Art is an expression of the artist. At the heart of every artist is a sincere desire to communicate. The same applies to someone who loves. When an individual expresses his or her appreciation, desire or heart, the world becomes more beautiful. Vincent van Gogh professed, “I feel there is nothing more artistic than loving people.” The vibrant individual embraces this ideal, becoming an artist, with love as the medium.
We have all have voices in our head. A daily dialogue goes on between the "me" that wants to be vibrant―full of energy, enthusiasm and genius―and the "me" that is apathetic―lifeless, lethargic and dull. This dialogue of the me's creates serious resistance to the pursuit of doing good. This struggle between doing good and doing bad sucks the energy out of you. If you want to do more good in the world, it's imperative to shut down that struggle and engage The Six EnergiesTM.
Imagine a rubber band, stretched between your vision for the future and your current reality. When pulled taut, the rubber band tightens, representing the tension between what is and what could be. What does this tension seek? It seeks resolution, or release.
To be esteemed is to be highly-regarded. People who live vibrant lives are always esteemed. They love God, their families, their callings and yes, themselves. An individual who has personal esteem radiates confidence, gives us hope and pours out love. One who lives a vibrant life understands that if he or she doesn’t have high regard for his or her own life, neither will anyone else.
People without confidence suffer more than people with confidence. That's because they're in a state of worry, anxiety and even self-loathing. They wonder: Am I worthy? Am I enough? Do I have what it takes? Look closely at these questions. Can they be answered? Of course they can. What's required is self-assessment. When faced with an opportunity that calls your skills, talents and gifts into question—leaving you less than confident—it’s time to take stock.