Loving the journey

Focusing on your own path is essential in finding your inner bliss. Comparing lives with anyone else’s is like comparing apples and bananas. We are all spiritual beings having a physical experience, but our experiences are unique. Our path is meant for us alone. The life we lead is a set of lessons we ourselves have to grow from. The challenges we face are the ones that are tailored to grow strength in ourselves different from any one else. To find your own true path look inward to what makes your soul sing. The answer you find will set you on a path to finding your vision of inner peace and bliss. When you find that place within yourself, you are living your dream. That is when the only path that matters is the one you are on.

I used to compare myself to others. I would watch how other mothers would take care of their children and then rate my worthiness on whether or not I achieved the same level, of patience or calm with my child. What I learned is that my self worth is not dependant on how someone else functions day to day. I am my own person, unique from anyone else. My strengths and weakness are very different from those around me. I remember asking my husband, when I was lost in the chaos of being a young mom of three little children, “Why does it seem like everyone else is moving forward and I’m stuck? I feel trapped and lost inside myself.” The problem was that I was so worried about what everyone else was doing that I wasn’t working on finding MY true authentic path. I lost myself in the labels of “mama” and “wife.” Who I was underneath was hidden. I never knew what I wanted my path to look like or who I was, or what made my soul sing. I felt guilty that motherhood wasn’t enough for me. I loved my children, family and the life my husband and I built together, but I needed more. When I accepted that it was ok to feel this way, I began to allow myself to start my journey inward.

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This journey of ours is ever evolving. Everyday is a chance for us to find new and exciting things about ourselves that helps set us on our true path. Learning to trust in the journey. Learning to heal old wounds and fears that can hold us back. Focusing our energy on finding that happiness within. When looking back, you realize all the pain that you have gone through has made you who you are are today. The challenges you have faced have made you stronger. The sadness you have experienced makes you more empathic and understanding to others.

All of my experiences grew me into the person I have become. I love where I came from. I love my scars that tell the story of who I am. I am loving this journey, uniquely mine. Dare to allow yourself the freedom and permission to find your journey, uniquely yours.

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