Do you really know the difference between living and loving your life? A life that is lived is a life where you go through each day doing what is expected of you, checking things off your to do list and often times living within a set of societal or familial “shoulds.” A life that is loved, is a life where you anticipate each day, set intentions for how you want the day to be, do what you love and what your soul calls you to do and loving every moment created from the desires of your heart.
The one thing that keeps you living your life instead of loving your life is fear. Fear of change, fear of being authentic, fear of letting go, fear of failure, fear of success and a whole list of other fears are the source of a mediocre life. The greatest fear keeping you in the land of ordinary is the fear of self. It is the only thing standing in the way of where you are and where you desire to be. Many people are afraid of the power within themselves. Isn’t it time you wake up that courageous champion within and fearlessly step into your greatness?
Just know that when you wake up that sleeping giant you will have to do some work from the inside out. That giant genius within you has been hibernating and will wake up hungry and thirsty for fulfullmnet and satisfaction. You must be ready, willing and open to feeding your soul with all the things you’ve been craving. The work from the inside out must begin with a self-examination of your fears and how they are paralyzing your life and dreams. As you know, fear is false-evidence-appearing-real and so I ask you, “what evidence are allowing to appear real in your life?” Are you still listening to and replaying negative, old mental tapes? Are you still emotionally connected to past broken relationships? Are you still holding a grudge against yourself for the poor decisions you’ve made in the past? The energy you are giving to those things is a waste of your precious time and energy. Why not shift that time and energy into looking for true evidence? Make it a point today, right now to look for the success you’ve had in your life. Wallow in your accomplishments, truimphs and other moments when you’ve shown and proved that you can, you will, and you are.
There’s a champion inside of you waiting to step into the ring of your life and be victorious. Are you willing to go twelve rounds and fight for what matters, to box it out with your biggest opponent; your fears? This is your life and sometimes you have to fight for it and many times you will have to fight with yourself and your old habits and limiting beliefs. Get yourself and your ego out of the way and start fighting for your life and dreams. One of the best things you can do right now is free yourself from the expectations of others on how you should bE, live, love, work, or run your business. Do it your way, as long as you are co-creating with your Divine source that’s all that matters. When you stop worrying about what other people think and say about you, you’ll finally experience the sweetness of fearless living and you’ll love your life instead of living it.
Catrice M. Jackson, America’s Delicious Life Expert and Empowerment Speaker