Are you living your dreams?

Are you living your dreams?

Did you know that 98% of people don’t follow their dreams and don’t live a fully fulfilled life?

Please, don’t be one of them!

I was making a little research for my recent webinars and courses and I wanted to know what determines success and how comes just 2% of people live the lives of their dreams.

Is it karma, is it good luck, or is it brains and strategy?

How comes 98% of people don’t dare to make their dreams come true?

Well, I did my research and found some simple but very powerful facts. And above all I found the 3 things that really make a difference when it comes to goals, dreams and living a fully fulfilled life.
Do you want to know which they are? I bet you do.

Here are the 3 master points that successful people have all clear and in place and the rest have … well … in a bit of a mess.

 

Photos by (c) Ursula Schmitz

There is one very common thing when it comes to how exactly successful and extraordinary people achieved their dreams. It might sound simple but is really a key.
Ready for it?

1.It is knowing what you want and where you want to be.
That’s right. Simple, but I guess so often we are not quite clear about what it is we really want, or we keep on changing our mind. But there is one thing you need to know. To get somewhere you first need to know where that somewhere is. And until you do you might be just walking into many side street.

So, most importantly, get clear on what it is you want and stick with it.
Yes, stick with it, go for it, just follow it. And don’t just have it in your mind, because it will just remain a vague, distant idea that some day might work out …or not. So take a pen and paper and write it down. You might be surprised because something much different might come out when you start writing. So, take that exciting journey and start by writing down what exactly it is that you want to have, do, where you want to be.
Yes, have it black and white on paper and feel it in your heart.

2.Say “yes” to opportunities.
I know it can be scary to do new things, but if you want something amazing you will have to do something about it. Most successful people took any chance and opportunity they had. They didn’t think about it, they just said “yes” … and that yes took them from nowhere to everywhere.
When you know what exactly you want and you take the chances that life gives you, you achieve great things. As opposed to not knowing quite what you want and just staying in your small comfort zone … as obviously those 98% did.
Is it so hard to take chances that just 2% make it? Maybe. But the question is in which crowd you want to be – those living their dreams, or those working for other people’s dreams.

3.Have great passion and enthusiasm.
That’s right. I have to tell you, you might have that idea and plan about what you want to achieve but if you don’t have the passion for it … it might not go so far.
Passion is really the fuel that take dreams from just a thought to reality.
Without it there is no power to manifest what is just in your mind.
But with a passion and a vision and an open heart you might find yourself living your dream life.

So, to cut it short it’s really down to you, what you want to do and where you want to be. Do you want to live the life of your dreams or you are happy with whatever comes on your way. They are both good, no bad thing. If you are happy in every way that’s already having achieved the best thing.

 

Do we remember the natural life?

Do we remember the natural life?

Human beings have been on this planet for thousands of years. We have lived and evolved through all incredible conditions with wild nature, animals, dangers and uncertainties to be here in the world as we know it today with fast moving cities, new emerging buildings, comfortable homes, social security system, television, cell phones and available wifi from almost every point of the world.

Seems we have it much easier than our ancestors back then who didn’t have the chance to call an ambulance when they were hurt or check the weather forecast on their phone but

Have we in the meanwhile forgotten the natural life?

Certainly there are many advantages of having all the comforts and security we have today but it seems that we are not so much in tune anymore with ourselves, life and nature as we used to be before.

Many psychological and emotional discomforts we experience nowadays are the result of having lost the connection with our most natural Self and being.

 

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Relying on outside information, medias, others’ opinions and ideas has alienated us from our own intuition and powers to be in tune and harmony with life, with our bodies, with our emotions, with our desires, feelings and deeper aspect.

It is not a myth that there is great wisdom in us and a natural knowingness of life that comes spontaneously and intuitively.
But why do we so rarely experience it?

How did our ancestors survive so long without any outside information, without relying on anything and anybody else other than their own being and intuition?

We are so much preassured by the ideal images of how we should be, how life should look like, what is right and what is wrong, what is true and what is false that we can no longer hear our own voice and our own being that always has the right information.

We are not just here living life, we are life!

That is why our intuitive powers and knowledge are here, because we are not just someone living life, we are life itself, we are not separate, so deep down inside us we know what to do in every given moment, we know what is right and true, we know how to respond to any situation. And that knowledge, that knowingness you can’t read in any book, nor can you learn in any school … because it is you, it is in you, it is what you are.

Life is not an enemy to survive. Life is a great mystery to discover!

self-discoveryBut when we are not in tune with ourselves we miss it. We are so entangled in goals and ideas that we have seen somewhere else and made our own that we can’t see what is truly here in this moment, what is natural and pure.

