“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or objects.” ~Albert Einstein
The word entitlement has gotten a really bad reputation. I think it’s because people generally equate it with the idea that the person who feels entitled thinks that they deserve something more than someone else. It has a weight of arrogance and selfishness to it. What would happen if we all realized that we are entitled? Not that we deserve more than others, but that we all, every one of us, deserve to live a happy and fulfilling life. Imagine a world where everyone knew that they could manifest their dreams. And that they deserved to realize their desires. That is our true entitlement.
All of our dreams are so different, all of our dreams are so individual and unique. Imagine how happy everyone would be living their soul’s desire. The happiness and enthusiasm would be electric. The joy and creativity of our passions would raise us to a place where we understood love.
The only reason we aren’t there right now is that we don’t understand love. Love is the song of the soul being expressed. Love is the expression of your creativity. Love brings happiness. When we love our soul we listen to what it needs. My soul asks that I express myself through writing, teaching, and other creative pursuits. Some people’s souls express through gardening. Some people’s souls express through healing. Through bicycling. Through cooking nurturing meals for others. Through working on cars. Through entertaining. Through scientific research in the field of marine biology. Through spiritual pursuits. Through building a suspension bridge. Through designing fabric. Through nurturing children. Through studying the Talmud. Through cleaning. Through words. Through leading. Through numbers. Through singing the perfect aria. Through dancing the Tango. Through so many creative ways.
We can recognize our soul’s desire by listening to our soul. If we do not follow our soul’s desire we will never be happy. We may get along and get by, but we will never experience the bliss of self-fulfillment. We are entitled to live our dreams. The universe begs us to live our dreams. If you are fighting and suffering to reach a goal, perhaps you are fighting your own soul. Perhaps the universe is telling you that the current goal you have will not bring you happiness. It may bring you temporary pleasure. A new house, a new car, more money. But, what are these worth if they do not bring you the joy of being your true self?
Listen for the call of your heart in the voice of your emotions. Look for the things that bring you back again and again because of the happiness and peace you experience when you do them. If you are doing something and time flies by you are on the right track. If you do something and you are excited to start and feel satisfaction when finished you are on the right track. If it fills you with enthusiasm keep doing it. Sometimes even our soul’s desire may be hard to continue, it may take longer than you think, but continue. Don’t despair. Do it for your sake.
Our goals may change over the years as the activities which brought us happiness in our twenties may evolve into a completely different desire. As we grow spiritually by following our path our prior pursuits no longer give us the satisfaction and fulfillment they once did. Listen to the soul as it tells you it’s time to move on to other enterprises. It’s time to change with your soul.
Feel entitled to the life of your dreams. Know that the universe is waiting for you to recognize your heart’s desire and help you bring it to fruition. Think of interests and activites in the past that filled your heart, but that you put aside as impractical or embarassing, the things that someone didn’t approve of or that you thought were childish. Your dreams are there for a reason, to be manifested. Allow yourself to follow your heart and pursue your passions. Be courageous knowing that the universe is waiting to help.
I’m not saying quit your job today and follow your dreams, but take the first steps. Albert worked as a clerk in his early years, but spent all his free time working on equations using his imagination and intuition. Doing what he loved. When you move toward your goal and do what you love, the universe will answer your actions with the help and guidance you require to continue. Be aware of synchronicities appearing in your life. See how the universe sends you messages. And, always, have faith. Follow your Bliss! Your dreams are closer than you realize. And you are entitled to them. They are your birthright.
You’re entitled to these affirmations:
- I am entilted to live my dream.
- I deserve to follow my heart’s desire.
- The universe conspires with me to reach my goals.
- My life is filled with enthusiasm and fulfillment.
- Everything I need to manifest my dreams is brought to me.
Imagine yourself doing something that fills you with happiness. Start doing it.