“Desire urges me on, while fear bridles me”
Disconnection seems to be the general way of being for our society; disconnection from life, relationships, and purpose. Yet, there is a strong sense that there is more to life; something bigger and more exciting than living as an automaton. While there is a yearning to seek more, there is also paralysis, and this craving of the soul is numbed out with a variety of behaviors that provide a temporary sense of feel good, but does not satisfy the longing. The hunger intensifies and as the desire of “more” is ignored or covered with superficial “feel good”, there begins an increase in depression, anxiety, illnesses, and chronic pain. There is no satisfaction because the soul is louder and more insistent but it is not heard or understood.
Meet Charlie. Charlie is a 3 year old, Fox Red Labrador who showed up on our doorstep one spring evening two years ago. Homeless and emaciated, but an absolute sweetheart, we took him in and our lives were transformed.
Charlie is Charlie, and his enthusiasm is contagious. He approaches living with wholehearted excitement and has adopted the motto “Oh Boy! My Favorite!” for just about anything he encounters (except thunder and fireworks – and he makes no excuses for his fear of these two things). Charlie is a genuine role model for living life to the fullest and following his heart’s desire.
My name is Kelly Marker. I am a counselor, writer, and professional speaker. For several years, I understood the need for authentic living and following the heart. I was unsure how to create this in my life and most of the things I tried did not seem to last long. One day I noticed it is difficult to be around Charlie and not be infected with his exultation for being on this amazing world. Through Charlie’s influence, I have come to learn more about connection, immersing myself in the richness of life, appreciating all that surrounds me, and living life with authenticity and joy. The changes I have made as a result have been profound.
In November 2013, Charlie and I partnered to teach the world how to live with passion, understand the language of the soul, and follow the authentic heart’s desire. Click the Subscribe button to the right and join me and Charlie as we unlock the magic to connect with life, make the heart’s desire real, and share what we have discovered about ourselves and others in the world.