Saturday, September 18, 2010


    Remember the old "I Love Lucy" episode about Vitameatavegamin?  "Are you listless? Do you poop out at parties?" If that description fits you, my guess is that an alcohol-laced tonic parading as health food will not be the cure for what ails you! What you may be in need of, however, is a "change in your trajectory", to quote my primary care doctor!
    What if someone could tell you exactly what direction you were supposed to be heading, or what you should be doing with your life? How much would you give for that information? Well, you would need to pay yourself, because that is where the answer lies.  

    But what do I really want to do, you ask? We all have different areas where we will achieve "self-actualization", or realization of our full potential. Over the years many of us have a tendency to put our dreams of our ideal job or lifestyle on hold, and eventually discard them.  We may have listened to negative thoughts swirl around our heads:  "I'm not good enough",
"That's unrealistic", "What will my parents/spouse/friends think?", or even "I'm too busy now to attempt that".  

    Step one to a more fulfilling life is to imagine a giant vacuum cleaner hose sucking out all those negative thoughts (don't miss any spots!).  Then all that is left are those little floaty specks of dust that sparkle in the sunshine!  Now you can begin to investigate, think and, yes, dream again. Desire for a gratifying life is not a bad thing, contrary to popular belief.  We are not talking about world domination here, people! 

    And what if a secondary benefit to you making positive changes in your life's direction had the domino effect of benefiting someone else?  One man's garbage is another man's treasure. Think of the world we live in as the "closed system" in Einstein's theory of relativity: Were you to make a change in your life, say, leave your current job for something more in line with your values/lifestyle/monetary needs, your vacated position would be filled by someone whose needs that job fit perfectly. 

    Whether your spiritual leanings are Christian, multi-theistic or secularly based, you have to know that God/gods/goddesses/The Universe want nothing less for all of us than to realize our fullest potential while on this earth.  And with some introspection and a little effort, we can move ourselves closer to a life we love living.

    Use the resources cited here to put down on paper the desires you may have forgotten you ever had:

Art of Achievement Tom Morris
Something-More-Excavating-Your-Authentic Self

     We all deserve a shot at the life we want, now go for it!

'Til next time,