It’s easy from time to time to lose yourself and stray off your path of balance. Sometimes habits and routines breakdown and the person you once were may seem closer than you expected.
It’s like you can see behind you and there’s this taunting former self waiving at you saying…I STILL SEE YOU!
Don’t get sucked back in by the undertoe and all that is changing and happening around you. You stepped off path briefly. Be thankful for how far you have come and jump right back on your journey.
Your destiny is a process!
Stay In It! Welcome To The Hunt!
I’m leading off with the golden nugget!
Here is the very first step you must take in order to find yourself again.
Well let us back up…..after you finally get fed up with the pain of feeling empty, alone, unwanted, directionless, paranoid of what others are thinking about you, afraid to take action, afraid to share your feelings, afraid to be the person that has been knocking on your thoughts for however long…….
So I don’t know who you are, and honestly don’t know every struggle each and everyone of you has.
Here is what I do know……
Because I know myself…I can know you!
When the pain is finally too much and you are ready to start Seeking, Hunting, and Listening for who you always were, and are to become…..
BURY YOUR COFFIN!: IT’S AN ACTUAL INTENTIONAL EXERCISE OF PURGING YOUR HEART, YOUR FEELINGS, YOUR FEARS, AND YOUR MESS UPS TO THOSE CLOSEST TO YOU SO YOU CAN MOVE ON AND STOP HIDING!
IT SOUNDS SIMPLE BUT IT WILL BE THE MOST SCARIEST AND MENTALLY STRESSFUL THING YOU’ll DO IF YOU DO IT WITH COMPLETE HONESTY!
The fact is at this point you are completely lost and disconnected with yourself and out of balance. You are not sure about who you are any more.
And most likely one or many of these areas in your life are broken…your relationships, your fitness, your spirtuality and love for yourself, your finances.
If you can’t bring yourself to do this. You’ll always be hiding!
LISTEN I’VE BEEN RIGHT THERE WITH YOU. LOST AND I WAS SEARCHING FOR A WAY TO FIND MYSELF AGAIN. FORGET ABOUT LOVING OTHERS..I HATED MYSELF AND WHO HAD BECOME AND TOOK THAT OUT ON EVERYONE.
LOVE YOU ALL……….
What kind of fears, thoughts, failures would you put in your coffin and speak out of existence in your life? I”d love to hear them.
It’s never too late to be you! XOXOXO
Stay In It! Welcome To The Hunt!
It just is what it is sometimes... you know!? "Hello darkness, my old friend I've come to talk with you again Because a vision softly creeping Left its seeds while I was sleeping And the vision that was planted in my brain Still remains Within the sound of silence In restless dreams I walked alone" ~Sound of Silence~ Listen....some days just aren't one of your best days. In many cases there may not be any particular reason for it. Listen it's not easy to have the perfect mindset every single freakin Day. After all we are in the middle of a pandemic, job losses every where, and your trying to put on a great face like everything is normal! Well I feel you!...... if you are just not there in that space today! Tomorrow is another day to be great! Stay In it! Welcome To The Hunt!
Here is a fact for me in my life.
I’ve noticed that in my day to day life I am much more clear headed after I move and energize my body. That’s another way of saying….AFTER I WORK OUT!
Without a doubt the result is the same all the time. When I am not in a daily routine and sticking with a consistent daily habit of Seeking and Hunting…The voice I try to hear for direction goes dark for me. I don’t know about you ….but it does for me.
It is impossible for me to wake up and be at full capacity and performing at my best at work or with my family without the structure of Seeking Hunting and Listening. It’s what being on the Hunt is all about.
SEEKING is the process of figuring out what you want and who you want to become.
HUNTING Is the process, within CLARITYHUNT, of becoming. What is it that you do to foster the journey that you are on.
Meditation and working out is a huge part of that process for me. I’ve found also…It doesn’t take long for the voice to go dark on me.
The fact is something happens to me physiologically during and after I work out. I get back on track mentally and of course physically I feel great.
But mentally, during the workout, My thoughts come to my loud and clear. Clear as day they are. The majority of my writings on here are immediately after I workout.
When I SWEAT, I HEAR, and I FEEL, otherwise things I normally would not. It’s a small part of the hunting process but an important one that will enable me to LISTEN clearly.
Consider the importance of having a process that helps you with Clarity as well. What is that for you?
I’d love to here your thoughts as well.
When is it for you that you hear clearly your thoughts clearly guiding you?
Is there value in the “FREE GIFT OF LIFE”?
THIS WILL BE DIFFERENT FOR EVERYONE AND THIS TOPIC CAN BE DISCUSSED, MY GUESS IS , NON STOP FOR YEARS.
CAN WE ALLOW OURSELVES TO ASK MORE QUESTIONS?
Here’s what I know to be true for my own life along with some context and facts.
I grew up in a religious home, youth group weekly, and in an evangelical faith. Being saved through God’s grace and accepting him into your heart was the gateway to being set free and living an abundant life and living according to God’s purpose for our lives.
