"This above all:to thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man."
- William Shakespeare
While on holiday, a lot of inner reflection has been done. Taking time to look into my own inner lense and understand who I am. As layers are peeled, I am learning more and more every day of who I am along with who I am destined to be.
My.... This life....what a journey....the highs, the lows, the amazing moments and the utter disappointments... I wouldn't change any of it as this is what is called our lifes's experience... These events have made me who and what I am today.
Being out of routine has taught me to take a step back and see my life in front of me. Making myself actually pause and reflect...
How many times are we living in auto-pilot and don't take time to "see" what we have been blessed with. From the amazing abundance of beauty that surrounds us everyday like the picturesque landscapes, the sweet soothing sounds of an ocean, the giggles of a child, the precious stories of a loved one, the strangers that cross our paths and often times become a part of our life chapters whether is be for a season, a reason or a lifetime.
I took in many beautiful life moments while on holiday.....such as the sun setting on the horizon leaving a beautiful silhouette hitting the water that simmered quietly as the waves brushed along the shore.. Natures natural Picasso resonated with me and made me take a step back to see how precious our time on earth is. As I sat observing and sipping and savouring my moment, I took time also to listen to my own symphony of sounds that played part in the nature around me. I listened to by breathe and felt my heartbeat. I know I often say this when I teach but our breathe and our heartbeat create beautiful symphonic sounds to ourselves and those around us.
Your heart is a beautiful masterpiece- it allows us to feel and shift energy within us. Sometimes our hearts can close up when life gets a bit off course to what we were expecting. This shift of energy to our heart is a pattern called Samskara which in Sanskrit means "impression". Samskara is a blockage, an impression from the past of some unfinished energy that is still running our lives.
My goal over holiday was to come face to face with my own inner Samskara's that I have been dealing with. No, a holiday didn't cure it all but it did allow me to journal what I need to work on over the next few months. By facing my Samskara's that were causing my heart to close up in some situations, made me realize that holding onto blockage only limits my ability to enjoy life. So lesson learned for me is that I will enjoy life and the experiences brought to me. I am allowing myself to open and relax my heart and live in love. Be present and experience each moment that is passing through me. Live life fully awakened! Isn't that how we all should be living? If we all can relax and release, my what a wonderful purification of our heart will be experienced.
Think about what is blocking you in your life and begin to work on letting go of what no longer serves you, I did and my.... I feel more vibrant and ALIVE!! xoxo