The day I understood everything, was the day I stopped trying to figure everything out. The day I knew peace was the day I let everything go – C. Joybell C.
Feeling peace within, is a gift that everyone seeks.
Often we search for this in others, or from an experience, but I learned a long time ago it was letting go that awakened this peace within.
To do this takes time and patience. However, because peace is our natural state of well-being, the more we let go of what is not authentic in us, the more peace we will feel.
Being mentally and spiritually at peace means we know ourselves. We know what we are capable of, we know what we love, we know what we feel passionate about in life. Each time we awaken this, the more we feel at home within.
‘Sometimes one feels freer speaking to a stranger than to people one knows. Why is that?”
“Probably because a stranger sees us the way we are, not as he wishes to think we are.’
― Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind
In my second book, which is definitely coming out this year! I share about the many times I felt pressured to meet the expectations of others, instead of living in my truth. It was only when I faced my fears and questioned the beliefs I had about myself, that I allowed my authenticity to emerge.
When we feel comfortable living in our authentic truth, we stop being the person that everyone else wants us to be. However, this is a choice. And often it’s not until we are exhausted or overwhelmed from living out this story, that we decide it is time to be free.
One of the ways that helped me awaken my truth, was to question my intentions and actions in life.
- Why are you doing this?
- Are you doing this because it feels right or because you think you have to?
- What motivates you to act in this way?
- Are you rewarded or acknowledged for this behavior?
- Where do you feel most comfortable being you?
Questions open up our energy and allow us to be honest with ourselves. In doing so, we become clear about who we are and what we should be doing in life. In this space, we allow our authentic nature to awaken.
Surrender to all changes in life. They are here to grow us.
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Why is it that we are surprised when there is suffering or challenges in our life?
Pema Chödrön reminds us that when things fall apart it’s not only to challenge us but to create change and healing in us. So often, I have resisted suffering or the challenging times, however, when I allow life to fall apart and work through the teaching it has for me, I come back together again more easily.
Life is always evolving and our only job is to practice moving with it, and learning how to adapt to the changes. Pema says that our healing comes from letting there be room for everything. Room for our grief, for relief, for renewal, for misery, for joy and allowing ourselves to let it all go and start again.
Freedom, resilience and peace are always found in this practice.
‘There is always a price to pay. When we don’t listen to the messenger.’
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