Well it's a million dollar question that I'm going to keep really simple... Drumroll please......
The meaning of life is to experience yourself in the fullest capacity
The meaning of life is to live. It doesn't matter how you live it, it matters that you live it. It isn't just about living a good life, with good emotions, good job, good home, good people. It's about taking it all in, the good, bad and ugly and allowing all of those experiences to gently carve their way into you and create a more refined version of yourself. The more you experience in this life the more you fine tune all the laws by which you choose to live by. You live, you learn, you fine tune, repeat.
Your first job typically isn't your favorite job, it's usually pretty shitty, but when you left this job that eventually made you miserable you know that much more about the values you hold with regards to work and can apply them to the next job. The same goes for every other relationship and situation you go through. Good, bad or worse they all make you better.
Consider yourself an inventor of life, you must experiment to see all that works and all that doesn't. In the end it is the inventors who take the greatest risks with perseverance and determination that end up with the greatest results.
So throw on your lab coat (maybe some protective goggles as well) and get out there into your life and start living without regret and hesitation!
"So, contrary to what some may believe, simplifying is not about retreating to a cabin in the woods and leading a dull, inactive existence. Rather, cutting back your hectic work pace gives you the opportunity to make sure that you're doing work you love….Simplifying will also help you create the balance you're seeking in your work life, your family life, and your personal life…You'll learn how to achieve the success you want without stress and overwork.”
After a few very long weeks of friends and family visiting I am filled with both wonderful memories and experiences as well as total exhaustion. Physical, mental, emotional exhaustion. Some recharge their batteries through relationships, going out with friends, etc. For me, recharge from any long day, week, month comes from a long day (or two) of total peace and solitude. Going back to basics brings a deep sense of calm, a sense of Being. Allowing myself to stand still for a few moments and just be, just breathe.
In my hiatus I become clearer of the things I missed most, the things that make me, Me. It gives me the opportunity to refocus on what is most important in my life, rekindle the love for things that satisfy my soul. It is in this sacred space of rejuvenation that I can almost literally feel my batteries recharging, my software being updated, gaining new power and perspective to return to my life a little better off than where I left it.
So many people want to change, living with a long list of things that they don't want to be. While it's important to acknowledge habits and qualities that don't serve you, it's also important to not fight against who you innately are. Through a Soul Realignment reading I share with you the qualities that your Soul grounds. These are qualities that you have taken on as a way to better experience yourself in this lifetime. Working to become someone you believe you should be is like fighting to get up the river, why go against the flow of your own life? If you are someone who thrives on doing many things at once, constantly on the go, yet people tell you to relax and slow down, you'll be fighting against your natural flow of life to get to a point that you believe you should be. Who is this serving? There is a difference between slowing down to serve your better purpose, and slowing down to serve other's better purpose.
Connect with yourself, find the validation you need to give you the security to live your life with pride. The more you know, the more you become.
Each day, hell, each moment, is an opportunity to completely restart and reboot. Life happens, it's happening right now and unfortunately it is all too often taken advantage off. Typically far too much time is spent worrying about the unknown or inevitable, or being caught up in what happened. In these situations there are two choices: to define our moments or be defined by our moments. Just as life happens, roadblocks and derailments happen. Grief, sadness, anger, fear, etc. are all perfectly normal emotions to experience when going through these trying times, what isn't perfectly normal is to allow yourself to continue to be defined by these times. Use these negative moments to define yourself by who you ARE NOT. Use these moments as an excuse to reboot with new ideas, emotions and actions. Whether the moment is a petty argument or a major tragedy, each of these moments are opportunities to reassess what is working and what isn't, to not be held back by all that went "wrong" and instead to use it as to cultivate more of what is "right."
Trust that you are a magnificent person, and you are doing a magnificent job of living.
Remember that you are not negativity, it is just something you are experiencing
Live with the courage to be truly YOU, there is strength and security there.
So many people come to me because they have become depleted and in many ways sad. They've spent so much of their time and energy devoted to others' wellbeing, making sure that everyone else is receiving the love they need to live and thrive. Most people have been conditioned to assume that loving yourself first is selfish, while I prefer to think that loving yourself first is self-preservation. When you are constantly giving your love out, you are doing it with some assumption that you will be getting it back and that is how you "fill your cup." This is a form of giving your power away, you can only experience love if it comes from others. This typically results in a whole lot of resentment and unmet expectations, waiting on the side of the road with a sign hoping that someone throws some love into your cup as they drive by.
How about a radical shift in thinking?
Trusting in the universe that if you love yourself first, that everyone else will be ok. If everyone loved themselves first then there would be no reliance on others for love, love would simply be something shared amongst us all. This isn't to say that you don't love others, it means that you have so much love for yourself that it is literally pouring out of your cup and filling the rest of the world around you with love. You aren't giving your love away, you are emanating it for others to experience as well. This brings all the power back into your hands, you aren't asking for love, you have it! When you have this much love you are able to make decisions that honor you, because love is power. It gives you strength to accept situations with confidence, but also respect yourself enough to know when it is time to move on.
It's a scary thing to love yourself first, but give it a try. Love yourself. Love others. Love the world.
Chelsea M Latham
When I was a kid my mom would occasionally refer to me as a Reverend, because I had the need to speak so passionately about just about everything. Little did she know that some day I would build a business upon sharing the wisdom that I am so passionate about. So here you go, here are some bits and bobs of thoughts strung together for your enjoyment.