Banish Burnout: How to Have a Values-Based Life of Purpose and Ease

The phrase “banish burnout” came to me when contemplating the main things we need to be able to move forward in wholeness in our lives. Burnout is a state that many do not even know they are skirting, though they recognize the situations and symptoms that signal we are on the path to burnout. One huge reason we face burnout is because we are living a life not in alignment with who we really are and why we are here.

If you wonder if MisAlignment or Lack of Alignment is a problem at the core of your current life problems, here are some questions to ask yourself:

Are you tired of working hard to climb the ladder only to find you’re headed up the wrong mountain?

Is it hard to understand “what went wrong” in a relationship or at work?

Do you get unexpected pangs of anxiety?

Do you start in one direction but lose steam and struggle to keep focused?

Are you tired a lot of the time?

Have you hit a crossroads and want your next chapter to be pursuing YOUR dream
and not building someone else’s?

Do you wonder what is your Life Purpose and how to get on with it?

Are you looking for More Meaning in your life?

Is it time to REINVENT your life?

Are you facing burnout, and don’t know what to do?

Perhaps it is time for you to realign with who you are and with your life purpose.

Bliss Dance on Treasure Island copyright Baylan Megino

Bliss Dance on Treasure Island copyright Baylan Megino

Avoid burnout and let us help you get on track with your dream.

Somewhere along the way you might have been knocked off purpose, or didn’t act with what is true for you.

Perhaps Life took you through some detours and alleyways and now you’re reassessing where you’re going. To get back on track moving in the direction of desire, you have to

Dream Your Dream then See and Be The Real You

There are five simple things that you must know about yourself in order to create a life based on your guiding values, so you live a life of purpose and ease.

– Learn the importance of being clear Now

– Focus on the elements that make up You

– Understand the impact of your vision

– The process that lasers you in to making it real

– Find out the key guideposts for your decision-making

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How To Make A Vision Board with A Gentle Approach

I needed to make a vision board, so was pleased when a vision board workshop led by Dr. Leslie Hewitt popped into my world. Dr. Leslie is the CEO and Founder of The WOW Talks, so I knew I’d be in good hands.

Creating a Safe Space to Share

Yesterday the room was perfect for the small group to share our lives, our challenges and our visions – all pieces that one reviews to prepare for creating a vision board. Filled with light and windows to the world outside, doors open to allow flow and movement, and objects peaceful to the eye supported our inner process to come out into the open.

Most of us had attended a women’s luncheon a few months before, so I wasn’t in a room of complete strangers. It was comfortable to partner up and share what our current blocks were and our vision of the future.

Images and Words Bring Focus to the Vision

As Dr. Leslie quickstepped us through the curriculum of her powerful 2-day vision board workshop, our creative minds were stimulated into high gear. Perfect for the task at hand.

She had piles of magazines, many of which I hadn’t seen for more than 7 years. Words and phrases that had been wafting through my brain for weeks suddenly were on the page before me. Clip, clip, snip, shape.

The words gathered in a pile on the windowsill as I went through magazines on horses, travel destinations, investing, gardening, cooking, home decorating, science & technology – magazines from a life I had walked away from several years ago.

If Today Were The Last Day Of My Life Steve Jobs 07872 by Baylan Megino

If Today Were The Last Day Of My Life Steve Jobs 07872 by Baylan Megino

Another piece presented itself for healing

Last week my sharing with a dear friend centered around how my life seemed to be circling back around. The life which I had left was starting to show up again in different ways. In that former chapter of my life, the pieces that built up a certain lifestyle were embraced because they were new and different and the exploration was fun. At least that was what I thought.

It felt good to live a lifestyle of more ease and abundance, a life far from the financial struggle I grew up with. My deeper subconscious reasons for embracing this different life and the mechanism to maintain the lifestyle, however, soon unraveled the whole picture. But that’s for discussion another time.

Today I am a different person. My dreams and reasons are based more clearly on who I really am and what I really want and am here to do. I’m stepping into that world again, only this time with more of the real me in it, with clearer purpose, and for positive reasons.

