Everything I have learned about how to live an inspired and fulfilling life has this morning distilled down into one simple principle:
There are two states we can live from – the Inspired State, and the Other one.
The principle came with a simple set of steps for applying it. If you like, join me in exploring how it works.
Whatever we do from our inspired state will bring us joy, peace and love – all we have to do is find our way there, as often and for as long as possible. Once the see-saw begins to tip, it becomes easier and easier to get there and stay there, and life itself appears to shift.
It’s pretty easy to recognise which one we’re in. Here’s a list of their respective symptoms.
The world is moving at a faster and faster pace – I don’t mean that in terms of hurry, it can be the opposite – the idea of Slow Time means doing more in less time with less effort, creating a magical sensation of floating through life.
For some people, the idea of writing a book is enticing, but getting their ideas down on the page doesn’t flow well.
My sense is that the reason for this may be simpler than it first appears.
A great conversation with my French teacher this morning – she is also a writer – helped me understand what I do that is different. It’s all about Presence.
Presence is what J.K. Rowling brings to the world with Harry Potter. Presence is what speakers bring to the stage that is unique. Presence is what makes the difference between simply observing life and truly living it. Presence is what makes the work we do worthwhile.
Fairly early on in my career as a novelist, I asked myself what the difference was with Harry Potter. There are no Emporer’s New Clothes with children’s literature – if children love a book, it’s because it really has something wonderful. Straight away, I realised what it was – Joanne Rowling is right there, in the story, and she takes us there, too.
I am delighted to be working with Lucy Whittington, Manager of Business Celebrities, www.BeingABusinessCelebrity.com, on her book about finding your Thing and getting famous for it.
As Lucy says, “Your Thing is the Thing you do effortlessly, the Thing that makes you smile, the Thing that is so obvious to you that you hadn’t realised the world was waiting for you to get out there and do it.”
Lucy is inspiring, a genius at helping you find your Thing when it is hiding on the end of your nose.
Watch this space for more information!