What Your Life Wants to Tell You

by Tess on September 29, 2010

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Our guest today is Mathieu Farrand, husband, adventurer, entrepreneur, and author of Futhark Lifehack. Mathieu currently resides in Switzerland.

me What Your Life Wants to Tell You

Your life is knocking at your door right now and has an important message for you.  It wants to tell you who you are as of right now.  It wants to reassure you that the life you are living right now is not a product of who you are, but of who you were.  Everything in your future will be a result of what you begin to do – right now. 

Think of the last time you looked up at the night sky and the stars.  The light we see from the stars is actually millions of years old and it is questionable if even many of those same stars exist anymore.  You are the same as the stars. 

The world that surrounds you and all that you have manifested in your life is a product of who you were in the past. 

This might be hard for some people to accept, but in this article I will explain why you can use this knowledge to make very profound changes to your life.  Your future's past starts now!

Life is at a zero moment right now, able to go in any direction.  Mystery, adventure, excitement, love, knowing God, self-assurance, fulfillment, and peace of mind can all be in your future, but only if you start right now. 

The past has no bearing on you.  When I myself go into contemplative states, I can see crystal clear images of my life in the past, but it is not me.  It is someone else.

When I was in middle school I was not a very outgoing person.  Mostly I socialized with a very close-knit group of people and did not really excel in anything.  I remember sitting at the lunch table hurriedly finishing homework before it was due the next period because I was not particularly motivated. 

I was average beyond average in what surrounded me, but inside I felt something else – a hidden fire, a spark that needed to ignite a deep passion.

One day, I decided that I would run for class president.  Looking back, I was not particularly nervous.  The class president would do very menial things such as figure out what flavor slush people would like next on the lunch menu or whether or not to get new basketballs for gym class.  To us at that young age, though, it meant the world. 

On the morning the school was to elect a class president we had to get up on the podium facing the empty lunch room and give an address to the entire school over the morning radio program.  I read my speech, followed by my opponent.  Overall I was excited and thought that I did a good job.  When the school finally voted, I was honestly shocked to see the result.

In the entire school, I received two votes.  Two.  One being me, as is custom.

Fast forward to today.  I look back on that situation as if it were a dream, like it never existed.  I now live in Europe with my wife, nowhere near where I grew up.  I spend most of my day speaking a different language even than what I was brought up with. 

Contact has fallen off with everyone I've gone to school with save a few people.  The only thing that remains is the fire within that I felt that day when I saw myself succeeding, one way or another. 

It has taken me a long time to realize, but all that I was has come together in a single point.  The now.  All the triumphs and tragedies of my life make me now.  But now I am free from them and living my ideal life far beyond what I could ever have seen that day or any other day of failure.

Your past shows you indicators and pointers to your ideal life.  It also shows you how you felt about yourself and what you thought about the world around you. 

To become conscious of yourself is one important step to fully realizing your potential. 

Accept yourself 100% as a flawless individual seeking the logs that will ignite from your spark.  For every 100 or maybe 1000 situations you might not have success.  There is one out there, that will make all the difference. 

A big difference, but it is up to you to find it.  I cannot tell you how to find it, but it is there without a doubt. 

Thomas Edison failed thousands of times on his way to discovering how to make a light bulb.  Don't be discouraged by one or two setbacks. 

Have faith that somewhere out there, you major life discovery and fulfillment lies waiting for you to grasp it.

"I have helped adventurers all around the world gain confidence to take the leap of faith and take the risks necessary to create their Ideal Life. What is yours?"                                                                                        - Mathieu Farrand 

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    Eduard - People Skills Decoded September 29, 2010 at 10:03 am

    Well said Mathew!

    I loved the part about the past and the present. Our beliefs, thinking patterns and emotions have a life of their own in the here and now. The answer to our personal development is not in the past, it is in this moment.

