I ask my breath to teach me all the things I’ve never known. To lead me through the darkness and show me where I’ve grown.
I ask my breath to calm me and fill me with pure love. To radiate peace and kindness and always rise above.
I ask my breath to unveil the truth that’s cruelly hidden away. To always make the most of each and every day.
I ask my breath to bring me to a place I’ve always dreamed. To reveal to me that everything isn’t always as it seems.
Sometimes life is just hard. It hurts. It’s frustrating. It’s dark. Confusing. Maddening.
It’s these moments that I grow the most. It’s these moments that I have to search to find the light, reach for it and breath it in.
I have to step outside, feel the rain, the mud, the grass.et that energy run through my body. Feel that connection. Remind myself of what really matters.
It’s not money or acceptance. Power or perfection. I don’t find peace in being right or winning.
My peace comes from what some would call “the little things.”
Smiles and laughter.
Love and kindness.
Passion and risk.
Failure and perseverance.
New experiences and growth.
Compassion and freedom.
Curiosity and learning.
Some days are easy. Carefree and full of love.
Other days I must struggle to make peace with my demons. To love the dark as much as I love the light.
As I sit here, soaked from the rain and cold as hell I feel connected. I feel energized and in love with this very moment.
I am present.
A new year.
An ending and a beginning.
This should mean more to me than it does I suppose. I guess it’s a reason, an excuse, to start over, to try harder. To reflect. To let go.
I’ve always thought it odd how we measure our lives in years. We look back and say “that was a bad year” or “what a great year it’s been.” How would our lives change if we measured in days. If every day we woke up and decided to try harder, to set new goals, to reflect. To let go. To be present.
Instead of waking up a year from now and wondering what could have been done differently, we can set our intentions in the morning and meditate at night. We can live fully in the moment.
This is something I’ve been working on a lot recently.
Falling in love with the present moment. Taking the time to breath in the beauty that surrounds me. The trees, the moon, the rivers and the rocks. Feeling the wind and rain, the sun on my skin.
Letting go of trying to be who people think I should be and embracing who I am. Accepting that I am different. Letting go of fear and doubt.
To see people not for who I want them to be but to love them as they are. Closing my eyes and feeling their energy. Feeling the connection.
These simple yet powerful actions can bring me to tears. I’m often overcome with love and gratitude so intense all I want to do is lay down, close my eyes and soak it up. Its an amazing feeling of being right where I should be.
Knowing that it’s all so perfect.
The past couple of weeks every time I get on the freeway I have an overwhelming urge to just keep driving.
With no map. With no intentions.
I feel the ocean calling to my soul.
I need to feel the strength of the universe. I need to sit for hours on the wet sand under the stars and hear the force of the waves as they connect with everything I am.
That is home.
I am not trying to run away from something. I am trying to run towards something.
Be curious, play with fire.
Ask a million questions, get dangerously close to the line.
Love without fear, and when your heart gets broken, love again.
Notice that every breath is an incredible miracle.
See the beauty in a strangers eyes.
Be passionate about everything you do. Don’t hide. Let that passion be contagious.
Take the risk, it’s worth it.
Embrace the mess that you are. The chaos, the imperfections.
Laugh loud and often.
Know that anything you need you can find within yourself.
Let go of expectations, doubt and worry.
Be kind. Not only to kind people but to all.
Stay wild and be free. We aren’t meant to live in fear.
Can you imagine?
To live without fear of judgement, without fear of falling
To live in a way that others feel safe and loved in your presence
To not only be forgiving but to never take offense
To not just feel connected with a few but with all
To know that everything you need is within you
To know when to fly away and when to stay
To be at peace.
Can you imagine that freedom?
Today I encourage you to silently wish good things for others. For strangers, for family, for friends, for people who annoy you, to the struggling parent you see at the grocery store, to the person who cuts you off in traffic.
Don’t limit yourself, don’t leave people out.
Radiate unconditional love.
Just silently send them good energy, send them some love and feel that connection.
Share the love❤️