READ TIME – 2.00min
There are wars going on right this very moment all over the world, innocent people being killed in the crossfire. Wars in countries such as: Egypt, Somalia, Libya, Nigeria, Syria, Iraq, Ukraine, Yemen, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
The biggest war is much closer to home. The war I am referring to is the one that is very familiar to you as it occurs inside your head on a daily basis. It is the war between our head and our heart.
We often get caught up in the throes of life; we can so easily forget what is really important. Rushing around on automatic pilot, repeating the same patterns from our past, surrounding ourselves with toxic people, preferring to have an intimate relationship with our mobile phones instead of connecting with family, friends and loved ones, pushing ourselves to the edge of the cliff until we either get ill and are forced to make changes and take time out t0 recover or we finally realise the direction we are headed and manage to make a change before the inevitable occurs.
Think about these questions:
– When was the last time you looked your loved one in the eyes and told them you loved them?
– When did you do a random gesture for a friend or stranger simply to show you care?
– When was the last time you turned off your phone to have an honest conversation with someone you love?
– How often do you spend quality time with your child?
– Do you take loving care of the ones that show you unconditional love every day – your pets?
Every day it is the small things that add up to create joy in life. It is learning to trust, being able to show love for yourself and others, to speak honestly from the heart, serve others to the best of your ability, to learn from the lessons in life, be generous, and take time to laugh.
“Break the rules, stand apart, ignore your head, and follow your heart,”
Why is it we instead spend an in ornate amount of time making life complex when we can choose to make it simple. We are brilliant at over complicating matters, overanalysing, or stressing out. The vast majority of people are skilled at making a million excuses about why they can’t do, be or live the life they dream of. However, they are simply lies we continue to tell ourselves; these lies stop us taking action and keep us in our comfort zone and a state of mediocrity.
Have you forgotten to find the magic in the little things that take place every day?
We have the ability to create magic every day if we choose to: by feeling the love in your heart, showing people you love and care about them, building genuine relationships in your business and personal life, spending time adding significant value and helping others solve their problems, collaborating with others, and celebrating success.
The magic starts when you first wake up in the morning to see the sun rise and have that first taste of your freshly brewed coffee. It is helping a colleague laugh when they are feeling low, surprising your loved one with a cooked meal, taking a precious moment to pat a dog on your way to work, giving a donation to your favourite charity, sharing an umbrella with a stranger stuck in the pouring rain, spending quality time with your family, being thankful for your warm bed each night, appreciating the things others do for you, sharing your dreams with your loved one to sitting down to have a honest conversation with your boss.
“One way can be learned by starting to see the magic in everything. Sometimes it seems to be hiding but it is always there. The more we can see the magic in one thing, a tiny flower, a mango, someone we love, then the more we are able to see the magic in everything and in everyone…”
– Joshua Kadison
The truth is we are powerful beyond measure instead the vast majority of people allow society, media, government, religion, our parents and friends to dictate the status quo. Thereby, shutting down our hearts and living with a busy mind that never stops dictated by fear leading to anger and anxiety. There is little wonder we can’t see the forest from the trees. Daily life can be compared to being lost in the forest without a map. Gasping for air unable to find our way back home to the people we love and our true purpose in life. Is this how you want to spend the rest of your life?
When is it time for you to say “No more, I want something different for my life”. Before it’s too late, decide on your fate, trust in your heart to find the right path. To help you in your quest, the following 3 steps help you connect with your heart to find your true purpose in life:
1. Seek clarity: Work with a coach or mentor to obtain clarity on your business and personal goals. Having another person’s perspective outside your social circle can change your perspective.
2. Seek Solitude: To connect with your heart, it is imperative to have 10-20 minutes alone time to quieten the mind. All the answers we seek come from within us.
3. Seek solutions to ‘perceived obstacles’: Obstacles are simply barriers we create to prevent us moving forward. If we take time to reverse engineer our business and personal goals we can more easily overcome those ‘perceived obstacles’.
To summarise, I would like to share this beautiful quote:
“Never get tired of doing little things for others. Sometimes those little things occupy
the biggest part of their hearts” – Unknown