That fear we feel in our gut is unrequited desire, clamouring for our attention, demanding to be satisfied, ready to be birthed.
Desire is our soul’s longing, calling out to us to experience a greater, deeper and more fulfilling life. When we ignore our soul’s hail, the consequences can be dire, we become agitated, anxious, stressed and potentially depressed. Alternatively, when we immerse our consciousness into the depth of what we truly desire, we surrender ourselves to a higher plane of inspiration, possibilities and vision of what can be.
Desire is not meaningless frivolity, it is a potent energy of profound importance for it is the marvellous answer to our most challenging and haunting questions. If we dare to listen, every desire unwraps a filament of our crowned ‘self’.
Nothing is impossible; there are ways that lead to everything, and if we had sufficient will we should always have sufficient means. It is often merely for an excuse that we say things are impossible.
~ Francois de la Rochefoucauld
We are not in a position in which we have nothing to work with. We already have capacities, talents, direction, missions, and callings.
~ Abraham H. Maslow
Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you, never excuse yourself.
~ Henry Ward Beecher
An excuse is worse than a lie, for an excuse is a lie, guarded.
~ Alexander Pope
We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse.
~ Rudyard Kipling
Often in actual life, and not infrequently in the myths and popular tales, we encounter the dull case of the call unanswered; for it is always possible to turn the ear to other interests.
Refusal of the summons converts the adventure into its negative.
Walled in boredom, hard work, or ‘culture,’ the subject loses the power of significant affirmative action and becomes a victim to be saved.
His flowering world becomes a wasteland of dry stones and his life feels meaningless.
~ Joseph Campbell
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.
Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.
Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.
And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
~ Steve Jobs
The following five questions will help you to discover your authentic work;
- What is the purpose of my life?
- What am I most passionate about?
- What are my inherent strengths?
- What do I stand for?
- What is my legacy?