How is it that at this late stage in life I feel I’m finally awakening?
Something seems to have shifted this year.
It’s like everything that’s happened has lead me to this point where each day feels open, vulnerable, expansive and new.
Here in Melbourne, in the Southern Hemisphere, it’s Autumn and our environment is heading into a winters rest.
Yet for me, it’s like I’m just waking up.
I remember years ago, before I began this blog, life was what I considered normal. I was working but not really motivated about my job.
The days, weeks, months and years passed, and I kept busy playing various roles, raising my two beautiful children and getting on with life.
I was happy yet I remember feeling, even back then, as though something was missing.
The kids grew older, milestones came and went, years passed and life continued with all of its ups and downs, joyful moments, mediocre ones, memorable moments and painful ones.
Then came the journey with my dear mum. Her strength and dignity right to the end inspired me. In writing about her slow loss of life and the longest goodbye I changed.
However, through wounds we find wisdom.
Today I feel as though I’m on a path with purpose and meaning.
Musing, writing, making music, collaborating, learning how to earn a living working from home … I feel like a bear waking from a long slumber ready to embrace life.
Today I’m doing what I love and I’m not holding back.
I no longer feel embarrassed to say to the world “I’m a writer.” I want to share my words and hopefully inspire others to live each day the best way they can, to seek a beautiful life.
Through sharing my words I’d like to think I’m making a difference in this world.
I’d like to think I’m stepping out of the shadows.
I remember when I started this blog three years ago, and I realise how differently and more mindful I look at the world these days. Three years and 370 posts later and “Seeking to find the extraordinary in the ordinary” has become my mantra.
For me, that’s the message that I want to leave my kids and for anyone who reads my words. For nothing is truly ordinary when we look at life through grateful eyes, for even when times are tough there are lessons.
It’s only taken me 52 years but I’ve finally woken up to accepting who I am and what I love to do. Better late than never hey?
I wish the same for all of you.
May you find your own purpose and awakening, what brings you joy and passion and what ignites your soul.
I’ve no doubt that through your own writings you look at life differently too.
Go after your dreams and make them real.
Love life, follow your bliss and feel awakened to all the possibilities that await you.
Wherever you are, keep enjoying the journey.
In love and light.
“Who looks outside dreams. Who looks inside awakens.” Carl Jung
In response to WPC: Awakening
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