I've made it my commitment to follow my joy!
A message that came to me in meditation, the acronym:
🤩 I thought, in meditation, what if THESE FEELINGS were the goal? What if my life became not about trying to get and achieve things, but about FEELING grateful, loved and loving, oneness, and wholeness? How would life be different? I’ve slipped in and out of this understanding and way of being over the years.
💜 I do not believe that joy, or love, or wholeness ever comes from outside of me. These are internal states that I create. I had it backwards for so long, believing that I will feel joy, love and wholeness when I get the things that I want and reach the goals I’ve written down. I now feel that, when I feel joy, love, wholeness and gratitude, a life that is filled with things that will lift me up higher and higher will naturally unfold.
🙏 Gratitude is a powerful feeling that allows me to open up to the gifts of the universe that are ALREADY everywhere around us and especially WITHIN me. I don’t need anything to happen to feel grateful. When I feel gratitude for the life I have, I AM wealthy.
💯 All of this being said, there’s also a wonderful flow that happens when I give more of my time and attention to the things that light me up. If I look at my life, and I take inventory of what lights me up, and what doesn’t, I find that I could definitely spend more time doing the things that light me up. I use a scale. On a scale of 1-10, with 1 being “I’d rather get a tooth pulled”, and 10 being “This is the best thing that I’ve ever done” I rate the activities and even the people t
hat I am giving my time and attention to during my days. What would life look like if I spent more of my energy (time and attention) on the things that are a 10? My life would become a 10!
👩❤️💋👩 What if I also GAVE and LOVED others at a level 10? On a scale of 1-10, with 1 being “How long will this take and what’s in it for me?”, and 10 being “I am completely fulfilled because I just truly, greatly increased the quality of life for someone”, how am I spending my days giving and loving? How could I spend much more of my time giving and loving at a level 10, and how would my life change?
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