More and more of us feel pressured to live up to being the best mother, friend or partner. To have the right look, the right career, the right hobbies. Maybe you are trying to be the best at work or the best at the gym or in a class you go to. There is so much perceived pressure to be the best at whatever we do, that we either give up doing something we want to experience because we believe we don't measure up, or we find ourselves totally stressed out even when we are doing something to relax, like yoga, art or meditation.
It is time to ask yourself ‘Am I happy and if not, what’s missing??’
What is missing is we are out of alignment. We are not living our true heart’s desire. You see, when we really know what we love and what makes us happy, it becomes easier to put these things into our life and to put life into perspective. It is not being selfish to put yourself first, in fact it is the most selfless thing you can do because when you are happy, everyone around you is happier. When you are happy, you can give more of yourself easily. Things flow better. You release the stress, the agitation and the feeling of overwhelm. People want to be around you as they want what you have, HAPPINESS.
So how do you get from here to happiness?
You start by taking notice of the little things that are happening in your life and you start to see what is missing. By using a journal, you create a mindful practice that gives you a place to gain clarity on what is important to you.
A New Style of Journal
Writing or drawing in a journal is an incredible tool when used to open your mind and gain clarity on who you are deep within. When it is used for this purpose it guides you to amazing happiness.
Many people write in a journal to pour out their sorrows and while I understand the need to unburden yourself of the yuk in your life, I do not believe that this is the best use of a journal, and the reason I believe this is because of the law of attraction – like attracts like.
Think about this. If you are constantly dwelling about your struggles, lack or your sad story, then you are still living in it, even if it happened a long time ago. This became obvious to me one day when I was sitting with my journal and something prompted a thought about my childhood. The next thing I knew, I had written pages of yuk about the abuse from my father. Then guess what? It was in my thoughts for the rest of the day and that made me feel worse. It wormed its way into my mind as I was trying to go to sleep and it continued into my dreams. The next morning, I woke feeling tired and grumpy.
What happened? My past was back in my present moment. It was making me feel unhappy, and yet, this was something that had happened over 40 years ago! When was I going to get past this!
Has this happened to you?
That was when it hit me. Like attracts like. I had brought those thoughts back into my present moment by journaling about them.
I realised then that my journal needed to be about things that make me feel good and from that time on, that is what I use it for. When I want to write or draw something that is weighing me down, I do it on a piece of paper and then once I have released all those thoughts, I burn it!
We all have a story about painful stuff from our past and we can become attached to that story and believe that is who we are. Our past made us into the person we are today, but it doesn’t define us. We are not our story unless we choose to live in the past, in the sad vibration of that story. When we choose to follow our heart, we start to leave our story behind. We live for now not for yesterday.
The Art of Writing and Drawing
Writers and Artists use journals to capture ideas, so why wouldn’t we do the same in our personal journal? Writing, doodling, scribbling, colouring in, drawing, painting, even sticking in images, all allow us to come into the present moment.
How does that work?
As we are writing or drawing, we allow ourselves to be absorbed with what we are doing and the more we become absorbed, the more we are in the present moment. Writing and drawing are mindful practices because they cut out the chatter in our mind and let our heart speak.
Finding our Inner Alignment
As you journal, you will discover that your biggest help comes from inside you. Once you make the firm decision to change your circumstances, even when you don't know how to, it is amazing how quickly the universe supports you. Be brave, be courageous, you are worth it.
Choosing to journal is very personal. It is a place where you express your thoughts, desires and emotions. Your self-awareness leads you to what is important, and in so doing, you discover who you are and what you really want in life.
When we start something new, our first question is always “Where do I start?” It is the same when it comes to sorting out our life. We know we want to make changes or become something more, but where do I start?
These Rainbow Vision Journals are designed to help you make that start. To find what you identify with most, to find what really excites you and how to incorporate that into your life. How to follow your heart and find happiness, purpose and fulfillment.
There is no better time than now to start creating the life you want, to be true to yourself. What better way do you have to spend your time then to create a life that fulfills your dreams? Don’t delay any longer, Click the link below and receive your FREE eBook now to get an understanding of how it will work for you.
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