You – ‘yourself’ is the main character on the journey to Reclaim Your Life, and as we embark on this journey together, the first thing to do is to give this matter some attention. After all - if you genuinely think about it you'll have to admit it - YOU are the most important person in your life!
Here’s a question for you to ponder:
How often do you pay attention to yourself? Real attention that recognizes your needs and your wants so you
live by them, and if/when you do that - are you feeling even a little bit guilty?
Be really honest with yourself here...
We’ve all been programmed by our past, our parents, and our surrounding culture - to behave in a certain way, and so many of us live life very carefully lest we might be accused of being selfish.
So first let’s look at what selfishness really is, which is another thing for you to contemplate:
“Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live; it is
asking others to live as one wishes to live” ~ Oscar Wilde
We live in an era in which critical judgments play a major role. People with opinions surround us, and even those people who have no opinion are highly influenced by the media’s expressed opinions, and so – whether we are consciously deliberate, or just do it automatically without thinking - in essence we’re all judges.
This habitual way of thinking is ingrained in us, so much so that pretty much inherently we are conditioned to not only judge others for their actions and behavior, but we are also our own harshest judges.
Here and now is the time and place to first and foremost make you very aware of it.
It’s time to release the judge!
Automatic behavior is the main reason most people follow a pattern, which is in contrast to our very nature.
You see – YOU are very special. In the whole wide world there’s no one quite like you, and this pattern that’s the trend, has us strive to be like everyone else – to fit a certain mould if you will.
You’re here reading this – chances are you wish to Reclaim Your Life, and this awareness is critical, especially if you’re living with a sense of struggle of any kind (which most of us do).
If you’re not sure what to do with this awareness – here you will find guidance, and empowerment to listen to your heart and be true to yourself. This is key to all that follows, and here is some inspiration just for you:
One and Only You
Every single blade of grass,
And every flake of snow
Is just a wee bit different…
There’s no two alike, you know.
From something small, like grains of sand,
To each gigantic star
All were made with THIS in mind:
To be just what they are!
How foolish then, to imitate
How useless to pretend!
Since each of us comes from a MIND
Whose ideas never end.
There’ll only be just ONE of ME
To show what I can do
And you should likewise feel very proud,
There’s only ONE of YOU.
That is where it all starts
With you, a wonderful
unlimited human being.
~ James T. Moore
Now, consider Mr. and Mrs. Average living in their beautiful comfort zone, and taking good care of theirparadigm garden. Do you think they are happy? Do they live a healthy fulfilling life?If you’re not sure what a paradigm is or how it is formed – click yourself here for a really cool story that’s not only entertaining but also illustrates it beautifully – so you’ll want to have a peek .
Here is where you may be inspired to simply stop, think, and take a good look at yourself and your life.
You are here reading this and it means you probably could do with some change, so ‘You’ is where we start.
"All that you need to achieve
All that you desire
Is already INSIDE OF YOU"
So you see for yourself how YOU are the most important person in your life.
The Hindu spiritual master Sri Ramana Maharshi once said:
"Wanting to reform the world without discovering one’s true self is like trying to cover the world with leather to avoid the pain of walking on stones and thorns. It is much simpler to wear shoes."Here at Reclaim Your Life we strongly believe in wearing shoes , and we would love to inspire you to get the best shoes for you, that will serve you well on your journey .