It’s Not What You Do, It’s Why You Do It…

“It doesn’t matter WHAT you do, it’s WHY you do it” – Howard Schultz
The details of your life don’t matter much. It”s the purpose behind them. The purpose behind your actions translates to the energy you are emitting when you make choices in your life. The universe and the law of attraction will favor the path you intend to go on when your purpose is love. Scan your “wants” list, see where in this list you are desiring something out of love, or out of fear. This goes for material things, relationships, job opportunities etc… For example, many people make the mistake of wanting money, a nice car, a huge home because they are wanting to promote their self image. As long as they have these things they think that others will believe they have “made it” and that will feed into their ego. Their purpose is competition and self promotion/validation. Whereas other people may want these same things because they they see money as a means to help others, or participate in hobbies they love or to travel to new places because they would love to see the world. These people have love behind their intention. Instead of asking the universe “what can you give me?” or “what can I get out of you?, ask it “How can I be of service to you?”, and “How can you use my behavior, my actions and my interactions with the world today to better serve your purpose?” When your intention and will becomes the same as the Universe’s, amazing things start to happen. You’ll know your will is in alignment with the Universe’s when the main intention behind your actions becomes love. Hope you guys have an amazing day

Expect Things to go Well

So many spend their lives planning for the worst. Don’t plan for the worst, expect the best. Your life is formed off your expectations. Yes it is true that unexpected things will happen, but when you already know that everything that happens to you is for the best (whether it’s exactly what you had planned or not) you are constantly in a state of living in the silver lining of life. However when you constantly plan for the worst, the message you are sending to the universe is “I still am trying to control things with what I think will be the best plan. I don’t trust that you have a better plan than I do. So I will constantly worry about what may or may not happen. I deep down believe that a bunch of shit is going to go wrong, I EXPECT things to go wrong.” Just know that everything is working out in your favor, right now, whether you can see it or not. It won’t always be easy, but the more you do it, you will start to realize everything really is working out perfectly. Don’t fight with life, don’t fight with the way things are going.. Follow the flow. Have an amazing day, EXPECT it!!

Why Thinking Logically Can Imprison You

Why Thinking Logically Imprisons You

Why Thinking Logically Imprisons You

 

think out of the box We often come across phrases in everyday life, “statistics show…”, “odds are….” or the medical field’s favorite, “research has shown…” Many times, phrases like these are used as a precursor to a statement to imply that because something has happened a certain way to a majority of people, that it will also happen to you that exact way. When we make assumptions about the way things will go for us based on things like statistics, polls, or comparison to others, it is safe to say that we are thinking “logically”.

But what if we chose to start approaching our life less from a logical viewpoint and more from a creative standpoint? How would looking at our life less from an “I’m a realist. I know what the research has shown” perspective and more from an “I am creating my life as I go along through my thoughts, beliefs and attitudes” perspective, change our life for the better?

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift” – Albert Einstein

It is important to first realize that both ways of thinking, logically and creatively, have their place in the psyche. For example, things like walking, driving a car or eating food when done thinking logically would be beneficial. However, when approaching broader life issues such as human interaction/communication, job/money making opportunities, dating/relationship issues, outlook on life, or problem solving etc…, creative thinking may be more advantageous in ensuring that we live the life that we TRULY desire.
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In a society where it is not only uncommon to follow your dreams but sometimes even looked down upon, it is no wonder that so many people give up on their true goals and ambitions only to settle for a relationship they are less than thrilled in, or a job they hate but doing because it has good insurance and a 401k plan. More often than not, people try to keep status quo. They find themselves settling for circumstances that will at least “keep them up with the jones” because logical thinking tells them that this is what is required to be fulfilled and happy.

As Deepak Chopra said, “The universe has no restrictions. You place restrictions on the universe with your expectations.” If we believe this statement to be true, then it is safe to say that if we EXPECT to live the life we have always wanted, then why shouldn’t we be able to?

The single most debilitating emotion we as humans possess is fear. Whether it be fear of change, fear of failure,
fear of what others will say or even fear of success, fear is undoubtedly the number one thing that holds people back from going after their goals.

Fear often disguises itself as logical thinking. When left unchecked, this logical thinking will run amuck labeling opportunities as “risky”, lofty goals as “unrealistic” and thinking outside the box as “silly”. At what point did it become unrealistic to go after a life that you love? Have we become so jaded as a society that we actually expect for things in our life to be less than amazing?

If we are expecting things to not be that great then what hope do we have for things to actually be great? If we expect and accept that things will go for us just like they have for our parents, grandparents, friends etc…, as a form of logical reasoning, are we then selling ourselves short?
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When we think logically, we imprison ourselves with limitations. When we think creatively, we open ourselves up to solutions and limitless possibilities. When we approach our life from a creative perspective, we will start to see failures as opportunities for growth and redirection, and we will spend more time pursuing endeavors that utilize our specific gifts and talents.

Creative thinkers feel in complete control of their lives, and expect to be successful because they expect to always be growing as a person. These expectations and beliefs will then manifest as outer reality. Logical thinkers expect that things will go exactly as the data has shown, whereas creative thinkers know that the universe is filled with limitless potential, and just because something has happened a certain way for one person, it doesn’t mean that it will happen that way for them.

It is so important to remember that not only does the universe want you to be happy and in love with your life, but it also needs you to be. Your gifts and talents are completely unique to you alone and when utilized properly will be your gift to humanity.

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Inspirational writer/blogger and lightworker, focused on self awareness and personal development. She is dedicated to helping others raise their vibration, discover their true selves and encouraging them to live a life that they truly love. Follow her blog at ALifeThatYouLove.wordpress.com

Happiness is an Inside Job

Really ask yourself: “where does my sense of self worth come from?” If your answer is your job title, your relationship status, your bank statement, the fact that someone calls you “mom” or “dad”, the type of car you drive etc… You are leaving your happiness in the hands of something that can be taken from you. It’s ok to get joy from all these things, & to desire them in your life, but never let whether you have it or not make you or break you. “Happiness is an inside job”… It’s a feeling, or an energy that you become when your happiness depends on nothing else except the fact that you alone exist.