75 Questions: Day 41

Life waits for no one.

There are 75 days before the glorious start of a new Gregorian calendar year. So, for the next 34 days (Monday – Sunday) the blog postings will ask you one question. That question may inspire you, it may perplex you, it may anger you, or it may tickle you.  It’s about trusting you and valuing your life. The intent of the 75 questions is to probe, to prompt a reaction, to get you to stretch, to press beyond tradition or boundaries, to think broader as you give a thoughtful answer to the question.

The overall intent of the 75 questions is to capture change. The questions are to be a catalyst for inner change that leaves you feeling more dynamic, safe, powerful, intrigued, and authentic. They allow you to live your best life now.

When these amazing emotions are opened up within you (they already exist), you change and your world changes and the whole world changes with you.

Life is an art, live it in vibrant color.

Question 41: What is your dominant life color?

 

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Write Your Success

There are as many pathways to success as there are people who dream of a better life, a better world.

(Photo courtesy of Mark Weiss/Corbis)

Success is a personal statement that one writes for his or her own life.   Only you can write your success statement, why not begin viewing success the write way?

Writing is one common denominator among those who share the prize of success. Successful people write. Documenting your thoughts and feelings helps you to bring them into a focus point so that you can execute them. Henriette Klauser in Write It Down, Make It Happen proposes writing to activate the RAS (Reticular Activation System) in your brain , the brain control center which sorts and evaluates data.

Writing about your success activates the RAS in your brain stem. Everybody has a RAS, actively use yours by writing your goals to target success.  RAS activation does not require convoluted contortions or regimented procedures. Writing for success should be simple, liberating.

Steps to Success Writing

  • Freeform, free flow.  Let your ideas germinate, let your mind flow. Just ramble. Write whatever thoughts come to mind.  Just doddle along. Otherwise, you may write about a specific situation or problem but don’t try to limit what comes to mind. At this point you are not looking for a solution, you are problem-solving in the abstract.
  • Make a list. Put on paper a column of what could or could not happen. Pros and cons – nothing more. Write your list to exhaustion, think of possibilities and probabilities or other options and then dig deeper to think of more. Written lists are an extremely useful problem-solving tool. Write your list, resolve the dilemma.
  • Write for an ending.  Success writing can bring closure. Whether you doddle, sketch or write longhand, you are writing to stretch your imagination. Take yourself to that often buried outcome that you have sequestered, usually due to fear that it is too daunting, improbable, and write the ending. Make your goal, no matter how deeply recessed, personal and alive by writing about it and what the achievement end will be.
  • Generate confidence. Success writing does not depend upon brawn or brain. What you are authoring as the coveted writer is for you. At this point you are acknowledging the premise and promise of your ideas; you are beginning to believe with assured confidence that success according to your connotation is not optional. When you write, you generate what it takes to make things happen.

The act of writing, instead of brain volleyball, is powerful. Committing your ideas to paper supersedes thinking or even talking about them. Writing documents what’s in your psyche and pushes you toward outward success that only you can imprint.

Solve problems, organize your thoughts, and document your goals using pen and paper. Write to resolve fears, build confidence, deal with grief, or sort out solutions. Whatever, just write.

Writing is cathartic; words on paper can guide your success.

Emotional Exercise 5

Exhale, you have been through four rigorous exercises. Job well done; finish line ahead.

  1. How do you feel?
  2. What has changed?
  3. Who are you?

Don’t skip over these three questions – answer them out loud with your hand over your heart. Feel the vibration as you orally recognize that you feel different, are different and are fully aware of your mental and physical being.

In fact, send me your answers so that you too have a written record for posterity. When you write your feelings and your expectations along with vocalizing them, according to Jack Canfield in The Power of Focus, you are imprinting inviolable strength and tapping  your inner support for powerful change.

What really makes me happy is knowing I can tap into the well of strength that rests within me…

No one can ever take from you … the assurance that you are enough, that you are the joy the world needs.”—  Samantha Page

Now that you have done this, you are ready for the final Emotional Exercise Five. Congratulations.

