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Driven by a Deeper Meaning

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Marisa Moon
The Wild Within
Is there something that you have truly intended to do, or to attempt, but for some reason you always put it on the back burner? Usually it’s something big, something that seems daunting or intimidating.  This is a thought-provoking exercise which requires pen & paper or note-taking device. The goal here is to uncover some deep desire, a connection you didn’t know was there. This will help you see more clearly what can drive you to take action.  Learn more about Marisa's health coaching at www.marisamoon.com
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Eli
Organized life
Space Body Mind: I want to work on organizing these things because I’m tired of ignoring how I create my reality, the degree of it, and if I can do this I will be able to do wonderful things. And why? To be loved: this is a very powerful
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Eli
Deeper meaning of my intentions
Through a series of 3 simple questions. I was presented with the vulnerable need I wanted to hide and cover it up in a way that won’t directly efficiently or even successfully address what I need and deserve. And one step further would be “why do I want to be loved” And I can say he or she In the end whether it’s true or not, it’s also true that my value isn’t dependent on that persons opinion even though emotionally I am triggered and don’t have a space for mindfulness right now to admit I need to love myself and become comfortable in my own body to be a creative loving force for the duration of my life time
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Kathy
Why....🤔
Have I not worked on and completed a project that I have “intended” to work on for months? I have asked the question, received my answer, asked why again and received further information. I have now taken an in-depth glance at this inner struggle and now understand what is transpiring, the reason it is occurring and what I can do to handle this and move forward. I am grateful for this session because I usually ask myself why once or twice but have not carried my questioning deep enough to genuinely answer the question. Lesson learned. Thank you. Namaste
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Sarah
Discovering the why behind a goal
Doing this exercise helped me realize that when you find the reason you want to do something it makes your desire to do that stronger.
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Laura
Driven by a deeper meaning
Wow, a lot makes sense in myself. As i wrote this out i feel encouraged to ask one more why? And the answer relates to how i’ve FELT. Well i non longer want to be associated or attached to certain emotions. I want to CHANGE and cross a river of change so that i am not in those same emotions.
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Walter J
Deepening...
Going for that deep inner subconscious reason to take action on something I consciously want. This helped me clarify it into one sentence which I needed to do and did. I was able to get some new light & life breathed into it! Thanks Marissa & Aura!! ❤️☮️🍀
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Linda
Driven by a deeper meaning
I learned some really important lessons about why I’ve been procrastinating about exercise. Well, not so much why I’ve been procrastinating, rather why I wanted to do it - a deeper reason than just being physically fit. Hope I remember it in the morning! Lol I’m a great one for starting projects and not finishing them - have several waiting right now. When I get the exercise going, I’ll do this again and see how it works! Thanks to Kathy whose reflections inspired me to listen to this!
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Bryce
Weight
Wanna be healthy I wanna be healthy so I can get more stuff in my life done Because I feel like things are not what they should Be for myself. I could accomplish more. I want to accomplish more. I feel like I could be a better person. I want to be the best person I can be without the daily issues I have had. I want to be the best person I can be for myself and others. ***I do deserve to feel excited about life. *** I want to be confident. So I can peruse my comedy career.
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Katey
3 WHY’s? to identify my deepest desires!!
Why do I want to accomplish this goal (in ONE sentence)...? Why? (Brief answer)...? WHY? Because I want to love life again! I want to feel HAPPY and CONFIDENT
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Naomi
Deeper Meaning
What a simple thing to do, with such an eye-opening outcome! I really didn’t understand the power of the simple question ‘why’ until I did this exercise. Thank you.
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Austin
Eye Opening
I have a job interview to be a barista in a little while and I wrote that down as my goal. It asked “why” the first time and that was easy. The 2nd “why” wasn’t too hard either, but when I got to the 3rd “why”, tears came to my eyes. I never really realized why exactly, to a deeper extent, I wanted to make coffee for people. It went far past the drink itself, the cash register, or the mysterious science behind the little green bean. I loved this little exercise. Amazing way to start the day!
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Jazz
Connection
We all have goals that we want to accomplish. By identifying how they are all connected is a huge motivator and this does a great justice to finding the connection within you.
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Kathy
The Whys
I love this coaching session. I have some things I have intended to do in my life but for various reasons have not. Was this due merely to procrastination or possibly something else? Asking myself a question about it and asking the “whys” of it all, leads me back further into my being. I am going to do this practice and peel back some layers of my lotus so that I am able to find genuine answers and true motivation.
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Matthew
Dreams and desires
Didn't have to dig too deep.or think too hard for the answers to this session’s questions. I have several projects sitting here awaiting my attention. I'm just not diving into them. I don't really understand why I'm not diving right in. I need to! I guess I just feel overwhelmed? Even small tasks seem beyond me any longer. I've list a whole lot of confidence in myself. That's got certain. I'll make a concerted effort to accomplish the first task tomorrow, and I'll check back in here with an update.
