From birth, many of us were programmed to accept a regular, mundane, limited, and often boring life. This life often contains just enough ‘fun’ for the average person to enjoy themselves, occasionally- (when they are not making money working at a job that they are not passionate about, just to pay the ever-increasing taxes and bills!) Unfortunately, we were never taught how to live a satisfying life.
A minority of people have no fun, no joy, and little happiness in their lifetime, and there are others who live for adventure, joy, and excitement, and are in love with the idea of being alive. They choose to participate in life to the full extent of their abilities….. So what makes our lives so different? Is it the circumstances we were born into, our genes, our learned responses and behaviors, personal choice, or maybe a combination of the above?
What is the Main Factor to Consider When Wanting to ‘Live a Satisfying Life?’
Doctor Bruce Lipton has proven that it is ‘Epigenetics’ that has the biggest influence on the content of our lives. To put it another way, Epigenetics is responsible for our level of satisfaction with our current lives. Epigenetics put simply, means “those influences that come from outside of the cell and are not related to our genetic makeup.” For example, geneticists have proven that 95% of all cancers are a result of environmental factors, not our inherited genes. This means that the majority of the time, it is the way we choose to live that determines the outcomes in our lives. This relates to our health, wealth, intelligence, and overall wellbeing.
So, by knowing that the ‘environment’ we immerse ourselves in has the biggest influence in creating our current lives, we can also come to understand how we are able to change our lives for the better….. if we wish to.
The biggest environmental factor that has the most influence in shaping our lives is how we were programmed in our early years, from birth until the age of seven. During this time, our minds were like a sponge, and just accepted the programming given to us by our families, teachers, the TV, and other media that we were exposed to. It was here that we learned the predominant beliefs we hold that are often still driving the current content of our lives.
The challenge for us, as individuals, if we want to receive, and achieve, more with our lives than we currently are, is to grow beyond the limiting programs that we accepted as our reality at that time that still restrict our present-day potential.
Our lives are not meant to be organized and restricted to live within certain narrowly defined parameters.
Many people have managed to break away from this controlled life, and you can too if you want to! These people are the ones who live with abundance, joy, and excitement as a normal daily experience. For them, getting stuck into a routine, being bored, and not knowing what to do next is inconceivable!
Life is full of potential, full of opportunities for love, fun, and joy, each and every day and it is up to us how much we receive! If you are not currently satisfied with aspects of your life, please continue to read this article, as below I have listed a few ideas that you can adopt into your own life to help you immediately start having a more fulfilling, more rewarding, more satisfying, and more enjoyable life.
We are here to have fun and learn! Our soul desires continued growth and expansion and being in this physical body at this time on earth can certainly be an adventure worth living. When we are conforming to the consensus reality it is like being in a jail cell for our soul and it wears us down mentally, physically, and emotionally.
However, once we learn not to be confined by ‘what is expected of us’ and we begin to follow our hearts and our passions, then we can really begin to live the adventure that we came here to experience!
So, without hesitation, let your journey to a better life experience begin today. By adopting some of the thoughts, beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors listed below, you are certain to begin to look at your life differently, and you are certain to be able to enjoy more of the moments each and every day!
1) It’s Important that You Make Peace With Yourself and Your Current Situation
Life is a journey…. You will never ever run out of things to learn and experience. There will be times when everything falls into place and there will be times when things are not working out for you. So what???? It never, never, never benefits us to beat ourselves up over what we consider our failures or what we did wrong!
You need to know that there are no mistakes in life and you have never done anything wrong in your whole life! Everything that is a part of your life, that which you are happy about and that which you are not happy about, is a part of your life here and now! Accept it, learn from it and put your attention where it belongs- Focus on creating the future that you want to be living. What you may consider the good and the bad are both opportunities to learn more about yourself, that’s all.
To do this you need to accept your past, without judgment and without regret, and begin walking down the path that will get you to where you want to be. Know that this road will never end (and why would we ever want an exciting journey to end!) because if you are enthusiastic about life, you will always find more to learn and more fun things to experience until the day you pass over.
Learn to trust yourself: Have faith or belief in your own abilities because the truth is that YOU ARE more powerful than you can begin to imagine.
Never be afraid to spend time alone…. It is while we are silent that we can hear our soul whispering to us, guiding us along the path of least resistance to achieving all our dreams.
Finding peace within allows you to create with clear intention. You can then give your attention to the important things in life, like cultivating lasting, meaningful, and supportive relationships, living in the moment with attention to detail, and getting to know and understand yourself and what it is that you want for this lifetime.
“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.” – Dalai Lama
2) Time is Precious, and the Only Time We Have is NOW!
We all have exactly the same amount of minutes to use every day. How we choose to use them will determine the content of our life!
