Follow what attracts you

Following what attracts you is the quickest and funniest way to realize yourself and your dreams.

How do you want to live the journey towards your desires? In other words, the meaning of life which is expressed in every moment you breathe? The paths are endless, because there are infinite possibilities to express and realize yourself, just choose how you want to live and which colors, movements and sounds you want to dress every day.

If you follow your Inner Being, you’ll aways be in the perfect place, where there is something for you to discover, nurture, reveal, embrace … And the easiest way to follow your Inspiration or Inner Being, is to listen to what you  are attracted to.

If we limit the space we dedicate to these “inner calls”, because we consider them unimportant or details in comparison to what we really want, maybe we lose the sense of the journey and, without realizing it, we move away from the biggest dreams.

Before getting to the great dreams, we have the possibility to be nurtured by the small dreams; those that are more handy, affordable and could make a big difference in our lives in terms of pleasure, satisfaction and beauty.

We might not immediately find the logical thread between what attracts us now and our dreams, but we will understand it later. The important thing is to follow something that you feel inside, even if you do not know how to explain it, but you feel it gives us joy, a sense of peace and well-being. The important thing is to have the sensitivity and the courage to follow that sign.

Thus do not discard what gives you a sense of well-being now, because often the so-called-small-dreams prepare the way to bigger dreams. The only time when we can co-create our reality, is now, the present moment.

If you allow yourself to feel appreciation ​​for the small pieces that begin to compose your puzzle, you activate an incredible power inside you, which molds the Energy that Creates Worlds, the creative power that resides everywhere in the Universe.

Steve Jobs started a calligraphy class without knowing why. Although he did not know the bigger picture, he attended the calligraphy course because he was attracted by it, not because he believed that he would need it in order to create one of the largest tech companies in the world. This allowed him to have fun during the journey that then led him to his bigger dream. He went for a small dream, the calligraphy lessons, without  depriving himself of something he liked.

The greater joy you feel when you do something, the greater success will follow.

It is not pointless to dedicate yourself to what attracts you: it is the most direct path to happiness and success, either if you want to set up an international business or to better care for your children.

The art of listening to the children

We may believe that children are not interested in anything, just because they are not interested in what we’re interested in. But if we listen to them, rather than to ourselves, we can discover what fascinates them. If a child is not interested in what we like, we do not have to stop, but rather trying to enter the world of the child.

This was obvious when I worked with a family from the Middle East. The parents continued to complain that their son Amir was not interested in anything and that if he had not been routed in some activity, he would not realize anything in life. This belief was so strong in them that at times threatened to affect me too. I decided not to listen to it to concentrate solely on that of Amir. More the days passed, more I discovered interesting aspects of this child.

First of all, he knew how to relax!

This aspect was considered of little account by the parents, because they were both used to never stop, encouraging the hard work. For that, this aspect of their son was quite embarrassing. Amir loved to relax with the music and he knew all types of music. He had done some yoga classes in the past and a few times, I was guided by him into beautiful relaxations in which I was about to fall asleep. This is an art and, frankly, seeing thus developed in a child of 10 years, in which it has not been particularly instilled, hit me.

Amir did not only know a lot of music, but also a myriad of movies and actors. He does great movie’s reviews and he loves going to the cinema. Amir knows many places throughout the world and the collections of several designers. When we walked into a clothing store, he already knew the name of the summer collection. The salesman there confirmed that it was the exact name. Amir used its Ipad to search for information of any kind on the internet: history, news, science, computer science …

He is an affectionate and sensitive child: one day I was not in great shape and he continued knocking on my door to delight me with tea and sweets. I thought that he had read my mind and, on that occasion, I have renamed Amir, my guardian angel.

Amir loves to play basketball, even if it is not the favorite sport by his father, who wanted to see him excel in martial arts, where he signed Amir. One day I wanted to accompany Amir at his martial arts lesson to see him at work because I had imagined seeing him very different from when he plays basketball. In fact, it was so, he was awkward and slowed down and someone struck him.

Several times I repeated to the parents that a shaft of peaches may not give the pears, and I encouraged Amir to choose for himself, and not for his father. Amir loves to travel and touring: as soon as I arrived in the city, he wanted to do with me a sightseeing tour, but the mother has suggested waiting until the next season. Amir would be leaving for a tour every day, discovering new corners of the city: activities that should be absolutely encouraged by their parents.

When I informed the mother that Amir is a child full of passions, she was quite surprised. The father still wanted a son awake and energetic: when he brought him to the pool, the father expected Amir to do 70 tanks, while Amir hoped to just relax and enjoy the lovely warm water.

Parents can learn to listen to their children, by leaving them the freedom to choose what they love, interrupting the chain of duty-pain that is still so deeply rooted in many of us.

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