Just a little reminder for you that you have choices. It’s easy to negate our own responsibility when things aren’t working in the way we’d like them to. There’s all sorts of situations we find ourselves in that feel like hard work.., and we’d just rather not…
So rather than give all our power and choice away to an imaginary puppeteer – it’s important that we stay engaged in the world in a way that is true to Sat Nam – to personal truth (who you are and what you have to offer the world). Take a moment to reflect on why you are doing whatever it is you’re doing.
With growing numbers of life coaches, personal trainers, yoga teachers and “change your life” advocators promoting step by step “how to’s” on improving your life, it’s important to remember that it’s not WHAT you do, it’s WHY you do it.
Checking in with the inner WHY can help guide you towards decision-making that will serve you in the long run. To find the ‘why’, ask yourself – what gives you the most energy?
If your WHY is clear, you can be sure you’re on the right track – and coming back to that ‘why’ will give you the energy to keep going. Shiv Charan Singh calls this changing the “con-sequence”. The ‘con’ is allowing yourself to get stuck in a sequence of negative energy draining thoughts instead of focusing on that which drives you – your intention – the ‘why’.
We can find this ‘why’ in the biggest project to the most mundane tasks. Your ‘why’ could be as simple as a general intention to complete the task in front of you with integrity and an open heart – to engage more honestly with the moment. By answering to that broader ‘why’ we set the bar for a purposeful life. If we can engage in life in this way, more opportunities for getting clear and comfortable with who you are and how you can most effectively and enjoyably serve the world will come.
“Don’t look for the light; be the light.”
“The ultimate affirmation is positive action.” Shiv Charan Singh.
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