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3. Remain in integrity throughout your experience. Keep your balance and focus on totality of your life, not simply on this experience. As you persist in a place of gratitude and honor, you will see that being in integrity is a natural, flowing, peaceful state when you partner with twists and turns in your life instead of viewing life from an adversarial perspective.
4. Steer clear of judgement in relationship to your landmark experience. Instead of seeing it as completely chaotic or wholly ridiculous or most magnificent growth episode ever in your entire life, simply allow it to be what it is for you in that particular moment. Over time, your perspective will ripen towards proper valuation. While you are in it, allow yourself to simply be in it without attachment, without evaluation, without analysis.
Jeff was hiking with his younger brothers and sisters as they came to a stream deep in woods. Looking to him for guidance, his sister Molly asked him, "Can we drink from here?"
Jeff surveyed scene, looking for a spot where there were plenty of stones for water to bubble over. "Grandpa used to tell me to look for rockiest spot: water is purest there." Kneeling down by water's edge, he cupped his hands and offered his sister a sip of cold, clear refreshment. The ripples and rapids made by rocks naturally purify water making taste crisper and cleaner.
Molly drank water Jeff offered with reckless abandon. She got down on her belly so she could peer into stream and drink directly from magical spot where rough hewn rocks made water run true, clear and refreshing.
Your landmark experience, with its jagged edges, unexpected drops and dips and turns will purify your life experience as well. When you follow simple steps outlined here, it will empower you to lead life you were meant to live. Take your time to look from a new perspective. Then take a long, slow drink. Remember your life. Live it with passion, today.
Julie Jordan Scott is a Personal Success Coach who left her career as a government bureaucrat and built a successful business in less than six months. She now combines mothering 4 children with inspiring people worldwide with her books, ezine, teaching and personal coaching. Visit http://www.5passions.com for free resources for YOUR success Email her at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org or call 661.325.4116