Some Advice I Need to Follow

Enthusiasm I wrote this seven years ago.  I just updated it.

I have found one of the best ways to keep my life interesting is to make a regular practice of doing things I haven’t done before.

If I am bored, apathetic, uninspired, or generally in a rut, it is usually because I have allowed myself to become a creature of habit.   I have found the best ways to renew enthusiasm include exposure to new ideas, a new hobby, continued education, or even a new career.

We are all born with a natural curiosity to explore the world around us and the world within ourselves.  This innate curiosity is often most evident in children.  As we grow older, there is a tendency to lose touch with this curiosity as survival needs, responsibilities, and pressures to conform literally choke the life out of our thirst to know more.

Nature hates a vacuum.  If I am not moving forward, I am automatically moving backward, even though it may seem I am standing still.  Within us, there is an urge to expand.  I must make a conscious choice to move forward; to expand.  If I don’t, the default choice of moving backward and becoming smaller will automatically be engaged.

It takes an act of will to grow, to reach my highest potential.  It takes courage, determination, and perseverance to blaze my own path. I must constantly remind myself the rewards far outweigh the risks.

I must always remember Self-realization and the achievement of personal freedom require discretion, discernment, and self-examination.  I am endowed with the creativity to shape my life into the reality I carry in my heart.  The path stretches before me.  I only have to take one step at a time.

How do I begin?  I listen to my heart.  I summon the courage to follow my heart, even if it tells me things that may make no sense at first.  I live with my heart on fire as much as possible.

I am very clear about what I want now.  I am Love.  I am Peace.  I am Joyful.  I am creative in a way that benefits others.  I am Radiant.  I am having fun.

The most important thing to remember is that I am not alone.  I make an effort to connect with my Divine Self every day.  I seek the things my heart yearns for, and then prepare to receive them.



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  1. #1 by Alix Moore on July 31, 2014 - 12:11 pm

    “How do I begin? I listen to my heart. I summon the courage to follow my heart, even if it tells me things that may make no sense at first.”

    Exactly right! And living as peace and joy is actually a pretty big job, isn’t it?
    At least from where I stand, a commitment to living as a human-divine being requires a healthy amount of courage and determination on practically a daily basis. But worth it!

  2. #3 by on July 30, 2014 - 8:13 pm

    This is an interesting post – but are we really moving backward by not moving forward? It seems to me that people with no goals are a lot happier than people who are reaching for the stars. Maybe the best way to move forward is to not think about moving at all. Low expectations – that’s the ticket.

    • #4 by David Gittlin on July 31, 2014 - 1:13 am

      Thanks for your reply, Joe. In my experience, having reasons to get up in the morning contributes substantially to happiness. I know you have goals, Joe, and you seem pretty happy.

  3. #5 by Danielle Gittlin on July 30, 2014 - 4:05 pm

    Very inspirational! Needed this – thanks!

    Danielle Gittlin


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