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Following the Current of Life

“I let it go. It's like swimming against the current. It exhausts you. After a while, whoever you are, you just have to let go, and the river brings you home.”  - Joanne Harris

Do you ever feel like you are swimming against the current of life? 

Do you feel like you're living a life that doesn't feel right? Or pretending to be something you're not? 

Do you struggle at all with understanding what your life's purpose is? 

If so, it's completely normal. We are socialized and taught to be certain things and act in ways that don't always match up to who we are.  I always hated working at corporate jobs or in structured environments but I did so because I was told this was normal or what I was supposed to do. I never really considered alternative options because it didn't seem viable. I never considered how my creativity was meant to be a part of my profession one day. I couldn't visualize or understand how I could possibly combine all of my skills and interests into a business because it didn't fit into my paradigm - or the one I had been taught. 

We squeeze ourselves into these tight paradigms that are supposed to tell us how to live, but what if we lived our lives on our own terms? What if we all followed the real flow of life? 

What would you do if you could build your own paradigm? Or flow with the river current? 

Life gets so much easier when you stop fighting the flow of the river. It gets easier when you break free of the paradigms that have boxed you in. If you could design the life you have always wanted, what would it look like? 

I watch and hear unhappy people day after day - fearful of breaking free because of reasonable life constraints: finances, children, spouses, etc., and I feel for them. I feel for people who are unhappy but know no way of breaking free. 

I will start offering workshops and other events this spring to help people get the wheels turning and learn how to build the life of their dreams. I want to help other people break free of their own judgements and preconceived notions about themselves and finally live a life they are proud of. 

Instead of fighting your destiny, flow towards your purpose, towards what really makes you happy, and towards building the life you have always wanted. 

As an intelligent, independent adult, you have the opportunity to embrace your truth, live your values and beliefs, choose your direction and purpose, explore your passion and navigate your own path.
— Craig Harper

See you soon, 

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