The power of awakening
Imagine if you were able to transform moments in your life past, present and future where you have the capacity to honour yourself and whomever else is in the moment with you?
That’s the power of awakening.
Short and sweet for those of you who arrived here thinking I’ll have to read the whole blog before I’ll get to the punchline. Again that is another example of the power of awakening at work. I honour your time and if you have more time to keep reading then thank you for being here.
This journey we are on called life and living in this skin called being a human being was met with this question I’m sure by you, by some of you any way. What is the meaning of life? What is my life for? What is my true calling and purpose in life?
If you haven’t yet come to a point to ask these questions? Perhaps do you ask why is this happening? Or why is this happening to me? Or why is this always happening to me? When something didn’t go quite right or the way you thought it would have or could have?
Let me give you an example from my life where I believe my intentional journey began. This means I was consciously aware of the decisions and choices I was making to cause and create the results or outcomes in my life. And I visualised exactly what I wanted for my life.
The usual way things go is human beings love to disagree and we’re never satisfied with agreeing to disagree. On this occasion I took a big picture overview of what was going on in my household but beyond that I also looked at the intentions of each individual. We are all doing the very best we can from where we are. We are molded and shaped by our past. Our parents, our upbringing, the experiences that unfolded in our past are always there impacting our worldview.
Understanding this gave me an access to be empathetic not for my sake but empathetic for the sake of the other person. When you can say to yourself - it’s not about me, and genuinely mean it, you have found some kind of special access or key to unlocking the power of awakening.
It’s really not about me.
This experience I’m having right now is for this form or this body. But taking an eagle eyed view I can see it’s not about me. It never was and never is. I’m here for a purpose and that purpose was slowly unfolding for me right before my eyes. I’m here to serve the people around me - whomever comes in to my realm, my contact, becomes another someone I’m to watch over, observe, be connected with, have compassion for, have empathy for.
This person is hurting and has literally no one they can turn to.
Let me use an analogy and this actually happened. We were walking at our local park and came across a wounded and injured bird, it was flapping its wings but unable to launch. We could see it was shivering and scared. I told my kids we need try to help it without scaring it more. We needed to cover it over gently with material and pick it up, once it was covered over and we held it gently it appeared to calm. I was sharing my loving kindness energy and my way of being could only be described as calm, connected, caring. We found a box and put some holes in it and put the bird in there. We called a wildlife carer who then came to collect it.
The bird didn’t need to trust us. But because we approached it with loving kindness and our intention was pure. It allowed us to approach it.
This is the same hurt that was being experienced in my household which was the result of ongoing bickering and egos at play. Someone had to stop and be a leader in that moment. A leader is not a dictator. A leader is also not necessarily the one with all the answers either. They have a way of demonstrating their leadership through courage and serving others.
I stopped, paused and breathed and thought if this was me hurting or if this was the bird hurting what would I want someone to do? What would I do? What’s needed and wanted right now is loving kindness, compassion, empathy, forgiveness, love, caring for someone or something because I say so not because I have to, not because it’s the right thing to do, not because I’m told to do it. No it’s because I say so. I say so.
This is what I say will be and it will be. Because I say so. That’s the power of your word. Then you have to back it up by honouring your word. And you need integrity - the ease and grace to say even though I stuffed up in that moment, please forgive me and here’s my new promise or my new commitment.
I made a bold statement and whilst I didn’t know how to keep my promise, for the best part of as long as I’ve known since then, I have kept my promise. I am there for this person every single moment demonstrating my commitment to them even though I didn’t vow or declare.
I validate their feelings and their emotions. I try to search for the win win win win in all moments. A win for me a win for husband a win for mother in law a win for kids.
It’s not the same as being a people pleaser which is how I’ve related to myself for such a long time. Being able to take the higher ground, being able to foresee what is to come, there are patterns of behaviour that are predictable. Here they go again form
A and form B when will they ever realise or learn I say in my head. I leave them to it. Once the dust settles I have my say either one on one or all together to hopefully have them see they are both right and no one is wrong. There can be more than one right and no wrong.
There is nothing wrong here
Transforming your entire perception of things that arise to there is nothing wrong here is another access or key to unlocking the power of awakening.
There are so many actions and reactions - you almost need to come at your life as a watcher or and observer like being in a movie theatre watching it unfold.
