During my turbulent times, I’ve learned a few lessons; essential for growth albeit difficult when you are in the middle of the storm.
First…the people I thought would support me during the toughest times in my life have not shown up; the people I deemed unsupportive have shown up in a major way.
Lesson: never let my brain overrule what my heart knows to be true. Just because someone does not demonstrate their love for me as I would for them does not mean their love isn’t authentic and just as meaningful as what I feel for them.
Second…just because you go out of your way to help others without expecting anything in return does not mean when you are in need you won’t feel as if you are due a helping hand. During these times I’ve wondered how I could be in such a dim space when I’ve always been loving and helpful to those around me. I’ve wonder why I was “abandoned” during my greatest time of need.
Lesson: I am who I am and it has no bearing on who others are or what their actions towards me will be. I will continue to be kind, compassionate and giving of myself when I can but I will pay attention to who I’m sharing this energy with.
Lesson: even during turbulent times, times of extreme internal chaos, there is nothing outside of myself that can define me. Loving myself completely and knowing that I am worthy of abundance, prosperity and joy helps me get through especially tough days. I’ve also learned to live in each moment instead of overwhelming myself with the past or future; both of which I have no control over.
Best Lesson: FAITH…for me…my spirit and my heart know that no matter how tough life becomes because of the decisions I make, I’m blessed and will always have what I need to survive. I’m wiser and spiritually stronger now as I continue to grow and help others; sharing my wisdom and offering guidance.
I share with you because I awaken each day committed to doing what I can to create positive waves in this seemingly chaotic world we live in. Perhaps my experiences will give someone the encouragement and/or inspiration they need to do what I’ve done…keep on trying because giving up is not an option.
Love, Peace & Blessings…