Shunryu Suzuki once said – Our way is to go step by step, appreciating our everyday Life. Then we can see what we are doing and where we are. How often do we forget this koan and fill our lives up with multiple tasking and things to do lists. I know that it has been difficult for me at times to break myself of this habit and just smell the roses.
A useful tool I found was doing Daniele La Porte’s The Desire Map workbook. In this book you will work through all the things that inspire you and de motivate you. At the end you will come up with a list of 3 to 5 core desired feeling to live your life from.
Away with to do lists controlling your life, mine are I am Peace, I am Bliss, I am Love, I am H.O.P.E. – helping other people evolve and I am abundance. Since doing this process and a weekly checklist as to how I am going along in achieving my 2 to 3 goals for the year, yes 2 to 3 not 50 or 60 I have found that my head is so much clearer and I achieve much more of my what I will do this week to generate my core desired feelings.
Why is it important to appreciate our daily lives, I believe that a lot of us are just existing in our lives when we do not. How many of you can remember all the things you did yesterday because we are focussing on what we need to do to ….., were we appreciating our daily lives, methinks not.
Danielle La Porte is one of the young thought leaders transforming the way we relate to living our lives powerfully. I recommend you take the time to go through the Desire Map process, it will transform your life, and its under 50 bucks.