No longer running away, I am striding toward.

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Another Piece Reclaimed

Yesterday after I arranged the pictures and rearranged the words on the vision board to create my story and remind me of the pieces needed for my vision, one of the other women remarked, “I was watching. You were so organized in making it.”

I smiled in recognition. Years earlier a mentor had called me an

“Organizing Visionary”

– words I hadn’t thought of in quite some time. By hearing them again, another piece of my energy was brought onto the board without being seen.

One of Many Messages Received

So this morning when I opened my eyes, I saw the words,

"A Gentle Approach" on my vision board - Baylan Megino

“A gentle approach” on my vision board – by Baylan Megino

“A gentle approach”

and thought – “Isn’t that what the world needs today?”

So much around the world is in upheaval – governments, institutions, hurricanes, earthquakes, communities – the energy is tossing us around in a swirling bowl filled with the effects of humanity’s actions of the past.

We Are Challenged To Choose

We are challenged to choose: How to stand? Where do we stand? What do we stand for? What do we love enough that is important to keep close? What values are we most willing to fight for?

We must know these things as we move forward in life. Know that you are willing to fight if needed, yet take A Gentle Approach. Every mama bear watches its cub play with others, yet is ready to pounce at the first sign of danger.

Consider a Gentle Approach

Begin to act from love, because of love, with love. And be aware of timing.

What is the gentle, loving thing I can do? Change in the world begins within. Change begins to gain momentum with the acts big and small that we choose to do. We don’t always know the effects, but rest assured that every act sends its own ripples around that affect others.

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Baylan Megino | Dream Maker | “Heart of Hearts”

Consider a gentle approach in creating goals. Creating my visionboard wasn’t a linear process. My thinking is not linear when determining Theme and Intentions. I take a more feminine approach because I know that things will get done. Really – is there a woman around who goes from point A to point B in a straight line?

For instance, last night I said I was headed to bed, ostensibly to sleep. Along the way I cleared the table, changed mom’s bedding, did the dishes, checked my social media accounts, chatted with a lovely young healer giving Osho Zen tarot readings, then fell asleep. Not a straight line by any stretch of the imagination. Yet I did get to bed and to sleep.

The Treasure is in the Journey

That’s really how life is, isn’t it? We start out in one direction, and along the way take side roads, detours, and shortcuts. Sometimes we change our desired destination.

Rather than see these as failures or missteps, let’s see these as opportunities for enrichment and growth. Ultimately, we end up where we choose, richer for the experiences gathered along the journey.

We Make a Vision Board to Remind Us of the
Desired Elements of The Vision as Destination

And that’s why vision boards are so important. They remind us of the desired elements of the vision as destination.

Taking a gentle approach that begins from love will shape our experiences of the entire journey along the way.

So go ahead and choose that Next Step on your path.

Take action toward your vision.

Build your momentum.

And let me know how it’s going.

I send you blessings on your way.

Baylan

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How to Live Through The Massive Global Shift of Power

Today’s Massive Global Shift of Power

The massive global shift of power now is seen in governments, and is moving through to our communities. Whole systems are being questioned and upended, and the upheaval can be jarring at the least. Like turning over huge rocks, much that has been living in the shadow is now seeing the light of day. It isn’t easy to look at, yet look we must look in order to identify the choices to be made for the changes needed.

We are in difficult times. National systems and structures are being challenged. Government leaders are being scrutinized. Life perspectives are being clarified.

Individually you may be experiencing fatigue or uneven energy, or you might be having unusual headaches. People are uncharacteristically erratic or inconsiderate. Clearly, life is not as it was and feels like it never will be again.

How to Live Through These Shifts

Most of us can most easily affect our own personal world and environments. In these global shifts, what is your vision for your life? What is your vision for the future?

I encourage each one of us to hold our highest vision, and to act with integrity and compassion toward its most peaceful fulfillment. Our future will be shaped by such choices and actions.