Why do we so often feel unhappy, unsatisfied and unfulfilled?

When we live through false ideals, projections and thoughts we obviously feel something is not right. When we can’t hear our own voice and don’t follow our true desires there is no way to feel fulfilled and satisfied.
When we are not living the natural life but an artificial life, alienated from our own Self how can we possibly feel happy?

 

So, how to get in tune with our Self again?

The truth is that this great power in us to know, to be, to live in synchronicity and harmony with existence has never left us. It has only been a little bit forgotten.

The first step to rediscovering our own wisdom is to reconsider our values and goals and realize what really gives us true happiness and peace and what only gives us strive and sorrow.

Has the way of competition, stress, ambition, comparison, selfish desires brought us something worthwhile or has it only alienated us from the simple joy and happiness of our Self?

Yes, modern life has many advantages but we can truly appreciate them when we don’t forget what is truly beautiful and valuable, when we don’t forget the simple wisdom of our Heart, the way to our Self and the voice of our Being.

And the simplest knowing that true happiness comes from living a natural life, remembering the simplicity of being and appreciating the beauty of this moment.

 

 

The thoughts that steal your happiness

The thoughts that steal your happiness

Have you ever had the thought “If onlysomething was different“, “It could have beendifferent.” … “It should have been in another way.” …
Should have, could have, if only … meet the thoughts that steal your happiness!

These little thoughts and words are often our everyday companions. We don’t realize but so often we imagine and mourn over how things could have been different than they are and how much better it would have been this way. But guess what? Those thoughts are exactly the thoughts that steal your peace, your joy, your happiness.

Why? Because things are as they are! They are not supposed to be different than they are right now … and your wishing and imagining them to be in another way simply distracts you from being at peace with them and seeing that they are just perfect as they are!

Could have is rarely a solution to any situation, it is rather a waste of time and a sure way to make yourself unhappy. Rather accept and see the reality of the moment as it is and see if apart from your imagination something is really wrong here.

Often it is not life in its expression that is wrong but rather the ideas we try to enforce on it that are not quite fitting. Whenever we indulge in the could or should have we are just unnecessarily bringing ourselves down.

Much better way is to simply be with the situation, with life as it presents itself in this moment without interpreting, judging, comparing and criticizing.

If we can really see life in this way fresh and empty we might be in for a big surprise – nothing is really missing! Nothing is really wrong! Nothing really needs to be essentially different than it is. Because guess what – Life is much more wiser than your thinking!

So, throw those should haves and could haves away and let life lead you the way. See what peace and rest come from letting go of wishful thinking, judgements and regrets and enjoy again your natural state of being open, trusting and loving to life as it unfolds always in the best way when you have the heart and mind to see and appreciate its wisdom, grace and beauty.

Namaste!

My top secret to life – how to choose from your Heart?

My top secret to life – how to choose from your Heart?

Making a choice can be quite a challenging experience especially when we feel divided – divided between that which our heart desires and that which is expected of us.

We often grow up with so many expectations and ideas from our surroundings and from our own thinking that at some point we may feel we have lost our way.

Is there a chance to really live from our heart and know always what’s right?

Surely there is and let me tell you my secret. I know how hard it can be to not be sure which path to take and which way to go.

Just focus on this moment.

Photos by Anang Dadhich

Just look what you can do in this moment and don’t try to figure out things too far ahead, because when we try to predict and imagine scenarios in our head we are mostly simply dreaming and the reality never turns out to be this way. We can never really know what will happen and how things will turn out to be but when we take life one step at a time and see what we can do in this moment with our full heart everything turns out to be just right.

When we try to predict the future and base our actions and choices on our fantasies and projections we do nothing but end up in a mess.

So my top secret to life isjust focus on this moment.
See what you can do now, what step you can make, feel what feels right in this moment and like this follow life moment by moment, walk hand in hand with the reality which is now and you will start to see how life unfolds in just the best way.

You don’t need to push life about. Why fight it when you can be one with it? Just follow the lead.

Just be moment by moment, no need to project too far ahead.
When you are fully present in this moment, life takes care of itself.

5 tips to bring more freshness in your days

5 tips to bring more freshness in your days

It’s this beautiful time of the year again when nature is waking up from the cold winter days and the first rays of sunshine are warming up the air.

Spring symbolizes new life, an awakening, a new beginning. It brings a new freshness, a new fragrance and inspiration.
In the spirit of the approaching spring I have put up 5 tips for you how to bring more freshness in your life and that special spark of inspiration after the long, cold winter days.