If you can just relax in to it, watching it without any opinions, judgements or assessments and know that whatever is coming up is the right movie you’re watching and there is a lesson to learn here.
People come in to your life for a reason. And notice all of them because they are all significant and important in terms of your life journey.
Think of it like this sliding doors the movie she missed one train to hop on another, missing one set of doors she misses catching her partner cheating, in an alternative scene where she gets the train on time she catches her partner cheating and the story unfolds between these two story lines or possibilities of what her life looks like or could look like.
What if that person you say hi to every day was having a rough day - you said hi without even thinking about it, but for them it meant the world to them because you noticed them, you acknowledge them.
You have absolutely no idea the impact you have on another person until you ask them. But the point is you have unlocked another access or key to the power of awakening if you can do things for no other reason than for being in serve of the other person. It’s not about me.
Pending post I’ll be back with more soon I hope.
Yesterday was day 250 - the anniversary of my intentional learning journey.
I felt compelled this morning to check how many days it’s been since the song first came in to my thoughts: Duran Duran’s Ordinary World in particular the haunting yet soothing chorus;
“...But I won't cry for yesterday
There's an ordinary world
Somehow I have to find
And as I try to make my way
To the ordinary world
I will learn to survive...”
What does this all mean? For me, it means I had a moment with myself, listening intently to my inner intuition, I woke with this song floating in my mind. It was an epiphany. It was a moment in time to stop, pause, breathe, be present and open to receive all of the feelings and emotions that came with what does this song mean for me?
Life is a series of events that flashes before your eyes. When you are watching a movie, you’re there but you’re not there. You’re just watching the movie unfold, right? Well this is no different to your life. What if you are just an observer of that which is unfolding. What if you could enjoy just sitting and watching the movie? Instead of thinking about what the Director or Producer could have, should have done? Or why did the actor miss that very important clue? You could see it from a mile away?
The song is a turning point in my life for me. It was my willingness and openness to look within and look differently at my life. No more crying for yesterday even though there has been plenty of crying for yesterday because that’s part and parcel of the process. Letting go of everything that’s not you.
All the masks I have created to mask the inner me, to hide the vulnerable heart within. All the walls I have built to guard against those who might attack the preciousness I have left within. All the masks have slowly come off. Walls have been brought down. What’s left is the person I know myself to be. The who I am for myself, I am now that with everyone. I still slip up now and again but remind myself I’m practicing being me, just me - with my flaws and failings for all to see. And it’s a freedom to have an access to my inner sanctuary across all areas of my life.
Like anything practice practice practice until it becomes a habit.
I am a child of thinking.
I was born with a brain and a heart. But my leading function is my brain.
When I go to sleep and wake, the moment of waking will be the closest I will ever be to being nothing.
I use these waking moments to harness whatever thinking is being processed by me. I listen to my own intuition after I have filled it with inspiring, invigorating, innovative for their times writers and authors.
Yesterday I spoke to my mother in law about religion. Specifically, the ability to challenge what one is learning. No matter what you are learning about, that you don’t take it as gospel. Pardon the pun.
I believe in the theory of knowledge. This means I’m a scholar of learning. I never stop with thinking I know it all and nor do I stop reading with thinking one author has all the answers.
I didn’t get this way by myself. I had many teachers who have influenced and shaped my thinking because I was willing to be open and hear what is being shared.
Because this has worked for me over a long period of time, I continue to be open and am able to receive more and more information about any topic that I wish to find out more about.
I am no different to you and you are not different to me.
We have a particular set of lenses though that if we use these lenses to view the information our perception can be tainted.
When we are willing to say actually that’s my point of view from the past or that’s in my way of really being able to absorb this and it’s acknowledged, then you’re able to receive the information brand newly.
What if you navigated the world around you from within? What would it feel like to wholly and completely trust yourself? How amazing when we realise all that we ever need is within us. All the answers, every answer within?
I am reading Leo Tolstoy who I have been led to with a simple chain of thinking.
From Rene Descartes to Leo Tolstoy. It’s about learning from those who already tested the theories of knowledge at the time.
“To speak of "Tolstoyism," to seek guidance, to inquire about my solution of questions, is a great and gross error. There has not been, nor is there any "teaching" of mine. There exists only the one eternal universal teaching of the Truth, which for me, for us, is especially clearly expressed in the Gospels...I advised this young lady to live not by my conscience, as she wished, but by her own.”
