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14 Dec 2015

The Art of Living with Passion

Do you love your job?  Do you love your life?

No?  Ask yourself this....If it does not bring you joy, why are you still doing it?

Life isn't about hardship and struggle.  Hardship and struggle are simply what you have been taught.  Somewhere in your early life your parents and teachers may have told you that life is hard.  You have to work hard.  You have to be practical and responsible.  You can't have fun all the time.  You can't waste your life being a dreamer

That was THEIR limiting beliefs.  Here's a secret ... It's not true

No one ever told me that I had to get a real job and earn a living.  No one ever told me that artists can't make money.  Thankfully my parents believed if you were given a talent or skill, it was your destiny and obligation to share it.  So I became an artist...a creator.  And I not only made a great living, my life was filled with passion and fullness and joy

We are each here on this earth for a purpose.  Your path and your contribution to humanity isn't the same as your parents, or any one else for that matter.  So, why are you walking the path someone else chose?

A babies, we come to this life in a state of joy, fully connected to universal source.  Then we begin to learn ...

If we have unwise mentors we learn to be unhappy and to settle.  We learn to isolate ourselves from the power within us and all around us

You aren't a child any more....now you are in control of the choices you make, the beliefs you accept, the changes you want to make

CHOOSE TO BE INSPIRED!  Inspired means 'in spirited'.  It's a state of being in which you are naturally connected to something larger than yourself that has a purpose  

What do you LOVE to do?  What brings you JOY?  Is it spending time with animals?  Singing?  Painting?  Socializing with others?  Helping others?  Organizing things?  Teaching and sharing knowledge? 

The thing that brings you joy, makes you come alive and feel expanded and fulfilled -- that is the clue to what you came here to do.  Find a way to make it your career, your life's path.  ACT on your passion!

Your work should feel like play.  It should bring you joy.  It should feel easy, natural.  In doing what you love, what you do best, what feeds your soul, you expand. 

Your talents, skills and enthusiasm are useful and bring joy to others and to the world.  It doesn't have to be large or significant or life-altering.  It just has to be yours.  That is enough

Don't know what you love to do?  That's because you've kept yourself so busy you have had no time to learn about yourself and get to know the real YOU.  Here's how to connect with the deeper parts of yourself and find those longings that need to be acknowledged ...

Seek stillness.  You've grown up in a modern fast-paced society that is based on instant gratification.  You stay busy because you are afraid of silence and stillness.  When you are silent or still, you begin to hear the longing you've ignored calling to you for acknowledgement.  As a society, we've all become afraid to stop to acknowledge or explore how we really FEEL, who we really are, what fills our souls

Seek stillness.  Geniuses throughout time have known this is the way to access information that is beyond your rational understanding.  Einstein, Michelangelo, Edison, Cayce ... they all entered an 'alpha' meditative or dream state to access higher levels of knowing, to connect with inspiration and intuition.  They followed their hearts and their inspirations instead of society's rules for living.  In doing so, they made invaluable contributions to society and realized their destinies

Seek stillness.  Be OK with silence.  In that silence you will hear your inner voice calling to you, telling you what it wants and needs, what it longs for.  There is no other way to hear it

Seek stillness and wisdom and self-awareness in each day by meditating.  Praying is talking to God.  Meditation is listening to God, listening to the wisdom already within you

It's that simple.  It's that profound

Meditation will also help to reduce stress.  Stress isn't about the amount of work you do or how many aspects of your life you are shuffling.  Stress is the result of not listening to your inner voice or acknowledging your own needs   Flower Essences for stress


Lori D'Ascenzo



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