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Sally
Good session
I really liked this one as it helped me connect to the reason behind what I am struggling with at the moment. A simple question of why can really help you understand the path you want to take.
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Matthew
Rerun
I listened to this teaching from Marissa several months ago. I'm tempted to just copy-paste my reflection from that time, as I haven't advanced nerely as far as I wish I had in the intervening time. Sure, I've been busy, but not SO BUSY I couldn't have accomplished more than I have! I need to do more for my and my family’s betterment, and I need to get on that NOW! I've created several new big tasks for myself lately, and it’s time to devote some daytime hours to getting them done!
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Brynna
Deeper meanings
It easier to be motivated to do something when you go deeper into why you want to do it and you understand your true motives. This is pure genius.
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Claire
The why questions
I need to listen to this again and ask the why questions. I came up with wanting to help others and I understand that’s a big part of it but I think there’s a more personal motivation
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Ashley
Driven by a Deeper Meaning
I learned that we need to dig deep and figure out the deeper meaning as to why we want something and really ask ourselves the why. We need to ask ourselves this as much as we need to, to get to the hidden deeper meaning. It is very important and this will help us to better understand ourselves and get to the root of accomplishing it and maybe we will figure out something more about ourselves that we know it was just hard for us to see it and maybe this will help us to see things in a different light. This really got me thinking and really helped me to get focused on myself and I just say it was hard for me to find something during this meditation, but I’m going to keep practicing this. This is very beneficial. Namaste 🙏🏼
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Matthew
First day of summer break
Interesting rerun this morning, as the house is quiet and sleepy this first non-school day of the summer break. Guessing I won't even see my youngest child until she emerges ravenous for food later on!🤣 I have lots of goals for the house and family here! But I know I'm not likely to get very far with my plans if Social Security doesn't finally come through with the disability settlement they’ve said they owe me!😳 Being broke sucks! Not working sucks! I'm not used to these situations yet! Nor do I wish to become comfortable in this position! Maybe that's why I continue to drive myself so hard! Despite circumstances, I've never been one to sit and rest through life! I've been ”recuperating” MORE than long enough!
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Kristina
10072019
It is time to truly dig in deep to find a way to make my dreams come true.
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Jessica
Driven
By asking why you get yo the underlining root of a desire. I will ask myself more why questions.
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Sam
Go after your desires and shape your destiny
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Liz
Find my deeper meaning...
I realized that my goals gave a much deeper meaning than the initial reasoning for setting the goal. Doing this process helped me really know how important the goals I set for myself are to me.
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lexi
myself
I learned that i actually want to come out and open up about who i am and not have to hide it and be so mentally drained.
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Joyce
Upward spiral
Certain things I want to record so I can learn better from them and be able to refer to them after my immediate mind has forgotten them, so I’m not re-tracing the same ground, making the same mistakes, but spiraling upward.
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Laura
Deeper meaning
I guess our desires are more skin deep than our initial thoughts, responses and desires. Love the idea of asking why each time. You get to the essence of your desires, wishes and hopes.
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Lauren
Learning about myself
I learned that a lot of my goals are subconsciously driven by a desire to be happy, and that the life I want to have in 10 years depends on the actions I take now.
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Megan
Deeper meanings
I learned that there is always a deeper meaning. I think I always knew that. My husband and I were just doing something like this in our affair recovery. His answers bothered me and this may help me to find out why.
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Vanessa
The simplicity of our goals
It’s amazing to realize the roots of our goals, how simple our goals really are, and what truly brings us contentment.
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Maria
Goal- writing
I always wanted to write a book/ story about life experience that need to be expressed with it goes further who knows
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Fi
I want to lose weight
There is a deeper meaning to losing weight. To feel good, just not be overweight any more. To feel energised, happy and confident.
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Stephanie
Why do O wanna be my own boss?
I want control over more areas of my life. Going backwards - feel yucky. I want to feel master of my destiny. I want to push myself into greater levels of influence and financial success. I want to make a profound affect in the world. To be vulnerable. To allow myself to be authentically me. Less “perfect.” More lreatanle. I deserve my o feel me- just me.
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Austin
Feeling great
I have the power within me to manifest into being anything I want and desire and it’s only the limits of my mindless thinking that can and will hold me back. When I can become one within and center the thoughts to come full swing into my truest self and commit then I am able to bring all my knowledge and goals into fruition bc that’s when the clarity comes focused and allows the things I want need and desire to become real.
