I have this fear of doing. Sure if you met me in the last four years you wouldn’t think this of me, because I’m always doing something. Perhaps you would even think that I do too much and need to sit down and let someone else do.
But my fear of doing has nothing to do with WHAT my task is. It has everything to do with my need to live a balanced life. A life where my actions are in alignment with my purpose.
See there was a time not so long ago, that everything I wanted to do had nothing to do with my life purpose.
Granted I wasn’t really sure about my purpose then. But my life activities were still so very disjointed from each other.
When I lived this life I was often overwhelmed restless and irritated. Can you relate to these feelings?
But life doesn’t have to be lived in a tizzy. You can learn to live a balanced life that places your soul’s yearnings at the center of your activity.
1. First things first…. Discover your purpose.
I won’t go into detail on that in this post, but you can check out a previous post on how to live with purpose.
Take yourself on a daydreaming adventure of what you imagine your life to be and look like when you are living a balanced and purposeful life.
Literally “see” your life in your mind’s eye. Feel what it feels like to live that life. What activities do you engage in? Who would be your friends and associates? What would your daily rituals be like?
I like to “walk” myself through a day in the life of Keya Williams when I go through this process.
Remember that consciousness always precedes form. That is to say that the content of your life manifests from what we think. So start thinking wonderful thoughts.
3. Say Yes!
Once you know why you’re here and you have a feeling for what your life could look like when you’re living within your purpose, then you have to jump in with both feet.
You have to say YES!
When a new opportunity to do something that is in total alignment with your purpose arises, be willing to go or it. Even if it’s a little bit scary. Even if it’s a LOT scary.
I’ve talked before about my purpose being a nurturer and how in this stage of my life, nurturer means taking care of my family (especially my children.)
So when the opportunity presented itself to head up my son’s school parent group (I won’t say I jumped at it), but I certainly said yes.
Where is God calling you to action but you are slow to move?
4. Evaluate and shed when needed.
When we say yes to one thing we often times have to say no to something else.
There will be many activities that you may have engaged in before you began to align your actions with your purpose. Some of those things will no longer be a part of your life.
There may be beliefs that you held previously that you feel you have to question and re-evaluate to live a purposeful and balanced life.
Because you will find that some activities and beliefs just won’t fit your current paradigm. That certain things will no longer make sense for you to do and think anymore.
It may mean ending a relationship, or even leaving a job that no longer serves you.
You have to be willing to let go in order to move on.
5. Get in and STAY in good with God.
As spiritual beings that are forever evolving there is no such thing as “ARRIVING”.
Just because you’ve identified your purpose does NOT mean that you are done.
As a matter of fact, the learning and the “work” is just beginning.
So stay with the spiritual practices you used to get you here and even ADD more when it feels right.
When I first consciously began my journey my spiritual practice consisted of reading, attending spiritual services and praying.
At the time that was what I needed to do in order to wake up.
As time has gone on, I have caught more of my life vision and my spiritual practices have also evolved.
This is just part of the process.
Life (this life) is meant to be joyful. It’s meant to be fulfilling. And it CAN be.
It’s not hard, grueling work to live a balanced life that is harmonious. If it is, then that usually is an indication that you are doing the “wrong” thing for you.
To live the glorious life only requires that we take one step – and then take another.
How have you aligned your actions with your purpose to live a balanced life?