Good Morning Everyone!
I hope wherever you are right now, you are all warm and content. The weather is brutal in most parts of the mid west and east coast, so this is usually the time when people start to pray for the early signs of a season change. Chi town is definitely no tropical escape, but it’s not AS bad as most people warned me it would be. I’m keeping in mind that the remarks of impending doom came from most people who have never even been to this city. If you talk to the locals, they will admit it’s cold, but not a reason to curl up and die.
So, something I want to discuss today is also something that has been lurking on my heart for a few months. It’s the idea of change. I’ve always seen change as being a very introspective word – for some, it’s frightening and brings out a part of oneself that we try to avert, and for others, it’s an opportunity to grow, reach our true potential and learn from divine experiences.
No matter how you look at it, change is constant.
I’ve come to realize that most people desire to be more fluid in their lives, especially with altering situations. We all want to be able to “go with the flow” or just “let things roll,” but most of the time, that is easier said than done. It’s a beautiful intention, but if you actually want to make it a reality, some major shifts are required.
This past year, I’ve endured significant change in my life. I left my full time job, I started working for myself, I began my journey into health coaching, and I moved away from home to partake in an ideal apprenticeship in a new city. As much as I embraced these situations (and still do), I do admit that taking the actual step was always the hardest part, mainly because we place so much doubt on our own intentions.
I was thinking quite a bit about this notion. Self doubt. Why is it so hard to trust our own inhibitions and really listen to our inner self? And then I realized something….most people lack confidence in their ability to be happy. It’s almost as if we have become accustomed to believe that our everyday life doesn’t deserve happiness. We are always searching for the negative or questioning a good thing. Why?
This year, I didn’t focus on making any lofty resolutions but rather chose to keep my mind set on one area of life that I wish to better myself in. And that is being present.
I’ve made incredible leaps and bounds by letting go of so many unwanted emotions, habits, and physical clutter in my life and truly set my heart on being open to the experiences at hand. I’ve decided to complete incomplete cycles of action, I’ve assessed my relationships and determined which ones are weighing me down, I’ve chosen to forgive others and more importantly, myself, and above all else, I’ve started to believe in myself more than I ever have.
Stop lying to yourself. The biggest block you may be facing is the limiting beliefs you are buying into. The most popular being, “I’m not good enough,” “There’s something wrong with me,” and “I’m not deserving.” We all carry around some story about ourselves that IS NOT TRUE. The moment you open up to the truth of who you are, which is whole, complete, perfect in your own skin, a unique expression of this life…the floodgates open and life truly does begin to flow.