“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinion drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.”
– Steve Jobs
If we don’t learn to trust ourselves and truly listen to ourselves, we’ll miss everything and never create the life of our dreams. The key to gaining this trust is listening. If we don’t listen to our heart and intuition we can not self-actualize. You may not hear what you are being told to do, or maybe the action steps that will help guide your way. We will not be able to recognize our destiny or see clearly on how to live out our life mission if we continue to live our life according to the opinions and thoughts of others. This is not your life, nor your destiny. Our destiny is to live a self-actualized life, one in harmony with the universe and of course your Self, where we can act out of and take action on our destined path from a place of faith and love.
And as we do, expect and allow miracles and synchronicities to show up in the most amazing way!
“Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.”
– Rumi, Sufi poet
“My willingness to be intimate with my own deep feelings creates the space for intimacy with another.”
– Shakti Gawain
The simplicity of these words are just so powerful and truly moving. We sometimes want to hide the dark aspects of our personalities, thoughts, and feelings. But when we actually take the time to reflect on these dark spots and are willing to learn from them and accept them do we truly see our own beauty. Seeing, understanding and accepting all the good, bad, ugly and greatness in our self is love. When love and acceptance flows freely within your being, can you then truly become intimate with, and love another. Take a few moments today to get intimate with yourself. Check in with your feelings and reflect on them and from this place of introspection will love flourish.
Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it.
Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it.
Hatred darkens life; love illumines it.
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Peace is to be found only within, and unless one finds it there he will never find it at all. Peace lies not in the external world. It lies within one’s own soul.”
– Ralph W. Trine
Be sure to take time to for yourself today, and everyday; to connect, unleash, discover, listen and appreciate all the good, bad, and the ugly you are blessed with. Once you learn to accept who you are peace, light and happiness from within will shine forever.
“Hope in the divine can empower a human being to overcome unimaginable obstacles. In a predicament when, our hearts embrace hope, we attract a power beyond ourselves to guide us, purify us and ultimately liberate us.”
– Radhanath Swami
Who is your divine? Is it a universal force? One god? Many gods? Perhaps a goddess? Whomever you define and choose to be your divine continue to believe and embrace, with hearts and arms wide open, to endless possibilities of goodness, support, and love your divine has to offer.
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“We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves, otherwise we harden.”
– Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Happy New Year! May your year ahead be filled with joy, love, balance and bliss.
From all your friends and family at Yin Yang Yogis.