Change is not easy. It’s going to be uncomfortable at times, frustrating, and you may be tempted to stop and think you can let others do your work for you.

The truth is  – Only You Know what is in your heart ready to be seen and experienced.

I ask you: What is the particularly unique harvest you are so carefully tending in your life? What is your personal purpose for being on this planet at this time in humankind’s history? How can you help?

Your life is input for the world’s experience now and in the future. How do you want to shape that experience?

Bliss Dance on Treasure Island copyright Baylan Megino

Bliss Dance on Treasure Island copyright Baylan Megino

The Invitation

President Barack Obama, when talking about the United States’ participation in addressing climate change, said, “I believe the United States of America should be at the front of the pack. But even in the absence of American leadership; even as this Administration joins a small handful of nations that reject the future; I’m confident that our states, cities, and businesses will step up and do even more to lead the way, and help protect for future generations the one planet we’ve got.”

That is your invitation to take the future into your hands, to participate in making the world a better place for yourself and for all.

Time to Begin

Start small. Change can begin with baby steps. Remember, the future begins in each breath. Imbue yours with your highest vision, undying hope, and all-encompassing love. Then act from there.

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Choice and Mastery

It has been a choice. I have my reasons for taking time to respond to the violence and turbulence around the world in recent weeks. Racism, nuclear threat, violence in many forms have all significantly raised the level of anxiety and fear around the world.

And the young ones are watching and absorbing how we act in the face of such things.

Reading the thoughts shared by those I follow, and being aware of the messages riding the airwaves, I have been metaphorically sitting, observing, listening, thinking.

I ask myself, “What am I to share that will add to the mosaic being fed into our hearts and minds? What is my response-ability?”

Conscious Living: Being in the WorldIn recent weeks I have been around people teaching and practicing martial arts. In the training grounds, seeing the transmission of knowledge from teacher to student, and watching as these ideas spark into disciplined action has been a beautiful dynamic to behold.

They have reinforced my understanding of Life.

How the World Works

Thought and Feeling lead to Action which produces Results… that lead to Thought and Feeling that lead to New Action and produce New Results… and the spiral continues.

The differentiating factor in each cycle is that of Choice – the Decision made that leads from Thought and Feeling to Action. Choice can be made in a split second, and for many is unconscious. It often runs the well-worn path of choices practiced time and time again.

Martial Arts is about Self-Mastery

Today’s brief discussion with a friend about martial arts led me to say, “Martial Arts is about Self-Mastery.” Whether it is Western or Eastern or Southern or Northern style, the ability to respond to conflict entails preparation that engages the mind, the body, and the spirit.

On a day-to-day basis, I suspect people focus mostly on the physical aspects – how to get it right so the result is consistently the same. One could argue that you don’t have to think hard to get the same result once you know how it’s done.

Yet to master physicality, one must master the mind. As Mr. Miyagi showed us, to train the unconscious mind, one must practice and practice the body in order to get under/beyond the mind. Wax on, wax off, block right, block left – It is the same physical action demanded for split second reaction.

Stone Buddha with Grass by Baylan Megino

Beyond the Mind to Where the Divine Can Flow

How to get beyond the chatter of the mind, the inflexibility of the body, and the gatekeeper Ego?

Eventually, though not always, the focus, discipline and perseverance demand that the old guards give way. It is then that the flow of Spirit can occur.

This is where the Divine is allowed into consciousness (though it is always present in the background, waiting to be engaged) and where there is more synchronicity and ease.

In another conversation, a practitioner of meditation complained how she felt punished by having to meditate for 60 minutes, or 90 minutes. She has been meditating for decades, and had become tied to the structure of the meditation, at the expense of opening to her natural flow.

Well, perhaps I upended years of her practice, but I did not see any point in suffering further.

“Make a different choice,” I suggested. “If your goal is to connect with Source/Higher Being/Light/Universe/God, then open up and allow that connection to occur. Do not be rigid by telling yourself that it takes an hour to get there when in reality you are practiced enough to reach that space in fifteen minutes, or five, or less. Acknowledge where you are in your practice, and move forward from there.”

