IS YOUR LIFE, YOUR BUSINESS WELL NOURISHED?
Think about it…how are you feeding your life, livelihood…portions of fresh “true to you ingredients”, or servings of attitude from others’ plates, leftovers, not of your craving? We all create our unique smorgasbord of what to consume and to be grown by, essentially what we feel good and nourished by doing and being. There are ingredients that you require that nourish that unique YOU, your authentic purpose…and these are different for each and every one of us.
Ever feel a deep down charge, that spark of electrical “ignition” that calls to you, draws you into happiness, excitement, joy? That feeling of “wow” that moves you to do something uniquely you, nourishes you?
What feeds you, your passion…your “in the flow”?
What is it you just love to do…cannot live without repeating over and over and over again? Time to get back into touch with your feelings, find and feed your heart’s desire.
1. Pull out a piece of paper, grab a pen, now jot down two stories or memories that stand out in your mind that mark a joyful process, outcome.
2. Look at what repeats itself either in feelings, visuals, actions or results.
3. Find the main theme or “thing” you feel makes your heart beat faster…the thing that almost makes you cry as you say it…this is your main ingredient that nourishes you, your heart, your soul is speaking!
Are you doing what nourishes you, feeding your heart? Or, are you feeding your brain that has been told by others what you should, should not, is safe, is not safe? Are you feeding your fears and not your joy?
How do you start nourishing your inner “you”, that authentic spark you came into this world to be and do?
The answer to nourishing yourself is to begin honoring and listening to your inner voice, your intuition, your gut. This “thing” is your feeling of joy that you have repeated over and over in your life and may be ignoring due to patterns set into your life and actions by the experiences of your childhood, teenage and adult years.
In the world of Huna (The esoteric Ancient Hawaiian Philosophy of healing and living), this would be replacing a “stuck” pattern that is no longer serving you with a new positive “in the present” new attitude or pattern which is created with your imagination, creativity, that special sauce that is truly you. Think of what you LOVE and WANT, rather than dwell in what you hate or fear. Go for it!
It is definitely worth it to spend some time listing what you love and what you hate…then focus on what you love.
Assignment: Take what you love and increase that at least 4 times in “doing” time each week…see what happens!
For me it is painting, sketching, finding and showing the light, the essence of what I see and showing it to others (it is also connecting with other hearts, animals, nature…yes, I do talk to animals and other hearts in nature). That is my joy, this is what feeds my soul. What is yours…what feeds you?
Create a life that is well nourished with ingredients of YOU!
Thanks for sharing YOU (and of course, the blog)!
I’m Paula Brown, Visual Scribe / Purpose Discovery Coach / Author. I am a visual storyteller and “purpose guide” showing you many possibilities to IGNITE YOUR STORY, YOUR ENERGY, YOUR WELL-BEING for business and life. My site is: www.chilightful.com Connect on: LinkedIn, Twitter. and you can “like” my facebook page at: www.facebook.com/ChiLightful