On May 2, 2007 I made the first major change in the direction I was headed. I changed direction because I did not want to end up where I was going. At the time I was consumed with severe depression, addiction, misery and unhappiness. I knew if I didn’t change direction it would only get worse. I did what I had to do ~ I took a fearless leap of faith toward my own true happiness. This change in direction was a major turning point in my life. It gave me what I knew I had lost, what I knew was already a natural part of who I am ~ it gave me peace, joy, love, well-being and true happiness. You see, when I changed direction, not only did I wake up, but I also left the past behind. I lived in the moment with great delight of creating a new life for myself. I could be, have, or do whatever I desired!
“If we don’t change the direction we are headed, we will end up where we are going.” – Jodi Picoult
From that day forward I have continued to change direction for the sole purpose of enhancing my life and of bringing more joy and happiness into my experience. This doesn’t mean I was headed down a bad road, it simply means that as I learn and grow from life experiences, the more I want what is best for me. The more I want to experience a variety of joy and happiness. I don’t want to live life anymore. I want to BE life.
You don’t have to be in a bad place or headed down a dark road to change direction. Think about where you are and where you want to go. Now ask yourself if what you are doing is going to take you there. Is how you are living your life right now going to take you to where you want to go? If you don’t want to end up where you are going it is time to change direction. It doesn’t matter where you are, what you have, or what you don’t have, you have the power to change direction at any time. The only thing stopping you is you. How you change direction is entirely up to you. It could be through changing your thought patterns or eating habits. It could be through finding a new job, moving to a new city, ending a relationship, starting a relationship, trying new things, meeting new people, exploring new places, walking instead of running, starting a meditation or exercise practice. The possibilities are endless. It doesn’t really matter how you change direction, as long as you change it. If it gets you to where you want to go then you can’t go wrong!
It is that time again for me to change direction. Where I am headed could very easily turn into something wonderful, but I want more for myself. I don’t necessarily mean material things either. I just want to live as fully as I can through my Inner Life and right now I am not doing that. I’ve been trying to, but I haven’t been trying hard enough. I have been allowing myself to get bogged down with too much garbage rolling around in my head. I have been living too much in my outer life instead of in and through my Inner Life. So with that said, I am changing direction to allow an overall better feeling about myself and to create another new life. So now, is it time for YOU to change direction?
If true and lasting happiness is what you seek, seek first from within. Live, breathe and be your Inner Life. Quiet your mind, focus solely on the present moment and allow the power of your Inner Life guide you to where you want to be. – Cindy Ortiz
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Love & Light,
- Taking A Leap of Faith – From Fear to Happiness (leaplikeafrog.com)
- Be, Have and Live In Happiness (leaplikeafrog.com)
- Stop Living In Unhappiness (leaplikeafrog.com)
- In 2017, Pursue Meaning Instead of Happiness (nymag.com)
- Unrepentant Joy (madcapchristianscientist.com)
- 8 books that will change your life in 2017 (businessinsider.com)
- Dream the Dream (clarabelle.org)
- Small Things to Remember to Change Your Life for the Better (nymag.com)