When I was younger, I didn’t always get my needs fulfilled which created a confusion within me to get my wants and needs mixed up. It really took some deep introspective thought to understand the difference. We all need food, fresh clean water, shelter, and proper hygiene conditions to survive. We also need compassion, love, joy, and peace to live happily. For me, I also need to be creative, have free expression and understanding. I enjoy the finer things in life so I need good music, books, and culture to have my needs met. I want many other things, however, they are just things. It’s perfectly fine to want beautiful clothing, a nice car, or anything that will give you some joy. But it is so important to know the difference between your wants and your needs. Once you understand this, you can discipline yourself to enjoy the abundance that you already have and appreciate it all. More is not the answer. Less, is more. Have gratitude for all you have and your wants vs needs will shrink.
The autumn has arrived. A change of season. This time of year is one of my favorites, however, I do feel the shift within me to become a little sad. I love the summer and I am always sorry to see it go. The shorter days, cooler weather and dying of the summer flowers creates a space within me to reflect on the things that I must let go of. It is a time to begin to go inward and look at what I am ready to release. Change, is inevitable. The question is, are you willing to change? Are you willing to go inward and reflect on what you desire to create and make new. Collectively we can create a world that is changing for the good. Look within yourself, you will find the answer to do something new, something bold and something beautiful!
change it up!
Initiative is the pass-key that opens the door to opportunity. In Napoleon Hills book The Law of Success,there is a chapter devoted to this quality that must be understood and applied, if you desire success in your life. To chose a definite chief aim or purpose is the first step. Then to have this purpose materialize, you must do something every day to get closer to your desired outcome. You must take initiative.
I recently published a book, entitled How May I Serve. I use a pen name “Karen Mathews”, because it is a memoir of my life so far. I have wanted to write this book for some time. I took initiative every day to complete my book, and now it is published and available for sale. The goal of my book is to empower women who struggle with limiting beliefs about themselves and what they can accomplish in life. With initiative, I would never have completed this goal.
So today, ask yourself, what can I do to Serve others? What do I have to offer? Than create a plan, and do something every day to get closer to it. You will then have taken initiative, which will make you a leader and give you self confidence to keep moving forward in a positive direction. How may you serve?
Is there something you love to do but feel you can’t? Are you working at job that you don’t enjoy, or feel like you just don’t have enough time to devote to a passion? Follow your bliss! STOP! Take some time for yourself and think and feel what it is you really want to be. Even if you only have a few minutes to devote to this longing, take it. Little by little, you will begin to inspire yourself to find more time and energy to your bliss. Follow your bliss, and it will lead you to amazing new places. The universe is here to collaborate with your strong intentions. Take the path to follow your bliss. Not only will you find happiness like never before, but you are paving the way for others to follow their bliss as well. The road my not always be smooth and straight. Most times it’s not, however your bliss will lead the way. Follow the yellow brick road.
There are many paths to lead to wholeness. There are infinite possibilities. I love music. Sometimes I wonder of the infinite array of songs that have been produced. Think of it. Some songs may be similar but not the same. This is true for everything. The infinite possibilities that can be created every moment of your life. Just a slight variation will produce a totally new song, picture, dance, expression, or what ever. So, if there is something you want to do, and someone tells you its been done already,dismiss that thought. It is only there limited opinion. It has never been done your way before. The infinite possibilities lies in the quantum field. Believe in yourself. Know that your path is one of a kind. No can can do it exactly like you can.