Life needn’t be tricky or confusing, although let’s face it — at times it may seem that way.

At times, it’s incredibly helpful to distill down what we absolutely need to know to live the miraculous, abundant life that is here for us.

The five life truths below do exactly this, allowing you to easily connect into your truth (which is really the only truth worth following!) and live the life you came here for.

So, follow the 5 life truths below and get ready to be astounded as your whole life shifts into a higher frequency.

1. You are more than your body.

In Westernized culture there is a tremendous amount of focus on our bodies — from the latest food craze to losing “5 more pounds” to having “ripped abs.” The truth is that while our bodies do matter, we are so much more than our body.Our body is the sacred container for our soul, for our true essence.

The sooner we recognize this truth and begin living from a deeper, more expanded place — everything in our life transforms. Our relationships deepen, “ordinary” moments aren’t so ordinary anymore, we know the right action to take at the right time, abundance flows to us and we live in a deeper state of peace.

When we engage with the magic of that deeper part of us, we begin to have a life experience that means so much more than eating the perfect diet or having a body that looks like what we see in the media.

We learn that when we live from the soul, not only does our physical body shift its appearance to be more in alignment with this truth, but our overall quality of life elevates.

2. Your body is a powerful tool of communication from your soul.

Our body works in direct harmony with our soul, serving as a honing device for our soul. Think of it as a tuning fork or a compass.

Your body will let you know the messages from the deeper part of you that are unable to be translated in any other way. Your body can and does release limiting beliefs, fears and traumas, along with other toxins through deep breathing, bowel movements, tears and often that annual cold/flu you receive.

The body is an incredibly powerful guide that will give you what you need — even when you don’t realize you need it. To access this greater wisdom, you’ve got to create a strong communication system with your body.

Did you know you can use a deep detoxifying breath (inhale through the nose and exhale out the mouth) and focus on any area of pain to begin to release it?

Did you know you can talk to the parts of your body that get sick or are in pain and listen for responses to see what it is asking for? Or that you can work with a practitioner that can support you in learning your body’s communication style? Or better yet — do both?

Your body has powerful messages for you that will not only improve your physical health but will allow you to live the life you are meant to live.

3. If someone else can do what you do with ease and joy, let them.

Long-revered mantras like “No pain no gain” or “you must work hard for success” are now a dying breed. Because what truly successful people know is that if something is “hard” and feels like it’s going uphill, the best thing you can do is delegate it to someone that it is a breeze for. We all have specific talents that are unique to us — so let go of being a Jack or Jill of all trades (or to all people).

Why not love what you do, have a great life doing it and let those who are great at the things you aren’t do those things instead?

Can you imagine a world where everyone did what they loved because it brought them joy and ease?

You weren’t meant to do everything. So stop trying.

Having it all isn’t about doing it all, it’s about being smart enough to know when to delegate and when to sink into doing what you love. If it doesn’t bring you joy — outsource it.

In his book The Big Leap, Gay Hendricks calls this your “Zone of Genius.” And when we allow ourselves to work and live in our Zone of Genius, life is not only more fun, it’s easier which leaves us more relaxed and at peace.

4. Always follow your passion.

Passion is your indicator of alignment with your core self. When you feel enthusiasm and a strong momentum to move forward — that’s passion. Let it be a guiding force in your life.

Ever go round and round in your mind about what decision to make, what you should do, what the next step is? We’ve all been there.

But here’s the thing: once you’ve honed in on what your Zone of Genius is, you can make that a guiding force in your life.

You’ll always know the best decision for you because it will light you up inside, you’ll feel excited in your body and mind, and you’ll feel enthusiastic. You’ll know that when it doesn’t feel like work, but like play, that you’re on the right path for you.

Passion is what gets you out of bed in the morning, eager for what lies ahead, and passion is what leads you to creating products, services, and offerings unlike anything before.

Passion is what makes life interesting and enjoyable. It’s what makes life flow.

When you are continually following your passion, your life can expand in abundant ways that you would never experience if you did what everyone else did because it was the “right” thing to do.

You didn’t come here for a life of mediocrity, you came here to be excited, lit up and totally inspired.

When you let passion lead, decisions become much, much easier.

5. What you do matters because we are all connected.

Imagine a set of dominos and what happens when one gets pushed — they all fall down. It’s easy to get into our own worlds and forget about the billions of other humans that we share this planet with.

But when we forget this, we forget one of the most important truths in this life — we are all connected.

We are all connected in a quantum-physics-everything-is-energy-and-energy-cannot-be-destroyed kind of way.

We are sharing this planet with billions of others who just like us desire love, who want to be happy, who worry at times and who love their children and family.

We all have the ability to live our lives with the inherent knowing that what we do — whether we recycle, let the car in front of us merge, let the guy in the grocery line go ahead of us, bring reusable bags to the stores we shop at, say “thank you” and mean it, make eye contact with every person we pass on the sidewalk — is literally creating a better world to live in.

When we hurt another, we hurt ourselves and we hurt many others because the ripple effect is not only real, it spreads to everyone we come into contact with.

How many of us have read a heartwarming story about people helping each other out — whether after a crisis or just a “random” act of kindness — and we end up with tears in our eyes or a big smile on our face?

Doing good reaches the human spirit and the human heart in powerful ways. If we all made a commitment to living this truth there would be far less pain in the world and far more joy.

In fact, if you follow the above five life truths to the best of your ability, you’ll notice not only your own life improving —  everything from feeling better in your body, to understanding why life works the way it does, to improved relationships to greater wealth NS abundance – but you’ll also notice that the people around you are having similar experiences too.

You see, we are all powerful creators and our energy — good, bad or otherwise — affects those around us deeply.

When we consciously and intentionally connect to the soul within us, follow the messages from our body, stay in our Zone of Genius, let passion be our guide and treat everyone as though they are someone we love — our world and the world around us gets to be a better place.

And isn’t that what we all truly want?

P.S. Do you have limiting beliefs that are holding you back from becoming your best self?

The way we think about the world affects our experience in it — for good or for bad. Vishen Lakhiani’s transformational course, Consciousness Engineering, allows you to challenge any limiting beliefs you may hold. 

Heather Kristian Strang

Heather Strang is a spiritual teacher, mentor and author. Her books include The Quest: A Tale of Desire & Magic (currently optioned as a feature-length film), Following Bliss, And Then It Was You, and Anatomy of the Heart: Love Poems. She has written for and been featured in The Huffington Post, Elephant Journal, The Oregonian, and Portland Monthly. Learn more at