I’d like to share how I hold strong beliefs within me, which almost always manifest into reality. Here’s one example, and I show how I do this in the blue text.
- Nov 2014: I write another paper about how I began workplace meditation in Vancouver over 4 years ago, and how I’ve integrated change management (helping people through change) into my teachings. As I write each word of the paper, I hold a deep feeling that many people are going to read it and benefit from it. As I hit Send to submit it for judging, I trust that it will be well received.
- Feb 2015: I get an email from the ACMP director that my paper has been chosen as a top winning paper to be published at the conference. She offers me a free conference registration to attend. I feel the deep gratitude, but due to my schedule, I turn down the opportunity to attend. I hold the feeling that the paper can still help people. I hold the vision that I can help more people, somehow.
- March 2015: The director contacts me again, asking me to reconsider attending, and in addition, entices me to come by offering me my own breakout session to speak at the conference. My schedule had just changed and opened up. I accept this wonderful opportunity. I now feel gratitude and a positive nervousness, and trust that this is part of the journey of my life’s purpose.
Please see my session listed here. Please click on Tuesday, then scroll down to the 9:30am session called Meditation: A Powerful Change Management Tool.
We all ‘want’ in our lives. Most people are unaware that as they strive and long for what they want and don’t yet have, that they are suffering. I see so many people in a mode of frustration. One big learning I’ve had in my life is “enjoy the journey, and see life as an adventure”. There were times when I wanted to just do all the things I’m passionate about and was impatient to wait to have this so-called perfect life, but once I realized that it’s important to enjoy the here and now, and truly experience the journey as it unfolds, life has become so much better. Much of the longing has stopped.
Is being a conference speaker my goal? Not particularly. I actually don’t have a specific goal, but I do have a clarity that my purpose in life is to help people cultivate better lives. As long as I’m doing that, life is good.
Please enjoy your journey, every day.