Last week, I enjoyed being a guest on the Out What Now Podcast hosted by Megan Pulvermacher.
Megan is by far one of the most authentic, funny and incredible people I know. She also happens to be one of my all-star clients. If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe to her Out What Now Podcast. You will not be disappointed!
One of the things we chatted about on the podcast was this idea around ‘waking up’ and how when you are waking up, it doesn’t necessarily mean that life gets ‘easier’ (it gets better), but not necessarily ‘easier.’
As you start doing your inner work and becoming more conscious and aware of your life, it doesn’t mean that things are all of a sudden amazing and free of challenges.
There are still challenges; they just come in different forms.
For instance, a common challenge can be feeling like you are growing, but the people around you are not on the same wavelength as you—and you may feel like your environment is no longer supporting you.
The truth is, there will always be equal support and challenge, no matter where you are on your journey.
The cool thing about ‘waking up’ though is that although there are challenges, if you play the game right, they are more inspiring and more aligned with your heart desires instead of just uninspiring challenges that others throw your way.
In this “awake” phase, the key is to live from your heart.
When you live from your heart, nothing’s missing. This is the most fulfilling, inspiring place to be.
True success is living from your heart!
A great representation of real success is the Yin and Yang.
Yin, which is the female principle, means to listen. Your heart wants you to know two things.
- That you are worthy of love, loveable and loved
- To admit your dreams, goals, and aspirations.
Yang, which is a male principle, means acting.
Once you’ve admitted what you truly want, the key is to put it into action!
And you must do both!
Some people are good at listening, i.e. doing tons of personal development, reading etc. but are not putting it into action. And others are good at ‘doing’ and accomplishing, but often they don’t stop and listen, and one day they wake up and realize that their actions were unfulfilling.
You need both!
The truth is your heart is always speaking to you and has been this whole time; you likely just haven’t heard it because you’re not listening or you’re distracting yourself.
Remember, there is always going to be equal support and challenge. If you can challenge yourself to listen to your heart and get into action on its desires, you will be supported by living a great life!
If you’re looking for all support and to stay inside your comfort zone, or you’re just waiting for somebody or something outside of you to make it happen, then you will be challenged by the Universe.
Call me a control freak, but I’d rather challenge myself to live from my heart and be supported by the Universe than sit around and wait for a challenge.
And in my experience, doing your inner work and challenging yourself is the most fulfilling, inspiring place to live.
For the full podcast, be sure to check it out here.