Fulfillment: What Does That Mean
It means literally being full & filled. We can all do so many things, help so many people, and we can also feel very empty. Fulfillment isn’t something you need to find instead it’s something you create.
“Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life’s deepest joy: true fulfillment.” – Tony Robbins
Do you wake up every morning and get so excited for what you have to do because it fills your soul?
I know about this feeling and I am going to tell you how I actually lost it even though I am in the yoga business.
About 2 years ago I had an A-HA moment as my friends and I like to call it where I just had no desire to teach, to go to the studio, to tell people to do a warrior one. I was pretty sure I was put on this earth for more than this focus on physical practice.
And you are saying, 2 years ago Arianne? YUP.
Sometimes it doesn’t decades of feeling the funk to wake up.
This I learned as it relates to seasons.
In my health coaching practice I often tell people that they have to eat like the seasons – winter you hunker down, spring you wake up and detox, summer you feel light and full of energy and fall it’s when you prepare and integrate more.
This is the same for your business and fulfillment.
I went through the shit, I was depressed, not motivated (and for those of you who know me I am motivation bunny) and I honestly feel was letting dear relationships fall.
Suffering was my M.O. And yes, yoga teachers can feel crappy sometimes.
Not only did I feel crappy, I wanted to quit! I tried but something told me keep going.
That was fulfillment knocking at my door saying Ari get up and wake up!
Just like you read above spring is discovery time, when we need to detox from the winter blues and when we re-emerge from the funk it’s time to party.
Transformation is rough sometimes as it brings the pain level up that the freedom feels like you had a huge realization. Can you picture a phoenix rising up from the ashes?
Fulfillment , lifestyle and business go hand in hand because when you allow yourself to have this transformation all of this will blossom.
Give yourself permission to change, to shift, to transform in your business and life. Spring is when you can reinvent and make exactly what you want.
So when I said that spring was party time no comparison to summer’s bounty. Right now in my mango tree there are over 1000 mangoes and last year that same tree was barren.
What did I do to make this tree bloom and have a massive abundant season- well I fertilized it, gave it tons of love and pruned it. Sometimes we need to cut out all the stuff that’s preventing us from our abundance.
So what I said earlier regarding the moment where I was in really down and not feeling fulfilled… well I made the necessary shifts, allowed myself to give up anchors and invite new experiences.
The way I related to situations and people radically changed and it empowered me once again to have creativity and focus.
Summer for me is the time where I can explode into abundant living both in my business and in my personal life… and obviously eat mangoes galore!!!
Let summer be this time for you! All your hard work, the crap, the transformation, the bloom will show in productivity and growth. I am so happy to enjoy this summer in the growth of my business and let all the fruits of my hard work both internally and externally really blossom.
Integration!!! This is when we re-stuff ourselves with all the goodness we need to be in full integrity with everything we do and how we do it. We learned hard lessons in winter, we allowed the phoenix to rise in spring and we ate the delicious fruit in summer.
Everything in life and business is a cycle that keeps looping year after year, day after day and lifetime after lifetime. Everything I do in my coaching space is about finding the parallels between yoga, spirituality & business to find a fulfilled life with joy and purpose.
Remember your first downdog or first handstand? It’s the same thing!!! It’s the moment you realized how freaking hard it was to get the pose and feel comfortable in it before doing variations. Business is the same exact thing.
Fulfillment is just a season and a decision away. Let your life be guided with spirit and with authentic purpose that leaves you literally feeling full.
I am perfect and complete. Everything is perfect and complete. We are all perfect and complete.
I would love to hear how you create fulfillment in your life and business and if you are stuck I would be honored to guide you! If you are ready to make a change, make your life resonate with your desires then take action and schedule
Fill your life with love and abundance.