It’s Time to Change Direction

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

Live, Love & Breathe Life

Love & Light,

Cindy

Every Choice You Make Has An Outcome

17Every choice we make ends up somewhere.  It doesn’t matter what it is, there is always an outcome.  You may or may not see it or feel it, but it is there.  Even the littlest of choices such as the type of toilet paper you buy will have an outcome.  You will end up with a happy tush or an unhappy tush depending on the type of toilet paper you chose to buy.  If you choose to turn left instead of right this could cause you the opportunity to see the sunset and what a beautiful outcome that would be!  The choice I made today to paint my fingernails has a positive outcome because it makes me feel good.  The choice to drink more water will have the outcome of more trips to the bathroom along with helping to flush out toxins.

Taking Complete Responsibility for Your Life Changes Your Life

38Some choices we make, and will make, change our lives completely.  The choice to drink and drive could land you in prison because you crossed the yellow line and killed an entire family.  The choice to use drugs could cause you to lose everything including yourself.  The choice to text and drive could cause you to miss the stop light and drive head on into a tree, losing your life.  The choice to eat junk food could cause high cholesterol and eventually cause a heart attack.  The choice to go swimming in an unsafe body of water could cause you to drown.  The choice to lie to and cheat on your partner could cause the end of your relationship.

652The choices we make are just as important and vital to our well-being as the thoughts we think and the food we put in our bodies.  There is certainly nothing wrong with taking a little extra time to think through your choices.  Think about every possible outcome, good or bad, and then choose wisely.  We all think from time to time that “it won’t happen to me” but it does happen.  It happens all the time to people of all walks of life. 

Today I choose only that which is for my greater good and for that which is in line with and in tune with my Inner Life.  Today I choose to make choices that will enhance my life and bring me more joy, abundance, peace, love and true happiness!

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

Live, Love & Breathe Life

Love & Light,

Cindy

Taking Complete Responsibility for Your Life Changes Your Life

98-2There was a time when I would not take responsibility for the unwanted experiences overpowering my life.  It was very difficult for me to be honest with what was going on and where I was.  When it got to the point where I felt like everything was spinning out of control, I knew something had to change.  I knew the only way to change my life was to take control of it.  This meant taking complete responsibility for my life, not only for where I was, but for where I wanted to go.   There was no more blaming the world or others for my problems or mistakes, it was time for me to  own them!

Once I made the decision to take complete responsibility everything changed.  Even the mere thought of this powerful decision created a positive shift in my energy that I could feel instantaneously.  I was no longer living in resistance.  Without the resistance I was able to get back in tune with my Inner Life.  From that moment on, the only choices I made were those that would guide me in a positive direction toward the life I desired and toward true happiness.  

88-2Yes, there have been trying times along the way, but as long as I hold true to myself in taking complete responsibility for all areas of my life, life will continue to work for me instead of against me.  After all, we are the creators of our own reality.   

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

Live, Love & Breathe Life

Love & Light,

Cindy