You have to name it to claim it

There is a saying, “You have to name it to claim it”. This essentially speaks to the importance of knowing and defining for ourselves what we want to cultivate, nurture and create in our individual lives and the world. Sometimes we can get bogged down by the idea that this has to be some grand vision or purpose with far reaching effects. This month I offer you the idea for contemplation that small is indeed BIG. My challenge to you and to myself is to bring heartfelt reflection and awareness to claiming/defining what happiness looks like as demonstrated in my daily life.

By this I mean the actual details of how it would look, what it would feel like and the very specific ways it would make itself known in my every day experience of life. When we take the time to actually define what this looks like for us personally, we reap a multitude of benefits. It sets us up to get immediate feedback on a moment-by-moment basis when we are in alignment with our values or moving away from them. It also creates a ready-made vision that we can work with to channel our creative energy and life force into projects that support our self-defined goals.

Defining what our own version of happiness looks like may seem self-indulgent on the surface or not impactful to the world at large, but I disagree. The world needs each and every one of us to bring our love, talent, excitement and creativity to the table. This is accomplished best through people who feel happy and joy-filled sharing their good vibes in every interaction. We are always transmitting our vibes to the world we interact with, whether we are conscious of it or not.

Why not become a conscious co-creator and join with the force for love, joy and happiness that exists all around us? Impactful change is never a top-down driven agenda. By definition the status quo is rarely interested in changing. Societal change is enacted by small groups of dedicated individuals that believe a better way is possible. They bring their joy, passion and unwavering commitment to making it happen. The world is in dire need, luckily the Universe has a plan, it sent you.