There are always pivotal moments in our lives that occur; guiding us to the next transition or transitions in life. Or sometimes, we’re searching for that next thing and as humans, evolution is a natural thing; a stage in growth; a stage in development; a season in time.
August seems to be the month of reflection for me. I think it may be because it’s the last month before my birthday month (September) - which means a new year is about to start - I guess you can call it my own personal fiscal year. I often find myself in a different country in August during this reflection time. At the time of this writing, I’m currently in Paris, France - spending a few days with my bestfriend.
You all know how things go when you’re on a little getaway - aside from the typical writing, you go on tours, visit museums, find the local hotspots for food and drinks. I love any cities in Europe because of the many cafes that line the streets. Perfect for quiet time, conversation and people watching. It’s also the best time to take yourself away from yourself. What do I mean by this? Well, you know when you are constantly over-thinking about everything in your life and can’t get a direction or answer? When you start doing that, that’s when you need to take yourself away from yourself.
We all get ourselves in a tizzy about things in our lives and we over focus on it. So much so that we don’t see what is in front of us at that moment. We forget being in the present moment; forget to be grateful for that time. I crave this opportunity and when I’m in it - I’m just there without any precondition expectation; just being. When I’m in this space, I let go. I let go of people who have come across my life and send them a blessing of happiness and joy; I let go of old friends with whom I haven’t seen in a long time and send them wishes of success and love; I let go of past experiences especially the hurtful ones because I know these were learning times; I let go of my own personal choices and thank myself for these choices because I know there gifts and lastly, I let go of thoughts of non-deserving, thoughts of non-confidence building, thoughts of low self-esteem and send them away. Our lives constantly cycles and we need to learn to go with it, but also know that we have the courage, strength and creativity to take charge of each of our destinies.
As I write, I’m realizing that there are greater things ahead and I need to prepare. There are greater things for you too. So, get out of the way of yourself.