    The Exception September 29, 2010 at 10:46 am

    Matthew –
    This was timely as yesterday I had a conversation with my oldest friend about knowing in our hearts what we each deserve – and the believes that we each hold about ourselves that is rooted in the past… and how that has created where we are today. Changing that story changes our now…

    Joy September 29, 2010 at 11:16 am

    Nice to meet you Matthew! Wow..*love* your article here..
    I look to the stars every night..just this morning I looked to the moon still visible among the clouds in broad daylight..I soak in the glory, the power, the essence..
    I believe I am not even the same person I was even a few moments ago before I soaked in the moon..or spoke with my friend..or ate my breakfast.. I am already ‘different’ for allowing these experiences..
    I think there is amazing freedom because my past doesn’t ‘hold’ me..I could be anything, experience anything if I so choose and apply my energy to it..I open my ehart fully to Life..so my thoughts are greatly important..my actions are as important..and my canvas is mine to color and texturize exactly as I choose and allow for..God and the Universe apply some mighty fine magic to all of it..Awe-some indeed!

    Jannie Funster September 29, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    Very very yummy and inspiring post.

    I like the idea of the “past” me not really being the real me, but a person I view as another. How cool is that!

    We always are right here ready to make things happen the way we want to. And most of us will not have to take 1000 or even 100 tries to get there. We might just be amazed where we get with 20!

    Tess, where do you keep finding these gem bloggers??? Thank you!!

    .-= Jannie Funster´s last post…The Blog Marm — a poem =-.

    Sandra Lee September 29, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    Matthew, I loved the energy of this article. And, I loved the whole idea of seeing your past as a dream. Because it is a dream in that it no longer exists. However, old habits do take time to undue so this must be taken into account. But as you so beautifully point out, we can start to unravel them in this present moment. Thanks!
    .-= Sandra Lee´s last post…21 ways to simply be =-.

    Angela Artemis September 29, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    Hi Matthew,
    I really enjoyed your article. I think we do need to live in the present and not look back with regrets. We are who we are because of all we’ve been through. Had we not faced the challenges and heartaches of our past – we’d be a different person. I believe in reaching for the stars, because even if you don’t grab the star you have you’re eye on you’re going to grasp hold of something and that has to be better than not trying at all!
    .-= Angela Artemis´s last post…Do You Know What Your Pet Wants =-.

    Brenda September 29, 2010 at 6:55 pm


    What an awesome post from Mathieu! Every client who steps in my therapy office suffers from stuck beliefs from their past. So nice to witness Mathieu’s story and how he has unstuck and is soaring! He gives me faith that we can all do this!

    Thank you for the great inspiration! I look forward to future updates from your blog!
    .-= Brenda´s last post…20 Ways to Raise Your Vibration =-.

    Nea | Self Improvement Saga September 29, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    This post was so very eye-opening. I love your outlook and I’m sure you’ve inspired more people than you’ll ever know. Thank you.
    .-= Nea | Self Improvement Saga´s last post…75 Ways to Show Love in Relationships =-.

    Alex Yong September 30, 2010 at 12:02 am

    Hi Mathieu,

    I love the simplicity of the words you wrote here. Your message of self-empowerment is profound and powerful and it made me ‘finding’ more about the real me.

    Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we’re here we should dance….

    Thank you for sharing.
    .-= Alex Yong´s last post…Who Are You- Really =-.

    Zeenat{Positive Provocations} September 30, 2010 at 1:16 am

    SUperb! Awesome! Fantabulous!
    “Accept yourself 100% as a flawless individual seeking the logs that will ignite from your spark.” This line is pure genius Matthew. You have said so much in this one line….it amazing.
    Thank you fro sharing your wisdom here. I am gonna come over ot your side of the blog o shpere very very soon :)
    Much love,
    p.s. Tess, what a beautiful guest post! for finding these diamonds for us. Love you.
    .-= Zeenat{Positive Provocations}´s last post…A Celebration- An Announcement &amp 33 Spiritual Laws of Happiness =-.

    Mathieu September 30, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    Thank you everyone for your support, I am really excited to be getting my word out to more and more people everyday. Stay tuned to my site, because things are going to get very very interesting here soon and have a million ideas for personal development that I absolutely need to pull out of me.
    .-= Mathieu´s last post…How To Thrive in a Foreign Country =-.

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