Eat Pray Love - is the book that inspired me to seek "myself". I re-watched the movie this weekend, and although, its not as good as the book, the essence of the story, and the lessons were there, fresh and clear.
When I am in a place of "starting again", I find that I have to first go backwards - almost like a review of my journey to "here", the place I am now. Before I even decide on what happens next, I feel the need to assess my "new self". The Self that I have evolved into since the last time I "started again."
As I watched the movie, I reconnected with myself as the woman who started the journey, and recognized the ways in which I was different now - wiser, stronger, braver, self-assured. I also saw the ways in which I was still the same, adventurous, optimistic, curious, wild and creative. I also saw, a little more clearly than ever before, the shadow side, the parts of me I had buried a long time ago.
It takes humility to face yourself, and admit to the lessons you did not learn, and it is painful to let go of the dreams that, for one reason or another, expired without being realized. It is scary to look at your "bad" parts and recognize you will need to integrate them so you can be WHOLE and COMPLETE.
It hasn't gotten easier for me to 'start again'. However, I, and I alone, am responsible for the story of my life. I can be inspired, supported, nourished, encouraged by others along the way, but in the end, I make my life whatever it will become.
So, I sit here quietly exploring the calling of my quiet voice. What do I need now? How do I want this part of my journey to feel? Where do I find the motivation to #trustlife?
I have started with some new #CoreDesiredFeelings - Allow, Ease, Sparkle, Flow, Be. Now, what will I do to create a story that feels this way? Hmmm... I am curious about how balancing my light and dark will add to the story I live next.
2018 - How are you planning for this next leg of your journey?
Sharon MacGregor is a Certified Holistic Health & Lifestyle Coach, Yoga Instructor. She is passionate about living bliss. Her own journey out of depression and a life of simply existing, has led a realization that we can make our lives into whatever we want, whenever we want. Her programs are designed to educate women of the myriad of ways build self-confidence and embrace life after 40 with optimism. Her retreats and workshops combine yoga+nutrition+coaching. You can join the conversation on her private Facebook group Upgrade Your Life. You can find out about working with her at www.sharonmacgregor.com.