If you’re reading this now, its probably because your journey has already started, its because you have started to ask more questions and seek new answers, it might even be because you’re not happy with the way things are or because you know there is more out there. Don’t expect everything to make sense at once, this time is hard and confusing. The realisation that there is more than whats on the surface is not something we have been conditioned to believe, so at times it’s going to be frustrating but when you get it, when you understand, when you accept, well thats when it will be worth the wait.
I can’t say I am there yet but somedays, I feel a lot closer and most importantly, I feel more aware of it, so like I tell myself, I am telling you the same thing, have a little patience. It will all make sense soon enough.
Everyone’s views and beliefs are different and this is something we all need to understand and learn to accept including me. When someone else doesn’t agree with what we say, it’s the egos automatic response to get defensive, feeling the need to protect your viewpoints but this leaves a sour feeling especially if it results in saying something you wish you didn’t, so how can we avoid this situation? Well these are my suggestions:
- Remember you are ultimately a peaceful being so getting angry isn’t your true nature
- Take a deep breathe and remember that everyone is entitled to their own views
- Let it go, you don’t always need to be right, if you were, how would you ever learn?
- Write down what you’re feeling and reflect on it. Is it really worth pondering over? Probably not!
- Meditate and connect with your inner being, this is a good way to focus on whats really important
- Finally remember you are a soul having a human experience. I am a soul. I am peace. I am love. I am joy
Faith is the feeling that is unexplainable, it is a feeling that even though it doesn’t seem like it, even though there is no evidence to prove it, somehow you just know everything is going to work out ok.
Faith is what keeps you going, it’s a light that shines in complete darkness, it’s a belief that you need to hold onto when things aren’t going as planned and faith is something that more of us need to have more trust in…
Note to self. Have more faith!
When you have mostly always lived in a big city, you get so used to the activity, buzz and energy of the city life.
Moving to an island 8 years ago in my 20s didn’t really change my mind set, I was younger and probably a lot more accepting and maybe somewhat unaware of life in general, I never really reflected on how different it was to the city life, thinking about the details.
Now moving to a smaller city in my 30s, my outlook is so different, it’s taken me a little while to settle in and find my feet, it’s a quieter life, thats a lot more relaxed and dare I say it…simple. This word is hard to say out loud because one thing I am not, is simple.
Anyway, having time to myself has forced me to think more and I have started to use this term ‘living in a bubble’, living in a big city, it is so easy to get absorbed in its size, feeling completely mistaken that this is how it must be everywhere but this would be the wrong way of thinking and somewhat naive. I was ‘living in a bubble’. This naivety has effected me in quite a unique way, after adjusting to the pace of life, the next hurdle was finding a job which I am still working on. Along this journey, there are a few things that I have started to understand.
So what’s different?
- Things move slower but of course they will because thats what its like in a smaller place and that’s ok.
- Rejection. Your not going to be right for every position and I am proud to say I have accepted this in a positive way.
- Embracing having time -I am starting to find new things to do that I have never thought to do before, another positive.
- Conserve your precious energy. Your energy is precious, you DO NOT need to share all your energy with everyone.
I have only mentioned a few things that have changed but the point of this post is, sometimes, you just have to change your mind set, if you can’t change your circumstances, all you can do is go with the flow, I strongly believe you can make things happen wherever you are, it just involves putting in a little more effort and that can’t be a bad thing.
In a previous blog post, I asked ‘Why do we move so far away from our true nature?’ and I explained how we have been conditioned, I didn’t go into too much detail, leaving it quite an abstract concept but I found a video that explains the journey of the soul beautifully, this has helped to define my beliefs and to me explains why we distance ourselves from who we really are and how it happens. I would like to share this video with you. Unless you believe in the Brahma Kumaris, the video will only make sense till 5:48 seconds which I think is more than enough to understand this idea.
Please do watch and share your thoughts, I would love to hear them!
I have been meditating religiously twice a day for sometime now, I can’t say it always works but having a little routine daily practice is really good for me and my state of mind.
Meditation isn’t easy, I remember thinking, how are you supposed to just clear your mind, why can’t my mind switch off, why does that song keep playing in my head, am I doing it right, how do I do it right and many many more questions that I am sure you can relate to. I think I have previously shared one resource here that I use but I having a short attention span and the need to nourish my mind, I am always on the search for more, so I have found another that I would love to share with you, it’s a little less intense and I have to say quite uplifting.
I have been listening to the series ‘You have 4 minutes to change your life’ by Rebekah Borucki for the past few weeks and I am thoroughly enjoying it, here is one from her episodes for finding Inner Peace. Have a listen and let me know what you think…
Visit Rebekah’s Blog Bexlife here.
Some days are great, some days are good and some days are bad, so when I stumbled across this quote, it gave me a sense of peace because no matter how bad things are, everything is going to be okay!