Have you ever attained a goal and still felt empty afterwards? Have you ever saved money for something tangible, bought it and still felt lost once you purchased it? Well, I have...over and over and over again. I've become determined to not live this way anymore.
A while back, I talked a bit about a program I decided to buy. The Desire Map is designed by Danielle LaPorte to help you figure out what your Core Desired Feelings are. The point is for you to live your life with these desired feelings in mind. Instead of having goals designed around thoughts and wishes that others may have for you or goals based upon what you think success looks like; you set intentions based upon the way you want to feel in life. You set intentions around achieving the feelings instead of the goals.
In doing this work, I discovered my Core Desired Feelings. My desire is to feel Freedom, Pleasure, Radiance, Flow, and Truth in all that I am and do.
Freedom when it comes to finances. Free to be blessed and be a blessing to others.
Pleasure in what I experience in life with my most important people and what I do to earn a living.
Radiance in the way I express my gifts and beauty.
Flow in the way I am with myself and the world.
Truth in all that I am and do.
I've realized that over the past few years, "the need to be more present" has come up for me many times. I'm finding that having these core desired feelings at the forefront of my actions, is helping me be mindful, be present. It's helping me slow down and act in direct connection with what my purpose is on this earth.
I created a Pinterest Board to illustrate my Core Desired Feelings. You can check it out HERE.
If you are interested in learning more about The Desire Map, go here: