Living Your Message

by Christopher Lovejoy on March 13, 2011

I’ve heard it said that the purpose of life is a life of purpose.

I would go further.

The purpose of life is a life of purpose that fulfills a personal sense of promise with a sense of possibility in accordance with a cultivated sense of meaning and a developed sense of direction.

Your essential aim in life is to cultivate the habits you require to muster the courage to be all that you can be even as you keep the discipline to appreciate and maintain your success.

In other words, your purpose in life lies at the center of your life, serving as an intermediary between your courage and your discipline, between your habits and your successful outcomes.

In one hand, you hold the habits you require to muster and sustain your courage.

In the other hand, you hold the discipline to appreciate and maintain your success.

If your purpose in life is fuzzy, a loyalty message can help you get clear about it, and even if you do know your purpose in life, a loyalty message can help you stay true to it.

What is a loyalty message?

A loyalty message is a message that affirms your sense of loyalty – to you, your life, your loved ones, your sense of promise and possibility, and your sense of meaning, purpose, and direction.

Live to Love Your Message

As of this writing, my loyalty message is 84 words long.

It took me about half an hour to articulate and about half an hour to construct.

I review it daily, as often as I feel called to do so, as a reminder of who I am, what I’m about, where I’ve been, and where I intend to go.

And I intend to articulate and construct a new one if or when I find that it’s time to set myself free.

For now, I review my loyalty message and follow my bliss in a direction that supports and affirms my needs and desires, my cares and concerns, my values and goals, my hopes and dreams.

I live to love my message because it’s absolutely central to everything I am, have, and do.

My loyalty message leads me to cultivate productive habits; it leads me to summon courage when I need it; and it leads me to have discipline in accordance with my own definition of success.

I wrote Live to Love Your Message: Guidelines for Making the Most of Your Loyalty Message with the intention of helping others to craft their own loyalty messages.

Overview of the Content

This 24-page instructional guide contains three parts.

The first part delivers instruction on how to craft a loyalty message, which is essentially comprised of two premium statements that you construct, put together, and tweak from doing two exercises.

The second part offers practical guidelines on how to format, typeset, decorate, and/or laminate your message for ease of daily review. These guidelines, of course, are optional, but I highly recommend that you take them seriously.

By involving my soul creatively with these guidelines, I was surprised to discover that my original message didn’t quite reflect the essence of who I am – that is, until I tweaked it.

Creating a work of art, even if it’s “just” a loyalty message, has a way of bringing the fullness of who and what you are into the light of consciousness – with truth, beauty, love, and wisdom.

The third part provides spiritual guidelines on finding the best time and place to review your message, on the importance of relaxing before reviewing, along with tips for bringing your message to life.

In this third part, I delineate two approaches: soulful and spiritual.

The former approach will appeal to you if you’re presently at a place in your life where you feel more inclined to take your time. The latter approach – the spiritual approach – will appeal to you if you’re presently moving in the fast lane.

In the penultimate chapter of this guide, I encourage you to treat your message as a living, breathing, evolving creature of loyalty that requires constant care and cultivation.

My own way of doing this is to have my message ready to review before I begin writing in my journal before the start of my day.

Ultimately, your loyalty message is your way of saying, “I am worthy and I have promise.”

I wrote this guide as a reflection of my soul – as an expression of my spirit.

I trust that you’ll enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Practical Details

As of July 1, 2011, this publication is no longer available.

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