In life, we thrive off living within a framework, a comfort zone, a road map. What is it about us humans, where we just want others to do it for us, show us the way, tell us what we should or shouldn’t do, etc.? It’s in our nature to rely on each other for guidance and support. That’s what makes us, as humans, so unique. We are all one-- brothers and sister. We can’t do it alone. We all have gifts to offer one another, and that’s what makes the world go round--to serve others and show them the way to light. Love is the glue that holds us together.
But, we are each uniquely different. What works for one person, may not work the same as it does for another. It sure does help if we have a tool belt though, doesn't it?
How are we supposed to navigate through life without understanding how to take care of ourselves first? If we can’t take care of ourselves, we are of no use to one another.
This is the responsibility we must uphold as a community--individually and collectively.
Thank God we have endless amounts of information regarding health, wealth, happiness, and love. We need to physically survive, to financially be supported to continue to contribute to the circulation in life, to learn how to love ourselves, and to find our truth, so that we can be a vessel of light and love.
The essence and beauty in this lifetime is to accumulate information, assimilate it, and then find your groove. This is the juicy part of living.
Our quest to evolve is dictated through a structure, a set of boundaries and specific tools to apply to different aspects of our day.
Where would we be if we didn’t figure out how to find food or water, how to hone in our gifts and talents, find our true passions and zest in life? By trial and error, folks!
This is evolution.
Following the rules is essential, initially, but once you master that area, it’s time to settle into your own rhythm--your perspective in comprehending the meaning behind your own unique application.
I have a diet I follow. I have a meditation practice, a yoga practice, a skill set I apply to my job, an exercise that works for me, etc. All of which were founded upon a strict set of guidelines.
To get through the cycle of mastery, we must learn, apply, detour, apply again, fall, get back on, doubt ourselves, perfect it again, to then back off a little, making it our own.
This is the cycle of evolution.
So many people beat themselves up when it comes to their diet. I know, I did too. First we start off being given a set of do’s and don’ts. We become anxious going forward, but we follow them to a' T'. We get anxious when the thought of traveling, or being in a social setting will face us, or when we’re not in your own kitchen. When the challenges present themselves, we figure it out, either following the rules or letting them all go. Then sets in doubt. We ask ourselves why we’re even doing this in the first place. Then we find a comfortable groove again and avoid all areas where we may find ourselves in that scary place again--thus, not living our life. Doubt then sets in again.
This is exploration.
Embrace it! We’re all in such a hurry to move on to the next part of the day, the next meal, the next yoga pose, the next email exchange, etc., that we’re not focusing on what the present moment has to offer.
Don’t get ahead of yourself thinking you won’t be able to stick to your diet on vacation, or think, “yay, I can’t wait to blow it all on vacation”. Just take a moment in each area of your day and ask yourself, how can I enhance this situation? One day at a time, exploring the pose, the work out, the meal, the conversation you’re in--enjoying and savouring your intention.
You may not feel comfortable embracing it until you get the framework down.
That’s okay. Whenever you arrive at your state of exploration is based on your own personal journey. It took me a long time to get to this place where I can recognize what works for me. Each part of my path has offered me a challenge and unconditional support, to come to a place where I now feel safe and peaceful about my surroundings.
I trust my own personal progress and I honor my path. We are gifted with tools, with strength and perseverance, and a will to become our best version of ourselves.
When you decide to take on the challenge, and follow through with it, you will step into your truth and surround yourself with abundance. Here in lies enlightenment, clarity and peace.
Exploration is meditation.
It’s embracing the opportunities at hand, for you to step up to the plate, to see just how far you can step out of your comfort zone, within parameters packaged for you, from the ones who have gone before you.
You are supported. You are loved. Your intention to improve yourself is admirable and holy. Honor that and know that you are capable of anything.
Your evolution process is already taking place. Everything happens in cycles. You will arrive a new person within each cycle of change. The only constant in life is change. There is always an area we can improve in. The goal should be to rise to the occasion, and strive to become the best version of ourselves, with the support and love of community.
You are paving the way for somebody else, and what a gift that is for the universe!
All is well and you are exactly where you need to be, right here and now.
In health and happiness,