Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Fulfilling Life vs. Impressive Lifestyle

The second step in being personally mindful is to choose what it is you want in your attract what you want with the absense of anything else.

“Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.” - Carl Schurz

Ideals are what we reach for as we move forward in our lives. It’s being in tune with our core values and ways of being. When we fight those ideals we forget what it is we stand for and if we don’t make decisions based on who we are, we fall for anything that comes our way. My clients struggle the most when their actions and decisions aren’t congruent with their values. They not only fight a plan of action, they fight themselves in the process. As Carl Jung said “Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside awakens.

I don’t want my clients to change. I want them to learn, to grow, to live their lives and make choices based on their personal ethics and integrity. It’s one thing to fight for what you know is right, quite another to fight what you know doesn’t sit right deep within your heart. Success at what price?

Don’t fight your intuition. Go with it. Let it guide you on your journey to growth. Listen to what your feelings are telling you. They will be your highest truth. Choose what it is you want in your life….people, ideas, experiences, feelings, environments. When you chose there is no room for anything else. The 'don't wants' cease to exist. And when you let your choices be your guide, you will create a fulfilling life, not just an impressive lifestyle….unconditionally.


Donna Karlin

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