By Silvia Mordini
Are you doing things because you love to do them, or because you feel like you have to do them? What percentage of the time would you say?
If you are spending more of your time doing stuff because you feel like you have to instead of wanting to, then this is a simple formula for misery.
“The purpose of life is a life with purpose.” -The Monk Who Sold his Ferrari.
It’s easy to get caught up living life the way other people want you to, thereby losing your purpose for living. When that happens, we also lose our passion. Fundamentally, we are wired to have passion for our purpose. It’s no surprise that what fires us up is aligned with that which fulfills us.
JOURNALING: Write out “what are you passionate or excited about?”
This helps you define the purpose of your passion. Now you may ask, why write it if we can just think about it? Because science tells us that by writing out your goals, specifically on a piece of paper, you send a red flag to your subconscious mind that these thoughts are more important than the other 59,999 ones you’ll have today!
It helps us to filter out what is unimportant and focus only on the important. We will enjoy life more fully if we stop focusing on the minor stuff and figure out what we want to major in life. The greatest freedome we have is that we can have fun while we’re progressing along our spiritual path. We are empowered to reclaim the joy of waking up each day excited about our life.
Don’t you want to wake-up filled with energy and enthusiasm?
JOURNALING: Ask yourself right now
• Where are you going, what path are you on?
• Are you excited about the direction?
• If I could choose to make any adventure which one would you do next?
Have you always dreamed of doing yoga on the beach, living on a tropical island? Or maybe you’ve always been excited to visit Tuscany, or challenge yourself mountain biking in the beauty of Moab’s red rocks? Then write out your grandest Life’s Adventure and make it happen. Stop holding back your excitement for what you really want to do or try or experience!
And from this passion for life, you will be transformed. As Pantanjali says in the Yoga Sutras, “When you are inspired by some great purpose all of your thoughts break their bonds; your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world!”
Be the cause of your own future happiness! Start planning the next wonderful adventure doing what sparks joy!
Love yourself, love your day, love your life!