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What is your legacy? 

The legacy you leave is a combination of what you do and how you live your life.  Few people seriously reflect on how their thoughts, feelings and other choices shape the legacy they are leaving.  Notice the nature of your footprints.  Take time to ponder your legacy.

1) Make an honest assessment of gifts you have been given.

2) Create a vision to channel energy in meaningful ways to share your gifts.

3) Decide to be self-directed and proactive in your own way.

4) Choose to clarify your dreams and seek guidance.

5) Imagine allowing and making it happen with trust, love and acceptance.

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Reader Comments (22)

Just 5 little points but they matter so much! I've run out of tattoo space on my body, so I guess I'll have to write these in my little black book to carry around everywhere.
July 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJannie Funster
I find point four the most difficult - clarifying my dreams. Just lately I have really gotten back into my music as a way of making a difference not only for others but for myself.
July 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterScott Sheperd
Scott, you can choose to stretch and experience growth wherever you are. Every thought and feeling is meaningful. Dreams may be viewed as temporary goals. One goal is constantly replacing another. Every person has more than one purpose. Your mission is what you decide it is right now. Your views evolve as your awareness shifts. As you evolve, your priorities change and how you sense fulfillment transforms. Its all good. You are worthy, forgiven, accepted and loved no matter what your choices.
July 2, 2009 | Registered CommenterLiara Covert
Jannie, an alternative to your idea is to choose to live these points, that is, integrate them into your life now. This would make it unnecesary to write them down and store them for future use. View the future as this moment.
July 2, 2009 | Registered CommenterLiara Covert
I find no. 5 most difficult. I tell everyone else to trust but when it comes to me not so good. Why is it easier to believe in and hold everyone elses vision than my own?!?
July 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTess The Bold Life
Hi Liara,

The only legacy that I will leave is a legacy of love and continue to appreciate the blessings bestowed upon me.
July 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlexys Fairfield
Tess, everything is as easy or as hard as you decide that it is. You choose to believe trusting is easy or not. You choose to believe in yourself 150% or not. Whenever you choose to doubt, you have underlying motives to learn something you are not yet seeing. You are slowly choosing to nurture faith, dissolve fear and love only.
July 2, 2009 | Registered CommenterLiara Covert
I never thought of trusting as a choice. I must be in denial. Most times when it comes in trusting things will turn out for me I think impossible. Hey I'm being honest here. I wonder what it is I'm not yet seeing or learning.
July 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTess The Bold Life
Alexys, love is ever-expanding, and constantly showing each of us to heal. To raise consciousness is to declutter the mind. As you discard what you no longer need, you realize what you are and nothing else matters.
July 2, 2009 | Registered CommenterLiara Covert
Tess, one example is to reframe apparent challenges. Rather than foresee the negative, train the mind instead to sense advantages in apparent crises. Rethink blessings in apparent difficulties. As you learn to focus on the positive side, or choose to find one, then you grow to trust that everything is unfolding for the best. This kind of attitude might initially seem "left of centre" or "slightly quirky." Yet, as you remind yourself you never have all the pieces of a given puzzle, that is, you are unaware of the wider meaning in your conditions and choices, then you begin to trust and have faith in the unknown. It all boils down to conditioning and reverse conditioning where you see fit. Not all your thoughts and feelings serve you long- term. Only by raising awareness do you choose to listen to inuition about change. You always do the best you can. You raise awareness of whatever you are willing to accept.
July 2, 2009 | Registered CommenterLiara Covert
I like how you begin: Assess the gifts we have been given. This gives us something we can share, offer, build on. It is grounded and inspiring. I have been looking at my gifts and what I can offer this week. I feel excited and can see at least a couple steps to get me started. It could all change with every step, looking at life like this there is a direction to move in.
July 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTammie
Hi Liara,

I like this list of five things for rethinking my legacy, especially assessing the gifts and sharing them. I sometimes have to work at seeing my own gifts and if you can't see them, it makes it hard to share them. Thanks for this post:~)
July 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSara
Thank you for reminding us that we can create the legacy we want to leave behind. You make a valid point that we should assess our gifts and talents and share them with others. Peace :-)
July 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSandra
Tammie, its a wonderful revelation to be aware of your own untapped gifts. Many people limit their sense of talent or skills. You actually have many hidden abilities just waiting to be discovered. Each choice you make to share part of yourself enriches the lives of others and you.
July 3, 2009 | Registered CommenterLiara Covert
Sara, it is a very worthwhile thing to reflect on your understanding of a legacy. Every moment, you do many things unaware. As you raise consciousness, you make more deliberate choices and expand your options beyond the limits of your current perception. What you permit yourself to see and feel right now is not all there is.
July 3, 2009 | Registered CommenterLiara Covert
Sandra, some people are not yet in the mental place where they believe in their gifts or, realize they already enrich the lives of others now. To choose to review your gifts and the concept of legacy is a way to remember the intrinsic value you offer. You also rediscover the talents you temporarily forgot and use them again, as if for the first time, but it is not.
July 3, 2009 | Registered CommenterLiara Covert
It's a great bit of advice to closely consider your legacy.
Thanks for the guidelines to begin.
July 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSnaggleTooth
Hi Liara .. thanks for bringing our attention to these thought points - I try and do my best for all and myself .. I'm definitely not perfect and can be selfish at times .. there will become an easier time ahead and with your guidance I'll progress steadily ahead more on the right path than on the stony and weedy sides.

Thanks - enjoy your time with your family and friends .. the song fest sounds very interesting .. love to know more!

All the best
Hilary Melton-Butcher
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July 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHilary
Snaggletooth, this moment is a stage in your evolution. Every thought, feeling and shift in awareness changes how you perceive yourself and each phase of the journey home.
July 3, 2009 | Registered CommenterLiara Covert
Hilary, one perspective is that every human being is perfect at the core yet the mind invites doubt, fear and anger to cloud the truth. To choose to embark on a journey to deeper self-awareness reflects you are ready and willing to explore what it feels like to be completely open and receptive to different views of legacy. As you acknowledge the illusions you create, and let go of all you outgrow, your sense of legacy shifts. On some level, soul progresses. Feel what it is to meditate on what matters now. Focus on love.
July 3, 2009 | Registered CommenterLiara Covert

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