I can’t quite pinpoint the moment when it happened. It was a gradual progression, but slowly I began feeling whole. Something inside of me changed. Things seemed clearer. I felt lighter. And regardless of what was going on around me I could only find the positive in anything and everything.
I began to realize what life was all about. I remember stepping into my new apartment for the first time in June 2017. I was alone for the first time in 10 years. The only piece of furniture I owned was a bed that a friend had given me. I would make breakfast each morning and sit on my stairs and come home each night after work and take a seat on my front step to watch the traffic go by. I thought to myself, I have everything I need. Nothing that would fill that space mattered. You see, I had found a place deep within my soul that felt pure joy.
Those who knew me ⎼ and even some strangers ⎼ began to comment on the way I carried myself. I was standing taller, taking care of my health, being positive, smiling for no reason at all, and exuding freedom.
I can’t explain how I reached this place, because to be honest, I don’t fully understand it. And I don’t need to. All I know is that I take each day for what it is. I don’t focus on my past and I look to the future with hope. I live my life for me. I surround myself with positive influences and continue to learn and explore something new each and every day.
My light was turned on and with that came my ability to go beyond my fears and to feel love beyond measure. Some call it spiritual enlightenment or awakening. I call it a gift.
I am so fortunate to be traveling to Mexico this month with a group of amazing alumni. This trip is all about the journey inward. Being able to share this experience with others provides me with an indescribable feeling.
If you aren’t able to join us in Mexico, don’t miss the opportunity to sign up for one the amazing events in May. Wellness is the key to wholeness.