Episode 20! Twenty! I feel like this is a mini-landmark episode…If you’ve been here from the beginning, or you’ve only just joined – thank you so much for being here and choosing to listen. It means so much and I appreciate every single one of you.
In this episode, I wanted to talk about inviting more of what you desire in life – whether it’s finally starting that art class, or finding a new career, or starting over in a new place. Whatever it is that your heart is telling you to do, go do it and see what happens.
So often we bury our desires under our obligations and things that need to get done throughout the day. We don’t give what we want enough importance because we’re not taught that our joy and fulfilment in life is important.
Sometimes, we don’t go after what we want because we have a lack of belief in ourselves and our ambitions…
No matter what the reasons are that have made you place your desires on the bottom of your priority list, let 2021 be the year that they’re given first place.
For this episode, I talk about the many reasons we may not pursue what we want, and how we can start inviting more of what we desire into our lives every single day.
[Also, the podcast episode I briefly mention can be found here: https://bit.ly/2LLLXQq]
…the truth, in any case, needs no defence.
~ Eckhart Tolle
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
But without deeper reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people; first of all for those upon whose smiles and well-being our own happiness is wholly dependent, and then for the many, unknown to us, to whose destinies we are bound by the ties of sympathy.
A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other [people], living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving.
A human being is part of a whole, called by us the “Universe,” a part limited in time and space. [We] experience [ourselves], [our] thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of [our] consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us.
Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
Only a life lived for others is worth living.
~ Albert Einstein
At the beginning of December, or thereabouts, I decided to quit social media for a while. I’m not a huge social media user anyway and I’ve never felt comfortable putting my personal life online for just anyone to see. Personally, it doesn’t feel right for me to allow strangers insight into my life and to have a bigger audience than the people directly around me. Quitting social media basically meant deactivating my Instagram account as that was my main vice. (I said farewell to Facebook a few years ago, Twitter was something I never really understood the hype, Snapchat was a no, and TikTok I’ll leave to Gen Z.)
I just thought it would be a nice break from constantly picking up my phone and mindlessly scrolling for fifteen – twenty minutes. What I didn’t expect was all the other benefits that came with it…Quite honestly, I’m shocked at how I feel now.
So, in this week’s episode, I discuss what I’ve discovered in the last few weeks, the changes I feel, and what my thoughts about social media are. This is all my opinion, by the way – you can disagree and you can argue. Right now, I’m more than happy to continue with this social media free way of life.
What do you think of social media? Think I’m talking crap? Or maybe you’ve given up social media in 2021? Perhaps you’re someone who can’t live without it?
Whatever your thoughts, let me know! Email me at email@example.com
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Something I needed to remind myself of the other day and thought you may need reminding, too.
I’ve often given something up before finding out if I was even good at it, simply because I didn’t pick it up immediately. For example, I gave up guitar because I found it too hard the first time around. I also gave up bass guitar when I was younger because I couldn’t get the hang of it. For a while, I gave up drawing because I wasn’t as good as the other artists I saw.
There are so many things that I have quit simply because I wasn’t able to adapt to them quick enough for my liking. Just think – if I’d stuck at those things diligently, I’d probably be a pretty good guitar player right now!
Talent is a gift…but even those with great talent know that you must keep practicing. To get better at something, you must keep showing up and giving it your best. One day, you might find that you’ve actually gotten pretty good, after all. Those who are most successful in life did just that – kept showing up, kept giving it their all, and believed that they could.
Keep going and, by the end of 2021, you’ll be able to see how far you’ve come.