It was an interesting evening last night. So much is changing around us right now, as we await further information on where our journey is headed...and, knowing that the only constant we have in our lives is in fact change. So in going with that flow of thought, I decided it was time to change up my website a little. And so it began...
Not everyone you know likely has three blogs flowing from one website. I am not everyone. And choose to document and share different aspects of my life's journey in different ways. It's a very long story, and I won't bore you with the details of it all at this point.
Anyhow, in working to make those changes, put my blog areas together, and update a few things, I ended up hitting a wrong button that completely erased my ongoing 3 years Truly You 'Sharing Blog' journal. I was devastated ...and in fact this morning, was still angry with myself for the mishap. But as I've tried to with every event, good or bad, over the past several years, I calmed down and asked my self "Why is this happening for me?"
It's that constant re-framing of events that has made such a difference in my life. Instead of asking 'Why is this happening to me?" when things don't go according to our well orchestrated plans...I instead choose to ask, "Why is this happening for me?". So as I have for so many, many events...I asked myself this same question this morning.
As the day progressed, wonderful things happened and came to light. So what are the possibilities of why this happened for me?
Fall....in the words of Nathaniel Hawthorne "I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house". It's a wonderful time to get out and enjoy the last remaining whispers of the summer behind us, as we grab onto the still warm days that lead up to the winter ones that lie ahead of us again. Fall, although less colorful after the winds have stripped the trees of their remaining leaves, holds a different, more monotonic beauty. There is nothing that beats the smell of fall woods....when the sun beats through the now naked branches of the trees, heating up the fallen leaves and the dark earth below. It's the smell of childhood, of peacefulness, of inner calm. It's a smell that can center and guide you to explore the day further, to as it dances with your senses. So enjoy the last of the fall days that are yet to come. Take a walk, let the breeze clear your mind and brush your worries aside for just a while. Give yourself the gift of time necessary to do that...you deserve that, so go and enjoy what the autumn has to offer you.
The world can overwhelm us from time to time...roles, responsibilities, the expectations of others...or more often ourselves.
Take time in your day to let your mind be quiet. Remind yourself of who you are at your core, what your intention for this day is, and just breathe. You give so much to the world...take time to let what's around you give back for a moment.
It takes time and energy to become who we truly are! In life, so many things can get in the way of our figuring that out..but the time comes in each of our lives where we need to be able to do that if we're going to live happy fulfilling lives that are authentic reflections of our best selves. These are just things I've learned along the way. I hope that they might help you in your own journey into being Truly You!