What if, as you sat there reading this post you moved your mind away and turned it towards how amazing your body is. Think for a second, or two, what must go inside that space we call the body. What if, your body was changable, and with the help of the mind, intended work, choices and action you could literally transform it? What if, by making choices, you could be a different you, one that what you would like to be? What if you took that leap of faith that there might be a different way of living and being?
I can hear some of you asking "Where is she going with this, this week?" Well, let me share with you.
Over the past couple of years, and more so the last couple of months, I have made some pretty radical choices which in some ways weren't even mine to ponder over. Oh, i was worried about the kids, the mortgage, the friends and what they might think if I .... I thought of how much of a failure I must be because ....... It turned out that I might just be an ok person after all, and that the kids, the mortgage and friends aren't me and were never about me. That things really are a reflection of the internal, the mirror of our self belief if you will.
Interesting, over the years, I have taken the mirror out of storage, removed its frame and polished it up a bit. I got clearer over time, and the reflection that I saw some times was really grubby. Oh, what my mother would say about my house keeping skill!!! (I still to this day refuse to clean windows as i haven't worked out how to get them streak clean and clear).
I would like to think, after all the effort I have put into choosing to see things differently, clearly, that I see them from a space of truth. I also think that I am even at times not responsible for my thoughts and actions, that there are blemishes in the mirror's glass which can not be easily wiped clean, even with enough elbow grease. Some times we need to shatter our view to start again. I dare say this is what I have been doing.
I have walked away, with trust that those I am physically distancing myself from are made of the strongest material possible - Love. I have evolved my business into some thing that I dreamt might be possible, but never dared to believe. The mirror was really messy at that place and really needed shattering and melting down. I have opened up to the possibility of total acceptance from another person, some thing I haven't really had before.
This all started many years ago when I saw my life was so different to others - in a deep sense, not the house, the car or things, but others felt things differently to me. They felt love and a deep connected with others, some thing that i didn't feel.
Now, I can really hear you asking where this is going!!!!
Over the years since this self discovery, i have had several health scares, one being Cancer, one being what felt like chronic fatigue, huge amount of stress because I felt so out of control of everything. This is just a few of the things that I have come across on my path to now. I don't often let these things out of the bag. I am sharing so you too can see that i am very much like you. You too have had life challenges, which you thought you might not get through, around, under, over, obliterate - ever. There is hope.
There have been a few things that I have concluded through the journey so far.
With all these things coming together, I invite you to consider the following:
I challenge you, and myself. Take a good long look at where you are, where you would rather be in every part of your life. Talk to experts in the areas that need a moderate amount of work and start with self loving and healing. Only when we come from a place of self care and completeness that we set the example of our highest selves to others.
I agree, this week's sharing has been quite personal, and challenging. Challenging is good. As we are seeing in NSW at the moment, the challenge of the fires, will with time and care bring even more beauty to the Mountains. Its just difficult now.
To your love and highest self.
A dietitian with an interest in mind, body, skill development and empowering people to help themselves. After living a lifetime in the first 40, it is now time take it easier and let things be and help others get their their 'life'.
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