I hold this to be the highest task for a bond between two people:
that each protects the solitude of the other.
~rainer maria rilke
Release your ideas of the way life should look and instead, embrace all that is happening right now. This moment holds magic and wisdom that can transform your life. Your plans may seem like a sure-fire recipe for bliss, but the universe knows better. Open yourself up to change and discover possibilities that await you. Life can be infinitely more luscious than you’ve ever dreamed when you step out of your comfort zone and explore uncharted territory.
Learning to walk a path of truth is not an easy task and requires deep-seated courage buried underneath years of approval-seeking behavior. Stay the course once you begin your journey, even when you feel you are walking alone. It gets easier and your vision becomes clearer with every step. The tremendous insight and self-development you experience from being true to yourself far surpasses any confirmation you could ever gain from the external world. Let your soul be your guide. Open your heart to new adventures. You will lose friends, family and lovers, but you won’t miss them. You will be rewarded with new ones who inspire your passion and nourish your spirit. Trust yourself and keep going with an extraordinary bravery that has been inside of you all along.
Love. Love. Love.
Be in awe of the world around you. Life is meant to be loved and lived in its entirety. So immerse yourself in this moment. Love yourself entirely, madly, deeply. Love your body, your mind, your big ol’ heart of gold that wants to come out and play. Love those around you wholeheartedly, passionately. Love yourself through the challenges and heartaches. When you run out of hope, ideas, energy and inspiration, remember the love you seek has been inside of you all along. Soak it up then give it away. There is always enough love to go around.
Feel it ALL. Joy, fear, bewilderment, discomfort, sorrow, gratitude, desire, anger, grief, love, disappointment, bliss, confusion, excitement and pain. Every emotion shows up in your life to convey a message. Don’t resist or judge them. Welcome each one with open arms. The experiences and struggles on your journey are an integral part of your purpose and growth. Trust your feelings. The heart expands when we allow ourselves to open and feel unconditionally.
“Had I not created my whole world, I would certainly have died in someone else’s. ” -Anais Nin
You are the designer of your reality and the only person that can uncover deep joy in your heart. Create a world that reflects YOUR truth and fall madly in love with the life you live.