I’ve been writing on and off for most of my life. From poetry to song lyrics, to random journals. I would write, put it down and come back later, only to end up tossing it in the trash. I just couldn’t take myself seriously. I didn’t feel that I was good enough.
One day, with a spark of optimism, I decided to share my writing with my family. They were inspired and encouraged me to keep writing. I started to wonder, if my family thought I could write well, why didn’t I feel that way about myself?
I became curious about why, as human beings, we are the way we are. My tipping point came during a challenging career situation and a personal business that failed. I became discouraged, frustrated and defeated. I ended up extremely stressed and went through a period spontaneous panic attacks, two of which sent me to the ER (out of fear, I thought for SURE something was wrong).
Through the experience, I realized that under the surface, many of us are living lives filled with chaos, stress, anger and fear. We still have wonderful moments of excitement and happiness, but many of us have no idea how to handle things when they go “wrong”. We end up ignoring our troubles or working harder as a means to distract ourselves. Until we come crashing down, like I did.
I wanted to learn how to live my life more fully. I wanted to know how I could embrace my entire experience, rather than just the good stuff. How do I work with my emotions? How do I learn to understand what desires are healthy? How do I find peace? That’s when I discovered meditation. Or maybe it discovered me, and it has completely changed my view on life. Rather than allow my troubles to run my life from behind the scenes, I’ve been able to cultivate my awareness and develop ways to work with my thoughts, feelings and emotions.
I created this blog because I want to help others do the same. Through inspiration, through encouragement and through sharing my own insights on life. What better way to do that than writing? My life has become my own personal case study, and I’d encourage you to look closely at yours.
I want to help the world work with life, rather than against it. I want to help others build a personal foundation for their lives, starting here and now.
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