“Service to others is only noble when it is a choice; a free-will gift. Anything done out of a sense of obligation or responsibility or duty becomes a burden rather than a spiritual empowerment.”
– Jonathan Lockwood Huie
Have you ever been in a situation where you felt like you had to move your life in a direction that just didn’t feel right? Where you felt like you couldn’t pursue the path your heart desired because you thought you had no other options, or you felt compelled to do what others thought was the “right thing” to do?
A couple of days ago, I wrote about how being grateful for what you already have, and accepting your current circumstances with gratitude and joy is the first step in creating the life of your dreams. Although gratitude is a powerful vibration – the most powerful vibration in fact, accepting things as they are doesn’t mean giving up on your dreams, or letting your circumstances dictate your actions, or doing things out of obligation or guilt. It doesn’t mean selling out – it means that you must count your blessings and move towards your goals, one step at a time, despite how unimaginable reaching your goals may appear right now.
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When you feel like you have no options and you must do what “appears” to be the best solution, even if it’s not what you really want, or you’re unsure, take some time to listen to your inner voice – you always know what feels right for you, and if it doesn’t feel right, have the strength to follow that little voice inside, even if it’s just a tiny whisper, it is your best guide.
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”
– Steve Jobs
When you have the courage to follow your heart, your inner light shines and you become a magnet that attracts everything you need to help you get where you want to go. Run towards your dreams!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!