Have you asked yourself of late if you are having fun in your lives?
If not, ask yourself now - are you?
Or did you immediately think this to be a frivolous question and wonder who are you to be having fun?
Fun is not for you because life is a serious matter and you treat it seriously.
Over that past few years I find myself reflecting upon whether I am having fun - or not. Previously I was very serious and did not feel that fun was much for me. Of course I took pleasure in my work, my friends, my family and was always happy when they were yet I felt fun was beyond my grasp as I focussed on fulfilling my various roles.
I had a friend who always ended her emails with "are you having fun?" or " are you having an adventure?". Wistfully and quickly my eyes would float over the words...I wondered why she placed so much importance on having 'fun'.
What I can say from my perspective, is that we are in this life to live it to the fullest. In joy, happiness and in fun. If fun and lightness are not present, we are left with drudgery and darkness. Why would we choose that?
We do at times lose sight of having fun and we do lose sight of lightness as we move through our days, weeks and years. Best not to judge ourselves but to be mindful of asking ourselves now and again if we are indeed, having fun.
If not, then why not.
If you have lost your way, your motivation or you reason to be, sit in silence and ask yourself why.
You will hear the answer if you are open to it.
You will not if you are sitting in fear of what you might hear.
Listen to your inner voice for it has much to share with you.
It seems many of us spend most of our energy and time 'doing' in our lives - doing was needs to be done or what is expected and we value ourselves based upon how much we 'do' rather than who we 'be'.
As we move through the year, our lives tend to speed up as what needs to be done demands greater attention. Work commitments, family, friends, bills, relationships and looking after pets - the list goes on until there is no room left in our minds to dream. We juggle and we become practical.
Do you ever step back and do an audit on your life?
Ask yourself, who in my life supports me or depletes me?
Is my job enhancing my life or dulling it?
Am I coping financially?
Is my health as good as it could be?
Is my heart singing, calm and at peace?
Am I happy being exactly where I am, doing what I am and see myself as a success?
If you are able to answer yes to these questions, then you are attuned to your inner guidance and all is well.
If not, it presents a good opportunity to audit your life. To sweep away that which does not serve your well-being, balance and happiness and start to listen to your intuition.
Learning to meditate, to connect to your higher self will allow you to ask questions and hear answers that will guide you. To learn to trust in yourself is a gift. To know that you are safe and supported, too is a gift.
Looking after yourself is the most valuable gift of all.
Learn to meditate so as to connect to your Heart Chakra to hear what is waiting to be shared.
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