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ARE YOU DEAD OR ARE YOU SLEEPING?

6 Mar

“The worst mistake you can make is being too afraid to make one”

How easy is it to get totally lost in our heads?! I don’t know about you, except that I’m sure you’re a lot like me, but I can easily forget that life is meant to be lived and not thought. Its called life! That should be my first clue.

But, nonetheless my mind loves to take a problem and wrestle it to the ground. I will spend sleepless nights, endless hours of discussion, while filling entire journals with my beautiful mind type writings and still be NO CLOSER to any answer, clarity, direction or decision. I am almost certain no good comes from thinking. I may soon come to the conclusion that thinking is totally useless. But I can’t claim that just yet. I reeeally have to think about it first.

Did you know Einstein and countless other inventor, genius, artists alike repeatedly stated that their big bang idea arose at a time when they were NOT thinking. They were either A. fast asleep B. doing something mindless like driving or C. out laughing having a good time when an idea popped into their head…out of thin air.

The best ideas just come to us, they appear out of nowhere from that crazy harlem shaker in the sky. We dont think them into existence. Ever. We just have to be open to receiving.

So here are a few things I like to remember to get out of my head and into my life:

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1. We are all gonna die – Gotcha! Well, really we are all gonna die. Remembering this wakes me up and puts everything into major perspective. The should I call?, does he care?, what did that mean?, should I say something?, I don’t know?, really should I say something?, should I stay?, go?, no?, what?, really doesn’t matter at ALL. It’s just a way to avoid living. Don’t fall for it.

2. “Clarity comes through engagement not through thought” – M. Forleo – In order to know what you want, what you really really want, you need to get out there and actually experience that thing you say you want on some level. People think they want to travel more, but until you actually take some trips and do the damn thing you may realize that you don’t, in all reality, want the thing you think you’ve been longing for all these years. It turns out you may NOT want to live in Tahiti, be a rockstar, have kids, or work from home.

3. Life lives outside of your comfort zone – I don’t know who said this, but it points to what we all want, which is to feel alive. And this little piece of wisdom is telling us where to find the thing we so desire. Life! To feel life flowing through us and to feel connected to the energy surrounding us we have to continuously challenge ourselves to step beyond whats comfortable. Just a step is enough. Life is never going to be found in your head. Stretch yourself, do something scary or uncomfortable, do the risky thing today and see how alive you feel. Sure you may feel shaky and your heart may be racing from being vulnerable, but you know what you just met? Life.

Til next week

Stay Alive!

Love,
Carla

xo

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