I was ruminating on this question yesterday over my morning coffee and it uplifted me so much that I wanted to share it with you.
I've noticed that we all (myself included) get a little lost from time to time at certain stages of our lives - especially when we experience sudden change, or when we have fallen into a loop of trying to please others, or when we've fallen into habits of numbing ourselves rather than facing ourselves... We end up feeling unclear, foggy, and disorientated because we have lost touch with ourselves, our own essence. It happens to all of us, but here's a quick remedy...
Asking yourself this question, really asking it, can shine a light through that murky lost energy and show you exactly what the authentic YOU wants and needs in order to thrive... And once you've discovered this, it's up to you to be brave enough and crazy enough and adventurous enough to step up and claim it!
"You're mad, bonkers, completely off your head. But I'll tell you a secret. All the best people are."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
So the question is:
What kind of life would you be most proud of living?
If you were fully living up to your potential, living in your authenticity and integrity and so proud of yourself for everything you had achieved and were currently living...
What would your life look like?
For me it's all about being honest and authentic and living my truth. My vision of a life that I'm really proud of is one where I am in consistent, solid alignment with my Source, with my truth, with my intuition, with my Guidance... and all my relationships and work and everything extends from this place. I make an amazing income sharing my truth, insights and creativity! I am so proud of myself for getting paid for doing what I totally love, I'm so proud of myself for being brave enough to speak my truth and take risks and put my creations out there for the world to use. And I'm so proud and humbled by all the amazing feedback I receive, for bringing people together, for being a catalyst for others growth. I'm proud of myself for continually facing myself when times are tough, for holding my own hand and slaying my own internal dragons. I'm so proud of the beautiful eco-house that I helped to build, that feels personal to me, and I'm proud of my amazing garden that is not only a sanctuary, but feeds my whole family... I could go on... But you get the idea.
Those are my visions, what would yours be? What's the life that you would be proud to live?
Now, on your bike!
You don't have to know how, all you need to do is make the decision, set the intention, take steps faithfully in that direction and continue to inspire yourself. Life will take care of the rest...
"Only he who attempts the absurd is capable of achieving the impossible."
- Miguel de Unamuno
Susan Harrington-Baker is an International Inspirational Leader, Teacher and Intuitive from Christchurch, New Zealand.