How to Find Your Vision and Get a Life! »
As a multi-talented columnist for Guide for Spiritual Living: Science of Mind magazine, Rev. Dr. Terry Drew Karanen writes regularly about money and mindfulness in “Practical Prosperity.” He serves as the director of Spirit, Mind and Body Foundation, a Centers for Spiritual Living focus ministry. You can also find his blog at Patheos.com.
Karanen has a new book out, “How to Find Your Vision and Get a Life!” According to James Mapes, author of “Quantum Leap Thinking: An Owner’s Guide to the Mind,” Karanen provides simple, easy explanations to the challenges of life without the “metaphysical psycho-babble” often seen in topics like this. Through relating his own life challenges he provides the reader with practical, usable exercises to clarify his/her purpose in life and how to best fulfill that vision and mission.
Here are some insightful excerpts from Karanen’s latest work about using a personal vision and mission to create the life of your dreams:
Become passionate with your vision. Only you can create the excitement of passion in your life that is sustainable and reliable. Classes are great, seminars are wonderful, self-help books are enlightening, but when it comes right down to it, it all comes back to you. You can take as many classes, and seminars as you can afford and then some. You can workshop yourself into a stupor. You can buy every purple outfit there is to announce your spiritual enlightenment, search out every possible piece of crystal jewelry and burn sandalwood incense until smoke fills your house, and it still comes down to you. None of any of that will mean anything if you cannot feel the passion for your vision.
Obsession is not passion. Learn this. Know this. Do not be fooled into thinking that just because you are staying busy it means you are accomplishing anything more than staying busy.
It is imperative that we see the value in what we do. If you can do something better than anyone else, appreciate that. Release any thought that acknowledging your magnificence is egotistical. If you are not doing what you think you ought to be doing, begin with doing the very best at what you are doing. Continue to see your worthiness for obtaining your vision. Be willing to accept success.