Did you ever sit down to ponder the question of what you really want in life? It is the most important question you will ever ask yourself, because it will define the outcome of your entire life. So, it is well worth, spending several hours, a few days, a week… and yes, even an entire month figuring out what you really want in life.
If you are like most people, you may think you want something like: A great professional career, lots of money, a big house, your dream partner, maybe becoming famous, getting an academic title, being someone “important”…
But, that’s not what you really want. All those things are illusions and if you chase any of those illusions without doing what you really want, your life will be miserable and it will be a huge failure – no matter how much money you make, no matter how famous you may become…
So, what do you really want?
No, it is much simpler. What you really want is to feel great – every day of your life. You don’t want to have that single big moment 5, 10 or 20 years from when you achieve your big dream.
You want to feel great today, tomorrow and the day after… Every day, you want your life to be filled with love, passion, joy and excitement.
That’s why it’s called life – a continuous experience of joy, passion and excitement, a continuous stream of great feelings. Otherwise, it would be called something like struggling along with 3-5 great moments along the line.
Why do you want that professional career, the money, the beautiful house…? Because you believe that once you get those things, you will feel really great. So, it’s not about the “thing” itself, it’s all about this magnificent rush of wonderful emotions.
But, why spending years suffering and struggling and doing something you don’t particularly like just to get this one glorious moment somewhere down the distant future? You can have wonderful, magnificent moments today and even more of them tomorrow and the day after…
It is all about the process and not at all about the “things”, the final achievements. If the process is aligned with your passion and excitement, with who you really are, the achievements come naturally and easily without the need for any struggle and real effort.
So, do something you absolutely love, something that really excites you. Imagine, doing what you think excites you – how does it feel? Imagine, doing it for 3, 5, 10 years, finding new creative approaches, developing it into mastery… – does it still feel exciting? Don’t think about possible achievements, focus only on the process itself – is this enough to keep you passionate and excited?
Just picture the entire process…
You do something you absolutely love. And because you love it so much, this activity fills you with joy, excitement and other great feelings – day in and day out.
Of course, at this stage, there won’t be any news-breaking achievements, but you are already living your dreams. Every single day of your life is filled with joy, fun, passion, excitement… You are feeling simply great, every moment of your life – what bigger success could anyone achieve, what else could anyone desire?
Now, you just keep on doing what you love most and quite naturally you will be getting better and better at it. You will develop your passion into mastery and you will create an art out of it – simply by doing what you love most and without any need to struggle, push, force and fight.
And of course, once you reach that level of mastery, other people will become aware of what you are doing and they will tell their friends and it may make the news, you may even become famous, make a lot of money, buy that beautiful house, meet your dream partner at one of those galas you are invited to…
If any or all of those things happen, it is nice and wonderful, but it is not really that important, because at this stage you already have everything you could ever desire – days filled with passion, joy, fun, excitement, ecstasy…
Life is about joy, passion, excitement…
…and you can have it right now, simply by doing what you love most, simply by being and doing what corresponds with your true natural self.
Don’t postpone your life for the pursuit of shiny “things and achievements” in the distant future. Even if you achieve your “dreams” a few years from now, you will only get short-lived excitement that will fade away within a few weeks and afterwards you will feel exactly the same as you feel right now.
The only way to find perpetual joy, happiness, fun, excitement… is by being your Self and by doing what you love most. Life is a process and it is all about this process that unfolds in the eternal now.
That’s the only way to live life fully, everything else is merely existing and struggling along.
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