what does living your life successfully mean to you? how do you feel, or how would you feel, when you are living your life fully? are you experiencing your life to the fullest?
life dreams and desires, life goals, are for creating and balancing your life so that you feel you are living a fulfilled life
life dreams and desires are in all areas of your life:
fun and recreation
finances and money
family and friends
health and wellbeing
romance and love
when you know what your life dreams and desires are your dreams and desires are in alignment with your values and purpose and you are taking action to achieve your dreams and desires – your life is lived with happiness and growth, a feeling of fulfillment
a life dream or desire is a goal that if you accomplished or experienced, you would feel your life was a success, as you define your success
what does happiness meant to you? what does success mean to you? what does fulfillment mean to you?
who do you want to be? what do you want to do? what do you want to experience? how do you want to live?
the middle currents are faster and free flowing. the currents are the goals and desires that are grounded and centered in your core being.
the currents along the edges are slower having to feel the way and learn while moving along the river. the currents are dreams and desires for experiencing life fully and fulfilling your being.
sometimes there are obstacles, rocks and logs that block the flow of the currents. the obstacles slow the current down and need to be removed or navigated around for the current to continue it’s journey down the river.
what obstacles are in your river? what are you doing to remove them and get around the obstacle?
what does your river look like right now? rivers are constantly moving and changing. the currents are constantly moving and changing.
what are the dreams and desires in the currents of your river? what is the life journey all of your currents are creating in your river of life?
there are things that i want that confuse me. they are separate things, but related and part of my whole being. I go back and forth, and up and down in my thoughts. being influenced from all the pieces of me, the pieces of each of my life areas.
the things that i want effect each other. the things that i want are constantly changing with my experiences and thoughts.
imagine a smooth lake and it begins to rain. all the droplets are one small piece of you from an area of your life. the droplet ripples out and expands, touching and joining with all the other droplets ripples becoming one. effecting and changing each other, becoming whole as new droplets continue falling and adding new experiences.
“Life should be an exciting adventure. The sun should rise within you each day in terms of the richness of your feelings and the sharpness of your perceptions. You should carve out goals for yourself that will inspire you to enthusiastic action. going toward life with vigor, no matter what your age, you should never fear death.” ~Maxwell Maltz
to enjoy the journey is to do the things that make you happy. what do you enjoy doing? what’s most important to you? who do you want to be? what do you want to do?
don’t worry about what other people may think, don’t worry about making others happy. make yourself happy and do the things that are most important to you.
to enjoy the journey is to choose who to be and do what is most important to you. you chose to do this thing, be grateful that you are now doing it.
everyday we make choices; from the moment we wake to the moment we sleep. to enjoy the journey and live with enthusiasm be grateful for all the moments you are choosing.
playing with life is trying new things. not only new adventures and experiences, but new habits and routines as well.
playing with life is finding out what makes you happy. it is finding out what works best for you to create the life that you want to live.
playing with life is being open to possibilities that you might not have considered before.
we are all unique with our own experiences, passions, strengths and weaknesses. we are also unique in what habits and routines work for us in our daily lives. we are unique with our bodies, minds, emotions and spiritual wellbeing.
playing with life is determining what is best for you, and doing it in your own way. and as you grow and change; playing with life is growing and changing what you do to enjoy life, as well as what habits and routines you have to create the life that you want to live.
i like to think that i live a simple life. there is more, a lot more, that i could simplify.
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.