As I sit at the beginning of this fresh new year, I feel excitement and anticipation about the magic that lies ahead, but at the same time I have a calm sense of detachment and ease about what will unfold.
In the past I would set lofty goals and dream up big visions that I would strive to achieve. But this year, there is a lot less of that. Instead, I am keeping my attention in the present, revelling in the beauty that is already here, and appreciating the gifts that life is giving me today.
I have grown tired of feeling empty and dissatisfied when external goals aren’t reached. Or, striving to achieve them, only to find they don’t bring the deep, lasting satisfaction I crave. And I am over the idea of working hard, pushing and trying to make things happen.
I have realised that the desire to become more, achieve more and get more is ultimately driven by a feeling of discontent. A deep sense that where I am, what I have and who I am, is not enough right now. That in order to be happy, I have to improve my life, change myself and manifest bigger and better things.
Video: Step Back From Striving
As a result of this realisation, a new desire for 2015 has been born. This year I desire to step back from striving, and instead allow who I am, where I am and what I have to be enough, right now.
Yes, I will still be birthing new creations and manifesting desires, but it will come from a different space. I want to be effortlessly pulled towards them by a feeling of love and inspiration, rather than needing to achieve them so I can feel whole and complete. And I want to focus on feeling ‘enough’ right now so that the experience of these external results is just the icing on the cake of my already magnificent life.
Key take-aways from this video:
+ Step back from striving for more. Reflect on where you are setting goals from a space of discontentment and what areas of your life don’t feel enough just as they are.
+ Appreciate what you already have and how you are already experiencing what it is you desire. Thank life daily for the gifts it is giving you. Notice all the ways you do have enough, rather than all the ways you don’t.
+ Remember: “We manifest more, not by wanting more, but by appreciating what we already have.” (click to tweet)
+ Let yourself be enough just as you are. See your value, your gifts, your beauty and magnificence. Acknowledge them, recognise and love them.
+ You can want more in your life because it feels inspiring and exciting, without needing more in order to feel complete. Move towards your desires with love, passion and inspiration rather than need, control and attachment.
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I would love to hear your thoughts on this video. In what ways do you find yourself striving for more? What would you love to practise instead? Share with me below.