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Items filtered by date: April 2011
Thursday, 07 April 2011 14:20

Mirror, Mirror

Mirror Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all...

 

Most of us hope that the mirror is going to reply, honestly and authentically "YOU!" 

But for a lot of us, stare at the reflection and can't stand the sight of them.

 

I know I've been there. It was a place I found myself some years ago - hating my own reflection and avoiding really doing anything about. Pretending everything was right with my world. When quite clearly it wasn't.

More to the point I was not feeling anything about it. Trouble is when you are not feeling the hurt inside, when you block it out, you block all the other great emotions as well. Life is 'numb'. 

So here I was staring at myself (I seriously was) and finding I hated myself.

 

WOW! that was a surprise

And I was angry. 

Angry at the world, my parents, my brother and sister mostly I was angry at myself.

 

I can tell you that the road from there to here (inner calm, self love and acceptance) has not been easy or short. It has been filled with enormous highs, deep depressing lows, tears, laughter and relief.

A process I would not change for the world. It has made me appreciate all the wonderful things and people I have in my life. Including me.

 

The lightness I feel now physically, mentally and emotionally is AMAZING!!

Yes going through stuff that you have kept buried can be awful, for me though the reward of a life lived on purpose far outweighs the pain.

 

I encourage everyone to be a bit vain - take a good hard look in the mirror, look deep into your own eyes and see magnificence there. Then set it free.

 

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Thursday, 07 April 2011 14:01

The Green Eyed Monster

"You are living the dream" 
"You are really courageous" 

Are two phrases that I have heard a lot in the last few months. While it may be true, and some people may be envious of what I have done - what most people don't realise is I had no choice. 

I was dying - dying a slow death of the soul. 

I've been working for someone else my entire adult life - Corporate; Operational; Financial. For the most part great jobs; well paid; challenging, fun. On the flip side; uninspiring, routine and un-engaging. Working for organisations that said one thing and did another. It was that, that ultimately forced my hand. 
Late last year it became apparent, that either I took life by the horns and gave it a good shake or... 

I'm not one to let life pass me by - I've change careers and moved countries twice now and for those that know me well it was no surprise that I decided to make another life change. In fact some would ask why it took so long. 
While this may sound trite, I've always thought that I have been destined for great things. I want a magnificent life. To make a difference. And in order to achieve that sometimes you need to take a risk. 

I have followed my heart and my passion and the great thing is that when you are doing the right thing at the right time, everything seems to fall into place. You find yourself flying. 

I am reminded of a line from Strictly Ballroom (Ok so I'm a child of the 80's & 90's!!) "A life lived in fear is a life half lived" (and it sounded way cooler in spanish). 
  
What would happen if you took a risk? What would happen if you leapt? 
Maybe you would find that you could fly all along....

 

 

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