Thursday, June 24, 2010

Are We Ever Too Old to Start Enjoying Our Work?

I saw a blog last night and I could tell feel this great energy coming from the writing the minute I read her first post. She is full of enthusiasm, engaging, and, my guess, an optimistic extrovert that will live to be past 100! I was surprised and delighted when I saw the author's age was 78! Cara Lumen is a great inspiration to all of us thinking of leaving our jobs and starting over after the age of 50.  I invite you to check out Cara's blog, http://caralumen.com/wordpress/ and see for yourself.
I don't think it was an accident that I found Cara last night and let me tell you why.  I have been hard at work now for almost a year since leaving my corporate job trying to find a focused way to channel my passions and talents.  It has taken some work and patience for the mud to start settling for me.  And I won't lie and say every day has been easy and fun, but I can say it is a labor of love and I am committed.  As a result, I am starting to make a little headway.  I am beginning to see how fun this can be.  I am realizing the deep satisfaction of supporting myself on my own terms by my own rules, in my own way.  Finally, I am getting glimpses of what people mean when they say there is no lines of distinction between their work and their life.  So I was telling my husband last night how sad I am to just now be finding this out at my age. Why couldn't I have found this at age 27! We decided that I might still be doing work I love for at least another 10 to 12 years. But then I found Cara.  It was one of those divine synchronicity moments that was meant to show me another perspective. Cara inspired me!  Who says we have to quite working at 62, 72 or even 92?  Wow, suddenly years of creativity was added to my life!
Now I don't want to preach, but, people, wake up!  Start now, wherever you are, to start training yourself to do work that you would love to do for the rest of your life.  Don't just settle in go to work in some dead end boring job until your old enough to retire, but too tired and depressed to care.  Find a way to make money that makes your heart sing now!   We are all born with gifts and talents that we can use to serve in a way that feels like play! I  Our biggest responsibility is to ourselves, our children, even to society to do what we came here to do.  You will be guided.  You will be supported.  Can you imagine what a wonderful world this would be if we all loved our work like Cara does? It would change the world.  That is my mission.  Examine your life and find one small way to start the shift today.  It's worth it!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Just Imagine That!

You know the old saying, you give out what you most need.  One of the things I have been inspired to do to support myself and others on this path is to create a talk show that features authors of personal and spiritual growth books.  After years of reading these books I wanted to find a way to align myself with these great teachers and support them in reaching others with their work.  Just Imagine That! Internet Talk Show was born when I met Scottie Johnson, a retired attorney from Portland Oregon, that was just as passionate about hosting this type of show as I was to produce it.  It has been a dream come true for me to have contact with authors all over the world and be instrumental in highlighting their message above and beyond the writings of their books.  Scottie does a great job in hosting the show and as a result I have some great interviews to share with you.  Along with the podcasts, I want to share with you the gifts each interview reveals to me. I hope you feel inspired to share your thoughts as well.  

Monday, May 24, 2010

Courageous Journey

There are many of us looking for a more satisfying life that sustains us with a solid core of purpose and passion emanating from our hearts and overflowing as our unique way to serve others.  It is a deeply personal journey that challenges you to go against the majority of society's values and views courageously determined dispite overwhelming evidence that you are crazy.  No matter how hard and scary at times,  I strongly feel this is the work we are all called to do if we are going to live conscious authentic lives.

A lot of you are aware that I recently left a job in corporate American to pursue a career of higher calling.  As I  traveled this path the last 9 months, I have learned so much that I would like to share with you.  Most of all I have learned that  supporting other seekers is my greatest passion.  Even though this is a solitary journey, it is not intended to be traveled alone.  As we stumble in darkness there are many teachers and mentors that walk before us shining the light and pointing the way.  I want this blog to be a source of light to support and inspire you.  Here I will share the many helpful tools I have found and continue to find as I seek to live my best life. And as you come here I hope you will be renewed and encouraged to stay the course and realize your highest and most deeply satisfying life.