Hello dear reader,I hope you have been doing wonderful.
I have been keeping well and wonderful too. My past three weeks have been the most wonderful so far and I am so hopeful for the rest of 2024.
I have been spending each day intentionally unlike last year which was much struggle where I felt like I could hardly get anything done with overwhelm.
That sucked out joy from a lot of the things that I wanted to do and I had found myself feeling scattered and overwhelmed last year with all the things left pending in the to-do list of my mind and I felt like I was losing my determination and discipline.
But this year is going differently.
I am back to feeling like I am closer to my true self and living each day with the satisfaction of “I did what I could and I lived well today”
I realised where I was lacking and what was holding me back.
And this is what I wanted to talk (write) to you about today.
I realized that a part of me was subconsciously believing that it’s not possible to have each day as wonderful and meaningful.
I realized I was subconsciously holding on to the belief that I would get off track again, even if I were living two or three days doing and being my best.
I realised I was still being attached to an “Only when….” attitude.
“Only when I start waking up at 4 am…. Can I get my things done”
“Only when this thing falls into place… can everything else start to work”
“Only when I come back from here…. I can focus on my routine”
I felt that I would soon slip again and that it’s not humanly possible to live each day being and doing our best.
But what has changed this year is that my belief has changed.
This year I have come to the understanding that It IS possible to live each day wonderfully.
Suddenly it hit me with the realisation that it was possible for Mother Teresa to live each day with love and intention.
That it was possible for Nelson Mandela to live each day with compassion and determination.
I was reading Louis Hay’s book recently and that too made me realise that she lived each day with love, joy and intention. And that it’s not impossible.
It was possible for Buddha, Jesus and so many teachers before us- Martin Luther, Victor Frankl, Thich Nhat Hanh, Daisaku Ikeda, Edith Eger and so many others.
And if it was possible for them, it is possible to live each day wonderfully and meaningfully for us too.
Of course, the versions of best can be different on different days and best is not only defined by doing, but also defined by being.
And of course, we might think we’re not Mother Teresa or Buddha or Mandela.
But we can try.
They too were simply ordinary human beings but with an extraordinary heart.
But I believe God has put inside all of us an extraordinary heart.
If He hadn’t, we wouldn’t have felt the deep silent hidden urge to do something good with our life in this lifetime.
If He hadn’t, we wouldn’t be feeling lost and empty when we’re not fulfilling our highest potential of who we truly are.
But because he has put inside all of us an extraordinary heart, we all, no matter which phase of life we are in, or where we are, deep inside our hearts, we all deeply want and crave to live a wonderful-joyful and well-lived life of use to others and we feel pain when we don’t. We feel hollow when we don’t.
Now, it is up to us how much we can extract to the fullest extent- our extraordinary heart- that will define how we do and be in this lifetime.
For this, I think, first of all, it would be very helpful to go with the attitude that “It is possible to live each day wonderfully” instead of going with the attitude of “I am going to fail again” or “I am going to get inconsistent again”
This insight has been so freeing for me lately.
It doesn’t matter how your outer circumstance is, you can still have a wonderful day each day if you choose and believe you can do so.
This year I am believing that it is possible to live each day wonderfully, and to my pleasant surprise, my days are going so.
This is also what I have written down in my affirmation for the month that I am reading each day. It is a long one, but here is a part of it:
“It is possible to live each day wonderfully ~
7 days a week,
30 days a month
and 365 days a year.
I live each day wonderfully
and I do everything with joy.
Joyfulness and love are my true nature
I live my life treating everyone as family.”
Thank you for reading so far.
Let us live the coming days believing that each day we can live wonderfully and determine and re-determine to make it so.
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