Friday, March 28, 2008

How To Know If You Are Settling For A Mediocre Life

--Feature: "The Conscious Life w/Dr. Jennifer Howard"--

Let’s ponder this question together: Do you ever have the feeling that something is missing in your life? Many of us think this feeling is a sign we need to go shopping. Yet, when we return home with filled shopping bags, we soon discover that the feeling has not been satisfied. So just what is this yearning? It could be a vague internal gnawing of maybe knowing that you haven’t found your life’s purpose, at least for this particular phase. There are others who don’t even let themselves feel and keep too busy, drink too much or having some other way to dampen the unfulfilled yearning.

Let’s ask a few questions:
  • Are you living your life for your highest good?
  • Are you happy to meet life most mornings?
  • If this were your last day, would you think, what a great life I’ve had or would you wish you had _________. Fill in the blank.

Part of walking the path of life consciously is listening to our deeper self to get clear signals on which way to turn. Living in the present moment and being in touch with ourselves, allows us to heal what we need to in order to enjoy today, which will take us to the right choice for tomorrow.

Right now, think about what it is that you wish you could do or what is your heart’s longing. Tomorrow when you wake up think about what you could add to your day that brings you even one tiny step closer to this longing. This can be as small as just thinking about thinking about it!

This is your life and you deserve to feel fulfilled. It’s always up to us to make it happen. We are worth the time it takes to sense into our longings and take whatever action is needed, along with praying and affirming for our highest life. When we search for clarity while examining that yearning feeling, we are drawing closer to having a more than mediocre life.

Jennifer Howard, Ph.D. is an internationally known psychotherapist, Integrated Kabbalistic Healer®, life coach, educator, and author. She maintains private practices and is co-founder of the Healing Path Center with offices in New York City and Huntington, L.I., New York, as well as an extensive phone practice. As a licensed psychotherapist, Dr. Howard brings together 24 years of experience, extensive training and expertise in mind-body psychology, meditation, and a variety of the healing arts. Dr. Howard has been frequently seen as an expert and featured guest, on national television shows including, The Maury Povich Show, Turning Point, America’s Talking, Rolanda, Charles Perez and others. Before becoming a psychotherapist, Howard was a professional actress and dancer. Her book "Changes That Last", publication date to be announced.

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