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Cherish
Unwrapping Layers
Before listening to this very thought-provoking session, grab a pen and a piece of paper because Marisa asks us to think of something that we have been meaning to do, something that we want to do out of our own desires, but for some reason, we haven’t completed it yet. She asks us to think of our three why’s. For instance, why do we want to (fill in the blank). This should be one sentence. Second, we dive deeper and ask our why from the sentence we wrote down. Again, this should be one sentence. Third, we dive even deeper and ask our why from that sentence we wrote down. This is usually more than one sentence because it is where our inner desires lie, where we will find the true answer to our first why question. Having our true answer should inspire us to take action. Depending on what we want to do, we may need to ask for help. We may need to ask others to hold us accountable. Whatever it is that we may need to do, we can do it! This is an excellent exercise to do. Unwrapping layers to expose our inner desires may just give us the inspiration that we need to get that one thing done, that one thing we’ve been putting off on the back burner. Thank you, Marisa! Namaste 🙏🏻❤️☮️
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cijo
I felt peace within my mind and body.
I learned that through this mediation we can clear our thoughts and focus are mind on our wishes and desires driven deep. I noticed my mind is clear of all clouds now.
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Alex
Simple Depth
I really liked how this exercise allows one to achieve a depth of self understanding through such a simple exercise. Really powerful!
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Patrick
Writing
The 3 “Why’s,” allow focus on “why” I write. (1) There is a lifetime of very deep pain within me. (2) “The Deeper the Pain, the Greater the Love. (3) To share Thoughts and Feelings with everyone, to show that there is a life far beyond the pain and suffering of “everyday” life. If I had but one dream it would be this: to show, through my book, the beautiful man and woman you are It is not important that you believe everything I write; but it is crucial that you begin to deeply love who you really are. If only I could show you my heart. And how deeply I love you for who you are and for who you can be. ❤️❤️🙏❤️❤️
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Lindsey
Jump start
It’s the jump start I need to encourage me to go after my dream. That the reason why helps make the steps seem easier
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Austin
Skeptical, now grateful.
I had never done a session where I was invited to grab a pen and paper to jot down my thoughts. I was skeptical at first, but it really helped me connect with my thoughts more and think deeper. Whatever your religion or beliefs, I hope you can simply believe in a higher power, and that everything isn’t just “chance” in life. Everything happens for a reason, and often it takes time to understand that reason. I am grateful for this time because I realized I want to rely on Jesus Christ more during my struggles. I want to because I know I can turn to a higher power than just my own will. I know I can’t do it all alone, and I know this because I am a child of God. I want to depend on Christ more because I know I am a child of God. You are too! We all are! Think of that!! I am also grateful for this time because it helped me realize I really want to improve my ukulele skills because it’s exhilarating to play such a beautiful instrument. I want to do this because I can then share that talent with others. Sharing it can allow it to bring peace to others besides myself, and it helps me slow down and create some joy in life. What a joy it is to be on this beautiful Earth!🌎🌱🌳Have a blessed day! And remember, #ShareGoodness!😊
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JIM
Better
Reflecting on this meditation. Better. Innately I believe we know this.
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Knight
Deeper Meaning
I felt so much more motivated to do what I love ❤️ It mad me think about what I truly want and I truly love am will now try harder to do what I love ❤️
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Haley
Motivated
I feel like I’m more motivated to achieve the goals I have for this year
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Amelia
Love it!
It helped me make my intentions and goals clear! I never thought this method would be useful but it really is!
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Savannah
Ask why
If I interrogate why I want something, I can get to the deeper meaning of it’s importance to my life. If I can understand why it is so important to my growth, I am more likely to give it the attention it deserves.
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Addison
Helpful
It was awesome to let myself go into a notebook and become more aware of myself.
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Julie
Chain effect
The why of wanting more control of my job and career eventually trickled down to teaching my kids about being happy. Wow
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Simone
First Mindfulness Session
This session revealed to me connections I would have never thought of before, I want to lose weight because I want to be more confident, I want to be more confident because I want to be happy. Having that connection motivates me even more to lose the weight, I don’t feel so lost in my desire anymore.
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Patti
Seemingly simple question...
...just asking why to get to core desires, instead of staying stuck on the goal itself, brilliant:) May lead to goals more true to myself, ones I willingly take action on vs ones I think I should be focused upon. There is freedom in that...
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Walter J
Digging...
