When taking an important decision in life, we go through a journey of self discovery and introspection, as we continuously question ourselves with what’s the best option for us.
The questioning could be conscious, but also hidden within our actions, our thoughts, our worries, our fears… If it is something that will completely change and revolutionise the course of our lives, it is absolutely natural to go through a roller coaster of emotions… especially when you are thinking of abandoning the ‘comfortable’ city life, for a life style that you have just been imagining, for a life style that has always been nothing more than a dream :).
In this cases the most important thing is to be honest and open as much as we can with ourselves. The importance of being open and truthful, of being present without judgement, within ourselves and within the present moment, goes beyond what we could even imagine. We need to be brave to practice self compassion, to have a better relationship with our own and unique Essence, our deepest Self. We need to be courageous to admit when we are scared and confused, to become better beings and therefore achieve personal growth.
We need to be able to recuperate that authentic and real Essence within us, going beyond egos, qualifications, social status and all the different masks that we have created throughout our lives, because when we truly ARE, all of these things won’t really matter anymore.
We need to be truthful to ourselves and be able to satisfy our inner space with simplicity, without forcing our surrounding, but just being and going with the flow, in honesty, with open heart. And in that precise moment we are able to BE, with no effort.
We can only enjoy the NOW and every little moment to its fullest, if we are willing to abandon that luggage of experience achieved in the past, while being open for the new one… because the experience of the present moment will be different, because WE will be different.
“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” – Heraclitus Of Ephesus
England – London, Enfield, March 2018