I have been blessed with the most amazing sunrise to welcome me to life every morning. It has become an inspiration for me to have my early start even though the winter chill tries to keep me all tucked in the warmth of my bed. It’s been a fight, I can tell you that, but whenever I do pull myself out of the warmth to experience the sunrise I am blown away every single time!
There are so many beautiful parts of our day that we can focus on to improve our mindset, and there are so many breathtaking opportunities to savour in nature that if we just quietened the noise of the world and for a moment stopped to breath in the fresh air, or admire the sunrise, watch a child in pure bliss playing in the distance, walk barefoot on the grass, put your feet in the water when you are at the beach or the lake, make a snowman when it snows and even dance in the rain every now and again! Why do we wait for our lives to be where we percieve it to be in a good place before we can enjoy anything? This morning it was a menstrual cramp that woke me up earlier than usual, yes I said it… it happens… lets not be weirded out by this. Instead of complaining, I got my butt out of bed, soaked it in a hot bath to sooth my cramping, had a small bite, took a pain tablet and then sipped my coffee as I watched the sunrise.
Have I lost my mind? NO, what I’ve lost is the need to mope about over something I cannot change, to change what I can and to enjoy the blessing I was given in the process. Yes its Monday, but why are we fighting with this poor day again, It’s my choice to get up and earn a living so that I can live the life I want to live, it’s my choice to get out of bed every morning, so if Saturday is more enticing than Monday, then you seriously need to have a look at the career choices that you have made and try to get your life in alignment with what makes you happy.
I’ll be honest, I can’t wait for the day to be free of a 9 to 5 day job, and to be able to earn a living doing what I love, writing, talking, helping and inspiring. Does my 9 to 5 stop me from doing what I love? Hell to the no, I write in the morning as I watch the sunrise before I head off to the office, I try to inspire as many people in a day as I can in every day life situations, I talk non stop when given the opportunity; about my passion, about life, love and all things growth (spiritual & emotional) related, balance related, and making positive changes. I’m never going to stop being who I am and doing what I love because I have bills! What I will do though, is work my butt of to move closer to not having to work a regular 9 to 5 so that my day job CAN be my passion.
I have found my love for dance again, I try to dance everyday now, not because I have to, but because I want to! I used to do Ballet, I stopped when I was 17 because I lost my love for it and moved onto other things, also my teacher moved over the sea and by the time I was 17 my head was pretty messed up enough to not be passionate about about much. I found a love for dance again, but not ballet, more Salsa /Bachata/Kizomba vibes for now. I’ve been teaching myself Spanish for the past year and a half now! Why? Because if I’m going to listen to Latino music most of the time, I have to learn the language. Do you know how excited I get when I understand a full sentence in a song? It’s like Christmas for me… The reward of all the hard work I put in is that moment where you ACTUALLY UNDERSTAND SOMETHING! I may not be great right now, at the language or the dance, but I will some day because I found something in this lifestyle that lights up all sorts of amazing feelings, experiences and passion in me that I had lost along the way. Yes I may still tramp a toe or 2, but it wont be forever!
Nothing worth having in life comes easily. You have to do the work to reap the rewards. You have to work hard to create a momentum of freeflowing movement, you first have to push really hard before you can watch the ball roll. I’m pushing! I’m pushing and nobody can stop me because when you are hungry for life, then the world is at your fingertips and the love of it in its entirety will envelope you in its beauty until you become one and you learn to be in harmony with everything that surrounds you.
Live your life in harmony with nature.