What would it now feel like to live by your own conscience?
Did you ever wake up thinking nah I don’t want to get up, I just want to stay, right here in this comfy bed because x y z?
You didn’t have a strong or compelling enough reason to be excited to get up for the day ahead? Or was what you were facing just more of the same of a life you thought would or could be some other way?
When you were little didn’t you just wake up at the crack of dawn, excited to be the first one our of bed? In the cover of darkness you soon learnt you had to be quiet til 7am cos that’s what your parents and grand mother told you to do.
You’d sit quietly watching tv thinking ha! I’ve got the tv all to myself I don’t need to share it with my sister or my brother. Ha! Peace and quiet. This is bliss.
Didn’t you have a purpose for living? Weren’t you living for the sake of living. There were no barriers in your way. No stories. Not too many patterns and programs. YET.
Well I’m here to say living a life of purpose is what will give you the access to everything you’ve been searching for. You might have an inkling, an understanding of what I mean here.
Your purpose right now is to feed and support your family. Keep the roof over our head. Pay our bills. Hopefully sometimes, on time. Hopefully, without getting anything switched off.
But what if deep down, within you, there is much more than meets the eye? What if you have an inner ding, as Louise Hay puts it. What is your inner ding?
It’s a source of inspiration. It’s actually the thing that does get you up. It’s the thing that will light you up, fire you up about getting the things you want in your life. It will have you get out of your comfort zone doing things you never thought you could do.
How do you find this inner ding? How do you uncover your life’s purpose?
First of all you need to listen from within. You need to switch off all the external voices and influences. Turn off the tv and radio. Equally you have to watch and observe that inner voice that doesn’t always serve or work for you. Start meditating the Waking up guided meditations are a good start point. If you’re someone with limited funds to invest in the app you can ask the founder for a free year of membership. Start getting out and being physical out in nature. Walking is a good start point but find something you can do consistently.
Once you drown out the noises and the voices, you need to ask yourself what is my purpose in life? Start with that I’m here alive and living, that is the first purpose in life. I am fulfilling on a purpose to live.
Now you want to take it to a place where you are motivated by who you are, inspired by who are are, driven by who YOU are in the world.
You have to find a way to carve out a space for you. To enable yourself to find who you really are. Under all the masks. All the barriers you put in your way over the years can just be put aside as you let go one by one of any stories you have been holding about yourself.
Then you want to begin to build a new story about who you are.
I am worthy
I believe you are capable of more than you know
I believe every one has a story to tell
I believe everyone’s story is unique
I believe there is enough in the world for everyone’s uniqueness (abundance)
I believe everyone deserves to find their inner ding, their life’s passion and purpose
I believe you just need a committed listener, someone who like for me, was my mum, who believed in me even when I didn’t believe in myself
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I’m not an expert but I believe we are given the experience of life through body, mind and spirit. We are here in form, on what we know as the physical representation of being alive, living and having the opportunity to inhabit the experience of life.
What if when we have fulfilled our life’s purpose, we then depart?
When our time is up, when it appears we leave this earth, when it looks like we have departed, we have just shed the skin, the body, the form, the human being we arrived as.
Contemplate this poem as a way to understand that what we know to be the experience of life, could be much more complex than what at first appears to us or what we have been taught to believe. What we know versus what we don’t know - there is so much we don’t know.
Death Is Nothing At AllBy Harry Scott-Holland
Death is nothing at all.
It does not count.
I have only slipped away into the next room.
Nothing has happened.
Everything remains exactly as it was.
I am I, and you are you,
and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged.
Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.
Call me by the old familiar name.
Speak of me in the easy way which you always used.
Put no difference into your tone.
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.
Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was.
Let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it.
Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same as it ever was.
There is absolute and unbroken continuity.
What is this death but a negligible accident?
Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
I am but waiting for you, for an interval,
somewhere very near,
just round the corner.
All is well.
Nothing is hurt; nothing is lost.
One brief moment and all will be as it was before.
How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!
I’m writing this today to honour the memory of my husband’s father who passed away when my husband was just five months of age. 42 years ago, today he passed on. My husband’s mother is really a hero even thought she will fight me on this. She just did what she had to do but you have to know this. She did do what she had to do.
