3 Paths to Greater Fulfillment

Fulfillment is a sweetness that can only be savored from the inside as expanded perception and freedom from external attachments. Here are three things that you can do today to further your journey toward personal fulfillment.

1. The Churn Factor

Life “churn” is an indicator that a lot of intense motion is occurring, but it’s when you are through it or the churn is stopped that there is peace. In other words, you may find that there is a lot of activity in your life when you are growing, but, if that activity includes drama, struggle, resistance, repetitive dysfunctional patterns and attachments, you are slowing your own fulfillment. Consider where your life is in churn and what needs to be addressed, handled and/or released to stop excessive and unnecessary churn in order to feel more fulfillment.

2. Have Adventures

In the words of Hellen Keller, “Life is either a great adventure or it’s nothing.” An adventure is an experience that takes you beyond your known world. It can be a physical one (like traipsing a new mountain trail) or a virtual one (connecting the dots of your emotional life to your current behaviors and outcomes). Either way, adventures infuse a sense of wonder, excitement and push you to new levels of resilience and expanded perception about what’s happening to engage a new sense of fulfillment.

3. Say It

If you’ve been holding something back, not having a conversation that needs to be had, living in toleration around a relationship or situation, it’s time to get that out and communicated. Up until this point, that situation or relationship has had more power than you, and you’ve been in a reactive state, living with what showed up vs. responsibly creating your best life. It may not be pretty, it may not be simple, and you may not know what is going to happen, but if it allows you to be more of who you are, it’s what’s needed for you to experience a greater sense of fulfillment in your life. In the words of an anonymous bard, “it’s better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.”