow curiosity to be aware of who you want to be, what you want to do and what you want to experience so that you are creating the life that you want to live.

live your truth!

keep on keeping on

what is your passion?

what’s most important to you?

knowing your values and the answer to what is your passion or what’s most important to you helps to guide you and keep you growing. and in challenging times to help you ‘keep on keeping on’.

one of my phrases during a major life change that was challenging was, ‘it’s good it’s going’.

the changes in life throughout life may be good positive changes for us – that does not mean that they are easy to experience.

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we need to know how to deal with and manage; doubt, fear, anxiety, high stress levels, and worry.

knowing what we are passionate about or what’s most important to us, and having goals or visions for our passions and what we want gives us a vision. so that we can move towards the vision; giving us positive energy as we move towards what is most important to us.

what is most important to you?

what are you passionate about?

are you taking steps to go in that direction? it will help you to ‘keep on keeping on’ having a positive focus on something important to you if you are going through a challenging change right now.

live your truth!

 

too positive?

are you living your life too positive?

when you live your life positively; you look for the positive in ALL of life

  • the good in people (you know it’s there)
  • the positive outcome in a bad situation or event
  • the lesson that you are learning
  • the experience that you are gaining

you blind yourself to the negative that you DO need to see, to open to awareness and take action on.

you view the bad and negative as a challenge, as a period of growth – which is good – if that growth is in alignment with who you are.

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even when you like change and are welcome to change, if you are only looking for the positive; you do not readily see the right and positive choices, the right and positive path to the changes that need to be made.

you start traveling, or drifting, off course through the wrong choices and changes down the wrong path, giving and pouring your positive energies into these changes.

then slowly, or suddenly, realizing that you are not following the path meant for you, you are not doing what makes you happy. you are not doing what’s most important to you.

are you blinding yourself to negative that would be an awareness to you for a different change?

are you blinding yourself with a false positive and not living your truth?

live your truth!

choice

what choices are you making?

are you choosing what’s most important to you? or are you choosing what’s easiest? or maybe you are choosing instant gratification.

choosing what’s most important to you, being in alignment with your values, your dreams and desires is the best choice to make.

the right choice doesn’t always happen, it isn’t always easy.

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i don’t always have the deep burning desire and enthusiasm needed that I make every choice in alignment with who i am and what’s most important to me.

that’s okay, the ups and downs, the ebbs and flows – that’s part of life, part of growth. experiencing a low we are able to be aware of the high, to be aware of what we really want. and feeling the gap of where we are and where we want to go allows for growth.

continual growth is making repeated choices again and again for doing what’s most important to you. if you make a choice not in alignment with that, okay, move on, and your next choice can be in alignment with what’s most important to you.

choose! live your truth!

eager

I’m an eternally expanding Being, and I’m doing great where I am, and I’m so eager about what’s coming!

I am always becoming, I am always creating. Today I am more than I was yesterday, tomorrow I am more than I am today. I am a person that enjoys becoming more and doing more. I enjoy being who I want to be and I enjoy doing what I want to do.

There are many moments that I forget I’m connected to my inner being and I forget this. When I have forgotten I am not living in present moment awareness, I am not connected to what is most important to me. I am not feeling love and gratitude.

Then I remember – I’m pulled back into the moment and reconnected with my inner being, I become re-aware that I’m doing great where I am. I feel the love and gratitude for who I was, who I am, and who I’m becoming.

I realize the person I’ve grown into, being who I want to be, doing what I want to do and experiencing what I want to experience. I am happy and grateful for the expansion of my being and my life.

I am happy and grateful for who I am now in the moment, and I am happy, grateful and excited for who I yet want to become, what I want to do and what I want to experience. I am eager to experience all of life’s moments!

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In what ways have you grown and expanded?

Are You happy and grateful for your now moments?

What are you eager for?

Live Your Truth!

 

enjoy the journey

do you ever get caught up in want, want want?

i know that i do. i want to be more, i want to do more, i want to experience more.

it is good to want. wanting to be more, wanting bigger, wanting more leads to growth and expansion. growth and expansion to be more and experience more of what you want is good.

i get too focused on wanting sometimes, and forget to celebrate. i get so caught up in the wanting that i don’t see where i am. i am not living in the present moment. i am not enjoying the journey.

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it is good to be aware of where you currently are now, in the now moment. who are you being that you were not a year ago? what are doing that you were not doing a month ago? what are you experiencing that you were not experiencing last week?

celebrate where you are now! you are more than you were yesterday, last week, last month and last year. we get focused on our new want, want, want that we forget where we started from, how we have grown and expanded. when we connect the growth, we become aware of who we are in the NOW moment. we are able to enjoy our journey and not get lost in the want, want, want. celebrate your growth and expansion. celebrate who you are and who you want to be.