Time is something that we cannot ever get back, so don’t ever waste it by engaging in mind-numbing habits that don’t help you achieve your goals. There are always many options available to us at all times, so choose ones that help propel you forward toward your goals and dreams.
We can only ever live in the present moment, so use this moment to your advantage. Set your goals to create the ideal you- living in an ideal future. Begin working on them NOW. Tomorrow never comes, so use your time today wisely, have some fun and do the things that you are passionate about. This will ensure that you get the future you desire for yourself.
“Time equals life; therefore, waste your time and waste of your life,
or master your time and master your life.” – Alan Lakein
3) Love Unconditionally and Love Often
- Respect and love yourself unconditionally, your body, mind, emotions, and soul.
- Fall in love with yourself first, then others, and then everything else that exists. This way you will be eternally happy and healthy.
- Look after yourself, others, and the environment as if your life depends on it… because it does!
- Love, hugs, and laughter are healing for mind, body, and soul so get and give as many as you can.
- Love, joy, and happiness are better when shared. Receiving and giving love is essential to living a satisfying and fulfilling life. If you are currently single, love yourself, love your family and friends, love your pets, trees, the beach, and the ever-changing sky. There is always so much to love about life each and every day.
What new things can you think of to fall in love with right now?
“Life without love is like a tree without blossom and fruit” – Kahlil Gibran
4) Everything Changes and CHANGE IS FOR OUR BENEFIT!
Embrace change as a normal part of life, because in truth, everything is in a constant state of change. Nothing remains static forever.
Choose to have fun each and every day. Your soul is here for an awesome adventure! Give it what it wants. Life was never intended to be boring and repetitive.
Try new foods, roads, travel, sports, and languages, and make new friends often. This is how you grow and develop to become ‘experience-rich.’ This is why you are here on earth in this body at this time.
Let go of your boring routines and seek out stuff to make your heart sing and body dance for joy!!!!! Why wouldn’t you do things that bring you joy…… make a commitment to yourself here and now to enjoy more of your life in new, fun, and exhilarating ways every day!
5) On Relationships
Choose your friends wisely. People you surround yourself with have an influence over you. Choose to hang out with people who support and inspire you to achieve more than you are, and your life will be one of growth and fulfillment. And never be afraid to get more friends to help you move forward in other aspects of your life.
Do not live your life to make others happy. Other people (parents, partners, bosses, etc.) are either happy or unhappy based on the choices they make and the thoughts they have. This is their choice. We will only find short-term happiness if we are living our lives to make others happy- unless it is consistent with our higher goals for ourselves. Our happiness should not be dependent on what others do or say or think about us. Our happiness is an internal state of feeling that we can develop by thinking happy thoughts and doing things that bring us joy, and it should be a priority for us!
6) Follow the Beat of Your Own Drum
Don’t restrict yourself because of what other people say you should and shouldn’t do. Follow your heart and if you are passionate about your goals, you will achieve them. Maybe not the first time, but if your goals are important to you and they serve your best interests, you will succeed.
Always do the best you can when working for or helping others. Treat every job as if you were doing it for yourself and you will find satisfaction in all that you do.
Don’t worry about what others think about you. They are reacting based on their programmed beliefs which have nothing to do with you. To them, the world is all about them. You are here to live your life in a way that is satisfying for you!
If you believe that you only have one life, don’t spend 25% of it in an office doing something that you are not passionate about……. Go out and do something that brings you joy, laugh so much that it brings tears to your eyes, and fall in love with something new…. A person, an idea, a scene, or an event… it doesn’t matter what it is. Love is worth it, go and find it, search for it always, and never ever just settle for one love. You can love one person but also love nature, love a cat, love a book, a movie, or a concert…….
7) Become Aware of Your Thoughts MORE OFTEN
Your thoughts create your reality. Your thoughts determine how you react and subsequently interact with all that is happening around you. Become mindful of your thoughts and replace the ones that are not helping you to achieve your dreams with thoughts that will rewire your mind to create new beliefs that will give you the quality of life that you desire for yourself.
Your words have power, and once spoken can never be taken back.
Use your words wisely, to uplift others and inspire love, peace, success, and joy wherever you go. In this way, the energy around you is always positive. The alternative that many choose, without thought, is to create disharmony in the very environments in which they live and interact. Begin now to choose more wisely for your benefit and for the benefit of all life that surrounds you.
Look at those who have programmed you about how to live. Are they living the life of their dreams or a life that you want to copy for yourself? If not, reprogram your beliefs by changing your thoughts and taking action so that your new thoughts and actions will lead you to live the life you desire for yourself.
If you think you know it all, you are just closed-minded and ignorant of many possibilities that you do not yet understand. Be open-minded, and listen more than you talk. You will learn more about life if you hang out with people more experience-rich than you!
