Life really is a beautiful gift. It’s not always easy. It is full of challenges, hurdles, tests, lessons and struggles. It is also full of joy, wonder, beauty, love and compassion.
I believe that our mind is the most powerful tool that we have. We all believe that we are in control of our thoughts, our actions and that we are completely self aware. I can tell you right now though, that this is far from the case.
Having complete self awareness and self control takes ongoing practice. It is an exercise that needs to be conducted each and every day. It requires coming to terms with our entire existence, the good, the bad and the ugly, and embracing it completely and wholeheartedly. How many of you can say that you can look yourself in the mirror and feel beautiful and complete, even with your imperfections? How many of you can look at another person and see their beauty even if they are covered in scars? How many of you can look at a person who is imperfect, who has wronged you, and find empathy and an understanding of where they are coming from? Embracing all of those things is part of being completely self aware, along with so much more.
Life is a beautiful gift that we should be embracing every single day to the fullest. Unfortunately for many people this realisation comes only when tragedy strikes, or something of significance occurs that gives them a wake up call. I don’t know about you, but I see way too many people much too often who simply just exist! What do I mean about this? Well, I mean they live a life accepting the bare basics and never looking deeper to find more meaning. They believe that they truly know themselves, yet they still judge others, project their fears onto others and never search for their own true, inner passion. We take so many things for granted in this world. We as humans are destroying our home planet and so many are happy to stand back with the mentality that it is inevitable and we may as well keep doing what we are doing as it will never change. Not only that, but they often have this mentality towards themselves. I am going to die anyway, so why care about my health? May as well enjoy my lifestyle (as destructive as it may be). Each to their own right? Well, sure. But is that really how you want to continue getting through life? Wouldn’t you rather live it to the fullest and live a life of health, abundance and quality? Wouldn’t you rather live a life where you take full responsibility of your whole life and have complete control and say in what you allow to affect you and how it affects you? Wouldn’t you rather know that you live a life of purpose and positive intention without fear or worry of what others do or say around you? And most importantly, wouldn’t you rather live a life full of energy and health so you can be the best version of you for you and for your loved ones?
Just a few questions I would encourage you to think about. Perhaps if some of those resinate with you, you can think about what are some steps you can take to change it. Life is complicated and challenging, but I don’t believe that we are ever given anything we are not able to overcome. Often those who experience misfortune time and time again will often ask, “why does this always happen to me?”. I believe that we are going to experience these misfortunes as long as we play they victim, blame others without taking responsibility and until we can look back, reflect and learn how we can use this experience to grow, evolve and try a new approach.
Yes I am aware that this is much easier said than done, but that is no excuse. If you keep finding excuses then clearly you are not ready to make the change. So reflect and have a think about where you are at in your life right now. Not where you were or want to be, but in this very moment. Accept every aspect of yourself, the good and the bad. Embrace and accept your flaws and imperfections. Make peace with the fact that you are not perfect because there really is no such thing. You are not like anyone else because you are not anyone else.
You are you, and that really is enough, because you can access all the tools to create the life you are meant to live, you just have be open to and trust in yourself.