I believe we are complicated beings and want so much to believe there is something bigger than our ownselves that created us.
I can’t disregard the voice I’ve struggled with for so long. Even after I accepted the gift of eternal life & Jesus Into My Heart, I was still lost about who I was and a yearning to be more and want more. And why do I feel guilty for that.
We are taught to follow Christ and he will direct your path. Accept the free gift of life and jesus into your heart and you’ll be on your way.
Question: But why do I feel so broken and unworthy still?
Church Answer: Because your not studying the bible and following Christ the way you ought to. Your not putting in the work.
I’ve found that you can’t ignore the voice and the knocking at your heart that speaks to you and says…even now there has to be more to access more capacity to do and become. More than just hope and prayer.
FREE? Everything worth something is very rarely free. If we wait and rely on the free gift to work in our lives and save us, my guess is the wait will be long.
If you read this far, I’d love to here some comments and feedback. Does any of this resonate with you?
“A rising tide lifts all Boats”
And with that the same can be said that “One Habit Lifts All Others!” ~Brendon Bruchard~
So how do we continue to expand and get better as a person in our relationships, mindfulness and spirtituality, with our Kids (if you have them), in our patience with others, in our gratitude, and in our finances?
I’d have you consider that it all starts with working on yourself and discerning where you are in life as a person and what you want.
Seriously…you really have to discern and look inward first and take care of yourself before you can make an impact on others and in the other areas of your life. Taking care of yourself and feeling good about yourself will effect the other areas of your life. So will not feeling great about yourself!
This means it will start by wanting to seek CLARITY. Wanting is the key word here as the door to your path will only open up to you from the inside. If your indifferent to wanting to do this..it won’t really matter for you and your life……And that’s really okay. You may already have everything figured out.
In my previous post I mentioned that Step 1 was to BURY YOUR COFFIN. This happens after you reallized the pain is too great to stay the same and so you dive deep into accessing the capacity you once had.
So where to you go after STEP 1? SEEK CLARITY.
“By seeking clarity, you develop a habit of asking questions, looking within, observing your behaviors, and assessing whether you’re on track.” (Brendon Bruchard: High Performance Habits)
Really the title says it all.
I was reminded of this very thing this week. This was an instagram post I saw from a Katie Ewell, whom I follow and admire their family and love their message and what they are all about.
I found this week to be a bit rougher than normal for me. I”m still transitioning through this current change we are all experiencing. And it doesn’t matter what line of work you were in or what your lifestyle had been, we were all thrust into this. And its just gonna take some time to adjust.
There are many out their, gurus etc…that are just like…lets go! Adapt, change, ” Get on the Change Train”, Up your game etc…
It is like …..I GET IT! CALM DOWN…I’m doing my best to get there.
So yes the reality is this time is testing us all and what we are made of. No matter what that test is for you and in what area of your life………..it is testing you right now.
It’s testing your relationships, It’s testing your mental health, It’s testing your finances, It’s testing us in a way to see if we will stay committed to do what we say we are committed to doing. Our habits, our routines, our Self care rituals.
It’s testing to see if you and I will RISE to the occasion.
I reallized that I have a chance to rise in some areas and I think I’m on my way. But it’s also scary. The thoughts the mind will have you believe.
When I saw this quote I realized I’m not scared of failing I”m scared of succeeding and realizing how great I could have been for a really long time before now.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us.
Where in your life does this resonate with you? I”d love hear from you. Drop in a comment and lets have a conversation.
Stay In It! Welcome To The Hunt!
So this quote from above from Ralph Waldo Emerson is amazing. My journey the last 6-7 months started with the need to break free of the “stories” that had imprisoned my mind and caused me to be stuck for a very long time across all areas of my life. Like I’ll save these details for another post. Consider this….that what you have been taught, by way of your family, your church, your friends have all come from a place of traditional values. Like “This is what you are suppose to be or behave or do. So your put in a box and are told to operate a certain way in the core areas of your life like in Fitness, Family, Faith, and Finances. Well ask yourself these questions? How has that “Good” Life or how as that “Good” been working for you?
Do you feel like your suffocating, Stuck, or alone in a this daily game of Life? That you say to yourself, THERE HAS GOT TO BE MORE? What if you went on a journey to Seek, Hunt, & Listen to your own voice and what its telling you to do, act, or feel. How many times have you decided to ignore that voice inside you and instead take up the mantle of traditional actions that society has somehow trophied everyone to believe is the right way?
….The moment you decide that what you know is more important then have been taught to believe….Ralph Waldo Emerson
Make no mistake about it. The train doesn’t stop for you to make a decision. We have a choice every day to become who we say we are committed to becoming.
Honestly on most days I don’t feel like it…I don’t feel like working on my relationship, I don’t feel like working out, I just don’t feel like showing up!
But I have a purpose that is larger than myself. A goal of who I see myself becoming. That’s what drives me. You and I are not who we use to be. We’ve changed and our journey & truth is our calling.
Become…and stay committed. Stay In It!