Today’s post concludes our two-week Q&A with Susyn Reeve, co-author of The Inspired Life. Each post has detailed another aspect of inspiration and offered try-it-yourself exercises to help you tap into your own source to live a more inspired life. Here are some final thoughts from Susyn on the topic.
IS:. What is one thing we can do today to begin living an inspired life?
SR: Commit to a 30 day practice of living life as a thank you. Each day write down 5 things you are grateful for. Have 1 item on your list be something you have never before expressed gratitude for (your toenails, spoons, your eyelashes) to ignite your imagination and playfulness; have 1 item on your list be something you are grateful for about yourself (your hair, your fingernails, your commitment to doing this list!) to allow you to honor and celebrate yourself.
IS: How does inspiration show up in your life?
SR: My life is a daily inspiration. I have cultivated and mastered being a great lemonade maker. I have the capacity to easily see all the circumstances in my life through the lens of Love – either an expression of love or a call for love. Inspiration shows up in my life as the relationships I have with my family and friends; the opportunity to work deeply with clients to wake up to the magnificence of who they are and to use the challenges and hardships they have experienced as the entryway to deepening their capacity for compassion for themselves and others; and to play and have fun (I am writing my responses to these questions, amidst a pj party I have had for 32 years with 3 girlfriends! And of course right now inspiration is showing up as the opportunity to share my thoughts with you and your readers on this Blog! So thank you very much Polly, for this opportunity to share the power, possibility and joy of living an inspired life.
This week, take on the challenge to live an inspired life. Begin with the gratitude exercise Reeve details above and notice how how this simple expression of thankfulness draws inspiration and joy. It’s a sure way to power up your life.
Susyn Reeve, M.Ed., is as a transformational coach, corporate consultant with fortune 100 companies, and interfaith minister. She is the award winning author of Choose Peace and Happiness. Her newest book, The Inspired Life: Unleashing Your Mind’s Capacity for Joy is your personal invitation to living a life a passion and purpose. She is the co-founder of www.Self-Esteem-Experts.com where you can get an excerpt from The Inspired Life.