I’m not saying I walk around on clouds and grinning all day, and I’m not striving for that, but I am finally at a place where I appreciate my life, my gifts and live more from a place of equanimity + calm more often.
It wasn’t until this time (and I still have to remind myself and go back continuously to remember) that I acknowledge that LIFE IS A JOURNEY, NOT A DESTINATION. That all the decisions I’ve made have led me here, to my DREAM LIFE.
Maybe this life is not what I had in mind 10 years ago or even five, but it also kind of is. Maybe I still have doubts and fears and struggles, but I’m still living my dream life.
Maybe for some, or most of you, living your dream life came easier, sooner, fresher, than me. That is amazing and I’m envious. But for those of you who seem to be treading the water and getting tired, I want to say, I see you. I feel you. Things can change, and we are incredibly supported, energetically and physically. But we also have to “do the work“ a.k.a. put effort into finding what makes you come alive and live from that space, work on healthy coping mechanisms to get you through grief, fear, anxiety, to get you back to your foundation of love and joy more gracefully and quickly. Not beating yourself up for being self-deprecating when or if you do get this way, or just plain feel bad, make a mistake, bad decision.
YOUR DREAM LIFE IS A STATE OF MIND.
JOY IS A STATE OF MIND.