Fortune favors the bold.
It's Reflect on it Sunday and Day 17 of our Streak! How are you doing? Feeling? Accomplishing? What are you working through? Giving up? Changing? Adding? Renewing? Replacing? Becoming?
Ok alot of questions... it's because I care... and want you to live your best life. What does that mean to me?? Glad you asked :)
Living my best life means I am living authentic.. I am in touch with my true self and am living in accordance with that. Still not clear?? Ok let me elaborate a bit... I am just two months away from my 30 birthday and can tell you that the last 10 plus years have been anything but an easy road... in fact it's been one of many twist and turns, road blocks, break downs and turn a rounds. All in the search for discovering who I truly am and what my talents are and life path.
Sounds a bit odd to some I understand but it was so easy to leave home at 18 and move away to Texas with my horses and join the college rodeo team which was a dream. Years before that was all I cared about...."rodeo" and as a freshman in college that was still my only concern and focus... little did I know about the big world I was in and honestly I didn't even care. That was the beginning to my journey in the search for the meaning to life.
My journey began because I started realizing many conflicts internally with what was going on in my life and what felt like was going against my true nature. However it took ALOT of years to get to where I am now and I am confident that 10 years from now I will look back on this period of my life and realize I was still learning and getting more and more in touch with me. One of the greatest lessons I've learned during my journey thus far is the importance of "being still." Being still and listening. Nature reveals beautiful messages. You can hear the answers to the questions you are asking if you get quiet and listen.. observe... "be still"
As for today my greatest piece of advice would be to "be still" often. This can be accomplished through meditation, reflection, journaling, walking outside or what ever you find that helps you calm yourself and take deep relaxing breaths.
This life is a precious gift. I have realized this more than ever recently with the diagnosis of cancer to a cousin of mine who is only a year older than I.
If you only had until the end of this year to live... what would you do differently than what you're doing now? Who would you spend more time with? What kind of legacy are you leaving behind? The end of the year is still months away but in the rush of our daily life it will be here before we know it. I read a post on fb from a friend in Alaska who said a big chained book store already has their cookies cases stocked in the Halloween theme.... really? already?
So with this being the longest day of reflection for the week I encourage you to just "be still" as much and often as you can and reflect upon all areas of your life... your true self and ask many questions... and then just listen!
Have a beautiful day my friends,
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