Do you wake up each morning with an ‘I own this!’ feeling alive with joy and gratitude, wondering “How does it get better than this?!”
If not, you’re missing what life’s all about!
The good news is if you’re receptive and ready to practice, you will experience more joy, peace, prosperity, happiness and unconditional love than you’ve ever imagined.
The bad news: it won’t happen in days, weeks or even months. It may be years, perhaps longer. But that’s okay. Think of it like taking a cruise to paradise. Yes, you’ll have a great time when you arrive, but the cruise is where it’s at. It is all about the journey!
This is Living Full Tilt (LFT)’s purpose. Sharing closely guarded secrets, timeless insights and new findings; revealing experiences supporting your growth, happiness and success, assisting you in seeing with new eyes while playing to your strengths. We call it LGA (Life’s Greatest Adventure)!
We ask our questions; brainstorm with others, who like us are on LGA, and reframe our perspective so life clicks: Ahhh – I own this!
Napoleon Hill said, “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” I’m not asking you to believe. Everything we can do we didn’t need to first believe we could; we didn’t need to understand the principles of, nor did we need to positive think our way through it.
We needed a model, encouragement, and to practice until we knew it to the point where we put our spin on it thus making it ours!
We have not met but I know you’re good at practicing. How do I know? Look at everything you can do. Learning to walk took relentless practice, while some things came naturally with only a little practice and most things fall in between. Regardless, everything took practice.
Our models may be real or imagined; our encouragement may be external or internal; our practice real or imagined.
Descartes said, “If you would be a real seeker of truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.” That’s what I did.
A healthy skepticism is part and parcel in our natural progression; it is through discovering, doubting and experiencing that we find truth. Doubt what I am describing but follow the steps and see for yourself. That’s what I did. My book Living Full Tilt, Celebrate Life describes my doubts, reveals my struggles and my successes.
I repeat: DOUBT what I am describing but follow the steps and see for yourself. I think you will be glad you did – just as I am grateful that I did. Practice what I am advocating and experience, as I have, something similar to this poem by Rumi.
“When I run after what I think I want, my days are a furnace of distress and anxiety; if I sit in my own place of patience, what I need flows to me, and without any pain.
From this, I understand that What I want also wants me, is looking for me and attracting me; when it cannot attract me any more to go to it, it has to come to me.
There is a great secret in this for anyone who can grasp it.”
Which perspective appeals to you? To chase and run after what you want or to understand what you want – wants you. It is calling to you, coming to you when you are ready. How do you get ready? See the world with new eyes; eyes of Acceptance, Forgiveness, Gratitude while practicing Loving Yourself Unconditionally.
Can You Visualize?
Like a sunburst, our joy, pride and love radiating from us penetrated through the walls of the delivery room as we held our son for the first time. We were proud parents, holding our child, our feelings were indescribable. Our child was magnificent!
I imagine this is a typical description for countless parents as they hold their newborn for the first time. Can you imagine what I’m describing? Have you experienced it yourself?
God goes by numerous names, including Father, The One, Source-Presence, The Universe, The Divine, “I Am” and unlimited cosmic consciousness. God doesn’t care what name we use.
My point is, whatever name you may call God, do you visualize or imagine God looking at you in this moment, each and every moment, feeling this way while thinking, “My child is magnificent!” Can you accept that when we make a mistake, God is smiling and thinking, “My child is growing!”
You and I, everyone, and everything are like the pieces of a puzzle God is putting together. The puzzle is emerging as our thoughts, words and actions give our piece its color, shape, texture and depth.
Imagine ourselves as sparks or facets of the Divine; we are Godstuff. God is expressing as us, experiencing through each facet or spark and emerging. Similar to how you and I emerge while journeying through our life’s experiences, God is emerging through this conduit: us.
I am inspired by Swami Vivekananda’s quote: “Never think there is anything impossible for the soul. It is the greatest heresy to think so. If there is sin, this is the only sin; to say that you are weak, or that others are weak.”
The bottom line is you and I are loved more than we know; more important than we’ve realized because we are more than what we have been led to believe – we are Godstuff! Whatever we wish for is within our grasp.
Plato advised us: “Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the Universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything” also “Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.”
We have been encouraged by great minds to tap into the power of music to inspire, develop and make new connections.
Beethoven encouraged us to let music assist us in assimilating new ideas, “Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual” and “Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.”
We are hardwired for happiness and music moves through our self-created walls and barriers, speaking to our heart so we feel and experience the happiness already within us. Music unites the concepts and the vision with us, motivating and sustaining us in our process.
At certain key points in songs, I frequently replace the artist’s words with my own words personalizing the song, putting my spin on it, driving home the message I want to assimilate. Practice with it and see how it works for you.
Singing along with these songs repeatedly is almost magical. It’s as if it develops a protective aura difficult for fear, uncertainty and doubt to break through as they speed up our learning process. They empower us in learning the material quicker and deeper.
As Henry Miller urged us, “One’s destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things.”
I encourage you to see yourself in Life’s Greatest Adventure
Live Full Tilt so Life Tilts in Your Favor!