  1. Clean up your house.
    What I often love to do is get rid of old things, make a deep clean of my home, remove what I no longer need and open some space for new things to come.
    Did you know that your home is a representation of your inner state and they reflect and influence each other? A cluttered outer space can suffocate your inspiration and make you dull, draining your beautiful fresh energy and making your inner environment stale. It is a very good idea to get rid of old things from time to time, review how much you really need and donate any long term unused things. It does good to you and to those in need.
    So my first tip for you is do a deep clean, or hire someone to do it for you, remove the things you no longer need and of course put some fresh spring flowers to lighten up and refresh your home.
    That’s a magical way to prepare your outer and inner environment for the spring and make some space for some new freshness to come.
  2. Go on a trip.

    Photos by Anang Dadhich

    Yes, a super good tip is to do something new, go see some new place, can be just a day trip to a nearby town or city or whatever you have the possibility to do, might be even a new area in your town, but the main point is change your environment and see something new. Might sound too simple a tip but it really opens your mind and changes your vision.
    We often get used to the same old things, same old places, same old thinking and sometimes might be quite difficult to discontinue this pattern that we’ve built. No wonder they say that people who travel are much happier and have a broader view than those who don’t and it is true. Traveling really does some wonders with your soul, so my second tip for you is to make a step out of your familiar zone and go see something new and I bet you’ll notice a change in your inner world too.

  3. Make new friends.
    The people in our life deeply influence our view and vision. Our goals and ideals are very much inspired by our surroundings. Meeting new people is a great way to open your mind and get new ideas and new inspiration. Sometimes it’s good to get out of our comfort zone and meet someone completely new. So, don’t be shy and find a way to make at least one new acquaintance today. Can just stop and ask something someone walking on the street, at the store, join someone at a cafe or anything that comes your way. Take a step and see how it goes. It is wonderful to be open to people and meet new friends and maybe you find a beautiful new friendship this way.
  4. Spend more time outside.
    Now with the weather becoming better and better there is no excuse to not enjoy the wonderful sunshine and the fresh air. So go for a walk at least every second day. There is surely a way to spend some more time outside in your day even if it means getting up earlier to walk to your work place or getting a station before your destination and walk the rest of the way. And if you think you are too busy I am sure that at least at the weekend you will find time to do your mind, body and soul some good and take a long walk in the fresh air.
  5. Do something unusual.
    Here is my last tip for you – do something unusual today. You can for sure think of something that you wouldn’t normally do. If you always say you are a shy person for example do something that shy people don’t do. Ask someone out on a date, find some audience and sing a song or dance, express your opinion, wear something that draws the attention to you or anything that you wouldn’t normally do. And if you are often unkind and don’t show your feelings much go say your close people you love them. If you don’t put much care in your appearance go dress nicely and make yourself look fancy. Whatever you can find that would be out of character for you – go ahead and do it.
    This is a great way to get out of your mindset and break free from the limited ideas you might have imposed upon yourself.

That were some tips from me. Enjoy yourself and do that extra thing to bring more freshness in your days.

8 simple basic points for an awakened life

8 simple basic points for an awakened life

To be a human being can be a tough experience. We are faced with such strong biological, psychological and emotional forces, drives and confusions within us that we can easily feel lost in life.

Unfortunately no one has really stressed the importance of self-knowledge, contemplation and wisdom and that has led us to living in an unconscious way that often brings conflicts, misunderstanding and sadness.

Luckily with the right inspiration, guidance and presence it is totally possible to come out of this confusion and discover the true beauty of our Being and find lasting happiness, peace, clarity and wisdom.

 

Here are 8 simple points that I often discuss with people in the beginning of our work together. I’ve found that the full understanding of them has brought much difference in many lives. Might sound obvious but if you really contemplate them and read deeply they might clear many issues

 

  1. Your experience of life is not so much what is happening outside, but more how it is being interpreted inside you.
  2. Nothing in life has an objective meaning, everything has the meaning you give to it.
  3. Other people are rarely your problem – your judgments, fears and expectations of other people is more likely your problem.
  4. Your thoughts don’t always represent the reality as it is and if you don’t question them you might get into unnecessary troubles.
  5. It’s totally fine to experience feelings such as pain, anger, etc but there is no point to blame others for them
  6. By holding other people responsible for your life, feelings and happiness you give away your power and set yourself up for a ride of disappointment, unfulfillment and broken relationships.
  7. When your mind is empty of thoughts, imagination and expectations you start seeing the beauty and wonders of life.
  8. Happiness is our natural state free of projections, desires and thoughts and it is freely available here and now when you turn your attention inside