Whine or Wisdom?
Often life from the outside can look pretty good, even amazing, and people might sometimes wonder to themselves, 'How could s/he possibly want more'? But deep inside if your hidden secret is that you long for more... more meaning, more desire, more impact, more passion, more ease, more joy, more freedom... more of that special something that can be hard to put words to …the magic, read on.
There is a difference between 'panning for gold' in your email inbox, facebook or utube video, versus going out to the places where what you need is available, in abundance.
It's easy to get sucked into becoming an information junkie. Seminars, books, training courses... there are so many, and they all sound like they 'could' be what you need. So how do you know what's nothing more than a shiny object, as opposed to a resource that will genuinely help you grow to new heights?
Simply sitting through a webinar or training course might feel like you are taking action, but really you are in 'absorb' mode instead of 'act' mode. To benefit from this type of resource, you have to risk investing yourself in the process and working hard, despite the possibility of it not paying off.
Before you make that investment, pay for those resources with your money or with your equally valuable time, ask yourself:
• Does what this teaches align with my goals, my needs, my desires and purpose?
• Do I have the time and energy to truly commit myself to this, not only to make a study of it, but to actively implement what I learn?
• Do I trust the source? Do they feel real? Do they have real students I can talk to, whose success stories are genuine and realistic representations of the outcomes most hard-working students can expect to achieve?
Your body is a miracle. Do you trust your body? Is your body in tune with nature? Thank mother Nature for showing you the way…
If you can answer "yes" to each of those questions, then you've found a good investment. If the answer is "no" or "I'm not sure" then you'll serve your life better by looking elsewhere.
Don't become an addict forever seeking one more quick fix. Step into your gifts and own your excellence. Become the owner of your destiny by choosing well and working hard to achieve lasting success.
Doing what you love feeds your heart and soul, therefore life becomes easier. Completely open your heart to another level during your day, so that it feels like moments of bliss and meditation. Being in the moment of what is most important creates an enormous flow of inspiration and productivity, which gives you time in the end. What activity can you add to your day that feeds your soul?
Start listing them here…
Shanti Gowans is the globally recognised author and founder of Shanti Yoga™, Meditation and Ayurveda for the self, family and community.
Shantiji has brought the concepts and practices of a healthy body and a still mind to thousands of Australians through her Yoga and Meditation programs on national television... Read more about Shantiji's biography
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