Life Happens: Now What?

by Leslie Sann

Sometimes things in life happen that allow us to understand our priorities very clearly.
Ultimately you can see those as gifts. — Mariska Hargitay

“The Corona Phenomena” has shaken us out of our complacency, disturbed our comfort and challenged us to come present to our lives. Though this is a Life Happening event, we don’t have to relate to the situation as victims to our circumstances. Instead we can choose to relate from personal power and creativity. I call this place Living by Design.

The basic recipe for Living by Design is simple. But not easy.

Why is that?

Inertia. Inertia is a term that describes the fact that an object at rest tends to stay at rest unless acted upon by an outside force. Most of us fall into the comfort zone of the familiar and do not know how to move towards what we want. After awhile it becomes habitual to experience life as if it is happening to us, rather than living from a place of personal power and creativity. Corona can be seen as a blessing from this perspective.

Why else isn’t Living by Design easy?

Ignorance. Ignorance is not stupidity. Ignorance is a lack of knowledge or information. Many people just don’t know how to go about Living by Design.

Corona is a change we are all living through at the same time. Yet, the only thing constant in life is change. Most people don’t like this fact and continually argue with reality. As a result they create unnecessary suffering. One of the keys to successful living is becoming competent in dealing with change. When we learn to engage with change we can positively impact the direction of our life.

Getting clarity on where you are and where you want to be is vital in designing a life you want. Clarity relieves the stress that saps your power, resilience and immunity. Once you have clear vision you are in a realistic position to contribute to the outcome you prefer.

Living by Design is also not easy because we often lack a network of support. We think we need to manage things on our own. But not asking for support undermines our productivity, vitality and well-being.

Over the past weeks I have heard many speak of qualities of experience and enhanced relationship that have developed as a result of the “Great Pause.” Some have also become aware of limiting patterns that they would like to move past.

What about you? What are some “doing things differently” you have discovered that you choose to integrate into your life? In these uncertain times, it serves to align your thoughts, feelings, and actions with your intentions.

I invite you to take time for yourself on an ongoing basis and envision a future you’d like to create for yourself, your life, this planet. Starting Saturday, June 6, I will be guiding an online program called Life Happens: Now What? I have priced the program so it is easy to say YES.

Saying yes, is saying yes to you. Yes, I will participate as a creative force in my life. Yes, I will show up for me. Yes, I will clarify my intentions, refine my vision and design action to support what I want to create. Structure and support over time can make a difference. Come to just one session, or sign-up for 5 at a time.

This is an opportunity to move into action on purpose by:

  • choosing to thrive in the midst of what is going on
  • receiving support in creating your “next” in these times of change
  • co-creating with intention and action

Take advantage of community. Remember, your life is your own design, yours to create, yours to guide, and yours to enjoy. Be good to yourself, get support.