HEALTH, HAPPINESS, WELLBEING... You get the idea, but how do you get there?
We're living in an age of technology where everything seems to be but a swipe, or “Siri..." away. One would think that having this type of access would make things easier and a lot more stress-free, right!?! Wrong! Studies have shown that for the past decade we have declined into a Nation of malcontent. We never have enough and, whatever we do have we want more of. We are never satisfied.
We can ask myriad questions as to why this may be, but those questions are unfitting. The relevant question we should be asking is “What is missing in my life?" If I were to ask you to honestly tell me who YOU are, what would your response be?
The truth of the matter is that the majority of us really don't know the answer! (That's a scary thought!) Reason why we try to satisfy ourselves with this distraction or the other. More school, more work, more money, more workouts, more sex, more drugs, more material things, etc. We look in the wrong places for the answers to fully satiate ourself when, in fact, we need to really look within.
Turns out that finding the answer to that question is pretty complicated. By looking within we come face-to-face with memories and demons we would just as quickly runaway from. We spend the majority of our lives doing everything to avoid ourselves when we should be trying to understand ourselves better. Mending those pieces of us that were “mauled" so long ago is one step in finding the right balance in our lives and finding ourselves. To believe in something we need to believe in ourself first; to believe in ourself is to believe in the idea that we are connected to something greater, and that gives hope.
Give yourself at least 20 minutes a day of undisturbed quiet time and just listen to yourself; quiet your mind. You'll be amazed at what you discover and maybe, just maybe you will find what you are missing!
Who you are is why you are here!