“Creating a life that reflects your values and satisfies your soul is a rare achievement. In a culture that relentlessly promotes avarice and excess as the good life, a person happy doing his own work is usually considered an eccentric, if not a subversive. Ambition is only understood if it’s to rise to the top of some imaginary ladder of success.
Someone who takes an undemanding job because it affords him the time to pursue other interests and activities is considered a flake. A person who abandons a career in order to stay home and raise children is considered not to be living up to his potential-as if a job title and salary are the sole measure of human worth.
You’ll be told in a hundred ways, some subtle and some not, to keep climbing, and never be satisfied with where you are, who you are, and what you’re doing. There are a million ways to sell yourself out, and I guarantee you’ll hear about them.
To invent your own life’s meaning is not easy, but it’s still allowed, and I think you’ll be happier for the trouble.”
– Bill Watterson –
Some of you may or may not have noticed that I haven’t written a blog post in a little while. I’m not entirely sure why this is, apart from the fact that I haven’t felt like writing a post. And it’s not for lack of inspiration either. Every day, inspiration comes to me from so many different directions, I feel as though I could pen at least 10 posts in a day sometimes.
However, for whatever reason, I haven’t felt like putting fingers to keyboard.
Today, I do. And as I write these words, I’m just going to share what I’m thinking and feeling in this present moment, and allow the purpose and intention of the post to come to me intuitively.
I love to write. I love to share what I’m learning in the spiritual, metaphysical and New Thought space. And I share in the hope that whatever has inspired me, or educated me, whether it be a film, a book, a quote or a song, may have the same effect for someone else.
And that is the sole (soul) reason or purpose for me writing my blog. I want to inspire people to live a life of truth, peace and love. I want to inspire people to follow their hearts, to do what feels right for them, rather than what they think they ‘should’ do.
I lived so much of my life in an unconscious space, getting up, going to work to do a job that I wasn’t really that fussed about, coming home from work, maybe going out to get drunk to forget about the fact that I wasn’t really that happy with my life. Doing what most 20-somethings do. Or subconsciously creating dramas to detract from the fact that my life didn’t really have any purpose or meaning.
Now, just a couple of years into my 30s, my life couldn’t be any more different. I live in a country where the sun shines more often than not, I live 2 mins from the beach, I run a company doing something that I love and I have a boyfriend who I love very dearly.
My life is filled with things that I love. I am not judging my success by anything or anyone. I’m not climbing a ladder, only to get to the top and find that there’s nothing there. No longer am I worried about what the future holds, I just let every day unfold, moment by moment, minute by minute, hour by hour.
And my blog is here to act as a reminder, a hint, a tip, a nudge or a warm embrace for those who want to live a life of truth, peace and love.
It is possible. All you need to do is follow your heart, follow the feeling, and live from a place of love.
And as Seth Godin eloquently puts it:
‘Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to escape.’
Sending you lots of love, hugs and light,
Kat x x x