More Love, More Purpose

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Wouldn’t it be amazing if we lived in a world where our baristas wished us a good day, the person at the front desk smiled, and every car stopped for the person crossing the street?  Can you imagine living in a place where people helped one another, opened doors instead of slammed them, and pushed their ego aside to do all things with love?

Seems like a fantasy world, doesn’t it?  Good news: it doesn’t have to be.

Your own world can be more like this.  You may not like life’s circumstances, but you’re in charge of how you react to them.  Despite all of the tragedy, heartache, and natural disaster happening around us, now the perfect opportunity to see the world in a more loving, gentle way.  

It all starts by showing love to yourself.

When you show your own self compassion- giving yourself a break for mistakes, practicing self care, and waking each morning with a zest for life, you’ll live in a world where everything comes much easier and more naturally.

I recently started reading Real Magic by Wayne Dyer, which got me thinking about love and purpose.  We come into this world with nothing and we leave with nothing, so what is our life all about if we don’t live it with love?  Is it truly that important to get ahead of the line or push someone else so you can get the seat on the train?

Once you step outside of yourself and change your perspective a bit, you’ll be amazed at how much more loving the world around you becomes.  Try it and see what happens!

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Goals… and What Universe Has in Store For You

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There’s a fine line between having goals and going with the flow of the universe.  I used to drive myself crazy worrying about the future, planning, and ultimately beating myself up if life didn’t go the way I “thought” it “should” go.

There was a long period of time where I ignored my intuition and stopped following my heart in order to fit in with the world around me.  That only got me right back where I started: at the drawing board.  Perhaps I am much more of a square peg in a round hole than I thought, because I can only fake who I am for a very short period of time before I find myself irritable and discontent.

Over the past year, I’ve taken baby steps to be honest with myself and others- even when it feels extremely uncomfortable.

It’s been ten years since I graduated from college, and over this past decade I’ve lived in a handful of cities and worked a variety of jobs.  However, my heart has always guided me back to writing, creative endeavors, and entrepreneurial ventures.  Of course, we all need to find ways to make money, but my calling was never to go to school to obtain a certain degree or license to perform specific job duties.  I’ve always been a free spirit.  My degree, entrepreneurship, has left my options extremely open, which has caused me to run in circles, wondering which option to choose.

All I truly want is help people, write, and bring good to the world.

Just the other day, someone asked me where I see myself in ten years.  I answered as honestly as possible: “I see myself as a published author with a little house on the beach.”

Do I see myself climbing the corporate ladder?  No, I never did.  Do I have still have aspirations of being a fashion marketer in New York City, an attorney, or an editor for someone else’s publication?  Not anymore.

I suppose what I’m trying to say is that if you keep doing the same thing over and over, you’ll keep getting the same results.  It’s time for me to do something different.  I am just not sure where to begin: so I’ll leave it to the universe.  

I’m sure she has something even better in store for me than what I could ever imagine.

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