Learn to meditate and take up regular practice. Meditation and mindfulness help you to become aware of your thoughts, and since it is your often repeated thoughts that create your beliefs about life, it is important to know what you have been programmed to think.
Always be positive! There is always something good to be found in any situation. Always look for the stuff that will uplift your energy and when you are feeling good you will help others around you to also feel better
“Very little is needed to make a happy life;
it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” – Marcus Aurelius
8) Accept Responsibility for Your Life and All You Achieve
Don’t blame others for your circumstances. Feeling like a victim doesn’t get you to where you want to go. You have to become the conscious creator of circumstances in your life to achieve the life you desire. We are all in the perfect situation in our life at this time according to the subconscious beliefs we hold about life. If you want more friends, become a better friend yourself. If you want more money, address your beliefs and thoughts of lack and scarcity and money will begin to flow your way….. We reap what we sow! This is the Law of Attraction at work in our life.
Everything you do has consequences. Become aware of how your actions affect you and others and be prepared to accept responsibility for them. Be accountable and in this way, you will begin to choose only those actions that benefit you and also the wider environment of which you are an integral and important part. Only act for the greater good of yourself and others concerned.
Your life deserves your full attention….your life is the most precious thing in this world to you as your body, mind, emotions, and soul are providing your total perception of all that exists. Look after yourself first and everything else will fall into place.
Sleep well, eat healthy foods rich in vitality, and exercise so your body and mind stay sharp and can focus to achieve your goals!
9) TAKE ACTION: Because You Get Nothing When You Do Nothing!
Pursue self-development by learning new things all the time. Never just exist and accept what life throws at you. Use your time wisely and to your personal advantage by learning more and developing new skills which you are passionate about. Instead of just existing, make your life an adventure worth living.
Be present at all times and if you fall, get up and try again and again until you get to where you want to go.
Become fearless. Approach life with joy and love instead of fear and uncertainty. Know that you were born to have a great life and experience awesome stuff.
Don’t be afraid to try new things, ask questions, or get on a plane to seek out the next adventure.
Begin doing the things you need to do now so that your dreams will be realized at some point in the future. New realities do not manifest immediately and you need to do the required groundwork to put everything in place first before you receive the outcomes you desire.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the
things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
10) It NEVER Helps to Judge Ourselves or Others!
Judgments against others just show how little you understand life. Be compassionate, kind, and tolerant of those that are not like you. They have their own collection of hurdles to overcome that are different from yours.
It helps to realize that other people are doing the best they can. They are being the person they have been programmed to be, and the majority of them do not understand that they are following a program, and very few of them realize that it is within them to change the program any time they want.
Be compassionate for others who are arguing for their limitations, but do not buy into, or even agree with, their logic. It does not serve your highest good to place any limits on yourself and what you are able to achieve in this lifetime. Love and support the role that they are playing in your life as they are teaching you more about what you want to create for yourself and also what you don’t want in your life.
Let go of the idea that you know better than others. Have you had all of their experiences? How can you truly know what they have been through or what they are thinking?
Live your life. Nobody else’s life is your business. Never compare yourself with others…. You are not them and they are not you. You are unique in this whole world and as such should strive to fully develop your own potential, just because you can! Why wouldn’t you give yourself the best possible life experience that you can imagine?
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde
11) The Pursuit of Money
Money is important in the respect that having some allows you to pursue many opportunities that you can’t have without it. Plane tickets cost money as does going to your favorite concert or purchasing the latest tech or clothes that you want. The pursuit of money is enjoyable when you are doing something that you are passionate about. Learn how to program your mind so you can have as much as you desire.
If you work for wages, you will always be working for money. The rich of this world teach their kids to make money work for them. Work towards setting up several passive forms of income and then you will still be making money even when you are on vacation or asleep. This may mean forgoing short-term gratification and making investments that will pay off big time over time.
The most important things in life include relationships, health, wisdom, self-confidence, and the ability to grow and learn. Having the latest iPhone, the best car, and awesome fashion are things that change often and just keep you working to buy them. Do you really want to spend your time, your health, and energy to get these ‘cool’ things and then not have friends, time, and energy to enjoy them?
12) Cultivate a FEELING of GRATITUDE For ALL You Have and ALL That Exists
Make it a ritual to wake up every morning and express gratitude for the new day, for all that you have, and for all the wonderful opportunities that are waiting for you. Today is a new beginning and today you can steer yourself even closer to achieving all of your dreams.
Be grateful for all that you already have. In this way, you will take better care of your friends, family, and other stuff. By enjoying what you already have you will waste less energy seeking other stuff.
So, to sum up:
Don’t just keep reacting to life! Instead, proactively create the life that you desire for yourself.
Your life is in your hands. Embrace it, and make it awesome! The choice is yours.
Shared with love and respect for all souls in the hope of making the world a better place for all life, one soul at a time,