‘If the song of my heart ceases to play, can I survive the silence?’
– Shonda Rhimes
When you suddenly realise you’ve lost the joy in your life, the silence can be deafening.
You pause for a while, looking in on your life from above, like an out-of-body experience. You barely recognise who you’ve become.
Where did the vibrant young woman go? What happened to her dreams?
Where was the laughter, the music, the giggling, the song?
Where was the dancing in the rain and the wind-swept hair?
When was the last time you felt excitement, like the fizzing magnetism of a first date kiss?
When was the last time you felt truly fulfilled – your heart overflowing like marshmallows and whipped cream piled high on a steaming mug of hot chocolate?
When was the last time you didn’t get through a whole week on autopilot? Numb to the simple pleasures of life and a slave to something you can’t even put into words.
When you’re broken and burnt out, or just feeling totally empty, there IS a way to find the magic again.
You see, the magic is LOVE.
Always has been, always will be.
The secret to turning your life around isn’t really a secret at all.
It’s about living each moment with love – in its simplest form.
Play. Laugh. Write. Run. Paint. Stretch. Sleep. Create. Give. Cook. Share. Sing. Dance.
Indulge your soul for 15 minutes a day doing something that brings you pure joy.
Fifteen minutes. 900 seconds. 1% of your day.
Everyone can find 15 minutes…
- The more you do the things that light you up, the more creative and enthusiastic you’ll feel about other projects in life.
- The more you follow you heart, the more you’ll attract the right people and opportunities in to your life to help you reach your personal or business goals.
- The more you tune in and listen to the whispers of your soul, the more aligned you’ll feel and life will begin to flow effortlessly.
As Shonda Rhimes says, in her TED talk My year of saying yes to everything:
‘The more I play, the happier I am and the happier my kids are.
I said YES to less work and more play and somehow I still run my world.’