To understand the magical nature of the mind is to acquire awesome power. It is to understand that at every moment of our lives, we have the power to accomplish everything we want. Deepak Chopra
We come this way but once. We can either tiptoe through life and hope that we get to death without being too badly bruised or we can live a full, complete life achieving our goals and realizing our wildest dreams. Bob Proctor
Thinking it Through
Do you remember as a child that feeling of desire? Of wanting something and dreaming of having it so intensely that you absolutely knew it would be yours? Dangerous stuff right? I’m sure by now, since you are a responsible adult, you have safely cloaked, squelched and muted your desires. What a relief! You are protected from that dreaded feeling of disappointment. All is right with the world. Ha! What I have found working as a Life Coach, is that safely hiding your desires away is not safe at all, in fact it leads to a feeling of numbness and even depression, that often makes the dreaded feeling of disappointment a welcome visitor.
Desires are a map to our passions, our true path and if we have the courage to follow them they lead to a vibrant, joyful life. So how do you retrain yourself to follow your desires and find your path?
The first step is to get quiet. Take regular time to be still and think about what you desire. Be very honest with yourself even if your desires make you feel uncomfortable. Often our initial desires, especially if they are destructive or negative, are really just sign posts to our true desires. Take the time to be still and explore them.
Pick a desire, any desire and follow it. When you discover a genuine desire begin exploring. If the desire is not accompanied by feelings of openness, happiness, peace and growing interest then it isn’t your core desire. Follow the trail of your desires until you find an authentic one.
Let your desire be intention. Change your wishful thinking into a belief that you will get what you want. (What about disappointment? When you are following your true heart’s desire you enjoy the journey not just the destination. You will survive any disappointment along the way.)
Allow the path to your desire to unfold the way it wishes. You may be surprised where it will take you and that is part of the adventure. Don’t lock it into happening only one way.
As you explore always ask, “Then what?” “ I grow a successful six-figure business, then what?” If you are as excited by the “then what?” as you are by the goal then you have a winner.
Believe that you can have the fulfillment of your desires. Much easier said then done! You will need to frequently reassure yourself that step by step you will move towards creating a life around what you desire. As you take those steps it will be easier to believe.
1. What do you desire?
2. What steps are you taking to explore that desire?
3. What beliefs are getting in your way?
4. What can you do today to move towards your desire?
Leanna Fredrich, Life Coach
PS: Having troubles finding your passion or believing you can follow your desires? Email me at Leanna@amazingmondays.com