What an exciting thought! To live vibrantly! To hum with life, excitement, fulfillment and energy. What do I mean by vibrant living? It is like living life in full TechniColor rather than in black and white. It is like having a banana split with extra hot fudge sauce, whipped cream, nuts, cherries and colored sprinkles rather than having a scoop of vanilla ice cream in a cup. It is the difference between OK and great!
Vibrant Living spans all aspects of your life. Over the months and years we will be growing together challenging ourselves to reach and stretch for more, to live the life beyond that which you have dreamed for yourself, beyond what you imagined was possible. One step at a time. So what aspects of our lives are we talking about? Here they are.....(drumroll, please)
For you to accomplish all that you want to accomplish in a day you must have the energy and motivation to do the tasks that you have set out for yourself day-to-day. This includes clarity of thinking, not feeling tired or drained in the middle of the day, focus and attention to detail and a sense of well-being. Your body will be free of pain, your weight, blood pressure and diabetes would all be under control and improving. Your body can move well be flexible and be free of injuries. You fall asleep quickly and sleep soundly throughout the night and wake refreshed in the morning ready to take on the day.
Everyone needs a support system and to feel connected, heard and cared for. Just one or two very close, caring friends are all one needs to have this category covered. Maybe a loving pet or two as well. Rewarding friendships goes beyond talking about your day, work, kids or partner. Rewarding friendships are those close, heartfelt friendships where you feel accepted, safe to share your most vulnerable parts of yourself. These friendships are full of fun, laughter, love and safety.
This is a hard to define category because everyone has a different definition of "spiritual". I am referring to spiritual as a sense of connection to a higher source. For many that higher source is called God, Jesus, Yahweh or Allah. There are many more that have a less defined yet very personal awareness that there is something beyond yourself, something that affects the order in our world. Maybe you refer to it as the Universe or Mother Earth or maybe it has not name at all but its significance in our lives and your connection to something beyond yourself in religion, nature or something more etheric brings a sense of rightness to our lives.
This can be either sexual or platonic but everyone needs one single or maybe a couple of people with whom to be very intimate with. Intimate in the sense of being able to share and to challenge your sense of yourself to help you develop and grow into the image of the person you have always wanted to be. To find that sense of yourself that that other loved one holds for you. They know you to be more beautiful than you think you are. They think you are more capable than you believe yourself to be. They hold dreams for you that you fear to dream for fear of disappointment. These precious touchstone relationships hold and enhance you. You are more because you are loved by that person....and they are more for receiving your love in return. A dance of a shared life full of love and joy.
Exciting Sex Life
Whether you are single or in a long term commited relationship, your sexuality and libido are an integral part of living a fulfilling life. This can only happen when the scars and taboos around sex are lifted and healed so that you are comfortable with your body. In a world where all models are size zero, 6 feet tall and have 36C breasts, it is hard to accept our own bodies with problem areas. For many who have difficult body images and are insecure about the way they look sex and feeling sensual can be very difficult if not impossible. Sexuality and sensuality come from within and ease within your own body will be the spark that brings your sex life from good to WOW!
Your contribution to the world may be as a parent, or a statistician, a psychologist, a doctor or receptionist. The title of what you choose to spend the majority of your waking hours doing is less important than ensuring that what you are doing is the full expression of your talents and gifts. Work need not be paid, many people have fulfilling work through their hobbies, their weblogs, their volunteer activities. Perhaps what you do to earn money does not have much to do with your true work. Even after retirement, your work continues in different forms, actively contributing to your own fulfillment and satisfaction.