This is your life. How you experience it is up to you.
You can choose to feel your life and be mindfully present or you can let the days slip by in a blur of busyness, overwhelm and scattered thoughts.
“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist, that’s all.” – Oscar Wilde, poet and playwright
You can end the day feeling that you haven’t done “enough”, didn’t accomplish what you wanted to, didn’t truly enjoy any part of it, or worst of all, barely even remember what you did all day (been there!).
OR, you can choose to find ways to build habits into your life each day to live more fully (mindfulness is one way).
Let’s dig into you a little more personally.
Do you truly, honestly, deeply believe that you deserve to live your life more fully?
Reflect on how you feel about this question for a moment.
This word, DESERVE, is highly charged and is part of what challenges many of us to live our best life and expand to our fullest potential.
- Do you deeply, honestly believe that you deserve to feel blessed, joyful, happy, calm, loved, safe, successful, purposeful, abundant and fulfilled?
- Is your busy brain, constantly full of scattered thoughts and emotions, somewhat of a distraction keeping you from giving yourself, your life, your loved ones, your day – your full attention?
- Are you allowing your mind to carry you in a million different directions all day, mentally running away from what you are afraid of (failure?) or from you don’t want to feel?
- Isn’t it time to give yourself the self-care you need to nourish the growth your authentic self desperately desires?
Think about how you want to feel.
Think about the years that have passed and how you can’t remember as many of the joyful times as you can recall the difficult and painful ones.
“She remembered who she was and the game changed.” – Lalah Delia
YOU DESERVE TO ENJOY THE RICH AND ABUNDANT JOYS that are can be a part of every single day of your life going forward.
It doesn’t matter how you have screwed up in the past, or what regrets you have, or the path you didn’t take, or the messes you’ve made along the way.
Even the bad days have moments of wonder and awe that we should absorb more fully, more mindfully. The beauty of sunshine in a blue sky, the sparkle of stars in the night sky. Get yourself in the moment more fully.
You deserve to live your life more fully.
You deserve to experience the sights, sounds, smells, feelings, taste and gut-level intuition of what is happening in front of you.
“I want to feel my life while I’m in it.” – Meryl Streep
You deserve to experience beauty, gratitude and peace. Every single one of us does.
The more you can bring yourself to that feeling, the more your heart and mind expands to the joyful possibilities that you can welcome into your life.
Cheers to feeling that you deserve what you desire – to living your life more fully, and to continued personal growth evolution! – Marlene
Note: This post is a peek at some of the content I shared with the 5 Day Mindfulness Challenge group yesterday. I thought it was an important topic and wanted to share a bit with of it you on the blog this week. When this post publishes we’ll be on Day 3 of the free 5-day mindfulness challenge, but you can still join us and get access to each day’s topic, challenge worksheet download, daily videos and private Facebook group support by signing up below.
And for those of you looking to further dig into getting your mind on your side, it’s not too late to join in the 5 Day Free Mindfulness Challenge which began on Monday, January 20, 2020. Explore what mindful means and how building a mindfulness habit can transform how you feel and how you approach life (and your 2020 goals!). Click here for sign up & more details.