1) Love wins: Almost 3 years ago, I met a man I never thought I would meet. In meeting him, I had to let go of a lot of my past, unlearn a lot of what I thought I knew and take on a new perspective on life. I believed that love would always win and I was right. We are best friends, we are attached at the hip and inseparable. And…
Because expecting different results by doing the same things is insanity I changed for love and I received true love. If you believe in yourself and learn (or unlearn in my case) from your past, love always wins.
2) Letting go of human nature: People tend to take the easy way out and choose what is “safe” and within their circle rather than to take risks and change for the better. After countless efforts over the past few years to help people see change and seek their passion, some took my advice but ran back to their fortress and left me standing while others chose against me when threatened by their circle of friends. It was hurtful and disappointing to see but I have come to understand that this is human nature and I have to just let it go. Letting go is one of the hardest things to do but also one of the most liberating things I did for myself.
3) Thinning out your friends isn’t all that bad: Insecurities tend to set in when you choose a different path in life. Your friends begin to segregate or ignore you because they don’t understand, they think you’ve “changed” and you’re no longer their friend. It was not easy for me to choose to walk away and do something different but I believe that changing will make me true to myself and a better person for those around me. Friends who understood this never judged and always supported my cause. It may be far and few in between but they make me whole and I am grateful they are in my life.
4)If at first you don’t succeed, try try try again: I don’t know how many ideas, plans or intentions I’ve had to build something great for myself and failed. But each time, I got right back up and tried again. Each time, defining a bit more of who I am and who I want or not want to be. And although every day seems like chaos, I find something new to look forward to and make order out of chaos. Just living life and slowly documenting my journey.
5) Keep doing what you do best: Consistency is very important in all aspects of a relationship, a business, a healthy lifestyle etc. It’s not easy to balance all of these aspects but keeping these consistencies in line will help fulfill all of the above points I’ve mentioned above. Not only did I find my soulmate, I also found true friends and a growing successful business I can be proud of.
I hope you can too. Mudita & Happy 2013!