Emotional Exercise 5:

     Draw a mandala and place your goal (the WHY and VALUE statements with an end point) from Emotional Exercise Four at the bottom of your mandala.

A mandala in simple terms means “circle” or “center.” Shapes and patterns are added to a clearly identified calming central point.

  • Mandalas are the merging for healing of body, spirit and soul
  • Mandalas uncover your own creativity
  • Mandalas help you discover what is real for you
  • Mandalas allow you to master your inner and outer being
  • Mandalas aide calm and assist you to gain trust and composure

Do an internet search on mandalas and you will find origin information, free mandala drawing pages, and all sorts of interesting information about creating your own unique artistic representation of yourself and your goal.  It does not matter if your mandala is crude or intricate, the main point here is to use your creative, fun, and free-spirit side of your brain and your life.

You have become a master creator.  Post your mandala with your goal written at the bottom, the one you created, in a prominent place that you will see daily and often.  Free your mind, the outcome will follow.

Life is the performance of function; and the individual really lives only when he performs every function – physical, mental, and spiritual – of which he is capable.”       ~Dennis Wattles

You have a right to what you desire, so pursue your intentional goal(s) with unbiased fervor. Want completely.  Love intensely.  Live with passion that is with full faith and function.

Emotions are indicators of inner feelings that should be exercised or exorcised, depending on where they come from.  The emotions that we have exercised, I along with you, has oxygenated a new you, defined a passion, and inculcated an imprint of exciting rich, colorful change.   There is no more to be done.  Remain active, exercise your emotions often – pause and take the time for more inner discovery.

Don’t stop at one mandala, unless you want to. You can do this for each goal, outcome that you have. Create a symbolic picture of your core value and goal.

Emotional Exercise Five is complete – when your mandala masterpiece with the goal written at the bottom is done.

Feel free, I absolutely invite you to do this, to upload your creative images to this blog. This would be wonderful!

Give thanks.

Be, just be.

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Recommended Reading:

The Power of Focus, Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Les Hewitt

Climb Every Obstacle: Eliminate Your Limits!, Anita Jefferson

The Mandala Book: Patterns of the Universe, Lori Bailey Cunningham

When Perfect isn’t Good Enough, Martin Anthony and Richard Swinson

Websites:

http://www.mandalaproject.org

http://www.free-mandala.com

Bliss Equals Joy!

I just found two websites, serendipitously, while researching  inner happiness for an article I am writing, and just had to share them with you:

http://www.oneletterwords.com/bliss

http://www.blissology.com
Go to these websites and use the interactive compass tool to rate your level of bliss. I did it and my results affirmed my inner “bliss” but clued me in to an unclear professional “bliss” whenever I spun the wheel while concentrating on my work. I pledge to work on that until my bliss is congruent both inner and professionally.

Try the Follow Your Bliss compass for yourself.  Tune in to the  message of blissology – a path of interconnectedness and love.

The stream of consciousness connected with “follow your bliss,” writes author and lecturer Joseph Campbell in The Power of Myth, can be startling or affirming. Take the time to “identify your bliss and honor it,” advises bliss compass author Craig Conley.

Let me know how this worked for you.
Let’s honor our bliss together.

Be in bliss.  Be joy.  Be happy.
Peace.

Follow Your Bliss

I found this website, serendipitously while researching  Yoga for an article I am writing, and just had to share it with you: http://www.oneletterwords.com/bliss

Go to this website and use the interactive compass tool to rate your level of bliss. I did it and my results affirmed my inner “bliss” but clued me in to an unclear professional “bliss” whenever I spun the wheel while concentrating on my work. I pledge to work on that until my bliss is congruent both inner and professionally.

Try the Follow Your Bliss compass for yourself.

The stream of consciousness connected with “follow your bliss,” writes author and lecturer Joseph Campbell, can be startling or affirming. Take the time to “identify your bliss and honor it” advises the bliss compass author Craig Conley.

Let me know how this worked for you. I found that I rank high on the bliss scale – good news!
Let’s honor our bliss together.

Be well. Be in joy. Be happy.
Peace.