A More Meaningful Life



“The future depends on what you do today.”
Mahatma Gandhi

We all want to live meaningful lives – lives in which we feel passionate and fulfilled. But how do we move toward greater fulfillment?

Life is short and you are unique. Remembering this, pay attention to what has ‘heart’ and meaning – for you. Forget about what other people are doing or what other people think. Follow your heart: follow where love and joy leads you.

We all spend so much energy trying to be loved, accepted, or approved of by others. And the truth is that we can never control whether other people like, love, accept, or approve of us. Whatever it is that you hope the people who are most important to you will provide for you, begin providing that to yourself. Strengthen the muscles of your own ‘inner resolve’ by showing up and consistently choosing to accept, delight in, and approve of yourself. Anything else is some form of self-abuse.

Indulging in ‘fear-based’ thinking leads us to try to over protect ourselves and control others. It increases our stress and anxiety, and keeps us stuck. Rather than falling into the fear-based thinking that is so prevalent in our culture, what if you instead believed that everything is conspiring to help you in some way? What if you could see that things happen for you for a reason? Start looking for all the ways in which the Universe is helping you; start noticing how things line up to support you and teach you, giving you the lessons you need to learn.

And remember do not wait until things – or you are perfect to take action, engage your passions, or put yourself out there. You can always correct and continue. When you are on your deathbed, you are more likely to regret the things you didn’t do (whether it is opening your heart to someone, or starting a company of your own, or justly bravely showing up exactly as you are) than sorry about having tried something and failed. Take action today.

“Fulfilling your destiny is like going on an errand assignment. You must run it to make it meaningful. You don’t become who you should become when you remain passionless, without taking actions.”

Israelmore Ayivor


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