“We are always becoming, we are always creating. Today I am more that I was yesterday and tomorrow I am more than I am today.”

allow your want, want, want to enjoy growth and expansion. celebrate your growth feeling joy, gratitude and love in the NOW moment and enjoy your journey!

live your truth!

 

 

going around in circles

Values are the foundation for living happy successful lives.

You deserve happiness, abundance and health. The key to your happiness is you. When you know your values, and live your life by your values, you are a happier and healthier person. Often people live their lives without knowing their values and they make decisions based on other people’s expectations. When people make decisions this way they aren’t living the life they are meant to live! They are unhappy and live a life of lack, of wanting more in one or more areas of their lives.

I used to live my life without knowing my values. I wasn’t living my truth. I wasn’t being the me that I wanted to be, I wasn’t doing what I wanted to do, and I wasn’t living how I wanted to live.

Have you ever been in a canoe on a windy day, and paddling just didn’t seem to get you anywhere? I’ve been in a canoe on a windy day, and my paddling wasn’t getting me anywhere. The canoe would go this way and that way. I was facing the wrong direction. I tried to correct my direction by turning the canoe. I was going in a new direction but it still wasn’t the direction that I wanted to go. I was going around in circles and not getting anywhere.

This is how my life felt when I wasn’t living by my values. I made decisions based on what was expected of me, or what I thought was expected of me. I didn’t have my values clearly defined and written down. I didn’t have significant goals for myself in all areas of my life.

It was like the canoe going in all different directions but the direction that I wanted it to. I was going around in circles in my life.

When I was in the canoe on that windy day, it was a challenge for me to get the canoe going in the right direction without making some major changes. I had to trim the canoe, to find a better balance from where to paddle. I turned myself around in the canoe so that I paddled backward to move forward. After struggling, I found my balance and was able to move in the direction that I wanted to more easily and steadily.

My balance was off in my life as well. I was unhappy and unhealthy.

I gradually realized that I wasn’t living by my values, and what my values meant to me. I read a book, ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People’ by Stephen Covey. I clarified my values, I wrote my values down along with what the value meant to me. I set significant goals in all areas of my life.

I found my balance and started growing in the direction that I wanted to go. I started being who I wanted to be, doing what I wanted to do and living how I wanted to live!

I took responsibility for my life. I am happy and harmonious with my mind at peace with my heart.

Values are a belief that is meaningful to you. Values are priorities that tell you how to spend your time, right here, right now. Stephen Covey says, “(values) are the source of our passions in life, and they help us determine where we focus our energies.”

When you know your values and what they mean to you; creating goals and making decisions are easier. Your values are your guidance system.

And like finding the balance in a canoe on a windy day, knowing your values is like finding your balance for your life. You choose to live by your values, and living by your values creates your happy and harmonious life.

Live Your Truth!

good failure

i am determined to learn and grow from my failures.

failure if you allow it is a teacher. a stepping stone along your journey.

failure if you allow it gives new energy and enthusiasm to create what you want. it gives renewed determination and a burning desire to succeed!

I will be using my recent failures to build a stronger foundation.

what have you recently failed at?

what are you scared of doing because you don’t want to fail?

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experiencing life fully means taking risk. stepping out of your comfort zone and allowing yourself the opportunity to fail.

failures are a good teacher. failures are a good motivator. without failure, life journeys would not be as exciting.

take the risk! failing is not failing, failing is an exciting step of growth along your journey!

live your truth!

habits

I want to create change and growth in my life. To create the change and growth I want to be more disciplined in some areas of my life. I know that what I need to do is create habits to be part of my routines to support the changes that I want.

One of the disciplines, a habit that I want part of my daily routines is reading my affirmations and connecting to the visions I have for the life that I want to live.

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This habit is one that I have had in the past and slowly it became less and less a daily habit.

I didn’t notice myself missing this habit right away, then I started wondering about some of the challenges that I started experiencing in my life and I realized that when I was reading my affirmations in my morning routine my days were more positive. My days were more directed by what I want to be, what I want to do and what I want to experience. My days would have a sense of urgency, but not overwhelm.

With the challenges I was experiencing in my life many of my days I was feeling overwhelmed and stressed, rather than positive and purpose filled.

Are there habits and routines that you have had and would like to begin again? Is there a habit that you would like to create for new change in your life?

Begin a new routine today to create a new habit that will help you to change and grow!

Live Your Truth!