We have been medicated by noise, distraction and a million opportunities to think about new things for so many years now, that we have forgotten when it all started. And then there is worrying about the future and being held back by thoughts of the past.
We have so little head space for listening to ourselves and stress, that umbrella label for the effects of modern living, lives next to us daily like a bad friend.
The self growth industry and spiritual awakening is gaining more and more momentum from the last 25 years with Yoga wrapped up in it’s snowball, in an attempt to address the mental madness.
We are ever more on a desperate quest for improving, letting go, purging and detoxing at all levels to somehow find peace and happiness. And yet I see so many people who have been doing years upon years of all this stuff and they are not experiencing natural joy because it isn’t part of their own, what I call, natural rhythm for life.
Self growth can be merely a suggested notion that you will live a better life, another way. Underneath ALL of it is the natural ‘you’ and as long as there is blood coursing through your veins you will always have an inner compass and a voice deep within that guides you and gives you your unique natural rhythm to and with everything. And NO amount of self growth will erase that blueprint. Thank goodness!
Why not be brave and open the aperture to your natural rhythm? It is underneath all the personas and facades and is with you 100% of the day. When you stop long enough and courageously enough to listen, firstly as a notion, then fully, what opens is the easiest path to living in your essence and joy.
I am saying all this because SO many people think they need to live life another way and it is totally outta whack with their inner compass and natural rhythm. I know because so many people are hotly pursuing things and ‘missions’ and yet behind it all their daily lives are a mess. No money, broken relationships and loads of unhappiness and bad health.
Don’t listen to the nay sayers that would have you pushing harder to achieve. That is their natural rhythm and their success comes from that. You may have followed their strategies for more money and abundance but are left feeling deflated and WTF?
Your natural rhythm is the way you were meant to live and the opposite is just a whole bunch of stubbornness of the truth.
Joy is the glistening indicator that you are on track. Joy isn’t a ‘becoming’ it is an ‘allowing’ of what is there all of the time. Only your idea of you stands in the way. And the real you doesn’t have many faces and personas.
So be honest with yourself. What is your natural rhythm with everything in life? What feels joyful? Follow that. And what if you end up living a simple life with enough possessions and not the best house or the best car or the best bunch of friends and yet you feel completely joyful? Or what if you have 10 cars and a massive house and earn millions and you feel completely joyful? Then you are really living your natural rhythm.
From my heart to yours.