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-Motivatorman
Motivational Specialist
© Emmanuel Lopez 2009


Anonymous said...

For the last 2 days I have been reading on this subject, and here you are, talking about the same thing.

This is one of your best blogs.


Anonymous said...

Hi Emmanuel,
I also enjoy reading Neale Donald Walsh's writings and use them to guide me. I subscribe to his daily messages online.


kmcintosh said...

I read this book many years ago (first printing I believe) at a difficult time in my life (divorce). I literally found it in the bedside table of a cottage I was staying at. It helped me to change my perspective of what I was experiencing and get back on course to LIVING my life instead of mourning what I had lost. God has never spoken to me personally but the book sure did ;-)

Anonymous said...

Hey Motivatorman!--

You are definitely the cause for the "pause" in my job search efforts with all your messaging ......and I love it! Now I can truly appreciate where that smile in your pic comes from.

You do fantastic work....with all your different talents.

Actually, it was from reading this latest entry of yours that made me decide NOT to apply for a particular job I short-listed from yesterday's search. It was full-time, but ALL managerial responsibilities. Getting a job is crucial for me...especially for when the end of July comes around...but it's not worth doing something you recognize from the start as "creative-crusher" for me.


Emmanuel Lopez - Motivatorman said...

Wow! I was guided to rereading this post I wrote almost exactly 4 years ago and these comments really lifted me up! Thank you all.

You all reminded me that my movie blog does make a big difference in people's lives. This is truly the magic of social media!