Archive for October, 2008

The Truth About Life

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Life doesn’t have to be hard.  We were hard wired to live in joy and experience bliss.  In case of finding an obstacle or something we need to work on, we would simply face it knowing that it is for our betterment.  Imagine if we did that on a regular basis…  How much more enjoyable would our life be?  The word stress would probably have never been invented!  Most people spend way too much time convincing themselves that life has to be hard and that, occasionally, they would experience a nice ten day vacation a year and start it all over again.

 

A lot of us refuse to dream and still believe the myth that life has to be hard and that money is a huge obstacle to our happiness.  A lot of us believe that without a certain amount of money, we have no freedom to chose.  The illusion is that money would give you the freedom to choose.  I say the word ILLUSION because that’s what it really is.  A fisherman in a remote island in the South Pacific fishes during the morning and sleeps on a hammock in the afternoon after a nice lunch.  Is he a millionaire?  Far from it!  He simply does what he loves and lives accordingly.  Was Mother Teresa a millionaire?  No, and yet she lived the life of her dreams helping people in her native India and setting an example of service to the world.  She was probably one of the happiest human beings to ever walk the face of the earth.  Why?  Because she was doing exactly what she loved.

 

The question is:  Why spend the best years of your life waiting to be happy at the end?  Believing life is one set of hard encounters after another?  Life is what happens now, not 20 years from now.  Let’s face it:  You might not even have the next 20 years.  It is true, isn’t it?  We can slip in the bathtub, hit our head and die – God forbid!  The end.  All we have is NOW. 

 

Sooooooooooooooooooo, how can you make the best of now?  Hint: 

Always choose what you love!

 

With energy,

Ana 

Hope

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

Hope is a much needed concept these days.  As we navigate these times of ups and downs and the uncertainty about what’s ahead, we might be feeling a bit erratic.  After all, who can give us the answers?  No one seems to know which end is up and where to turn.  We are in desperate need of hope.

Our world is changing because we are changing as people.  We are acquiring a new consciousness.  We are becoming more mature as humans and giving more attention to what’s inside of us.  I don’t believe we are simply reacting to economics.  We are the catalysts of this change, and not the other way around.

That was the message of hope that came to me this morning.  Our priorites are shifting.  As a life coach I could see this happening with my clients and with people whose lives were touched by a spiritual experience or a major change in their lifestyle.  The more we become clear about our priorities and about what’s really important to us, the more we can simplify our lives, become more detached of material things and of feelings that keep us from growing.  The more we get to know ourselves, the more we want to know others. 

We are entering a new era.  A new economic paradigm is unfolding in front of our eyes.  It will be one of living within our means, consuming less, listening more, connecting with others more intensely, questioning our need to work so hard and live to pay our debts, opening up more and letting go of our masks.  It will be an era of true colors, integrity and self-development.  It will be a time of hope.

As we go through this transition, let’s exam what’s really important to us and what our priorities are.  Let’s become conscious that we can create our own reality and that we already started to do that once we became more aware of our holistic relationship with others and with ourselves. 

The moment we started to work on ourselves, began to question consumerism and shifted our thinking, that’s when we started this revolution.  I call it the Revolution of Hope!  Let’s ride it together and begin to create our own reality of hope.  Let’s welcome the new and face the questions head on.  The answers will come and the Light will shine brighter than ever.

With energy,

Ana