I this find yourself through activities post, I want to talk a bit about finding yourself through travel and the reasons why travel is good for you. This is something quite relevant to me, as I've spent most of my adult life 'travelling and/or living abroad', 42 Counties later, I definitely feel that it's been one of my 'activities' that allowed me to understand myself more. Ever heard of this quote? I totally agree and here's why...
This is a guest post by Andrii Demianenko, who shares his views on Life Purpose. One of the main questions in life is, “What is my life purpose?” This is a very painful question to ask yourself, because if you get the answer wrong and follow someone else’s dreams and ambitions, you risk losing a lot of time and, most importantly, a part of yourself.
I can't take credit for this idea. A friend of mine showed me this song and suggested I make a video for it. The lyrics are so lovely, and I thought it was a wicked idea to share this inspirational song. So out came Patrick - those of you who read regularly will know Patrick as my featured image playmobil.
I love my birthday. For me, birthdays are not just a great time of year to treat myself - but also a great landmark to have a self-assessment review. Maybe you can guess I have my birthday coming up. 30th of May is when I take some time for myself and have a good-old-think about how far I've come, where I want to go and whether I'm living the life I choose. Thanks to keeping a diary, I'm able to look back at my objectives for the year, and I'm always surprised to see how much I actually completed... There is certainly a lot of truth in writing goals down as a more direct route to achieving them.
Today I want to share 'After a While' with you. It's a poem supposedly written by Veronica A. Shoffstall, which gives some beautiful advice about how to live your life. However, I say supposedly because there are a few other claims of authorship to this lovely piece of work. Including Shakespeare and Latin author Jorge Luis Borges. After all my research I found about the poem, I can't find any hard facts about the true authorship, just opinions. A friend of mine showed it to me as a piece written by Shakespeare called 'The Minstrel' but other people suggest it was a translation from Borges piece "Despues un tiempo'...
Everything you do is a creation, and your life is a fine work of art. Throughout all your experiences in your life, your decisions, your thoughts, ideas and creations, you contribute to the Universe. You owe it to yourself and the world to be the best version of yourself that you can be, and that’s what Evolve and Express is about; personal growth and development through self exploration, travel, creativity, art, and spiritual consciousness… It’s about human evolution on a personal level. Albert Einstein put it best when he said;
We have to do the best we can. This is our sacred human responsibility
It’s the moment to dedicate your time to you. Self Improvement is everything in this world. The very best of our human race are those who have invested time into self-exploration and personal development and these are some of the greatest people who contribute to the evolution of human kind. While we are given this wonderful life from the Universe, it’s our responsibility to be the best we can be, right?
Dedicate yourself to continuous, personal improvement, for you are your most precious resource
That’s why I’ve created the Be You Life Coaching Courses. Especially for people who want to delve deeper into personal development.
The site is called Evolve and Express to promote the idea that we are forever evolving, growing and learning about ourselves, this is a wonderful aspect of being human, even more so when you find ways to express who you are in which ever medium clicks with you. It could be dance, cooking, fashion, music, travel, art, etc. Here’s one of my favourite ways to express myself about this subject; Art of Evolution.
In every step that you evolve through life, you brighten your path on the road to self discovery.
We have an abundance of avenues for our self improvement and personal development, are you someone who likes to ask yourself powerful questions and analyze where you’re going in life? Or someone who likes to creatively express yourself through artistic mediums? Do you like to travel and measure yourself through the backdrop of different cultures? Do you desire to work on a stronger deeper spiritual connection?
No matter which way works for you, your mission is to unleash your creative, personal power, live your life the way you dream of and be the best version of yourself you can possibly imagine. Evolve and Express wants to give you inspiration, motivation and share wisdom to continue you on your path of self improvement and personal-development. Exploring who you really are is one of the most powerful journeys you will ever do.
”Living on purpose requires us to find what we love fiercely, give it all we’ve got and then pass it on, as if it were a torch, to those who follow” Dawna Markova
I’ve never learned anything as solidly, as the importance of surrounding ourselves in positive, healthy environments. Evolve and Express is about creating a great environment to learn about yourself, sharing stories, advice, support and inspiration with like-minded people. Please feel free to share it. Your journey of self discovery and personal development continues here.
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- Find Yourself Through Travel – Why Travel is Good For You - June 13, 2013
- Does Having A Life Purpose Matter? - June 9, 2013
- An Inspirational Song and Video - June 2, 2013