I know you
I know you're strong-willed, ambitious and fun-loving
I know it takes a LOT to break you down
I know you are incredibly strong, although you don't always feel it
I know that to the outside world you are the life and soul of the party!
You are the person everyone else turns to for help and advice because to them, you have it ALL together...
In fact, you're often asked "how DO you do it all?"...
You have this incredible ability to instantly fix your smile and push your own feelings aside in order to help others feel better
this is your mask...
yet no one knows it exists...
You struggle with anxious thoughts and feelings despite CHOOSING to find the positive in every situation
You are often exhausted from the constant cycle of pushing the dark thoughts out and pulling the happier thoughts back in
In the dead of night your head swims with every worry...every fear...and sometimes to the point where you feel so suffocated by it that the thought of going to bed each night fills you with dread.
How would it feel
To press pause
To get back some peace...some balance...some clarity...
To wear that gorgeous smile of yours, not because you fixed it on but because you can't help it!
Because you feel the joy from your very core.
And how would it feel to know in your heart that you were finally free of the prison anxiety had you held in?
That even if it showed up again you'd be okay.
More than okay?
You'd be in full alignment with your passion and your purpose...
Feeling excited to wake up each morning and live your life to the full...
Sleeping soundly at night, closing your eyes with a sense of accomplishment and safety...
Feeling constantly lit up and energised by your vision for the future, knowing that it's all yours for the taking?
This is possible...
I know because I have walked this exact path! If I can help you on your own journey.
"There is a great good in returning to a landscape that has had extraordinary meaning in one's life. It happens that we return to such places in our minds irresistibly. There are certain villages and towns, mountains and plains that, having seen them walked in them lived in them even for a day, we keep forever in the mind's eye. They become indispensable to our well-being; they define us, and we say, I am who I am because I have been there, or there."
-- N. Scott Momaday, "Revisiting Sacred Ground," in The Man Made of Words
"The reason why we won't face up to our problems with the environment is that we are the problem. It's not the corporations out there, it's not the governments, it's us. We're the ones telling the corporations to make more stuff, and make it as cheap and as disposable as possible. We're not citizens anymore. We're consumers. That's what we're called. It's just like being an alcoholic and being in denial that you're an alcoholic. We're in denial that each and every one of us is the problem. And until we face up to that, nothing's going to happen. So, there's a movement for simplifying your life: purchase less stuff, own a few things that are very high quality that last a long time, and that are multifunctional."
-- Yvon Chouinard