No one ever said life was easy, but it doesn’t have to be over-complicated either as we can choose to stop chasing horizons and instead feel the power of present moment consciousness and allow this to shape and define the stories of our lives…
It will take a while to digest and process some of the experiences of the last year but there is a strong sense that ‘everything happens for a reason’ and, whilst we may never truly understand the reasons, we enter 2017 with more hope and strength than ever before.
So many of us are facing challenges at the current time and so many of us are feeling beleaguered and weary of pushing ahead as the storm batters against us and yet, despite the weariness, we carry on.
October looks set to be a month of inner reflection and outer shift as the pace of life steps up a gear and the rollercoaster ride gets a little more energetic than usual. For some, such a thrill is likely to be exhilarating and life-affirming but others may find the journey a little more nauseating as the twists and turns ebb and flow in intensity as the month progresses.
Over the last couple of years, I’ve had a much more conscious and awakened relationship with myself. In many ways, it wasn’t a choice as, due to my spiralling ill-health, I shattered and fell apart on every level of my being. In truth it was an inevitable conclusion to reach as I’ve resisted aspects of myself for most of my life.
What about a bit of silence this month? Silence is the space where true wisdom can be found, it’s the willingness to be still, fully present and without distraction. We will all benefit from silent pauses this month.
Take care of what you have whilst it's there. None of us can know what lies around the next corner in life, we can have hopes and expectations and there is much we take for granted, until and if, we reach a time when we can't
Sometimes we have to listen to the voice within and let it be heard; it’s a part of us after all. I did that last night, I was the lowest I’ve been in many many months and I felt myself slip into the gap between here and there.