Funny enough, many conversations I've had this week with friends, acquaintances and new connections have been around the idea of gratitude. Reflecting back, I can't help but feel immense gratitude towards what has manifested this year. It has been transformational. I cannot help but feel completely full and many of these moments have come when I least expect it. It happened on my ride around Tuscany. Gratitude flooded in while listening to Frank Sinatra while having some me-time. Fullness running through the rain around Lucca (who smiles when it is raining, right?).
Yet, I know what you could be thinking. I used to be one of those people who felt I would never find what I was looking for. I was always searching for something more. A different career. The man of my dreams. Something I desired. A different body. The list goes on. Sure, I could see how I was pretty fortunate with what was in front of me. I could feel happy during times, but it never felt enough and I was looking forward towards something else in the future. More of what, exactly, I couldn't tell you.
What I am realizing is it was because I wasn't living the life I wanted to be living. I was living what I thought was 'right'; what society claims to be right. However, when I was moving in the direction of what my soul was craving, it became an action versus a dream. When I am living through my heart and gut, I am present, grounded, and light. When I am fighting things, I feel heavy, tired and struggled with it.
Live lightly. This doesn't mean it will always be easy because sometimes challenges come up. I look at what is in front of me and try to figure it out, as mentioned in my previous post about, How To Give Yourself Permission. An inspiration to me is Marie Farleo and something she shares is that "Everything is firgureoutable". Everything is! As I am taking this year to do what I want and make adjustments where I need to, my life holds no 'what-ifs' but only the possibilities. I am grateful for what is in front of me and for the opportunities that will arise. And I know there will be many.
What are you grateful for this year? What has left you feeling light? Continue to move towards the lightness of what your soul is calling out for. Contact me to help find your inner voice and to take action in moving forward.