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FIND YOUR REASON TO BE (RDE)

My reflection today is inspired from a book that I read recently - The Why Café from John Strelecky. If my post inspires you, I strongly recommend you reading the book to deepen your reflections...

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By 'reason to be', we mean the 'why' of our existence - what is our mission on Earth, what are the reasons that push me to make this or that choice. The question to ask ourselves to find our RDE is: 'Why am I here?' Not here in Canada, Quebec, Les Cèdres, in my kitchen. No; here on Earth, as a living human being who's looking to feel fulfillment. Why do I exist? The answer obviously is different from person to person; we can find answers like 'I want to be a millionaire', 'I'm here to help people', 'I want to become a professional in that field', 'I feel like my mission is to raise a big family'; possibilities are endless.

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But how can we get the answer? Some people pass by their RDE and waste a whole life just being 'good', but not completely happy. They feel like they are missing something, that life can't be 'just that'. These persons probably never even asked themselves the question, which is THE most important step because it opens a path in our mind and allows us to be more aware of finding the answer. Some will meditate, spend some time in nature, others will try new experiences to see what really drives them; there's no miracle recipe... Each and everyone of us have to find our RDE in our own way.

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Once we found our RDE, we have two choices. Either we keep on living our lives the way it is and we are content of feeling 'good' because following our RDE scares us or seems to bring way too many changes or effort. Either we start acting in harmony with our RDE in order to surpass ourselves and feel happier and happier. If we spend our lives doing work, hobbies, maintaining relationships that are not in line with our RDE, we're wasting our energy and our time. When the opportunity to act towards our RDE will present itself, we won't have any motivation or strength to seize it. So the more our actions are in harmony with are RDE, the more our sense of fulfillment will grow.   

 

Sounds too simple to be true? Start by asking yourself the question and finding the answer. Then take one hour of your day to do what YOU love - and then 2 hours, 3 hours, etc. You're worried of not making enough money doing a job that follows your RDE? It would be too bad having less money doing something we love instead of missing our reason to be to have more savings in the bank, no? I hope you're hearing my sarcasm; the more we have money, the more we spend, the more we have to work to pay our bills, the more we miss the chance to find out the answer of the question 'why am I here?'. 

 

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When we are truly happy, when everyday our actions and decisions are in harmony with our RDE, money becomes less relevant. People who follow their reason to be stand out by their passion, their enthusiasm, their happiness, their luck. I'm going to leave you with this quote found in the book: 'Don't ever let people or things bring you to the point where you feel like you have no more control over your own destiny'.

 

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Happy thinking ;) !

Coach Claudia

www.karmakin.ca