There is so much talk these days about living with intention, and being mindful. Thousands of books offering theories, and applicable concepts to implement into our daily lives. Yes, they work, and yes I suggest reading as many as you can. If you need a reading list, then leave a comment and I’ll provide a couple of my favorites.
Right now, I want to talk about the idea of invention: The invention of your life and how you choose to live it. In order to invent something you need a set of tools, in this case there are a few words that I’d like to give to you:
Inventing your life is a call to action. Without action nothing will come to fruition. I’m inviting you to take action for your self and your life.
When we are given a blank anything; piece of paper, wall, canvas, or in this case a new day, then anything is possible. What do you want to be possible for you and your life?
We all have a story (Act) that has a tendency to prevent us from living mindfully by applying a filter to everything we hear, see, and do. This Act is very present in everything we do, unless we acknowledge it’s presence, and make the conscious decision to give it up. By giving up our story, we can be present to the moment we’re in without looking at it from the past.
Now that you have the tools, I’ll show you how to use them. There’s a phrase I was taught years ago that goes something like this…
The “…” is your blank canvas to invent the possibility of being in a way that you never thought possible.
Here’s my commitment to this process; I’m going to invent a possibility for my life for everyone to see…
The possibility that I’m inventing for myself and my life is the possibility of being “CARING”.
April 23rd, 2015
By inventing this possibility, I’ve now instilled in my mind that I will behave in a way that I feel is inspiring to me and those around me.
Now that we have invented a possibility for ourselves and our lives, it’s time to tell ourselves and world who we are. In order to authentically tell the world who we are, we must first acknowledge and give up the act that we see the world through.
My act is “You’re not the boss of me”. When I’m not being present to a situation, I know my act is at play. It manifests it’s self as rebellious, and it’s harmful to the man I want to be. When I choose to give up my act, I’ve created that blank canvas that you’ll see in the next phrase…
In this phrase we see that we’re declaring who we are for the world to see, and we’re acknowledging that we’re giving up our act. This is who I am today…
Who I am is the POSSIBILITY of being “UNDERSTANDING”. The ACT that I’m giving up is “YOU’RE NOT THE BOSS OF ME”. That is who I am.
April 23rd, 2015
Here I am; exposed and open for the world to see.
I’m inviting you to use these tools in the comment section below to be courageous and join me in this life that we’re fully capable of living to the fullest.