It sometimes takes a lifetime to find that our purpose in life was a life of purpose. Whatever the purpose, pursue it with all tenacity. Then, over time, you notice, it changes. The dream I'm chasing now is not quite the same as I was 10, 5 or even 2 years ago.
If the core of what I am has not changed, then what has? My perspective - the lens with which I view the world. Am I a better worker, friend, confidante, teacher, son or citizen?
There cannot be any self development without ultimately a better developed society, and society cannot be said to be developed until there is a place for every last man/woman in it! All for one and one for all as Dumas put it.
We come in all sorts, with differing abilities and ambitions. Things around affect us differently. Some make us laugh, some make us cry. In the midst of it all, what do we focus on? Well, anything that gives you comfort and courage. Craftsmanship is indeed the order of the day. I say craft to underscore that every vocation, profession, hobby has an element of the arts in it. I've said before about artful skill and skilful art being the need of the hour. A need to harmonize the 2 halves of our brain. It is then that life takes on a fresh meaning, full of colour and wondrous sound.
Music can change our mood and ideas our convictions and thus actions. The process of evolution has been referred to as an experiment in neurolinguistic and phonetic programming, because it is words, ideas and sounds which govern us.
The best way to consciously program the subconscious is by tuning in to the "Secret Universal Mind" - for this, there is a program by Kelly Howell of brainsync.com that delivers on putting you in touch with your inner being, and watches as you come alive, living "a new wave of inspiration". A large part of what I am today is because I tried it and it worked.
Today we inaugurate our own [Self Made] "Affirmations" program. Meet any counsellor and ask them to help you change your thinking vocabulary. Remove the negative impressions and thoughts, think hard about your wellness in all facets namely Physical, Intellectual, Emotional, Spiritual, Professional, Financial, Environmental & Social. Lay out in clear words what motivates you, what your goals are, how your working to get them, what gives you peace of mind.
Then record these words and play them back to yourself everyday until your convictions are marrow deep / you feel it in your gut. The affirmations template runs as follows:
When you affirm life, you will realize that we live not alone. We live in the lap of God. And God has many children, both sentient and non-sentient.
Thus, we discover the JOY OF GIVING. Of Sharing, Of Loving!
Jan 2019, Imran Ali Namazi / YieldMore.org