I only can say this now that I have children of my own and have had enough time to learn about how love is a creation. Love is a creation between two of you. The ultimate declaration are the vows you make and when you think that’s the ultimate declaration, you soon realise that actually the ultimate declaration was in the creation of another human being.
We are all on our own spiritual journeys and I can only speak for myself. Not taking anything away from being a father but I only know what it’s like to be a mother. I’m going to guess it’s the same for a father. When a child is born they are created as a representation of your love. Imagine raising your representation of love on your own, without your loving partner, when all you ever imagined was all of you being together?
Although I have posted this poem, I can imagine only how difficult it must have been to have a spiritual moment and understanding of life and death. My mother in law has looked at every single modality she could have and I’m sure she still asks why. I don’t know why. I just know he fulfilled his life’s purpose to create his son, her son, now, my husband.
He also fulfilled his life’s purpose to love my mother in law and I’m sure he would look on observing all the good, bad and ugly being glad that his son turned out. That his wife has three grandchildren now, to keep her young and on her toes.
And that she has a daughter in law to pass on all the wisdom she has gleaned over the years about life, about death, about spirituality, about what it all means.
I am grateful for my mother in law who will maybe not realise just how much she is the epitome of her son nor the significant influence and impact she has upon us all. They have a very unique relationship that if you looked upon it you might think they don’t get along. But I have learnt over time that they have their own relationship that cannot be compared to anyone else’s parent child relationship.
I have learnt to stay right out of it. But I can see the gestures of love that come from both directions. If I can see it, so can he - in loving memory of Norman Herc Carss, husband time Dale, father to Timothy and grandfather to Noah, Moses and Halle.
“Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?”
I made a promise and so did you
Winding our lives back to before we arrived in this form to this planet, I imagine we were in a “travel agency”, sitting down discussing the kind of life we want to live and experience we want to have.
The “travel agent” is doing their level best to let us know the best options based on what we really want.
Imagine when you arrive to a destination of your choosing, you are yearning to learn about the place, the people, the food, the scenery, the culture, the traditions, the artefacts etc. Maybe that’s why we’re so hung up travelling or being nomadic in nature.
In all seriousness, I don’t think we came here to have a miserable time. In actual fact, I genuinely believe we came to have an experience. A living, breathing, life experience and all that comes with it. I’m even half sure we didn’t come just to have an experience, I believe we gave ourselves a job to do, a task, an assignment if you will - if we accept it will self destruct (think James Bond or Indiana Jones). An assignment worthy of our life, to help and serve others. To guide others.
I believe we came to show others how to have a life experience of joy, of love, of kindness. I even believe we came with promises, I promise to love, honour and cherish you for the rest of my days, just like the vows we took if you’re someone who is married. For richer or poorer, in sickness and in health.
The thing is we forgot about the promises we made before we got here. When you remember why you’re here, what your purpose in life is, you’ll begin to recall the promises you made.
They’re not long and drawn out, they’re simple and not about you.
Mine is something like I promise to take away the suffering of others. How I know this is because when I was in hospital suffering from pain in my neck and numbness in my head, I said something along the lines of (a metta intention out in to the universe), if you let me stay or come back, I promise that I will do anything in my power to remove the suffering of others. I don’t want anyone to ever suffer the way I have. I will do the best I can, in any way I can.
Now, all I have to do is honour the promise.
How do you uncover what’s most important you? How do you get yourself to this place called I’m living my life’s purpose. How do you find out what you’re really made of and why you’re really here?
What is the assignment? Unlike James or Indiana who were given all the information, you’re given crumbs through out your life, you’ll have to sweep up the crumbs and piece the puzzle together.
Every clue counts. Your life is full of them, they’re scattered all over, perhaps hidden under all the patterns and programs. That if you let those patterns and programs go, voila you uncover another clue.
Create an environment that harnesses your creativity to give you the space to think and grow in abundance - the power of you multiplied by the power of you - the power of you squared.
Then you’ll be able to answer the question; What promises did you make?
What makes a relationship?
Yesterday, I observed the relationship sister and brother and mother/daughter, father/daughter and I wondered; what makes a relationship?
Is it because we are blood relations? Is that what makes a relationship?
Sometimes we can put more emphasis on how we think the relationship should be that we can’t see the forest for the trees?
What do I mean? I mean we are so busy pretending to be in a relationship, we forget we are actually in a relationship.
