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The Healing Project: Love What You Do

Updated: Jun 4, 2020

Allow gratitude to be the foundation of every thought, deed, and intention. Changing your perception will change the outcome of seemingly insurmountable circumstances.

For many people, Monday is a day of dread. They have to get up and travel, sometimes long distances, to a job they despise. Very often, they have prepared for this opportunity with great enthusiasm. Long nights of studies, grueling exams, disgustingly high-interest education loans leaving them saddled with years and years of debt add to the angst. Once arrived, they are overwhelmed with unexpected gloom.

Others wallow around in confusion, not knowing what life they want to pursue; and, even worse, remain void of the desire for an education or a marketable skill that would inspire them to move in a productive direction.

Self-assessment is the first step to a brighter future. Many people believe that who they see in the mirror on any given day is the whole story, not realizing that the story can be altered with one decision.

First, a basic inventory of your talents and skills must be explored.

I cried because I had no shoes until I met a man who had no feet” ~ Helen Keller

Hosting daily pity parties will not move your life forward. Curling up in a fetal position and pulling the covers over your head might make you feel safe in a womb-like environment; but, much like your mother's gestation period, no one will be able to get to know you until you make your presence known.

By making a decision to transform your life, you are making an agreement with yourself to "be born again." Taken out of the usual religious context, that means that you can actually reincarnate in this lifetime and form. It is your choice and your choice alone.

You don't have to allow the traumas of your life to suck you dry of all of your joy. You can reclaim your innocence with focus and guidance. One of the main ingredients for life enhancement is solitude.

By communing with yourself (preferably by a large body of water), you can find the space you need to explore new grounds for self-appreciation.

Counseling, life coaching, or therapy can provide the guidance you need. You might even need bereavement counseling. Loss (death, broken relationships, unemployment, etc.) can prove very damaging to the spirit and the self-esteem.

Take the time to write out your plan and give yourself a reasonable and realistic amount of time to affect change and adjust to the NEW YOU.

Identify and put a healing distance between you and the triggers in your life so that you can remain even-tempered. Anger, envy, resentment, and an unforgiving spirit unseats and afflicts the body and the soul. The negative consequences of this unhealthy mindset can reverberate throughout your DNA as you procreate, for generations to come.

Write, draw, sing, sculpt, dance, design, create your pain away. Understand that everyone experiences pain. It is a part of living. It is within your power to heal that which torments you. As a matter of fact, it is imperative that some positive action be taken to awaken the sleeping giant of self-change within your soul, in order to experience the complete fullness of life at its best.

Are you able to honestly respond when asked, "Who are you?"

Try this simple Meyers-Briggs personality test for clarity:

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” ~ Aristotle

Take hold of yourself and guide your feet to a place that is meant for your personal growth. Create a joy within your heart that will sustain you through the storms of life; and, keep you buoyant through tranquil times.

Choose to be happier, healthier, and wiser. Know yourself. Understand yourself. Cherish yourself. Pamper yourself.

You deserve the best. Claim your prize and don't forget to smile.

"Let my soul smile through my heart, and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts."

~ Paramahansa Yogananda


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