He who serves the most, reaps the most, emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually. This is the way to inner peace and outer fulfillment.
“You have now learned that the mind is like a fertile garden and for it to flourish, you must nurture it daily. Never let the weeds of impure thought and action take the garden of your mind. Stand guard at the gateway of your mind. Keep it healthy and strong — it will work miracles in your life if you will only let it.”
Robin Sharma – “The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari”.
Those who are truly enlightened know what they want out of life, emotionally, materially, physically and spiritually. Clearly defined priorities and goals for every aspect of your life will serve a role similar to that played by a lighthouse, offering you guidance and refuge when the seas become rough.
When you clearly know what aims you wish to achieve over the course of your life, be they material, emotional, physical or spiritual, and you spend your days accomplishing them, you will ultimately find eternal joy.
The lighthouse in Yogi Raman’s fable will always remind you of the power of setting clearly defined, purposeful goals and, most importantly, of having the character power to act on them.”
Fully actualized people understand the importance of exploring their talents, uncovering their personal purpose and then applying their human gifts in the direction of this calling.
The key is to have the discipline and vision to see your heroic mission and to ensure that it serves other people while you realize it.
Setting clearly defined objectives for what we desire in our mental, physical and spiritual world is critical to your realization.
Anyone who wishes to improve the quality of their inner as well as their outer worlds would do well to take out a piece of paper and start writing out their life aims.
You change your life the moment you set your goals and start to seek out your Dharma (=life’s purpose)
Whatever it is, find your passion and then follow it.
When the mind is used properly it filters out what you perceive as unimportant and gives you only the information you are looking for at that time.
The moment I decide to concentrate on my heartbeat, I start to notice its rhythm and its qualities. Similarly, when you decide to start concentrating your mind on your life’s main aims, your mind starts to filter out the unimportant and focus only on the important.”
There is nothing wrong with mapping out a full range of smaller goals in the process of planning your bigger ones.”
5 step method to reach your objectives and fulfill the purpose of your life:
1 – Picturing: form a clear mental image of the outcome. The clearer this mental picture, the more effective the process would be.
2 – Get some positive pressure on yourself to keep you inspired. Pressure can inspire you to achieve great ends. One of the best is the public pledge. Tell everyone you know whatever your goal might be. Pressure can exert great power on the building of good habits and the attainment of goals.
3 – Never set a goal without attaching a deadline to it. Also, a goal that is not committed to paper is no goal at all. Elaborate your own “Dream Book” and fill it with all your desires, objectives and dreams. Divide your “Dream Book” into separate sections for goals relating to the different areas of your life. Fill your Dream Book with pictures of the things you desire and images of people who have cultivated the abilities, talents and qualities that you hope to emulate.
4 – The Magic Rule of 21: for new behavior to crystallize into a habit, one had to perform the new activity for 21 days in a row. A bad habit once acquired could never be erased, but only be replaced. The only way to permanently install a new habit is to direct so much energy toward it that the old one slips away like an unwelcome houseguest. There is tremendous power in a ritual. When you insert any activity into your routine by doing it the same way at the same time every day, it quickly grows into a habit.”
5 – Enjoy the process. A day without laughter or a day without love is a day without life. Make sure that you have fun while you are advancing along the path of your goals and purpose. Remain spirited, joyful and curious. Stay focused on your lifework and on giving selfless service to others. Live with PASSION. A burning sense of passion is the most potent fuel for your dreams. Doing things because we feel we have to do them rather than we love to do them is a formula for misery. Feel passion for life. Reclaim the joy of waking up every morning, full of energy and exhilaration. Breathe the fire of passion into all that you do. You will quickly reap great material, as well as spiritual, rewards. Take complete control of your life. Decide, once and for all, to be the master of your fate. Run your own race. Discover your calling and you will start to experience the ecstasy of an inspired life.
For more on the subject check the wisdom of The Sages Of Sivana