You have to work on it. You have to build up an investment in your emotional bank account with each individual.
I think it’s much much easier to explain the beginning of a friendship and how it might unfold.
You say hello and smile. Another individual says hello and smiles back. You are open and you are not expecting of anything. You’re building little connections, little bridges til you meet in the middle.
You’re sharing a part of yourself, about who you are and this individual is listening to how you see yourself and vice versa.
Together you’re finding common ground in your conversation and at some point it transitions from forming a friendship to becoming a relationship.
A relationship is not static or fixed, it’s always changing and adapting and learning and growing.
But a relationship is active, both parties need to be present to have a relationship. For example, if one party is asleep and the other is talking then that’s not a relationship.
The emotional bank account is all about how safe you feel with the other person, it’s about building trust.
With family, it can be easy to forget that you need to invest in the relationship. You need to spend time with one another, to get to know each other brand newly, just like the brand new friendship. Participate in learning something new together.
When something happens and the communication breaks down, you can clearly have a look at your emotional bank account to see where you might have fallen short.
What deposits have I made lately?
What withdrawals have I made?
Time to do some account keeping and balancing and figure out where I’m at in each of my relationships.
Next is to realise that even as relationships are always changing, we as individuals are always changing.
When it comes to relationships, how resilient are you?
Here are a series of questions to help you first recognise your patterns and programs and then find a way to reprogram.
Give yourself grace and forgiveness as you go through these.
This is not about making you wrong. There is nothing wrong here.
It is about seeing that you did the best you could with what you knew. Your parental figures did the best they could with what they knew. Now you are your own parental figure, how will you teach yourself in ways your original parental figures missed?
The first step is to know you always have a choice of how and what to think. Try to set aside what you know. Open your heart and your mind as you begin.
How am I at the effect of something or someone outside of me? In other words am I having an emotional response to something or someone?
In what ways is fight flight or freeze my comfort zone?
In what ways am I trying to control something or someone I have no control over?
How does the situation that has unfolded really make me feel? What am I truly feeling underneath the initial reaction or response?
When was the last time you became aware of your inner dialogue, your inner voice? What is he or she saying right now about the situation that has unfolded?
Wind it right back, what is this situation reminding you of that has you so wound up or reactive or stunned or wanting to disappear? It will be something from your past, not what is currently happening in the present.
How did that incident make you feel? Go there and look underneath the reaction or response and really get present to how you really felt.
How can you empathise with your past self? How can you truly demonstrate reflective listening for your past self?
Can you let go? Can you forgive? To forgive is not to forget but what if in your interpretation of what happened, is why you are also now stuck wherever you are. Can you forgive that you are a reaction or response to your interpretation of what happened?
Forgive so you can get an access right now to freedom.
What are you left with? Has the reaction and response subsided? If not you’ve more work to do to let go and forgive. Can you do this for yourself? For your inner child?
When you’re feeling stopped or stuck, get out of your mind. Fill your mind with beauty. Take your patterns and programs of conversations out of your mind. You’ve been playing these old tapes for so long now, you know the words but now, you want to fill your mind with new music. Music you consciously choose.
I recommend consciously participating in your self development. Which means taking yourself out of your comfort zone.
I recommend physical exercise. Something simple you can do every day. I began running in nature.
I recommend taking up meditation. I began with guided meditations.
I recommend green play or green time where you sit and be still within nature. Your task if you choose to accept it, is to see beyond what you normally see. Listen to all the sounds around you. Notice how you cannot control the things around you. With this in mind, notice also in nature the sounds are just arising. The trees are moving with the wind. In the morning when you wake up just sit and be still and be present to what you can hear. There is beauty in nature and it can teach you much more than you realise.
I also recommend changing your environment. If you struggle with how you’re going to do this on your own, I recommend joining a likeminded community that is on the same journey as you, able to support you, able to be a reflective mirror of all that is arising in life.
Being at the source of a created life means you are someone who is willing to take 100% responsibility for all that shows up in life. Let what arises be your life lessons. What is this moment teaching you?
You are not fixed. You are learning and growing everyday.
I began my own self discovery journey a very long time ago but I’ve been able to be at the source of my own transformations much more frequently since being part of a likeminded community through a learning platform and unlikely place called building an online business from scratch.
How might this be the beginning of uncovering the best version of you?
