77: Pam Levin: Live Life Passionately

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Pam Levin is the founder of passionatelypam.com whose mission is to inspire others to optimize their health through a balanced lifestyle, positive thinking and practicing their lives purpose.

Favorite Success Quote

You were born with potential. You were born with goodness and trust.  You we’re born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness. You were born with wings. You were not meant for crawling, so don’t. You have wings. Learn to use them, and fly.” ~Rumi

Key Points

1. Your Mind, Body, and Spirit Are Connected 

So often in our western culture, we believe that the mind, body, and spirit are separate entities.

We believe that they are unrelated facets of life, not a beautiful machine working together in harmony.

The reality, however, is that everything is connected.

When your  physical health is shaken, you will quickly find your mental and spiritual health following suit.

Whenever you have deeply rooted psychological problems that you refuse to address, you will often find that they manifest themselves in the form of disease and pain.

Once you understand this truth, you must be willing to take a holistic approach to life and health.

If you are struggling with an inexplicable pain or disease, consider the possibility that it’s related to your mind, not your body.

2. Don’t Get Lost in the Quick Fix 

We live in a society that is focused on finding solutions and finding them now.

If you are depressed, you are prescribed a pill. If you are anxious, you are prescribed a pill. If you have back pain, you are prescribed a pill.

Ooops. Did you see a shooting star? Go get prescribed a pill.

We try and sedate and medicate our way to a quick fix every time without realizing that often times, the best solution, the long term solution requires us to take time.

It requires us to get in touch with ourselves and understand what is going on at a fundamental level.

Because it is only when we understand what is going on on the inside, that we can effectively handle the outside.

3. Learn to Get in Touch with Your Emotions 

As men, we are pretty crappy at expressing and even accepting our emotions.

“I’m fine” is the operating system that most modern men follow.

And while there is a certain biological mandate making it more difficult for men to cry and easier for them to suppress certain emotions, we still need to let it out every once in a while.

Part of being a strong grounded man is learning how to effectively deal with your emotions.

This means that you must first give yourself permission to feel those emotions.

Allow yourself to be angry, hurt, sad, and pissed off.

It’s ok.

Because once you feel your emotions, you unlock the power to channel, control, and change them.

4. Relationships only Last with Strong Foundations

If you want to build a lasting relationship, the first step is to build a strong foundation.

This means that before you get serious with your partner, you need to sit down and clearly define what the purpose of your relationship is.

What are your shared goals? Where do your passions intersect? How can you help one another grow? What experience can you share together that will strengthen your love and resolve to stick together and make it through tough times?

Be serious and intentional about the way that you lay the foundation for your relationship.

Because it will determine your trajectory for years to come.

5. Living in the Past is the Fastest Way to Sabotage Your Future 

If you want to quickly eliminate all possibilities of succeeding in your life, then the formula is simple.

Focus on the past instead of the present or the future.

What I find so often with men is that they are caught up in the past.

They are caught up in what happened last week, last month, or even last year.

They are so caught up in what already happened, and the things that they would have done differently, that they end up sabotaging what is happening.

They are so focused on a past relationship that they ruin their current one.

They are so focused on a past business failure that they are unwilling to dive back in and face the fires of entrepreneurship.

They are so focused on how they injured themselves that one time that they are unwilling to return to training and allow their body to deteriorate.

If you want to succeed, you must let go of the past.

Let go of what has already happened and embrace what is happening right now.

Influential Books

The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire by Deepak Chopra

Thrive by Ariana Huffington

Firestarter Sessions by Danielle LaPorte

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