What Is Your Biggest Reason?
You’ve probably heard it said that at the end of your life, you regret the things you didn’t do, rather than the difficult things that you did. Why do we feel good about things we do that are daring, courageous and uncomfortable? I believe it is because when we engage our soul, we are engaging a sense of purpose and passion. When we are willing to experience the edge of ourselves in a creative and energizing way, life becomes meaningful and worthwhile. To touch that part of our soul is what living really means right?
But here’s the problem.
Sometimes out of fear, we tend toward seeking safety and security and comfort first. Then what we Really want out of life, falls through the cracks. Stephen Covey has a concept of putting the big rocks in the bucket first then all of the smaller ones will fit, but not vice versa. I think this is true here. If we put the things that really means something to us first, we can be more fulfilled. This of course doesn’t mean we will neglect to enjoy the comforts and little pleasures in life. But that we have our priorities straight, and stop making excuses to neglect our true passions and purpose!
So what is your biggest reason for living? What would you really fight for, if nothing could stop you?
Is it meaningful connections, friends, family? Is it that quality time that you never seem to get with the people you love? Is it financial freedom and time freedom that you need to have room to live life the way you really want to, because you’re never home? Is it your creative song, dance, poetry or artwork that you’ve been meaning to create… that’s been harboring inside of you itching to get out, perhaps for the last 10 years?? Whatever it is, let that be your priority! Focus on it and let it lead you on your path. Let it lead all the rest of your decisions. Follow your thread of intuition, instinct, and the little whispers of life that tell your heart which way to go.
Does this mean you’ll neglect responsibility and acting in smart ways in your life? Well this is the fear isn’t it? But the real answer is no. There are some things you may need to incorporate in your life to get past the fears and the discomfort of facing the unknown. Things like trust. Things like letting go of trying to figure it all out before you will make a move. There is a saying that once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen. So make that decision. And allow things to transpire and arrange themselves in your life in a way that supports your true soul-goals. What is really important to you in your life? Answer that question first, and let the rest Unfold.