Dear readers, I’ve been on my quest to become a better person for many years now.
For some time I thought that “it” meaning transforming myself into what I had thought was the best version of myself, would come “naturally” meaning I would have to do nothing more than believe and a magical wand would transform me.
By the way that’s how my blog ended up with it’s name.
Boy, was I wrong!
Transformation requires being stunned, it takes time, patience and a ton of work.
It means that each and every morning when I wake up, I tune myself into nature, into everything that surrounds me and I practice no harm, love, self-awareness and mindfulness.
In a world where consumption, criticism, hatred and violence are practiced so vehemently by so many, it’s like swimming against the current, feeling you’ll drown any minute.
Which makes me lazy once in a while. I ask myself, “Why practice?”, “It doesn’t really make a difference in the world.”, “Why put myself through this each day?, “Why not just join the crowd?”. However, that would certainly unleash the crazy monkeys who would probably make a home in my thoughts.
I struggle with my mental health every day, it’s my little secret. I’ve really gotten good at hiding and blending in. Although, lately I no longer try to reject that part of who I am, I’ll rather embrace it and love myself with an “all inclusive” attitude. I’ve basically wrestled with it since a very young age and I’m tired of doing that. I’ve been thinking about therapy for some time now (like a year or so), but that very first step is hard to take. Which takes me back to my starting point, my day to day practice which keeps me sane in the midst of the jungle of my thoughts. My practice lets every part of who I am live in harmony.
So my dear friends, I do conquer lazy and come back again and again, to my practice. I hold myself accountable for living my life the best I can, always trying to remember that in all of us live good and bad. We just have to work on our good! Sometimes it only takes a shared story and a good laugh to make us feel that everything will be fine. That we can share our lives with all that negativity that permeates everything.
I would say that humanity’s greatest challenge today is being able to live and let live.
That being said, thanks for stopping by and remember to practice kindness to yourself and others. See you around the corner. Hasta pronto!