Great session to help us dig deeper to our driving “Why?” Very wise to uncover the “Big Why” that will drive us to achieving it, regardless of how many times we attempt to do it. If your ‘Why?’ Is big enough, you will do it! Thanks Marissa! ❤️🙏🏼🍀
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Samantha
What I want to do Dance
Dance To boost Confident Because i don't feel too confident Because I'm insecure with my dancing .. scared of what people will think of me or my dance moves. Why are ppl thoughts so powerful when it comes to performance? - because I haven't had much practice...i haven't perfect it. Therefore, I don't believe in myself neither, and I believe that others can see my imperfection also What can I do about it? - destroy my laziness & Perfect it in my room. -or simply accept your imperfections and have fun💕 (*i cant do that with nursing. It's not fun, it scares me. I'm afraid to fail I feel not good enough I am having difficulty restraining the information as quick as my colleagues. What I need to do? To worknin my own time 1st, until I become confident. Then I can speed it up. I need more time to let the technic to sink in What if you don't have time? I will have to make time at home. ***I need to start believing in God & myself. I need to believe that I can do all things through Christ
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Samantha
I want to be more Organized
I realized that I have been relying on myself since I was born. And it has been tiring. If I do not truly understand something, then it'll effect me at the end. College and University... I never truly thought about it when I was young, therefore I never prepared myself for that lifestyle until now. It hard and tiring, so I took a break. I learned that I truly need help, or maybe a friend I can truly rely on. I cant always do it all on my own, I dont want to anymore. If I can get help or guidance, I will take it. I also learned that I need to be careful. I need to sit with the advise and not be impulsive. Because I run and end up running into a wall. I need to think about where I need to go exactly. And for me to know that I need experiences so I can know what brings me joys. Right now....I haven't found it. So I am in mathematics, doing something different and hopefully, fun ❤
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Haley
Achieving Your Goals
Setting and achieving goals isn’t always the easiest. It takes time and effort to achieve them; at the start of the year I set myself some goals I wanted to complete and achieve if I can achieve my goals so can you
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Khaz
Realization
During this audio clip I started thinking of myself and what aspects I wanted to change sort of straying from the subject then it occurred to me that maybe I didn’t want to do this for myself but for someone else or even for the worlds stereotypes
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Emily
Deeper meaning
Why: because I want knowledge of the metaphysics Why: because I am curious what the spirit and body are capable of Why: because this path is the first time I have got butterflies thinking about it and reading it. This feels like my natural path. This feels home.
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Dana
Why?
Yes!!! Because I DESERVE and somehow life and events have made me imagine that I am stuck, but I am not... Why? Because I still look for answers, and the answer is right in front of me: just have the courage to do what makes you HAPPY...
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Kim
Goals
I learned that goals don't have to be weighed down by work focus/hard grind Goals can be about passion for simple pleasurable outcomes .
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Weight loss
Why? For more confidence and feel better about how I look Why? Because when I don’t feel good about my appearance I feel disconnected from people Why? Because I get preoccupied with trying to fit in and end up feeling like a husk Why? Because losing weight would make me feel more free to set myself apart in other more intentional ways Why? To feel more like myself.
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Marc
Productive
In order to get my intention just right I must ask more then just once, it’s what awakens the deepest desire in which to do so.
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Steve
Revealing
This exercise revealed motivations I had t even suspected in a very straightforward way. I understand myself better now and hopefully Will be more driven towards my goals.
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Michele
Why?
I have been asking this question way too often so people tell me there is no why...so stop asking. This session has shown and validated to me, that me asking why was the most important question of all...when you get into the roots of your why suddenly it all makes sense. You discover a beautiful part of yourself that you know to be your truth. You understand your Why. Thankyou!💝
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JAYNE
I want to lose weight for myself and my family so as I can live a longer life to spend with them and also be happier in myself
I can do this if I try hard enough and don’t beat myself up about it
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Jae
I want my own family
Why? Because i want to have a legacy of my own. Why? Because i want a steady foundation. Why? Because i want something of myself, that loves me unconditionally, because I’ve felt years not loving myself. Wow that was powerful. I dug deeper than i thought i would.
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Susan
Driven By A Deeper Meaning
Ask yourself what one thing do you want and then ask why... Then from that answer ask why and continue to ask why after every anawer until you find your heart's desire. This will give you deeper meaning.
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Russ
I have a few things
In the back of my mind that are not clear I need to be resolved. My WHY around what I’m doing and why it’s there feels like a logical next step ... and there’s a bigger goal of leaving a legacy. There are a number of tasks that I want to complete as I continue to enjoy life. I’ll continue to ask why to get to the core of the desire.
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Liz
I want to do many seemingly more important things but sagger my second child I’ve wanted to lose the extra weight. See I was always skinny and young before that.
I learned that it’s not unimportant at all, it feels like all of a sudden here I am overweight (not feeling like “me”) and almost 40 when I was always this young carefree, loving, fun, free-sprit. I want to loose weight to get back to that me, I loved her and most everything about her. There is always something to change but she was pretty great. I miss her, she was happy.