Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tip#258: Are You Making A Living or a Dying? - Conversations With God
There comes a time in your life when you must decide to listen to your inner voice. You must decide if you are living a life you are truly happy with.
For the past 2 weeks I've been in an introspective mood or what I've called a "positive pause" in my life and career. These times are a gift because it allows me to review the road map of my life so far. More on the "positive pause" see: tip#153
This "positive pause" also led me to seeing a movie again that I first saw 2 years ago. It showed me how far I'd come in my confidence for trusting my inner voice and following my passions. And to me that is making a living not a dying.
Conversations With God (2005)
Conversations With God is based on the true story of Neale Donald Walsch and the adversities that led to writing his best-selling book of the same name. Walsch, played by Henry Czerny, suffered a broken neck from a car accident and was alone and unemployed. He was forced to live in a tent and collect tin cans in order to make money for food.
Walsch's perseverance is inspiring because it leads him to hear answers from what he believes to be the voice of God. And it is his leap of faith to trust in this voice that further inspires. He then writes the messages down on stacks of yellow legal pads that leads to getting published worldwide and a generous income. Here is one powerful statement:
"You are not to worry about making a living. True masters are those who have chosen to make a life - not a living. Go ahead - do whatever you really love. Do nothing else! You have so little time. Why would you want to waste it doing something you don't want to do? That isn't a living - it's a DYING."
Hearing this statement reminded me that I've been on the right path all my life especially with my career transition from illustrator to a motivational specialist. I've loved both professions because the passion I felt for these jobs energized my soul. And even during financial challenges I've learned to feel more optimistic rather than worried or stressed. I am trusting my inner voice.
So be inspired to persevere during difficult times knowing you will get through. Do your best to trust in your inner voice that urges you to keep moving forward. Your inner voice has the answers you are seeking. Whatever you call this inner voice let it's wisdom fill you with positive emotional energy and ignite your passion to live a life worth living!
© Emmanuel Lopez 2009