Life is about moving beyond what you know and into the unexpected. It’s where dreams grow and we evolve into the greatness of being human…
It’s been a while since my last blog post. Life is filled with weaves and unexpected turns this year. There’s been a lot happening behind the scenes since the Autumn Equinox and I had to learn to prioritise and follow where my heart takes me along the way. It meant my blog has taken a back seat to some important creative projects and exam studies for my Naturopathic Nutrition course (which I somehow aced despite many challenges). I’m writing this post in the airport as we speak, about to take some much needed time out but will be back on my blog again in about a month or so after my travels.
Along this path, I am trying and stepping into a lot of new things and somehow new dimensions at times. Sometimes I have no idea what will happen, except I have to take the next step in listening to the yearnings of the heart. In this I always trust. People often ask me how I get things done or find the time and despite it being a constant juggle with my schedule the answer is easy. I follow the love and want to live my life having tried with no regrets rather than not trying and staying the same without moving forwards. The human spirit is expansive and we are all capable of so much if we allow ourselves to move beyond what is comfortable.
Entering into the unknown is a constant in my life and sometimes can be part of the fun too. When we do some something it’s about looking inside yourself and seeing what is your motive for doing it. Also, looking at what moves, motivates and inspires you. I continue to trust in life and follow the signs. I know they will never lead me astray, although my friends will probably tell you I lead them astray but that’s another story 🙂
I like to focus on the ‘why’ on doing something and for me it’s about turning all my experiences and studies into something worthwhile in service to others. Isn’t that what life is all about anyway?!!
“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.” (Muhammad Ali)
To live a life in service to others is why we are here. It doesn’t always mean trekking the highest of mountains although trekking is something that has called to me personally many times over. It’s about giving your gifts in your own authentic way whatever that may be. Life is so much better when we share. It creates a ripple effect to heal and raise the consciousness of this planet. Let it be the legacy you leave behind.
“An ascending life, in which we keep striving to grow and improve – this is what is meant by human revolution. Human revolution doesn’t mean becoming something special or different from who you are; it simply means striving to improve, no matter what challenges we face.” (Daisaku Ikeda)
I love the term human revolution. It is a powerful statement filled with hope for the human spirit. It was a term coined in Nichiren Buddhism. When I first started practicing Buddhism this is where I was introduced to the concept. It is that knowing that when we face challenges that there is always something we can to do change something yet remaining authentic in how we express ourselves. What it has taught me is that every challenge is an opportunity for so much good. Somehow the more challenges a person may face is an opportunity for even more growth. It may not seem that way but it is an chance to step out of ourselves and see these challenges as fuel for change. As we tap into our inner resources it gives scope for tremendous growth inside of each of us and be able to live in a way in which we remain strong our convictions. We can surely strive with determination and hope for the future. I believe there is always hope. As long as we have hope in our hearts then anything is possible. Human revolution starts with love. It begins with each of us.
Wishing you a hope-filled week!
“I need the seasons to live to the rhythm of rain and sun.”
Hello Beautiful readers, how the Virgo are you? The New Moon energy from the weekend is setting the scene for the month ahead and I am personally loving the new energy it has brought. If you didn’t see my last post I spoke briefly about the New Moon in Virgo that just happened. It is all about creating healthy habits and health is a big theme this month. We are on the cusp of another seasonal change in September and the more we ensure we look after our health, the better prepared our bodies will be. Of course health is something I consider on all levels and not just the physical. What we feed our minds and hearts is just as important if not more so. Everything begins from the mind and what we visualise and set intentions for will put us in good stead for what is to come. We may not always know what is around the corner but we can certainly consciously create our days and add value in some way.
Something I decided to start doing again is scheduling myself into my own diary. I stopped doing that for a while and thought it was a good time to start up this habit again. We often make so much time for work, friends, spouses, and other things but how often do we give ourselves our own time and attention. This has stirred something in my soul to look at what is important to me for sure. It is food for thought. If you were to schedule yourself into your own diary and keep that appointment, how would that make you feel? Does it stir something inside of yourself? When we give our time and attention to others and our work we are adding value in so many areas. If we can do this for others then we can do this for ourselves. In doing so we are owning our worth and valuing who we are. We are continually coming back to a place of love and this is priceless. No matter what, there is infinite consciousness which flows through us.
Where will you take yourself this September?