Aaliyah loves the idea of romancing life fully so that there’s no room for regrets. She once guided me into a visualization that helped me clear my mind and focus on what I am here for.
“Imagine you are 90 years old, sitting in a rocking chair outside your porch basking in the warmth of summer feeling blissful and happy. The rising sun is painting a happy auburn picture of your life-scenes in its concave canvas. You are pleased with what you witness. You’ve been blessed with a wonderful life. Reflect upon your life and all that you’ve achieved and acquired, all the relationships you’ve developed; what matters to you most?”
I did as was told and things stirred within me. When I thought about the list of stuffs that would make me feel complete and content I was excited to see that acquiring the latest gadgets and the luxurious car had faded away, my chase for material stuffs came to a screeching halt. I realized I would certainly want to be independent but more than material pursuits, I would want to build great relationships, follow my passion of bringing to my readers reasons to stay happy everyday and enhance the quality of their life. Everything fell in perspective and I touched the purpose that brought me to this world.
Have you ever wondered about your life-purpose? We would keep faltering, procrastinating and performing as a mediocre until we realize ‘the’ thing for which we are born. And when we find it, there’s no stopping.
Discovering your purpose is what helps you to be true to yourself, to remember what is real, to be creative, to be resilient and to live your best life. A purpose-led life is a blessed life.
Ask yourself what’s the one thing you need to do before the dusk of life. Clearly identify where your passion lies? What are your values of life? Spend some moments in August with yourself. Self-awareness drops cues to finding your life purpose.
The month of August sets in, it’s a splendid month of hugs, romance, joy, achievements, inspiration and smiles. It’s the month of the lovable Leo and virtuous Virgo. Many significant birthdays fall in this special month.
With birthdays of 5 U.S. Presidents including the 23rd U.S. President Benjamin Harrison, 31st U.S. President Herbert Hoover, 36th U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson, 42nd U.S. President Bill Clinton and 44th U.S. President Barack Obama it certainly strikes a chord and marks the era of leaders.
The first man who put his foot on the moon, Neil Armstrong, the legendry investor Warren Buffet, the philanthropist and founder of the Order of the Missionaries of Charity Mother Teresa, the legendary singers Madonna and Michael Jackson, the creator of Star Trek Gene Roddenberry to the heart-throb of millions Cameron Diaz are all born in the glorious month of August.
The common trait amongst all of them is not just their popularity but the fact that they all believed in going beyond marginal existence, crossing the boundaries with passion and vision.
Is your birthday this month? Tell us in the comments if you share any traits with the famous personalities born in August.
I sit in the wagon of my dreams and enjoy the warm and sun-kissed colors of the summer season which bring in its fold newness and festive spirit. I decided to make August a month of achievements.
So make August sparkling fountain of joy with shining moments. Cut off all the distractions that get in the way. Create ripples; take action towards your calling and strengthen your relationships.
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