The Call to Be Greatful

by Susyn on November 24, 2014

With Thanksgiving just a few days away here in the USA, I am grateful for the wonderful opportunity I had to be interviewed by Janet Conner, on her radio show, The Soul-Directed Life.

Whole-Hearted LifeJanet wrote the forward for my new book, The Wholehearted Life:  Big Changes and Greater Happiness Week by Week.  Here’s some of what she wrote,

“When I live a wholehearted life, all of me shows up:  all my love, all my desires, all my gifts, my strengths, my service, my energy, my courage, and, yes even all my weaknesses and fear.  I am present – not little Janet, big Janet -t the whole me, the human me, the divine me, the heart me, the soul me; all of me is present.”

Janet clearly captured what living a Wholehearted Life is all about.

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And wherever you may be this Thanksgiving, whether in a country that is celebrating Thanksgiving or not – give thanks for, in the words of the wonderful poet, Mary Oliver, your one wild and precious life.



The Wholehearted Life

by Susyn on November 15, 2014

Do you feel as though you are going through life half-hearted?
Are you searching for a way to wholeheartedly live
a life of passion and purpose?

This special On Purpose interview is with my On Purpose Show co-host Susyn Reeve about her new book, The Wholehearted Life: Big Changes and Greater Happiness Week by Week.


Susyn was interviewed by her VIVA Editions Publisher, Brenda Knight.

Brenda Knight – as founder of  VIVA Editions Brenda is a national leader in the area of inspiration. VIVA focuses on expansion, courage, and joy in life – in short all that is about the very best in the human spirit.

Susyn Reeve is the best-selling author of The Inspired Life: Unleashing Your Mind’s Capacity for Joy and in her new book is, The Wholehearted Life she brings together everything from her illustrious 35 year career as a corporate consultant, self esteem experts, and an InterFaith Minister. Susyn has been a delegate to the UN Commission on the Status of Women and she is a global champion for the value of Elders and what they have to bring to the world.

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Some Favorite Quotes from this Interview:

“I had struggled with what does wholehearted living mean – then it occurred to me that wholehearted living means saying, Yes, to it all. To really know that all of our experiences, even the ones that leave us heartbroken, for a time, are experiences that allow love to flow through us – whether that is from the outside-in or the inside-out.”

“I know the power of intention, the power of declaring, so the Prayer for Wholehearted Living, that I wrote for this book, is a declaration for living a wholehearted life and allowing myself to give Love, to receive Love and ultimately to be a mighty expression of Love in the world.”

The Prayer for Wholehearted Living

Today, I live a wholehearted life. I easily let go of my attachment to thoughts and behaviors that block the in-flow and out-flow of Love in my life. I know my purpose is to be a mighty expression of Love in the world through my unique gifts, talents, and skills. I trust that every experience I have is an opportunity to deepen and expand my capacity to be, give, and receive Love. I ask for and receive all help available to me, visible and invisible, to effortlessly learn from and release habit patterns of fear, blame, and separation, to have faith in a loving future, and to live fully and wholeheartedly in the present.

To the Eternal Peace and Happiness of All.

And, so it is.

“It’s important to remember that we are all connected. Each one of our actions, each one of our thoughts charged with emotional energy contributes to the collective consciousness.”

“It’s empowering when we really “get” -  in our gut, that each one of us matters, that we really don’t know who is going to be the tipping point for greater peace, cooperation, love and compassion in the world.”

“This book is filled with more than 350 exercises to open your heart, to express your love, to be the world’s greatest lover, to appreciate – have gratitude, to be kind, to hug, to smile…”

“Each one of us matters, each one of us is part of
this grand symphony that we call the Universe.”

“I turned 65 this year. As I approached this age I started thinking about my 3rd Act.  I thought about the gifts I’ve experienced through working with tens of thousands of people who have opened their hearts and minds to me. I feel a great responsibility, in terms of having the wisdom of lived-experience, to generously share my gifts, talents and skills.”

Earlier in my life I thought, if I was angry, sad, upset about something, if things weren’t going my way that it meant that I was off my path. What I discovered is that we are always on our path. There are times on the path that we are going around a bend and we don’t see the light at the end of the tunnel.”

“What I’ve come to know is that when we are experiencing what’s thought to be “negative” emotions (energy in motion) is that we are really at our growing edge. This is a call for us to open our hearts to greater love.”

“This book is my legacy – from someone whose life has been filled with so many blessings and has also experienced many dark times. When I allow my heart to truly open, I know that all my experiences have contributed to my having greater compassion, forgiveness, acceptance, joy and a much greater appreciation for the one wild and precious life that I have.

“We don’t know what date we will be taking our last breath. So it becomes really crucial to live life each day from our lifetime goals. Writing your obituary really gets you focused on what it is that’s important to you in this life.  And then, how can you incorporate this awareness into your daily life?”

From The Wholehearted Life:Forgiveness is a shift in consciousness and perception that opens up a space in your heart where you are imprisoned by guilt, blame, shame, anger, and regret. Whether you are forgiving yourself, another person, a group, or an institution, the forgiver receives the greatest gift.”

“At every moment each of us is doing the very best we can based on our thinking – our programming – at that moment.”

“Living a life filled with joy requires us to be open to love – giving love and receiving love. When we hold on to the wounds of the past we close off the flow of love in our lives.”

“I forgive so I am open to love. I forgive so I can experience the riches of the present moment. I forgive so my heart remains open.”

“Ask yourself, What am I for giving? Am I for giving anger, resentment, a sense of shame and victimization or am I truly for giving compassion, love, kindness, and a sense of joy in the life that I’m living?”

“While you can go through the book week by week, I often open it randomly and read the that chapter and then choose one exercise to do that day.”

“A daily practice that can be done easily, that focuses on a particular concept and how to put it into action is powerful.”


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