Are You Hurting The Planet And Shaming The Angels?
“The Artists Life
Are you a born writer? Were you put on this earth to be a painter, a scientist, an apostle of peace? In the end the question can only be answered by action.
Do it or don’t do it.
It may help to think of it this way. If you were meant to cure cancer or write a symphony or crack cold fusion and you don’t do it, you not only hurt yourself, even destroy yourself. You hurt your children. You hurt me. You hurt the planet.
You shame the angels who watch over you and you spite the Almighty, who created you and only you with your unique gifts, for the whole purpose of nudging the human race one millimeter farther along its path back to God.
Creative work is not a selfish act or a bid for attention on the part of the actor. It’s a gift to the world and every being in it. Don’t cheat us of your contribution. Give us what you got.”
–Steven Pressfield in The War of Art. Pressfield is also the author of The Legend of Bagger Vance.
Commentary: Pressfield says that when you do not do what you were meant to do, you hurt yourself and even destroy yourself.
There are countless examples now of people with dis-eases who have healed when they got into action and starting doing things.
Who cares if the first things you do are not precisely what your “mission” is on the planet.
You can spend a lifetime navel-gazing trying to figure out what you were “meant to do.”
Just get into action. Do something. Follow your intuition. Try something. Listen to the feedback, i.e. what does it feel like? What is your gut telling you?
As long as you are serving with good intention and open heart, it is unlikely you will damage anyone, AND
It is likely that you will feel better having been of service.
Putting our focus on helping others helps us to heal whatever “dis-eases” we may be fomenting.
There is a saying: “If you feel down, go make someone else happy.”
This year, instead of making “New Year’s Resolutions,” why not ways to “stop hurting the planet and shaming the angels.” We can do that by taking action, listening to our intuition and continuing to move forward on our “mission.”
Here is a solid idea to implement. Buy a $50 voice recorder. Carry it with you. Whenever an idea comes up, record it right away so you won’t forget. Have it by your bedside so as you drift off to sleep and wake up from sleep and those ideas bubble up from your inner self, you can capture them.
Then, implement them! Intuition strengthens when you actually use the ideas. Conversely, intuition stops giving you ideas if you never use them.
You were having trouble making New Year’s resolutions? There you go. A concrete action plan to improve your life in 2013.
Enjoy the read,
P.S. If you are retired, please re-read my articles on retirement. The five part series starts here: http://joyenergyandhealth.com/myth-retirement-part-dont-retire-goals-life/
In this issue:
☼ Light therapy causes sharp drop in hospital infections
☼ Music therapy offers hope for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s
Patients with cognitive impairment benefit from singing
☼ New Discoveries About How Gut Bacteria Can Have Profound Implications for Your Health
☼ Happiness is the New Productivity
☼ Study shows how to throw away negative thoughts
►BOOKS WORTH READING
►MOVIES WORTH WATCHING
►FUN ☼ The hidden power of smiling
☼ Richard Branson on Smiling as a Competitive Advantage
"Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself."-Oprah Winfrey
Light therapy causes sharp drop in hospital infections
Vancouver General Hospital tries 12-month photodisinfection project
Music therapy offers hope for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s
Patients with cognitive impairment benefit from singing
New Discoveries About How Gut Bacteria Can Have Profound Implications for Your Health
Happiness is the New Productivity
Study shows how to throw away negative thoughts
BOOKS WORTH READING
The War of Art Steven Pressfield. http://www.stevenpressfield.com/the-war-of-art/
MOVIES WORTH WATCHING
Buck (extraordinary film) http://www.buckthefilm.com/
Ron Gutman: The hidden power of smiling
Richard Branson on Smiling as a Competitive Advantage
That’s it for now. Enjoy your month.
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