And suddenly the light poured through.

Gratitude Day 2 Connection to Spirit by Baylan Megino

It Is All A Choice

Once one has mastered the skills of any art – spiritual, creative, healing, martial, etc. – the moment of decision presents the choices one has available. In that moment, based on our knowledge and experience, we choose what to do, how to do it, how far to go. And in that moment, we are exposed, revealed, and self-defined.

I’m reminded that a wise person once said, “Choose your battles.” The world is changing in so many ways, so many arenas, so fast.

How do we act in that space of conflict, that moment of unconscious/conscious choice? It is a telling moment.

Some act in indignation or anger and push back.

Some retreat and stay out of the fray.

Some act with compassion and understanding.

Some wait to see how the situation evolves and watch as others jump in.

Some put more fuel on the fire.

Some stand their ground and hold fast, ready to respond should more force be required, or ready to stand down when the spark has passed.

Some step aside.

In recent weeks it has been hard for many to stand on the sidelines.

Choosing Change

Yet isn’t that how change occurs? We reach a point where we are compelled to speak, to make a choice, to change (or not) our response, to push for something (different) we believe in.

And the world shifts.

Maybe I’m getting older. Maybe I’m simply more aware of these things now than when I was focused on Rising to Meet Each Challenge, on Doing, on Succeeding, on Getting What I Want.

I’ve come to understand that each of us is here in this life with our own purpose to fulfill, and our own battles to fight – and we will fight them in whatever way we choose.

The question is, Do we fight them in the way we have Always fought them? Or do we fight them with newfound skills, knowledge, or heart?

The choices we make determine the trajectory of our actions and therefore the results we experience, the results the world experiences. Will we continue the cycle, or move up the spiral? Either way, our young ones will learn.


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Dream Maker: New Year Vision, Picnics and Being Prepared

For a Dream Maker, Having a Vision is only part of Being Prepared to Make that Vision Come True. In my life training to become a Dream Maker, I learned a good lesson when I was planning a picnic.

It was the first time I was in charge of making such a production. So many things to bring and needs to meet. Coordinating such a feat seemed almost overwhelming, but I wanted to make it a truly enjoyable experience for all of us.

I stood in the kitchen a bit at a loss, thoughts piling into multiple lists swirling through my head, not sure where to begin. My mother watched as I clearly struggled to make sense, grabbing items as I wandered from one end of the kitchen to the other.

By Unknown illustrator [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

“Outdoor Luncheon” By Unknown illustrator [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

“Imagine an empty table,” she suggested. “Then set the table with everything you need to have your meal and enjoy your day.”

Immediately I remembered long picnics at San Francisco’s Ocean Beach where dad surf-fished while we ran in and out of the waves. Or picnics with cousins at Alameda’s shoreline beach, our moms dutifully stationed at the combined picnic spot ready to meet our needs so we could continue with our important work of play.

In each instance, we were free to wander and enjoy because we always knew where to return for food, water, towels, bandaids, hugs, sunscreen, rest, and whatever else we needed.

Setting the table is the same as making sure you can implement your vision. You have an intention of the experience you want to provide. Then having all the tools and fuel and resources available that you anticipate will be needed ensures fewer delays in making your vision come true.

Whether you are planning your personal life or your career/business, here are some Dream Maker planning tips to have a successful new year:

  • Connect with your purpose in life and in your work.
  • Review what went well this year, and what needs improvement.
  • Dream where you want to be in two to three years, and strategize how to get there.
  • Define your vision for the new year.
  • Identify milestones and big goals for each quarter.
    • Break those goals down into smaller, achievable chunks.
  • Define what your client needs to experience before moving on to the next step.
    • Review your systems and walk through every step in detail.
    • Identify who you need to collaborate with in order to make each step happen successfully.
    • Identify resources needed and how you will have them in place.
  • Commit
    • to your clients.
    • to your bottom line.
    • to your life dream.

Prepare these main pieces to plan for your success in the new year.

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