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The Balance Of Who You Are Vs Who You Want To Become

I woke up this morning, took a cold shower, combed out my mane, meditated for 20 minutes, and then went back to sleep.

I never do that.

I've always been able to rely on my willpower to force myself to stick to my schedule, even when every other part of my being is telling me to take a seat and chill.

But I've realized something recently:

I've been trying so hard to make things happen that I've actually been slowing myself down. The fire that ignited my passion to take action has now become the fire that's burning me out.

What has gotten me here won't get me there.

Who I've become won't serve me to realize who I have the potential to be.

I've been able to effort my way through life, but now I've come to a place where more effort isn't the answer.

We exert effort to overcome resistance. We face resistance in life when we are going against what is in an attempt to have something else. Trying to find happiness is admitting that happiness is something that you don't have; and the more you go looking, the more you're proving to yourself that it's not there.

The same is true with love, freedom, and fun. We try so hard to have more of these things that we prevent ourselves from having them in the very act of trying.

So what's the solution?

It's been right here all along. I've just been trying so hard to find it that I couldn't see what's been right in front of me.


Align yourself to your purpose, set your intention to your vision, and use your will only to take action in accordance with your purpose.

In other words, follow your heart.

Clean the mirror of everything that is not you and then allow yourself to be led by your Self.

Surrender. But not in the way you think.

This doesn't mean to lie down and not participate in life in anymore. This means that the only effort you need to exert is the effort that feels effortless. And that effort still may be the hardest thing you've ever done in your life. But it comes naturally because it's what you were meant to do to become who you're meant to be.

So if going back to sleep feels aligned to my purpose, I'll catch ya later. Likewise, if working late and waking up early to work some more feels aligned to my purpose, I can manage on less sleep because I'm being moved by spirit.

If you'd give me the honor, I'd love to show you how to create this alignment in yourself so that living the life you know you were meant to live comes as effortlessly as breathing.

All you have to do is join me at the Freedom Challenge starting tomorrow where we're going to do three days straight (one hour session each day) of aligning you to your purpose and creating the vision that you can take action on. All while finding more peace and freedom in your life.


If you want to dive right into the full experience, Free To Serve Mastermind Class starts next week. Email us if you want to learn more.

Talk soon,

Nathan "The Journey Is The Way" Barna

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