What can you be grateful for in your life? I am thankful for living and being alive, for in late 2018 I was given a second chance at life but you don’t need to wait til something drastic happens to you before you realise just how precious this journey is. Honour yourself, if not you, honour your parents or your grandparents. Find something or someone outside of yourself to honour and be grateful for their sacrifices and struggles. Would they want you to suffer right now?
What is the difference you ask?
Well it’s really very simple.
A little bit of stress every now and then is good for you.
The kind of stress that motivates, invigorates, inspires, gets you moving towards your goals - that is good stress.
For me, as I neared my final years of high school, the way I created good stress was by leaving my assignments right til the last minute to be completed. It generated a lot of stress but it also created an environment of action for me. I was in a high flow of producing, creating, writing and forming ideas.
Fast forward to today, it’s school holidays, I have three children at home and taken the liberty to have a few days off work, but it doesn’t make for a peaceful environment.
I noticed my levels of stress were rising to a point I would call not so good.
If you don’t have this 'I feel' barometer though, how will you recognise the signs?
You can listen to your heart, yes yes I know it’s a Roxette song but it’s also so true. Try it.
Listen - really listen - for what your heart beat is doing.
Next you can monitor what you’re saying to yourself.
And ask yourself am I productive and effective in this moment?
If the answer is yes, then it’s good stress and if the answer is no, then it’s not so good stress.
You could get yourself a smart watch, make sure it is one that monitors both your stress level and your heart rate.
It will probably work best as a retrospective exercise at this point because while the smart watch collects data in real time, you need something to compare it to, so over time, it well produce a graph.
You can look back and review the week that was and recognise what were the elements that were different that created those spikes in my heart rate and in my stress levels.
Once I recognise what the difference was I can adjust.
I can create the environment that will best suit me to produce good stress. I just have to be introspective and look at what works and what doesn’t work.
I look forward to hearing what ways you manage your environment for good stress.
It’s easy to take your health and well-being for granted.
I know because I experience this when something happens that takes me away from being 100% healthy, and able bodied.
It got me to thinking how my life would change so much if I wasn’t able to continue to do the things that just come naturally or are second nature.
I put out my lower back and luckily was able to see a physiotherapist the following day, but the me before 2018, wouldn’t have known to take that immediate kind of action to resolve the pain.
Imagine not being able to do the things that just come naturally or second nature? How will your life adjust around you or will you be the one adjusting? I propose it’s the latter and even as a society inclusivity is still a concept being grappled with so we are definitely a long way from life adjusting around the individual.
The next level of my thinking was for those individuals who were either born with an impairment or acquired an impairment later on in life how difficult or easy was it for them to learn to adjust?
Basically my suffering lasted a few days and I was debilitated for only a fraction of time but it did stop me from doing just everyday normal things like being able to sit comfortably.
But it gave me perspective.
It gave me the ability to see things from the perspective of really any individual who is experiencing chronic pain, any kind of mobility impairment, pain in general.
Physical pain can be full stop debilitating.
I couldn’t sleep.
Sleep or lack of sleep further impacts your wellbeing.
Once I got the help I needed from a professional I was able to get better.
But my attitude before 2018, would have just been to suffer, endure the pain until it got better on its own? I didn’t realise the skill of a physiotherapist until I went through my own medical emergency and seeking their assistance at the time.
For me now, it’s a matter of taking care of myself. I’m 40 now and I have to remember how important my health and wellbeing is. My Aunty always said health and wellbeing is your wealth.
So now that I prioritise my health and wellbeing I do all that I can to place a focus there with my body and my fitness.
What will it take you to put yourself first for once? To look after and take care of yourself? Would you need to wait for a crisis or medical emergency before you prioritise your health and wellbeing?
What steps are you taking? Or what are you avoiding? Is a lack of time the issue or is money the issue?
If I told you that one day something will happen to you and it will come out of the blue and your life as you know it will just stop and things will change? How does that make you feel? It will change because it has to. It will change because you will begin to prioritise you before anything else. It will be a welcome change.
Don’t wait til the one day maybe to happen. You have only right now and this present moment you are living but you could protect the precious moments in to the future by looking after yourself today.
Hi my name is Angela. I have loved writing since I was able to hold a pencil in my hand. I soon learnt I had a gift of connecting with my ancestors through writing before my 30th birthday.