A cactus gave me this message one hot afternoon while visiting Durango, CO many years ago as I hiked and tried to make sense out of why I had ever left my heart home of Colorado. Well, the cactus didn't actually talk
to me, but the words came to my mind as clear as if it did.
Although it took years for me to finally act on it's wisdom, I have never forgotten the cactus' message, and I have arrived back in one of the places on this earth where I believe I am most likely to bloom. I am most grateful that I didn't just brush off the message as a figment of my imagination, and therefore deem it unimportant or irrelevant.What inspired messages (from yourself, nature, friends or the bigger universe) ring true for you currently that you are not acting upon?
One of the areas of the Wheel of Life that I routinely give to my clients to assess is entitled, "Physical Environment." This slice of life can refer to your home, your office, your favorite coffee joint, or it can be the town or country in which you reside. Your levels of satisfaction with this part of your life sets the stage for the rest of your one, BIG, juicy life!
My friend and colleague, Jessica Dolan, owner of Room to Breathe Organizing and Staging
, knows this better than anyone! It is so crucial to our well-being that we not only survive, but thrive in our space
. When we re-create our environment to reflect who we are in the deepest sense, we create more meaning around us, and we are better able to find new meaning in the seemingly "mundane". Try this: Make space for yourself and watch the ease with which you are then able to breathe, take stock, and make clearer decisions.What changes is your space calling for you to better reflect your values and passions?You deserve beauty. You deserve to thrive in your environment.
This factor tends to get overlooked in our society, and downplayed.
Give yourself the gift of planting yourself where you thrive. It may be a matter of place for you, or it may be surrounding yourself with different friends or a new career. But as Thoreau said, it is important [crucial] to live your beliefs so you can turn the world around.