This post is a bit of a ponder for me. One of the constant questions in my day, so please indulge me for a moment. I would love to know your take on it. Post a response below, as I am sure there will be a lot of different ways to express this. The question I often ask myself is
what is the purpose of being here on earth?
Yep, just a small one to begin with.
Now most of us will have asked this question either consciously, under our breath when we are in a bit of trouble, or sometimes when we have had a few drinks and our brain goes off to vacation land. New Years is always a good one too, when we reflect on what is, and what we want, what we don’t have and the justifications for this too.
Seriously, what is life about? How do we live life? Do we live life? and what else is possible?
Have you really ever taken the time to ask yourself, if this was my last day on earth, what would I enjoy doing? If anything were possible, what would I choose for me? (By the way, if you never know when your last day in earth is, why aren’t you making this choice now!)
Having watched a fair few documentaries about the power of intention, the energy of water, the law of attraction, and when I am really feeling bright, quantum realities, to me its real important to experience life fully and do as much of what makes me happy. Some bright folks in the quantum theory world have shown that “like attracts like”, so if you don’t like what you are getting, you can change this. Its only a choice. But not a little choice, more an actual change in energy choice.
Now I can already feel the “you are f-ing joking right” coming back at me as I write this. “How can I do what I want, when I have a full time job, bills to pay, family and and and”
Yep , I hear you! Been there, done that, got a wardrobe full of t-shirts!
But what if even what we think are small changes creating waves in the Universe, that allowed even greater changes to show up for you, and it didn’t require huge effort? If that were possible, would you go for it?
What have you got to lose? What if you started to make space for you to have some you time, and do something that makes you ecstatic. If you always wanted to try free fall parachuting, go for it! If you always wanted to paint, give it a go. Learn ballroom dancing, its all a matter of choice.
The only thing really stopping you is the “Jiminy Cricket” on your shoulder, telling you it’s not right, think about the money, what will people think, and so on. Well I say, take Jiminy off to the clinic, as he needs his head read!
Look around – there are people who truly seem happy, and content. There are so many stories about people making the change, and ending up in new careers, doing what they love.
Richard Branson always says to ‘do what you love’, and he has done quite a good job in his world. Do good, have fun and the money will come – and what if it’s not about the money? What if you being you, doing what you love creates such a change in you, that your life opens up, and when you reach the time to pass away, you can look back and say “that was fun!” Remember Forest Gump? He always looked at life in a positive way, and he created a world of experiences for himself, as well as a lot of money for Colonel Dan too.
I know this is quite a big thing for people as we’re not taught to do things for ourselves. We have these weird ideas drummed in to us that its selfish. I say, that it’s selfish not to gift to ourselves first. Think about when you watch the safety demo on a plane, the bit about the oxygen masks dropping. They don’t say “oh please put on the child’s mask first, then check around to see if some old folks can’t reach theirs,” Nope they say “secure your own mask first!”
Wake up to the fact that we are born alone, die alone (no one can do this for you) and what we do in the middle is up to us too.
What if you made choices for you, choices that make you happy. If you are happy, and like attracts like, how will you infect the others around you? What can you create in your circle of friends, if you are doing what makes you happy?
You doing what works for you is not selfish. It’s actually, inspirational. What if making that change allowed others around you to do the same? How amazing would that be.
So ask yourself this question when you wake up, and see what comes into your life during the day.
What are we here for – in my view, to do things that bring us joy and delight, because even just to briefly experience this shows us what it feels like, and that we can access it at any point, if we choose to.
I am sure you each have our own great ideas on this. How about sharing those in the comments below, so we can start the Be Spunki happiness revolution. Just think how awesome the days would be, if everyone we met was doing things that made them happy.
Until next time.
Shaun, co-founder of Be Spunki