Being True to You

By Leslie Sann

When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, and by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live life.

~ Greg Anderson

Life is a journey, a process, NOT an event. It is an art, a creative endeavor. There is no wrong way to do it. There is no right way to do it. We do it the way it works for us. The important thing is to learn to discern what works for you because each of us is different.

Every human being has unique DNA coding. No one has the same fingerprints, footprints or lip prints as you. You are unique; therefore, your life experience is unlike anyone else’s. You’re the one who gets to decide what kind of life will fulfill you. Are you up for the challenge? Of course, you are!

Taking conscious control of your life’s direction can be challenging. There is so much outside influence. We are continuously bombarded with images, thoughts, and programming that tell us what to wear, how to think, and who we should be. Self-help books, motivational speakers, schools, media hype, and religious organizations all attempt to shape our thinking and tell us who and how to be. But remember, none of those are inner yearnings; in reality, they are outer impositions.

It’s important to stop and consider, from your own heart, what fulfills you. It’s OK to “think BIG,” but remember, BIG is relative. Many people think they must have BIG goals to live a significant life. Yet what is BIG?

One person may find tremendous value in growing a garden, and another person could look at that and think, “That is so boring. I choose to learn how to fly planes and be an acrobatic pilot.” Someone else may want to teach children, and another may want to generate a lot of money. Who is to say one person is more fulfilled than the other? What is true is that each is doing what feeds them. That is what is essential.

I often counsel clients about the value of being present with where they are in their lives and learning to honor the essence of who they are. Living our lives in a way that brings enjoyment and fulfillment is the ‘right’ way. It doesn’t matter what we do. It matters how we do it.

When we create our fulfillment, we can give in to the world (give in to the world — not take from the world), the essence of our enjoyment and satisfaction. When this happens, the world becomes a richer, more beautiful place to live.

Blessings and Joy,