I found these little gems from Paul Walsh Roberts today. Very enlightening! – Goldenlight
By Paul Walsh Roberts, http://blog.paulwalshroberts.com/
“Life is a mirror, guiding you to learn, heal, and grow into total fulfilment. What’s your life reflecting to you right now?” – Paul Walsh Roberts
Life is truly wonderful and remarkable in all sorts of ways… when you see it. Though it’s quite simple to keep a lasting joy of life, it’s also easy to forget sometimes as we get distracted or consumed by anything and everything that doesn’t meet our expectations.
Question to Paul: “I told my husband how I wish my legs looked more beautiful than they do, and he just said to me “They work, don’t they?” That seems a little callous, even hurtful.”
Your husband is correct, in essence. I know of a young Canadian man who found immense fulfillment and personal achievement by climbing Mount Kilamanjaro in Tanzania, Africa — the world’s highest free-standing mountain — using only his hands… because he has no legs.
Losing sight of the wonderful things already in our lives is very easy.
And it’s a fantastic feeling to recover your appreciation of life again… without actually doing anything except changing your mind.
It’s vital to remain mindful of the things we DO have reason to appreciate in our lives — such as a strong and healthy body, or enough food on the table — things we might normally forget and take for granted. Besides teaching us a healthy humility, it gives us the opportunity to rise above fixation on the limiting, ego level of our existence, thereby enabling us to evolve and learn and grow into a hands-on experience of self Power, authentic Wisdom, and Unconditional Love.
Here are 5 simple steps to help you magnetize joy and fulfillment as you go about your own daily life:
1. Appreciate intensely what you have and what you do love. Be consistent, persistent with that appreciation.
2. Completely ignore what you DON’T want to fill your life with. Be consistent, persistent with that.
3. Recognize, acknowledge and celebrate every time something you appreciate happens or comes into your life. (NOT saying or thinking such things as “What a coincidence” or “I wish that happened earlier” or “I hope that happens again.”)
4. Acknowledge, appreciate and celebrate unconditionally when desirable things happen in other people’s lives. (NOT saying or thinking “I wish that happened for me” or “Why don’t I get those opportunities?”)
5. Help others find fulfillment and achieve their aims. And celebrate their happiness and achievements with them.
In that way, you’ll begin to see life as the joyful journey and experience it’s meant to be. Plus, it brings the lasting fulfillment and peace we all seek deep within.
Appreciating what IS already in your life is a very important step in attracting and welcoming the abundance, understanding, peace, health, power, prosperity and Love that fuel and support happiness throughout your life.
There’s no feeling that compares with dedicating your life to a higher purpose instead of more mundane day-to-day stuff. But it does not require that you ‘throw the baby out with the bath water’. There are self-loving ways to make such a change, ways that are less harsh, less risky, and less disruptive to your life than you’d imagine.
Question to Paul: “I want to do spiritual work. What I’m doing as a job now is not meaningful or fulfilling at all. It upsets me so much because I really want to spend my life in work that has some spiritual purpose, or some real service. I want to do some good.”
One seminar I did almost 20 years ago, just a short time after beginning the life-guidance work I now do globally, was one of the most uplifting and fulfilling for me. It was about shifting from a conventional career to more purposeful work. I was known then for having given up my regular career in the corporate world to do my spiritual empowerment work and these people wanted to know why and how I did it. They wanted to follow suit — discard their regular job for one that had genuine meaning and purpose.
During that seminar, I explained that I had walked out of my conventional career very suddenly and immediately began this new work full time. But doing so had caused a challenging, turbulent time for me — unnecessarily difficult, as I later realized.
Changing what you spend your working days on doesn’t have to be dramatic and disruptive or excessively risky. It just needs to be consistently doing what you deeply want to be doing.
First, set yourself the purpose that you want your life to have. It can be anything you deeply want to achieve as a service to humanity, to the Light, or to the world. It could be helping people understand their soul connection, or maybe helping communities live in more enlightened ways, or teaching children about their natural spiritual essence… whatever is true to your strongest inner calling. Mine was to help people understand and utilize their power to create their own reality.
Then begin immediately spending at least some of your time doing something (or things) that really do give you a sense of fulfilling that higher purpose or meaning, even on a very modest scale. It could be helping with a charity or social organization, maybe starting a community-oriented small business, or even gardening organically and sharing your crop, or running a meditation group each week.
Additionally, begin applying your chosen purpose to all the things you do in life that you feel you ‘have to do’ for practical reasons, or that you’ve always done even without any higher purpose — daily job, routines and the like. Ask yourself “How can I apply my chosen purpose to this activity?” If you definitely can’t find any way to apply your chosen purpose, then plan on stopping that activity as soon as you are able, and use the time that frees up to do more of the things you sense your purpose in.
The Universe will see you consistently acting on your chosen purpose. It will then swivel your life around in such a way as to provide more and more opportunities to do what you’re loving to do and what is raising your consciousness. Before too long, your life will be overflowing with the purpose and direction you seek. I know. I have experienced this myself and have witnessed it in other people’s lives.