Your Challenge Today:
Be what you want to be!
By Bernadette Kathryn, LMT, IHLC
I believe that you control your destiny,
that you can be what you want to be.
~ Leo Buscaglia
Be what you want to be!
A dear friend of mine used to tell me – “follow your heart and you will never get lost”. I believe there is a certain amount of validity to that statement, if we are indeed listening to our heart ~ not our ego.
I remember participating in a seminar years ago and we had to do an exercise:
- Write down 10 things that you love ~ any 10 things ~ my list looked something like … sunshine, exercise, water, people, music, teaching, nesting, reading, loving, cooking.
- Make another list of at least 3 ways you can make a living at 9 of the 10 items ~ presuming that sex would be one thing you love!
- Then look at all the possibilities you have to create a career and life that you love ~ I admit this is not the conventional path to finding and creating a life that you love. However, it certainly does open the mind to new possibilities that I had never thought of. It was a fun exercise that engaged my imagination in new ways.
This exercise was liberating in a funny kind of way. I realized that I was actually already doing what I wanted, I was teaching fitness, I had classes inside a gym and outside in a pool. I was teaching, in the sun with music, I was working with people and it was very rewarding to me on many levels. I loved the process of reading to learn, teaching to share and helping others gave me a real emotional satisfaction. While I was in the process of reading and learning, I was also helping myself heal which was a bonus. Sharing my life and story with my classes gave me an opportunity to connect with the students on a deeper level and learn from them too.
Through this process of looking at what I loved, I learned that I had much to be grateful for and I was on a good path in my life, doing things that were meaningful to me. I was not on a traditional career path, I was not following the crowd, I was carving my own way, making the most of my gifts and pleasure. I was enjoying my life in a new way!
What do you want to … BE …
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The only thing that I haven’t been (in a long time) is a happy wife. I am fulfilled and happy in my career and home and social life. I am so happy to be creating the new role of wife in a healthy and happy relationship.I love making and keeping a beautiful home filled with dancing, music, love and friends. Now I have a compatible partner with whom I can share this!
And, very, very soon — you will BE a HAPPY WIFE!!! Congratulations to you for doing the work to make room for this amazing man to come into your life — I am so happy for you both!! xoxo