There is a new serenity that has fallen over me these days and I couldn’t be happier. For most of my life I was searching for happiness outside of myself and it continued to elude me. A few years ago, I turned my outward search within and my life began to change miraculously.
Today, I am at peace. I started to connect with what truly brought me joy and I found a whole new way of life. I accomplished this by checking in with my self or taking a moment-to-moment inventory. Conducting inventory has helped align me with what my soul desires. Checking in with me has helped me get to know myself. I have made peace with the fact that I am not perfect. There is a lot of freedom and power that goes along with acknowledging where one needs improvement. This is a great way to measure myself against who I was yesterday and challenge myself to grow into a better me today.
Don’t get around life; get right in the middle of it. Life is an epic adventure. It is beautiful, messy, challenging, joyful, and downright unbelievable at times. With all its ups and downs it is a continual learning experience and a mystery. It is to be lived, savored, and soaked in. Life is divine. I have experienced more life in the last year than I have in my first 37 all because I am allowing myself to be guided by a power greater than myself. I have clarity and consciousness beyond my wildest dreams. I fully feel everything and now even the challenging times are more tolerable because I know a great growth will come as a result.
I cannot rest on yesterday’s accomplishments. Today is a new day with new goals to reach. I cannot rest on yesterday’s triumphs. I have to keep pushing myself to grow spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically on a daily basis. Each morning upon rising I spend time in meditation reflecting on the day ahead and asking to be led to what is in the highest divine order for me. Since taking up this practice I notice there are more moments of divine intervention woven all throughout my days. I realize these moments occurred before I just wasn’t as aware of them as I am now. I attribute my practice of stillness and silence before entering each day to my peaceful, happy demeanor. It helps me stay positive, grounded and focused. It helps me to recognize the gifts and blessings of today.
Life is not a race. I have always thought of life in terms of a destination. I will be happy when… I will feel better when… I will start that when… A man I love dearly taught me, life is not a race. He showed me it’s not about the destination (while that is fun too) but rather the journey one takes to get to the destination. I have learned life is better when sipped and savored. Not rushing through anything is really living. I will leave you with my wish for you… I wish for you enough. I wish you enough sun to keep your outlook bright. I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more. I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive. I wish you enough trials so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger. I wish you enough gain to satisfy you’re wanting. I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess. I wish you love, light, peace and happiness on your journey. It is a beautiful ride (if you choose to see it that way).
Love + Light