Finding the Light
I used to dream of being happy, but I felt like happiness never stayed long when it came. When happiness did come, the feeling would quickly leave before I really had the chance to enjoy it. I felt as if I was wandering through my life with no clear direction and that I was not really living my life.
Falling through the darkness with no light, I wished for something more. I hoped that someday I would find continued happiness in my life, and then one day I did. I could already sense the light of happiness within me, but to really see it I had to change my life. So I opened my eyes, saw a whole new world, and became my own light.
A Flash from Within
When I was searching for my happiness, I was in a job that didn’t support me. I was on depression medication. I was in a relationship that showed no growth which sparked my turning point. I pretty much felt like I wasn’t “me” or the “me” I wanted to be. In that moment, I realized I had created a life of what I thought others wanted of me, but I no longer wanted be a part of that life.
I saw everything around me was created from the thoughts that I had repeated over and over in my head. My mind had been put on autopilot, and I had forgotten who I wanted to be. Once I looked within and noticed this misdirection, I grabbed the controls and decided to find a new path, one I truly wanted.
Embracing the Flame
All of us have our own stories; as soon as we find out that we can actually create our own future and become who we really wish to be, we can put ourselves back on the path of living our lives.
I will share more of my own experience in a following post and follow up with activities that I have done to keep me on the path to my best life. The intention that I wish to create for this blog cannot be done alone. I truly believe we are here for each other, to help us live, love and grow. I would love to hear your stories about your own leaps and bounds, what has helped you, and what keeps you inspired. The processes that can support our growth include support through sharing of personal experiences in forums, information from books and media, and writing or artistic exercises to help guide us back to ourselves and our dreams.
By fueling our lights each day, they will continue to grow brighter; sharing, communing, and bringing in the element of creativity can be ways of fueling our fires. In lighting our fires and sharing them, we will come to find that there are others who wish to do the same. So let us be the torch for each other and pass on our inspiration; nobody has to live in the darkness and everybody deserves to see that they too can create their best life.