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!

ideas

How many ideas do you have for all different areas of your life? How many ideas for wants that you have? How many ideas for new wants?

Ideas to create the visions that you want. Ideas for new experiences that you want to have. Ideas for living your life fully.

What do you do with the many ideas that you have? What should you do with all the ideas that you have?

Some ideas should be acted upon as soon as possible to create what they can create.

Some ideas are a springboard for new ideas and new visions that can be held, live their purpose quickly and can then be let go.

Some ideas will surface, then sink down again and resurface later when you are ready for the change and growth that the idea will bring.

How do you feel when you get a new idea? When you feel more strongly about an idea that idea is one that you should take more immediate action on.

What ideas have you had? What ideas have you followed? What ideas do you want to follow?

Act on an idea today, or think more on an idea that you have had and create something new that you want.

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change

when do you know it’s time for change in your life?

are you aware it’s time for a change?

or are you ignoring it? keeping yourself busy and allowing distractions into your life.

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are you taking the risk needed to change and grow? are you being true to yourself and doing what’s most important to you? are you creating the life that you want to live?

or are you living to please others instead of yourself and conforming to what others are expecting from you?

do you have a challenge in your life right now? how is it making you feel? how do you want to feel? what can you do to feel that way now?

take the risk! change is growth, and it’s time to grow!

live your truth!

open to your dreams and desires

Reading books is an activity that I enjoy and is important to me. Reading has been many things for me; an escape, adventure, wonder and curiosity, knowledge and growth.

Through my reading and my thoughts, I began asking myself questions that opened me to my dreams and desires. Becoming aware of what was most important to me and the way I was living.

Being aware of what I wanted I started living my truth, creating the life that I wanted to live; being who I wanted to be, doing what I wanted to do and experiencing what I wanted to experience.

Are you open to your dreams and desires? What activities get you thinking about your dreams and desires?

Live Your Truth!

 

what do you want?

I’ve been thinking about what I want, about what’s most important to me. Choosing to think about what I want creates positive energy in my day.

Being grateful, finding gratitude in all that is creates positive energy in my day.

Creating the image of what I want and visualizing all that I want, becoming attached to it emotionally create positive energy in my day.

To create positive living every day and most every moment, and to create a burning desire for my passion that I am growing and expanding in my passion and purpose and that I am living and experiencing life fully. I am living my truth.

Are you grateful? Are you creating the image of what you want?

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Awareness of who I am and what I want. Who I want to be. What I want to do. What I want to experience. Creating the life I want to live. Creating the burning desire to Be, to Do, and to Experience!

Living in trust! That is want I want. Gratitude, present moment, act as if, do my best at what I can, do what’s most important to me. Choosing positive. Saying ‘no’ to say ‘yes’ to what I want. Living in trust.

Do you know who you are? Do you know who you want to be? Do you know what you want to do? Do you know what you want to experience?

Building, creating the image and desire for what I want. Visualize and imagine all that I want. Feel what I will feel living what I want. Live in trust.

Taking risks that I might fail. Knowing that I will fail. Knowing failures are part of growth. Trusting failures and being grateful for the experiences. Failure experiences and success experiences. Growth experiences and fulfillment experiences.

Loving myself enough to live life fully! Loving those most important to me that they live life fully! Live in trust!

Are you taking risks? Are you loving yourself enough that you life your life goals, your life dreams? Are you loving yourself enough that you are living a fulfilled life?

Live Your Truth!

trust

so much I want to do. so much I want to enjoy now.

can I?

can I be all that I want to be? can I do all that I want to do? can I experience all that I want to experience?

am I trying to do too much? can I do all that I’m doing and more? my dreams are much bigger than this!

am I who I need to be? who do I need to be? who do I want to be?

trust!

follow my heart! follow my intuition!

what is most important to me?

“Trust yourself, then you will know how to live.” ~Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe

what are your dreams?

what is most important to you?

trust!

follow your heart! follow your intuition!

live your truth!

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I want abundance! I want freedom! I want love! I want to live in love!

I AM love! I AM so happy and grateful! I AM abundant! I AM free! I AM happy! I AM positive! I AM being! I AM doing! I AM experiencing!

sometimes I forget to be grateful. sometimes, maybe a lot of times, I forget to trust. sometimes I forget to love. sometimes I forget to be present. sometimes I forget to think positive. sometimes I forget to visualize.

Visualize! Gratitude! Trust! Imagine! Love! Desire! Dream! Gratitude! Trust!

I like playing with life, and these are some of the things that I expect in my daily life and that I play with a lot!

what do you want?

who do you want to be?

create an ‘I AM’ affirmation statement, or use the one from above.

live your truth!

simple life

i like to think that i live a simple life. there is more, a lot more, that i could simplify.

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living a simple life doesn’t mean an easy life. simple is not the absence of challenge and growth. simple is knowing what you want and being, doing, and experiencing without clutter from any source.

there is always something to complicate simplicity though. if it’s your own thoughts, or the environment around you, there is something that can have you wondering if this is what you should be doing. and when you start wondering if there is something else that you should be doing, well, it’s not so simple.

we can simplify many things in our lives. possessions to activities. thoughts to actions.

what would you like to simplify in your life?

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gratitude

Gratitude is being grateful for what is from what was. Gratitude is being grateful for what is for what is to come.

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What are you most grateful for? What experiences gave you the feelings of love and joy? What experiences were filled with laughter?

What do you most want? Are you grateful for the awareness of what you want? Are you grateful that you can choose your thoughts and actions to lead you to becoming who you want to be, doing what you want to do and experiencing what you want to experience?

Live Your Truth!

moment to moment

Our life journeys are to live happy. To feel and be love. To grow and expand. Our journeys are living our goals, our dreams and desires. Are you living your goals? Are you living your dreams and desires?

Our journeys are made from all the little moments, moment to moment we live and experience life. The way I have found to live happy, to feel and be love is to play with life. I have many positive habits and routines that have helped me to create the life that I want to live. I have developed them through time, through trial and error of what works for me and what doesn’t work for me. I have an idea for doing to create the want in my life, and I try the idea. If it doesn’t work I modify the idea and try again. I tweak it just so, I play with it, a lot like modeling clay. You play with the idea until you get it right for you. As I look back at the moments I have been overcome with love, joy and gratitude – I had been busy playing with life. I was experiencing life as I played with it. I was playing with life and creating what I wanted that I didn’t fully realize that I had already create a big portion of the life that I wanted to live. Because I had had a new expanded ideas as I played and I started playing with that. That is what living in the moment is, it is ALL of life.

“Humans are experiential and experiences are thoughts in constant creation.
~Rob Rohe

Playing with life is the constant creation of what you want. What makes you happy, what makes you fulfilled. And what makes you happy and what fulfills you will change and grow as you experience new ideas and play with them moment to moment. That is your journey, experiencing life moment to moment – even though we can get caught up in the moment of playing that we momentarily forget to be aware that we are choosing, we are creating.

Oprah Winfrey said, “The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.” Play with your dreams and the ideas that you get that will lead you to your dreams and desires. You will grow and expand. You will live the life that you want to live. You may not realize it, because you have already expanded and grown and are playing with the new idea for your expanded dreams and desires.

“Life is a challenge, meet it! Life is a dream, realize it! Life is a game, play it! Life is love, enjoy it!” ~Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Live Your Truth!