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quotes to pack in your bag

8 Nov 2014

remember my mediation monday post earlier this week? and how i told you that for this week, i’d be focusing on the native american idea of a vision quest? well, it turns out that my 3 week meditation series that i am doing (found here) is also focusing on learning what my desires and intentions are… then letting the universe guide me in making those visions + dreams come true. sooooo amazing.

so, what i thought i’d be doing this week was making lists, creating collages, gathering photos + quotes all about the things that i love. you know, practical things. i thought i’d be focusing on creating a picture of who i am + what is important to me/what i want out of life.

but, that hasn’t happened at all. instead, all i’ve done is just be. but, i’ve been aware and alert. and i’ve let my soul lead me in the decisions that i make. i’ve worked hard at being present in the moment, and all of this has become my vision quest this week so far.

now, let me be clear: this vision quest that i am on, and that i am inviting you to ponder over too in your own life, is not about trying to figure out what i am supposed to do with my life next. that is a futile activity. because it’s not about doing at all. it is about being – being in contact with our souls + listening to those passions that bubble up from within. reading the signs. and then letting it go… surrendering the outcome of our dreams + wishes, trusting that we will know what to do next. because there is some doing involved – that is when the universe and our souls begin to manifest our dreams.

basically, it’s like this: we quiet our selves. listen to our souls. feel our passions. connect with our true, authentic selves. and then, have confidence that, come what may, we will be following our true path, living out our vision and our dreams – which makes a difference in our lives + the lives of others + and, in fact, the whole entire world. it really is that easy.

this vision quest, is simply a quest to discover and remain true to ourselves. and it is a quest that we can take over + over again in life, making sure that we stay connected to our souls.

so, to inspire us, as we walk on our own individual vision quest journeys, i’ve come across some quotes that speak to my soul and push me forward, giving me that kick in the ass that i need and reminding me to trust, trust, breathe, and trust.

and boy do i need reminding… but, why do i get so scared? why do i have a hard time trusting? i am pretty sure that it is because my dreams scare me… they seem crazy. impossible. selfish. but, you know what? anything is possible. and the potential for possibilities is unbelievably amazing when we are true to ourselves.

these quotes are ones to pack in our bags + carry with us as we journey on our vision quests, discovering our personal legends and letting our life unfold to helps reach our dreams… enjoy!

“Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.” — Rumi
“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bounds. Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.” — Patanjali
“I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.” — Steve Jobs
“The things you are passionate about are not random. They are your calling.” — Fabienne Fredrickson
“I think people who are creative are the luckiest people on earth. I know that there are no shortcuts, but you must keep your faith in something Greater than You, and keep doing what you love. Do what you love, and you will find the way to get it out to the world.” — Judy Collins
“The secret of joy in work is contained in one word — excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.” — Pearl S. Buck
“The people who make it to the top — whether they’re musicians, or great chefs, or corporate honchos — are addicted to their calling … [they] are the ones who’d be doing whatever it is they love, even if they weren’t being paid.” — Quincy Jones
“Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it. ” — Buddha

love + light. xx

 

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  • Reply SouthernHon 8 Nov 2014 at 16:56

    Great blog! I love Rumi…

    Just being is so important. 🙂

  • Reply Holly 9 Nov 2014 at 02:49

    I love the Steve jobs one.
    I have little pep talks often to myself, or out loud with gem. And I feel so lucky to never dread work or not enjoy what I do.
    I have big dreams, and lots of things is love to do in life, but it’s taken a long time to learn but now I try to remember that yes we only live once, but it’s so important to try to remember there will be time for other dreams and to enjoy the present… Like I would LOVE to own a b and b, but that’s a future dream that wouldn’t suit us now, because right now I love the now…
    Ah look at me rambling!!!

    • Reply Elizabeth Reynolds McGuire 11 Nov 2014 at 14:22

      Holly, your rambles are the best! I love them to pieces. It’s like having a conversation with you. Keep ’em coming!! Hope you’re enjoying your Tuesday!

  • Reply lorlinda 9 Nov 2014 at 16:42

    Liz, I feel like I’m on this journey with you. Don’t stop writing, as you are really on to something wonderful.
    Also, I particularly loved this quote:
    “The things you are passionate about are not random. They are your calling.” — Fabienne Fredrickson
    I believe writing is one of your callings.
    Peace & Love,
    Lorlinda

    • Reply Elizabeth Reynolds McGuire 11 Nov 2014 at 14:21

      Thank you, once again, for being a spiritual guide for me – even from afar. Your words and comments always seem to be something that the universe conspires to give to me to remind me of the path that I walk.

      Wishing you much love + peace today.

      • Reply lorlinda 12 Nov 2014 at 10:39

        What a sweet thing to say. Thank you very much for that. I’m going to have an awesome day with much love + peace and you have one as well. 🙂

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