Are you LIVING the dream? Are you living? Or are you simply alive?
I was thinking about the differences between being alive and living. To me, being alive is waking up, breathing, getting through the day, going to bed, and starting it all over again. To live, to truly LIVE, is waking up, breathing in LOVE, laughter, beauty, happiness, and health. It is setting the intention to go through your day, eyes wide open, to take it all in and live in awareness for how you feel – the happy, LOVING feelings and even the sad fearful ones. Living isn’t about ignoring the hard times, rather about moving through them with compassion. Living is feeling it all. The LOVE and the heartache, the excitement and the fear, and moving toward living whatever your best life looks like.
I dream of living in a world that focuses on LOVING more than fearing, happy more than sad, healthy more than ill, abundantly more than lacking, and in gratitude over a complaint. That is living the dream to me. That doesn’t mean I don’t want more in my life than is currently there. It means living in the space of deep gratitude AND creating the space for more dreams to unfold. It means feeling the frustration or fear and moving forward to feel a little better. It means being happy while knowing there are ways to be happier. I continue to grow my business of helping people feel seen and heard. I continue to grow in my self-awareness and what I do and don’t want in my life. I continue to mess up, reevaluate, and move forward. I continue to ask myself daily, ‘who do I want to be in the world, and how do I want to show up?’ The bigger home, more travel, growing my business, LOVING relationship, and joyful adventures are focuses of mine. Yet, they are the icing on the cake to me on living the dream right now, regardless of what my current circumstances might be. To choose to LOVE big and then LOVE a little bigger.
When I live and LOVE full out, life meets me there.
Moving forward, I invite you to live your dream by:
LOVING bigger today. LOVE YOU, LOVE others, and LOVE the world. Focus on what you LOVE rather than what scares you.
Appreciating the littlest things in your life that make you smile as what you appreciate appreciates. Appreciate where you’ve come from, where you are now, and where you are going. Embrace it all, yes, even the hard parts.
Being gentle with yourself as you continue to grow into the life you yearn to live. There will be moments of fear and frustration. That’s not only okay, but it’s also normal. Just remember that your dreams, your desires, and YOU are far bigger than your fears.
Being YOU full out, unabashedly you.
Mostly, my wish for you is to truly LIVE with deeper LOVE, laughter, and happiness.
Until next time, here’s to living your dream.
I live each day in a state of gratitude for being alive.
Words to LOVE by:
“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 others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” ~ Steve Jobs
“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” ~ Nelson Mandela
“I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.” ~ Joseph Campbell
Sounds for your Soul:
Long Live – Taylor Swift