Learn from the past.
Begin again in each moment.
Be open to whatever the future holds.
This week I've touched on the importance of releasing our painful past and giving ourselves permission to feel whatever emotion that rises and to breathe through it, allowing it to be released. When we have suppressed emotion it blocks us from the fullness of each moment and each experience. Although we may be able to feel happiness and live a good life, if a negative emotion is buried deep, it is a road block to achieving ultimate bliss.
One great lesson I've come to learn from many of my spiritual teachers is that in the next moment we can change our thought, our attitude, our perception, and our emotion. Ultimately, this will change our entire life. With each new moment we get a new beginning. So many of us hold on to our past and use it as an excuse to not move forward. We can carry the weight with us, telling ourselves, I don't deserve greatness, I'm not good enough or that simply nothing good ever happens to me. In this way of thinking, we are allowing fear to take over the wheel and drive us down a long dark road. When this happens, the only thing you need to remember is, in this moment I have a new beginning. I am going to choose to see things differently.
The past is there to remind us of where we have already been. The future is not yet ours to hold. So focus on how each new moment or new beginning can lead you to the kind of future you want. Don't let the past or your fear trail haunt you. Remember in yesterday's article how I mentioned, we are the only ones who can advocate a good life for ourselves. We have all of the tools and answers to live not just a good life, but a miraculous one. The question is, how bad do we really want it?
Our love and zest for life, our bliss is what will channel our hearts in the right direction. If you've disconnected from the conversation with your own heart, make a decision in the next moment to be open and ready to hear the message. Pretty soon, if you do this enough it will become second nature. You were not meant to just watch everyone else live out their own bliss. You are meant to follow your own. If you are already doing this great! If you're not, what are you waiting for? You have a perfectly new moment right now to start making it happen. So what are you going to do with it?
What is one thing you could do in the next moment that could change your life? Get a pen and paper ready and write one full page of all of the things you would do in life if you had nothing or no one holding you back. Look over what you have written. Pick one thing, something that you can start doing today that can bring you that much closer to leading a fulfilled life. As in the words of Joseph Campbell, find your bliss and then follow it. That is key to leading a fulfilled life.
Share with us what you've come up with! What you share can and will inspire other's to follow their own bliss in life.
As always with love,
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