I know what you’re thinking. How the heck is Chris going to relate Arnold Schwarzenegger to a Spiritual/Law of Attraction blog, right?
For me the joy of life is not to know, and you get into it and you kind of figure it out. I love that.
For someone with fame and money this is an easy attitude to have. Schwarzenegger doesn’t need to worry about a safety net now, but he did at one point in his life. Maybe? I wonder if he’s feeling spiritual, as I do? Like he understands that someone or something is watching out for him. I’ll tell you RIGHT now, that it is a COMPLETE comfort for me to understand that I’m watched over and cared for. Which in no way means that I don’t have to do anything. On the contrary, God helps those who help themselves.
I put a huge amount of effort in my life to get where I am now. I was talking with a friend on New Years Eve and said:
It was a huge challenge convincing my family that I could be successful in the book business.
The definition of success is defined differently in each family. My own interpretation of the word differed wildly from my family. But that’s all water under the bridge now. The point is that I AM successful in my chosen field. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE my job. For me, being happy is far better then being miserable in high paying job. And I couldn’t be happier.
I helped myself get where I am now. I had to put forth the effort. Anyone who wants anything has to put forth a modicum of effort to get what they want. But again if it wasn’t for my commitment to to my gift, the gift that was bestowed on me when I incarnated, God/Universe/your Higher Power whatever you put your faith in (For me it is my own interpretation of God) may feel dismayed, chagrined, baffled that all the signs point to one way, yet you either don’t see the signs or you let someone detour you from your passion. That’s not what HE wants. HE wants you to be happy, to enjoy life, to enjoy your career.
It was one thing I wasn’t going to let happen. I persevered in the light of huge challenges, dams were placed in my river, but I let my river divert back to its original course. Unlike Schwarzenegger, I DID understand that my life would be centered around books, I’m not ENTIRELY sure that I believe him when he says he likes the joy of not knowing. He KNOWS! I find it interesting that he is flirting with returning to acting. That’s HIS gift. It’s obvious to me as the article states that he leaves political office with low approval. For the most part Schwarzenegger’s acting career was seen as a success. Acting is DEFINITELY his gift. He knows this. Returning to acting will be a challenge, but as with the challenges I went through getting to the place where I am now; loving my job, enjoying my life, getting there without regard to what someone told me, whether it was:
What are you going to do with a Library Science Degree?
You can’t make a living selling books.
You need to find a career.
I understand now that these statements came from fear. I KNEW, though as I know how to breathe, that I would find my way. And I did. I AM making a living in the book business; and it is because I didn’t let ANYONE detour me. I didn’t let ANYONE divert my river. I knew what I wanted and went after it. That’s the type of person who is rewarded. God looks after those of us who persevere in the face of adversity.
I know! I know! I slipped of track again. But you get the picture. Schwarzenegger may feel as spiritual as I do. It appears that he understands that he’s taken care of as long as he pursues his original gift.
Find your gift and make it a reality! It’s not too late.
Be Happy! Be Well! Be Positive!