“Our souls are in constant pursuit of their fullest expression. Our biggest job – and our most sacred assignment – is find what makes us truly come alive. That means: following our curiosities, embracing our contradictions, listening to our heart’s desires and while we do all that, making a commitment to add more love to the world. That’s what we’re here to do. To love and live – fully.”
What make you come alive?
What is wholehearted living all about? It’s a lifestyle in which you decide to give the best of yourself on a daily basis. To let go of anger, resentment and defeat. It is a stance of empowerment. Of joy. Of peace. Of love. In my previous post on Brené Brown we discussed Vulnerability and Empathy in detail. Now I am presenting her concise list of ten steps you can take to practice wholehearted living. Notice that each steps starts with the word ‘cultivating’, that’s because it’s something we must prepare, something that we must plant like a seed and watch it grow each day as we take care of it. Our minds, our hearts and our souls must be cultivated, our inner light will always shine but the intensity ultimately depends on us. This is a process, there is no right or wrong, no judgment, no contest, no tournament to decide who is more ‘wholehearted’. No. This is something we can all strive to do, no matter who we are, where we’re from and/or what we believe in. Each one of us can make a difference, we can make a huge impact on a global level and it doesn’t take big leaps to do so. It starts with small steps. Small daily decisions that shape us into who we are. Our perceptions, our reactions, our interactions with others are what ultimately speak about us as a person. I’m still working on these steps, to be living a lifestyle in which they’re fully implemented. My mind still wanders, it gets anxious, I still haven’t fully let go of what people think or being in control, but alas, like I said, it is a daily commitment to give the best of yourself.