Celebrating Life Anew is the name of this blog. That name was chosen to reflect the mood and direction my sister and I have chosen to live our lives. We chose to create the world we live in and not to let negativity rule. Turn on the news and either you are bombarded with violence, sex or greed. That is the world we live in. It does not matter what country, state, city or town we reside in negative aspects of life engulfs our mind and thoughts every day.
In my most recent blog, the conversation was about recreating ourselves and seeking opportunities that are true to our passion for life. Today, I want to talk about what could hamper us from living our passion for life; the choices we make.
Lately we have had to digest all types of tragedy; natural and by the hand of man. I ask myself daily how I can celebrate life with so much unrest in the world. The revelation came to me that I choose to celebrate life. I choose to seek an authentic life. I choose to believe in a power greater than myself that works behind the scenes on my behalf for greater good.
Living is about making choices every day. In every circumstance we face, we make decisions even if there are unconscious. By making a conscious choice we take control of our lives and release into the atmosphere energy that speaks to the universe. It is up to us to make a choice that releases positive or negative energy.
What choices will you make today? Have you been struggling with making a decision about something that could possibly change your life? Take control and make a decision, don’t let the decision be made for you. It may not lead in the direction you desire.
It is August yet it feels like September. I love when I can feel the seasons change. I can feel it and breathe it in and know that change is coming. Last month I shared with you the idea of recreating yourself. What responsibilities did you release to free up time for what you are meant to do?
I’ve discovered that first it is a mental about face. Over the course of time it is so easy to forget who you are if your focus has always been tasks performed for your job. The two tend to merge together if you are not careful.
I suggest you find the space you need to discover your authentic self. What do you enjoy? What makes you feel like you are making a contribution to the planet that only you can make? That is the exciting part of this discovery. We are all unique and because of that we each bring something to the table that only we can bring. Without our contribution something is missing from the fabric of life. Once you conquer the mental about face, hit the ground running!
You’ve discovered your passion in life. Now it is time to put it into practice. I’m a planner who enjoys mapping everything out, but don’t spend all your time on planning. It is easy to get stuck there and spin your wheels. Action! Create some action around your new found discovery. Consider a monthly or quarterly timeline in order to feel victory in small goals you establish.
As I share this information with you, I am putting it into practice for myself. The world and opportunities in it are larger than we know when we busy ourselves with the usual routine of life. I challenge you and as I am challenging myself to step outside of the usual routine and begin creating the new you on the outside that mirrors the inside which has been waiting to venture in a new direction.
I sat at my desk and decided to take the words out of my head and transfer them to paper. As a writer I knew that was the beginning. What would I write about? Better yet, what do I have to say that would be of interest to anyone but me? I read somewhere (more words) that if I am interested in something, more than likely someone else is too.That thought helped me find my voice. As I began my journey to become a writer, I realized that the world is made up of words. Everything around us is connected to a word. I began to hear the words in music. I began to see the words in sales papers. I began to see my words on the computer monitor.
I’m currently reading “Writing to Change the Word” by Mary Pipher. According to Ms. Pipher, “words are the most powerful tools at our disposal. With them, writers have saved lives and taken them, brought justice and confounded it, raised armies, started wars and ended them. Writers can change minds, alter the way people think, transform our definitions of right and wrong.”
The power in words is amazing. The more we read and write, the closer we’ll come to finding our voice, and perhaps changing the world. What are you passionate about? What concerns you in your everyday walk through life?
The passion I have to share with other parents about life with my son who has Autism is driving one of my voices. Did you know that April is Autism Awareness month? There is so much for the world to discover and understand about the spectrum of Autism. Even children who do not have the disease need to be aware of how to socialize with their peers who do. Better informed students will help teachers have better managed classrooms. Please visit http://www.autismspeaks.org/ to learn more.
As I continue to toss words around and observe the world around me, I look forward to stretching my voice. How did you find your voice? Are you on the journey to discovering your passions? Please share with us, we would love to know.