Growing up, I was always considered shy and quiet. And I didn't really like it. It made me feel like something was wrong with me. Was I really shy? Do I need to change who I am and behave differently? Or is it okay for me to simply be me? Was I just being attentive and responsive? I always followed the rules, in fact, I rarely broke them. I was a perfectionist at almost everything I did. I wanted to excel; and the only way I knew how to do that was to follow the rules. And there would be rules for everything. If no rules were known, I'd create some in my head to follow.
And I would force myself to do things. Being extremely driven and motivated, which I love these qualities and will never give up, I'd put pressure on myself all the time. Granted this is a great quality, you may even be wondering what's wrong with this approach. But I've discovered something amazing. And it takes no effort at all. Yet most of us don't believe it works. We claim we need to work hard to succeed. Yet, I find when I go inward, when I meditate, when I find myself and listen to my soul, opportunities soar.
I notice when I focus my intentions and actions upon what I want, believe I have it and let it come to me, possibilities appear out of nowhere. Mind you, if you are coming at it from a place of fear or wanting or worry or anger, you are restricting the energy to you. You are not aligned. It takes time and practice to get into and stay in this state of pure awareness. It's a place when I am in complete relaxation. It's a time when goodness flows to me. And it pours in quickly and easily. It's like traveling down a river, as opposed to paddling recklessly upstream.
And it begins with simply observing my surroundings and going inward. This simple exercise has helped me cultivate a life of extreme success.
When I slow down and listen to life, the answers seem to come to me naturally. It truly is remarkable. I find balance and experience inner harmony. It makes me feel so good inside. I know I am living my purpose. And I'm living it with passion, excitement and love!
When I listen to and follow my breathing, I rediscover myself. It gives me time to reflect on my goals and visions. I enjoy writing about my successes and use my imagination to express my dreams. This openings me up to the intentions of what my purpose is. And when I understand my motives, the answers become clear. And I can reach new heights of awareness.
After meditating, I feel alive. Like my soul has been awakened with a spirit of love and abundance. I feel the creative juices flowing.
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