the power of intent

Finally deciding to follow my true passions has truly been the most liberating experience of my life. My only regret in all of this is that I had not done this sooner. But this was my journey and everything that I experienced while on it has brought me to where I am today…freedom. If I had to do it all over again I would do it all exactly the same way, knowing that it would bring me to where I am today.

I have sifted through and dealt with all my dirty laundry and have let go of all the ideas and beliefs that held me back in the past. Now I stand at the porta of what is the next chapter in my life and for the first time I am open to any and all possibilities. I feel as though I am reborn. All of the passions that I have supressed for so long out of obligation to something else, are slowly coming back. And it is on these passions that I focus much of my free time. My writing, my dancing, and my photography, have all been instrumental in bringing me back to my true self. I am even contemplating picking up a paint brush again after years in early retirement. And now, as a result of being true to these passions, the rest of my life is coming in-line with them.

More and more I meeting people that share similar interests and passions, and opportunities are presenting themselves everywhere for me to make the most of these passions. Even my career is shifting with very little effort on my part to serve my purpose. The important lesson here is the lesson of intent. If you set out to focus on what it is that you are most passionate about, even if it is only in your spare time, the inspiration that comes from that is so powerful that it has the ability to catapult your life into an entirely new direction that you may never have thought possible. And it ignites a fire within you that is so intense, that it gives you the strength and courage you need to persevere. Because when you are following your passions, you are in fact following your heart. When you are following your heart, you are living according to your true purpose. And when you are true to your purpose, it is like having the entire world at your fingertips.

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About the writer

So yes, you've guessed it...I am in the process of getting divorced. Now surely I've had many challenges along the way, but I can honestly say that it has truly been the most eye opening experience of my life. Although it's never what you plan or hope for and it can be truly devastating when you realize it's happening, but it can also have a silver lining if you look for it...once you get through the guilt, anger, self-loathing, several pints of Haagen Dazs and a crate or two of wine of course. My divorce not only got me out of a very unhealthy relationship, but it also opened the door for me to reshape my entire life. So after a year of loafing, I am getting my ass off my couch and into gear to transform everything that I know has not been doing me any justice in my life. I went from trying to be the perfect daughter to trying to be the perfect wife, constantly accepting that which was imposed on me and living my life on auto pilot. Well, all that is about to change. 2012 is finally over and the new year is here, and this will be the year that I change my life and make it what I want it to be. This blog will document my experiences and hopefully help other men and women in the same boat to find some sort of inspiration. I would also like to hear from those of you who have some tips, advice or inspiring stories of your own to share. For many of us, just knowing that there are others who have lived to tell their stories with somewhat of a happy ending, is inspiration enough. Happy New Year!!!

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