When we learn to shift time, our relationships become more rewarding, our time spent alone is richer, our aging is more satisfying, our work is more fruitful and our stress and anxiety are less paralyzing, or even nonexistent.
We have all met people who focus on the “what” they’re doing instead of the “why” they’re doing it. It’s difficult to feel passionate about something when we’re missing the meaning behind what we’re doing and why we’re here. We all have been given unique gifts and abilities that are desperately needed in this world. Unfortunately, many of us go through life never fully using our unique talents. We often find ourselves overwhelmed, exhausted, dissatisfied and unfulfilled with our jobs and life choices. What would your life be like if you were doing exactly what you were created to do? Who would you “be” if you were leading and living from a place where you were fully using your gifts?
Whether you’re letting go of a cherished idea or person or a vision of how life was supposed to be, it can feel excruciating to leave something or someone behind. It can feel as though you’re losing a part of yourself. Sometimes you might even feel attached to your anger and resentment.
However, letting go can be an empowering act, as it forces you to develop important resources like courage, compassion, forgiveness and love.
Who among us doesn’t believe that with a little tweaking, we could be just right—self-realized, self-actualized and self-helped to just short of perfection? But, the problem for many is that all the books, self-improvement tips and positive affirmations don’t seem to make us any happier. Worst of all, the minute we “fix” one ugly piece of ourselves, another nasty monster rears it head and starts screaming for attention.
When does self-help become self-hell? What would happen if we simply started by realizing how wonderful we already are?