"In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or back into safety." - Abraham Maslow
I am fully committed to improving myself spiritually, physically and mentally. That is how I came in accepting the new year. 2017.. I just think that's incredible, I'm both excited and a bit nervous to see what's in store in this new year.
I'm totally ready for it, I have certain things I'm working on more and actually committing to. I'm going to surround myself more around people who are on the same soul journey, looking to find our way through the world. Looking to fully expand my soul, in loving kindness. I love meditating, and doing yoga, it's the one place where I feel the most connected to myself.
I've decided to stop worrying. And just let things be. I was reading something the other day and I saved it by Newt Scamander he said "My philosophy is that worrying means you suffer twice." which if you analyze yourself while you are worrying it feels like that. When you let go, fully and just trust whatever is bound to happen, will happen regardless. When you let go, you feel free, at first it is very hard, I still struggle with this because I get scared being on the skinny branch on the tree. I like knowing what's happening, and what's going to happen next. But, when I do let go and let things be, everything slowly falls into place.
I accept that change is inevitable, I can no longer fear it, what's bound to happen will and I will grow through it. Holding on is nice, it's that comfortable safety blanket but I also have learned that there's more strength to know when to let go and accept the change.
I'm done apologizing, I will only apologize if I have truly done something wrong. No more "I'm sorry" to everyone for every little thing. It's a emotionally draining.
More meditating for me and executing a more mindful life. Being and living in the present moment, present experiences, emotions. It's such a simple philosophy but with social media, and being married to our phones we forget to sit back and breathe. Enjoying dinners without looking at my phone constantly, Each moment is a moment to cherish and all the negative that comes at me will be taken lightly. My world will not be affected by other's negative energy.
From the Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz, the 2nd Agreement has never been more true in my life. "Don't take anything personally" - Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won't be the victim of needless suffering.
2017 will be a great year. Trust me.
See you in the stars