The ones we love live on in us. Knowing this has helped me immensely through my grief.
Are you on a grief journey too? There are often so many unanswered questions and it can be a confusing painful time.
Yet there are things I do know.
I know that in my darkest moments, my parents are comforting me, even though they have passed on.
I also know that in my happiest moments, their spirits come alive to celebrate with me.
What's your relationship to the word "Hustle?"
Me? I used to wear it like a badge of pride. "I'm a hustler!" I would proudly proclaim. And I worked through long ass hours living that coveted Silicon Valley life.
Then I burned out in corporate.
"Ok, no more of that!" I said. Then I started my own business and became a high-flying consultant. Literally. I was flying to different countries, working out of hotel rooms and airport lounges, proud of my so-called "freedom."
Are you feeling a bit stressed? Unhappy? Not at your best?
Then here's a game-changer for you: More gratitude.
Did you know that gratitude is scientifically proven to improve your life? It's been studied extensively in positive psychology.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
According to a Forbes article by Amy Morin here are gratitude benefits:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
- Opens doors to relationships
- Improves physical health
- Improves psychological health
- Enhances empathy and lowers aggression
- Better sleep
- Improves self esteem
- Increases mental strength
Damnnnnnnn, that's pretty f*cking incredible right?
With the current events and the uncertain mood of the world, some of you may be asking:
- How can I find inner peace?
- How do I quiet the constant inner chatter of my mind?
Other than meditation (which really does wonders), I thought about something I wrote years ago, that I want to share with you:
I just want to live the questions.
Rather than fret about the future, or try to find the answers for everything, I just want to relax and accept that I will never know all the answers.
I was safe in a cocoon when the metamorphosis happened. Lying on my couch, underneath the soft gray fleece blanket, I silently cried.
Rachel's soothing voice came through my earphones. "Release. Many of you here tonight are lightworkers. You have been absorbing things from the collective that are not yours. You can release."
As the gong's sound waves reached the shores of my ear drums and reverberated throughout my body I let out a silent scream.