Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Having a Better Life

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Why write about a better life?

My blogging mentor, Sarah, pointed out that, although I had said on her facebook site, that this blog was about "Having a Better Life", I hadn't actually said in my blogs what a better life actually is. Nor had I put that on my heading, I might add. Sarah pointed this out twice, before her message finally sunk in. So, first I changed the Header on my blog site to point out that you-areunique is about having a better life, then I wrote this post.

I'm really grateful to Sarah, for pointing out what I had missed. It has completely changed my outlook on my blog, in such a positive way.

So I am really excited to be writing this, because having a better life was always what my blog was supposed to be about. But, somehow, I seem to have gotten a bit lost. How could I possibly have done This Big Mistake? Well typical me, I think about all angles of something, get writing about all of these subjects, then forget to actually state the obvious! So, here goes:

What is a better life?

I think that this is something that is so personal to oneself. And, I think that it has to do with:
  • what is a better life for you/me/whoever?
  • why aren't you/me/whoever doing it already?
  • what can we do, right now, towards our dream life?
So, lets ponder this:
  • again: what would be a better life for you, or me? (being a bit more specific, now)
  • better than what? 
For me, that would be: better than it is now. Why? Because I'm not really doing all of the things which I would love to do, in order to give myself the life that I would love. Hardly any of them, actually.

But I do know exactly what my Dream Better Life List would include:
  • travel each winter to a warm country during the coldest, wettest months in New Zealand (this has been a lifelong dream). I could go, say, to Bali, or a Polynesian island, and teach some specialist yoga courses there to pay my way.
  • take a large workshop at least four times a year on deep esoteric aspects of yoga. I taught such seminars for year, then stopped. I have resumed teaching these workshops, but would like to do more 
  • be more involved in the healing community which I'm part of
This is just a starter. For me, there is definitely more. And, all of it is achievable! So why on earth aren't I doing what I know that I need to do, to Have A better Life?

What is stopping me? Or you?
  • sometimes, I do think that it's all about having time to do things
  • not only having time, but also sometimes, for some things - it's just not the right time
  • and, sometimes we need to change a lot in our living environment just to be able to achieve our dream life
  • sometimes we simply need to make changes in other aspects of our life
Honestly, so many options to consider, before The Dream Life happens, especially on a big scale.

I am excitedly pondering the massive possibilities. 

And, I am definitely interested in anything that anyone else has to say about all of this. 


3 comments:

  1. Ahhhhh! A better life? Thank you for a thought provoking post. I struggle with some wishes for a better life, that just aren't in the cards right now (as a carer) but am taking steps to that end, like downsizing, improving our savings, and collecting and winnowing ideas for when that caring responsibility is no longer mine. (And working on being grateful everyday that I have that privilege of being the carer.)

    Other wishes, I am my own worst enemy! I want conflicting things, and struggle to choose the greater good, so instead of making progress toward one "goal", I vascillate between the two, thus always staying stuck in the same place. Arrrgh! Well, at least awareness is half the battle?

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  2. Ahhhhh! A better life? Thank you for a thought provoking post. I struggle with some wishes for a better life, that just aren't in the cards right now (as a carer) but am taking steps to that end, like downsizing, improving our savings, and collecting and winnowing ideas for when that caring responsibility is no longer mine. (And working on being grateful everyday that I have that privilege of being the carer.)

    Other wishes, I am my own worst enemy! I want conflicting things, and struggle to choose the greater good, so instead of making progress toward one "goal", I vascillate between the two, thus always staying stuck in the same place. Arrrgh! Well, at least awareness is half the battle?

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    1. Hi Liz, I am a bit late replying, I didn't realise where my comments were hidden for me to look at!!! (embarrasing.....) Sometimes I honestly think that there is a time and place for everything, and yes I also agree that awareness is half the battle

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