Like millions of others, I’ve read and loved “The Alechemist” by Paulo Coelho.
In this video with Oprah, Coelho himself talks about our Personal Legends. He explains it’s what we’re here for… but what really grabbed me is this line:
“You know when you are betraying your personal legend.”
This has become so true for me. In the past few months I’ve started living life in a new way, in an agreement with the Universe (after reading Diana, Herself) that I would live by inspiration. Which means: if I’m inspired to do something, I will do that thing. No matter how crazy. And if I’m feeling the feelings of “No, this isn’t right,” I will stop. [click to continue…]
Everyone who’s gone before us, who have written about it, TED-talked about it, and held your hand and cried over coffee with you about it will help your journey. We need each other’s wisdom and experiences. But we also need to…
Do the work
By this I mean play. You have to do the play. The things you love. That make you feel alive. That turn your head and make you trip over your shoes because you’re can’t stop looking. DO THOSE THINGS. Everything else can wait. (Yes, EVERYTHING.)
It’s a lot more soul-satisfying than you might think
Because, when we do what we love? When we’re living in our vital energy? Our souls are LOVING IT. Hey, remember me? I love you, I miss you, please pay attention to me again. Love, your Soul. The satisfaction of doing what you truly want to do, from inside your soul, is more fulfilling than anything else you can do on this planet. Why? Because it’s what you were meant to do on this planet.
The path is riddled with Fears.
When you’re passionate, you will still see fear. Smell fear. Feel fear. But you’ll also have an inner knowing that if you follow those Fears into the dark woods of Nowhere, and leave your passions on the Path of Purpose, you’re going to feel very, very sad. You’ll grieve. You’ll miss one of the greatest parts of you, while you entertain the Fears and listen to their chants.
So stay on the Path. Look at the Fears and acknowledge them. “I see you, and this is the path I want to take.” “Thank you for warning me, and I still want to take this path.” “I can’t follow you today, dears, go find someone else to play with.”
Keep going, because the world needs you to save yourself. The world needs you to come alive.
“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
I’ve had some of the most frustrating relationships known to man. I’ll admit to being in relationships where we screamed at each other, said petty, ugly things, walked out and slammed doors. Lost my cool so often I can’t honestly say I ever got back to “cool” before blowing it again.
Even now, that I have more mindful tools and years of personal work under my belt, I find myself in moments with others where I’m not being my best self- because they’re driving me crazy. Right? Well, at least that’s how it feels when it’s happening.
Did you know it’s possible to change absolutely anyone, so they stop driving you crazy? [click to continue…]
Over the years, I’ve ignored my soul’s longing. I’ve struggled, listened to everyone else (even my best friends and dearest family members), and utterly convinced myself it was time to “grow up” and do “the right thing” which was always the opposite of what my soul wanted. What my life’s purpose was.
Do you know how stressful the word “no” is? They’ve documented it:
“If I were to put you into an fMRI scanner—a huge donut-shaped magnet that can take a video of the neural changes happening in your brain—and flash the word “NO” for less than one second, you’d see a sudden release of dozens of stress-producing hormones and neurotransmitters. These chemicals immediately interrupt the normal functioning of your brain, impairing logic, reason, language processing, and communication.
In fact, just seeing a list of negative words for a few seconds will make a highly anxious or depressed person feel worse, and the more you ruminate on them, the more you can actually damage key structures that regulate your memory, feelings, and emotions. You’ll disrupt your sleep, your appetite, and your ability to experience long-term happiness and satisfaction” 
A friend of mine has the habit of saying, “Say yes to to the no.” She explained that this is the way you can move through life without resistance and tightness- and after reading this study, I’m saying yes to this new phrase. Here’s how it works: [click to continue…]
I’m working on something to share with you that’s roughly titled, “Things I’ve Learned While Living In a 1-Bedroom Apartment With 2 Kids For A Year After Selling Our 2400 sq ft House” aka “Personal Space and the Loch Ness Monster: Will We Ever Find Them?” but really, it’s been great in a lot of ways.
You know that the Keys to Unlock Your Potential are those precious little beauties called Questions. The right questions open you up like a treasure chest and unleash your best self, and the “wrong” questions will assume you’re a victim, like, “why did this happen to me?”
So let’s use questions proactively. Let’s find the best questions we can possibly ask.