The Burning Question from Danielle Laporte – How do you want it all to feel?

Your day?
Kissing?
Next success?
Friendships?
Nervous system?
Money-making?

Danielle LaPorte asked this question and then beautifully wrote The Desire Map to help us determine a really simple way to decode goals, resolutions and plans. Her suggestion is to begin a new year with the burning question to ask yourself …

How do you want to feel?

Let Danielle Laporte’s thoughts and answers to this question start you off with inspiration and motivation to consider how you want to live your beautiful life. I love that her answers are so juicy, fresh and alive!

(Hmmm….juicy, fresh and alive.   That’s a good place to start! My answers are at the bottom of this post).

how do you want it all to feel? sensuous goal refinement + emotional magnetizing

Feelings are magnetic. So it goes that if you generate certain feelings — and you have the power to create any feeling you desire — then you increase the power of your emotional magnetism. But we need to limber up, loosen the images and adjectives encrusted on our goals and most-desired states. It helps to get poetic, lyrical, and abstract. Go there with me.

I want my day to feel like jazz.
I want kissing to feel like eating an orange off the tree from Tuscany.
I want my next success to feel like Adele must feel with her latest album.
I want my body to feel like a Jaguar in a new open field.
I want smiling to feel like mangoes.
I want my friendships to feel like sandalwood oil, and bowls of popcorn, and hand-knit, with Vodka mixers, served up in a red tent.
I want my nervous system to feel like The Buddha must have felt when he discovered The Middle Way.
I want my gigs to feel like Jimmy Page playing Kashmir, and Gaga doing a Born This Way finale, with some Leonard Cohen tenderness.
I want my neighborhood to feel like a new Jason Mraz song.
I want my integrity to feel like the Hope Diamond.
I want my money-making to feel like walking though a vineyard, surveying ripeness, a production of sun and earth for craft and pleasure.
I want my word to feel like gold bullion.
I want my laughter to feel like electric pineapple children.
I want the end of the day to feel like a happy quiet baby.
I want being of service to feel like The Medicine Woman mixing herbs into healing paste for warriors.
I want my philanthropy to feel like a cosmic Queen on her best day.
I want my challenges to feel how Siddhartha felt when the left the kingdom.
I want my love to feel like a gorgeous secret that only he and I know. For eternity.
I want my writing to feel like Citrine, and Jack Kerouac with a fresh buzz on.
I want my ideas to feel like sunrise.

For more inspiration from Danielle Laporte, please visit her at www.daniellelaporte.com

Cori’s Answers:

The way I want to feel:
My day…..juicy, fresh and alive…like sunshine on my face
Next success…..strong, solid…like a very muscular, sexy arm
Friendships…..yummy, fun…like moist chocolate cake with buttercream frosting and creamy sweet tea
Nervous System …. engaged, relaxed, present…..like fresh cut grass, laundry hanging on the line
Money Making….joyous, easy, solid….like walking through the forest in the early morning, on a quiet path, fresh air, pine trees