A friend asked me a question the other day which started the old brain ticking, he asked, 'Who is the happiest person you know? I have to admit it wasn't an easy question to answer.
Let me ask you the same question.....Who is the happiest person you know? It's not easy is it?
And how do you define happiness anyway?
For me happiness is when I feel satisfied and fulfilled in life.
Happiness is a feeling of contentment....satisfied that life is just as it should be, living to my core values, in alignment and with authentic confidence.
Being in alignment is living to our true purpose.
Our true nature is not one of struggle and exhaustion.....its of pleasure and flow.
And when we are in alignment, life is just,..well,…easier.
Many of us live our lives 'out of alignment' and when we are in that space, it'll reflect and manifest in different areas of our lives.
I was living out of sync for so long before I finally made the choice to finally wake up and live in alignment with my core self.
When I was working in corporate sales roles, I knew that I would either burn out or I'd lose my soul totally to the needs and expectations of other people. I was not living a happy, satisfied and fulfilled life.
I believe as human beings we are hard wired to grow and evolve, to grow into the person we are becoming and to 'be' who we are..... however, in modern society we are losing our true selves and disconnecting from our forever evolving human potential and instead we are pausing this most crucial process.
Many of us don't realise that we are the ones that are in charge of all the choices we make in our life.
WE can actually control our own destiny and create our own experience.
Its all too easy to place blame on the circumstances, experiences, surroundings and environment that we find ourselves in today, however at the crux of it all, it really is up to us to change it!
Boy oh boy, believe me, there have been many times in my life where I've had to really dig deep into the core of my being to move past situations that I'd find myself in.
At that time I doubted my own inner strength. I didn't trust in myself enough to know that I would grow through them... it definitely wasn’t easy, and there wasn’t a quick fix.
I now know that life is about evolving and growing, not just for today or for tomorrow but for the rest of my life and do you know what? I am excited about that prospect, I want to discover more about my own potential. I am curious to discover more of who I am.
I realise and understand that the experiences, circumstances, tragedies and life obstacles that I've encountered, they were all sent to assist me with my growth for today. Being of an empathic nature I absorbed all of the process, sometimes even fighting against it, but I now know, that I wouldn't be happily at this stage of my life if I'd given up and settled for mediocre.
I really understand now and accept that my life is up to me, my life, my choices, my creation. The life I am living right now is a result and reflection of the choices that I had made in the past.
Although those choices happened, they are no longer important because they are in the past, the only choices that matter are the choices I make right now.
Right now I am free from past experiences and I now have choices with creating my future.
I wake up every morning and feel like my work is a joyful adventure, I am excited to see how the day will pan out and I don't have to drag myself out of bed to start the day.
You see, we all have a choice in life, to either resist and focus on the negative and struggles, or we can choose to see things from a new and different perspective, create our own opportunities for change, and to seek guidance when needed.
No matter where you are in your journey or how your life looks right now, you can still make a start today to make your day and future more fulfilled and happy.
Creating a life you love is really about aligning your life with your own personal value, the things that make your heart sing and to focus on the things that are most important to you personally.
You may be saying to yourself right now... 'Well thats all great Claire, but where do I begin?'
If this is you and you really want to start shaking up your life for the better and you're sick and tired of being sick and tired, then check out the 'Free resource Library', I have popped the link below.
I would also recommend the 5 day Free Journal Challenge to work alongside the other resources, link below:
If you are interested to learn more about me I chat more about my own journey on my latest podcast - Inspire Inner Greatness. Link below:
Let me know in the comments what action you will take today to begin creating a life you love?
See you next week. xxx