Thursday, January 23, 2014

Live with passion

Just a couple days ago I saw the James Dean quote, "Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today." It resonated so deeply with me—not just for my own life but because of the variety of issues raised by my coaching clients.

Dreams are so essential. I know I've said before in my blogs that we don't so much keep dreams alive as dreams keep us alive. Dreams are great motivators and bring such pleasure to our lives. And when a dream dies, it's extremely important to grieve it, let it go—and then create a new dream. No matter how old you and I get, we'll want to have a dream or two in our back pocket.

And living life with passion and staying awake and aware for it—oh, yes! That also is important. Have there been times in your life when you've felt so down in the dumps and down in the mouth, and you know your reactions to others reflect that? It doesn't feel very good on the inside, does it? And it surely isn't fun for others to be around either.

How much joy we feel when we really engage with life, the good and the bad of it, the joys and the sorrows.  We feel more alive and authentic. We connect more deeply with others. And I firmly believe that we have more energy and creativity to find resolution to those issues that might be plaguing us when we live awake and aware.

If there are changes you need to make in your life in order to wake up and feel more engaged with life, I invite you to start today. Just know you're worth it!

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