I came across this journal at Chapters today. It caught my attention, and I had to think about it for a bit. We always hear how we are on a journey of discovery (which is true!), but I like this positive -grab life by the handlebars- attitude that this quote is suggesting. Why not CREATE who you want to become?? Do things that scare you, that challenge you, that inspire and ignite your soul! We can sit back and let things happen, or we can take the opposite approach and grab onto life!
I’m on a new personal discovery lately. I’m learning more about myself, my spirituality and my goals & ambitions which seem to be more within reaching distance at this point in my life. I’m trying to put myself in situations that inspire me. For example, travelling by myself is something that scares me so I’m going to do some more of it this December in Australia. I’m reading books about people’s adventures & the lessons learned, following inspiring blogs, practicing yoga and attending the Yoga Conference which is in Vancouver next weekend. All of these things help to open my mind. They help me to attract and to become more aware of inspiring situations, creating the person that I aspire to be.
The book I just started reading today is perfect for me right now. It’s called “Saltwater Buddha: A Surfer’s Quest to Find Zen on the Sea” – Jaimal Yogis. I discovered it on Diana’s blog (http://tinydevotions. blogspot.com), who is the awesome chica who made my malas! It’s about a young man’s spiritual quest to discover his personal zen. I’m loving it!! I’m hoping this book will help inspire me to discover more aspects of myself and create more of an awareness of my spirituality. Soon you’ll be calling me “Zen Thiel”.. hahaha.
Another book I found to be SUPER inspiring was Sean Aiken’s “The One Week Job Project”. I mentioned it before in another blog before even reading it. I read this book in about 3 days.. couldn’t put it down. It was about Sean’s lessons he learned and advice given to him from the many employers he had working a new job every week for a year. Definitely a good read!
And of course, EAT PRAY LOVE. I’ve read it twice it’s that good. The movie is good too, but the book is GREAT! Definitely inspiring :)
Create yourself. Ignite the passion inside of you. Do things you love. Do things that scare you. Usually these “scary” things aren’t so scary after all, and they are the things that we treasure and learn from the most.
Smile with your heart!
p.s. You don’t have to buy books! I go to Chapters on Robson to browse the sections I find interesting and become inspired by, then hop across the street to the Vancouver Public Library and rent it for free. DONE!